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Pearl Raw Bar

2229 W. Main St. (Addison St.) Send to Phone
The raw truth is that while seafood stars, there’s plenty to applaud that isn’t derived from the deep.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Pearl Raw Bar Restaurant Review

: The bulb-lined sign out front has a whiff of Broadway razzle-dazzle and, in that vein, oysters star here. Get ’em in an array of shooters or from the raw bar (Chesapeakes, Sea Side Salts, Chop Tank Sweets) or hot: grilled with garlic-jalapeño butter or buffalo fried or baked with spinach, Gruyère, bacon and panko. There are oyster po’ boys and a fried oyster platter with chive jasmine rice. But expect a cast of other options, too, such as Atlantic cod fish ‘n’ chips and fish tacos and seafood pasta. Non-aquatic picks hold their ground as well, including French onion soup, Southern fried chicken and, for dessert, coconut cake. A balanced mix of wines, beers (crafts and drafts) and cocktails (we favor the cucumber martini, and a range of Bloodys is available) shine in this setting. The look is classic with a marble-top bar, wood booths, and tiny hexagonal white tiles on the floor. But for some urban hip, a back room has garage doors that open onto a side street. No matter where you sit, you’ll discover Pearl is a gem.

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