Had a very pleasant evening
Had a very pleasant evening and the food was good. Will come again
2/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dinner. I always
Excellent dinner. I always enjoy Pearl and highly recommend it.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good, but can be great!
Overall it was a very pleasant experience. The reason I only rated the food very good is because the desert was a disappointment. It was meant to be a warmed chocolate cake, warmed and moist in the center. It was instead rather dry and crunchy on the outside. The icecream that went with it helped, but it was not at the standard I expect from Pearl. I hope it was a one-off situation, which happens.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special occasion lunch
We requested a private curtained booth and it was granted. Staff very professional and service was excellent. A surprise free birthday dessert was provided with forks for each of us to share. We've enjoyed other special lunches at the Pearl and that is why we chose it on this occasion.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great dinner
I've been going to Pearl since they opened and I've never had a disappointing meal. The people I was with enjoyed the duck and sea scallops and really loved the beet salad. I got the chicken pappardelle and it was creamy and earthy with all the mushrooms. We went at 6PM on a Sunday so it was pretty empty, but service was top-notch.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three of us went for dinner
Three of us went for dinner and had aa excellent meal. We started with the special starter, a soft herb and garlic cheese and crostini dish that was very good but also very small. For the price it coulpd have been a bit bigger. I had a rather new entree the rack of lamb. It was absolutely delicious and very tender. It was served on a bed of cheesy rissotto which wasn't such a good combination. The flavors didn't go together in my opinion. However, I'd have to say the lamb was as good as I have ever had.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great bargain for lunch
A great bargain for lunch and they validate valet parking at the Westin next door.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day brunch
My husband and I took my mom for Mother's Day. We had a nice private table with enough room for her to open her gifts which was nice. The food was excellent. I had a crab omelette, which was cooked perfectly. My mom had the crab cakes, and she really enjoyed them. The only down fall was that my mom ate a whole peppercorn which were in her potatoes. It kind of ruined the rest of her meal. But luckily that didn't happen until the end of the meal. We will definetly be returning. The dinner menu looks awesome!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food in a good location.
Excellent, fresh fish. Portions a little on the small side but quality makes up for it.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Hot Spot in Bellevue
Always a wonderful treat, no matter what you order. Excellent service, food quality and location in the heart of downtown Bellevue. Lively scene, so please, understand that the noise level is not low. The excellent food quality makes up for it.
5/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ladies Night Out
We had a good time... Good food and excellent service. Shelby was wonderful.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Dining Experience
Excellent service. Excellent presenation. Very attentive staff. Not overpriced. Liked the free valet parking. Usually come for special occasions. And we got a complimentary dessert for our anniversary.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pearl Impresses Again
We took advantage of the June special that offers one entree free with the purchase of another entree at a similar price point. We were not disappointed by the food or the service. Portion size is perfect, and dessert was yummy. If one is looking for huge entrees, Pearl is not the place. We prefer reasonable portions with great presentation and flavor. The June special was definitely a nice marketing tool for the summer.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
NW cuisine at moderate prices
The cocktails were delicious with flavorable dishes!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent everything. Only
excellent everything. Only negative, very loud party next door, fortunately we couldn't see then. We heard most of their conversation
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met and Exceeded Expectations
We had a great experience at Pearl on Saturday night. First we arrived a bit early and were delighted to see it was Happy Hour. We had a cocktail in the bar (Buffalo Trace bourbon in the Pearl Manhattan, yum!) The pork belly appetizer was outrageous and all at half price. We went in to our dinner reservation, with a slight glow. Nice table and glad the party of 14 didn't arrive while we were there. The halibut was incredible. We would definitely order it again. Morel mushrooms, peas and asparagus with perfectly cooked fish. The other entree was the sable fish/black cod. Originally, thought it was a tad spicy, though we do love spice. Turned out to be perfect (had to order a bit of bread to wipe up the last of the sauce).
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was easy to navigate
The menu was easy to navigate with a selection that was intriguing. I would return just try other items on the menu.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent price with an excellent smil
Went there for a birthday dinner...great service and attitude. Kind and helpful. Portion was decent and filling.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
very cool little place but
very cool little place but somewhat hard to find. Reasonable prices for the area and has a really nice feel to it.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
great lunch spot
this place is great. the ambiance is very modern without being too over the top. service was amazing and the food quality to cost ratio is beyond belief. this is my new favorite lunch spot.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food and Experience
We had a wonderful dinner at Pearl. The portion size were reasonable, and the selection of apps and entrees was broad, but not overwelming. Chef/Owner Brad Dickenson does a Sablefish and Scallops that were out of this world and the Short Rids w/ Gnochi were fantastic. If you like wine, Pearl has an excellent selection of wines, especially a nice range of Northwest wines.
