The Pearl

4.7
3542 reviews
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Gastro Pub
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.
Our Valet Service is available during normal hours and the garage behind us on West Russell is also open for business.
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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan was, by far, the best server we have ever had at The Pearl. The food was also amazing, the hostesses were gracious, and everything was just a perfect brunch for Easter Sunday.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We had a reservation at 715 and didn’t get seated until 8 but after that the service was great

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Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic!

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience

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OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good except they forgot the sauce on our wings.

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ST
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to The Pearl while on a work trip (and because they had oysters), and all I can say is I was very impressed! The oysters were fantastic as was the main entree. Also, the restaurant is located in a cool area of Columbus with a ton to do. I would definitely check this place out if given the opportunity!

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DT
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent dressy-casual ambience, good menu variety. I had the "today's catch" which was well prepared with interesting small slices of what appeared to be thick bacon - delicious. Perfect pre-Blue Jackets dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was great!!!! Made a reservation on open table but still waited regular wait time 25min after reservation time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great vibe.

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KZ
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always exceptional and the food is always fresh, seasoned perfectly, and never disappoints!

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PA
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had dinner with some friends there and it was a great setting. Lighting was good and the food was tasty.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Best Food Ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at The Pearl. Excellent food and service. Andrew, our waiter, rocked!! Attentive but not in your face. Best waiter we have ever had. Would highly recommend The Pearl.

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CV
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited here for my friend's birthday and it was lovely. The food was delicious, prompt service, friendly staff, great atmosphere

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EM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great, brunch yesterday! The Cuban was great and so was the peach Bellini! Highly recommend

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok but not exceptional, it seemed like the chef worked too hard to be eclectic. The feta on lentils paired with pork shank didn’t work at all. Charging extra for cheese on a charterrie board that started at $25, was ridiculous. Also only gave us 5 pieces of toast that we had to wait forever for. The waitress was great and tried to keep up but seemed overworked and we had to wait a long time for requests. Sorry but in an area where there are many dining choices, Pearl missed the mark.

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with a super menu! It is pricey, but we had outstanding service and excellent food. I wasn’t as impressed with the desert, and it is a louder restaurant (which didn’t bother me, but it might some). My party was there for a longer period of time, and we never felt pressured to “get moving”. Had the Shrimp Boil - yummmm! Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fantastic, the Happy Hour is terrific, food is delicious and the drinks are excellent!

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WB
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best happy hour prices on premium cocktail and on happy hour snacks and appetizers.

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BA
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a short walk to downtown. The service was attentive and the chicken wings are some of the best I have encountered in Columbus - they fall off the bone.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love everything about the Pearl. The drinks are great and I absolutely love their deviled eggs. We also made it in time for their Happy Hour which was a nice added bonus. I would highly recommend to friends and anyone in town for the night.

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PB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always wonderful! Can't beat the pie! Friendly service....outstaning food experience.

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DM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

But... the food was over salted (I didnt want to complain again as we had already found a hair in an appetizer) My fluke sole was so salty I didnt finish it. And the noise level is high, so take that into consideration, but it is a fun place. It is not inexpensive either. I expected more from a CM restaurant as I always have...

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CW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here. Devin was our waiter again and he always does a great job. We were celebrating my birthday and they allowed my group to bring in a cake and have it delivered as we were finishing up which was amazing!

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BB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you have a reservation they always seat you right away. The food is incredible, and the atmosphere can’t be beat!!

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BH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The oysters and clam chowder were excellent however the Arctic char was too salty. Our waiter was pretty terrible. He never came around and when he did it felt like we were annoying him. I usually have a great experience at the pearl so maybe just an off night.

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g
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a popular bustling place on a Thursday night, probably any night. The food is very good and the service was excellent. It is a little too loud and bustling for us baby boomer types but makes a nice change now and then . Overall we had a fun evening out.

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b
Columbus
66 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good as always

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SP
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Pearl exhibits the typical Cameron Mitchell dining quality you would expect. The food was excellent, however, this restaurant is often very busy and the vibe is one of a hurried feeling rather than one of focused caring. It was a little more commotion than my wife and I like, but still a good experience.

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l
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My brunch experience was fine but nowhere near as good as dinners have been in the past. We had Shakshuka where the eggs were overdone and rubbery, and there wasn't enough bread. The pancakes and bacon were good, but not outstanding. The coffee was just plain bad. The restaurant is fun, and it was generally a positive experience, but I wasn't impressed by the food, and that's ultimately the purpose of a restaurant . . .

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Pearl is truly a place for those that love food.

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OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome as usual! Our server, Tylor, was phenomenal!!!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waited almost 30mins past our reservation time. No bueno. But cool atmosphere, interesting menu, pretty good service, good food. Too loud. I’d go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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MK
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of those places that is consistently excellent in all phases of the experience.

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m
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Awesome as normal. Service today was just ok. But food is very good.

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SC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Worst experience ever at the Pearl. Will be taking a long break before I venture back to this or another Cameron Mitchell restaurant.

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CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Awesome service! One of my favorite restaurants in Columbus

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Loved the cornbread, chicken confeit, burger, brown sugar pie!!! Great service!!

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EP
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice evening. I took the President of the company to Pearl for a business dinner. A bit loud, but a good loud if that makes any sense. Food was excellent as was the wait staff, and service. President said "thanks" three times, so he must have enjoyed the evening himself.

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