Walking through the lobby of the Prestige Inn, one cannot help but be drawn hook, line and sinker through the gorgeous glass doors and into the arms of this airy, west coast-style room.  A beautiful long bar, with comfy seating faces the open-air kitchen and heaps of oysters waiting to be fresh shucked for you.  There are tables throughout, surrounded by lots of light coming through the large windows, high ceilings with nautical touches perfectly placed here and there. Pilgrim & Pearl has filled a gaping hole in our culinary landscape and the locals are as happy as clams.
As mentioned, they offer a fabulous list of labels for the oyster’s perfect pairing: bubbly, with lots of choices served by the glass! Oh hurrah, how glamourous to be able to sip a glass of bubb chosen from the impressive list of Growers Champagne that focuses on the small producer and includes both local and foreign delights. Then one can peruse the daily list of luscious oysters on feature to slurp with that sip. Pilgrim & Pearl has been meticulous with their details. From a beautiful picture book style menu to lovely plate ware to unique serving boards, it’s a treat.
The final pearl of wisdom that this restaurant group (The Revival Group) has bestowed on our city is their ”Revival Hour”. It is the Pilgrim & Pearl version of happy hour that occurs during the very civilized hours of 3 – 6 pm with West Coast oysters on for a Buck-a-Shuck and East Coast oysters are $2/each.
PS They are open for breakfast and lunch too and have much, much more than oysters to inspire your palate on the menu.
~Jennifer Schell

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