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Pan-Fried Halibut Sandwich at Pearl's

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Dave Feldman Jun 8, 2006 11:33 PM

My favorite entree at Pearl has always been the pan-fried fish sandwich (available only at lunch). I've always much preferred the grouper to the cod. I think you could put shards from the New York Post inside the Sullivan St. Bakery ciabatta with that homemade tartar sauce and it would taste good.

When the price of grouper kept increasing last year, Rebecca used the cod much more and I started going there for lunch less often.

Today, the offering was pan-fried halibut, and it was superb -- SO much better than the cod, almost as good as the grouper. With a Caesar salad and a side of snap peas, I was in heaven.

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    Peter Cuce Jun 9, 2006 10:31 AM

    Thanks for the tip Dave.

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      Mickey Blue Jun 9, 2006 10:54 AM

      Yeah thanks Dave, with all the hoopla about there lobster roll, I sometimes forget about their other great items.

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        Nor'easter Jun 9, 2006 10:56 AM

        I never order the lobster roll anymore because their other stuff is so good. It's too bad (for me at least) the fish sandwich is a lunch-only item.

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          Dave Feldman Jun 10, 2006 01:47 AM

          I feel your pain. Truth be told, though, if Pearl did offer the sandwich at dinner, I'd probably order it. But the scallops at dinner are fantastic. So simple and so delicious.

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      kjhosk Aug 8, 2006 11:58 PM

      Where's "Pearl"? I've never heard of it. Is this Pearl Oyster Bar?

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        CornflakeGirl Aug 9, 2006 01:04 AM

        Yes, Pearl Oyster Bar on Cornelia.

        Great, consistent food.

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        aunteejoy Aug 9, 2006 01:33 AM

        What are the lunch hours at Pearl? I always go for dinner and am in line when they open.

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          jdoobs Aug 10, 2006 03:49 PM

          Pearl's is a joke, soooo incredibly NY hype. I gave it 2 shots and both times I felt like someone stole my wallet and the soul of the restaurant. The service was rude and cafeteria-like. And that lobster roll??? Come on folks, "best"?? If that is the best god never let me eat the worst, and with how much it costs......just more insults ($24 for one roll, NOT containing even one full lobster!) FYI foodies, lobster wholesale are between $7-$11 depending on source and quality, wholesale. So Pearl, give me the rest of my lobster for $24! Again, I wish I ate here when it first opened and it wasn't already caste in gold and in everyones reviews regardless of whether it has continued to truly do what it became popular for in the first place. Lastly, seafood only places should never shockingly overcook seafood as they do often at Pearls Dissapointment Bar

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            Dave Feldman Aug 12, 2006 07:54 AM

            See, should have had the halibut sandwich.

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              Blumie Aug 12, 2006 01:33 PM

              So I guess you've never paid $15 or $20 for a plate full of pasta that wholesales for less than a buck?

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                Peter Cuce Aug 13, 2006 01:25 AM

                I don't see how the wholesale price is at all relevant.

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