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Charles + Dinorah’s - Pearl Hotel

4.8
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36 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
It’s our love letter to the original husband-wife owners of The Pearl Hotel who embarked on their journey to create the Sportsman's Lodge in the 1960s. Decades and a name change later, we’re paying homage to the property’s history through this namesake neighborhood eatery.

Charles and Dinorah delivers an adventurous, yet approachable dining destination for both travelers and locals alike – offering the opportunity to experience familiar dishes prepared through a global lens.

Always seasonal and market-driven, and best shared with a communal spirit, our menu's playful riffs can be enjoyed in the restaurant, over the bar or at our relaxed poolside tables.

Neat, up, on the rocks. No matter how you shake it, Charles and Dinorah would approve.

Experiences

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Explore unique dining experiences for every mood—from prix-fixe menus to can't-miss promotions.

Special menus

  • Dinner + a Movie - Psycho

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     $50.00 per person
    Oct 28, 2020 only
    As if you need a reason for poolside dinner and movie?! Join us at The Pearl Hotel as we dine al fresco with a special viewing of Psycho on the big screen. Get a three-course dinner from Charles + Dinorah and opt for the movie-themed cocktail. We'll even have popcorn.
  • Dinner + a Movie - The Big Lebowski

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     $50.00 per person
    Nov 4, 2020 only
    As if you need a reason for poolside dinner and movie?! Join us at The Pearl Hotel as we dine al fresco with a special viewing of The Big Lebowski on the big screen. Get a three-course dinner from Charles + Dinorah and opt for the movie-themed cocktail. We'll even have popcorn.
  • Dinner + a Movie - Bridesmaids

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     $50.00 per person
    Nov 11, 2020 only
    As if you need a reason for poolside dinner and movie?! Join us at The Pearl Hotel as we dine al fresco with a special viewing of Bridesmaids on the big screen. Get a three-course dinner from Charles + Dinorah and opt for the movie-themed cocktail. We'll even have popcorn.
  • Dinner + a Movie - Anchorman

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     $50.00 per person
    Nov 18, 2020 only
    As if you need a reason for poolside dinner and movie?! Join us at The Pearl Hotel as we dine al fresco with a special viewing of Anchorman on the big screen. Get a three-course dinner from Charles + Dinorah and opt for the movie-themed cocktail. We'll even have popcorn.
  • Dinner + a Movie - The Life Aquatic

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     $50.00 per person
    Nov 25, 2020 only
    As if you need a reason for poolside dinner and movie?! Join us at The Pearl Hotel as we dine al fresco with a special viewing of The Life Aquatic on the big screen. Get a three-course dinner from Charles + Dinorah and opt for the movie-themed cocktail. We'll even have popcorn.

Offers

Point Loma’s Best Happy Hour

Starting Jul 17, 2020 · Wed - Sat 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Charles + Dinorah’s Happy Hour is simple - it’s a good deal in a nice place. Join us poolside or pull up at the mid-century modern bar from 4pm-6pm every Monday-Saturday. Choose specials from classic dishes to local beer, wine and cocktails designed by the boss of the bar.

Point Loma’s Best Happy Hour all day Tuesdays

Starting Aug 4, 2020 · Tue 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Charles + Dinorah’s All Day Happy Hour on Tuesday is simple - it’s a good deal in a nice place. Join us poolside or pull up at the mid-century modern bar for all day Happy Hour on Tuesdays. Choose specials from classic dishes to local beer, wine and cocktails designed by the boss of the bar.

Oysters + Bubbles Mondays

Starting Jul 20, 2020 · Mon 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM, 5:45 PM - 9:15 PM
- $2 Oysters and $2 off Bubbles all night long (or until we run out of oysters)

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Oct 27, 2020 only · Tue 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Dine, sip, and carve the night away. Carving contest will start at 7PM and the winner will be announced at 8:45PM. You can add on a pumpkin + specialty cocktail to your reservation for $18! The Grand Prize is a one night stay at The Pearl, blackout dates apply!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 36 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRyanM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to happy hour. Consistently delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Mike was attentive and friendly. Such a good chill spot.. would ask for Mike again

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Morganj
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was a sweet small nice restaurant and the food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very attentive. Very fun vibe and the food was better than I remembered it to be.

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TiffanyM2020
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks were well-balanced; the Mother of Pearl was delightful! We enjoyed the seasonal salad (highly recommend) and oysters on happy hour. This is a fun little spot to sip a cocktail (or two!) and relax in a "throwback" setting.

