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The Pearl

12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
+1 508-228-9701
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried lobster” (13 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (14 reviews)
“bbq beef” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with another couple, went to The Pearl for dinner. The food was amazing! Most of the menu consisted of what seemed like Asian food combined with seafood. Three out of the four of us got the Salt and Pepper Wok...More

Thank Bruce H
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us at the pearl! I am so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. The Wok Fried Lobster is our single most popoular dish, we serve two tails versus the single tail many spots serve, as guests kept ordering a double...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular (reservations a must!), fancy, expensive dining location in Nantucket, MA. About $100/person, and not everyone had a drink. Most of the special drinks go for $18. Food is quite delicious. Portions could be larger. My wife found the food too spicy and salty....More

Thank NYBob6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pearl is at the top of my list in Nantucket--cuisine, service, decor--it is a marvelous & special restaurant. I love the intense flavors and the variety of the carefully created menu. Dining at The Pearl feels special every time I go!

Thank HoneyHammer
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We treasure the chance to create unique and special dishes for our guests. Over the years the best part of being a restaurateur is our collection of guests-friends, who become extended family. Making memories is the best reward!

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

OMG! The food is sublime. The service is lovely. The wine list is terrific. What more could one ask for. Asian influences on locally sourced foods. I could eat here daily (if I could afford it). But it is worth every penny for this great...More

1  Thank GMBG
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, thank you! I am thrilled you loved your experience and evening with us at the pearl. Our team strives to keep all the details on point in midst of the craziness of Nantucket at the moment. My husband and the culinary team put...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Two of my girlfriends had never been to The Pearl, which is a sin in and of itself! I always have such an amazing meal and their staff is top notch!

Thank samanthal281
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Hello Samantha, Thank you for sharing your first experience at the Pearl! We are so glad you joined us, I will share your review with our team. Girls nights are such fun, and we love hosting get togethers. Cheers! Angela

Reviewed 28 February 2017

American style with a french touch is how I would call it. There is nothing wrong to say about this restaurant. The choice of plates is great and not too crazy. The serving sizes are in line with fine dining. It is ideal for relaxed...More

Thank Greg_Presley
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hello Greg, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the pearl. We are gearing up for the season and hope you will join us again this season. If you make it back to the pearl please ask for me, I am...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch during Christmas stroll and sat at the car. We ordered the lettuce wraps ( you got 2) and the dumplings ( you got 3). The good was good and so was the service - I just found it very expensive...More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We dined at the Pearl in September with friends. This was not our first visit but we hadn't been there in two years (mainly because we couldn't get a reservation when we were in Nantucket last year). There were four in our party who travel...More

Thank joanneandfrank
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hello Joanne & Frank, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Pearl. I am thrilled you enjoyed your evening dining with us. I am sorry for my delay in responding. I am catching up on responses as we are re-opening...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had dinner at the Pearl and boy did it live up to what I had been told. The service was excellent and the food superior. We started with the Beef Tartere......Wow! I would have made this a larger entree it was so good. We...More

Thank Jeff M
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Our entire team strives for our guests to have a lovely evening with us. Each and every detail is a tribute to the work of many to achieve the experience you described. We really have some of the best guests on the planet,...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Another one of Nantucket's very expensive restaurants. But The Pearl is worth it, every delicious morsel. I had the Halibut in coconut milk something...wanted to get every last drop! The tuna 'martini' also, every last drop! No one had even one little issue. Not rushed,...More

Thank skimama160
Angela R, Owner at The Pearl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Apologies for the delayed thank you!! You made my day, we put a lot of soul into each aspect of our guests experience. We have a very dedicated team striving to make the mark nightly. Because we feel every guest is important and worth it!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 40 - USD 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-9701
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Unique Coastal Kitchen & Drinks. Awarded 'Best Seafood Restaurant' in New England - New England Travel & Life. Best of Award of Excellence Wine Spectator 2015. ZAGAT top table. Executive Chef-Owners, Angela & Seth Raynor have been recognized locally and nationally for culinary innovation, beautiful decor and warm hospitality. Wok Fried Lobster | Prime Porterhouse for 2 | BBQ Beef with sauce | Dinner nightly Mid May
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