Pearl at The Oyster Point Hotel

4.5
56 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Dining at the intimate Pearl restaurant at The Oyster Point is upscale and serene – a perfect spot to relax and enjoy knock-out contemporary American cuisine with local seasonal ingredients.

Dine on the deck and enjoy a gentle breeze, with sailboats skimming across the water and a view of picturesque Red Bank.

Pearl is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and lite bites, so it’s a perfect choice for your business and social occasions.

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
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
What 56 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristenT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious for brunch! We had Vlad as our server who was very helpful! They didn't rush us and we would be coming back!

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GUSA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience at the pearl was phenomenal. Service, Food, entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Everything we had was delicious! 10/10 service! Peter was great, and super friendly! The views are gorgeous. Would 100% recommend and come back!

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JohnS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my fiancé to Oyster Point hotel for a Valentines weekend and ate breakfast and dinner on the 14th at the Pearl Restaurant, both meals were very good and the service was excellent

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Melissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed at the hotel and saw they had brunch. The taste of the food was great and I loved the set up of the restaurant. We sat right next to the fire place. Such a cozy, elegant vibe and I had a great experience!

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Food
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

View was gorgeous, but steak was not good. For the price should be better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and our server was so nice.

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vipForeverfan
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch, beautiful view and atmosphere.

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JosephK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place / nice atmosphere!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and fish very fresh. The ambience was great with a view of the river.The service was terrific would go there a lot in the future

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great location/ view. Nice and quiet , in red bank but a great way to side step the hustle and bustle and noise. Have used the Oyster Point for work retreats and thought I’d try it with family. Definitely reco this and also Molly Pitcher for good food and great ambiance

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RichW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribeye, swordfish and the baked oysters were fantastic!

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BobB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I thought eating/staying at the Oyster Point Hotel would be an upscale experience, but unfortunately it was lacking. Ambiance - dated look, nothing special about it. My date and I ordered the oysters app, which was very good. We both then had the salmon, with "poached" potatoes which actually are just boiled potatoes (very small, only about 4-5). Salmon was described in the menu as grilled, it was cooked nicely, but came with a sweet glaze which was not mentioned in the menu. My date didn't care for it. Tiramisu for dessert, which was stiff and dry, without any soaking in the coffee liquor. Also disappointed in the lack of training/knowledge of our server. I ordered a bottle of wine at $42, he just opened it and poured it for my date first and then me. Did not let me taste and approve. We asked two questions about items on the menu (including the poached potatoes) and he just replied "well, like the menu says..." He did not demonstrate a knowledge of how the dinners were prepared. Last, I had a ticket given to me at the front desk for 15% off of the food bill, but not for the wine. I presented it to him, and when the bill came he forgot to charge for the dessert. I mentioned this to him, and he said "It's OK, I took 15% off of the wine which will equal out with the dessert." He didn't have a clue. So...besides for the oyster appetizer, the remainder of the meal was lackluster and the service was inept. Won't be going back again.

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MargaretT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Shower didn’t work
Loud party in room next door that went from 3pm in afternoon until 4am very loud lots of of folks and s fight broke out hotel did nothing about all of this

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vipHeikiF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view of the Navesink river, excellent service on both food and beverages, even on New Year's Eve and dinner, as usual, exquisitely prepared and served. All of this, quite moderately priced.

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Patti
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience with my husband! The dining room was beautifully decorated, the service was terrific and the dinner was outstanding. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects

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happyHappy
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful scenery. Food is delicious. Helpful courteous staff. Would def go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Thanksgiving meal!! Extremely professional service and felt totally comfortable sitting with my family with all protocols being observed! Well Done!

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BARRYF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was terrible the value was terrible we sent everything back except the shrimp cocktail which was excellent the server was fabulous the restaurant is beautiful would never go back

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MaryannF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing! But I’d not wait for a special occasion again! Loved it!

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vipBestBets
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving. It was very peaceful and stress free. The food was very good. My only complaint is that what came on our plates did not match the descriptions of the meals. We had to ask for some of the Thanksgiving dinner sides. I would go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I love the atmosphere on the OP deck and until late haven’t ever been disappointed by the food. They have done a terrific job of working to insure a safe semi-inside dining environment.
The menu has recently changed from summer to fall. The last 2 meals I’ve had have been disappointing. I tried the chicken with cranberry last time and it was awful. I hardly ate my dinner.
This time I had the salmon and asked for it medium. It looked like a food service cut and was dry. The accompanying sides on most of the offerings are lackluster. Most come with fingerling potatoes. Surely, there are other more exciting sides.
To summarize the current menu is not nearly as creative nor is it executed as well as is expected at the Oyster Point.

