The Pearl - Short North

4.8
4696 Reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
Cameron Mitchell’s, The Pearl Short North, is a well-polished culinary jewel that showcases made-from-scratch food, classically inspired cocktails and an exclusive selection of Ales, Lagers & Stouts. All within one cozy tavern. White exposed brick, original hard wood floors, over-sized iron beams and windows that open to High Street complete this unique gastropub, located in the Short North Arts District.

We are proud to announce our new, state-of-the-art Air Filtration and Air Purification systems have been installed in our Columbus, Ohio restaurants. Our NEW iWave Air Purification system, along with MERV Filters, will eliminate 99.4% of all airborne pathogens, including viruses and COVID-19, making our indoor dining safer than ever.

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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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4696 people are saying
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LDav
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, food & service were excellent.
Their fried chicken was great and portions are big. Enough for leftovers the next day.
Margarita was great - not sweet and syrupy like so many other places - just a bit pricey for the size.

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AlliC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back to The Pearl! The food was amazing! I tried a dish I would not normally eat and loved it. The ambience was great as well as the choice of music!

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DougT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

May I suggest that you cut the music during brunch? It was simply annoying - just loud enough to hear only the thump of drums and a mush of all the other sound and overwhelm our conversation. We were forced to yell to each other across the table, instead of having a normal conversation, which, I'm guessing, is the reason most people go to brunch with friends and family.
Other than the music issue, our out-of-town guests loved The Pearl (as do we). A great place.

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MelissaS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

There were too many customers packed in like sardines. No covid distancing or protocol

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! Great Food! You have to get the Tater Tots. Enjoy.

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TracyT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at the amazing Happy Hour. Our waiter was patient and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience from beginning to end. Exceptional service with unique and delicious food! A rare treat these days! We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

No acknowledgement about special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening. The food and drink was all delicious and perfectly prepared. We loved the punch and devils on horseback for starters. The fish and chips, the harbor salad, the shrimp and grits were all wonderful.

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vipjpschatz
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Food was delicious. All the rave reviews are well earned. The fried pb&j we’re delicious. So we’re the deviled eggs. Fried chicken and burger were also delicious. Best thing was the brown sugar pie!! Amazing!!

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ZEater
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Every time I've eaten here, the food and service has been excellent.
My only very mild complaint is that the music in the back of the restaurant during brunch was really loud. I had to shout at my dining companions so they could hear me.

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Donk
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, eclectic menu that offers something for everyone. Top notch service and an inviting warm environment. Highly recommend for a fun night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and atmosphere

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terrific60s
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Second time we have tried The Pearl. Again, the food was barely warm when brought to us...we asked it to be taken back and warmed in the mircowave-it came back to us no warmer than originally. Nothing like barely warm eggs, sausage, gravy and biscuits for breakfast. This will be out last time there

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Hazel
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place. We will be back! The tater tots were amazing.

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vipDJY1
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I really enjoy Cameron Mitchell restaurants and this one was so disappointing.
Just plain loud - not energetic - Loud. Service waiting lacking....server was in the weeds...had to ask 3 times to confirm 3 parts of 4 of the order. Bartender delivered my wife's wine. I believe an expeditor/manager delivered salad and entree. Appetizer was served after the salad course, again poor timing issues....some nice wines by the glass, some not so much (appeasing a wholesaler?) Heard so many good things - didn't live up to any of the build up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 year anniversary with my partner. Food was incredible. Manhattan cocktail was on point. Great service!

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
376 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Wish I had a better experience but it was the second time being disappointed at The Pearl. The Manhattan was a light pour. The burger was gummy. The server was inattentive.

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Kelly
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pearl! Always have a great time. The service and food were excellent!! Can’t recommend this restaurant enough!

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JamionP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and great food for the price. Great for date nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and free pie for my husband’s birthday!

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Corinne
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent choice in Short North! Loved it. Great ambiance , cocktails and food. Try the pie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We've eaten at The Pearl multiple times. We were disappointed our meals the last time we ate there.

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vipKimF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Jordan our waiter was perfection. Cornbread, steak, shrimp and grits are outstanding.
Can’t wait for our next visit to Columbus.

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vipCynthiaK
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress, excellent food & fabulous atmosphere! Went back for drinks next night.

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DanaM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked into The Pearl, to the time we left the staff was excellent. Our server Alex was knowledgeable and provided insight and guided us through the menu. He was kind and personable as we kibitzed about our home towns. The food was excellent and the drinks were on the spot. The hostesses assisted us with directions as we were leaving. Great job by the staff at The pearl Short North.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Love the drinks and appetizers here

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best Tater Tots ever!!!! Great cocktails.

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vipTrang
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner…everything was good and server was attentive…we sat by the street window ..so it was pretty loud w all the street cars but enjoyed it

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MariaJ
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, David, was fantastic and very attentive.

MB
vipMatthewB
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, slow but not unexpected during COVID. Highly recommended.

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TysonR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the food and our server. Kind and helpful. We will be back.

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Love4Fondue
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here for our anniversary, first time dining here for both of us. It was nice to see they asked diners and staff to wear masks in the restaurant, and that's something I know I definitely appreciated.

Our server was fantastic - very bubbly, friendly, and gave us plenty of time to first choose drinks and appetizers (snackies as she called them, which was funny!), then came back a few minutes later to take our dinner order. For apps, my husband got the cup of Clam Chowder (such a cute little cup!), which I got to N'awlins Style Oysters. Both were delicious. I loved the bread served with it - great for sopping up the sauce (which had a nice little kick to it). My husband got the strip steak with broccoli and a baked potato - his steak was cooked nearly perfectly, and was incredibly tender. The broccoli is how I want to always make it from now on - charred a bit with parmesan cheese on it. Perfectly seasoned (as was the steak!), I nearly stole it from him. I got the Arctic Char with roasted cauliflower, balsamic vinegar and cauliflower pureé. My fish was perfectly cooked, well seasoned, and the cauliflower - roasted and pureé - were tasty. I could've used more roasted cauliflower (there was some mixture on top of the pureé that I wasn't expecting), or a combo of the cauliflower and charred broccoli (but that's me). The pureé was luscious and creamy - and another thing I want to start emulating at home. I also wish I'd of asked for more to take home with my remaining half filet of Char.

Overall - a delicious dinner, very nice ambiance, and friendly staff. What you expect from a CM restaurant, and this one didn't disappoint in the slightest. We'll definitely be back for another date night!

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vipTOMS
Toledo
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Does not disappoint-excellent food! Always a favorite when we are in town.

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JenniferT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, we've been to the short north and dublin restaurants. Ideal for a romantic date or just an amazing cocktail with friends

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ColtonM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not remember out server but he was a younger gentleman and truly made the whole night for us.

CM
CorsanM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Didn't know it was happy hour. What a great value.

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vipMichelleR
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pearl is my favorite happy hour spot in the short north!! Ez our serving always gives us exceptional service!

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TaylorN
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. You must try the cornbread!

KC
KrystinaC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Wonderful service. Definitely would recommend a reservation.

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You can order delivery directly from The Pearl - Short North using the Order Online button. The Pearl - Short North also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 227-0151.

The Pearl - Short North is rated 4.8 stars by 4696 OpenTable diners.

The Pearl - Short North does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cameronmitchellgiftcards.com/.

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.

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