The Pearl

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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub
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.

COVID-19 Update:
The Pearl Short North is excited to reopen on Thursday, May 21st with adjusted hours and a slightly limited menu.
Reservations are strongly encouraged. Due to the state of Ohio social distancing guidelines, we are only able to accommodate parties of 10 or less.
We are also not permitted to offer a waiting area in our restaurant. Upon arrival to the Short North, please call us to virtually check-in for your reservation. We will inform you if your table is ready & when to enter the restaurant.
Curbside carryout is also available.
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JazyyJeff
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would like to be back to normal as it is very awkward having all the workers in masks!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was great and made great recommendations. Delicious dirty’s, cornbread, and meals. Can’t wait to go back

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DanielleD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at the pearl. I love the atmosphere here.

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Cpack
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious as always!! Felt very safe...check in and dining...everyone was more than 6ft and all servers wore masks. Fun to be back at one of our favorite restaurants:)

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vipJonathanL
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night absolutely perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, the food was high quality and great tasting. We were celebrating a birthday in the family. My only complaint was that we arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and continued to watch other parties just arriving being given tables up to 10 minutes beyond our reservation time. When I inquired into why that was happening, the hostess told me those were “late arriving reservations” I’m sorry but if I’m early for my reservation and there are multiple parties arriving late to their time which is now my time, those tables should’ve been given to me on time. The hostess then told me she wasn’t sure when a table would be available (I am now 15 minutes past my reservation time & have been waiting for a half hour) but that we can sit at the oyster bar. Excuse me?!?! I didn’t make a reservation for my husband’s birthday to sit at the oyster bar! Very upsetting. Once we sat at the oyster bar and I stewed in my fury, I very politely asked the hostess to please give us the next available table as we were celebrating a special occasion and made reservations and were deserving of a table. She agreed and we moved and it ended up being a memorable day. I only wish I didn’t need to fight for it.

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vipDonnie
Pittsburgh
278 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy to be back again! All staff were wearing masks, the social distancing seating was well implemented, and the food and drinks were delicious!

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Jelly
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful - was great to get back out!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a chef for over twenty years. We're dealing with a truly unprecedented crisis and yet the Pearl made it seem effortless. From the moment I walked through the door to when I left every point we try to hit on the industry was spot on and though the normal crowd wasn't there, I felt at home.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, still dreaming about the Hanger Steak

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vipPatrickF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server, great food, glad to have y’all back

JJ
JoshuaJ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat! Matt and Patrick are the world best bartenders!

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vipSergei
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service plus amazing Happy Hour deals.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent,

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to eat and socialize, would recommend for everyone.Very nice for a couple or a group.Looking forward to going back.

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ScottF
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Place lacked any sort of ambiance conducive to a nice quiet dinner. At the price point I was paying, I would expect some less loud music and less loud young folks partying.

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HelenP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Have been here several times now and every time we have had a great meal. This time I order the Fried Chicken and Cinnamon Roll. WOW! BEST fried chicken I have had in a long time, not to mention a delicious cinnamon roll. Can't say enough good things about this place.

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vipTimP
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All of the food and cocktails are fantastic. Start with the Devils on Horseback and a Beet Salad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My friend and I came here for her birthday brunch and we were very unimpressed. The food was extravagantly described but subpar in flavor. The bill was over $100 and I feel we only enjoyed $40 worth of food. Additionally, it’s very dark and the staff continued to dim the lights making it feel very dark and depressing. I don’t expect we will return, however I would recommend the salmon starter and deviled eggs, but not much else sadly!

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GlennH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We arrived with a 10:00am reservation for brunch on Saturday. Was not pleased that the hostess seated us at the table that was the closest to the kitchen and server area, when the restaurant was virtually empty. It took quite a while for our food to arrive, and mine arrived cold. I couldn't find our server so I had to ask another server to please have my food warmed up. The quality of the food was good once received, however, follow up service was not particularly prompt. I do not perceive this as a quality experience for the price point of $50.00 for brunch for 2, which included 1 mimosa for my wife and I. I don't think we'll be in a hurry to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Thank you Pearl for another fabulous weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always perfect at The Pearl. Delicious food and drinks.

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vipdar1
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the Pearl before, but it came highly recommended. We had great service, great drinks and the food was awesome. My beet salad was so good i could have had another one for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Jordan was an awesome server!

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vipZatara2355
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us a space in the corner where we could talk. Service was excellent, food was even better. Not rushed. It was a wonderful evening with old friends!

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Golfnrd
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was my second time at The Pearl. I had the burger and tater tots, which were fantastic! Love the tarter sauce. I asked for very little pink in my burger, so our hostess recommended medium/well. However, my burger had way too much pink, which made me think it was ordered as medium. It was a great tasting burger, which I highly recommend....just make sure you order the right temperature for your burger.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although it took nearly 15 minutes for anyone to appear at our table, hostess fixed it with complimentary appetizers and waiter was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my wife out to eat oysters and the Washington State was her favorite. Only restaurant we eat when she comes to Columbus. Thank you Pearl for great service and food!

The Pearl
Responded on March 10, 2020

Happy to hear you had a wonderful time! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess is the best server ever

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, yummy food. We'll be back

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AJY88
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The tables for two are very close together and it’s hard to have your own conversation because you can hear everything the people beside you are talking about. The food and cocktails are expensive and only average in taste. The service was fantastic and the environment is really unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overpriced and small portions. Parking is difficult

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MOzzie
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Might try the Dublin branch but will never go to the Short North one again.

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vipNashRock
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had many small plates and every next thing was better than the last, and the last was really good! Great place in a cool area of Columbus!

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ChelseaW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here with nine other people. Our server, Marisa, was very attentive, was fun and friendly, and offered me a pie on the house for my birthday, and it, too, was amazing. Thanks for a great time as always!

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nbemiller
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice time. The food was great and the vibe of the place was fantastic. Our server, Jordan made excellent recommendations (Hanger Steak and Brown Sugar Pie). We’ll definitely be back!

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Cpack
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and beverages were great as always!! Best fish and chips we know of in Columbus! Service was excellent!! Love The Pearl!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome great service great drinks !

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The Pearl offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (614) 227-0151.

The Pearl is rated 4.7 stars by 4141 OpenTable diners.

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