They had just launched their
They had just launched their new menu and the food was delicious... The service was outstanding... The ambiance was better than expected. The overall experience was outstanding. I would highly recommend checking out this hidden Point Loma gem.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance is vibrant, the
The ambiance is vibrant, the food is fresh and interesting, and I feel like I'm on the set of Benjamin's parents house from The Graduate whenever I go there. The only thing is that there are very few tables in the restaurant itself, so it can be difficult to get a table, especially during their ever-popular and always delicious mimosa brunches. Anyway, love the vibe!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my family here when they
Took my family here when they visited me in San Diego because a friend recommended it. Service was top-notch and food was exceptional. The Pearl has a very cool retro vibe with a giant projector playing old films outside over the pool and 60's tunes that emanate from the stylized bar.
The Brussels sprouts appetizer is enough to make anyone eat their greens, and I also enjoyed the roast duck very much as well as the grilled maple chocolate cake. Good variety of local craft beers and quality California wine.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
There is a variety of locally
There is a variety of locally sourced items and they were deliciously prepared. One recommendation is to add a beef selection to the dinner menu. Having two duck and many pork containing items but no beef was odd. Dessert was yummy too. Our server was helpful and patient, also a gem.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Palm Springs vibe
More intimate than the ads made it look, the Pearl was none the less a pleasant surprise. Dining is around the smallish pool in the interior courtyard of a spiffed up 60's hotel. Loved the duck breast and brocolini--first time I've ever enjoyed that veggie. They have a nice happy hour going until 7pm with some fun draft beers for $3.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Funky little place
We had a great time! Took my friend there for her birthday - at first we were surprised since it's in a hotel but it's kind of funky-retro...the drinks were great - the food FANTASTIC! We had a great server too! The kitchen was a bit slow - but we weren't in a hurry- because they were late serving us dinner, they gave us free dessert - which was also INCREDIBLE! Definitely recommend - don't be thrown off by the quirkiness of the place - it's very cool!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience!
We went there for Mother's Day Brunch and had a great time. Each of us had a different dish, and all were outstanding. I ordered the basics that day, and my eggs were cooked perfectly, my biscuit warm and fluffy, and the bacon was wonderful. Our service was attentive, but relaxed. We all decided we need to go to The Pearl more often.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went here for a first date and went back a month later. Such a great place with good food and a good atmosphere.
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining Retro Hotel Pool Bar
The service is always excellent. The food is inventive from locally sourced sustainable providers. Our party had the duck breast, the grouper, and the the burger. All were delighted with the meal. Outstanding brussel spouts and kale salad for sides. The only downside is the price tag.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great. My 4 children loved the place and food. I enjoyed it but it probably caters to a younger crowd. I'm 81. My only negative remark is that my Chicken Breast was a little tough. Everyone else that the food was great. I think the movie is a nice idea.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service :)
Servers were very friendly and helpful! Food was tasty! Will return...
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where to begin... so amazing!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Pearl and EAT. Every tiny detail from the friendly staff, brilliant menu, to the ambiance and decor! We had a blast and will come back (and stay) next time we're in town!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Pearl was a word of mouth recommendation. Wow, what a fantastic dining experience.
The food was fantastic, our waitress was knowledgable and not afraid to give recommendations. Cocktails came in a very cool little copper pot. We LOVED the Pearl, definitely will return again.
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for food and cocktails. The Italian speck was great. The mussels and pomme frites were excellent. Put the kids in the pool, grab a cocktail, watch the movie on the outdoor screen, and eat some good grub. Service is good too!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Pearl is a Gem
This has been 100% my favorite restaurant since the first time I tried it. The food is amazing their service is always friendly and helpful and the mid-century, kick-back, speak easy feel is perfect. The hotel rooms are clean and comfortable and the pool is an oasis. Small and subtle, you might miss this place when you are driving, but it is a must see. Follow them on face book too!!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great little find! We had a great time here. 2 young children, 2 teens and my husband and I dined on a wonderful menu while the kids swam in the pool and swung in the hammocks. It's hard to find a kid friendly place with a good menu and good ambiance if you don't care for restaurants like Corvette Diner. The service was fantastic. Drinks good. Food was great. We ALMOST didn't go. When you arrive outside, it looks like an old dive motel (nicely kept up, but still, not thinking it would have contained a great little restaurant inside.). GO IN!!!! We only did because we read the reviews on OpenTable. So glad we did. Wonderful!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was very friendly
The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I love that the produce and meats were organic. I won't eat chicken in a restaurant, but I had no fear at the Pearl. The food was very tasty and presented nicely. I love that it's a neighborhood, funky place with good eats. The house wine was outstanding at happy hour price of 5.00. I thought it was worth more than 5. :) I normally will only drink one glass of a happy hour wine, but this night I had to have two with my meal. They run old movies on the TV and they also have a big screen. If you stay there, you can jump in the pool and watch old movies. How fun is that.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing as always
The restaurant is a little hard to find, since you would never think that the inside is what it is based on the location of the restaurant. When you stand outside and really see the design, it's amazing. The inside is even more incredible and the food exceeds expectations. I highly recommend making a reservation, as this place is always packed (even the bar). I don't think I can elaborate on how awesome this place...you'll just have to go see for yourself. I promise you'll be glad you did.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the look and feel
We live close by so we go there more than most people I guess. The Pearl is a hidden secret place. You'd never think to drive by and just drop in but once you do you'll keep coming back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and fun!
