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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

  • 1612 14th St. NW Map It
  • $$$
  • Seafood

Updated 05/23/2014

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace. Chef Jeff Black does serve three kinds of po'boys, but that's about as working-class as it gets at this dazzlingly decorated 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. 1612 14th St. NW, U St. Corridor, Washington, DC, 20009. 202/319–1612. Reservations not accepted. No lunch. Brunch Fri.–Sun. only. U St./Cardozo.

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1612 14th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch. Brunch Fri.–Sun. only
  • Reservations not accepted

Updated 05/23/2014


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