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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

4.8
4.8
1210 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 26 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 1,210 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Seafood

  • District of Columbia

    Best Value

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. L

    Logancircledc

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Host said he couldn’t give us a booth because he needed them for larger parties then proceeded to seat parties of two at the next two booths that became available. Poached eggs were basically hard-boiled so the manager graciously comped our bottle of wine.
  2. AK

    AndrewK

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience here — we felt seen and heard and our tastebuds really crackled— and shout out to Grant, our kind and attentive server, who kept the libations flowing and the oysters shucking. Give that man a raise!
  3. SB

    ShelleyB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was extremely helpful, friendly, and accommodating. They provided complimentary champagne to the entire table as we were there to celebrate my birthday. The food was just as good as the service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is fantastic. We made a reservation and were seated right away. The staff was pleasant and attentive. Our server was knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. The food was incredible. The menu was unique and everything we had was so fresh and flavorful. Don’t even get me started on the bread basket! Our server suggested the bananas foster for dessert. I actually don’t like bananas but it was delicious and I don’t regret it. From start to finish this was a great experience. I live in PA but will happily brave D.C traffic to come here again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - thank you Olivia!
  6. e

    epicureanexchanges

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great and delicious experience for my birthday dinner before heading to theater. The server was friendly and attentive. I would say based on our experience though I would stick to seafood. Mine appetizer and entree were outstanding! Unfortunately my husband had the pricey steak frites which was a bit tough and the fries could have hot instead of warm.
  7. D

    Ddinmclean

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Oysters were perfect and the server was super. We were there for a birthday and they made it special. Only complaint was that it was a bit loud
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. We were promptly seated and greeted by our waiter. The banana bread french toast was cool to perfection. The shrimp and grits was flavorful; the greens stole show on that dish. The garlic chili oysters were my favorite dish, we ordered at least 4 rounds.
  9. ML

    MariaL

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! The grilled oysters are TDF. Shrimp po boy is fantastic. Olivia took such amazing care of us. Such a happy place!
  10. EZ

    EZEE

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been dining here for years and am impressed with how consistently good the food is. We had hot oyster plates, new crab/avocado starter, raw oysters, fish of the day, “What cats dream of,” burger and dessert. The service was excellent - clean silver after every course, etc. Very attentive. Love PD.
  11. CS

    CharlesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best oysters ever! Excellent Cajun food. Overall great experience.
  12. LD

    LDJacks

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Totally enjoyed my first visit to Pearl Drive, especially the Lo Que Los Gatos Sueñan- “What Cats Dream Of” Shrimp, Redfish, Squid, Mussels, Spinach, Saffron Milk Stew.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, good vibe. Excellent oyster selection !
  14. BJ

    BrianJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My partner and I had brunch and it was great. Good food bu I do think a couple of more signature items could be added to the menu. Overall great experience!
  15. L

    Lbo34

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Great meal, good service. Will return!
  16. M

    Milano

    Washington DC

    382 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    382 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    If u love oysters - you must go
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service from beginning to end. We tried 6 different oysters. They were beautifully presented and the accoutrements were delicious. Monkfish tacos were scrumptious (filled w/fish & veggies) beet/orange salad was fresh and the dressing was yummy.,
  18. EH

    ElizabethH

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful 50th bd celebration !! Kids and 50 year olds loved it , but was a little loud for the grad parents . Gumbo was delicious as were the oysters !
  19. W

    Westchestered

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monday is the day to go. Half price awesome oysters! Great food and fun place.
  20. T

    Travelingwahoos

    Charlotte

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cute ambiance! Loved the margarita!
  21. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place with superb food, gormet presentation and specials from the chef that are really special. Choice selection of fresh seafood and unmatched service
  22. WG

    WinstonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The setting is casual and the noise level is standard - one can carry a conversation without having to raise one's voice. We had three entrees. "What Cats Dream Of" and seafood gumbo were excellent. The blackened shrimp was also good but the other two would be what would bring us back. For dessert, we shared the Rustic Apple Black Iron Pie and we enjoyed that very much as well. What really made an impression on us was the service and the presentation, it matches if not beats many of the top tier NYC restaurants. Highly recommend the place and would definitely go back when we're in town again.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food quality went way down. Don’t expect to go back. Very salty
  24. JD

    JackD

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s a good brunch place, with 6 kinds of oysters at $2.8 per piece. Reasonable price and ample choices of food.
  25. AA

    AnnetteA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oystermania Monday is the best! Good oysters, mussels, and drinks.
  26. DS

    DougS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were 5-star. And prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend.
  27. BA

    BAGaith

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great birthday brunch w family! Everything was delicious and the staff was outstanding.
  28. KD

    KristinD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great value! Great device! Would definitely return and bring friends!
  29. M

    Maritsa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood was very fresh & beautifully cooked. The service was good. It was a bit loud. If you're looking for a quite intimate dinner this is not the place.
  30. LW

    LeslieW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    wonderful seafood. they use too much butter in their cooking, though.
  31. R

    Rhonda

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love, love, love the shrimp gumbo. The taste was so flavorful. The garlic bread that came with was fab too. The vibe was fun even if I did think I was the oldest person in the room 🙄😆. Can’t say enough about the service… everyone was warm and welcoming. I will be back!!!
  32. K

    Kate

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were so fresh and delicious. Our entrees were excellent too. Outstanding friendly and attentive service.
  33. WG

    WayneG

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you love oysters this is the place! The staff here are wonderful from the greeter to the server Teara, to the food runners especially Juan and even the manager Terrace. Everyone is extremely welcoming, positive and friendly. If you don’t have good service here maybe you need to look inward? 🦪🤷🏼
  34. F

    Friend

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Even better than ever, but music blared too loudly for the first hour.
  35. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great options especially as you might expect on the seafood side of things. Our friends with whom we dined regaled themselves with the oysters. Dinner was very satisfying; the waitress's recommendation of the half-shrimp half-catfish Po-Boy hit the spot! The seafood gumbo, steak frites, and grilled rockfish daily special were also much appreciated. Casual atmosphere on the slightly loud side but we ate around 6 and avoided the larger crowds and elevated decibels. Worth your time!
  36. S

    Smith

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pearl Dive is always great…the staff are all friendly, sincerely helpful and welcoming, unlike some other restaurants on the street. We always feel like Norm walking into Cheers! The food is extremely consistent and the drinks are on point. And if you’re looking for THE neighborhood bar scene in Logan Circle, you’ve found it.
  37. J

    Julia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience. Great food and cozy atmosphere. Can't wait to return.
  38. JH

    JacobH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, reasonably priced and it was great service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Oysters was good, service was bad beginning with the hostess who refuses to seat us in a booth despite I requested upon making the reservation and 2 booth tables were open, lied about reserved for more than 2 people seating and seated a couple after us. I had Los Gatos which was good but portion size is small for an entrée. My husband had blacken catfish, also pretty good but very small.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved everything about this place. The service was amazing (I really appreciated the staff they were above and beyond incredible), the food was fantastic, the ambiance was really fun and energetic. Great place to meet people or people watch. I had the fish of the day, fried oysters, blueberry lychee sorbet and shrimp. My drink of choice was the spicy mezcal. 10/10 would get the fish, oysters and sorbet again. The mezcal and shrimp weren’t too bad either, but I just loved everything else more. Highly recommend!

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 1210 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 26 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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