Pearl of India (ain't no pearl) Print
Friday, 03 October 2008 19:00
Orleans doesn't have much to choose from by way of restaurants and if the Pearl of India on Montreal Rd. is in any way reflective of the dining experience in the area, it would explain why. Orleans doesn't have much to choose from by way of restaurants and if the Pearl of India on Montreal Rd. is in any way reflective of the dining experience in the area, it would explain why.

We were sadly disappointed in both the service and the quality of the food.

The list of negatives includes:
  • the wrong appetizer was brought out.
  • one of the reasons we visited the Pearl was that it had a coupon in our soon to expire Entertainment Book and we wanted to take advantage of it. We had the book and coupon sitting in plain sight from the moment we sat down. When we received our main course, we were informed the coupon could not be used on our particular meal. It would have been nice to have been told that earlier.
  • there was a long black hair in the rice dish
  • both the appetizer and main dishes included lettuce and a sweet thousand island dressing. That's fine if I'm going to a bar but not something I expect at an Indian restaurant.
  • Indian sauces should be rich and creamy. The tandoori sauce in our shrimp plate was thin and watery.
Overall, a disappointing meal and not a restaurant we'll ever be going back to.