The Pearl
The Pearl

The Pearl

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thepearlrockland.com/index.html
  • Phone: 2075949889x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday 4pm-1am (kitchen closes at 12am)
    Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm
    -dinner 5pm-12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Michele Ragussis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Pearl
Chef Michele changes menu daily to ensure only the freshest ingredients.
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The Pearl reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.1
  • Food3.4
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
47% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (17)great for outdoor dining (10)fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (5)romantic (3)special occasion (3)kid-friendly (2)good for groups (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Closed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We made a reservation and when we arrived we found that "Pearl" had closed for the season. I can' rate something that wasn't open.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The Pearl was not open on the night that we had reservations.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Didn't seem worth the price tag
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We found the Pearl to be a little pricey for the cuisine, a little slow to get us going for happy hour and with our orders... surprising for an early reservation (5:30). The food was good, but not great. One bummer was that the burger my brother ordered "medium rare", came out charred. To the Pearl's credit, they wiped it from the bill and offered us a free dessert. Cool spot on the water. Very nice bar. Nice people. d
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • identity crisis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a decent meal at the Pearl, but spent way too much money for what it was. it seems stuck between being a fancy celebrity chef place and a solid on water seafood place, and it doesn't know which it should do. owned by some food network chef we've never heard of b/c we don't follow that stuff we weren't impressed by that. The linguini vongole was very good, but besides that we weren't impressed. better to find a lobster shack that is BYOB and has a life changing lobster roll.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommended
    Mainah
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Only good thing about The Pearl is the view. My wife and I and another couple can't understand how anyone could give them high rank for food or service. We had to ask for water and bread, our empty salad dishes remained on table throughout the meal. All main course plates were cold as were side vegetables and potato. Linguini was dry with no sauce, swordfish was overcooked and scallops were set on top of canned creme corn with 3 tiny pieces of prosciutto. Wait staff performed as if working at a picnic table establishment not where a couple spend $100+ for dinner. Don't waste your time going here for dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef needs to reign in the clowns
    PriscillaBeach
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food really was tasty (we were told that the "chef" was cooking that night) but the staff thought everything was a joke. At one point a waiter said, "this is my last night I've already checked out". Young lady leading people to their table was having drinks at the bar with friends and fooling with the bartenders. No respect for the customers. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thoroughly unimpressed
    Jgosox
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Place is dark and filthy dirty. We arrived with our Open Table confirm and hostess just dismissed it and said they never get that info ,so she couldn't give us a prime table and shuttled us out to a rickety picnic table that hadn't been painted or cleaned in years. All four chairs at the the table were broken. Waitress, while friendly, seemed to not have a clue about the menu or wine. We asked for a wine recommendation with dinner and were told she wouldn't know a white from a red if her life depended on it. Food was unremarkable in every way. We'd never return or recommend it to anyone
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a hit.
    Moose
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our favorite place to take visitors for the view, the celebrity chef and of course the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss it!
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A great meal. Our server was fantastic. Had a good chat with Michele Ragussis. She was fun and energetic. Had the mushroom ravioli - perfectly done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food didn't live up to the prices
    Chuck
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Booked online and an hour before our reservation got a call saying they could only seat us outside on a very cool evening. Not a great start but it worked out. Appetisers ok but a bit skimpy. Crab pasta good but really nothing special for $28. Steak could have been purchased at the local supermarket-uneven cut and just ok. Wine list very small. With a cocktail each and tip(no wine) the bill was $130. For that I expect more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with a view!
    Kingster
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I've never dined in Rockland, for all the years I've been in Maine. My wife and I took the opportunity to do so when we were up in the area dropping our kids off at camp - and we're so happy that we did. The Pearl is right on the water in the Rockland port (next to where the ferries leave from) and it offers a great view of the Harbor. Being right on water, you would expect it to have great seafood, and it doesn't disappoint! From craft beers, to great wine selection, incredible fresh (and, in many cases local) fish, along with a nice selection of meats for the meat eaters in your party, Chef Michele Ragussis (of Food Network fame) has you covered!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food in a rustic setting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Located at very end of a pier with scenic views of the harbor. A tight menu leaning heavily towards fresh seafood. We found both the food and setting to be wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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