Pearl Deep Dive


ROYAL OAK, MICH (WXYZ) – Pearl’s Deep Dive, a new seafood concept from Adam Merkel restaurants, has opened in downtown Royal Oak on the first floor of 100 S. Main Street.

Located just below the popular Pinky’s Rooftop, Pearl’s offers an eclectic 1920s dining vibe with an intimate dining area and lounge seating throughout the space.

The menu, created by Merkel and her culinary team, features mostly seafood dishes, along with inventive handcrafted cocktails, wine and champagne. Featured items include Rockefeller Oysters, New England Lobster Roll, Crispy Potatoes, and Lobster Caviar and Meatballs. Signature cocktails include Old Fashioned Brown Butter Rum (recipe posted below), Smokey the Bear, and Some Like It Hot.

The 2,000 square foot restaurant can accommodate a total of 70 people, including 10 bar seats. The bar, which is the focal point of the restaurant, is shaped like a large horseshoe and lasted over nine months.

The opening hours are as follows:

o Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

o Friday and Saturday: 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.

For more information on Pearl’s Deep Dive, visit


1.5 oz Plantation Dark Rum Infused with Brown Butter

0.75 oz of Lucano Amaro

0.25 oz Demerara Rich Syrup (2: 1 Ratio)


  • Infuse the rum with the brown butter overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Filter the next day
  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and mix.
  • Pour over a large square block of ice in your favorite cocktail glass, garnish with orange zest and enjoy!

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