The Pearl

4.7
3491 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Fish and chips sans fish was mediocre at best. Mostly batter, occasional fish.

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PJ
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Vibrant Short North eatery. Some very nice options from the raw bar - the fresh oysters were fabulous. We each ordered the special for our entrees, delicious but a smaller than expected portion. Service was very good. The restaurant is a bit cramped with tables in very close proximity to each other making for a somewhat loud atmosphere.

Only nits: to get back to our table we walked right by the kitchen/prep area and the floor was extremely slippery from moisture and typical kitchen prep activity. Be careful. My colleague was in heels and almost fell. Bathroom was in need of significant service/cleaning (8 pm) - it looked like staff was not checking it during the night for cleaning.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My business partner and I were in town and wanted to experience a hip dinner out with great food, drinks and service in a vibrant part of town. Mission accomplished! We had oysters, deviled eggs (creative presentation), ciopinno (a special that night) and the roasted chicken. Every dish was so delicious we even had desert. The pies were fresh and yummy, too! Loved the bustling ambiance and great service. I would come back for sure!

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS always the Pearl delivers with their consistently great food quality. Our waiter was exceptional as well.

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Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was awesome!

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was freezing‼️ we did get our table moved; it was a little better. Our waiter was very nice, but seemed a little scattered‼️

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a birthday cekwb

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch and the food was excellent. Brady was great, too!

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M
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitresses provided phenomenal service and the food was great as always.

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FV
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service. A very “hip” place to dine.

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JL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, service was great and drinks were delicious!!! I will definitely be attending again soon.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & great service ! Came for lunch with the family and had a great time.

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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of towners who found The Pearl on Google. All 5
Of us really liked the place - ambiance, food, mimosa kit
And service were all great! Everyone was quite happy after our lunch

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the wings and burger.

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing atmosphere. great food. portions slightly small but nbd

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed their brunch, good food and great service.

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great waiter who was pleasant, attentive and very honest in helping us determine our dinners.
Love the gin n fresh lime cocktail the bartender mixed up for me.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and I foreseen coming back many, many times. My family and I absolutely love the place, our server (unfortunately I cannot remember his name) was absolutely AMAZING!!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service. Tylor added to the experience in a great way. We’ll be requesting one of his tables next time we’re there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They brag best happy hour in town and I kind of agree. Great happy hour prices and selection. Food served nice and hot with lots of flavor. Will go back.

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy Hour til 6 pm - discounted drinks, starts and sandwiches. Friday - had the Brie and pear jam grilled cheese with arugula salad and tots. Fabulous!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Plus, we hit happy hour, so amazing value, too!!

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Nice atmosphere, great food, very knowledgeable server. We really enjoyed our first visit.

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Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

patio dining fun, view of short north and people watching was enjoyable

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour deals are great! Food was delicious!

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

Amazing food and service, as always at The Pearl. One of our party of four had never been there and totally loved it. The food, Beet salad, several types of oysters, deviled eggs, confit chicken wings AND HOUSE MADE Tator Tots , was simply delicious !!!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my fourth visit to the Pearl. It’s happily noisy, enough to be convivial without feeling deafening. The food is well portioned, not too much , and well flavored. I appreciate the variety, more vegetarian options are always welcome. Cocktails are tasty and service is solid.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pearl did a fantastic job! Food was absolutely delicious and our server Katie was so friendly and helpful with our group! Way to knock it out of the park!

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AB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice for a pre-concert meal! Happy hour from 4-6, included several half price entrees and appetizers. For those with younger children, their Kids Menu is a great value with quality food. Recommend making reservations, as it is always busy!

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Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We made our reservation through Open Table but somehow the host couldn’t find it. She was very rude about it, insisting my name was not there, and not giving me the time to pull up the confirmation. We had a reservation for 6 and she seated us at a table for 5 with 5 place settings. There was a small table we could have pulled up, but we’re told our table could hold 6. She eventually gave us a 6th place setting but no menu or water. The table was too small for our group. The service was slow from there. And then I get an email from Open Table that I was a no show.

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Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and of course the ambiance was excellent. There were a few very loud parties near us. Restrooms were untidy and kinda gross. My crostini seemed deep fried with so much butter and couldn’t eat it. But I’m always critical. The experience was good, per usual at The Pearl.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from WNY and thought The Pearl looked interesting. We were so glad we went! They accommodated our request made for a booth (through Open Table). We enjoyed drinks and appetizers before ordering entrees without being rushed. The food was fabulous! And our server, Brady, couldn’t have been better!

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pearl is our absolute favorite place to eat when we come to Columbus. Everything from our service to our food was on point.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam was our server and the service and food was excellent! Great music, food and atmosphere!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening.. food was great and I proposed to my future wife. The service was excellent.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice dinner before the High School Basketball tournament game. We enjoyed the Fish & Chips and the Cuban sandwich. The homemade tater tots were delicious!

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu, great atmosphere and even better food!

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Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Saturday Brunch. Table on time, waiter very pleasant, food very good.

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EA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The portions are very small ,
Service was not the best.
And the food was very poor.
There aren’t many choices .

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NK
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We'll run restaurant. Couldn't have been better. 50 characters

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