The Pearl

4.7
3090 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.
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 3090 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orange County
1 review
4.0Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 2

Too much dressing on the salads.

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Columbus
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this place, which is why we keep coming back. The food is always fantastic and the service is always impeccable. The hanger steak, short ribs, shrimp & grits, and jalapeño spoon bread are our personal favorites. The only thing we don’t love about the Pearl is that the tables are closer together than we would like. They are close enough that conversations don’t feel very private. Apart from that, it is wonderful and is one of our favorite restaurants in Columbus.

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KD
Houston
2 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect steak was soooo flavorful! Definitely would visit this restaurant again

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1 review
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was average, service was good, lighting was exceptionally dim, and the volume level was really loud. Not the dining experience I was expecting from a Cameron Mitchell restaurant. With so many other better dining options in the city, I probably won't go back.

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BW
Houston
8 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Not disappointed!

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MP
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE the Pearl, the food is great, the staff is awesome and we love making a 2 hr drive to dine there!

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Miami
2 reviews
2.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We used to love this place but unfortunately, the last couple of times we have visited, we've noticed the quality of the food has changed. We've inquired with management about it and they said they would look into it. For us, it is a huge disappointment as we used to come to this restaurant for this particular dish, which has significantly changed. It is obvious, lower quality produce is being used to now make this dish.

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KB
1 review
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was excellent. My date and I went for weekend brunch. She had one of the specialty omelettes (which she greatly enjoyed), and I had the chicken and waffles, which were delicious and came in a hearty portion. The server was attentive and very helpful. After we ordered, he returned to inform us that the smoked salmon they were using that day (which was for my date's omelette) wasn't quite up to usual snuff. Definitely appreciated this attention to detail. The decor had rustic yet smooth touches: subtle chrome light fixtures, dark wood shelving, mason drinking jars, tealights at each table. The Pearl is equally great for date night or a casual brunch. I look forward to more visits.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a fun buzzy setting

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Columbus
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, great service by Allie. Oysters and shrimp and grits and scallops were our entrees. Will be back!

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Kansas City
1 review
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it and will absolutely be back! Such a Columbus gem!

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Columbus
6 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This might be my favorite and the best restaurant in Columbus. We went for a celebratory brunch on 9/9/18. Everything was excellent from our fantastic server Andrew. I recommend all of the following: Adult Tater Tots; Parmasian crusted Oysters; Clam Chowder; Chicken and Waffles; Hanger Steak; and a pie that I don't remember the name but it is like a bread pie (brown sugar and butter) that we all called "Crack Pie". I will be back real soon!

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Columbus
1 review
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place....for anything

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Columbus
6 reviews
5.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brendan and Patrick are exceptional at the bar. Definitely recommend the Ramos Gin Fizz, it’s delicious!

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LB
Columbus
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall great experience for my wife’s birthday. Very friendly and good food. Space is a little tight but was good atmosphere for our occasion.

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LS
1 review
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jordan (AKA Stuart) was a fantastic server. The Jalapeño sweet spoon bread and devils on horseback were delicious. We ordered the shellfish tower. It was interesting to sample from different regions and actually taste how each one had a different flavor depending on the area it came from. Lastly, we tried both the Cookiedough pie and the Grasshopper one. The Grasshopper pie was by far our favorite. Definitely leave room for desert if you have a sweet tooth. Our server informed us they run different specials a couple nights (Thursdays are oyster night) worth looking into if you want an amazing meal but don’t want to swing full price.

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Indiana
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three year wedding anniversary

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TJ
Columbus
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Short and sweet. We love sitting at the oyster bar to eat and what the experts prepare meals! Love everything we have enjoyed at The Pearl.

I had the catch of the day which was Barramundi with Kim Chee Fried rice. I was crazy good!

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N
Chicago
13 reviews
4.0Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The oysters are expensive but delicious. Many of the appetizers were very good (including the tater tots and cornbread), but all four people in our party where disappointed with our entrees. Both the roasted and fried chicken dishes were under-seasoned and underwhelming. I’d come back for appetizers and the nice atmosphere, but not for dinner.

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SJ
1 review
2.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Our expectation was not met. Food was substandard at price. We've tried to get reservations on occasion, this was first time we did. No further interest.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was fine. I felt rushed though, as my appetizer and food came out at basically the same time.

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1 review
4.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. Service seemed a little slow but the food was awesome so ok to have to wait a bit.

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Louisville
1 review
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Would visit again in the future!

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JL
Columbus
6 reviews
5.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

4 gals went for a GNO and to celebrate a BD. Fun time!

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FC
Richmond
46 reviews
4.0Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was fantastic. Thee of the four members of my party had never been there and were quite pleased, so a great first impression. The only negative thoughts was despite booking on Open Table, we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated and we were seated in the bar area. Once we started the drinks and apps, all was well. Quick friendly service and a great meal.

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BV
Columbus
15 reviews
5.0Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The early bird specials are well worth eating early. It is the only place in town that has great oysters. Always a great spot for birthday celebrations.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! Get the short rib!!

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M
Atlanta
8 reviews
5.0Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was superb. His description of the food was passionate and candid. He did not miss a beat and never tired to up sell us. We did that all by ourselves, lol. The food was just fabulous. I wish I lived here because I would be a regular. Thx Jordan and chef’s!

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Charleston
1 review
5.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, the roast chicken and steak were absolutely amazing!

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Columbus
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, chicken and waffles were great as usual!

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Minneapolis
4 reviews
4.0Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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RF
Detroit
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to have 50characters for my review. Simply Awesome says it all. Simply Awesome says it all. Simply Awesome says it all. Simply Awesome says it all.

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SM
Columbus
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pearl is one of our favorite restaurants. Food, service and atmosphere are always outstanding !

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Columbus
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a pleasant experience! From the hostess to the bar staff to the waitress, we were treated as guests rather than customers. The food was very good and arrived promptly after ordering. The oysters were excellent.

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Austin
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Some of the best seafood (and food in general) I've had in Columbus. Well worth a visit!

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Columbus
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brady was a great waiter! Kept the oysters drinks and appetizers coming. Nice guy.

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Chicago
30 reviews
5.0Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really liked the deco. Upscale gastro-pub vibe. Nice cocktail, beer, and wine selection. Appetizers were great. Especially the fried and broiled oysters. Next time I’m in town, I’ll have to stop back in for more.

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Columbus
1 review
5.0Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had the shrimp and grits and it was delicious. It was a small plate but still worth it based on deliciousness

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CD
Columbus
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The chicken and waffles were good but not as good as before the receipt change.

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Raleigh
15 reviews
4.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food as usual and the service is always excellent!

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