Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
The rich entrées at Pearl Dive Oyster Bar are further replicated in its dessert menu, with winning options like Beignets and Brazos River Bottom Pecan Pie.
Multiple dates available
Mon 4:00 PM - 9:30 PMAvailable in Pearl Dive Oyster Palace starting at 4 PM. Raw bar oysters on the half shell are 1/2 price !
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Cornmeal Crusted Oysters
Cayenne Aioli, Lemon [Min. of 3]
Wood Grilled Oysters [4 Pcs]
Garlic and Red Chili Butter, Gremolata
Garlic, Shallot, Chicken Stock, Butter, Lemon, Chili Flake, Grilled Baguette
Great outdoor dining! Good food and good service. We look forward to another brunch at Pearl Dive!
Food was great -- I think the menu has been limited a bit from previous times, due to COVID, but there was plenty to choose from and our server was terrific. Thanks .
Really nice to be able to sit outside and see Washington DC get ready for a happy weekend with friends. Of course, anything oysters is excellent here. The Amish fried chicken also VERY good. It was a long but very pleasant walk from our Foggy Bottom stay. Thanks to Tam - a manager/host - for being so thoughtful with us. eid e
Had a great experience from service, food & atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
We were a group of three couples out for our first post-Covid restaurant dinner. The drinks were amazing, as was the food, and the service excellent. We will be back!
Very strange experience. Not only do you use a QR code to look at a menu but also to order. A food runner brings your food but other than that, there’s no contact nor service.The food was good except for our appetizers which were cold but there’s no way to tell anyone as there is no service. We briefly spoke to a bartender and understand that because of Covid, there’s a shortage of quality servers. I hope they hire soon as this doesn’t seem like a sustainable model particularly when other restaurants in the area are fully staffed. Drinks were great, food good just missing the personal connection a server would’ve offered to share favorite menu items & to make the experience more enjoyable. We’d definitely go back again just a heads up about service.
Absolutely outstanding food and cocktails. Would highly recommend.
Terrible experience. Waiter took glass of beer out of our friends hands AS he was drinking it because we were approaching our 2 hour Covid time limit and he wanted to rush us out the door. I’ve never seen anything like it. Incredibly rude and disrespectful and we will not be returning.
It was a little bit hard to order because everything is done via smart phone. But if you don’t have a smart phone you’re kind of out of luck. Ordered some drinks and food. One dish never came out but I already pay for it so I don’t know how that work
The way Pearl Dive has managed the COVID situation has been really great. I've dined here a few time and felt really safe and happy with the experience. First, you use a QR code at your table to review the menu and place your order through the website. You pay using the website. Next, you receive your order at your table - the staff still check in on you. Last, my favorite, because you've already paid via the order, you just get up and walk away when you're done!
The food is amazing - great seafood, oyster selection served various ways, and the best cocktails. The staff are really kind, attentive, and safe.
The ambiance is super fun too. Right on busy 14th street, outside is lovely, and music. I love this place!
Great food but annoying that you have to order everything on an app and tip on the app before you even receive any service.
Great. Quick. Easy.
I would definitely recommend this location. Friendly servers, and great drinks! Their mobile menu/ordering was very easy to navigate, and I loved the "Open Tab" feature.
Great oysters and ambiance!
Sat outside at a picnic table on a beautiful day slurping oysters and drinking cocktails. How bad could it be? Throw in happy hour pricing and ordering through my phone, you get a near perfect experience. The oysters ($1.40 per) were meaty and briney. Can’t wait to do it again soon. Great service, friendly staff.
Great for fans of southern food an oysters. Leave room for their desserts. Ambiance for group dining will improve when they can accept more guests post-COVID.
What a disappointment! From the minute we walked in, the atmosphere was sub par.
We felt like we were at the airport ordering from a kiosk. Server threw the utensils on the table without any eye contact. Food was not only rushed (without even clearing the previous course) it wasn't very good. Didn't even stay to eat the entrees. Don't bother. Would Not recommend. There are too many excellent restaurants in DC to waste your time/$ here.
This was a perfect low-key birthday brunch. The food was incredible and the service was great.
Easy ordering experince. Nice staff. Good food.
Great drinks, food and servers. Highly recommend
With the Covid19 pandemic restrictions in place this restaurant did a great job making our dinner feel like a normal night on the town. Food was great and beers were cold.
It was amazing I had a great brunch with some friends.The food was everything I enjoyed oysters the atmosphere I can’t stop thinking about it I just might go again today!
The food is outstanding!! Love the contactless ordering, but still fast and responsive service
The food at Pear Dive was amazing! I'm very glad i went there. It makes it so easy to order with the QR codes! I'd visit again
Just was a little bit below the standard I am used to there. I love this restaurant, but the chowder was chilly and the burger was only warm too. The oysters were still great though.
Pretty good place will be back
Food and service was great, the ordering system is a little clunky
Their outdoor dining is on a main road and they haven’t done as much as other restaurants for ambiance
Because of the ordering process (app based) adding to the order once submitted seemed troublesome so we stuck with what we first ordered with no additions.
Friendly staff very nice place cute ambience great food the oysters are amazing this is the new spot
The food and drinks were delicious! Thanks for a great evening.
This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We felt that they did an awesome job following the COVID requirements. We ate inside, people were spaced out. They took contactless service to the next level. You use your phone to view the menu, to order, and to pay your bill. I hope that they keep this service after COVID. It was such a great experience. You didn't have to wait for someone to take your order or bring your bill. We took our time to review the menu without feeling rushed and after eating some amazing food, we paid via the app and walked out. The food came very quickly, we were in and out in a hour and 10 minutes and never felt rushed.
Even though no one had to take our order or bring us a check, the staff was very engaged. They checked on us regularly. When placing the order, we added special instructions. We order lemonade and asked for it to be mixed with tea. A lady came over to let us know they were out of tea and changed our order.
Now for the food - We ordered several appetizers, my favorites were: The Cornmeal crusted Chesapeake Oysters, Angels on Horseback, Blackened Shrimp, and the shrimp cocktail. I ordered the Seafood Gumbo as an entree. Do not let the look fool you. When I saw it, I was disappointed. I even stopped one of the waiters walking by to ask "what is this?". It looks like a bowl of dark broth with 3 large shrimp and rice. I was thinking where is the other seafood? I decided to try it. Oh my goodness, it is amazing! After eating everything I could with the spoon, I used my delicious garlic bread to get the remaining juice. I will definitely order this again.
Street parking is very limited. We found a public parking lot on the corner of 14th and Rhode Island. It may be 3-4 minute walk to the restuarant.
Pleasant time outside with friends
Great service. Was hesitant to sit indoors (COVID), but everyone was safety forward. Including ordering processes. Staff was excellent. Food was great.
$20 salad with shrimp was the size of a side salad. Seafood gumbo barely had sea food in it and was one ladle scoop, also small portion. Great for oysters and great for French fries.
I've visited Pearl Dive pre-Covid and have sang nothing, but wild praises for their food, ambiance and service. Unfortunately, I attempted to visit them during Covid, in which they have covered and uncovered outdoor seat with heat lamps. Heat lamps light -they did what they can, but it was unfortunately still uncomfortable to bear. On top of that, they tried to seat my family - African-American - in their uncovered patio area - mind you there was an insulated table next to heaters right next to the uncovered table. Rubbed me wrong and spoke a message I didn't appreciate. Like mentioned - the food here is fantastic, but this just left a bad taste in my month. One last nugget - the insulated patio was full of non-black folks except for that one table... le sigh. Maybe just take-out if we decide to go again. - Cheers.
Outside on the street on a cold day. COVID constrained. Hard to relax and enjoy. Oyster po’boy skimpy. Hot toddy welcome.
The food was great, though the menu was fairly limited. We went for brunch and were expecting more of a "brunch" menu than lunch, but everything was tasty. The heaters were really nice but if you sat too close, they were painfully hot. I even took off my coat and placed it near the heater, and it melted the faux fur around my hood.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 319-1612.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is rated 4.7 stars by 809 OpenTable diners.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.pearldivedc.com/gift-cards/.
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.