Close to the Best EverIt isn't often that everything about a meal is perfect. This time it was! We had three appetizers and two different main courses. All were superb. The sushi rolls were different and fun, the calamari is perfectly cooked and among the best I have ever had. The fish soup was delicious and all the individual offerings in the soup were perfectly cooked. Service was great and our server went out of his way to answer obscure questions we had about ingredients! Wow. a perfect evening thanks to Sea Pearl!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little Gem in the Mosaic DistrictDined with my regular group on Saturday night...easily accessible for those coming from multiple directions and the food was remarkable. Something for everyone including our meat eaters and those that prefer lighter fare. Our waiter was impeccable and parking is convenient as well with a pass through from the garage through the bar into the restaurant. Would definitely dine here again and if you are sushi lover check out their offerings a little something for everyone...but do save room for dessert.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely evening outWe had the seafood platter appetizer, which was expensive but really delicious. Everyone enjoyed their entres and the service was very nice. The bar area was very noisy and crowded, but the dining area was relatively quiet with a pleasant atmosphere.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMade my Birthday!My daughter and I dined to celebrate my birthday, and enjoyed the experience immensely! Great service, food and ambience! We highly recommend Sea Pearl!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodWe've been to Sea Pearl several times in the last 6 months and the food is always fresh, delicious and interesting. The sushi is always great. Fried oyster appetizer is unique and wonderful; I highly recommend it. I tried the Fisherman's Stew last week and it was really excellent. Fantastic flavorful broth with lots of fish. Wait staff have always been good but not hovering. This is really a very nice restaurant in all respects.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful RestarauntThe servers were really nice, the food and drinks were really good, and the feel of the place was very inviting and intimate. My only gripe is how long the tables are. I wanted to sit closer to my date. Lol5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchGood food, good service and we were able to finish our meeting with no issues5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways good!Beatiful restaurant, great food. Our group had a great time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dinnerI like the ability to talk at dinner without shouting - so many restaurants are too loud!
This is a peaceful place to eat.
The food is unusual and very good. The scallops were some of the best I've ever eaten.
My wife really enjoyed the sea bass.
She said her dessert - chocolate box - was one of the best she's ever eaten.
Our wait staff was new on the job and a little overwhelmed at times.
Really a very good restaurant.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother fun SP experienceI really enjoyed my recent delicious dinner with a friend. We were at the restaurant for over 5 hours (mostly talking after our meal) and were treated courteously by wait staff. Only less-than-stellar aspect was that the restaurant got very noisy as it filled up, but that's certainly to be expected. and I'm glad that others are enjoying and supporting SP.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBday treat for friend's 60thGood food as always. Very nice male server- All American type- but some order mistakes.overall good.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone leaves happyWhile the name is Sea Pearl, my son the meat lover left happy after enjoying the filet of beef entree and tuna tartar.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMmothers day brunchwent to sea pearl for mothers day brunch. second time i've been there. the menu had a nice brunch selection and the food was great! it was super crowded that day, so it was a bit loud, but that was too be expected. happy w/ the experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFine seafood in Merrifield!We have been to Sea Pearl many times and the food and service are always very good. This time we were there for Mother's Day and although it was quite crowded, the noise level stayed in the moderate range (thankfully). The service was excellent, although some of the staff persists in clearing dishes while one is still eating. I woudln't mind so much if they didn't reach in front of me to do it. We had the duck appetizer, as well as the zucchini/onion rings, and both were good. While their poultry and beef dishes are quite good, I try to stick with their seafood selections, including the sushi. The chef has a deft hand with seafood, and the presentations are as beautiful as the taste. No desserts this time -- too full and happy!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA winner!We have enjoyed several meals here with friends and family. We are not disappointed each time. Lovely space, interesting menu and caring service. That's what we want!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DateMy boyfriend took me here and it was a great choice. I never had sushi the waiter took his time and explained the contents of all there vegan sushi rolls. We will be going back soon!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect in every wayWent on a Friday night with 10 of my girlfriends for my birthday dinner. It was my third time visiting Sea Pearl (I've had their brunch, lunch, and dinner now). They were very accommodating and the service was perfect. Our waiter was very patient and always made sure our water glasses were filled and that we were all happy. The Sea Bass was AMAZING and I can't wait to go back to have it again!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Great Dinner at Sea PearlThis dinner was like the rest: fantastic! Celebrated a birthday on a girls night out. Treated like royalty by Brian. The Malbec we ordered was not in the house but Brian found it! Dinner was so good with the birthday girl tackling the Bronzino. A little work since it comes to table whole but she worked him over and loved the fish. A scoop of mango sorbet from the house ended a great night. We ran in the pouring rain like we were still kids and laughed all the way home. Perfect place to enjoy great food, great service, laugh and celebrate!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceHave been to Sea Pearl several times, however this is the first time I had dessert. Meal started with a salad, and I asked for a different dressing and they recommended a lemon vinaigrette. It was too sweet for my taste, and the chef made a dressing for me without any sugars! After dinner, I opted for the Coconut Cake, and I am so mad that all the times I had dined there before that I never ordered it! It was the most insanely divine coconut cake that I have had in a long time. It came as its own little layer cake, about 3 inches in diameter with a yummy buttercream frosting all around an in between the layers, sprinkled with a dessicated coconut, and served with a lemon creme fraiche. Totally yum!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunch groupsWe had a group of 10 and while many restaurants cannot or will not accomodate a group of this size, Sea Pearl was more than willing. Service was excellent, food was amazing and everyone was happy. Great job!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good lumch as always.very good lumch as always. the lobster roll is a favorite of the group and the burger got good reviews as well. good option for lunch in the area as not overly loud or too crowded. prices are reasonable4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, Outstanding ServiceMy girlfriend and I Really enjoyed our Dinner. The fisherman's stew was prepared to perfection, generous portion of seafood and outstanding broth recipe. The chillean sea bass was well seasoned and the chef's special sauce gave it a nice touch. Our server Khoi was well knowledgeable and friendly, he suggested the blue point oysters which are indeed very fresh. I will recommend this place to my friends and I am planning my next visit!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMso enjoyed our meal! Greatso enjoyed our meal! Great food, good service, lovely environment.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delightful. We loveAlways delightful. We love love love Sea Pearl. Great food and service on Saturday. Crabcakes and scallops were fabulous. Thanks for a wonderful evening.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a beautiful restaurantThis is a beautiful restaurant and we got outstanding service. We brought our two little kids, who were a handful, but they were prepared with kids menus and a very patient waiter. Menu was interesting--several intriguing sushi rolls and lots of seafood, but even if you don't like seafood they had a little bit of everything. My husband and a friend ordered the fisherman's stew--it was huge, with a lobster on top. Unfortunately, the lobster was overcooked but everything else was excellent.
For a Saturday evening, it was lively, but not overcrowded.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest East/West fusion foodBest East/West fusion food I've had in the DC area. I think the only better I've had was at Blue Ginger. I wouldn't order a martini (wife and I are gin fans, and the martinis were weak and without flavor except for olive brine), but everything else we tried was outstanding! BBQ fish ribs, stellar sushi rolls, and fabulous scallop ceviche made it so that we never left the appetizer and sushi menu. We can't wait to go back and maybe try an entree!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood findExtensive brunch menu with something for all tastes from the usual breakfast items like French toast to lobster hash. All items ordered had a nice presentation . Wait staff was very attentive refilling our coffee multiple times without having to be asked. Definitely will return to try dinner.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExtra Nice casual dining spotWe went there for lunch. Other than a rather loud family seated next to us, it was fairly quiet.
Seats are too close together to be "romantic" though the restaurant is pretty.
The servers were very attentive. Perhaps a bit too attentive? But then that's an issue I would gladly deal with.
