Sea Pearl
Sea Pearl

Sea Pearl

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seapearlrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7033725161x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation Saturday Brunch: 11:00am - 4pm, Dinner 4:00pm - 10:30pm ; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm. Bar and Lounge Reservations will not be accepted over OpenTable.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sly Liao
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For parties of 10 to 200, Sea Pearl is the perfect place to host your event. Choose from a number of semi-private areas for dining, or reserve the bar or lounge for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Sea Pearl can customize a menu or bar option to meet your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Ly Lai 703-372-5161x
  • Special Events: Corporate Functions
    Baby Showers
    Bridal Showers
    Birthday Celebrations
    Wedding Receptions

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gallows Road
  • Public Transit: 1/2 a mile from Dunn Loring metro and 2 miles from Vienna metro station.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The entrance to the free cover parking garage is located behind Chipotle. Signs are available in the garage for the entrance to Sea Pearl. There is also additional parking in the Target garage, which is located across from Four Sisters Restaurant.
A word from Sea Pearl
Sea Pearl restaurant at the Merrifield Town Center is an elegant casual restaurant with great service in a contemporary setting. The menus are seasonal,sophisticated, elegant and warm environment. The restaurant has a grand curve entrance surrounded by glass panels and bordered at the opposite end by an elegant curved 40ft bar. The restaurant also boasts a private lounge and a cozy warm dinning room with mixed seating of booths, banquettes, raised private dinning area and walnut hardwood flooring. Outdoors seating is also available on the patio during the springs, summers and falls.

Sea Pearl restaurant showcases a contemporary American cuisine and the menus changes seasonally with the addition of daily changing selections of fish and produce of the season. It offers innovative brunch,lunch menus, creative dinner menus sure to please both your palate and your eyes.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Sea Pearl reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)special occasion (50)neighborhood gem (42)good for groups (40)great for lunch (25)romantic (23)vibrant bar scene (17)great for brunch (12)hot spot (11)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Don, our waiter, was exceptional!!! A wonderful experience and looking forward to the next one!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice restaurant, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is one of the restaurants on the street that accepts reservations. The owner/hostess was so gracious. Good food. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, okay service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Sea Pearl is a lovely restaurant with hip décor and a roomy interior. The curved bar is lovely and inviting to eat if there are no tables in the large dining room. The food is adventurous, delicious and nicely presented. The waiter, was unfortunately, not very knowledgeable about the food, but was pleasant and attentive. I'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Sandie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    As always, we had a wonderful night out.....the service is always good and the food excellent. The menu is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was a delightful place to celebrate a birthday last Saturday afternoon. The crab cake sandwich was delicious; fish and chips: light crispy batter also delicious. Delightful items on the dessert menu--including a gluten free offering.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Another great evening!
    MethreeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Daniel was a great waiter. The food was terrific as usual. Thanks for the great Friday evening.
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  • global diner
    OpenTableFarifaxVaVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food overall was pretty good. It was a Sunday night and the restaurant was not very crowded, about half full, so can't speak to the heavy evening performance assuming they get full then. All in all a good meal but expensive for what you get. Paying for the decorations, the restaurant is very well decorated and roomy.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Place - Good Food
    jalexandria
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We've been to Sea Pearl several times. The food is consistantly excellent. Sea food is best, of course; but I had a really good root vegetable plate on my last visit. The service is attentive without being obnoxious; and none is pushing you out of your table. Other than some kids less than 6 moths who got a little loud, I guess they couldn't enjoy the excellent sushi, the meal was quite enjoyable. The owners have invested in some fascinating artwork by a local, Torpedo Factory artist, which really adds to the ambiance.
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  • Terrific as usual
    MethreeVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    the shrimp Mac and cheese is amazing. As always food and service is terrific. Now they have valet service for free! Great addition!
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  • Very good in everything.
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food and service is great as always! I like the changing menu for different dishes if you eat here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A true Pearl!
    Mimi
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    A birthday celebration was enjoyed by 8 of us. Some were new to the restaurant and loved it. Food is always excellent, creatively plated, and expertly served. The waitstaff is attentive but not hovering. Favorites are grilled shrimp, seared scallops, lobster crepe, and fabulous desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place to go with Friends
    VMC124
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I've always had a wonderful time. The staff is always amazing in customer service. I like their happy hour as there are so many things to choose from the $1 oysteres and clams, $1 sushi, $4 rolls, and their small plate specials. The mac & cheese as well as the wings are really good as well. Another appetizer I love is the mussels, the sauce is amazing! The crystal chive dumplings are really good as well if you like lobster and foie gras..Also some good things on the dinner menu is the Chilean Sea Bass, Tonkotsu Ramen as well as the Miso Ramen (Very filling). The Maine Lobster definitely doesn't disappoint as well as the Braised Short Ribs. This is a great place to go with friends to try different things, it will satisfy your appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience.
    live2eat
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    It's always a pleasant experience for me at Sea Pearl. The restaurant is beautiful, the servers are experienced, and the food is delicious. Also, the happy hour and brunch menus are hands down the best in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Complaints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I brought a friend here who was visiting from out of town. The wait staff was very attentive (a little over the top, but that's better than the alternative). The menu was extensive and we had a hard time choosing between all of the sushi rolls. Shrimp cocktail was amazingggg and so was the Black Widow roll. Only thing of note is the cocktail menu was a bit lacking. House white wine was very good though! Definitely would go back.
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  • Out of towners enjoyed!
    content2eat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The setting and food from appetizer to main course were all superb. The waiter was friendly and professional. My out of town visitors enjoyed the total dining experience. I'm looking forward to more dining at Sea Pearl with or without out-of-town guests! Just perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch
    jimbo
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Service was accommodating and attentive. Food was very good and well prepared. In the many times we have dined there we ha never been disappointed.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor group seating choice
    FoodGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We were enjoying a tasty, peaceful brunch in a largely empty restaurant when the hostess chose to sit a very loud group of 9 birthday celebrants near us. It was obvious that the group was in high sprits when the entered the restaurant and they progressed to actually yelling and speaking in very raised voices as if they were at a crowded bar. Why they sat such a boisterous group in the middle of several tables enjoying a quiet Sunday morning I do not understand. The hostess never asked them to moderate their voices. We quickly finished and left. It ruined our experience. On the plus side, the food was tasty and the wait staff excellent. I'll try Sea Pearl again, but if the same ambience and noise issues arise it will be the last time.
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  • Sea Pearl
    shell
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very unique sushi and appetizer menu. Of note on the main menu was the Chilean sea bass. All left satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive and Tasty
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Like any restaurant while some dishes flop, when he hits it in on the mark, it is amazing. His sushi and ceviche are so inventive. The tempura spinach is the local version of the good stuff at Raskia, he also does red meat well and every lamb dish there has been amazing, The sea bass (skewers or main dish) are great. Raw oysters are good and so are the fried oysters with the pico de gallo (and I don't like fried oysters) Steve the bartender/waiter is great at recommendations and we never sit anywhere but in his bar area (there are tables there too) It is no 2941 or Marcels but its a step up from most local fare in Fairfax.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come here for the food
    Jpfob
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I've come here several times for lunch and recently came for dinner and was as satisfied for dinner as I have been for lunch the menu whether it's sushi or seafood including raw oysters or some Asian inspired food or the basics always is excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodforThought
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambience was very nice, it is a beautiful restaurant visually. The seating was average in comfort, a little too 'cafeteria' for my taste, not clubby and cozy enough. But it had a nice vibe. The sushi rolls were good, but I've had better so I'm not sure if I would recommend the restaurant. I guess I would say it is a pretty restaurant, nice atmosphere, great for stopping in for a drink, the food is decent.
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  • another great meal
    PatH
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've been to Sea Pearl a number of times and it's always been excellent. We had one bad service night (holiday) but our visit this time was very nice all around. Server was friendly, efficient and helpful, food was excellent. Their appetizers are always lovely and I'm especially fond of the tuna tartar. I had the softshell crab special and it was very tasty.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Excellent!
