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Little Pearl, Key West, FL

Little Pearl

4.9
4.9
2040 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 10 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 2,040 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Key West / Florida Keys

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  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Best Value

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

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    Neighborhood Gem

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Notable Wine List

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Romantic

  • Key West / Florida Keys

    Special Occasion

  • 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

    Healthy

  • 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was fantastic! Although I very much enjoyed the tasting menu, I would love to see their former food menu with different options to try. The oysters were fresh and lively, but the mignotte was a bit overbearing. The shrimp Thai soup was fantastic. My husband got the wagyu corn dogs because that sounded so different, but it really was just a hotdog. He also had the catch of the day and it was really great and prepared spectacularly! I had the spicy dungeonous crab which was really wonderful. Our server did give me warning it would be messy but it tasted so great that it didn’t matter. Our desserts were really good but we were quite full by the end of our meal that we couldn’t quite finish. The wine menu is great. Options for all prices and tastes. Thanks for a lovely evening…. Hope to see you when we return to the Keys!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome, will definitely be back!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!
  4. AB

    AnnB

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Nice service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are no words to describe the food at Little Pearls other than “beautiful.” The presentation, the flavors, the entire experience was beautiful. The chef’s tasting menu was layer upon layer of incredible, ever-changing flavor notes. A definite “must go” in Key West.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible meal! I highly recommend it.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible tasting menu. The dishes were just the right size, packed with flavor, and great wine list.
  8. JO

    JOHNh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service casual environment also found the Ambiance to be nice the lighting was perfect
  9. A

    Atldeuce

    Atlanta

    308 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    308 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The setting and service were good. The ceviche was good, however I also ordered the octopus course, and I thought it was way too similar in taste and preparation of the ceviche. They both had thin slices of cucumber and red onion and similar flavor. The crab course was very disappointing. The flavor was good, but the preparation wasn’t. Crab legs were chopped into pieces about two inches long and required a lot of effort for precious little crab meat. There was no avoiding getting my fingers covered in messy sauce. A moist towelette package was provided for cleanup. But the smell of those is jarring after an expensive meal. The corn dogs were a hit for my partner and nearby tables who had them too.
  10. KB

    KathyB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very fun creative food choices. Excellent wait staff Very noisy!
  11. HJ

    HillaryJ

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This Asian Fusion-inspired restaurant was absolutely amazing. Small and quaint with impeccable service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Key West!!!!
  12. Z

    Zimmy

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous fine dining experience!
  13. NP

    NickP

    Orlando

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must book if you’re in Key West. We added the ceviche and octopus lollipops and we’re glad we did. Everything was perfect, and each dish has a unique flavor profile. The seared calamari was bright and cooked perfectly. The ghost pepper sorbet was also refreshingly spicy. A 4 course menu with many options was a great way to have an elevated Keys dinner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special experience. Everything was outstanding. Service was excellent. So glad I was able to find an open slot.fa reservation.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always on point my husband and I and the girls always looking forward to our next dinner btw the lobster pot pie was 🔥🔥🔥👌🏻
  16. N

    Nolsak

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little Pearl is one of our favorite restaurants in the US and is Michelin-worthy every time.
  17. RM

    RebeckaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal of my life! Gayle was our server and she was a gem! I have a fin fish allergy and we we walked into a “fish house” for dinner at the recommendation of our boat captain - boy did i feel like an idiot…. But Gayle took care of me - told the chef about my allergy and the chef threw down a dinner for me (with no fish) … that was off the charts! Thank you Little Pearl and Gayle - we’ll be back for the best dinner in Key West! I would give 10 starts if I could. 💕💕
  18. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the beginning to the end, amazing experience! A hidden gem in Key West! Highly recommend you put this on your list of things to do while visiting!
  19. JH

    JuliaH

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t say enough about our experience here. It was absolute perfection. Every course, flavor, staff member, and piece of decor was 10/10.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Must go
  21. LB

    LauraB

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful selections. The bacon and egg 1st course was unique and excellent. Lobster in beef broth was phenomenal. The osso bucco out of this world. Still our favorite place to dine in Key West.
  22. SG

    SamG

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! They do such a great job!
  23. J

    Joel

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional in every way!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the wine pairing as it elevates the experience. Even without the wine, the food is beyond incredible. Worth the calories and the money!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Friendly staff. Very good choice of wine.
  26. JM

    JessieMac

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. An absolute must try!!
  27. SK

    SimonaKW

    Key West

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing experience with preset menu and wine paring! Little Pearl should be on your list while you are visiting Key West. Elijah in the kitchen is a masterpiece and our server Juliana was outstanding!
  28. L

    Lucy27

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful oasis in the midst of key west tourist traps. The food was amazing!
  29. T

    Tomana

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food soso……for our anniversary not a word , nothing. Price very expensive for that. We will never return.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food offerings for multiple courses
  31. RS

    RekaS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing fusion of seafood and japanese cuisine! Nice and cozy atmosphere, awesome service. Everything tasted wonderful, if you eat out at one place in Key West, this should be it.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal and the wait staff were very personable and made the experience even more enjoyable. A great night and treat for our vacation!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Food in Key West!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef tasting menu is amazing!! Look forward to coming back! One of the best restaurants in the keys!
  35. LT

    LesleyThompson

    Key West

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Among her out of the park dining experience. The food is so delicious and service impeccable. We never feel rushed, and food is served at the perfect temperature every course 💕
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solo traveler dinner; service and food were excellent
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 year anniversary! Amazing food and dining experience.
  38. BM

    BillM

    Perthshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Key West for a couple of days with my wife and daughter and sought out this restaurant. Was not disappointed. We arrived early however the rain had passed and we sat outside until our table was ready with a nice Albariño to start. The menu is a 4 course taster menu with “add ons” we had 6 Maine oysters to start. Beautiful, could have ate them all night! There was 3 choices per course so two of us had the lobster sushi in a soy broth and wife had “ham and eggs” both fantastic, although both lobster dishes were “cooked” differently.l, all good. Then we had calamari x 2 and lobster parcel with an Asian feel, again lovely. Our mains, wife and daughter had lobster pie, lobster in a rich sauce with vegetables and pastry top. I went with the Gruber, succulent, fleshy and lovely trimmings. Finished off with 2 cheeseboards and 1 donut with “lobster toffee sauce” and a honey sauce. The lobster toffee had a salty caramel taste which was unique. Drinks wise, a bottle of Paco and Lola Alberino, a small bottle of Sake (to go with my seafood!) and a port (to go with my cheese!). All in all $360 plus tip so it’s not cheap however, the ambience, service and food made it worthwhile. A special treat. I also learned a new fact from one of the other diners, South Carolina is the largest consumers of Grand Marnier in the world 🤷‍♂️ My advice is to book the little Pearl as a special treat in your holiday, you won’t be disappointed.
  39. E

    Eric

    Key West

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, amazing tasting menu..! We had our first dining experience as husband & wife there..! Great staff..! We will definitely be back..! Cheers..!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julianna was wonderful! She took great care of us, and the food was delicious. We’ll be back on our next trip.

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 4.9 stars by 2040 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 10 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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