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Cameron Mitchell Opening The Pearl Gastropub in The Short North

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There’s been much speculation over the past year as to what type of restaurant would eventually fill the former Burgundy Room space in The Short North. A teaser display appeared in the windows months ago that advertised a new Cameron Mitchell concept, but other details have been sparse until today.

The Pearl – Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Room is the full name of the gastropub concept that will be opening at 641 North High Street this Fall. The menu is being described as chef-driven with a focus on local and organic comfort food, with inspiration coming from taverns, bistro and “roadside joints” all around the country. The menu will include fresh oysters, a charcuterie board, pub burgers, red snapper and duroc pork. Meats will be ground in-house and the bar will feature unique craft beers and fresh bar cocktails.

The design of the space is being described as a contemporary tavern and raw bar. Exposed white bricks and hardwood floors will be visible to High Street traffic through windows that open up to the sidewalk, similar to Marcella’s located just down the street.

The Pearl is scheduled to open in Fall 2012.

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  • ntn4502

    Awesome, definitely excited for this!

  • MichaelC

    Cam Mitchell has the Midas touch. Another great addition to the culinary landscape.

    The Short North still needs an Indian restaurant and a bowling alley and a bookstore.

    But this will be a very nice touch.

  • kellyortman

    interior is attractive. hope they source local products!

  • jcookou

    Will always miss Burgundy Room…but I love oysters…This sounds great!

  • dru

    the space looks nice. it’s hard to tell for sure, but from these drawings it looks like the interior fireplace will no longer be in the back 1/3 of the space. i always thought it made for a nice setting in the winter months, and think it would have been a nice feature in the Gastropub environment they seek.

  • Charlie

    Could not be more excited. One of our favorite bar/restaurants is an oyster bar in Charleston called Pearlz. This place should be amazing. C.M doesn’t half ass any of his restaurants.

  • Cbusbill

    I actually knew about this months ago from a buddy that works for the Cameron empire, but kept my mouth shut as this was ‘inside’ info. I cannot wait for this to open. If it has any semblance to Euclid Hall in Denver (a gastropub that is hands down my favorite place to eat there), Columbus foodies will be dancing in the streets. I’d want no one but Mitchell bringing this concept to town.

  • dahopper

    Sounds great! @kellyortman – they can’t source too local though on the oysters! :)

  • Are the windows going to open up like Marcella’s? cause that would just be super

  • tolemac5050

    Looks like now it should be open February, 2013….

  • “hiring begins for our newest concept, The Pearl, on Monday, December 17th! Please apply in person at our Hiring Office, located at 692 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215. The office will be open from 10-6 Monday-Friday and 12-5 on Saturday. We look forward to meeting you! “

  • Stephen43215

    The Pearl now has a website! I walked past yesterday and they are starting to do work on the front. The signage looks very cool!


  • Yeah, I saw the sign yesterday too. Very cool!

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