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Little Pearl, Key West, FL

Little Pearl

4.8
4.8
1968 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 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

What 1,968 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Key West / Florida Keys

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Notable Wine List

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  • Key West / Florida Keys

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  • 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

    Best Value

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Notable Wine List

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Romantic

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Special Occasion

  • Florida Keys - Monroe County

    Seafood

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  1. BM

    BrandyM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Here on vacation. Awesome experience and meal
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent top to bottom. Worth every penny. A range of traditional and also exotic dishes all expertly crafted. Fun to have some sake as well.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. The food was spectacular, very unique and we enjoyed tasting everything. I would go back to Key West just for this restaurant.
  5. MR

    MatthewR

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very unique dining experience. I think it’s a must try. It’s either your style and flavor or not. Don’t go super hungry looking for a big meal. This is about the experience in the atmosphere not about eating. It’s about the dining experience.
  6. H

    Hollygolightly

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I quote the great Michelangelo....... "If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." Chef John Inglesby is like the Michelangelo of the kitchen! His hard work and passion for the creation and presentation of his Little Pearl chef's menu is truly masterful. He has honed some serious skills when it comes to offering us a "taste" of his talent with his most recent menu having blown my mind! Sooo good! Do not miss a chance to dine under his roof! Each member of the LP staff is dedicated to giving you a memorable culinary experience! The service is impeccable and genuine! It is their pleasure to ensure that you leave completely satisfied! I absolutely recommend Little Pearl!
  7. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was good, and beautifully prepared, but would have been even better if it the vegetables had been seasonal. Why butternut squash and Brussel sprouts in June? The service was lovely and we would definitely return.
  8. RW

    RandyW

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve had the pleasure of dining at Little Pearl several times. Each time as special but this week’s dinner was nothing short of extraordinary. Absolutely amazing food and a wonderful, gracious staff. I wouldn’t visit Key West without having dinner at Little Pearl. I cannot wait to go back!
  9. MK

    MikeK

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, service and outstanding food! Some of the most inventive, flavor explosion stuff we have ever had. We love this place and will always stop here when we visit. Make a reservation well in advance in order to get a seat. Enjoy!
  10. SG

    SamanthaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience! The food was incredible
  11. W

    Wonderful

    Fort Lauderdale

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences on the Island. They book up quickly so plan ahead,
  12. KD

    KatherineD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Little Pearl! If you’re looking for something special, this is the place. The food is exquisite, delicious and unique, and the service is impeccable; it is by far the best restaurant in Key West! If you’re wanting a special evening, look no further.
  13. SA

    StefanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had in Key West. The service and food was excellent and the menu was very exciting.
  14. FO

    FlaOhgirl

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. Key West casual atmosphere, friendly, knowledgeable staff and a fantastic tasting menu. I hesitate to say exactly what we ordered because I know the menu changes but….! The octopus lollipop, hot mustard tuna, laced shrimp shumai and hands down the best plate was the summer black truffle udon. This little gem should be on your list of places to try if you haven’t already.
  15. RI

    RICKB

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Slightly unusual dishes. That is, a bit different than dishes at competing restaurants, something a bit new for us jaded diners, but not TOO much, not trying to be too strange.. The octopus on "lollipops" with a sweet Thai sauce, a bit softened. But the cracked conch properly chewey, with a different spicy sauce, top of my heat range
  16. m

    marcb

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    To be fair, this meal followed a previous nite at Cafe Marquesa so expectations were high. Might have been the menu items but overall meh.
  17. w

    williamd

    Miami

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience from beginning to end. Staff/owner are super professional and diligent. And helpful with a Key West flair. The menu was exquisite and plentiful. Menu changes often and so will our visits!
  18. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food highly recommend to all foodies Very inventive
  19. CC

    ChristianC

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food, and chef and Amy are the best hostess!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back each time we visit!
  21. AO

    AdamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing experience. Service and quality of dishes were phenomenal
  22. CW

    CourtneyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal/experience in Key West! Service was wonderful
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their tasting menu is innovative, creative and delicious. Especially loved the coconut yuzu chocolate dessert.
  24. ND

    NoreenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This little place is a must visit when in Key West. It is doing everything right. Food was inventive and super tasty. Service was great. A definite 👍
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A hidden gem…
  26. KN

    KrysN

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! The food was outstanding- the octopus lollipops is candy for adults. Couldn’t have had a better ending to a honeymoon.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a Key West hidden gem I promise you you will not regret trying it!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection!
  29. WW

    WanderingWarrens

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, presentation. Impeccable service. 10/10 recommend!
  30. AO

    AmyO

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time visiting Little Pearl but we brought friends who are frequent KWers but had never been. They were blown away and thanked us profusely for introducing them to a new local gem. Thank you for another lovely culinary experience! Amy O.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All great. Food, decor, staff, fellow customers! Will do it again
  32. RR

    RelaxRP

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef John always delights with his creations and tonight was no exception. As locals we love this place for its consistent high quality as well as for the care and attention Amy and her staff provide the patrons. Highly recommend.
  33. MS

    MikeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the food was outstanding! For sure coming back next time we get to Key West
  34. YF

    YFG1

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual! We love this restaurant!!
  35. AP

    AlexanderP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My girlfriend and I have been down here for a week, and we’ve eaten at 6 or 7 restaurants in that time. This has been the best one so far. Well worth the money for the quality of the food you get.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meal in Key West! Fabulous chef’s menu!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing The octopus lollipops were unbelievable Such quality food
  38. KJ

    KristenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we’ve had in Key West. There were 3 of us so we were able to enjoy the entire menu with the exception of the first course because we all wanted to tuna. Service was friendly but not obtrusive. Highly recommend Little Pearl.
  39. LK

    LoveKeyWest

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All delicious. Octopus pops-Yum!!! We always enjoy it here.
  40. G

    Grss

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant deserves to do well. Great set menu; innovative and fresh. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Top quality food but not formal - feels like a neighbourhood restaurant but food is way above that level. Only minor grumble was the set dining times; I can understand why they do this but we would have preferred 7pm, yet could only bookable time was the 5pm setting. That said, we didn’t feel rushed as is sometimes the case with set times. Overall great - if you like good food, you will not be disappointed.

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 1968 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 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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