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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.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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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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