The Alternative Restaurants onboard the Norwegian Pearl
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ALTERNATIVE DINING ON THE NORWEGIAN PEARL:
For all alternative restaurants on the Norwegian Pearl, you will need to make reservations once you are aboard ship. Generally, it is a good idea to reserve dining sooner than later. This can be accomplished by visiting the reservations desk, open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, a day in advance of your plans. You may also call each restaurant directly after 5:30pm.
Cagney's Steakhouse on Norwegian Pearl offers steakhouse specialties in an elegant atmosphere. Look forward to Lobster Bisque, Clam Chowder, Caesar Salad, and Iceberg Lettuce Wedges among soups and salads. Main courses include lamb chops, veal chops, 16 ounce T-bone steaks, prime rib, 14 ounce rib eye steaks, and filet mignon. There's Rotisserie chicken, and for seafood fans the menu features Atlantic Salmon Oscar, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and grilled Ahi Tuna Steak. Whole Lobster, Surf & Turf, and a massive 24 ounce Porterhouse Steak are house specials. Cagney's Steakhouse receives strong, positive remarks from guests. Cagney's Steakhouse is located on Norwegian Pearl's Deck 13. There is a 25USD per person charge to dine at Cagney's Steakhouse.
La Cucina Italian restaurant on Norwegian Pearl is on Deck 12. La Cucina offers traditional Italian cuisine. Antipasti, bean soup, Minestrone Soup, and salads are starters. With a selection of pastas and sauces, you can choose your own first course. For pizza, there's also a create your own as well as three house specialties. Second course menu items include Veal Marsala, vegetarian manicotti, chicken parmesan, and Salmon Francesca accompanied by side dishes. Macadamia nut ice cream, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate velvet cake, and Tiramisu are dessert choices at Norwegian Pearl's La Cucina. La Cucina receives great guest reviews for food quality. Many guests have commented that the antipasti is delicious! Per person charge to dine at La Cucina is 10USD.
Le Bistro french restaurant on Norwegian Pearl does an excellent job serving food one might expect to see on a typical French restaurant menu. There are cold appetizers such as lettuce with vinaigrete, lobster & scallop martini, and chilled halibut. Goat cheese tarts, steamed mussels in white wine, and Escargots Bourguinonne are featured warm appetizers. Soups include French Onion and Cream of Mushroom, and grilled Turbot fillet, shrimo encrusted salmon, braised short ribs, and duck l'orange are among main entrees. Of course there's a selection of cheeses, apple tarts, crÃ¨me brulee, and chocolate mousse for dessert at Norwegian Pearl's Le Bistro. Le Bistro restaurant is well worth a visit, and receives very positive guest reviews. We suggest you try the cream of mushroom soup! There's a 20USD per person charge to dine at Le Bistro - add another 10USD per person if you opt for the lobster. Le Bistro is on Norwegian Pearl's Deck 6.
Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant:
Lotus Garden restaurant on Norwegian Pearl is the place for sophisticated Asian cuisine. Miso Soup, Peking Duck Crepes, and Mandarin Prawn Salad are just a few of the starters. There are noodle and rice selections including Wok dishes, Pad Thai, and Lo Mein. Seared Ahi Tuna, Szechuan Beef, Spicy Seafood Hot Pots, Tofu and Vegetables, and Chicken with Snow Peas number among main entree selections, but you can also opt for individual entree choices such as Seafood Diablo and Chicken Yakisoba. The Orchid Garden has teppanyaki entree selections and Ginza Entree combinations. For dessert, there's ginger crÃ¨me brulee, Thai Banana Pancakes, Green Tea Ice Cream, and Passion Fruit Cheesecake. There's a 15USD charge per person to dine at Norwegian Pearl's Lotus Garden. The barbecued ribs and dessert pancakes are stand outs and the Lotus Garden receives guest reviews complementing its excellent food quality and staff service.
Sushi and Sake Bar:
The Sushi Bar on Norwegian Pearl offers a nice selection of sushi. The Norwegian Pearl's Sushi Bar is also a great place for sake! All drinks are at current menu prices, and there's a 15USD per person charge to dine at the Sushi Bar. This bar is located on Norwegian Pearl's Deck 7 adjacent to the Lotus Garden asian restaurant.
The Teppanyaki grill on Norwegian Pearl is on Deck 7. Teppanyaki provides you dinner with style as chefs prepare your menu selections on the classic griddle. The Teppanyaki on the Norwegian Pearl receives no complaints from guests for the overall dining experience including food quality. There's a 25USD per person charge to dine at the Norwegian Pearl's Teppanyaki grill.
Mambos Latin Tapas Restaurant:
At Mambos Latin Tapas Restaurant on Norwegian Pearl you'll find a nice assortment of Tex Mex and Southwestern cuisine. Appetizers, soups, and salads include taquitos, nachos, quesadillas, tostada salad, and tortilla soup. Mexican seafood dishes, fajitas, barbecued pork ribs, veggie enchiladas, and Tex-Mex Burgers are among main dishes. Norwegian Pearl's Mambos Tapas Restaurant features a great dessert menu, including, berry Tostadas, cinnamon churros, and flan just to name a few. The Mambos Latin Tapas Restaurant is located on Norwegian Pearl's Deck 8, and, there's a 10USD per person charge to dine at Mambos.
Guest Reviews of Norwegian Pearl's Alternative Dining Restaurants
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Tips for Alternative Dining on Norwegian Pearl:
Casual attire is fine and very much in keeping with Norwegian Cruise Lines Freestyle cruising.
We do suggest no shorts or jeans after 6:00pm.
For all alternative restaurants, you will need to make reservations once you are aboard ship. Generally, it is a good idea to reserve dining sooner than later.
Hours open are based upon itinerary.
Per person dining charges do not include specialty drinks, beer, and wine.
How much should I tip at the Alternative Dining Restaurants (Cagney's Steakhouse, La Cucina, Le Bistro, Lotus Garden Asian Restaurant, Teppanyaki, Mambos Latin Tapas Restaurant and Sushi Bar) on the Norwegian Pearl? First, bear in mind that all alcoholic beverages that you pay for will have a gratuity added. The cover charge does include gratuity, however, you may wish to consider giving an extra gratuity to the waiter or waitress who has served you. If the service is exceptional, giving the waiter $5 per person would be most appreciated.