This convivial, New England–style joint was a forerunner of the city’s fish-shack trend. The outstanding lobster roll—sweet, lemony meat laced with mayonnaise on a butter-enriched bun—is Pearl’s raison d’être, but more sophisticated dishes fare equally well: A bouillabaisse features briny lobster broth packed with mussels, cod, scallops and clams, with an aioli-smothered crouton balanced on top—a great value at $20. For dessert, try a bittersweet chocolate mousse topped with a quenelle of barely sweetened whipped cream. Finally, a restaurant worthy of its hype.
|Venue name:||Pearl Oyster Bar|
18 Cornelia St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–2:30pm, 6–11pm; Sat 6–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, V to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $24. MC, V|
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Average User Rating
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I remember the clam chowder being better than the lobster roll here. It's a solid lobster roll but not the best I've had, and it comes with true shoestring (super thin) fries. Very small venue and my friend and I had to eat smushed up against the wall on stools. Ok choice if you're in the area but not really worth going out of your way for.
Interesting that you state this is the city's best lobster roll because all that I see is a pile of mayonnaise.