Thursday, March 11, 2010
Restaurant: Pearl Oyster Bar
Pearl Oyster Bar
18 Cornelia Street
Mon-Fri, noon-2:30pm and 6pm-11pm; Sat, 6pm-11pm; Sun, closed
Subway: A,B,C,D,E,F to West 4th Street
Pearl does New England-style, no-frills seafood like lobster rolls, chowder and oysters. Everything on the short menu is perfect, and there's a reason it's always packed: come early or wait, and get a sundae if you have room. Not too fancy, but always festive. They started the lobster roll craze of the 'oughts which, while it should not be of remote interest to anyone else, was kind of Big in NYC for a while.