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Turning the Pearl Inside Out
Sharing its name with the public square that sits outside, Jamison is a new classic in Pearl district dining. Designed to bring the outdoors in when the weather is right, the restaurant has huge windows that open to intimate outside tables. Tucked under the tree canopy on the north end of the park, the views and vibe are casual while the menu lineup is sustainable and sophisticated. The interior surroundings draw their inspiration from recycled lumber from local sources. The bar is a focal point in the open floor plan and gets busy during happy hour and late nights. The restaurant has a great fireplace to chase the winter chill and foods that pair nicely with the effort. Start in the bar with drinks and a round of flatbreads. Try one or try them all depending on your appetite and group. Oysters are fresh, local, and an easy mark. Don't overlook the mussels if you need your shellfish seasoned. Move into dinner with orders of the halibut or any fish on the menu. The lamb is a favorite on the meat list, competing with a pork chop prepared to please. The side dishes all have an allure, but sautéed shishito peppers are a highlight. Jamison has a great brunch offering if you're visiting early in the day. It's also a great spot to duck into after a busy night of gallery hopping on First Thursday. Good food, artfully done.
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