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About The Pearl

A Jewel Long in the Making. And well worth the wait. Cameron Mitchell’s, The Pearl, 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 urban and 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.

641 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
The Pearl opens at 4:00 p.m. daily for dinner.
We also offer a fantastic Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00-3:00

Cross Street:
Buttles

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 227-0151

Website:
http://www.thepearlcolumbus.com/

Parking Details:
The Pearl offers valet service for $10 as well as public on street parking.

Executive Chef:
John Deutschle

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wine

Specials

Happy Hour at The Pearl

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Oyster Night

Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour at The Pearl

Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

It's more than a happy hour. It's an outpouring of joy. Join us weekdays in our tavern from 4-6 PM & enjoy half off draught beer, selected beers, wines by the glass, brown bag special, selected spirits & specialty cocktails and punches. Excludes Tax and Tip. Available in the Tavern Bar area ONLY. Not Available on Holidays. Special valid Sep 25, 2017 - Jan 19, 2018 on Mondays - Fridays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Oyster Night

Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Enjoy oysters raw, baked or fried for $2 each and $5 oyster shooters with your choice of Vodka, Gin or Tequila. Excludes Tax and Tip. Offer not available on holidays. Special valid Sep 21, 2017 - Jan 18, 2018 on Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

The Pearl Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (84)
Fun (67)
Special Occasion (65)
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Fit for Foodies (65)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Casual (52)
Comfort Food (50)
Happy Hour (50)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Hot Spot (50)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Worth the Drive (48)
Vibrant Bar Scene (47)
Business Meals (36)
Bar Seating (35)
Good for Groups (35)
Great for Brunch (33)
Cozy (33)
People Watching (33)
Authentic (30)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Romantic (23)
Great Beer (20)
Great for Lunch (17)
Late-night Find (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Healthy (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Seasonal (8)
Tapas (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Sports (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Overall we had a great dinner at this place -good food and wine. Very friendly and good waiter at the table . not recommended for a romantic dinner thought as it was a very busy Saturday evening and VERY loud to the point that it was difficult to have a normal conversation at the table. really only negative note was that the entrance staff was not very friendly , while waiting for our table ( even with a reservation) we were told that we could order drinks at the bar while waiting but had to ask for the drink menu and then the bar tab couldn't be combined with the restaurants ' so we had to leave our credit card with the Bar staff for 10 mins while we finished the drinks which was awkward.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, excellent service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The Pearl has a great vibe and gave me a wonderful dining experience. Enjoyed the jalapeno cornbread with whipped honey butter, mahi tuna dinner special served over pureed butternut squash and the Dutch apple pie. (Crust was from scratch.) Yum!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome as usual!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, drinks, service and atmosphere!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, vibrant scene & outstanding service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Well done. Great staff, great food.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Third time for me. Reservations help, but not required. Service is variable (1 great, 1 efficient, 1 slow and impersonal). Food has been excellent each time. Raw bar is a treat. Excellent cocktails. I can recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and the food is spectacular! I've never had a bad dish :)

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 11, 2017

In Columbus for the OSU game and read about the great reviews. We had a 9:30 pm reservation (earliest available). We were seated about 25 minutes past our reservation time. The bar area was extremely crowded with people waiting for their tables. Once seated in the back room, our waiter was very attentive and the meal was served quite quickly. As an appetizer, we had the deviled eggs - excellent with a touch a spice to them. Attractively serviced on "hen scale". I had the flat iron steak with pineapple salsa - very good. My husband enjoyed the fish and chips - best he's had in a long time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food and service! Fun vibe. Highly recommend the corn bread. The pies are fantastic save room!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Friday night, holiday weekend at this popular place with early evening reservation (5:45p) for family of 4. Entry was filled with people with reservations. Waited 40 minutes for a high top table in the bar ( first available and we accepted). Hostesses were apologetic, provided two appetizers of our choice for the inconvenience. Mixed drinks from the bar and bar staff were excellent. Server (Eric) was excellent as well. Food was fantastic. Popular spot, they recognized the inconvenience and did what they could to get us seated and offer some food. We’ll certainly return to The Pearl!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Several of us went for my sister's birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Two of had the oysters to rave reviews. Deviled eggs are very tasty with a hint of kick - horseradish? Clam chowder is one of the best I've had; walleye was also very good. Service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was delicious, atmosphere was great and service was excellent

