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Essex Pearl, New York, NY

Essex Pearl

4.7
4.7
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Bringing tide to table, Essex Pearl is a market & kitchen concept serving an eclectic mix of exotic seafood from around the globe. The restaurant’s airy and inviting atmosphere has an open kitchen and 48 seats. To reflect the seasons, the menu is skillfully crafted and infused with international ingredients and flavors meant to best highlight each piece of seafood as the star of the show. Designed as small plates to share, the offerings range from a raw bar with ten types of oysters plus uni and clams, three types of lobster rolls, and composed dishes like amberjack with pickled plum, fried squash flowers, and furikake.

The beer and wine program is curated with both national and international wines with a spotlight on smaller producers - all of which pair swimmingly with seafood.

Patrons have the option to shop the market for high-quality products to cook at home, order to-go items, or sit down for an upscale casual dining experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 899-4998

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Bun Cheam

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Lower Level, Enter via Grand Staircase on Broome St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F, M, J, Z Delancey Street-Essex Street Subway Stop

  • Additional

    Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. CA

    CANY

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great late evening snacks. Everything we tried from the menu was solid. Inventive but not precious. The Caesar salad was amazing - bonito flakes?! What?! So good. Perfect post show hangout and we’ll be back.
  2. t

    tlee

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    this "restaurant" within the Essex Market is worth seeking out if you love seafood. Everything we ate was perfect and delicious and the service was beyond attentive.
  3. M

    Mitch

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    This was a very mediocre meal. The menu was very limited in it's seafood selection. The lobster roll was nowhere near what it should have been. I would not go back and I would not recommend this restaurant.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a girls’ night out. Our first time visiting the newly done Essex market and came specially for Essex Pearl. Made it in time for their happy hour so grabbed a dozen $1 oysters and a bottle of rosé. Best thing about the dollar oysters is that they don’t give you the standard bluepoints. All of their east coast offerings are part of happy hour. Ordered several plates off the menu to share for dinner. Highly recommend the shrimp fritters, tinned fish and bacon kimchi fried rice. Will be back!
  5. LA

    LAURAS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service excellent. The shrimp fritter is excellent as was the Branzino, which was the the best I ever had. It was fun and friendly. Not intimate but comfortable and pleasant. We thought the whole experience was special and look forward to going again.
  6. r

    rsunshine

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    enjoyed the casual ambiance and the setting inside the market. some of the dishes were excellent but there were problems. The dorato for $25 was overpriced small piece of fish with huge amount of lettuce and tasteless cucumbers. the shrimp cocktail was not shrimp cocktail and overly salty. the music was too loud and conflicting with the music from the taco stand. service was rushed and poorly trained.
  7. D

    Deeyama

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fresh seafood and really creative flavor combinations. Highly recommend mussels in Thai curry sauce and shrimp fritters! Super delicious! Raw bar amazingly fresh - $1 oysters during happy hour!
  8. AC

    AC11101

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fresh fish and shrimp fritters were excellent! Moon man dessert was very original!
  9. DP

    DavidP

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time in Essex Market since the rebuild. This was a great should for dinner before the movie next door at Regal. Great deal on oysters during the buck a shuck happy hour.
  10. JZ

    JodiZ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service food & atmosphere all great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Happy hour 5-7 $1 oysters were great! Mignonette sauce needed more salt and kimchi sauce didn’t work for me. Shrimp fritters were delicious. Spicy bao were ok. Too spicy. Will def come back.
  12. TN

    TheNightChef

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic addition to the neighborhood. Superb oysters, large wine list and great service.
  13. l

    luv2eat

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are variety of dishes to choose from. We ordered the ribeye, shrimp fritters, oysters, lobster Boa , fried rice and the clam in a curry sauce. Everything is delicious. Nicole recommended a white wine that compliment the dishes. The food is delicious, the service is great, they change the dishes after each dish. We had a fabulous evening.
  14. DK

    DavidK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant. Only open a couple of weeks and everything was great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Second time visiting this venue. Food is very good. The happy hour $1 all oysters can’t be beat if that’s your thing. The crab fritter app is absolutely delicious. Lobster rolls are also really good. Would like to see them expand the menu a bit, and improve / expand the wine list. This is a keeper tho
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feeling very lucky to have experienced this restaurant so soon after the opening. Absolutely some of the best fish I have ever had. The oysters were amazing, the hamachi was just so perfect, the conche ceviche was so unique and was just the delicious, and I cannot begin to say which was better, the mahi mahi or the bronzino, only because both were perfect in there own individual ways. As well the presentation on each dish was just perfect.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I live locally in the neighborhood and have been excited about Essex Market (where Essex Pearl is) for years now! When walking down the main staircase this restaurant takes up your whole view and seems as if it is 80% of the entire Market! We stopped by on opening night and had the oysters because the kitchen was opening the following weekend. My wife and I are not very food savvy, but Essex Pearl took care of that with detailed information, tasting recommendations, first class service, and of course most importantly DELICIOUS FOOD. We went back the following week on date night and tried the main kitchen and were extremely impressed. The Front House Manager Nicole was awesome and gave us an amazing wine choice, recommended plates (Shrimp Fritters and Hamachi Appetizer are AMAZING!), and again the full service was AWESOME. Highly recommended, A+++++
  18. DG

    DonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and inventive fresh seafood, wonderful ambiance and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Oysters were some of the best I’ve ever had and the wine paired with them was perfect. Can’t wait to go back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and exceptional service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazingly fresh and top notch seafood, perfectly prepared

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Essex Pearl is rated 4.7 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lower Level, Enter via Grand Staircase on Broome St.

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    F, M, J, Z Delancey Street-Essex Street Subway Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Bun Cheam

  • Additional

    Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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