We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Pearl

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
12 Federal St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3568
+1 508-228-9701
18:00 - 01:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 195: English reviews
Lititz, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 for the amount if good you got.

Thank Liz S
Acton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 and dine out fairly often. We all agreed that these were among the best restaurant... More 

Thank joanneandfrank
Florence, South Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 then followed with the 60 Second Steak.....again WOW. Finished with the "Swiss Roll" desert....excellent! It... More 

Thank Jeff M
Nashua, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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, not to slow, the service was excellent. A great & lively bar area. If you... More 

Thank skimama160
Barrington RI
Level Contributor
52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The owner of the Martin House Inn recommended The Pearl and we were lucky enough to get a same day reservations however I would recommend making advance reservations, especially during high season. Our dining experience was incredible. We were not dressed as well as most of the patrons however I did not feel out of place and we were treated... More 

Thank Jodi B
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've been to The Pearl twice. The first time was 2 years ago and I loved the decor and the fresh seafood concoctions. I returned the next December to attend the Bubble Bash and was overwhelmed with delicious food and great people. I'm definitely heading back this winter.

Thank DudeSteven
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is overpriced and portions are small. We tried the signature drink, appetizer, and entrees. Not impressed.

Thank cate44773
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband and I came here for a romantic dinner during our Nantucket stay. It had been 15 years since the last time I ate here. It was amazing back then, but now it seems like an Emperor's New Clothes situation. The food and drinks all have fancy descriptions and detailing, but don't actually taste that great or have what... More 

1 Thank Ryan R
Annapolis, Maryland
Level Contributor
49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We went looking for dinner. What we got was a very limited menu with very small portions; and an extensive, expensive wine list. While we thought we were going to a restaurant with a good wine list, we felt fooled. We were at a wine bar with some food

Thank ewlibby
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We spent two days on Nantucket and could not get a table at The Pearl on the first night. To ensure our success the next night, we got a reservation for a 6 PM seating and very glad we did. The waiter, Josh, was totally attentive and knew the menu very well. To his dismay, we had already made our... More 

Thank Cahbanker H

Been to The Pearl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Seafood, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Pearl and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Pearl staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?