The Big Apple equivalent of your favorite Maine clam shack, Pearl’s serves the best lobster roll in the city (big chunks of lobster meat, just enough mayo, sided by a nice pile of shoestring fries) and can’t be beaten on its clam roll, either. But even the seafood that doesn’t come in a bun is darn tasty, from the buckets of steamers to excellent pan-roasted and grilled fish of all sorts. If you want to get in quickly (they don’t take reservations), you may have to hunker down at the marble-topped bar up front, though tables do turn over relatively fast, and Cornelia Street is a lovely place to linger.
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Pearl Oyster Bar
18 Cornelia St (near Bleeker St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Greenwich Village Hours Mon–Sat noon–2:30pm and 6pm–11pm Transportation Subway: A, B, C, D, E to 8th St Phone 212/691-8211 Prices Main courses $15–$30 (lobster and oysters at market price) Cuisine Type Seafood Web site Pearl Oyster Bar
Map18 Cornelia St New York City
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