Pearl's Liquor Bar
Review by Kate
Rooftop patio? Check. Location? Check. David Spade sighting? Check. Recently opened Pearl’s Liquor Bar on Sunset Strip checks all the boxes, especially the most important one. Brunch.
A few weeks after Pearl’s opened, I went for drinks one evening to celebrate a friend’s birthday. While enjoying a delicious French 75, I spied out of the corner of my eye long, flowing, blonde hair. At first I thought it might be my bruncher better-half. Nope. Better. It was David Spade. I knew then I loved this place, especially when the hostess confirmed it served brunch. We immediately booked reservations.
Leah appeared for brunch with a headache and in sore need of a mimosa, after having consumed one too many margaritas the night before. The friendly waitress immediately escorted us to our table on the rooftop where we noticed we were the only brunchers being seated. At 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, we were convinced the restaurant had been cleared for our arrival. We are brunch celebrities and all. Surprisingly, that turned out not to be the case. The waitress quickly assured us Pearl’s is typically much busier for brunch on Sundays with live music (and impromptu dance parties).
As we perused the brunch menu, the silence of the patio was interrupted only by the hammering of a repairman on a couch located conveniently behind Leah. I know I should have felt bad for her, but the irony made it all too perfect. Thankfully, the repairman was quickly shooed away and our waitress brought out Pearl’s Mimosa Kit. Leah’s headache (almost) immediately disappeared. The adorable Mimosa Kit ($40) comes complete with a full bottle of champagne, purees, fresh-squeezed orange juice, berries and fresh flowers. My favorite part had to be the sweet pastel, candy-cane striped straws. We were happy brunchers.
The brunch menu is large, offering 4-5 seafood items (including a Crab Cobb Salad that came highly recommended by our waitress) and traditional brunch fare (including Chicken & Donuts that our waitress similarly recommended). I don’t eat much meat, often sticking (not so strictly) to a pescetarian diet. Leah on the other hand, is not, and there were plenty options for the meat eaters. Including one of our favorite options on the menu – the Undecided Ben. With this option, you can mix and match any two benedicts for $13 – Leah opted for the Green Eggs and Ham (jamon serrano, poblano hollandaise, poached egg) and the Classic.
Given that I had slightly fewer options, I went for the Pretzel Croissant Sandwich (fried eggs, mahon, pepper bacon, basil honey-mustard, scallions, spinach) sans bacon.
Although not the most exciting thing on the menu, the sandwich turned out to be just what I was in the mood for. Leah liked her eggs and ate quickley.
Given Leah’s state, we also opted for the french fries. Embarrassing order, maybe. But along with the Mimosa Kit, it was one of the highlights of our experience. Who doesn't love french fries? They are DELICIOUS.
Despite leaving Pearl’s with no more celebrity sightings, we left knowing we wanted to come back. The Mimosa Kit lends to a lovely afternoon. The patio is great and the menu large. The vibe is young and hip and the service outstanding. We can’t wait to go back and try their Sunday brunch. Pearls Liquor Bar, 8909 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Pearl's serves brunch on Saturdays & Sundays.