Great foodThis was a fun place for a special occasion and to try something different. The food was fantastic and drinks were great too. The restaurant was busy so the service was a little slow, 10 minutes before our waiter came to the table in the beginning, but after that he was very attentive.
Over all, great new place in town. Next time I want to sit by the open store-front!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMust returnToo many good things on the menu is a good thing! We will definitely be back5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly the gem of all CMI've been several times now and each time I love it. We took friends from California and another couple who all absolutely loved it andcan't wait to come back.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Pearl is truly a gem!Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent atmosphere. I can't say enough good things about my recent night at The Pearl. I will definitely go back. Another bright spot in the best neighborhood in Columbus.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious! TheThe food was delicious! The pricing was appropriate! Can't wait to return!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMabsolutely fabulous!We had a WONDERFUL Mother's Day brunch at The Pearl. Columbus's dining scene is full of great restaurants and yet the Pearl has already managed to become one of my favorites. Unsurpassed service and food. Everything on the menu a delight! I've had the Tavern Benny and the Huevos Rancheros... both unbelievably delicious! I've tried bits of the pancakes and grilled cheese as well, you can't go wrong! Love this place! (and so reasonably priced as well!)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPearlifficMy wife and I attended the Pearl for a combined birthday and Mother's Day celebration. The food was phenomenal. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates, spinach salad and dressed blue crab as appetizers. They were all perfectly sized and tasty. My wife had the pub burger and I had the chicken wings confit and they exceeded all expectations. We were simply too full for dessert.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat conceptIt is nice to see this concept in the CM line-up! The food was good, the service was GREAT, and the wine list is nice. I was left a bit flat by the punch offerings - have had much better offerings at a couple of NY "GastroPub" establishments. We had reservations at 7pm, we arrived at 6:45 and were not seated until 7:20! Although we were offered a high 4-top in the bar at 7pm, (our reservations were for 8 people - 5 people showed) we turned it down due to the lack of space in the bar area. In all, we had a good time, but not sure we would go back as a group. However, I think my husband and I will venture back in the near future!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMthe pearl is awesomeFood was awesome as was the service and the decor was very nice. A little pricey but worth it. CM restaurants are great.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWife's birthday dinnerThis place was amazing! The staff has an excellent knowledge of the menu and are very helpful. The pricing is very reasonable and the food is fresh. I have already recommended it to many people. It is a busy place (two hour wait on Tuesday night), so be sure to make reservations. Well worth it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMfried chicken is excellentHad the southern fried chicken. Chicken was moist, tender, flavorful, not greasy. Top notch. I found it needed a little salt, but this wasn't a problem. The sticky bun it came with was also breast, as was a beet salad I ordered. The collard greens though were far too salty for my taste.
My wife had the fish and chips. Fish was good but the fries were not so great. They tasted a little burnt or as if they'd been fried in oil that needed changing.
The kids liked their burgers but weren't crazy about the fries either. Overall, the fried chicken is so wonderful that it's worth a visit, but not everything we tried hit the same home run.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall Great ExperienceMy husband and I found The Pearl while browsing through the restaurants on Open Table, looking for something new. When we arrived, we were seated immediately and I loved the atmosphere and "style" of the restaurant. At our table, there were mason jars for our water glasses! The menu was small, but you could tell that each dish was carefully selected. We ended up ordering the parmesan baked clams, the Ricotta Dumplings and the special, which was a Red Snapper. Every single dish was delicious and we would highly reccomend the food again and again. The only drawback would be the portion size vs. the price and even then it wasn't like I left hungry. Oh... and we had the pleasure of sitting next to Mayor Coleman :)5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNice new restaurant in Short NorthThe menu is very limited - not a broad selection. The fish & chips were very good - the tarter sauces was VERY good! Cocktails were good. Loved the decor of the restaurant.. Service was very good. We had reservations & I highly suggested having them. All-in-all it was a great experience - just wish the menu had a better or bigger variety.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNiceEverything was very good about our dinner at the Pearl. There was little wait for either our drinks or food. Service was attentive. Noise level was high--dfficult to have any lengthy conversations.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ExperienceThe atmosphere is cool and the food was outstanding as I have come to expect from Cameron Mitchell Properties. The real treat for me was the staff. Restaurant employees create and maintain the energy of any dining establishment. From the second my party walked through the door at Pearl we felt welcomed. The energy level was high, even at 3:00 in the afternoon. Service and product knowledge were both off the chart good which was important since we were ordering oysters and had limited knowledge regarding a couple of the varieties offered. After dining we stopped at the bar for a couple of extra beers and found the bar staff to be excellent as well. Highly recommend Pearl.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting but averageWe were interested in trying this new place. It was a nice night and the bar was open to the outside. Our seating at a round high table was OK but not totally comfortable. The waitress was great. The menu was limited and the overall quality was just average. I wouldn't travel to the Short North for this but would choose a local bar and grill.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experienceMy boyfriend and I had an amazing time at this restaurant - the people, the decor, the food - all amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and I will be going back!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFried Chicken in the Short NorthThis is a favorite new destination. Great, eclectic mix of a menu that is definitely for foodies. On this visit I finally got around to trying the Fried Chicken. Served southern-style with four very manageable pieces with perfectly crispy, light, seasoned coating wrapped around juicy, tender meat. The greens were vinegary and authentic and the cinnamon sweet roll in the basket was the perfect butter-sugar delivery system in a soft, sweet dough.
