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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

4.7
4.7
1082 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 37 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 1,082 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Seafood

  • District of Columbia

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great gumbo
  2. KJ

    KJH1351

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
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  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of my favorite places to enjoy good food, people and ambiance! Our waiter Nate was the best! Never had a server like him, he was personal and such a good person and very tentative. Loved it! I will always eat at Pearl Dive!
  4. DM

    DianeM

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    My first time at Pearl Dive and I'll be back. Food was outstanding. I had Oysters Rockefeller and Salmon and Latkes platter. BF had NE Clam Chowder which he said was great and he's a trained chef. Tried to figure out if he could duplicate it at home. He also enjoyed his potato latkes platter. Only issue is that's it's quite a small place and the noise level was high. They do have outdoor seating and busy bar area. High;y rated in most DC media and now I know why. If you love oysters, this is the place to eat.
  5. EK

    EllenK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    If you have any issues with sun, best to book inside.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well worth the trip to DC
  7. A

    Alvertos

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good food, although the fried oysters portion is tiny and the oysters po-boy sandwich is 80% bread. Great service, but gets too loud when busy, like headache loud.
  8. AH

    AceH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is probably my favorite restaurant of all time. I always get their saltiest oysters with lime and their Maryland oysters to start, followed by anything on the menu (because it's all fantastic) and the beignets for dessert. Brunch here is simply divine and the wait staff always performs worthy of an encore. I have never had a bad experience!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is incredible. Staff is fun, attentive and on point. Music and ambience are a co laid back vibe. You can sit in, do the patio or the bars. I will make this a must do whenever I am in DC.
  10. SL

    SLDC

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Service was friendly, and food was delicious. This is a popular gathering place for the 30-somethings, so it was quite noisy.
  11. T

    Tangowood

    Washington DC

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went for the oysters, as usual, but were impressed with the rest of the menu -- many reasons to return.
  12. RB

    RichardB

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great services. Always. One of the best in DC.
  13. J

    Jayj

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cal, Amanda & Taryn were so sweet. The host is a sweetheart too, but don’t know his name. I love to go to our local places and fee like family and not like I’m being waited on by robots. Of course the food is always spot on. One of the best places to ever come to LC thank y’all
  14. B

    Bobt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. A great go to place.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just had some wine and great oysters so everything was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had five different waiters. Little confusion about who took which order.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Nate was amazing. Very engaging and displayed great knowledge of the menu.
  18. EM

    EvanMD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat outside on a perfect evening. Way quieter than indoors, but lots of pedestrian passerbys, so vibrant setting. Server was Nate - knows his stuff and made solid (honest) recommendations. His attention to detail was spot on, while bussers efficiently covered water, clearing dishes, etc. Great service. We had jumbalaya, crab cakes, beat/mandarin salad, asparagus/goat cheese, bananas foster and a chocolate mousse. All exceptional. Even when coupled with a good selection of beer and wine, the bill came in well below what we might have expected.
  19. SB

    SusanB

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, priced right.
  20. DS

    DebbiS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My whole family agreed that the meal here was one of the best we have had in a long time and most definitely the best of our vacation to DC. The decor is welcoming and fun and the people really friendly. Our server Amanda was outstanding- great personality and amazing service. We had appetizers, entrees and desserts and talked all night about how delicious it was. Definitely make this a stop when in DC.
  21. L

    Lawsmith

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Most enjoyable. We started with a selection of very fresh oysters, followed by a salad and delicious octopus. Outside dining on a balmy evening was most enjoyable. We will be back.
  22. JS

    JarvisS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date. Had a wonderful time with my wife and I would go again in a heart-beat.
  23. e

    erynr

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was amazing. Oysters were fresh. Highly recommend!
  24. P

    Peterw

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and Excellent service. It was worth every Penny. Highly recommend.
  25. P

    Patita

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nautical ambiance and casual vibe, this place is amazing! Quaint and EXCELLENT servers, especially Tim, and the whole staff. We ordered fresh oysters as our appetizer and they were fresh and tasty. Southern style seafood dishes. We had warm baked bread that was awesome. We then ordered clam chowder. The best I’ve ever had! For our main dish we had their blackened fish of the day with green beans and creamy grits! WOW…. Very tasty. For dessert we ordered Key lime pie and it was delicious! Our favorite place in DC so far.
  26. EP

