Paul & Darryl - The NCL Pearl is a twin to the Gem and a close first cousin to the Dawn (Both of which are first class ships) and I would imagine that the Specialty restaurant pricing will be the same. As I wrote in my earlier posting-there are absolutely great meals in the main dining rooms and in the various buffets as well as in the other no-fee dining venues (Blue Lagoon/Pearly King's Pub/etc)-you will enjoy the exerience totally!
If you can - Give a specialty restaurant or two a try-they are well worth the modest additional fee. On many cruises the 2 for 1 is still being offered (A real deal!)
Enjoy your cruise on the Pearl!