Our server recommended a great IPA for me and the beer list alone is worth the trip -- paired with the dozen icy cold oysters and sauces it was a great way to start the meal. Can't visit this place enough!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was stellar. FoodEverything was stellar. Food was absolutely amazing with an emphasis on the fried chicken and sticky bun. The punch was not only delicious, but unique and a great way to share cocktails amongst friends. Katie was friendly, attentive and charming. The Pearl is a great hit and I can't wait to go again on my next trip to Columbus5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat casual placeReally enjoyed the Peral. The oysters were delicious and the atmosphere was fun. The menu was diverse and my entree, the hangar steak was delicious. My only complaint was that the fish selection was a bit of a challenge in that they were compared to salmon and if you don't like salmon, you had to go the fried route. Outside of that, very enjoyable.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAn exceptional experience!An exceptional experience! Took our daughter to The Pearl for her 16th birthday (her choice) and the whole evening was perfect. The staff greeted her with a virgin "birthday" cocktail. Numerous staff members stopped by our table to tell her Happy Birthday. She loved her meal and even said she wanted to come back to The Pearl on her 17th birthday. She finished off her meal with a fabulous dessert!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMa little cramped and a littlea little cramped and a little expensive but the food is glorious... try to get a seat near the open windows in the spring/summer!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic PearlsLike a string of pearls that are basic and goes with everything so does the "Pearl". This is our third visit and the second for brunch. The bloody mary and smoked salmon is our favorites for brunch. Most the appetizers are very good. I had the grilled cheese sandwich with pear and I wasn't impressed. My son was disappointed in the heuvo rancheros. He thought they had a funky sweet taste. We hear the fried chicken is good and are looking forward to trying it next time. Like all CM restaurants there is more good about the Pearl than bad and we will continue to visit.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI went twice in a week becauseI went twice in a week because when you find great food and service combined, you want to share it with great friends!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place - haven't hadGreat place - haven't had the brunch YET but have heard it is incredible. The deviled eggs are amazing. Salmon cooked to perfection.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable time at very well-runEnjoyable time at very well-run establishment. The menu is unique yet familiar enough to provide an option for everyone in your group. Perfect fit for the Short North neighborhood!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. LoveGreat food and service. Love the oysters and blackberry and sugar pies. Very noisy.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe design was wonderful.The design was wonderful. Just the right amount of quirkiness. Very comfortable Just great. I can say the same for the staff. They seemed just right for the environment of the restaurant. The menu was interesting......and enough different that we had to ask questions, which I like. I had salmon which was undercooked for my taste although I know many people prefer it that way. We enjoyed the oysters and deviled eggs! I love the name, "The Pearl".4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMmixed but hopefulfrench fries were cold and not crisp; fish and chips; the fish was mostly batter and grease;
salad was very good; cajun oysters were served cold;4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Delicious!Loved it! Delicious! Service was so fast on everything!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAll of the food that we orderedAll of the food that we ordered was excellent. Great beer list as well.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMReally loved the fun drinkReally loved the fun drink menu, and the service was fantastic!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was some of theThe service was some of the best we received in Columbus. The food was very very good, however a little more bland that we expected.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMjust love everything about PearlIt has become on our favorites. When your twelve year old is excited to hear that's where your headed, that says something. Made it there for the transition from brunch to dinner. We all ordered off the brunch menu. Once again we were impressed with what each of us ordered that we all shared.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat New PlaceFood was absolutely delicious .Seating is a little to close together.