Located in the chic, boutique-styled Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ, there is a hidden jewel that is the Pearl restaurant, serving an eclectic mix of modern cuisine with a southwestern flair, coupled with hint of Asian influence. Amid the relaxing, upscale ambiance of the dining area you can soak in the panoramic sights of the scenic Navesink River through large, wide windows. The warmer months allow for an enhanced dining experience outside on the deck and an opportunity to hear the soothing sounds of the native wildlife and feel the cool sea breezes the Jersey Shore has to offer as boats pass by at sunset. In the cooler seasons, feel the warmth and get cozy in front of the inviting, crackling gas fireplace. Boaters can enjoy navigating the river and docking at the private marina to come in and enjoy a refreshing dining experience.
Pearl serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as offers a sumptuous Sunday Brunch spread that shouldn’t be missed. The Pearl Lounge is well known for having a warm atmosphere with cushy espresso and cream-colored couches made for reclining and enjoying conversations with friends after work, or for partaking in an after-theater drink from the extensive cocktail list as the Count Basie is within walking distance. Happy hour specials run Monday to Thursday from 4-6 p.m. offering fantastic drink specials and light fare like the rustic pepperoni pizza with arugala salad and the crispy, golden-fried calamari.
Take a break during a hard day and unwind while gazing at the waterfront views over a satisfying dish from Pearl’s lunch menu, featuring a varied selection of dishes. Options range from a delectable chicken panini with fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers and Portobello to a corn flake crusted crab cake with grain mustard sauce, radicchio and arugula, or simply go for the satiating 10 oz black angus burger stacked high with all the fixings.
As the vibrant colors of sunset are reflected in the water and night falls, you will find many diners ordering their favorite specialty drinks that reflect their surroundings, like the Sunny Day in Red Bank, made with vodka or gin, honey, elderflower liqueur and a splash of grapefruit juice. Favorite starters on the dinner menu include the roasted little neck clam skillet with fresno peppers, chorizo and yukon potatoes as well as the oyster stew filled with a delicious mix of leeks, potatoes, tarragon and pernod.
Pearl’s dinner menu features a fusion of flavors like the southwest-inspired Berskhire chipotle and honey barbeque pork chop, to the perfect pumpkin ravioli with butternut squash puree or the cedar-planked salmon with pomegranate BBQ glaze and cous cous. The 16 oz Montreal rib eye steak with garlic butter, merlot demi glace and hickory smoked mashed potatoes is a solid choice that you’ll never stop being in the mood for – we recommend adding a side of parmesan truffle fries to round out the dish.
So if you’re looking for a restaurant with a relaxing, scenic atmosphere with excellent service and a fine dining experience then you need to go to partake in all that Pearl has to offer. Jersey Shore inMotion is also keeping its fans up to date with the Oyster’s current specials and happenings .
Location: 146 Bodman Pl, Red Bank, NJ
What to wear: Formal
Visitors: Locals, tourists
Hours: Sunday –Saturday, 12:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.