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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:
Russell and High

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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, public on street parking, and a parking garage behind our building on W. Russell Street

Executive Chef:
Jon 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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (86)
Special Occasion (79)
Fun (74)
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Casual (66)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Comfort Food (62)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Neighborhood Gem (56)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Hot Spot (55)
Bar Seating (52)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (50)
Happy Hour (48)
Cozy (47)
Romantic (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (46)
Worth the Drive (46)
Good for Groups (38)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Authentic (31)
Great for Brunch (29)
Business Meals (29)
People Watching (28)
Great Beer (27)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Notable Wine List (15)
Local Ingredients (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Healthy (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tapas (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

This is my second visit to The Pearl and it did not disappoint. I've been in Cbus since 2009 and have stated several times that The Pearl has been my favorite experience so far. I can continue to reiterate that statement, which says a lot. My husband is a huge food critic (self-proclaimed) and would prefer cooking to eating out. Even he had nothing but great things to say about the restaurant. This is a must-visit location and don't leave without trying the beet salad!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing place, great food. Our service was fantastic. Quick to get food even though it was very busy. Will be back soon!

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·Dined 3 days ago

We went for brunch to celebrate my sister's birthday. The restaurant was very busy but there seemed to be plenty of servers. Ours was particularly busy. She seemed to be running in circles for a bit. That didn't stop the food from being spectacular though. Everything we ordered - beet salad, teriyaki octopus, tavern benny (YUM!), Cuban Sammie, short rib poutine (*slobbers*) - was phenomenal. 10/10 will eat there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful Sunday Brunch. The food was delicious, exceptional waiter. Made the anniversary celebration very special

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined 3 days ago

Fun laid back spot with great food and a friendly staff!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

The staff was very attentive and friendly . Complimentary drinks were provided because they were running a few minutes late. The food was very unique and excellent. Overall, it was a great date night and we highly recommend it!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome place! Last minute reservation and very pleased with the choice. Bar staff amazing!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

That day was my birthday. We had reserved for a party of 5 and added another person at the last minute. The host was calm, cool, and professional. Our waiter, Andrew, was very good about checking in with us answering all of our questions, during our time at the Pearl. The menu was quite varied from fish to omelets to great burgers. The star, for me, was the clam chowder. IT WAS FANTASTIC! I’ll be back for sure. Try it. You’ll be very happy.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

The Pearl was absolutely amazing! I went with previous reviews that suggested jalapeño cornbread with honey and butter as an appetizer — oh my gosh it was delicious. I’m from the south & they did cornbread very well! The server recommended the braised beef short ribs for the entree. One of the best dinners I have ever had. We had Jordan as a server & he was awesome. We will be returning!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

One of my favs! The Beet Salad is a must have along with the cornbread, deviled eggs, and Devils on Horseback!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

It was a wonderful experience for my mothers birthday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great time! We arrived before our reservation time and were seated a little bit early. Food and cocktail were superb, and I enjoyed raw oyster for the first time! We will definitely be back!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing!!! Waiter provided excellent service and the food was outstanding! Will go back!

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic Thursday night oyster deal--but actually all the food was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

The Pearl is one of my top five favorite restaurant spots in the city. Whether I'm grabbing a drink at the bar after a long day, meeting up with friends, or dining for a special occasion, I always leave full and happy. You won't want to miss the House Smoked Salmon - $14 ($7 for happy hour). I can't go to the restaurant without ordering it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

The Pearl is my favorite place in Columbus. I eat there very often and the food is always amazing. However, I was not impressed on Valentine's Day. We were seated in back, in a section over-stuffed with two tops. The tables were uncomfortably close and offered no privacy. It also took about 15 minutes for a server to greet us and take our drinks once we did get settled in. I was also disappointed to see that they don't offer Happy Hour on holidays.

The Pearl is a great place, but this experience was bad.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

I made a reservation for Valentine's Day and was very excited to try it out. The food looked delicious from the menu that was given and it looked like a very cool place. I called ahead of time to find out if they still did happy hour even though it was a holiday and they confirmed that they did. When we got to the restaurant I asked to see their HH menu and they then told me they didn't do happy hours on holidays. I was pretty disappointed because that was a big reason we chose this restaurant. The server was very nice about it though and did discount our appetizer (which was delicious). The rest of the food was decent but pretty pricy. The only other complaint that I have was that the menu I saw online was not the same as their current menu. There were some items that were not available, so maybe the online one hadn't been updated. Other than that the atmosphere was very unique and I liked it. It was a nice place to go for Valentine's Day.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

We love sitting at the oyster bar and watching the expertise of all the kitchen workings! The staff is fun and a joy to watch!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food is great and I love going there, but the wait was awful. We had 8:15 PM reservations and we weren’t seated until 9:00 PM. Then, our food didn’t come until 9:50 PM. They comped us appetizers, which helped. But, when I take a group of colleagues out for dinner, I expect them to be able to eat at a reasonable time.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, fun atmosphere - made the business meal at the end of the day a pleasure.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I have dined at the Pearl many times....Andrew is our favorite server we had Eric on this visit all your servers are good. I HAVE ONE COMPLAINT ON THIS VISIT...the oysters on half shell were the size of a dime quarter at best too bad the price did not match the size

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love the Pearl and have been there many times. We especially love their Oyster Bar and cocktails....so great! We will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

One of the best burgers 🍔 I’ve had! Pair with a nice beer 🍺 and a little fruit 🍎 on the side will make your day! It did for me on a mellow Sunday afternoon!

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Good food slow service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love this restaurant. One of my Columbus favorites.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love brunch at the Pearl. its my favorite meal there. usually get the spoonbread but decided on tater tots instead this time. OMG!!!! amazing!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Pearl had a wonderful atmosphere! We were seated immediately with our reservation even though there was a two hour wait for those without. The service was excellent and food was divine. The food is a bit on the pricey side, but delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had our anniversary dinner here and food was amazing!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Too noisy for our comfort level. Food was very good. Our server was also very good.
A little more casual than we expected, but not really an issue. Only a brief wait to seat us with a reservation.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Pearl had amazing food, great ambiance and a wonderful selection of food and drink to choose from.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The atmosphere is uber-cool here. I love the food! A must try are Devils on Horseback from the appetizer menu. The entrees are creative and delicious. Don’t plan on counting calories here. The brown sugar pie with homemade whipped cream was the perfect capper to the perfect meal!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was great and the service , as usual, was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent, very professional and appropriately friendly staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 7, 2018

My wife and I have dined at The Pearl several times and have always enjoyed ourselves. We were there during happy hour this time so we were able to get great prices on drinks and snacks. I ad the shrimp and grits which had just the right amount of heat and great flavor. My wife had the fried chicken dinner. The plate of chicken was enormous with a great variety of white and dark meat. She ended up taking half of it home because we had to have pie. I had the cherry which did not disappoint and my wife had the mudslide pie which looked more like a small cake with chocolate mousse and whipped cream. She said it was delicious. Our server was attentative and quite friendly. Overall, we had a great experience!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Absolutely excellent food and great menu choices including fresh raw bar selections. I have enjoyed dinner here many times and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We all agreed. We would come back. Loved, loved, loved John our server. Could have been a whole different experience with a different server. The seating was a little weird and could have been a little warmer, but John kept the hot tea coming. The food tasted great. We all loved each selection. The music was a little loud but very eclectic. We loved the decor, the floor design and the prep area design. Overall a pleasant experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wow! Loved it! Can’t wait to go back! The Charcuterie Board was delicious, especially the toast and pate! Phenomenal! Oysters were fresh and delicious too! Go during happy hour and it is a steal!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I visited from out of town and had a reservation at The Pearl. I arrived about 15 minutes early but that didn't throw off the host at all, he sat my party right away. The service was wonderful. Our server was attentive and helpful about the menu. He gave us the perfect amount of time to decide what to get. The food was phenomenal. The oysters are to die for and the brunch menu was great. I highly recommend The Pearl and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Such a great experience!!! We loved our table and John made the night :)

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love this place and it’s special catches of the day. Very fresh food and knowledgeable staff. Cocktails are always amazing.
This visit the kitchen was running behind and our server brought out several appetizers without asking to apologize.
To say we were full before we started is an understatement.
Had a great dinner once again. Thanks Pearl!

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