    ElizabethP

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Surprisingly good food!
  27. S

    Socrates

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, excellent service. Very loud inside.
  28. a

    anoukl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff taking their time to familiarize us with the menu. Felt welcome and love the music in the background. Good value for the money.
  29. ED

    ElbaD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Best meal I have had in DC! Nathan, our waiter, provided the best service. 5 stars!
  30. HS

    HollyS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the host, Nadia to our server Nate, it was very good service and they had tons of personality which I like. We sat outside and it was a cute setup against the sidewalk. It was really loud inside the restaurant, but their bar is fun, so there's that! My only complaint is the rapid fire removal of plates. We were sharing and had two smaller plates we were transferring the food onto, and when there wasn't much left they descended on the table to take it, along with my unfinished cocktail. I've noticed this in many restaurants so I can't say it's just them. It makes the experience feel rushed, not clean or efficient. I believe they were creating the latter and I ended feeling bad asking them to give me back my glass and the plate. I still give them a high rating though because the food was so good! We had the crab cakes, octopus and oysters. And again, Nate was awesome and engaging.
  31. JL

    JimL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun vibe with tasty food... The shrimp and oysters were on point!
  32. t

    toutoften

    Washington DC

    172 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for brunch on Friday...excellent food, service and delightfully casual.
  33. TB

    ThomasB

    Austin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Each time we visit DC, we eat at Pearl Dive (approx. 10 times now, albeit it s been 2+ years since there last.) This time we enjoyed the fried oysters we suspect it's simply all of us adjusting as we return to "normal." The energy is vibrant and staff very friendly and positive. We will return on our next trip to DC.
  34. EB

    EnvoyBoy

    Washington DC

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    What happened to the front of house team?  We got a lukewarm greeting upon arrival, whereupon it was obvious nobody had noted the requests in our reservation.  When we brought them up, it was met with disinterest.  Upon leaving, we walked right alongside the same hostess that initially greeted us who looked up at us, and then looked back down at her tablet, saying nothing as we departed.  What happened to the usual "where everybody knows your name" vibe you get from the team here??  We left feeling like we were treated as one-time tourists from out of state and not the local regulars that we are.  All that said, the food and service continue to excel!  We were trying to remember a dish we ever didn't like and couldn't think of one.  Amazing things come out of that kitchen!  Hopefully their excellence and popularity are not leading them down a road of arrogance and complacency.  That would be worst of all. 
  35. CP

    CPNP

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous and Quincy took good care of us! Don’t forget to vote!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience and great oysters! Cal our server was great. She has a way of making us feel so special. She is surely an asset to the restaurant. Will came back again.
  37. F

    Fatima

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for date night and we will definitely be back! Everything exceeded our expectations from start to finish. All of the servers (yes, I said all) were so attentive and made sure that we were well taken care of. The food was very delicious. Seating was a little crowded (but we went on a Saturday night) and although the patrons by the bar were very loud, the DJ was able to make the ambience a lot better. If you’re looking for excellent food and wonderful service, make your reservation at Pearl Dive.
  38. JF

    JennyFTB

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service is off the chain! Our server, Tim, was attentive, knowledgeable and personable. I think the manager sat us and he checked on us during our brunch as well. Another sever stopped to ask if we needed anything. It was wonderful! The oysters were delicious and I appreciated how the list went sweet to most briney, and the runner who delivered them made sure we knew which was which. We shared dishes and thoroughly enjoyed the banana foster French toast and beignets. The clam chowder was a bit thin in texture, but the flavors were there. Bloody Mary’s, and perhaps a shot ;) were on time! Great experience, great place, and superb company because my friends are the best part of every brunch!
  39. CC

    ClaudetteC

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails great oysters and food! Over the top service! Can’t wait to go back!
  40. t

    truth2tell

    Memphis/West TN

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nate was excellent. Service quick, great suggestions. Gumbo was wonderful.

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 4.7 stars by 1082 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 37 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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