MICHELIN Guide 2019

Pearl Oyster Bar

  • 18 Cornelia St., New York, 10014
  • 25 - 50 USD • Seafood
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Pearl Oyster Bar

  • 18 Cornelia St., New York
  • 25 - 50 USD • Seafood
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It’s not hard to find a lobster roll in this city, and for that we can thank Rebecca Charles. This seafood institution—inspired by Charles’ childhood summers spent in Maine—has been stuffing sweet lobster meat into split-top rolls since 1997. The two-room setting offers a choice: counter seating or table service. Wood furnishings and white walls are low-key; beachy memorabilia perks up the space. Start the meal by slurping your way through a classic chilled shellfish platter before tucking into that signature lobster roll, served alongside a tower of shoestring fries. The kitchen shines in daily specials, too, such as the grilled lobster served with corn pudding or pan-roasted wild bass. A hot fudge sundae is an appropriately nostalgic finish.

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  • The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
  • ò Comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers


+1 212-691-8211
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner Mon - Sat

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