Pearl & Ash
New York, NY 10012
- New American
- Mon-Thu 5:30pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-2am
- All Major Credit Cards
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
Tips from foursquare
"Part futuristic bistro and part Nordic cubby hole.. two people can try everything on the menu for just about $58 a head" -- Thrillist.
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.
Order the meatbawls & rabbit sausage ! Great atmosphere accompanied by good music
Go for the half-portions to literally try everything on the menu. Worth the gym trip afterwards, I promise.
Sweetbreads, chicken butter, squab. Pay with Cover and enjoy that last bit of wine without waiting for the check.
More Restaurants in New York
Reviews and News
With the close of the calendar comes contemplation: what have I learned from the wine world in 2013 and what do I expect (or hope) to see in... More on Pearl & Ash »
'Tis the season for overdoing it, which means it's helpful to have a trusty digestif in your back pocket. These soothing herbal liqueurs help... More on Pearl & Ash »
Corpse Reviver, Death in the Afternoon, Deadly Sin--these eerily-dubbed cocktails sound like they were made for Halloween, even if they carry... More on Pearl & Ash »
Best Of Awards
More New American Restaurants
Today's Daily DealE-Cigarette Ultra Kit ($50 value) View more Voice Daily Deals
New Museum of Contemporary Art
Wed, 11:00 am
Wed, 7:30 pm
Wed, 8:30 pm
Thu, 9:00 pm
Fri, 9:00 pm
Sat, 9:00 pm
See More Events