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Little Pearl, Key West, FL

Little Pearl

4.8
4.8
1912 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood


We are OPEN 6 nights a week with 3 seating times
Monday-Saturday 5pm/7pm/9pm
Offering Chef’s Tasting Menu only. Unfortunately, our regular menu is unavailable at this time. Follow our website, Facebook, or IG for most current menu offerings... or just give us a call!
Please contact the restaurant with ALL dietary restrictions 24 hours before reservation for us to accommodate.
Thank you for your support during these unprecedented times! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Nestled in the heart of Old Town and away from the bustling downtown streets of Key West, Florida, sits an excellent spot for fresh local catch and innovative cuisine with a tropical twist.
Reservations are recommended!! Please call us for parties larger than 4 people.

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Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 204-4762

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Ingelsby

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Chef tasting menu $75 per person

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,912 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Ambiance

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Fit for Foodies

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Healthy

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Notable Wine List

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Romantic

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Seafood

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Overall

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Food

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Service

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Best Ambiance

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Healthy

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Notable Wine List

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Romantic

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Seafood

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  1. C

    Caren

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyable fine dining. Service was excellent in knowledge and course timing. Food was excellent and expertly prepared.

  2. PW

    PhillipW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food. Amazing service. Great buzz and ambiance. Super glad I got to go. Highly recommend!

  3. t

    tracyf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow ! I am a foody but my husband is not. His palette is very basic and therefore complex or exotic flavors are usually lost on him. Yet the chefs mastery of pairing almost Asian/French fusion flavors drew him into the culinary experience. He loved our tasting and ate things he has never tried. He even commented that the Lobster Bao was the best "Lobster Roll" he had ever had. We absolutely loved it ! We will return as soon as possible. Nice service and intimate non-stuffy atmophere. Kuddos to the crew ! Oh, also I have a terrible food allergy to onions and garlic so I informed them ahead of time and I was able to partake in so many delicious dishes because they paid attention to all those details.

  4. DC

    DylanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So good! Try the octopus lollipops!! They really do good well here. Such an amazing experience.

  5. DD

    DDavid

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all around. Will definitely go again!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Not worth the money or the time.

  7. SS

    SuzyS

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would highly recommend Little Pearl. The atmosphere, food and staff were all top notch.

  8. GV

    GVKW

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They change the entire tasting menu (11 dishes over 4 courses) every month, and the day boat/chef's prep changes DAILY. We enjoyed the chilled Alaskan king crab from the raw bar - delicious with an atomic ginger sauce on the side. For our first course we both started with kataifi shrimp: shredded phyllo crusted and fried, w/ sweet chili sauce for dipping. For the second course, I had the braised pork short rib with homemade BBQ sauce and wilted choy (wonderful!), he had the baby octopus with peanuts, bird chili, and water chestnuts. The octopus itself was tender and savory, and the sauce had a bit of kick. For third courses, I had the perfectly medium rare beef tenderloin with pomme puree, and he had the day boat - pan-seared yellowtail over shiitake-dashi risotto with mushrooms. Both plates were exceptional. Lastly, I had the Crêpes Suzette (which was served with flaming Grand Marnier), and he got the cheese plate, which he proclaimed was the best he'd ever had. All in all, we had a fantastic experience and will definitely be back!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around AMAZING! Food and service on point!

  10. S

    Starr

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about this place is awesome! The food is spectacular and the service was outstanding.

  11. GD

    GuyD

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second time here. Different menu. As fantastic as the first

  12. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent quisine and ambiance. Must do on key west

  13. B

    Brie

    Miami

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant! Innovative and very tasty menu! Service impeccable! Cozy restaurant! Loved it!! Thank you!!

  14. L

    Lwillson

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent! We will definitely be back.

  15. P

    Phil

    Detroit

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The 4 course meal was excellent but the portions were small. I prefer quality to quantity and that was the case here, enough is as good as a feast. Pricey like NYC.

