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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

4.8
4.8
1177 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 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 1,177 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Seafood

  • District of Columbia

    Hot Spot

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. WG

    WayneG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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? 🦪🤷🏼
  2. F

    Friend

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    Chris

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  4. S

    Smith

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  5. J

    Julia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining experience. Great food and cozy atmosphere. Can't wait to return.
  6. 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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 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.
  8. 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!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Italy

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food. We had a selection of 3 oysters at the recommendation of our server and they were very good. We followed this with the jambalaya paella - so good. Then the beignets and key lime pie. These menu items along with the pearl cup cocktail rounded out an outstanding dinner.
  10. ML

    MariaL

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Telly at Tilt took should great care of us! Everything was wonderful. :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and very attentive staff. Food was great and definitely a top place to go for oysters.
  12. d

    dcfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and great food. Get the oysters!! Also come here for your birthday, they treat you right.
  13. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very solid showing for Cajun food. They’re best dishes for me was the fried oysters and fried catfish. The breading is everything and hard to nail but they did it.
  14. RB

    RichardB

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dinner with excellent service. Love this restaurant.
  15. EB

    EnvoyBoy

    Washington DC

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amanda--along with Mia--took great care of us and reminded us why we wanted to get back to Pearl. The food, as before, is excellent. There are some new oysters on the list to complement the usual delicious offerings. They really do some wonderful things with seafood here!
  16. TT

    TravelingTrio

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Oyster variety very good. Grilled Octopus delicious . I would skip the grits with with the octopus. Bar serves a good drink and has some great cocktails. Waitstaff was very friendly and responsive.
  17. J

    Jann

    New York Area

    439 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    439 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    6 Oysters on 1/2 shell—2 each, Hurricane from PEI, Chinquotegue & Chunu both from VA. 4 Grilled oysters with garlic & chili⭐️ & corn meal crusted oyster dinner w/ fried potato wedges, cole slaw & collard greens & bottle of Muscadet. Excellent, fresh oysters. The grilled oysters were wonderful!!!
  18. NL

    NoraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters were fresh and the food was delicious. Thanks for making my birthday special.
  19. JM

    JeremyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pearl Dive is one of the best seafood restaurants I have been to. The menu at the time leaned toward Southern/Creole - without being spicy. I had 12 raw oysters, which were good and as you should expect. Horseradish/cocktail sauce and the vinegrette were all tasy. My dinnermates had baconwrapped oysters, which were good, and then southern fried oysters, which were also good. The Main Course was the highlight of the meal. I had the "Los Gatos" which was mussels and shrimp in a milk/cream based broth - and it was very tasty. The Jambalaya that my friend has was the top dish - and I would recommend EVERYONE order the jambalaya. The Blackened Shrimp were also very tasty - and I would get that as an appetizer next time. I had a scoop of Cinnamon ice cream, which was very tasty. Dark Chocolate & Banana gelato was tasty - and then the pecan pie was also good. My ideal meal when I come back is App: Blackened Shrimp. Main Course: Jambalaya. Desert: Cinnamon Ice Cream
  20. B

    Beth

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Food excellent as always and brunch crowd lively and fun.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and server. We loved the oysters and our cocktails were perfection. Great night out.
  22. H

    Hannah

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers and hosts were outstanding, and made my husband's birthday very fun and special. The food was incredible -- so were the drinks -- and made the whole evening. Can't wait to come back!
  23. S

    Schwanky

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect. Staff was excellent, friendly, helpful. Food was delicious. The room was loud, fun, happy. We loved it.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and great food. Third time at this place and they’re 3/3.
  25. MB

    MichaelB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was delicious and our server was super kind! Definitely would recommend.
  26. GG

    GGerber

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent as usual, the tables in the booths are a little high and I am tall. It is noisy but lively.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great servers, awesome oysters. Perfect weather (sat outside), perfect noise level
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for Sunday afternoon brunch with some friends. The service was fast, efficient, clean, the food was well prepared and the server was awesome, and had such a great personality. The entire staff worked well in-tandem to ensure an outstanding experience. I’ll definitely be back soon.
  29. KD

    KDan

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Bar is great. Next time we’d have a drink and platter of raw oysters there. The dining experience was a letdown.
  30. RC

    RobertC

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A nice neighborhood kind of place to go. Everything was good no complaints! Great raw bar! We had 6 different kinds of oysters! The service was excellent as well!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food selection was nicely varied. The bread and pate were out of this world. Service was a little slow but they had just opened for the day.
  32. D

    Debby

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The place has a good, lively atmosphere, if a bit noisy.
  33. S

    Suzi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous. Every bit as good as it was before the pandemic. Wonderful energetic vibe.
  34. JM

    JoeM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal with great service. The cornbread was amazing and the meal was fabulous.
  35. m

    margareto

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food and atmosphere. so fun!
  36. j

    jaxhop

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had a delicious dinner with fun atmosphere! Would definitely go back!
  37. MM

    MaryM

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters. Raw prince island oysters were wonderful and the roasted oysters were so tasty.
  38. LS

    LeonardS

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was brilliant. I had the tchoupitoulas oysters. They were tasty, a little sweet and a little smoky and maybe just a little spicy. I couldn’t resist the Lo Que Los Gatos Suenan after a long day traveling. The saffron milk was rich and soothing. Only thing missing was some brandy milk with my pecan pie.The service was seriously friendly and very helpful. I don’t live in DC but will be back next time I am in DC.
  39. HK

    HannahK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I really enjoy oysters and was excited to see a 1/2 deal on Monday nights! It would have been a 5-star experience, except for the fact that some of the oysters were poorly shucked, resulting in a little more grit than one expects. I loved the grilled octopus and the tres leches cake I chose for dessert.
  40. M

    Moira

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Tara gave us terrific service. The oysters Rockefeller and lobster Rangoon were outstanding. Oh and the clam chowder! So silky & yummy. Great vibe. My 1st time but I will be back.

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 1177 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 40 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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