Pineapple and Pearls
Creative tasting menus in snug digs
Cafe · Capitol Hill · $
Chef-owner Aaron Silverman plants this stylish coffee bar next to sister hot spot Rose's Luxury and in front of his same-name fine dining restaurant, offering espresso and chai drinks made with housemade nut milks, sweet buns and high-concept sandwiches. It's all packaged to go since there’s no seating.
hours Closed Today
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
location 715 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003, USA phone +1 202-595-7375 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
Reservations are a bit difficult to get if you aren't planning a month in advance, but it's always a good idea to put your name on the wait list and maybe you will luck out. The service was very accommodating and friendly. They prepared hand made notes and a cake to celebrate my wife's birthday. While portions are bite sized, there were about 12 courses so you will not leave hungry. I highly recommend going here...while the cost is significant, the experience is worth it.
Alex DiCaprio · March 28, 2018
Pineapple and Pearls will set you back a pretty penny, that's a given. The care and attention to detail directed towards the food and experience make the cost absolutely worth it. You'll leave feeling like your good friend is a hell of a cook. If you love good food, good wine, and an amazing experience, you must try Pineapple and Pearls.
James Finn · May 16, 2018
This is the best restaurant in Washington at this time (May 2018). It is very expensive ($325 per person). There is no menu; they bring you food in the form of a tasting menu with 11 courses but each course is tiny so it is not too much food. The service is generally excellent (one tiny screw up - I said I was allergic to (hard) shell fish but liked all kinds of other seafood. They started to bring our table of 4 the tasting menu but they assumed I could not eat ANY seafood so they gave me different items. By the second course we realized their error and they "course corrected". The price includes a wine pairing with about 7 different wines. I don't drink much so my pairing was non-alcohol. It turns out they have a non-alcohol paring that is fabulous. I would recommend, for a party of two, have one person get the non-alcohol paring and one person get the wine pairing that way you can experience both. Positive: Each dish usually has several flavors and textures that work very well together (even if they seem very unlikely). The service is excellent. The ambiance is relaxed (but definitely upscale). (Minor) Negatives: The location does not have any obvious place to park. They say they have valet parking but you would not know that. The valet parking is actually around the corner, about a block away, between G & E streets (with nobody standing out front of the restaurant directing you). You would be better off taking a taxi or uber. I don't think they take walk ins, certainly not on weekends. When making a reservation on a weekend, it is really tough - 5 weeks in advance and plan on a 5 pm reservation on a Friday. The restaurant does not have a name on the outside, just an address (715 8st SE). None of the above effects the quality of the food just minor annoyances.
Tim Wall · May 12, 2018