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vipbeths
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Charles + Dinorah....excellent food and drink!

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EveP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

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vipGracieLouWho
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, loved the ambiance, and it felt so good to get out and be social again! Thanks Pearl, you never disappointed!

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KdeF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was tasty, drinks good, service attentive, but for a casual restaurant very pricey with modest portions. Charcuterie board @ $28 was small and lite on meat and cheese weighted towards fillers like nuts and a date ball. Fun vibe but probably wouldn’t go back preferring other venues at that price point.

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vipMercedesP
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for dining with friends. Food and cocktails are fantastic. The only bad thing is the parking.

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ArchanaK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great retro vibe and outdoor seating by the pool! Happy hour is a good deal.

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bradl
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy they are open again, we have missed going there. The menu has a great selection and the cocktails delicious.
They are taking the safety rules for Covid19 seriously. We felt very comfortable and were able to relax and enjoy ourselves without worrying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I always, ALWAYS, enjoy the food, the service, and the drinks. My go to date night place, especially when the whole cooked fish is back!

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Eric
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out for dinner in months. Love the setup and felt safe. Amber was our server and was awesome.

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vipJett
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was great. Food was amazing, lots of different Oysters, and the Japanese fried chicken so yummy. Their were 4 of us and we tried everything in the small plates and shared. Awesome place and delicious food!

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Lovetoshare
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small but good menu. Excellent cocktails and service.

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lovgoodfood
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went during the week so this was a quiet dinner. The "small plates'' allowed us to try different foods and everything was excellent (except maybe the corn dogs - but I'm not a fan in the first place). The cocktails were very good and pretty, the tables around the pool were picture-perfect. The bartender was trying a new cocktail and offered it to us for free as a test. Overall, the experience was amazing.

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Manz
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was really slow.
Very quaint and somewhat private place to eat.

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JustinW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender is amazing and the host was super-attentive. Amazing and creative dishes. Perfect for date night!

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vipCHfiles
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super atmosphere. Super service. Super food. Outdoor dining and free movies.
A wonderful escape in these tough times.

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viplsb24
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour. Food was outstanding, service was great and would definitely go again. Not very many tables right now, so I'm glad I made a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipDinerGirl
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants due to service, food/drinks and ambiance. Unfortunately over the the past year or so the menu has diminished to only 3 or 4 entrees and a lot of appetizers. In years passed, the menu had a multitude of entrees such as fish, chicken, pasta and meat. Our waitress was cool with great service. I gave an overall of 4 stars vs. 5 due to the abbreviated menu but would highly recommend overall.

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CarolinaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the steak was amazing! The ambiance is intimate but felt safe with the distance between seats and the service was great. Been coming here for 5 years and it is always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was following all health and safety guidelines while providing excellent service. The food was wonderful as was the atmosphere. My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice change of pace. Unique food offering and very tasty!

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vipCHfiles
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another super night out at The Pearl. Super food and super atmosphere.
Best kept secret in San Diego. Thanks soooo much to the great staff for making us feel
normal in these crazy times.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the panko oysters and egglant tikka masala, delicious!

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SonyaE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem off of a busy road, but I could not hear the street noise. Perhaps because of the dining ambiance or perhaps because the hotel has successfully figured out how to minimize the street noise.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So impressed with the new menu and the service was phenomenal. Our server was so friendly and the new manager was so attentive and checked in on us multiple times. Can’t wait to come back to dine and stay!

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vipdwilson888
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has excellent cocktails, food, service, and ambiance. There is ample outdoor seating. The menu is small and app-centric, but everything on it is done well.

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vipCHfiles
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be back at the Pearl. Staff is top drawer. Made us comfortable and welcome. The food is creative and special. Limited menu but so fresh and delicious. Great place for the summer outside next to the pool and old school movies on the big screen.
Love the Pearl !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience at this local hang. Cocktails were made to perfection and the burger was delicious. The newly renovated space is beautiful and felt fresh, but still classic Pearl. Service was on point. Charles + Dinorah is a hidden gem in Point Loma!

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. One of my favorite spots in Point Loma with the friendliest staff. So happy that it’s finally back open!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, great service. I love sitting by the pool.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Its finally open!!!!! I love this place.

FAQs

Charles + Dinorah’s - Pearl Hotel does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Charles + Dinorah’s - Pearl Hotel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 226-6100.

Charles + Dinorah’s - Pearl Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.