About EAT at The Pearl
San Diego, CA 92106
EAT at The Pearl features New American and California Coastal cuisine, friendly table service, and award-winning interior design. Executive Chef Todd Bencivenni calls upon his background in a variety of regional styles to create exciting and eclectic dishes from seasonal, local ingredients. Prepare to be treated to menus that invite you to indulge culinary whims from simple to sophisticated or classic to contemporary. Together, the spirited food and the mood in the dining room fuel an energetic and urbane atmosphere. EAT at The Pearl also features an intimate bar area to relax alone or await dining companions. Friendly and knowledgeable bar staff serves expertly-selected wines and beers, along with signature cocktails to prime your palate for our kitchen’s winning preparations.
Contemporary American, Californian, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Monday-Friday: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm to 10:30pm
Friday: 4:00pm to 11:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 11:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
DIVE-IN THEATRE: Every Wednesday, all-year round, The Pearl Hotel presents "Dive-In Theatre," a FREE weekly "cinema social" combining eclectic film selections, food and drink and light conversation. The event takes place outdoors at our poolside lounge and theater located connected to EAT at The Pearl. Scheduled films project onto a 10' x 13' foot projection screen with full sound, overlooking our vintage, oyster-shaped swimming pool. Showtime is 8:00 pm; Food served until 10:00 pm; and bar open until 11 pm.
BINGO NIGHT: Scheduled for the last Thursday of each month, BINGO night is a great way to unwind, bring friends together and win prizes! Limited to the first 40 people to RSVP. Check-in is at 8:30PM. Reserve you space at RSVP@thepearlsd.com with your name, phone, # of people, time, and if you want to join us for dinner! NOTE: BINGO dates are subject to change due to holidays and special events. Call 619.226.6100 to confirm dates.
EAT at The Pearl provides amazing, hand-crafted food and beverage for your event, up to 150 persons. Our culinary team satisfies a variety of tastes with four-star, farm-to-table cuisine: tray passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres, action stations, carving stations and buffet. Also, enjoy 10 taps of local craft beer, eclectic wine lists and specialty cocktails. Our banquet menus are guides for customizing cuisine that’s magical and delicious.
Limited on-site parking is offered at The Pearl to hotel guests only, when available. Parking costs are $10 per night. ½ price for Hybrid vehicles ($5). Restaurant diners can find ample parking in the area on the street without meters or time restrictions.
Show your Car2Go membership card to get 15% of your restaurant bill! Car2Go charging and designated parking on site.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS
The Pearl Hotel packs enough luster to make The Big Day, the best day – ever! Just like the happy couple, we’re deeply invested, vowing to provide a unique San Diego venue for wedding ceremonies and small, romantic receptions. See below for our “Own a Hotel for a Day” info!
CORPORATE / RECEPTIONS / PRIVATE EVENTS
The Pearl makes a big impact for business and private functions. Night or day, our accommodations set the perfect tone, as guests benefit from stylish indoor and outdoor settings. Whether it’s a meeting or celebration for an individual, group or business team building, our hotel staff and event coordinator will ensure a smooth, satisfying result.
OWN A HOTEL FOR A DAY
With food, beverage and hotel room packages starting at just $10,000.00, you can have up to 150 people join you for a private event at The Pearl. Contact email@example.com to learn about your dream day in San Diego.
EAT at The Pearl Ratings and Reviews
Such a cute place! Most seating is outd ...
Such a cute place! Most seating is outdoors by their pool, and they show vintage flicks on the wall over the pool - most nights without sound, but once a week they play a movie with sound. Wine list is decent, all solid choices; great craft beer and cocktail list. Food is fun - all the appetizers are great. The mushroom lasagne entree is to die for! A really fun, laid back gem.
We were given a gift certificate for thi ...
We were given a gift certificate for this restaurant last year and wanted to try it on our trip to San Diego this year. The food was interesting and very tasty but were were not aware that the dining is mainly out doors. Unfortunately it was raining and cold which isn't the usual weather for San Diego. We had to wear our down jackets while eating!!! Great restaurant when the weather is good.
The staff at the Pearl was so responsive ...
The staff at the Pearl was so responsive and professional. We felt so welcomed and cared for on the occasion of our 28th Anniversary. The food and drink were wonderful. The attention to detail by your staff made this a very memorable event. Thank you Pearl; we will be back.
I must have driven by the Pearl 100's of ...
I must have driven by the Pearl 100's of times but last Friday was the first time I ventured in to meet a friend for dinner. Wonderful vibe, great food, full of friendly and happy people. I will definitely be back for more.
We had a great dining experience! Our w ...
We had a great dining experience! Our waitress was awesome, we were able to visit, and the wine recommendation was perfect. And the cocktails are special...Thank you for the complimentary biegnets, which we loved!
Pleasantly surprised. Food was great. ...
Pleasantly surprised. Food was great. (although the cocktail glass I had was 90% full of an iceberg ice cube!) Negatives relating to the venue are mainly the severe lack of vehicle parking. Looks like there's about 10 spaces if you're an overnight guest at the hotel, but I ended up parking 3 blocks away on a side street.
Very happy to see the Gluten Free options, and the food we did have tasted great.
We will be back!
Such a great place. I have been wanting ...
