The Pearl - Short North

4.8
4621 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.

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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
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
What 4621 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NancyS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I thought the place was nice we thoroughly enjoyed it I didn’t think the food was superior except for the clam chowder and the pies of course

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vipFrancescaP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was absolutely fantastic and superb as our server. He was the ultimate tour guide for an amazing dining experience. We had restaurant week as well as the seafood tower, the culinary team is so talented here!!

Thanks for a great night out!

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TimS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beginning our server Chris was amazingly energetic and helpful. We’ve been here several times and always love it. It was our first time being there during Happy Hour and the prices were awesome for the drinks, snacks, and starter. The blueberry basil lemonade with gin was fantastic and refreshing. The Devils on Horseback are a must for the snacks. We tried the Jalapeño Corn spoon bread for the first time and it is a great blend of savory, sweet, and a little spicy. For my entree I got the pub burger, which was also half off due to Happy Hour! Our other entree was the Southern Fried Chicken and it was moist and super delicious. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert this time around, which is a bummer because the desserts are so good! We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Our waitstaff was super

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sprude
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and quality service, I'm never disappointed. The Short rib and corn bread was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food came out quickly and the atmosphere was awesome! Our waiter Alex did a great job. We will definitely be back next time we are in town. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabby was hands down the best server I have ever had. She was so kind and generous. The food was so delicious. I mentioned I loved the tomato jam and Gabby handed me the recipe 10 mins later. She was fabulous. I will be back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Andrew was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Visiting for the weekend from Pittsburgh. Everything was beyond excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went on Friday evening for happy hour and were so impressed with the place, we decided to make a reservation for Brunch on Saturday morning. Friday we shared the cornbread (don’t go unless you intend to order it it’s phenomenal) I had a selection of oysters (fried and the New Orleans style) they were excellent my wife and her friend both had the NY Strip which they loved. The next morning for brunch we ordered the cornbread again and the fried pbj as starters. The fried pbj is dessert make no mistake and they’re excellent. We all enjoyed our main dishes as well. If I had to make any type of complaint it would be that my eggs were slightly overcooked for my liking but that’s not the end of the world. Service is outstanding, the servers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. This will be in the rotation when I’m in Columbus for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining. Servers are always top notch. Food is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We visited during happy hour for half price drinks and oysters. The oysters were not good… We could smell them as they were placed on the table and were immediately turned off by a not-so-fresh smell. We tried a few and didn’t finish the rest simply because they seemed not fresh and didn’t taste right. We eat oysters often and these just weren’t good. Cocktails were great, service was great, Cuban sandwich and tator tots were good. Beet salad and clam chowder were just so-so. Maybe our expectations were too high, but we just were not impressed with The Pearl.

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vipJohnR
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive. Food was excellent.

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TimF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is spectacular. The food was amazing, the cocktails unique and delicious but best of all was the service.

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JaredD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really Loved the food, and the wait staff.
took a little extra time to get an oysters app, but when I did they were delicious.

The beet salad was the star of the entire night, for sure.

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Krisk
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best happy hour/dinner experience. The food was great, service was perfect and was a really nice night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 year anniversary

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vipKristy
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pearl never disappoints. Incredible food. Incredible service. And the happy hour is the city's best, bar none. If you go, ask for Andrew, who is a 10/10.

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vipColleenE
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening. The fish special was simply incredible. Great cocktails. Great oysters. Terrific service. Perfect. Thank you!

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BillH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jesse gave us excellent service. Liked the brown sugar pie.

JS
JodiS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Brunch, Everything is always delicious, service is impeccable.

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vipColumbus4547
Cleveland
82 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pancakes are so yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal I have had in Columbus, OH.

LM
LindaM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service was great by our waitress but the food service was slow. It too a very long time to get our salads and our entree was out within minutes of getting our salads. That would be the only complaint.

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vipMaltomeal
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good…deviled eggs, hanger steak, grilled cheese; everything! This is consistent with this location and we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great and so was service. Cool environment

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Meves
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great night, from summer cocktails, to oysters. Shrimp and grits and hanger steak were perfect. Service was impeccable as usual. On-time seating, fast table-service. Thank you!

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vipDiane
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the ambiance of this restaurant. Great happy hour. We'll be back, for sure.

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Heatherh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Pearl has a lot of gluten free options, their fries are safe, gf buns, and the fish and chips are gluten free. The first batch of gf fish and chips was crazy salty, but they fixed it and was much better the second time around. It is a little noisy in there and a bit pricey, but overall a good experience.

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vipSeemaS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely!!! Thank you!

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NickiB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pearl was delicious and a fun place to celebrate a special occasion! Andrew was our waiter and provided fantastic service! So hospitable. It was a special evening.

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AnneK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived a bit early and was seated right away. Our server Alex greeted me and helped me decide on a cocktail while I was waiting.
We ordered lots of half price snacks,appetizers and starters, so we got to try some new things. Smoked salmon, jalapeno spoon bread, deviled eggs, deep fried pbj, and fried oysters too!
I had the clam chowder for my entre.
Everything was so tasty and we did not order desert but they all sounded fantastic. This is my favorite place to eat in Columbus Ohio.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was beyond excellent

JP
vipJimP
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and great food! Beet Salad and Short Ribs are fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Better than my last visit in March when hostess gave away our bar seats after an hour long wait. Tonight was ok except they were sold out of both fish dishes we tried to order.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Pearl . The food was great and so was the service good also. Great 27 th anniversary dinner.

LM
LinM24
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and attentive. We had a great night with friends celebrating three birthdays!

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vipMandy
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday gathering. We had a party of 8 and service and food were awesome. A lot of the time with larger parties, orders get messed up and/or are not delivered in a timely manner. The Pearl got everything right and delivered very timely. The entire party had a great time.Every dish was excellent, well presented and tasted wonderful. We will return.

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We3Mikes
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Armando was an excellent server. Very attentive and accommodating. The food was amazing - have to get the Devils on Horseback as a starter. The ambiance is great - nice enough for a date night, but casual enough for a girls nite out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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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 4621 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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