Fare: Contemporary American
Food Quality: 1 1/2 Stars
Service: 1 1/2 Stars
Decor: 2 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: 1 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Dining with scenic waterfront views overlooking the Navesink River
The quality of food is below par compared to other fine dining Red Bank restaurants
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy dining in an elegant setting with waterfront views
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious who enjoy casual family style dining.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Pistachio and Mint Pesto Rack of Lamb; The Pan Seared Salmon; and The Lemon Thyme Seared Scallops .
Liquor: Decent wine list, specialty cocktails.
The Pearl restaurant in the boutique Oyster Point Hotel, situated on the banks of the Navesink River, is popular with diners who come to enjoy the ambiance and attractive decor with sweeping waterfront views of the marina and River.
An attractive draw with boaters is arriving at the adjacent marina for a casual dinner and joining in with the lively bar scene for a pre-dinner drink.
The Pearl Restaurant at the Oyster Point Hotel serves contemporary American menu with American Southwest and Asian influences.
The Oyster Point Hotel is the sister hotel of the Molly Pitcher Inn located next door, but the resemblance stops there as the food and service are a notch below the nearby Molly Pitcher Inn.
They also serve up a Sunday Brunch, and is a good alternative to the sister Molly Pitcher Inn for a popular Easter or Mother's Day brunch If they are fully booked and you desire a waterfront Sunday brunch.
The service is attentive and friendly, though a bit stuffy.
During the warmer months there is outdoor dining on the deck.
Looking to meet up with friends after work, or for an after-theater drink, the Pearl Lounge with scenic waterfront views is a great spot for relaxation.
(updated: October, 2016)
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