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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

4.8
4.8
1121 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
With an ambience steeped in rustic charm and a menu filled with treasures from the sea, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace focuses on fresh produce and quality ingredients in its welcoming eatery. Specializing in a wide variety of oysters, from such places as Virginia, Japan, Rhode Island, British Columbia and Washington state, Peal Dive Oyster Palace takes oyster preparation seriously, complementing the delicate taste of the oyster. Appetizer options include crispy crawfish fritters, barbecue shrimp and wood-grilled oysters. Besides oysters, house specialties have a decidedly Cajun flair, with items such as seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee and Gulf Coast Redfish, all of which have an amazing balance of spices.

The rich entrées at Pearl Dive Oyster Bar are further replicated in its dessert menu, with winning options like Beignets and Brazos River Bottom Pecan Pie.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 319-1612

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Kispert

  • Private party contact

    Catherine Ker: (202) 319-1612

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Cross street

    On 14th Street between Q and Corcoran Streets

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is accessible via metro. We are a short walk from both the Dupont Circle and U-Street/Cardozo Metro Stations.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • OYSTERMANIA

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Available in Pearl Dive Oyster Palace starting at 4 PM. Raw bar oysters on the half shell are 1/2 price !

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What 1,121 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Seafood

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. AM

    ArleneM

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a great choice. The happy hour was full of people andraw oysters were half-price. A great deal. I thought the restaurant was participating in Restaurant. Week. They were not but it is still a place that I would visit again.
  2. VM

    VanessaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding food, so much delicious seafood available that it’s hard to choose, but the chicken is bomb as well. The drinks are very tasty you I can’t go wrong with any of the cocktails. Our server Tara was really amazing and looked out for our needs even my 8 yo nephew. Thank you Tara!
  3. DM

    DMarie

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best places we dined at in DC. The oysters were incredibly fresh and were the lowest price of all the restaurants we were in. The gumbo was amazing!! And the service was incredible!!
  4. C

    Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I'm an oyster lover. However, the oysters that I ordered yesterday, did not meet my expectations. Also, the Caesar salad had more lettuce stocks than croutons or cheese. This wasn't my best time there, considering; I've dined many times at this restaurant. However, I gave them four stars because I have enjoyed my experiences in the past.
  5. g

    globalexplorer

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Pearl Dive has the same menu, but looks like the new staff still adjusting to service expectations. The restaurant has the same menu, but unfortunately on the execution, for example the poach eggs on both of the brunch dishes we ordered, were completely hard. Because we have returned already a Bloody Mary that was completely filled with the quarter bottom of the glass with Old Bay, and our reservation was to sit inside, and they sat my teenager children outside, to which when I arrived (I was parking the car) had to make the change request, we decided to let the issue with the food go. This is all in a constructive spirit as we love the food of the restaurant and plan to return.
  6. EL

    EricL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch. Though the price point hurts eating out these days, always happy with a meal at Pearl Dive!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a bit but usually only for oysters and cocktails around happy hour. Finally did a real dinner — Oysters, fish of the day (bronzino???) grilled octopus. Best meal I’ve had in DC in the year I lived here. Servers were great as they usually are. Has the DC rowhouse rustic- vibe. A favorite spot to bring friends from out of town.
  8. AG

    AmandaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place and staff. The food is to die for!!!
  9. K

    Kathi

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like oysters, there are a lot of delicious oyster options. There are also options for non-oyster eating customers. Last night’s dinner was very enjoyable. We’ll definitely go back, maybe tonight!
  10. RK

    RestaurantKing

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good oysters, lively atmosphere and great service!
  11. RL

    RussellL

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary
  12. GC

    GregC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    August is a weird time for oysters from some regions due to spawning but the oysters at our <> Pearl Dive dinner were very good. And the muscles that followed have this re-born broth that is so clean, bright, and briny. The service is very good as usual. Note even if the online reservation booking shows no outside seating there very often is. Show up a few minutes early and likely to score an outside seat.
  13. DC

