PEARL Bar & Dining

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PEARL features the best Northwest Seafood - fresh, local, seasonal. Located in downtown Bellevue at Lincoln Square, PEARL is a vibrant restaurant that embodies the foods, attitudes and urban lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest. Parking is available in the Lincoln Square parking garage - discounted/complimentary parking with validation and valet parking available. Our menu features an array of classics that look sound and taste familiar, prepared and presented with ingredients and garnishes, side dishes and sauces that set them apart. The wine list features over 200 bottles with 20+ wines by the glass. Happy Hour features $8 select appetizers, wines by the glass, specialty cocktails and $2 off draft beers, early and late. Whether it's a casual bite in the bar with friends, a working luncheon or dinner with business associates or an intimate evening for two, PEARL is the eastside's go-to gathering place. Highly polished dining. We look forward to meeting you!
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OT
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and good ambience.

g
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes are superb! All crabmeat; not full of filler.
Their signature sable fish entrée continues to be wonderful.
The Alaskan king salmon entrée was equally delicious.

B
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing my favorite place, thank you so much for taking care of friends and I for my birthday dinner. The food was soooo good the prices were just right. This is definitely my go to fancy place. Thanks again.

-Bebe

DC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent - halibut, crab cakes, filet mignon. Unfortunately, our appetizers never arrived and our request regarding help with cracking open dungeness crabs was never answered. The manager did comp us dessert. Overall great food with mediocre service.

J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband...we had a great time. Food was perfect, drinks were great and the service was fantastic.
No complaints, we would definitely go back!
I had the signature fish, and my husband had a steak.

GC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pricey but nice selection and good ambiance. There are better restaurants in the area.

t
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and preparation of the seafood was very good. Their signature Sablefish entree was on the pricey side but very well prepared.

OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Ran into some really nutty stuff with waitress...then backed up by mgmt. Was there for son's B-Day dinner. Appetizer's did not make it out, never got a refill on drinks and then cleared everyone's plate except for my wife's. Dirty plate was still there when we left. Manager came to apologize for skipping the appetizers but was not willing to hear me out on the service experience. We ended up going to another restaurant to celebrate.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the main course was so delicious. :)

KF
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You should recognize I go there a lot

KS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine. Nothing special about the place. I am a tough critic and there are better places for the money. Recommended item was calamari, but nothing special about it - plain fried squid.

D
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Reservations were at 6:00pm on a Saturday night.

I ordered the Pan Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops that came with polenta, prosciutto, and herb salad as shown on the menu for $38.00. When the order arrived, my plate had scallops and broccolini. I asked the server, What happened to the polenta? She said they ran out. Again, dinner reservations were at 6:00 and the restaurant was relatively empty. I asked if I could get something to replace the polenta. She asked what I would like. I replied, How about the Caesar salad?, ($9.00 on the menu). She said she would have to check with the manager. She came back and said the manager approved my request.

In any other high end restaurant, the server would have mentioned up front the polenta is not available before ordering the dish from the kitchen, and would most likely offer options, or ask if there is another entree I would prefer. But this wasn't the case at Pearl. I felt they were deceitful and lacked class. I have no plans to return. There are plenty of other fine restaurants in the area that are better and more popular.

PEARL Bar & Dining
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Educating our servers is important to us and you certainly should have been informed about any changes to our menu. I understand your disappointment when a dish arrives and it doesn't match our description on the menu. May I invite you back to PEARL? Please reach out to me - Bradley@PearlBellevue Thank you again for your feedback. Best, Bradley Dickinson Chef/Owner

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VB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 6 on a Friday evening. The service from Todd was especially good. All food, especially oysters and black cod, were terrific. Look forward to returning.

PEARL Bar & Dining
Responded on October 3, 2019

Todd is wonderful! Happy to hear you had a nice time and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Bradley Dickinson Chef/Owner

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NM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual!! One of the my favorite places for lunch and dinner🌹🌹🌹

PEARL Bar & Dining
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thanks Nino! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Bradley Dickinson Chef/Owner

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f
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Sablefish, it's amazing

J
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Happy hour in the bar before dinner... super loud - not good; won't do that again.
Dinner in the dining room... very comfortable noise level - super great; will for sure go back!!!

LO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved our waiter. Gave excellent service and was really nice and attentive.

NM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One more time- wonderful experience!!!
Delicious food and great service.
Highly recommended ❣️🌹🌹🌹

PEARL Bar & Dining
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you so much!! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Q
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have begun taking all my clients to Pearl for lunch. I thoroughly enjoy their staff, the place is always quiet so we don’t have to yell to have a conversation. The food is perfect and they always provide great service.

