Pearl's

4.4
35 reviews
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$30 and under
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Caribbean
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Pearl’s is an authentic Caribbean restaurant in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We specialize in Bake & Shark, Jerk and other Caribbean dishes. With a full cocktail bar, beautiful backyard, music and vibes to make you feel like you’re in the islands.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Caribbean, Seafood, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(929) 276-3528
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bedford Ave.
Additional
Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Pearl's is a casual Caribbean restaurant in Williamsburg with island-party vibes and a great backyard.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

So I went ahead and made reservations but when we got the restaurant, no one was at the door to seat us. So we seated ourselves. Which was kind of annoying. Why bother!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. The drinks were excellent as well. The outdoor space was great, nice aesthetic with the picnic tables. Service was good - our server checked in with us frequently but we didn't have enough flatware and she forgot to bring a drink order.

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RT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great find! Service is superb and the drinks are the best! Try the corn, it's errrrrthang!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was really good and the servers were tentative. The ambiance was decent. I would recommend if you like Trini flavored foods.

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AJ
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is good, service is reasonable. Prices are a little high for what you get, but it's tasty.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was amazing, but service was poor as the restaurant got busy. They just need better organization.

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SU
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Cool, buzzy place. Food was good, not amazing. Wasn't a fan of the shark bake but thought the ribs and roti were good. Cocktails were good. Service was friendly although we were handed the check before being offered coffee or desert or most importantly another drink! Felt like we were rushed out even though we were only there an hour.

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AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Pearl's! I've been there twice and the food and cocktails are consistently excellent!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed myself at Pearls. The food was amazing. I highly recommend Pearls if you are in the Williamsburg area. Great Caribbean island inspired food.

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch - staff were really helpful as we had an additional person which we managed to squeeze in. Fun vibe and really flavorful food, and simple menu! Would definitely recommend, great with a group or smaller as you can get cosy and have a good old catch up.

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BA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I came here with a large group for birthday brunch and we had a blast! The food was interesting/tasty, the service was great, and when we had more people than expected show up they were very nice about it and able to accommodate a large group. The bottomless brunch was great and we'll be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love going to Pearls, always a good scene!! Hopefully they will think about expanding their brunch menu in the future. Haha I got called out by the waiter for being vegan since all I could really order were side dishes. I love their side dishes so no big!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Visited for brunch on a Sunday morning. Food was solid representation with good flavors though not entirely authentic executions to the Trinidad region they were imitating. Service was inconsistent but pleasant. Recommend: cocktails, bake & shark (flavorful but not authentic) , ackee, macaroni pie.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The service was sooooo bad but the food amazing. Shame

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pearl's has become a favorite spot for me. That food and vibe is YUMMY!

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd time at Pearl's and it was absolutely great again! Being of Trinidadian background this is truly authentic tasting food in NY

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G
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a casual but very tasty meal. Food was very flavorful and menu offered good variety for vegetarians through carnivores. Service was good; atmosphere is fun, funky, Caribbean chill. Great value as well, would highly recommend.

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FD
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Love Pearls for dinner and their food their is awesome. Do not go there though for the bottomless brunch. Their website ad said it was served 12-4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. When we arrived however, they told us they were not serving brunch and gave us no reason why, even though it was 1 PM on a Saturday . I had to pull up the website to get them to serve us the bottomless and even then they told us it was only for an hour while their ad said it was for 90 minutes.

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l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Yummy, fun and inexpensive. Great veg options. Loved the decor.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little spot to go for good food and good vibes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great. The waitress wasn't attentive that was the only disappointment.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great music. Great drinks. The staff was on point and everything I tasted was delicious.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was late for my reservation and got marked as a no-show, but still got sat! Wings were really good, but plantains were so-so which is strange because I think they used the same sauce on both. Entrees were delicious (I had the jerk chicken) but bread pudding was only OK. Prices were kind of steep ($4 for Mexican, about 12 oz, tastes just like American). Overall good experience.

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A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a West Indian woman, I am critical of West Indian restaurants. However, I had nothing to complain about. The bakes were amazing and authentic. The drinks are to die for. Will definitely return and make this my go to spot!

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BS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Pricey place for what it is. Heavy food lacking in seasoning. Margarita too sweet. Ambience was fun and server was nice

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Officially my favorite spot for West India food. Authentic and laid back done with style. Friendly staff and very nice cocktails! People seem to love this place because the tables are always full! Make a reservation! Truly a "gem".

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I already wrote to OpenTable about this abysmal experience, but did not hear back. The issue was communication between OpenTable and Pearl's, but they had no record of my reservation (even though I showed confirmation) and I waited an hour and a half before leaving. Please refer to my previous note and let me know if there's a way you can compensate me for the inconvenience. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible, rude staff. Upon arrival in a merely half-fullrestaurant, the waitress denied my request to wait for my date at the table, and instructed to sit at the bar. When i sat in one of the couple of empty stools she proceeded to tell me thats occupied. I asked her at this point if i should wait outside to which she rolled her eyes at the bartender and said 'no its fine'. This was the moment i stood up and thanked them fir the experience and left. Didn't get to taste the food but place doesn't look very aouthentic and after that service at the front of house I really wouldn't want to experience what is going on in the back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

1st Time I went was awesome, last time not so much. Mac & Chs. was dry. However same great service & the manager did accomodate & removed it from the bill...but I like FOOD & SERVICE consistency!

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BL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

disclaimer: i think we came on a really off day since it was a holiday that landed on a weekday and it was a rainy winter day so no outdoor seating.

the staff was really overwhelmed and it seemed like half the dishes weren't available, which we weren't told until after we had made our choices. however, the food we did get was delicious and the staff was super nice and accommodating, so i would be willing to try it again. just a warning to perhaps be careful if you are looking for something quick, our one hour lunch turned into a 2.5 hour+ affair!

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N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pearl's was simply divine. It had all the flavors from my grandmother's kitchen back in Trinidad.

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FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The experience and food itself was great. I however did not like how eager the wait staff was to clear away the table. One waitress tried to take my drink off the table when it was clearly full, I had to swat her hand away. I also HATED the fact that the waitress thought it appropriate to approach the table and ask me and my party to leave because they were busy, when there was in fact no one waiting to be seated.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is great, food and drinks are delicious. Excellent place for a big party. My friends were ecstatic about it.

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Yummy food. Great drinks. GREAT MUSIC. Real island feel. I loved it.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Each time I visit lends to a new experience. The food is great and it's just a friendly place to chill.

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