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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

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 (76)
Fit for Foodies (67)
Fun (67)
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Special Occasion (62)
Casual (61)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Happy Hour (53)
Comfort Food (52)
Hot Spot (51)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Handcrafted Cocktails (49)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Worth the Drive (43)
Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Bar Seating (41)
Good for Groups (38)
Cozy (36)
Business Meals (35)
Authentic (33)
Great for Brunch (33)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
People Watching (28)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Romantic (27)
Great Beer (25)
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Notable Wine List (13)
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Local Ingredients (9)
Healthy (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
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Kid-friendly (5)
Tapas (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Live Sports (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 5, 2016

Our server, Hanna, was so well-versed with the menu! The friend I was dining with has a severe fish allergy and Hanna was more than happy to answer all of our questions and never skipped a beat, not to mention her attention to detail in the steps of service. I always love dining here, but I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate her. She is definitely an asset!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2016

While I've happily dined at The Pearl before, I'd not taken advantage of the happy hour menu. Fantastic bargains on food and drink alike, to go with the normally delicious food and outstanding service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 5, 2016

Started with the Tuna Credo appetizer. Not as flavorful as I expected but still good. Had the halibut over bok Choy special which was very tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Oysters are the specialty and delicious but the other menu items are delicious as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We waited a little longer than we would have preferred for our 9:30PM reservation, but we had no trouble ordering a Moscow Mule to hold us over. Dinner was great (everything we tried from oysters to pie). Most plates are smaller portions, so plan for it. Great atmosphere. Before the ball dropped at midnight, waitstaff brought fun NYE hats, headbands, horns, etc. and a generous pour (or four) of champagne for all; pleasant surprise and fantastic way to ring in 2016!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We had never been to The Pearl, but love the short north so decided to give it a try on NYE. From the very beginning we had an awesome night. I loved the valet parking. When we checked in for our reservations we had a short (3-4 minute) wait and were offered bar service from the beginning..a nice touch. The service was impeccable. We started off with some drinks and our waiter was more than knowledgeable about the options. I loved that he said they would make me a drink and if I didn't like it they would try again. The appetizers were delicious and our entire party appreciated the menu with a range of protein options (shrimp, fish, steak, burger) and we ate them all. We didn't have room for dessert because we ate every bit of our entree. It was fabulous. We will be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Had a New Year's eve dinner here with friends visiting from out of town. I've been here once before several months ago, and it was good... but this time was fantastic! The Devil's on Horseback + Jalapeno corn bread for starters, then some oysters and clams before dinner. Delicious. Entree was the Braised Short Rib and desert was the Elvis. Wow... just wow. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2015

One of Central Ohio's finest. Best Manhattan I've ever had! Every course was fantastic. We too out of town friends there for New Years Eve and they loved it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 30, 2015

I wrote in the comments my husband was gluten free. The hostess seated him with a gf menu. He was very impressed

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Even with a reservation we still had to wait 20 min

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 29, 2015

My girlfriend and I went to the Pearl for our one year anniversary and had a great time. Our server was great, he was attentive, but at the same time didn't bother us too much since we were having a romantic night. The food was amazing. The tastes at the Pearl are so unique, they are almost an enjoyable twist on traditional dishes. My favorite part is the ambiance. There is dim lighting and excited chit chatter. It was an amazing night at a great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Great service and atmosphere. More than just seafood on the menu so there's something for everyone. Good value for the quality of menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Food was great and service from Nick was very appreciated! Prompt service and great personality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Went 2 weeks in a row. .wonderful food. A little pricey, but worth it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2015

Once again, The Pearl knocks it out of the park! Incredible, fresh oysters; red snapper that was amazing. Our server was great, recommended a great wine and got us out of there in time for the theater! I recommend The Pearl all the time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2015

...and add a Bloody Mary for a great dinner. I got the cheeseburger, which was recommended (at my request) by our server as her preference over the fried chicken. It was fine, but I'm glad that my friend let me try the fried chicken...this is the better choice. Our server deserves credit for supporting my interest in the Bloody Mary. I had not had one in many years...and it was excellent (spicy, not extra spicy). We shared a brown sugar slice of pie for dessert which was good, not great. Overall, a great atmosphere, great service, and very good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 22, 2015

Delicious! Wonderful service and excellent food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 22, 2015

Every detail about the restaurant has been thought out. They've created a fun attractive environment accompanied by great service and delicious food and drinks. We love Cameron Mitchell's restaurants!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 20, 2015

A friend came back to Columbus after being out of town for a year. When asked where he wanted to go to dinner, he didn't even hesitate. He wanted oysters from The Pearl. Sam, our server, was gracious and attentive - the food was fantastic, including a selection of four different types of oysters. As always happens at The Pearl, the entrees were amazing and after dinner coffee drinks topped a wonderful night!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Perfect oysters, great waitstaff, immaculate bathrooms. And plenty of gorgeous entrees.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 18, 2015

