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220 Bowery (Prince St.) Send to Phone
This Bowery restaurant boogies with Asian-inspired dishes that have worldly flair.
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  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pearl & Ash Restaurant Review

: Is it an Asian restaurant? Is it a small plates place? No one really knows how to define Pearl & Ash, a hot-spot located on the ever-increasingly hot Bowery. And no one really cares --- especially when all the food tastes this good. Chef Richard Kuo, who has logged time in the kitchens at celebrated Corton and wd-50, is the top toque. His menu spans the globe (there are small and larger plates; regardless, portions are small) and he does an admirable job threading spices from distant lands into ingredients from others. Hanger steak, for example, is infused with harissa, giving it a refreshing kick, and the scallops boast an underlying layer of flavor via Ethiopia thanks to East African spices. Grilled octopus is done right --- crispy on the outside and gooey inside --- and complemented by the influence of shiso. There isn’t much in the way of dessert; consider the Fernet-Branca ice cream sandwich. Or just order another bottle of wine from wine director Patrick Cappiello's well-curated list, which includes a large handful at very affordable prices.

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Pearl & Ash- Delicious and Cool in the Bowery
by AnnDines on Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:10 pm
Pearl & Ash is great. The food was delicious and interesting. I was with 2 friends, sharing dishes. We ordered 7 and it was a good amount of food to feel full but not stuffed. We had Octopus with sunflower see and shiso that was tender and delicious. Tea cured salmon with goat cheese, tamarind and seaweed was subtle. The trout with black garlic, leek and dill was light but bursting with flavor. Sugar snap peas and carrots were so good that we couldn't figure out what was in the dish. It was peas and carrots. That's all. The bar is wine, beer and interesting cocktails made with wines, sakes, beers, and different juices. We had the 'area code' which is made with cardamaro, grapefruit, ginger beer and maple syrup. It was refreshing and went down way too fast! The restaurant is noisy. The music is loud but cool- 80s and 90s. The ambiance is sexy with tea candles along the walls and lots of wood. There are regular tables and a few communal tables in the back. The staff is very nice and knew their menu well. I'd definitely recommend going!
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