A dinner fit for a king—with prices to match—at Pearl in Dorchester

Last night Barbara and I tried out The Pearl, a new seafood restaurant in Dorchester’s growing South Bay development.

Barbara had grilled oysters and chilled king crab legs. I had Caesar salad (with anchovies: yum!) and a grilled lobster. I was the oldest person there, but who cares? The food and service were absolutely excellent, parking was free, and the restaurant is in a convenient location. We sat indoors, but there is also a nice patio with powerful heaters (which of course were turned off, but will allow for outdoor dining almost year-round). It was quite loud indoors, with a very high energy level.

But I do have to point out the prices, which were significantly above our usual price point. Although co-owner Luther Pinckney says “I wouldn’t consider us high end,” you may choose to differ. Check out the menu. Here is an excerpt:

Categories: Dorchester/Boston, Food & Restaurants