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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (76)
Fun (70)
Special Occasion (70)
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Fit for Foodies (66)
Casual (60)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Comfort Food (56)
Hot Spot (55)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Worth the Drive (46)
Happy Hour (45)
Bar Seating (45)
Vibrant Bar Scene (44)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
Cozy (40)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Good for Groups (37)
Romantic (33)
Business Meals (32)
Authentic (28)
Great for Brunch (26)
People Watching (24)
Great Beer (23)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Great for Lunch (16)
Notable Wine List (12)
Healthy (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Tapas (4)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great seafood dinner and drinks. Service was great. Wait staff were friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was really good and we had a good experience overall. Our one complaint was that the music was really loud and given the number of people there and the music volume, it was difficult to hear our conversation at times over dinner.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a great brunch here, love this spot for brunch. Really cool items on the menu from traditional breakfast to lunch to mixed items. Bloody Mary is amazing!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food great service wonderful Always love coming here

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time at the Pearl. Have heard many nice comments regarding the atmosphere. We were all pleased with our dinner. Would definitely go back. Menu had something for everyone and the prices were good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Absolutely fantastic, A+, incredible. My food went cool just enjoying it.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Overall an unimpressive experience. I made reservations in advance for 4 people @ 5:45 on a Thursday and requested a booth (for my wife's birthday). We were seated at a table in the corner close to the restrooms and adjacent to a couple of large parties. The noise level was excessive and the server had a difficult time getting close enough to our table. The service was adequate at best and it took quite a while before we got our drinks or before our server came back to take our order - also had to ask to have our water bottle refilled. Three of our four entrees arrived together and we had to wait for the fourth, and the food was just OK. Honestly, there wasn't anything about the evening that made me think of returning again. Sadly, this seems to be consistent with other Cameron Mitchell restaurants we've visited recently. We used to be able to count on any Cameron Mitchell establishment for exceptional food and service. Not so much lately. Disappointing.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were running late and they still sat us quickly. Shrimp and Grits is to die for.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We celebrated our 32nd anniversary at the Pearl. It was our first time there and we loved it! Great food and even better service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Andy, our server, was excellent! The food was outstanding, as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had excellent service and a great meal. We will return.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our server was awesome. She was pleasant, attentive, and anticipated our needs. The food was delicious, but the service was what set the experience apart from other restaurants.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We enjoyed the food and it was of good quality, but the service was lacking. Our waiter did not read us the specials, we actually did not know that there were any until we were leaving and overheard another waiter reading them to another table. In addition, we had a very difficult time getting to our table because of the placements of 2 other tables. This would have been understandable but the restaurant was not very busy; we could have been given a better table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I was thrilled to spend my birthday at The Pearl. It is my favorite restaurant in Columbus. The food was wonderful as always. Our server, Hannah, was exceptional!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a great time! We sat at the bar...our bartender was very helpful with us choosing our wine. The short ribs were fantastic! Can't wait to go back & have them again!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fun, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

All of our meals and appetizers were excellent as was the service. The gluten free menu is a real plus as my daughter is gluten sensitive.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Went to The Pearl as an early dinner before a show at the Ohio Theatre. The ambiance is fantastic. The food was even better. The braised short rib was worth every penny. I’ll be back soon.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

It was quaint and intimate for a date. The lighting was great and the food was fantastic

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed dining at The Pearl and definitely want to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service. Great food. Perfect for new year’s eve celebration

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Pearl’s food is always great, but the best is their Moscow Mule in the copper mug with crushed ice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Seated 15 min past reservation time. Ordered medium rare steak and got dark red and chewy throughout (incredibly rare) for $40. Server took drink menu almost immediately then disappeared so we couldn't order drinks. 2nd time here, similar experience. High cost for barely decent experience. Wanted to like so bad.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server Andrew was amazing! Be sure to request him if this is your destination point!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great dinner but had to wait almost 40 minutes after out reservations for a table

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome all the way around as always

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were early so we waited a few minutes for our table, but, We were waited on as we waited and purchased drinks. So it was quite a nice experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Interesting menu with vegetarian options. Great cocktails, great food and fun atmosphere. We will definitely return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner was great at the Pearl! Order the Oysters; they’re amazing. Service is always on point too.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Happy New Year with our kids!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ate here for New Years Eve and the service and food were both great even though they were slammed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good service, great waitress. Food was typical for the short north - under poured/subpar drinks, decent food, high price and no parking all for the lackluster ambiance.

2 drinks, 1 appetizer, split entree, desert and tip. $80.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had been wanting to try this place for quite some time. The restaurant itself is very nice and the atmosphere is lively; however, both the food and service left a little to be desired. The waiter was rather standoffish with my husband and I and took nearly 20 minutes to take our order after brining our wine. My Arctic char was quite good but the salmon special was cooked well but seasoned very blandly. We ordered the snickers pie which was quite good. Overall, very underwhelming considering the hype surrounding this establishment. We don’t care to go back!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Simple menus. Great comfort food and excellent service. Convenient and within walking distance to Downtown hotels and Nationwide Arena.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We decided to go to The Pearl while researching restaurants to go to before Trans Siberian Orchestra. We based our decision on the reviews of the food and proximity to Nationwide Arena (Not too close, not too far away.) We were so thrilled with our meals, everything from the starters to entre dishes were delicious. The restaurant is very cozy and although bustling with people, we felt like we were the only ones there. Our waiter, Charlie was attentive and offered good suggestions (like having the pickles fried). We will definitely be back to try brunch as we are sure it is wonderful! Thank you for the wonderful meal!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Simply put, it was Awesome!! Great food. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was delicious as expected, but the stand out of the evening was the staff. Thanks to our waiter for making our night excellent, I wish I remembered his name but I'm definitely glad we took his advise in ordering the smoked salmon!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Cute restaurant with a nice menu. Tables are just super close to each other so not much privacy

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our waiter was “the best”! The food was great...we followed his suggestions

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Hannah was our server and she was phenomenal! She went out of her way to serve us and made our experience incredible. We love the Pearl.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our daughters took us to dinner there. It happened to be happy hour with some great pricing. The service was great as was the food and drink. We will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour
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