Our first time here, and it was really fun! A good menu (although sparse for vegetarians). They were willing to leave out the bacon on the kale Caesar :)
The mussels were amazing, and we took the server's advice to order pommes frites to add to the broth so that none went to waste.
Had a signature cocktail (the white manhattan) which was very good.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food! Great ambiance! The most friendly staff we've experienced in a long time!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at the pearl was amazing. We started with the mussels, Brussle sprouts and garlic bread. Then I had a burger with truffle oil. I'm going back soon.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
-Wasn't sure what to expect but we'd always wanted to try out the Pearl. It was a special occasion and I wanted to surprise my mate and requested a secluded table when making reservations. We got there and they were extremely accommodating and wanted to be sure we were happy with the table. We were! Our waiter was personable, efficient and well trained which is most important. We wanted for nothing. Food was yummy to boot. All around a wonderful evening.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
someplace completely different
An interesting use of space to create a fun and different ambiance. Menu was varied, and the 3 dishes we had were very good - I'd be happy to have them again. The cocktails were creative and delicious. Service was attentive to the need to attend a concert at Humphrey's.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time here was every
Second time here was every bit as good as the first.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, cool place, worth it
First time there, the place is cool, inside bar seating for partiers, outside poolside seating for romantics. The food is delicious, perfect amount, expertly cooked. The specialty drinks are classics with a unique twist. I think the thing that I most appreciated was the service. Anymore when you go to a restaurant you feel like just a customer, here they were so polite and attentive, from our server to the bartender, we were greeted as soon as we came in and we were thanked as we left. I would highly recommend this place.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place! Great service, great food, amazing chef!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love The Pearl
From the first step in, I was sold. The dim lighting, the friendly chatter, and the music all had me.
Loved the entire experience.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute date spot
And that's sums it
Food is ok.. Nothing great. Brussels sprouts are burned. Do not order them. Cheese plate is ok. The pear salad is very good!
I would be back for small bites to eat and drinks. Cute spot
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mid century gem
A very cool and hip place to be. Great menu plus drinks good happy hour, $1 oysters, and $3 craft beers. The design is one of the best I have seen in the city. Service was very good. The restaurant is small but very cozy and mostly outdoors around a courtyard pool. Love the old movies and tv shows they have on the big screen over the pool.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not only was the food immaculate,
Not only was the food immaculate, but the service was what made this experience worth while. We chose to stay at the Pearl for our 3 year wedding anniversary. From beginning to end, the dinner portion of our stay was amazing. We had the brussel sprouts as an appetizer and the duck for our main course. The amazing mule's and great choice of craft beer also went well with our dish. Overall, I will be returning, suggesting, and recommending this place to everyone! thanks!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place The Pearl
Loved the details of the interiors, the service, the friendliness of the staff and the great steak....
Drinks were awesome!
The movie sound sometimes was too low because of the chatter and could not hear the dialog. However, the Pearl makes honor to its name, because in the middle of a number of hotels in Point loma, this little boutique hotel sets a standard with its own personality.
I would recommend this place to anyone and specially couples seeking a date night getaway...fabulous!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My new favorite place
I love all things about the pearl. To name a few:
1. Every new server I meet makes me want to be friends with them
2. The food is exceptional. There are few places that keep my burger and soda-loving husband happy while at the same time satisfying my need for great beer and wine (and food adults love).
3. Game lounge. This place is so perfect for date and anniversaries.
4. Overall decor and atmosphere: feels modern and tastefully quirky
5. The private patio: The Pearl was very accommodating of my party of nurses who couldn't all make it on time. I appreciate the flexibility.
I could go on and on. I am sure I will find a new reason to love this place very time I go. Oh, and MOVIE NIGHTS!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
All so good..as always
We ordered the French fries as always..which were killer, hot, excellent..The porkchop with tomato polenta was the bomb, so awesome...but the Vegetable Barigoule For $17 was very disappointing. Really small portion, First ingredient is Artichokes, there were two smalls halves in the broth we rest and remaining appropriate ingredients. Very very weak...The good news is I found something I don't need to order again..everything is always so good..
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM