Pineapple and Pearls refers to the “Pineapple” as a symbol of hospitality and “Pearls” as a symbol of elegance. The alliteration offers a sense of playfulness and fun.
We offer an elegant yet playful tasting menu in our dining room comprised of approximately 13 courses with beverages included (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic pairing, depending on your preference) for a singular ticket price that is all inclusive; tax, tip, food and beverages are included. Show up, let us take care of you, and enjoy yourself!
We also offer a similar but slightly different dining experience at our bar (please see our FAQ for more details).
How does this work? We offer three different dining options. Our dining room, chef’s counter and the bar, both the dining room and chef’s counter are priced at $250 per person including all beverages (choosing our non alcohol pairing reduces the price to $225). The chef’s counter is located directly in front of the kitchen with comfortable backed stools. Both options are all inclusive; beverage pairings, gratuity and tax included. We charge $125 when you book the reservation and the remaining $125 the day before your reservation.
Our bar dining option is available for $150, gratuity and tax is included; beverages are not included in the price. We charge $75 when you make the reservation and the remaining $75 the day before your reservation. Beverages can be added to your dining experience. Our bartenders would be happy to make your favorite drink of choice or you may upgrade to our alcohol or non-alcohol pairing should you wish to do so for a charge of $100 or $75 respectively, both inclusive of gratuity and tax.
The same tasting menu is offered at all of our seating options.
Address/Directions/Metro Specifics We are located at 715 8th Street SE. We are a ten-minute walk from the Eastern Market metro station (orange and blue lines).
If you are driving, there is metered parking options on 8th Street SE, in the parking lot underneath the 295 overpass (on 8th Street, SE, between I and Virginia Ave SE).
Valet parking is available at a discounted rate of $10 with validation. It is located in front of Senart’s Oyster & Chop House at the alley corner on 8th Street SE between G Street and E Street.
Taxis are sometimes available as they travel towards the Eastern Market metro station but we also suggest using Uber and Lyft as they are quite efficient in Washington, DC.
HOURS We offer two seatings a night, Tuesday through Friday and occasional Saturday services. Our first seating is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and our second seating is from 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Our coffee bar is open for service: Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Our phone number is 202.595.7375. We are available between the hours of 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.
What is your cancellation policy? If you cancel a reservation... Outside of five days (120 hours) you will receive a full refund. Outside of three days (72 hours) you will forfeit half of your deposit. Outside of one day (24 hours) you will forfeit your entire deposit. Within 24 hours, we retain the entire amount.
For cancellations within 24 hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, we do not accept cancellations or changes to party sizes over the phone. If you need to change the number of guests in your party, please see our policy below.
If I need to change the number of guests in my party, what should I do? If you need to change the number of guests in your party, please be aware that we retain the deposit for the original number of guests. If you still wish to change the number of guests in your party, please email email@example.com. We DO NOT accept cancellations or changes to party sizes by phone or voicemail.
Do you take reservations by phone or email? Reservations are available – exclusively on our website – for dates five weeks in advance. We release all future weeks at 10:00 a.m. every Monday.
Do you take walk-ins? We generally do not take walk-ins but when last minute seats open up the day of a reservation we will post them on our social media outlets.
What is your dress code? Festive attire. What does that mean? Dress for an elegant and refined dining experience. Jacket and tie is not required however t-shirts and shorts are not appropriate.
What happens if I am going to be late for my reservation? If you are going to be late for your reservation, please be aware that the length of your meal may be shortened to allow us to deliver on our commitment to the reservation time of the guests dining after you.
How long should I expect the dining experience to be? We suggest that you allot approximately two and a half to three and a half hours for your experience. The timing depends on the size of your party, with a party of two averaging approximately two and a half hours.
How do you handle dietary restrictions? We happily work with guests to accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions as well as all-ideological and religious choices with prior notice made during your booking process.
What if I choose one of your pairing options in the moment? Guests must be over the age of 21 to partake in our alcoholic beverage pairing. For guests not of age or for those not interested in the alcoholic pairing, we have a wonderful non-alcoholic beverage pairing option. We are happy to accommodate these decisions in the moment.
Do you have a corkage fee? We have a corkage fee of $35 per bottle in our bar. We do not have a corkage fee in our dining room or at the chef’s counter.
Do you host private events? Yes, if you are interested in private events please contact our reservation team.
Do you offer gift cards? Gift cards can be purchased online through our website. They can then be printed out or sent digitally via email or text message.
We offer a la carte cocktail service on the patio Tuesday through Friday. Same day reservations are released at 10:00 a.m. Our patio is covered by an awning protecting against sun, snow flurries and light rain. We allot two hours for your reservation.
We welcome large orders, however please note that all of our items are made by hand daily and may require some time to fulfill.
To place orders of 12 or more pastries or if you are going to be the office hero and pick up several sandwiches for your team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00a.m. the day before you would like to pick up your order. For example, if you would like your pastries or sandwiches on Wednesday, please email us by 10:00a.m. on Tuesday. Please note we are only able to receive orders during coffee bar business days which are Tuesday - Saturday. So, for example if you would like to pick up sandwiches or pastries on a Tuesday we will need to receive your order by 10:00a.m. on Saturday. We will happily work with you to coordinate your pick up time and ordering ahead allows us to better prepare and won't require you to wait extensively upon arrival.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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