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Pearl Oyster Bar for Lunch?

malibu Aug 26, 2009 05:47 AM

Thinking of Pearl Oyster Bar for lunch tomorrow with a friend. Think there will be a line? Never been there for lunch. Thoughts? Best time? Thanks.

  1. MMRuth Aug 26, 2009 06:39 AM

    When I've gone for lunch, it's either been just at noon, when they open, or later maybe half an hour or so before they close. I've not had trouble getting a seat at either time. Also, since it's heading into late August, I suspect that will temper any lines, so to speak. Enjoy!

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    1. re: MMRuth
      markabauman Aug 26, 2009 09:31 AM

      Likewise, I've been a few times during the summer months on a Friday, early for lunch and have not encountered a line. Good luck & enjoy.

      1. re: markabauman
        MMRuth Aug 26, 2009 09:32 AM

        Yes, August Fridays are a great time to have lunch at places that don't take reservations. Last year we went to both Spotted Pig and Ssam Bar for the first time, on Fridays that my husband would leave work early.

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          malibu Aug 26, 2009 12:30 PM

          Great! Thanks for your input guys. We are going. Mmmmm.

    2. malibu Aug 27, 2009 02:03 PM

      Thought I would report back. Went for lunch today. Crickets at 12-noon, so no prob getting a table for 2. Anyway, I haven't been to POB in awhile, but my lobster roll was quite disappointing. It was runny/soupy, over-mayed and tasted like there was vinegar in it. I'm a tough customer with lobster rolls (grew up in coastal new england) but Pearl and Mary's are always my go-tos. I was a little sad. Also, it was $27, slightly higher than what I expected.

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      1. re: malibu
        guttergourmet Aug 27, 2009 05:46 PM

        That's a bummer. They're my #1. Ditch Plains on Downing also makes a pretty good lobster roll.

        1. re: malibu
          foodwhisperer Aug 27, 2009 09:44 PM

          I always thought the lobster rolls at Pearl were overpriced and overrated. In the hamptons they are better and cheaper,,, In Manhattan Mooncake has a great one and the lobster rolls at Lure are good

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