    Peterpags
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    An excellent meal all the way around. Well prepared and served dishes with fresh fish and wonderful service. We/I will be back. A really great dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Maybe an off day
    Foodieplantlady
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is a lush, and very attractive restaurant. I've heard good things about it, but did not think it was wonderful. I had sushi luncheon (not from sushi menu), and I've had much better sushi at Whole Foods! One of my guests had the shrimp salad and told me later she did not like the flavoring of the shrimp at all. (Of course, that doesn't mean it was bad!) The other person with us had miso soup. She seemed to love it! I think she ordered right! There was a large table being served when we were there which seemed to take up all of the wait staff's attention. Everyone was very nice and helpful, but we had to ask to get attention when we needed it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my family here; a party of 8! And they already had a table ready for us. Everything we order was amazing. My family really enjoyed the food,music, and the decor!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YumYumVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always a solid lunch offer. Went with the Salmon burger this time which was very good. The group liked the sushi options including the yellowtail and spicy tuna. The edamame was good but seemed to be a small portion for the price. Overall a good option for the area and usually get the lobster roll.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Pearl-Merrifield
    GreatEats
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Sea Pearl is an upscale seafood (with some Asian influences) restaurant located in Merrifield Town Center. The modern decor and great ambience enhanced our girls' night. The crab cakes were a but disappointing. They had a strong fishy taste, unlike most crab cakes I've had. However, my friend's scallops were delicious! Overall, a great restaurant for special occasions (it is on the more expensive side).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    great food: the sea bass is wonderful and the sushi is excellent. We eat there an average of at least once every two months.
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    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Sushi
    MetroDCDJs
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I originally found this restaurant when a couple asked me to DJ their wedding. A couple of years later, my family and I were looking for something different to eat and we took the kids, they enjoyed it and our son, who was three at the time, showed prowess in using chopsticks. This most recent visit was for a date night. When we knew the kids were going to be out of town, both of us knew we wanted to enjoy Sea Pearl again. We ordered five different sushi rolls and everything was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mosaic find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The trendy Falls Church location in the Mosaic district is a perfect location for this restaurant. It's only drawback is that it is on the main highway corner so the patio seating would be noisy. Otherwise, on the inside is great food and great atmosphere.
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    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Sea Pearl Is a Gem!
    Carolinasings
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Sea Pearl offers top-notch seafood in an absolutely gorgeous setting. The menu is updated frequently and it's always difficult trying to choose among the many wonderful dishes. Most recently, they've added a Kobe beef & lobster roll, which is both spectacular and delicious. Their grilled shrimp salad is one of my lunchtime favorites and their crab cakes are especially good, too. I consider this a first-rate restaurant located in the up-and coming Mosaic neighborhood (known to long-time residents as Merrifield). If this restaurant were located downtown, you'd never be able to get a reservation! I count Sea Pearl as one of my very favorite restaurants and look forward to each visit there. I have never been disappointed, either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant
    Madmax
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our first time here and we were not disappointed. The Chilean sea bass was wonderful and the appetizers were different such as the crispy spinach. The filet mingnon was only average and a little chewy. We have had better. Overall it was very enjoyable and the service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Awesome sushi
    MerfishVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    my boyfriend and I were just browsing the Tyson's corner area for sushi and came upon this on open table. We were both very impressed. The sushi was amazing and the oysters were delicious too!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, as always..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I brought a friend to brunch to share one of my favorite places to eat with her. Both she and I enjoyed ourselves immensely, what with the great food, friendly and efficient service and pleasing atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot.
    arobb
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Went for a nice dinner and that's what we got. Mussels are best we've had. Great food and cocktails and good choice of reasonably priced wine. A little noisy but otherwise terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp Mac & Cheese is Back!
    MethreeVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I love this place, the staff and food. They have the best food. The shrimp mac&cheese is the best as is their sushi rolls! I can't wait to back!
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  • Favorite
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Sea Pearl is one of my favorite restaurants. It is beautiful. The food is artfully plated and is delicious. The waitstaff is attentive and the owner is always there to oversee everything. It is a wonderful dining experience. Try the lobster crepe at dinner and the grilled shrimp salad at lunch. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twice
    shai
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I took guests to Sea Pearl two nights in a row. That says it all.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • My #1 place for Great food & svc.
    CaptS
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Third Time eating here. Food/menu is always new and fresh with great presentation and taste. Service is always fantastic. Try the Ginger Samash martini - awesome drink! Bring a sweater though because sometimes the dining room is a little too cold
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very interesting menu. Food, wine and service were all good. I would eat here again.
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