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Pearl & Ash

Map & Directions 220 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
  • New American
  • Mon-Thu 5:30pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

From a tiny kitchen located deep within an equally small and dark Bowery restaurant, chef Richard Kuo builds elegant, colorful small plates that often whisper of faraway places at Pearl and Ash. Neighborhood locals and visiting tourists dig into slices of scallops dusted with berbere, the African spice mixture, and served with fennel and the edible bulb of the lily flower, and sweet, raw shrimp in a
slightly smoky lime yogurt. Kuo's Japanese meatballs -- miso-seasoned pork and veal mounds served in a bonito-flaked broth -- are simple and satisfying and the exceptional skate served with cauliflower puree and leek ringlets is a can't miss. The wine list, created by Palace Hotel wine director Patrick Cappiello, is serious business and offers an unexpectedly huge selection from Burgundy and Bordeaux. The food is more delicate than the noisy, dark space, but service is comfortable and warm, even when the restaurant gets busy, making Pearl & Ash an ideal place to share small plates over a glass of wine. --Tejal Rao

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Tips from foursquare

  • Noah W. on 02/25/13

    "Part futuristic bistro and part Nordic cubby hole.. two people can try everything on the menu for just about $58 a head" -- Thrillist.

  • New York Post on 04/10/13

    The divers scallops are a thrilling (and cheap!) starter. Skip the dull meatballs and get the smoked salmon or amazing skirt steak. And avoid the ice cream sandwich, it tastes like Vicks VapoRub.

  • Thea R. on 09/17/13

    Order the meatbawls & rabbit sausage ! Great atmosphere accompanied by good music

  • Miguel d. on 03/11/13

    Go for the half-portions to literally try everything on the menu. Worth the gym trip afterwards, I promise.

  • Chris R. on 03/18/14

    Sweetbreads, chicken butter, squab. Pay with Cover and enjoy that last bit of wine without waiting for the check.

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