PEARL Bar & Dining
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for visiting us. We appreciate your repeated business and look forward to seeing you and your clients again soon. Take care :)

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Y
Seattle
60 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie our waitress was fantastic. The dishes from
Raw oysters to dessert were beautifully presented and served. The peach bread pudding was delicious but was served by a different waitress. We had each taken a bite when Katie came over and asked if the pudding was warm. When we said no but it was delicious she said it is better when the pudding is warmed. She took ours away and returned a few minutes later with new desserts. She was right it was even better We felt spoiled by her. FYI open table typically makes it sound like restaurant has only a few spots left. Pearl at 6:15 Sunday evening was quiet Plenty of tables left. Also on Sunday night our wine was 25% off. Lovely, relaxing,fun evening. We will go back soon. My friend also said the happy hour is superior

PEARL Bar & Dining
Responded on September 4, 2019

What a wonderful evening. I'll be sure to pass along your kind word to Katie, too! And she's right, nothing beats that warm bread pudding. Interesting news about Open Table - I will need to look into that, thank you. Please do visit for Happy Hour - 3pm-6pm, 9pm-12am and ALL day on Sunday! Thank you again

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MW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and the service was also. The waiter made solid recommendations and was there to help when needed. A little loud but not enough to ruin the evening.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and wonderful service

f
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, as usual. Todd, our waiter, was attentive without hovering: always polite & friendly. The food was to die for. My date had the sablefish, I had the scallops with polenta, and yes, we shared. Both dishes were prepared to perfection, tasted other-worldly, devine. The wines (malbec, grenache) were excellent. You simply cannot go wrong at Pearl.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food excellent

TB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had dinner there 2 nights ago, the entrees we had were the king salmon, country ribs, and the crab cakes, plus beet salad, mixed greens salad, and appetizers (calamari, octopus), and the bread pudding for dessert. Everything was delicious! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely will go back!

LB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was disappointing. Server kept forgetting our requests and took a long time to take our orders. We were missing essential things like plates for the shared dishes.

B
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Louis took great care of us as we dined on salads & small plates, capped off by a decadent chocolate dessert for a birthday month. Oysters tasty, good salads, crab cakes practically ALL crab meat, and shrimp with a kick. Popular business/group restaurant can get noisy depending on who’s seated nearby.

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The flavor in general needs to improve. The file mignon was soft but it lacked flavor/seasoning, it was dull not a pleasure to eat... the service can improve as well, some requests were forgotten.

BL
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pearls is consistently great!!!

t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful time and our server was fantastic. We enjoyed oysters, ahi tuna, and for the main course pork chops and my wife the sablefish, all excellent. Highly recommend!

R
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience1

Server was very nice but overwhelmed. They had very little staff. Food was just ok. Their sirloin wagu was tough.

Missed dishes and long waits to order can usually n made up with delish food.

Room is way to dark. Windowless and 1989 steak house. Now the look is open. The panels blocking natural light should be removed. Needs to be refreshed.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Moms birthday celebration. Great evening out with fantastic food.

GA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good food but the Copper River Salmon was overpriced at $45. Nothing extraordinary. Portion was small. Maybe that’s why the server recommended this. Not worth the money. And service was slow with only 2 tables being served.

D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from out of town and exhausted after a day of meetings, I needed a break. Pearl Bar and Restaurant was the perfect place to relax and wind down. From the minute I entered the front door to the hour I regretfully departed, the service was superb. The cocktail I initially order was sublime. I wanted another but controlled my desire and waited for the appetizer. I like mushrooms but the dish I ordered was “out of this world!!” Words can’t describe the entree. The sablefish was excellent!! Besides being so closely located to where I was staying, Pearl was well worth the visit.

MD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner, food was fantastic.

N
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent waitress (Helen) I had the mussels and a beet salad. Both were excellent. It was a Friday night at happy hour and the place was very noisy. My only complaint was that even though I was there at happy hour the waitress could not serve me happy hour priced items in the quieter dinning room. Happy hour should be happy hour for everyone!

ES
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the seafood cioppino and found it delicious. Just the right amount for lunch and at a reasonable price. Went there at noon on a Tuesday, and only about a handful of tables were taken.

B
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Louis

OT
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Just a bit noisy with a large party behind us but overall A+!

FL
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good choice for well prepared Northwest classics and service. The boneless short ribs are always tender and hearty and the signature sablefish is truly delicious.

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