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The Pearl

12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
+1 508-228-9701
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried lobster” (15 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was our second visit to the Pearl and I am not sure if we will return for a third visit. Our first visit was a delightful one so this time that we returned to the island I made sure to make reservation in advance...More

Thank yoga4fun16
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, I am sorry we did not meet your previous experience or expectations. I have shared your review with our team in an effort to makes certain our hospitality protocols are met, thanking and welcoming our guests is...More

Reviewed 26 August 2016

Whenever i visit Nantucket the Pearl is a must visit. Angela and Seth are a great husband & wife team that complement each other very well. Always welcoming and food always perfect. There are just so many delicious options to pick from. Therefore always over...More

Thank kristen l
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016

Thank you!! We love our legion of repeat guests so very much. It is truly the reason we keep doing this every year. The hours are insane, staffing is never a piece of cake and housing is disappearing. However, sharing the best moments at table...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

Really enjoyed our dining experience. We each had the tuna martini, and for entrees the wok fried lobster which was fabulous as was the soft shell crab. Nice wine list and helpful Somm who steered us in right direction to a producer neither of us...More

Thank ellen5181
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2016

Thank you for joining us! I am getting a rare moment to catch up on my responses to our guests. We are unable to take the Tuna Martini or Wok Fried Lobster of the menu, on the very rare occasion ( only once ) we...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My third visit here, and probably the best in terms of a successful fusion execution, Asian flavors merged with New England coastal cuisine. The small plates were delectable, the halibut cooked to moist perfection. The shrimp dumplings were scrumptious with a finely nuanced dipping sauce....More

Thank Justine E
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Sleek, popular restaurant with pan-Asian menu. Unfortunately, neither the food nor the service lived up to the reputation. The couple at the table next to us dropped a name, and received the VIP treatment. When we told the waiter we were all hungry and wanted...More

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Hello, I am very sorry to learn of your experience at The Pearl. I am originally, from Wisconsin. While it may not be the same as Des Moines, us mid-westerners stick up for each other. I am guessing you are not actually from Des Moines....More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

Went for dinner on 8/6/16 and the service was worse than horrible. It took 60 minutes to get appetizers and when we did finally get them, only half the table got them. The server told us "the line was very busy and food comes out...More

Thank Joanna B
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Hello, I am sorry your experience did not meet your expectations or our standards for hospitality. The pearl was very busy and lively to say the least on the evening you joined us, it is disappointing that we did not rectify the timing or the...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016

As a summer resident of Nantucket I have many choices when it comes to restaurants. The Pearl has been a favorite for many years and is one of my 3 top restaurants on the island. The wait service is excellent. The restaurant is spotless. The...More

Thank Mrellgee
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Hello, Thank you, thank you! You have made my day! We truly love what we do, sharing our tables with our guests gives us great satisfaction and such pleasure. Our team works very hard to exceed the standards we set on a nightly basis, this...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Another one of Nantucket's gems! Great food, great service, lovely dining room. Make it a point to go once a season.

Thank skimama160
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you, our pleasure to have you join us again! Angela

Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you enjoy fresh, Asian inspired dishes, you will be overly impressed with The Pearl! We didn't have a reservation, so when we walked in - we were happy to be seated at the bar. The Pearl has a great list of specialty drinks and...More

Thank Cindy27M
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you for joining us at the Pearl Bar! Bar dining is such a great option and one of the best ways to try and sneak in during August. Cheers! Angela

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious dinner that definitely didn't disappoint. Terrific cocktails, really tasty appetizers (the Filipino lumpia was divine) and super entrees (my son and I split the Japanese steak - steak was excellent but the fries - oh my were they good). All served up with nice...More

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Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you for joining us! The Japanese Steak Frites is one of our most popular dishes and a personal favorite. Prime Porterhouse is such a great cut of meat to prepare and share ( if you are inclined! ) Many thanks, Angela

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29 July 2018|
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Response from Angela R | Property representative |
The Lobster as prepared in our signature dish is not GF, however we are happy to make a GF Lonster dish for you upon request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9701
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Unique Coastal Kitchen & Drinks. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New England - New England Travel & Life. Best of Award of Excellence Wine Spectator 2017. ZAGAT top table. Executive Chef-Owners, Angela & Seth Raynor have been recognized locally and nationally for culinary innovation, beautiful decor and warm hospitality. Wok Fried Lobster | Prime Porterhouse for 2 | Dinner only- Mid-May thru Columbus Day
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