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCool environment with friendlyCool environment with friendly service and over priced food. The food was good but not good enough for the price I paid. I would go back for happy hour special but not for dinner and I would try the brunch4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat OystersWe heard that this place has their oysters flown in daily, and judging from the quality and price it's true! The Pearl has several varieties of east coast oysters as well as some from the west coast. You'll pay almost $3 per oyster, but remember that you're in Ohio--you don't really want bargain oysters this far inland, and these were worth every penny. My group of four had 2 dozen, along with drinks and appetizers. Everything we tried was delicious, fresh, and delivered by friendly servers--the manager was also great. Even though we arrived much earlier than our reservation time he sat us immediately. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves fresh seafood. Tip: oyster bar in front is first come, first served.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo people in our party hadTwo people in our party had the braised short ribs over horseradish mashed potatoes. That dish got rave reviews. A third guest opted for the special which was Scottish salmon and quinoa. She was delighted with her selection as well. The final guest had the fried chicken. That got mediocre review. Didn't appear to be fully cooked and the cinnamon roll side made for a strange combo. Atmosphere was loud, every energetic, very crowded. Tables close together. We sat in back where it was a bit easier to converse rather than the bar area where we started out. Will try this restaurant again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyed the foodThoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience. The oysters are fabulous!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to the Pearl for ourWent to the Pearl for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The service and wait staff were excellent. Great selection and variety on the menu. Had oysters on the half shell as an appetizer and they were great. For dinner I had the Pork dish. The chop was a little over done and tough, but the flavor was out of this world. Overall it was great and we will be back..4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMName says it allAnother great night at the Pearl. Be aware reservations are a must. Unique Menu
Spoon Bread is a must try. Husband loves the Belgium beer on tap4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe drinks, food and serviceThe drinks, food and service was spectacular. We enjoyed our dining experience and will be back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMwe had a great time. we werewe had a great time. we were 5 minutes late for our reservation, but we weren't seated until 20 minutes after that. not sure if that was because we were late - no explanation from the staff. service was great, it is a fun, hip place, but i have to say it would not be a go-to place for me. i'm just not that cool.....:)4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI just want to say everythingI just want to say everything was fantastic!! The spoon bread and devils on horseback were so tasty!!
We ordered hanger steak and the salmon (the fish special that night) both were delicious!!
We ate at the bar which was very enjoyable! Steve and Brendon were so attentive, knowledgeable, and funny!
Thanks guys for a great experience!!!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCameron's new gem!The Pearl was just as I expected a Cameron Mitchell restaurant to be: unique items, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. The "Devils on Horseback" appetizer was incredibly tasty and the "Bourbon Apple Punch" was a great combination of flavors. Plan ahead as reservation times fill up fast4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and appetizers wereThe food and appetizers were very good. This will be another Cameron Mitchell success in Columbus!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic night - great food,Fantastic night - great food, awesome bar and wonderful server. The best new restaurant in Columbus in a long time! We will definitely be back often!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA unique creation for ColumbusA unique creation for Columbus that offers creative options for a nice balance from traditional Ohio menu choices.
Seafood was good, both the char and salmon, but not outstanding.
Burgers are ground on site daily and were solid. For $15, they should be.
Many choices for oysters and I would recommend trying whichever style you like or might want to sample.
The apple pie with blackberries might be seasonal, but I recommend you try it the next time you stop in.
Floors can be a bit on the slippery side, depending on what footwear you have on. Keep that in mind when taking your first steps into The Pearl.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite restaurant!The Pearl lived up to its hype! This is a must-try restaurant in Columbus. Service was great! Our group ordered the shellfish tower and a couple of entrees to share. We enjoyed it all! The grilled cheese is unique and mouth-watering. The shellfish was fresh and tasty. I'm still thinking about those oysters days later! The energy was lively and patrons seemed to be enjoying themselves. I know we did. You need to make a reservation so make sure you do so a few days ahead of time. All in all, a great experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFun restaurant. We were atFun restaurant. We were at front window table. Good food.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM