The Pearl

4.7
2998 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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.
Please excuse the construction debris. Our Valet Service is still available during normal hours and the garage behind us on West Russell is also open for business as usual. The City of Columbus is beautifying the Short North and construction is a bit of a mess out front. Thank you for your understanding.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Dining Bar
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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
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Phone number
(614) 227-0151
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Deutschle
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Cross street
Russell and High
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Parking details
Please excuse the construction debris. Our Valet Service is still available during normal hours and the garage behind us on West Russell is also open. The City of Columbus is beautifying the Short North and construction is a bit of a mess out front. Thank you for your understanding. The Pearl offers valet service for $10.
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Public transit
Please excuse the construction debris. The bus stop right in out front is still operable for your trip to The Pearl. The City of Columbus is beautifying the Short North and construction is a bit of a mess out front. Thank you for your understanding.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wine
What 2998 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Columbus
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Great service. Received our food quickly. Everything tasted great. Happy hour prices make it the time to go.

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LA
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great food and amazing service from Jordan! He had outstanding recommendations for drinks and food that a wonderful night even better!

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JT
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

First time here, was different than I expected, but really liked it! Food was great! Service wonderful. Will definitely be back!

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LQ
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

I enjoyed the fish and chips with an oyster black pearl stout. The place was hopping with activity for a Tuesday night.

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OT
Chicago
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Solid all around.

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JM
Columbus
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Best oysters on the half shell I’m town! Definitely some of the best beers on tap too.

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MC
Columbus
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at The Pearl and plan to come back after a great experience.

We made reservations through Open Table and noted that it was our anniversary. We were, surprisingly, seated right next to the kitchen. My wife thought it was ok as we could watch the staff expediting meals, however I ended up having to switch seats as the staff was going through their preparations and were very loud and standing right behind my chair. That was the only downside to our visit though.

Eric took care of us and we started off with some cocktails; my wife the bourbon, bacon beauty and I the Duke of Pearl. Both were delicious and not overpowering so we were able to have a second round. I had some raw oysters and my wife the smoked salmon appetizer. Both were great and, since it was happy hour, the salmon and drinks were half price. They oysters were reduced, but not half. The salmon is a wonderful deal at happy hour as one person can almost make a meal out of the appetizer due to the size of it.

My wife tried the short rib and I the arctic char. My wife felt there was too much wine reduction on the short rib so she scraped some of it off, but then thoroughly enjoyed the fork tender rib, the garlic mashed potatoes and root veggies. My char was cooked perfectly; slight crust on the outside and moist on the inside. It was served with roasted cauliflower and cauliflower puree. It was scrumptious.

We took a slice of brown sugar pie home for a later dessert.

Eric was great at recommending selections and very friendly and engaging. He congratulated us on our anniversary and took great care of us.

We definitely plan to return.

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S
Charleston
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic service, some of the best food I've ever had. Don't miss the tater tots! Save room for pie, but also eat everything else because everything is incredible. Can't wait to go back.

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MD
Richmond
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Myself and staff, were in town for a tradeshow at the Columbus Convention Center. This was my first visit to The Pearl for dinner, and I was not disappointed. Great atmosphere, great food and drinks. I’ll be coming back to The Pearl next year, when back in town.

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OT
Cleveland
4.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Awesome food. I would have licked the plate clean after having the hanger steak, but I was civil. Loved loved loved it.

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G
Columbus
3.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Comfortable atmosphere, knowledgeable waiter. Menu is limited and not particularly healthy.

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F
Chicago
3.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Good food but a little too noisy for me. Service was okay. Place was very busy and rushed. I'd describe as comfort food.

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SR
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

We made a brunch reservation for 9, and loved everything about the Pearl! Especially our server, Jess, who was amazingly friendly, knowledgeable and fun! Thanks for a great experience, will definitely be back! :)

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Columbus
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

The food was good and our server was even better. Definitely get the deviled eggs. Mm mm mm! It was a bit loud, so not good for intimate conversation. We had challenges with the reservation. I'm not sure if they over-booked or what. We had an 8pm reservation and not sat until 8:30. So, by that time we were starving! That's an opportunity for The Pearl to focus on.

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Columbus
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

I love The Pearl. Everything was excellent except we were seated in the back and it was cold and dark. I Ubered to the restaurant and had plans after, so I didn’t carry a sweater. Too much air conditioning can be a negative thing It was also a little difficult to hear our dinner conversation.

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LW
New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Great restaurant on Short north. We had a table facing the street so open air and open to all street activity. As our first time there this was an interesting experience. Drinks and food were great. Server was helper and also great. A bit pricey.

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LT
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

On a scale of 1-10, the food and service were an 11. Unfortunately, the shrieking baby at the next table made it difficult to relax or talk. This is not a family restaurant; please leave the little ones at home with a baby sitter.

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N
Columbus
4.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Terrific starters. The eggs were the best. Scallops were very good and others in party had braised short rib which they really enjoyed.

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OT
Columbus
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Chris was excellent! Thank you!

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TC
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

The service and food at The Pearl could not have been better. My husband and I shared the spoon bread, fish and chips and crab. The portions are generous and the food is absolutely delicious. The bloody mary is AMAZING!! I would recommend The Pearl to friends. Check this place out. You won't be disappointed.

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OT
Columbus
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

It was our first visit and our anniversary, we really enjoyed our server and the food. Thats for making it a great brunch!

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SE
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Last meal for an OSU grad.

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BR
Cleveland
4.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Great service, excellent food. Split the beet salad - great flavors. Had the scallop special - interesting and good mix of ingredients. Will definitely return.

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LS
Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

We were not seated until 25 minutes past our reservation time. Food was good but not outstanding.

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RS
New York Area
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had!

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SH
Columbus
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Our favorite date night spot - didn’t even know they were open for brunch! Brought my sister and husband and everyone loved it!

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o
Columbus
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

The outstanding feature was the service. Hanna was our waitress and she was excellent. We were seated quickly and she let us have some time with our appetizers and drinks. She seemed to appear when we needed her, a sixth sense. The restaurant was a little noisy and it was hard to hear her at times.
What was less excellent was the food. I had the ricotta dumplings and they tasted salty. I just was not a fan. Others at the table had the same comment about their meals-fish and chips and burger.

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TS
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Service was very slow to arrive to the table and thereafter. Food was spectacular. Get the fried chicken.

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BR
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Fabulous food. Outstanding drinks. Knowledgeable staff. Great hot-spot location. Easy parking in parking garage behind restaurant or use restaurant valet. The Pearl is perfect for any occasion and ideal for dinner with friends.

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OT
Atlanta
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Brunch was excellent. Very casual vibe. Wait staff very friendly and courteous. Food is very good as is service. Very nice place.

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Columbus
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Our visit was our first to the Pearl and we could not ask for a more wonderful experience from the hostess to our server, Devon, to our meal. Cannot wait until our next visit and to try something else new. Highly recommend the arctic char. Loved the chowder and cornbread too.

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KN
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Loved everything about the experience! Amazing service!!

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

We dine there often. The food and service was wonderful, as always.
Our server, Brady, is always spot on!

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Great service!

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JH
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Great place to go for the Thursday oyster special. Happy hour is also a plus.

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SA
Columbus
4.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

Great waitress, very good food, nice time overall. A little mis-leading meal description when said to include cauliflower purée - it was there but only about a tablespoon underneath the fish. Expected more when it comes as one of only three ingredients on the plate. However, meal was still delicious. Definitely need to have reservations

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KP
Indiana
4.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

This is 2nd time in 2 weeks I went there for a business dinner. It was memorable and pleased all different tastes. A winner with clients for sure.

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DB
4.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

Waitress/staff were excellent. Food was very good, as always (this was our second visit). Seating was a bit crowded and there was no room to sit as we waited for our table to be prepared.

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S
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

This place was great! I went here with my father for Father's Day and he is a notorious picky eater, as well as usually pessimistic about the atmosphere. The only thing he disliked was the dim lighting, but everything else was spot on! He enjoyed his meal with praise, and as did I! I will be back and I will recommend it. Kuddos to OpenTable for helping me with the reservation process and making it easy.

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SD
Columbus
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was exceptional, and Jordan was excellent!

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