Such a great place. I have been wanting to go for years but we saved this for a date night. The food, ambiance, setting...all of it was great. Food was a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for!
They have a lot of events we will attend in the future. Definitely one for the bucket-list!
Happy we found The Pearl on trip advisor ...
Happy we found The Pearl on trip advisor. Loved sitting by the pool watching an Elvis movie! We started with the cheese plate and cocktails. The pork tenderloin and the steak entrees were also delicious. Creme brûlée and something chocolate for dessert! A lovely evening!!
Where to start. Food was good until a lo ...
Where to start.
Food was good until a long hair was found mixed in with all the brussel sprouts, and our waitress just responds with "oops I hope it's not mine"
Was there for over 1 1/2 and was only able to get 2 drinks, and no food.
eat lunch on the patio by the pool
Cool Southern California vibe, modernized beach feeling, interesting to see an old motel spruced up like this. Food was pretty good, burgers were a little over cooked, but the french fries were the best. Enjoyed the bloody marys. Only concern is that the music was a bit loud and the way they have the high seats close to the ceiling, your heads pretty close to the speaker so a little hard to talk if you are sitting at those tables. Cool music selection though.
Third time here with a small group. Typically service is first rate but this time it was just kind of off. Waited to long to get acknowledged by waiter although he was professional when we did. Forgot drink orders and a few minor requests a few different times. Place offers a nice intimidate atmosphere yet is becoming a little worn.
Had been wanting to try a meal at The Pearl for some time. Took the in-laws out. They aren't too adventurous when it comes to food but my partner and I like to try new spots and new creations. The Pearl was a perfect fit with a few traditional items scaled-up and a few interesting creations! Friendly and accommodating staff. Definitely want to go back and try the Tuesday evening with a movie sometime when we are back in San Diego
We always love The Pearl!
We may be biased since we chose to have our wedding here several years ago, but the Pearl never fails to impress. On our latest visit, the grilled octopus appetizer was the star of the meal - I could have licked the plate. Service is always impeccable as well. You won't be disappointed!
Stayed at The Pearl; ate at The Pearl
Had the Brussel sprout appetizer and it was a large portion and excellent.
Couldn't finish my burger and fries.
Had nice warm drinks prepared by the guy at the bar who was very thorough.
Was very loud for me I like it quieter.
Good but a bit too expensive
Service and ambiance were great, but food seemed expensive for what we received. Portions are good size (if you don't want entrees all to yourself!), but there was something a bit wrong with everything ordered (pork belly good flavor but dry -- not sure how that's possible, farotto an interesting concept -- faro served like risotto -- but not much flavor, salad plain). an interesting experience overall though, and I would recommend it to others, and I would go back.
This was supposed to be an all inclusive wedding reception venue. It wasn't. My daughter had to do so much extra and we were so disappointed. The months and weeks leading up to the event were filled with food and beverage problems. The night of the reception went well except for the food line. For serving 150 people the table was far too short and one sided. People waited over an hour for dinner! The brunch was good, though.
We met friends for a drink and dinner, and just stayed at our bar table for dinner. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Impressive that the owner/manager came over to tell us about the special winery dinners they've started doing monthly. We will be back to check those out. Our server was very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive, as were the rest of the staff who helped. Very positive experience.
We had such an enjoyable time. The service was excellent and so was the food and cocktails. We went for a friends 27th birthday, and the ambience was exactly what we were looking for, suave yet casual and the right mix of party. The retro feel is such a blast and it lends for intimate conversations, and our celebration hullabaloo. All the food is excellent too, we started off with the brussels sprouts, martinis and Fred and ginger (a Pimms cup and mule hybrid). Portion size was great- we continued to order cocktails and split small plats. Very enjoyable.
SOCAL feeling with excellent service & food!
Such a great place to take out of town guests. The open air restaurant with the view of the pool and more tables outside by the movie viewing screen make this a unique little place. The menu is all good especially that burger and the beet salad! I would not leave without trying the beignets...IF you have leftovers the beignets are even great when they are cold the next day. The staff is always friendly and makes great suggestions.
The food was bland and subpar. Mimosas were primarily orange juice and very little champagne, and they were warm. The service was absolutely horrid. I was very disappointed in the Pearl and will not be recommending this establishment to anyone, which is frustrating as I was hoping to use them for a work gathering!!
Unique Restaurant/Unique Setting
The Pearl restaurant is located within The Pearl Hotel, up against the edge of the pool, and into the bar area. A very cozy, casual and unique setting. A large projection screen located above the pool entertains with vintage movies and TV programs. The entire area is small and not capable of accommodating large groups. But don't let this scare you away, the food is very good.
Had the steamed mussels, excellent. Had a "farmers salad" very good. Split the salmon entree, very good. Wine list is very good and the full bar produced my excellent Manhattan.
Have been to The Pearl several times, never disappointed.
Long wait for drinks, not enough servers.
Much too long of a wait for our table that we had reserved. Even longer wait for first round of drinks. Then they forgot a drink on 2nd order. Poor communication between server/ hotel side, you work there, we asked for service, deliver it.
Second brunch here, I love the 12 (almost) bottomless mimosas, they never let your glass get past half way, even after you pay your bill! The menu has a fun and different twist on traditional brunch items.
I got the chorizo biscuits and gravy, was delicious! My out of town guests loved it as well.
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