The Pearl, a new oyster room and bar, now open in Water Street Tampa

Four plates of food at The Pearl

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, owners of the award-winning Ocean Prime Tampa, have introduced The Pearl to Water Street TampaCameron Mitchell Restaurants celebrated the grand opening on March 7 at 823 Water Street. Reservations are live and can be made on The Pearl’s website.

A restaurant, tavern and oyster room, The Pearl will introduce an expansive menu of chef-inspired cuisine featuring made-from-scratch entrees, shareable plates and seasonal oysters complemented by handcrafted cocktails, a carefully curated wine list and a rotating selection of ales, lagers and stouts. The Pearl is inspired by vintage, urban design and showcases eclectic décor that is both stylish and nostalgic.


Oysters and cocktails at The Pearl

The Pearl comes from the team behind one of the best restaurants in America

The Water Street Tampa location is the first of this concept in Florida. Cameron Mitchell Restaurant first opened The Pearl in the Short North in Columbus, Ohio in 2012, then opened a second location in Dublin, Ohio in 2020. 

“We hope The Pearl will become your go-to gathering place to unwind, knowing that you can depend on top-notch service and a food experience that is always rewarding,” says Giesler. “Our goal is to create raving fans while also being a part of Tampa’s evolution and forward push to be on the culinary map.”


“We are thrilled to bring The Pearl to Water Street Tampa and to join the exciting new growth that’s taking place in the area,” said Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. “We have been incredibly successful with Ocean Prime Tampa since opening in 2009 at International Plaza and look forward to continuing to deliver genuine hospitality and creating amazing experiences for our guests at The Pearl as well.”  

The Pearl at Water Street will debut March 7 at Heron, Water Street Tampa’s newest luxury apartment towers now open and currently leasing. The new tenants bring the total number of retail leases signed at Water Street Tampa this year to well over a dozen. You can follow The Pearl restaurant on Instagram.

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