Pearl Oyster Bar
Posted 26 February 2005 - 04:49 PM
The fish and the cooking here are superior to those at BLT Fish, I think. Must now try Mary's Fish Camp to compare.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 05:19 PM
'How high can you stoop?"__Oscar Levant.
Posted 26 February 2005 - 06:04 PM
Posted 03 March 2005 - 06:36 AM
All of my other favorites remain remarkably consistent. The pan-fried grouper sandwich at lunch is just spectacular. The vegetables (including the salads) are wonderful, very reminiscent of Craft's in style and quality.
The blueberry pie is fantastic, but it's only available during warm weather months. The owner is Rebecca Charles -- the restaurant is named after Rebecca's grandmother Pearle. I actually see Rebecca at the restaurant more often at lunch than dinner (that's her rolling out the pie crust).
Posted 03 March 2005 - 01:58 PM
Posted 03 March 2005 - 07:00 PM
Went to Mary's Fish Camp for lunch mainly to compare and contrast the lobster rolls at Pearl and Mary's. We felt that both were good, but Pearl's wins. Pearl's had a cleaner taste. Mary's mayo had, G. thought, a little tomtato added which was fine but made it sweeter than Pearl's. The fries at Pearl were superior, many of the fries at Mary's were glued together.
Also sampled at Mary's was the cod sandwich. Great fish, nicely sauteed, good baguette, tasty mayo with capers, but the addition of greens in the sandwich was a mistake, I thought, as in no time they wilted from the heat of the fish and turned slimey.
Bottle of Pol Roget ($60--the only champagne they had) pushed up the price (sandwiches around $11).
I think the physical space at Pearl is nicer--bigger, and better feel. That said, both places have their own charms.
Posted 03 March 2005 - 07:08 PM
Posted 03 March 2005 - 07:08 PM
takes me back, takes me back
to compare and contrast
If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities. (Voltaire)
One is often told that it is very wrong to attack religion because religion makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed it. (Bertrand Russell)
Believing there is no god gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-O, and all things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have. (Penn Jillette)
Posted 03 March 2005 - 07:31 PM
Rose, I'm creating mid-term exam questions right now. Might explain it even though I don't have one of those compare and contrast things.
Posted 03 March 2005 - 08:25 PM
Posted 10 March 2005 - 04:55 PM
Last night I started with the large fried oysters, the best I've ever had. Crunchy on the outside and no uneven cooking found inside (I've had smaller fried oysters than these, those at Craftbar and Annisa come to mind, and bits have been undercooked). They sat on shells on a bed of chuncky, tartare-type (with diced pickled cucumber) mayo. G had the crab cake--I liked this too, but the breading didn't bowl me over. The jicama (I'm pretty sure it was) salad was a very good accompaniment.
Next I had pan seared cod that came with buttery Brussel's sprouts (hurrah). If I'd not gobbled down all those oysters I could've done this dish justice. Superb fish. G's Bouillabaisse very good, but not what we expected. It didn't appear as a soup, more a large amount of fish and shellfish with a little liquid at the bottom of the bowl. The scallop I tried was nice, though I thought the mussel I had tasted a little strong. The soup, what there was of it, was delicious.
Shared a chocolate ice cream sundae. I'm not into chocolate desserts, but this was to my liking.
Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:01 PM
Posted 10 March 2005 - 05:05 PM