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Lucy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Covid regulations not followed. Large group of teenagers celebrating a birthday should have been in a separate room. They were not following mask regulation. Masks must be worn not held in your hand. That is not effective. They wandered in and out of the dining room without masks. When the birthday cake came out group became larger with parents joining as they sang happy birthday. We had to leave as they were 2 feet away from our table. Service very slow. What a disappointment.

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Luvmissa
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the view at the Pearl and the food is lovely. We hope it stays open as long as possible and would love a winter outdoor option along the water.

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DonnaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow and confused.

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Priscillaf
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an excellent dinner at oyster point. Our waitress Lindsay is the best!!!!!

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KenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, great service too! Would recommend.

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vipClairM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For retirement

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DonaldC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 45th anniversary at Pearl. Our meal started with French onion soup and smoked oysters. For entrees we had swordfish and steak. All were excellent. We sat at a table next to the railing looking out toward Oceanic bridge in the distance. At dusk a pair of great blue heron flew pass us 20’ away. We had a great time at Pearl!

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We were very disappointed with the entrees. The appetizers and desserts were good.

The popovers were replaced with muffins that were not very good. The food quality has dropped significantly.

I'm disappointed because this restaurant was my favorite.

The staff were fantastic.

CM
CarolynM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great staff! We were seated on the half enclosed deck, it start to rain, we were protected by sliding doors. We could still see the beautiful scenery on the Navesink River! Very enjoyable time!

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MichaelR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

This was a very disappointing experience. My wife and I were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. My wife had attended a retirement party at Oyster Point a few days earlier and had a very good experience. Our experience was not good. We had an 8:30 reservation. Upon arrival we were seated at a less than desirable table in the room by the bar. We appeared to have the only table that did not have a good view of the river. The table was not set but had a small plate and the utensils rolled up in a napkin. When I go to restaurant that I consider as "fine dining", the table should be set. I shouldn't have to unroll my utensils and there should be at least two forks. The restaurant is almost all white and has a dated look to it. The baseboard heating unit is unsightly and the sections of the drop ceiling are showing signs of stains. It is in desperate need of a makeover.

The bar was out of Jamison's whiskey which should not happen, especially on a Saturday night. No bread or starter was offered. Our waiter, though cordial, appeared to want us out as quickly as possible. Upon delivery of the drinks, she asked if we were ready to order which we declined so we could have a chance to relax for a few minutes and enjoy our drinks. We ordered an appetizer to split and we each had an entrée. The spring roll appetizer was good. The chicken entrée was okay and had potential to be very good but the execution was not what we expected. We were not offered any fresh ground pepper with our meal nor were our water glasses refilled. Our waiter returned after we completed our meal and simply asked if we wanted anything else. She did not ask if we wanted coffee or another drink or if we wanted to see the dessert menu. We decided to conclude the experience at that point. The check was a simple register printout and was not in a Check Presenter. I felt like I was in a fast food restaurant. My wife and I will not be returning to Pearl nor recommending it.

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vipKristiF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came for my husbands birthday. We enjoyed the drinks, oysters, lobster bisque & shrimp with scallops entree. We were too full for dessert!

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, professional service and the meal was delicious.

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vipandrewf
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Oyster Point hotel sits on the beautiful Navesink River. The food was very good as was the service. This is an outdoor balcony along with an inside restaurant. We went on a Tuesday . Wines are limited. All West coast wines.

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ClaudiaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We tried The Pearl for the first time for my birthday. It was one of the only local spots we had not gone to they covid. Service was very good and courteous (Chris) we were not rushed and we enjoyed three courses with a nice pace.

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vipForeverfan
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Saturday brunch with friends here and the entire experience was wonderful. So much so, we are returning again this week to try the dinner experience.

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DianneA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the view, food wonderful as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food,service ,river view. Would definitely recommend

FAQs

Pearl at The Oyster Point Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 530-8200.

Pearl at The Oyster Point Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 56 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.