Oyster & Pearl Bar Restaurant

4.5
24 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our mission at Oyster & Pearl is to serve delicious food made with seasonal, all-natural, organic, locally-sourced, and sustainably-produced ingredients whenever possible. We believe this approach provides the most healthful and flavorful cuisine while promoting an awareness of the role independent and forward-thinking companies play in supporting our local communities.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 24 people are saying
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4.6
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LadySingsLove
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A wonderful evening dining with friends. The food quality is delicious and the service attentive. A wonderful gem in the neighborhood. Highly recommend.

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Yani
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and appetizers were delicious! All the food was very fresh and came out quickly. Great spot for a date night.

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vipmcdermgal
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and menu options. We had the roasted branzino which was amazing, fresh, and a good quantity for 2 adults and 1 child. The mac and cheese is also incredible. Cocktails were delicious. Would help to maybe play a little background music to have a vibe going. Outdoor seating is plentiful. Good service. Would go back many times over!

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vipKpster
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

I’ll quote my 87 year old mother: “For a $30 entree, there should be cloth napkins.”

Then she found out it was the same owner. “All they changed on the menu is the text; prices are still too high.”

The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. I gave ‘em a 20% plus tip. I hope they get it.

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lakiar
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A friend and I dined here for restaurant week and everything on the menu looked appetizing. For starters, I had the beets and arugula salad- delish! My main course was the short rib rigatoni and while it sounds amazing, I'd rate it 3/5. The sauce was really strong.. too strong and I couldn't really decipher what gave it a strong flavor. My friend said it tasted like BBQ sauce, I thought maybe the sauce was perhaps reduced too much, but either way, the dish was swimming in it. For dessert, I ordered the brownie, which was surprisingly also strongly spiced. Without the ice cream, my mouth may have been on fire. If those dishes were toned down a little, I think it would easily have warranted a five star review. I would still return to try other menu options; I'd say its still worth checking out.

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AlbertS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Would not classify them as fine dining.
Food is mediocre. Service definitely helped with our experience. Train you servers to open a bottle of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have this caliber of service and menu in this neighborhood. We really needed a good restaurant like this!

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Mary
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed the restaurant week meal. We also ordered from the regular menu and found the food to be well prepared and tasty, but the portions were very small, and the prices way too high.

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vipsmg46
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Excellent lemon drop martini. We had to ask the server for things more than once but they were very busy with the seating more available. All in all a pleasant experience.

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vipDiannM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal. I had the ahi tacos and baked oysters while he enjoyed the restaurant week menu. First course was an arugula beet salad followed by
A yummy Flatbread and caramel brownie. The bartender was our server and wonderful. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was great!

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vipCillaM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have dined at Vine Cottage many times in the past and were excited to see what changes have been made at Oyster & Pearl. I was somewhat disappointed. The Lemon Drop Martini I ordered had essentially zero vodka in it. My favorite dish there is the short rib rigatoni and it just wasn't the same this time. New recipe??? And our waitress was a bit impatient and inattentive. I think COVID has not been kind to restaurants but it seems that would make restaurants try a little harder. As diners, we try to be understanding but this was an overall unsatisfactory dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, the service was awesome! The food was delicious. From
the oysters to the salad to my scallop dish. I will definitely be back to dine there again soon.

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BrandonS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing new place on Lake Murray. Great fresh seafood options, everything we had was excellent. Nice wine list, and full bar. Dessert was also great. We ate outside at a nice sized table. Overall, higher end menu and dining. Only ding is maybe want to frost the surrounding glass, view of busy road is not the best. Highly recommend and will definitely go back.

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vipBreeze
San Diego
212 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A neighborhood gem. We had delicious mussels in a saffron broth and grilled octopus for starters. Then a whole fish branzino (great flavor but too many bones not enough meat) and short rib risotto that was the bomb! Would order everything but the branzino again.

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Nick
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Had to ask for a server after waiting 20min at our table. About 15 min later we got our ceviche appetizer that was mainly tomatoes. We continued to wait as our waitress walked by multiple times severing the tables on either side of us and only refilled our drinks once. We were there 1:40min total and never got and update on the status of our dinner. I left a $20 bill on the table (only because my wife made me) and we got up and left. The waitress probably still doesn't know we left.

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Delish
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were safely seated outdoors. Everyone is following COVID-19 protocols. Our server, Jacob, was pleasant, knowledgeable and just the right amount of attentive. I highly recommend. The quality and value of the food and wine list are amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Your food was awesome - but like the Vine Cottage, y’all need ambiance! Candles, twinkle lights, set your tables, decorate the walls. Same for patio - twinkle lights, plants, etc...

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vipFoodie
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. The short ribs are to die for. The beet salad the salmon and the branzino were all prepared exquisitely. Highly recommend this restaurant. We brought our pup and sat on the patio very enjoyable experience.

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vipNickE
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Waitstaff was knowledgeable and friendly. We sat on the patio which was a little cold, so I recommend sitting inside or on the inside of the patio when available. It is on a busy street so the traffic was quite loud. We will be back!

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RebeccaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here. Great food! Great service! Great server!

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NICOLEM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Went with friends and had the Burrata, Mac n Cheese and Mussels. Everything wa good including the margaritas. I hope they add a happy hour menu soon!

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Cc12
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appetizers and wine very good ;entrees delicious our server Wendy a delight highly recommended. Would suggest that they put up trees or plants to cancel out the street view and noise❣️

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Delish
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was safe, spacious, and comfortable. The service was amazing. Food and wine was a great value and so very tasty. We will be back.

FAQs

Oyster & Pearl Bar Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 303-8118.

Oyster & Pearl Bar Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 24 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.