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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Review

Chef Jeff Black does serve a po'boy at his dazzlingly decorated follow-up to the popular Black Salt, but that's about as working-class as it gets at this polished homage to the bivalve. Oysters come raw, with a pair of perfect dipping sauces—for about $1 each, during happy hour—or warm in five irresistible guises, from bacon-wrapped to crusted in cornmeal and sprinkled with sweet potato. If you eschew shellfish, Black has you covered with a grass-fed steak lovingly bedecked in blue cheese. Expect to get the best and pay for it here, where craft cocktails are $12 and each warm apple pie serving comes baked into its own mini-skillet. Upstairs, the well-heeled crowd endures lengthy table waits with Peroni on tap at the breezy Black Jack bar.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1612 14th St. NW, U Street corridor, Washington, DC 20009
  • Phone: 202/319–1612
  • Website:
  • Metro U St./Cardozo.
  • Location: U Street Corridor

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • No lunch. Brunch Fri.–Sun. only.
Updated: 06-05-2013

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