    DCFoodie

    Washington DC

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an impromptu brunch with a friend from out of town. It was my first brunch experience here. I had been to dinner many times before. The brunch was fantastic. The food, as always, was exquisite. The service was OUTstanding. Our server, Eduardo, was personable, efficient, responsive and fun. The host, Terrence, was accommodating and the drinks were completely on point! I enjoyed the energy by the staff. In a time where service is declining in the hospitality and restaurant industries, Pearl Dive has continued to provide top tier service, food and experiences. I highly recommend! Yes, I'm a foodie!
  14. DO

    DishOnSushiko

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to other outposts of the Black Restaurant Group many times, but for some reason had never been to this one. Other than a competitive parking scene, it was the perfect outing for a date with the wife. Great food and friendly staff in a cosy environment. Will definitely go again (via metro).
  15. RV

    RachelV

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their oysters are on point! My husband and I love this place. We always make sure to come here for dinner if we are in DC for a concert.
  16. EC

    EvaC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We are frequent fliers at Pearl Dive--always great (unusually loud last nite for some reason, though).
  17. CS

    CS77

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic and the service was incredible. Everyone there was helpful and fun and in a great mood. I felt a tad rushed and it was much more casual than I was expecting, but it was so worth it. It’s very lively and loud, with tables fairly close together, so just be aware of that if you were hoping for a romantic evening.
  18. G

    Guapo

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The mussels and the burger and the wine were outstanding!!! Only disappointment - the oysters. They were ok, but not great. The wait staff was friendly and helpful!
  19. CW

    CharlesW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Being from New Orleans we know good seafood. Oysters were delicious and the Gumbo had great flavor. Server was attentive - but could have had a little more engagement- as it was our first time in this establishment. Would definitely recommend.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The food was amazing, the mimosa was well poured and I enjoyed my experience overall. The only negative would be, the tables are far too close together, making movement around the tables hard.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing! She made our birthday dinner so amazing. So glad I picked this place!
  22. SI

    SteveInDC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and Rockfish!
  23. CP

    CharlieP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Something was going on with the kitchen and things were taking longer than usual, but we had a lovely dinner. Our server was fantastic (Amanda I think).
  24. FF

    FoodieFriend

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing chargrilled oysters. Best I've had outside of New Orleans. Also best mussels in town!
  25. SB

    SusanB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress and staff were terrific. Food delicious!
  26. BH

    BenjaminH

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great, food and drinks were excellent and the server Amanda was even better.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great muscles, oysters and shrimp. Friendly and knowledgeable service. Entire family enjoyed their meal and in enjoyed my pineapple mimosa.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  29. L

    Lala

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing biscuits and corn muffins. Great drinks! Cam was an attentive server. The watermelon and tomato salad was delicious.
  30. L

    Loop

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were fantastic. And the octopus was the best I think I have ever had. Excellent meal.
  31. J

    Justinscott

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out waitress from Atlanta made the experience fun and exciting! As first timers to this establishment we were amazed at how delicious the food was (especially the oysters Rockefeller). We will definitely be returning and we hope we get the same server we had last time.
  32. RC

    RCDfree

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent dinner and service! Yummy drinks, food and breads!
  33. KL

    KippL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Reservations suggested! Seafood was great and prices were on point.
  34. F

    Francis

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place. We had 730 pm reservations on 7/1. Great food, great staff and love the place.
  35. KM

    KentM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff and great food!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    1, SLOW SERVICE! We waited for an hour for two appetizers. Entrees took so much longer and we were starving. 2, KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS! A waitress from this restaurant has tampered with our signed check - even after we rounded up our tips to the next digit, the waitress still felt like she should earn $0.18 more than we already gave. Please keep a copy of your receipt & customer’s check copy, check your bank statements regularly, and write .00 at the end of your given amount! Stay away from this dishonest restaurant.
  37. P

    wallaceP

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very very good food. Best meal while we were in DC. Service was the best. We went on a Wednesday night, half price on wine.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great gumbo
  39. S

    Sreeni

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding every day dining seafood restaurant. It is very casual and not upscale in terms of the atmosphere but very relaxed. The food is absolutely outstanding. I will definitely come back.
  40. KJ

    KJH1351

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 319-1612.

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is rated 4.8 stars by 1121 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Google Map for Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th St Nw, Washington, DC 20009

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On 14th Street between Q and Corcoran Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Logan Circle

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is accessible via metro. We are a short walk from both the Dupont Circle and U-Street/Cardozo Metro Stations.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chris Kispert

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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