My husband & I were recommended by a man at another place to come here. We loved it. Our server was Eric (EZ) and he was amazing. It is a very relaxed place...no rush to get you in and out! They allow you to take your time to order each course and eat it one at a time and have your conversation at your leisure. Eric was also great at recommendations on drinks, oysters, food...even on the show we were seeing afterwards! We will be back and will recommend to our friends and family! Thank you so much for the wonderful food and place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2015

The good is unique and delicious. Staff is well educated on the menu, attentive & fun

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 12, 2015

My friend and I enjoyed the seafood tower! It was amazing! The oysters and shrimp were delicious considering we were eating them in Columbus, Ohio in December. I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 12, 2015

One of the best brunch spots in Columbus!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 11, 2015

Love how interesting the food is. We have had the same waiter twice and so happy we did.
The atmosphere is lively.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 10, 2015

The short ribs are unbelievable.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2015

Oysters were cooked perfectly and price was very reasonable.

Service was spot on.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Not impressed with my last trip to The Pearl. Made reservation for 8:30. Wasn't seated at a table until 9:20. What's the point of a reservation. Ordered an assortment of appetizers to share and a dozen oysters and there was nothing special about any of it. Service was good but that was about it. Sad to say, but my past trip was probably my last.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2015

The Pearl is one of my top ten favorite restaurants in Columbus. I know when I go the Pearl I can expect a great experience with outstanding food. I absolutely adore the presentation of the deviled eggs starter. The grilled cheese with brie and jam is also delightful. Every item on the menu is superb and eclectic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 5, 2015

My husband & I love The Pearl. We always have a great, memorable & enjoyable time here. This is the main reason I chose it for my Birthday Brunch. Our server was very pleasant. The food, as always, was delicious and the birthday pie I ordered to go was also very good. Although we had reservations, we were not sat right away. We had to wait about 5 minutes. But other than that, everything was really nice. Highly recommend to family, friends & colleagues.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Unfortunately the table we sat at was so close to everyone else. Our shoulders were touching others it felt like. The service was polite but very slow. The food was great but the experience was not. Just sit at the oyster bar when you go. Sorry Pearl.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Wonderful service!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 30, 2015

My husband and I like the vibe at the Pearl. The food and service are always top-notch. Our recent visit was to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. (FYI, the 30th wedding anniversary gift is pearl). We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 28, 2015

We started the dinner with the appetizer Tator Tots. Very nice, kinda reminded you of eating a mashed potato that had been deep fried. For the main course I had the hamburger. The fresh ground meat paired with the cheese and bun was superb. My wife had the shrimp and grits. It was amazing! For dessert we had the brown sugar pie. What an awesome way to end the experience! The staff was friendly and very attentive to our needs. Cameron Mitchell did a fabulous job in the creation of this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2015

It is very hard to find fresh oysters in land-locked Central Ohio. The Pearl delivers both quality and a good selection of fresh, raw oysters that are flown in daily (according to our server). They have small, medium and large sizes from both the East and West coast. Probably the best oyster joint in Cbus.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2015

We had read that The Pearl was bad about getting reservations seated on time, not great at service and noisy. Instead, we were seated within minutes of our arrival (actually slightly ahead of our reservation), had a friendly, attentive and knowledgeable server and had no trouble with our conversation. But like all excellent restaurants, The Pearl is really about The Food. We started with their House Smoked salmon with a nice tartar sauce and deviled egg. The salmon is a thick piece of fillet, rather than paper thin slices. Great smokey qualities and flavor (It rivals my own.) We downed a half-dozen oysters (3 Chesapeake and three Anchor Bay), with three baked N'awlin's Style Oyster for good measure. The raw sters were fresh and briny, the baked were spicy with a cajun broth for dipping a heel of sourdough bread. For mains we had Ricotta Dumplings, Fish & Chips and pan-seared Mahi Mahi. All were amazing! Beverages were expertly mixed and reinforcements arrived quickly and efficiently.

In all my wife and daughter and I had an excellent dining experience. We had driven into town for Thanksgiving (us from Cleveland, daughter from Durham) and wanted to experience the Short North. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2015

Made this reservation because I really like this restaurant. In the comments section, I included that this was for a birthday. The restaurant made no mention of the occasion or made any special effort. Totally disappointed the staff and manager didn't see this in the Open Table Coments section, and do something to make the dining experience extra special.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 24, 2015

The food and service were outstanding, we are from New England and the clam chowder was as good as any we have had in CT, MA or ME! Decor is a throwback to an era where good food and service were the norm. Will definitely return when we are in Columbus again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 22, 2015

Our table was 40 minutes late, the food took an hour To come out and wasn't that great. Expensive for bad service

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 22, 2015

This is one of my go-to restaurants when I get back to Columbus for Buckeye football games. I can always count on great oysters and Bloody Marys. The place is normally hopping but I can normally get a reservation on short notice.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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