  16. CF

    ClosetFoodie

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Little Pearl is a hidden gem in a town of 300+ restaurants. Upon entrance we were greeted by the friendliest of staff all whom seem like family. Patrick, our waiter, was our concierge through our tour of the chef’s menu. His descriptions of every dish made the decision simple. We began our journey with the ceviche - a simple start to the culinary adventure of our visit. Fresh fish, lime and a kick from the Key West Ghost pepper. Amazing! Our dinner was a four course wonder of flavor and sustenance that varied from fish to spare ribs to a plum crepe Suzette. The Little Pearl never ceases to please and is a must for local or visitor. A hit every visit!

  17. f

    foiegrasandhotdogs

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    They do almost everything exactly right. A little rushed at first. Then fine. Some courses felt uneven in the choices - is the sorbet as “wow” as the crepes… are the radishes as value for money as the shrimp? But some courses really shined - the sous vide grouper was outstanding.

  18. F

    Finediningfoodies

    Miami

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Our waiter, Daniel, was exceptional! It is obvious that he loves what he is doing! The restaurant is definitely a hidden gem, we were happy to be away from the crowds on and around Duval Street. The food was very good, creative menu items and nice presentation. We felt the tasting menu was worthy of the price although the dessert selection could have been more interesting.

  19. KM

    KatieM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Got the octopus lollipops, which were amazing. Loved our waitress. She was very helped and informed on menu suggestions. Nice quiet, romantic spot for a date night. Highly recommend.

  20. SM

    SteveM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This restaurant is an absolute gem. It's hard to find enough superlatives to describe it but you can be assured that if you go here you will have a meal that you will remember for ever,

  21. GM

    GiannaM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    absolutely delicious, one of the best gems.

  22. D

    David

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a great meal for our anniversary with amazing food. Pricey but overall had a really special night.

  23. LB

    LauraB

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love everything about this restaurant....in fact, I am contemplating opening a restaurant in the next 5 years and I want it to be just like Little Pearl. Food, staff, wine, vibe...it's all perfect. Love the new menu too!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent EVERYTHING. If you have the chance, do it. The whole experience is a show stopper. 100/10 recommend. Will be back for sure.

  25. MS

    MarianS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    Flavors and textures were off in every plate. For example, sorbet was really shaved ice. Yellowtail smoldered in butter and grits. Entire dish was mush. This is a really cool place with a cool vibe but the food needs works. Crepe Suzette unedible as it was doused in too much alcohol to taste the food. Baby octopus had no flavor and was mushy.

  26. SD

    SabrinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Must go!!!! Amazing food! Great service. Highly recommend.

  27. RS

    RussellS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly excellent and leisurely pre fis with excellent wine. Would recommend it highly

  28. EC

    ErnestC

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This place is very hard to get into. One must make reservations prior to travel. It is truelly amazing food. My only disappointment was with the salad but everything else was 5 star.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience.. food was masterfully created. Extremely enjoyable experience and I will be back .. with friends.

  30. O

    Oswaldo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tasting menu with wine and sake pairing was really good

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner. Really great, creative food. Owner/waiter was SO hospitable and gave us tips about the area, the backstory of the restaurant. We would love to come back and highly recommend! This was the best dinner we had in Key West!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so good. I have never tasted such amazing flavors. The dishes were so creative.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Whenever we are in Key West, we make a point to have dinner here. We like the Experience menu concept to be able to try different foods. Fabulous as usual.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service. Best in Key West

  35. M

    Miche

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We splurged for this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. Everything about the evening was fantastic — the food, wine, servers, atmosphere, and more. The chef is amazing, providing their choices for the night in a four-course meal. Plus they provide add-on options if you are so inclined. The seafood is off-the-boat fresh — it’s been nearly a week since we were there, and I am still thinking about the sous vide grouper that I had. (Chef’s kiss)

  36. m

    michelep

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous dining experience

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and great knowledgeable service.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional dining experience.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best service and food in Key West!!

  40. A

    Andi

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1

    Viel zu laut und viel zu kleine Portionen, auch für ein Gourmetrestaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Little Pearl is rated 4.8 stars by 1912 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Little Pearl

632 Olivia St Key West, FL 33040

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Ingelsby

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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