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Rusty
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Best little restaurant in Richmond and the servers are the greatest!

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vipDrDwightJones
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Saw a mouse

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LuvAvonNC
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pearl is a little hidden gem on W Main St! Being a Tuesday evening, it was fairly quiet, but most tables were taken. The service was efficient, our waitress was very personable and knew about the different items on the menu. The oysters were excellent as was the crab legs and mussel appetizer we had. I would highly recommend and will be returning as well!

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MandyH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun location, festive atmosphere, superb service, and very good food.

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NewtoRVA
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Pearl Raw Bar and we'll definitely be back. I loved their vegetarian options and my husband really appreciated the meat and fish options. Seems no matter what you order, it's all good!

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters and crab dip were delicious! The limeade drink was excellent, I could drink one every day. Our server was delightful--attentive and very nice. We will definitely return to Pearl Raw Bar.

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DavidP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pearl is usually our go to seafood restaurant in Richmond, 👍🏼

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jonathang
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing drinks! Amazing service! (Translation)

I am Groot! I am Groot! I am Groot!

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Chandra
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happy Hour is one of the best. Oysters were fresh and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The drinks were very average, food portions we small and the ambiance was very blah.

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SallyR
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chelsea was an excellent server, worked hard to get our food to us when the kitchen was a little backed up. Everything was delicious.

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RobertM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very LOUD atmosphere, not a place to go if you want to have a dinner meeting.

Service lacked, took longer to get get cold apps than it did to get hit entrees.

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BradleyS
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food with even better service. I would recommend to those that love seafood. However, my wife and I went on a weeknight and the setting was great, but I do think that on a weekend this place can get loud and crowded (again, not positive) because of how nice it is.

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JustinL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pearl Raw Bar is a wonderful "hole in the wall". They have a variety of menu items to choose from and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was exactly what I needed to pull off my mother's birthday brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unbelievable deal for HH oysters and apps. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped here n for oysters when heading to Top Sail N.C. from Pittsburgh Pa. the service was incredible and sous chef was extremely accommodating. We highly recommend Pearl. Very nice town as well.

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Elizabeth
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We came to Pearl for our wedding anniversary, I noted this special occasion on our OpenTable reservation as well. Our experience was anything but special...service was lackluster, food was OK - not great. My husband and I will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! We got the gin blossom martini and it tasted a lot like lemonade, super refreshing! Then we got the fish and chips and the blackened tuna. Everything was delicious and very quick.

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KatyS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for date night or out with friends. Everything we had was wonderful from the raw oysters and steamed crab legs to the brussel sprouts and mahi mahi. Service was friendly and attentive. Specialty drinks did not disappoint! Wish we lived closer so we could partake more. Will definitely be back next time through the area!

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SHANTELG
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my time at Pearl this weekend! The service and atmosphere were great! The only teeny issue was my food wasn't piping hot but I chalked that up to having such a large party. Overall my experience was great!

P.s. The white cranberry mimosa is to die for!

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viprick
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Better for lunch/brunch than supper
Great bar

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vipVAbelle12
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My friend and I attended for brunch, I love the fact that you can make reservations! The restaurant wasn’t super crowded and the food and brunch drinks were yummy!

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vipdiascund
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food very good. Oyster stew, Oyster PoBoy, raw oysters, soft shell crab not. Sauvignon Blanc (2), Prosecco. Service good. Will return

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DaveB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really fresh seafood! Our new favorite raw bar in Richmond!

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CliffN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I asked for a fried oyster dinner. The waitress said all we have is a fried oyster appetizer. Instead if saying let me see if I can get you what you want she said "I'm sorry". Well if you have the appetizer you can certainly create the entree. We left & won't be back.

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CaryG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I’ve been many times and enjoyed it but the food on Sunday mediocre I do like overall vibe though

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vipMicheleG
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Oysters were really good.

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DML807
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I used to frequent Pearls Raw Bar when I lived in the city. Now visiting from out of town we choose it for Mothers day brunch. The service was good, but clearly busy so some things lagged. We order Ham and Cheese omelet, on the menu it clarified the ham being VA Ham but came out filled with chopped up lunch meat. Another guest in our party ordered Eggs Benedict and one pouched egg was lacking a liquid center and was essentially hard boiled.

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WillisP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Good seafood. Excellent drinks, however we ordered something off of the chalk board and it turned out to be a higher price than listed on the board. When we got the bill, the waitress basically said oops, our mistake, but too bad for you. We were also supposed to get shrimp with our seafood platter, but they forgot to include it.

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WaltJ
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and drink selection. Love the patio seating.

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JS57
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, some of the best seafood I've had in Richmond. Back room atmosphere was great-quiet, cool, comfortable. Wait staff awesome. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We went in for restaurant week to check out a new spot. The food was okay. I had the shrimp and lobster pasta and had to add quite a bit of salt to help with the flavor. My mom had a steak that was a little over cooked and her fries were cold by the time she got her food. The desserts were delicious and the best part of the meal. Overall, just an okay experience.

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vipRSH12
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Solid dinner. Food was solid but definitely over salted. The back room also had an odd smell and the tables were sticky. Service was good.

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Bill
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. We had a server in training, but she was fine, just a little slow.

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vipJack1Richmond
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was too salty. The raw oysters were very good, thanks to being from Virginia and they were fresh. The salmon and vegetables were too salty.

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andih
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place- always good, always friendly. Very good happy hour.

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luv2eat
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, it was very fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second time I’ve been and it didn’t disappoint. Very good quality food. Portions and price equal each other. Wish their beer list was more local. Very nice place

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TykeshaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I thought everything was really nice, the service, the atmosphere and the food portions were nice but my order of the fish tacos with the cabbage they put inside it, the vinegar was a bit over powering everything else. Overall nice dining experience. I would go back.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was great. Oysters were awesome (even though they were out of the Ruby Salts, my favorites). Management and Server were also awesome. The problem... The Kitchen. I ordered a simple wedge salad with my oysters for dinner. The salad arrived after I'd paid the bill. Our server kept trying to get the salad and got grief from the kitchen. Pretty sad when a $150 dinner can't be completed with a chunk of lettuce, some dressing and a few bits of bacon.

We'll go back - we love the place - but the kitchen dropped the ball this night.

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