In addition, Pearl is the happening spot in Bellevue for Happy Hour, and a great happy hour menu. Top notch bartenders and atmosphere.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food. Service a bit off
This was a business dinner with local and international guests. I requested, and received the small private dining room. The private room dramatically reduced the noise level and made for a great atmosphere for a business dinner. None of the others in my party had dined at Pearl before, they were impressed with the entire evening. As a frequent Pearl diner, I know that the service could have been better. Instead of cocktail menus at the start of our meal, we were given dessert menus. The menu and the specials were not explained, drinks were not refilled quickly (both tea/coffee as well as cocktails). More help could have been offered on the wine selection with dinner. Maybe the server tried too hard not to interrupt conversations.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a nice time and enjoyed
We had a nice time and enjoyed the food. Everything was great. I deducted one star only because the server was unable to offer a wine recommendation for an entrée. Otherwise she did a good job.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the food & drinks at Pearl. It's in a "happening" area. We're prepared for the expense.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great drinks, tasty appetizer, delicious entrees, and delightful dessert.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
PEARL Bar & Dining
Met up with a friend for dinner at Pearl Bar & Dining before going to a movie at Lincoln Square. This restaurant was a great choice for us. We were seated right away at a booth that gave us a nice opportunity to catch up. Our friendly and professional waitress offered us the wine list and suggestion for an appetizer to share. The mussels were tasty and plentiful and they were able to customize it, preparing it without the bacon per our request. I ordered the Cioppino and it had lots of fresh fish, shrimp and shellfish. Delicious. We also appreciated that our waitress was attentive and it was easy to keep to our schedule. Nice ambience and nice wines to choose from.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food Good Service
A find if you're looking for good food and good service. Free valet parking at the Westin is a plus.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasant surprise...
... To discover Pearl had a decent Zagat rating which prompted my desire to check it out. Having only had Happy Hour there ( too much a singles scene for me), I did not think to dine. But the convenience coupled with the rating prompted us to try it out. My friend and I enjoyed an early dinner at 6:15. The noise level was low. Service, food & wine excellent. We were able to finish as the dinner crowd arrived. I would go back, for sure.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice variety of fish and seafood.
Nice variety of fish and seafood. The sablefish was outstanding
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this for Sunday night
Sunday night is special here for me...nice and quiet, specials that are yummy and well-priced, and as always attentive service. Love Pearl anytime but Sunday night is my favorite!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A grand surprise
In town often for the Seattle business, and the food scene. This trip was for a medical convention so dined out 4 times ... This was by far the best experience. The service was excellent, and all the food was prepared and presented well.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a large group and the
We had a large group and the service was great. Everybody's meal was excellent. The wait staff was friendly and efficient! Loved it!
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ordered the tempura appetizer,
Ordered the tempura appetizer, a little bland to my taste but my boyfriend was very pleased - and it was inexpensive in the bar during the packed happy hour. Seated on time, service overall very prompt and helpful. Friday night happy to have the reservation. The crowd in the restaurant was happy, loud, many large parties but also room for two. Boiled duck breast with the delicious huckleberry jam sauce - very sweet and filling dish! Surprised by how spicy the sablefish was. Probably perfect for someone who prefers their palate with a kick. I salivate in just remembering the way the sablefish melted - dumplings were forgettable in comparison. Overall an excellent "date night" dining experience.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pearl is a nice restaurant, but it is really noisy and hard to hear. The food was good, but very expensive for what you get. I think there are better restaurants in the Bellevue / Seattle area for the price of Pearl.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a nice restaurant
Overall a nice restaurant and great break from the uber-vibrant Lincoln Square scene. Very attentive staff and only gripes are the spendy wine list and quite small strip steak portion (my filet was bigger than my husband's strip). Food was quite good otherwise.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My guest & I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, wine, and dessert and our server, along with support staff, were wonderful and very accommodating. The sound buffering/blocking needs work in order to provide customers with the ability to have intimate conversations without having to raise their voices.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate
We chose to celebrate my sisters birthday at Pearl and were so glad we did- they're care and attention to the customer is awesome, the food is great, and the ambiance is perfect! We'll definitely be returning
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tried Pearl for first time for Thanksgiving dinner. Generous portions, excellent food. The turkey was moist and tender, and all the fixings. Waiter was attentive, but could have had more knowledge of the wine list and what pairings to make with the dinner, considering the special menu that day.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best seafood dish
Oh my goodness, the pan-seared scallops with ebony risotto was heavenly. The addition of the piquillo pepper sauce made this dish a trifecta of incredible flavors and with just the right proportions. My son had their banana dessert and said it was incredibly tasty. We'll definitely be coming back to this restaurant again to try their other dishes.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM