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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

4.8
4.8
1111 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
With an ambience steeped in rustic charm and a menu filled with treasures from the sea, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace focuses on fresh produce and quality ingredients in its welcoming eatery. Specializing in a wide variety of oysters, from such places as Virginia, Japan, Rhode Island, British Columbia and Washington state, Peal Dive Oyster Palace takes oyster preparation seriously, complementing the delicate taste of the oyster. Appetizer options include crispy crawfish fritters, barbecue shrimp and wood-grilled oysters. Besides oysters, house specialties have a decidedly Cajun flair, with items such as seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee and Gulf Coast Redfish, all of which have an amazing balance of spices.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 319-1612

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Kispert

  • Private party contact

    Catherine Ker: (202) 319-1612

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Cross street

    On 14th Street between Q and Corcoran Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is accessible via metro. We are a short walk from both the Dupont Circle and U-Street/Cardozo Metro Stations.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • OYSTERMANIA

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Available in Pearl Dive Oyster Palace starting at 4 PM. Raw bar oysters on the half shell are 1/2 price !

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What 1,111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Seafood

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. RL

    RussellL

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  2. GC

    GregC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    August is a weird time for oysters from some regions due to spawning but the oysters at our <> Pearl Dive dinner were very good. And the muscles that followed have this re-born broth that is so clean, bright, and briny. The service is very good as usual. Note even if the online reservation booking shows no outside seating there very often is. Show up a few minutes early and likely to score an outside seat.
  3. DC

    DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an impromptu brunch with a friend from out of town. It was my first brunch experience here. I had been to dinner many times before. The brunch was fantastic. The food, as always, was exquisite. The service was OUTstanding. Our server, Eduardo, was personable, efficient, responsive and fun. The host, Terrence, was accommodating and the drinks were completely on point! I enjoyed the energy by the staff. In a time where service is declining in the hospitality and restaurant industries, Pearl Dive has continued to provide top tier service, food and experiences. I highly recommend! Yes, I'm a foodie!
  4. DO

    DishOnSushiko

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to other outposts of the Black Restaurant Group many times, but for some reason had never been to this one. Other than a competitive parking scene, it was the perfect outing for a date with the wife. Great food and friendly staff in a cosy environment. Will definitely go again (via metro).
  5. RV

    RachelV

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their oysters are on point! My husband and I love this place. We always make sure to come here for dinner if we are in DC for a concert.
  6. EC

    EvaC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We are frequent fliers at Pearl Dive--always great (unusually loud last nite for some reason, though).
  7. CS

    CS77

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic and the service was incredible. Everyone there was helpful and fun and in a great mood. I felt a tad rushed and it was much more casual than I was expecting, but it was so worth it. It’s very lively and loud, with tables fairly close together, so just be aware of that if you were hoping for a romantic evening.
  8. G

    Guapo

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The mussels and the burger and the wine were outstanding!!! Only disappointment - the oysters. They were ok, but not great. The wait staff was friendly and helpful!
  9. CW

    CharlesW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Being from New Orleans we know good seafood. Oysters were delicious and the Gumbo had great flavor. Server was attentive - but could have had a little more engagement- as it was our first time in this establishment. Would definitely recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The food was amazing, the mimosa was well poured and I enjoyed my experience overall. The only negative would be, the tables are far too close together, making movement around the tables hard.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing! She made our birthday dinner so amazing. So glad I picked this place!
  12. SI

    SteveInDC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and Rockfish!
  13. CP

    CharlieP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Something was going on with the kitchen and things were taking longer than usual, but we had a lovely dinner. Our server was fantastic (Amanda I think).
  14. FF

    FoodieFriend

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing chargrilled oysters. Best I've had outside of New Orleans. Also best mussels in town!
  15. SB

    SusanB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress and staff were terrific. Food delicious!
  16. BH

    BenjaminH

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great, food and drinks were excellent and the server Amanda was even better.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great muscles, oysters and shrimp. Friendly and knowledgeable service. Entire family enjoyed their meal and in enjoyed my pineapple mimosa.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  19. L

    Lala

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing biscuits and corn muffins. Great drinks! Cam was an attentive server. The watermelon and tomato salad was delicious.
  20. L

    Loop

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were fantastic. And the octopus was the best I think I have ever had. Excellent meal.
  21. J

    Justinscott

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out waitress from Atlanta made the experience fun and exciting! As first timers to this establishment we were amazed at how delicious the food was (especially the oysters Rockefeller). We will definitely be returning and we hope we get the same server we had last time.
  22. RC

    RCDfree

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner and service! Yummy drinks, food and breads!
  23. KL

    KippL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Reservations suggested! Seafood was great and prices were on point.
  24. F

    Francis

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place. We had 730 pm reservations on 7/1. Great food, great staff and love the place.
  25. KM

    KentM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff and great food!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    1, SLOW SERVICE! We waited for an hour for two appetizers. Entrees took so much longer and we were starving. 2, KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS! A waitress from this restaurant has tampered with our signed check - even after we rounded up our tips to the next digit, the waitress still felt like she should earn $0.18 more than we already gave. Please keep a copy of your receipt & customer’s check copy, check your bank statements regularly, and write .00 at the end of your given amount! Stay away from this dishonest restaurant.
  27. P

    wallaceP

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very very good food. Best meal while we were in DC. Service was the best. We went on a Wednesday night, half price on wine.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great gumbo
  29. S

    Sreeni

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding every day dining seafood restaurant. It is very casual and not upscale in terms of the atmosphere but very relaxed. The food is absolutely outstanding. I will definitely come back.
  30. KJ

    KJH1351

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
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  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of my favorite places to enjoy good food, people and ambiance! Our waiter Nate was the best! Never had a server like him, he was personal and such a good person and very tentative. Loved it! I will always eat at Pearl Dive!
  32. DM

    DianeM

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    My first time at Pearl Dive and I'll be back. Food was outstanding. I had Oysters Rockefeller and Salmon and Latkes platter. BF had NE Clam Chowder which he said was great and he's a trained chef. Tried to figure out if he could duplicate it at home. He also enjoyed his potato latkes platter. Only issue is that's it's quite a small place and the noise level was high. They do have outdoor seating and busy bar area. High;y rated in most DC media and now I know why. If you love oysters, this is the place to eat.
  33. EK

    EllenK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    If you have any issues with sun, best to book inside.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth the trip to DC
  35. A

    Alvertos

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good food, although the fried oysters portion is tiny and the oysters po-boy sandwich is 80% bread. Great service, but gets too loud when busy, like headache loud.
  36. AH

    AceH

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is probably my favorite restaurant of all time. I always get their saltiest oysters with lime and their Maryland oysters to start, followed by anything on the menu (because it's all fantastic) and the beignets for dessert. Brunch here is simply divine and the wait staff always performs worthy of an encore. I have never had a bad experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is incredible. Staff is fun, attentive and on point. Music and ambience are a co laid back vibe. You can sit in, do the patio or the bars. I will make this a must do whenever I am in DC.
  38. SL

    SLDC

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Service was friendly, and food was delicious. This is a popular gathering place for the 30-somethings, so it was quite noisy.
  39. T

    Tangowood

    Washington DC

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went for the oysters, as usual, but were impressed with the rest of the menu -- many reasons to return.
  40. RB

    RichardB

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great services. Always. One of the best in DC.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 319-1612.

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is rated 4.8 stars by 1111 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 48 times today
Google Map for Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th St Nw, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On 14th Street between Q and Corcoran Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is accessible via metro. We are a short walk from both the Dupont Circle and U-Street/Cardozo Metro Stations.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Kispert

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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