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent, as always! The oysters are wonderful. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We enjoy coming here especially if we can come for happy hour when we can experiment with some of the appetizers. Service this time was inexplicable. Our initial contact was delayed--- 10 minutes. Our server offered to bring a sample of a beer I wanted to try which I thought was nice, but then the sample took 10 minutes and then 10 more minutes at which point I flagged him down (literally) to order the beer. My spouse had received his cocktail long before. In the meantime other random people had brought our appetizers but he never returned for our order. It was then past happy hour but he did honor that price. We started to be worried about our theater tickets and told him when he finally returned for our order. He was galvanized and Our salad appeared within 5 minutes (of my beer) and our entree appeared 5 minutes after that with our bill. ("No rush"). The food was very good.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We were there at happy hour and the value was incredible. The waiter was very good. The kitchen forgot to give us one of our appetizers, but we had enough food without it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I live in Cleveland and my favorite restaurant is The Pearl. I have made trips to Columbus just to eat there. I have celebrated multiple birthdays and other events at that restaurant. It will forever hold a special place in my heart. I recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The atmosphere gives you the feel that you are eating at upscale event, casual but elegant. Nice variety of health minded plates. Service was well-timed and friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I took a friend here for brunch. I’ve done the brunch here several times and it’s one of my favorites in town. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always delicious! Fabulous brunch!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Lovely meal and very good menu. The oysters were great and we each ordered a different entree and each was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everyone was so nice, energized, friendly. Brody our waiter was a gem, and was so attentive. The food was a perfect--and your chef went out of her way to help us. Problem is---which CM restaurant is our favorite---too many choices, not enough time!
Brian and Paula

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was amazing, very flavorful and and hand crafted.
The atmosphere was great! The decor was unique and comfortable.
I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always enjoy having a great meal with friends at the Pearl. The cocktail list is always unique and the dinner selection can feed any person needs.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The overall ambiance is great and the food is usually very good. On this night, the service was incredibly slow. Appetizers were forgotten and drinks took absolutely forever to get, at one point we cancelled a round as we were done eating for quite awhile and were waiting for our check (that we had to ask for). There was no acknowledgement from management and we were still charged for every single item on our $600 check, despite the long waits throughout the evening. The pearl is one of my favorite restaurants but this experience would not have me returning any time soon.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Catch of the day was poor; however, the other items were good such as the spoonbread hamburger, and french fries. The Catch of the day, a whitefish, was rubbery and somewhat slimy.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Made a reservation 2.5 weeks in advance for a birthday for my boyfriend. We had plans after the reservation and I gave us enough time to relax and enjoy dinner before we had to be at the next destination. When we arrived for our 6:15pm reservation we were told they were running 15 min behind. We waited over 20 min before we were actually sat at our table. Horrible experience and almost missed our next destination. I will never book here again.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our first time here. Great service! Our waitress knew her wines and customers -- she made accurate recommendations. We really enjoyed the food - the oyster bar is great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The Pearl is one of our favorite restaurants in Columbus! Atmosphere is always fun, the food is fantastic, and the happy hour is always a good time. The wait staff are always friendly and knowledgeable. Love the Short Ribs and Beet Salad! Great Manhattan too!

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is my first review of any restaurant and this is hands down was the best experience I have ever had. I will certainly return many times and recommend it to all my friends. Again, this is my first restaurant that I have felt a need to leave a review.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent experience. I was only in Columbus one night for a quick business trip. Used google to find a few suggestions, liked the look of The Pearl, so off I went. Greats cocktails at the bar followed by an excellent selection of dinner options. LOVED the teriyaki octopus and the shrimp and grits!! Probably can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Service was attentive and timely. Nothing negative to say.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Service was alright. Waiter was friendly but I would say helpful in description of menu items. Steaks were flavored very good. However they were not hot enough. My wife ordered medium well and it was closer to medium. I ordered medium and it was more like medium rare but that is ok with me. For the amount of time we waited for the food to arrive it should have been hottt. The broccoli was cold, the steak was cold, the baked potato was the hottest and still cold. We didn’t say anything to the manager or staff, well because we didn’t want a discount or free food. That and excuses is all we would of gotten. For the price it should have been better period.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We got there at 8:10 and they closed at 9 so I always kind of expect service to be a little slower when I get there that close to close. It took a little longer than normal to get drinks.

Since it took a while to get drinks we ordered our app and entrees at the same time. The lamb meatballs took forever and then the entrees came out about 2 min later. The meatballs tasted good and the radish and cucumber slices gave it a different texture but I'm not sure the three were worth $9.

My char had good flavor but the best part of the dish was the cauliflower purée. Not necessarily a bad think I guess. My gf got the fried chicken. It was really good. She didn't let me even try the green bean casserole so it must have been good too. It wasn't too sweet and I'm not one for seers so that worked out. The cinnamon bun it came with was really good too.

We had a gift card so at $40 I'm don't really have a reason to complain. If would have paid $90 after tax and tip I probably would have been a little disappointed.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Gathering with friends

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 29, 2017

our favorite spot when we go to or drive thru Columbus... high recommended!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love it! The food was excellent. The home made brown sugar pie was to die for.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Best place in town to get oysters!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely love this place, can’t go wrong with anything.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love the pearl! This time though the service was a bit slow! Still enjoyed it!

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