Frequently Asked Questions


What should I wear? Do you offer valet service? Can you accommodate my gluten allergy? Answers to our most commonly asked questions are below.

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 $325 per person including all beverages (choosing our pairing without alcohol reduces the ticket price to $300). The Chef’s Counter is located directly in front of the kitchen with comfortably backed stools. Both options are all inclusive; beverage pairings, gratuity and tax included. We charge half the ticket price when you book the reservation and the remaining half the day of your reservation.  

Our Bar dining option is available for $225 with gratuity and tax included. Beverages are not included in the ticket price. We charge half the ticket price upon making the reservation and the remaining half the day of your reservation.  Beverages can be added to your dining experience. Our bartenders would be happy to make your favorite drink or you may choose to add either pairing option should you wish to do so for a charge of $100 (alcohol pairing) or $75 (non-alcohol pairing), both inclusive of gratuity and tax.

The same tasting menu is offered at all of our seating options.

We are located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., at 715 8th Street SE.  

We are a ten-minute walk from the Eastern Market metro station (orange and blue lines).


Valet parking is available Wednesday through Saturday, for $15.00, and is located at the alley corner on 8th Street SE between G Street and E Street.  

Metered parking is available along 8th Street SE, which is enforced until 9:30 p.m. A metered lot is also located under the 395 overpass. Street parking is also available in the nearby neighborhood.  

Taxis are sometimes available as they travel towards the Eastern Market metro station, but we also recommend Uber and Lyft as they are quite efficient in Washington, D.C.


We offer two seatings a night, Tuesday through Friday and an occasional Saturday service. See below for specific Saturday dates. 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 tentative Saturday dates are:

May 19, 2018

June 9, 2018

July 7, 2018

August 4, 2018

August 25, 2018

These dates are subject to change so feel free to reach out to reservations@pineappleandpearls.com about any specific questions regarding our Saturday dates.  


We are available between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday. Our phone number is 202.595.7375.


If you cancel a reservation... 

Outside of five days (120 hours) you will receive a full refund. 

Within one to five days (24-120 hours) of your reservation, we will retain half the deposit.   

Within 24 hours, we will retain the deposit (as this is non-refundable) and will issue you the remaining balance in the form of a Pineapple and Pearls gift card towards a future reservation with us).

For cancellations within 24 hours, please contact reservations@pineappleandpearls.com. For all other cancellations, please refer back to your Pineapple and Pearls reservation profile. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please do so online or contact us directly at reservations@pineappleandpearls.com

Within the cancellation window, reservations are non-transferrable to another date.  


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 reservations@pineappleandpearls.com.

We do not accept cancellations or changes to party size by phone or voicemail.


If the metro has been closed and government warnings have been issued to stay off the roads, Pineapple and Pearls will close for the evening. We will work with guests to reschedule their dining experience with us. 

In all other instances, feel free to reach out to us during our phone hours of 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday at 202.595.7375 or by email at reservations@pineappleandpearls.com and we will respond as quickly as possible.


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.


We do not take walk-ins. When last minute seats open up the day of a reservation, we will post them on our instagram account @lastminutedinnerplans


We generally run close to our reservation times and unfortunately, we do not have a bar at which you can enjoy a beverage with us prior to dinner. Our sister restaurants Rose's Luxury and Little Pearl are great options for a pre-dinner drink and are within a short walking distance.  

Roses Luxury - 717 8th Street SE

Little Pearl - 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE


We do not have an enforced dress code at Pineapple and Pearls. That being said, we do consider it a celebratory kind of evening so we ask that you come looking your best.   


We suggest that you allot approximately two and a half to three 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.


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.


We are happy to accommodate these decisions in the moment.  Guests must be over the age of 21 to partake in our alcohol beverage pairing. For guests not of age or for those not interested in the alcohol pairing, we have a wonderful non-alcoholic beverage pairing option. 


We have a corkage fee of $60 per bottle at our Bar. We do not have a corkage fee in our Dining Room or at the Chef’s Counter.

There is a limit of one 750mL bottle per reservation.  


We do indeed! We offer both a reserve spirits list and reserve wine list for anyone looking for something extra special.

A party of five is the largest party we are able to accommodate.  Anything larger than five guests would be considered a private event.  


Yes, if you are interested in private events please contact our Special Events Coordinator.


Gift cards can be purchased online through our website. They can then be printed out or sent digitally via email or text message.


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