Cameron Mitchell Restaurants to Open The Pearl – Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Room This Fall in Columbus, Ohio

Renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell is proud to announce the latest concept addition to his restaurant group, The Pearl – Restaurant, Tavern & Oyster Room, will open in fall 2012 at 641 High Street in the Short North Arts District and serve dinner nightly. With a chef-driven menu comprised of local and organic comfort ingredients, the new kitchen’s culinary inspiration combines years of travel to the country’s best cafes, corner taverns, neighborhood bistros, seaside shacks and roadside joints that represent the world’s most culturally diverse flavors.

The menu also will offer selections of fresh oysters and a charcuterie board along with big plates featuring items ranging from a pub burger and pan-seared American red snapper to Duroc pork – all novel additions to the Columbus dining scene. The Pearl will also grind their own meats and feature fresh, made-from-scratch pies daily.  Built completely around the restaurant’s artistic concept, The Pearl will showcase one of the most distinctive beverage programs in the city, featuring unique and flavorful craft beers and unparalleled cocktails and creating a haven where Columbus’ own chefs desire to dine.

The Pearl will blend American and European influences through the culinary scope and architecture. The interior space will be an interpretive fusion of a contemporary tavern and raw bar.  Exposed white brick, original hardwood floors, oversized iron beams, mirrors and windows that open to High Street will complete the urban ambiance. Every detail from the front door to the back wall represents the highest quality products and complements the uniqueness of the newest gastro pub to hit the Short North Arts District.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC operates 17 restaurants under seven different concepts in Columbus, Ohio; Phoenix, Ariz.; Detroit, Mich.; Orlando & Tampa Fla.; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Atlanta, Ga; and Indianapolis, IN (opens June 2012). Concepts include Cameron’s American Bistro, Cap City Fine Diner & Bar, Martini Modern Italian, M, Molly Woo’s Asian Bistro, Marcella’s, Ocean Prime (a.k.a. Mitchell’s Ocean Club) and Cameron Mitchell Catering. For more information on Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, visit