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Pearl in Great Barrington not so great


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Pearl in Great Barrington not so great

meinNYC | Aug 2, 2008 09:16 PM

Had dinner tonight at Pearl on Railroad Street. Four of us dined and all four had a dreadful experience. Seated in the front room, though it wasn't hot outside inside the air was stuffy and warm. Waiter said they couldn't turn up the A/C because the front door was open. Closing the front door so the A/C could cool the place off was not possible because the patio was open.I guess the waiters couldn't open the door or some such silly reason.
Apps were okayish, though the arugula salad which was supposed to have pears and cheese,had 3 microshaved pear slices and 2 tiny crumbles of cheese. The main courses were abysmal. My daughter ordered the salmon which came raw and was not the best quality fish. We don't like overcooked fish but a cold center on a small piece was unacceptable. Back it went to the kitchen. My sea bass was fine as far as the fish, but the quinoa was oversalted and the accompanying sauce was sour ketchup. My son's $39 steak, was tough and gristly, though the grilled polenta was good. Hubby had duck, it was oversalted and accompanied by "rice waffles". They were heavy littles squares of lead.
We have dined at Pearl's in the past about 2-3 times a year. The service was always good and the food was if not knock your sock's off great at least very good. I know every restaurant has an off night, but as we left everyone was so disgusted that I know this group won't spend the bucks there anytime in the near future.

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