The food it good, but I don't know if I would consider it a foodie spot. It was "mainstreamed" a bit (example: the sauce on the pork belly was much like that on a take out sesame beef). But the seafood dishes had tons of actual fish, rather than filler, the portions generous, and the price was reasonable. The cocktails were very, very good. I feel the food was good enough I'd love to go back and take our 6 yo, who's a junior foodie and well behaved.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSea Bass excellent as alwaysSea Bass excellent as always and the banana dessert is divine!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time visitThis was our first time visit Sea Pearl, and I must admit it was very nice. We had an early reservation for a Saturday, so they were transitioning from lunch to dinner. So when we arrived there was only one other couple there. The atmosphere, setting and decor was so elegant and beautiful, it made our evening so quiet and romantic. The food was excellent in presentment and taste. We truly enjoyed it, and would visit it again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy stopping byWe always enjoy stopping by here for their wonderful first bites or appetizers before a movie. The food is very good as well as the service and the atmosphere.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Sea Pearl b/c ofWe went to Sea Pearl b/c of the wait at 4 Sisters and we knew that it was the same owners. I have gone to 4 sisters for years. Sea Pearl is one of my new favorite places. We got the Tuna Tartar appetizer which was great. I had the Seabass and my husband had the Cod. The seabass was perfectly cooked and was wonderful. We had our kids at the restaurant and the staff was great with them. We'll undoutedbly be back. I plan to take my parents and in laws to Sea Pearl when they come into town!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ExperienceThis was our first time at Sea Pearl and we will definitely be back! Everything about the experience was great. Food was fantastic, service was great and the ambiance was excellent. I highly recommend the fried oyster and calamari appetizers and the Chilean Sea Bass entree!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service/seafood, bad platingWe've eaten at Sea Pearl twice. The service is excellent. The seafood is always exceptionally fresh and well-prepared. However, the chefs need to be smarter about plating. They tend to put cold or room-temperature garnishes on top of hot food. For example, my wife had terrific scallops, which were arranged around a mound of a puree (parsnip, or parsnip and potato) -- but then a pile of cool leafy greens were on top of the puree, which meant that the top half-inch or so was room temperature by the time it got to the table. I had the same problem: a carrot and something else (daikon?) salad was piled on top of my rice. Why do this?4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband & I had an excellentMy husband & I had an excellent dinner. I had the cod with yuzu butter. It was the best cod I've had in years. My husband raved about his grilled shrimp & vegetables. We ended the meal with the molten chocolate cake which was good. This is definitely a place to come back to. Great service too.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at SeaAnother great meal at Sea Pearl. Thankfully they brought back the shrimp mac and cheese. Brian and Sam did a great job.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMArtful BrunchHad Easter Brunch there and was very good. Presentation makes you want to take pictures of some dishes before digging into them. Wait staff attnetive as always there right when they should be to clear away or fill a glass. Becoming a favorite spot.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat server, knowledgeableGreat server, knowledgeable and friendly. Lovely brunch. Easy Parking in the connected garage.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have never had a bad mealWe have never had a bad meal at Sea Pearl. Consistently delicious meals!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good. The onlyThe food was good. The only complaint was the salmon dish my husband got, everyone else enjoyed their immensely. The salmon wasnt bad, it just wasnt noteworthy.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and veryExcellent service and very high-quality food. Everything was delicious, and the server was very knowledgeable about the dishes and wine selection.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Brunch!!Delicious brunch - they have the BEST eggs benedict!!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sushi menu is limitedThe sushi menu is limited but all the rolls that we had were delicious and not just your typical sushi. The coconut cake was something close to heaven. This was our first time and we are already planning our return visit.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Pearl is a Gem!Based on a previous visit our expectations were high, and Sea Perl lived up to its reputation once again. The Spring Salad was fresh and brought out a nice contrast between the green apple and the crumbs of blue cheese; the Crab Cake had just the right moisture and a pleasant, subtle saltiness, and the Fisherman's Stew brought out a firework of competing tastes that required an oaky Chardonnay for balance. It was all orchestrated by a knowledgeable waiter who seemed to actually enjoy his work!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food and serviceThe food and service were both excellent. This has become my favorite restaurant for an upscale dinner.
This is the second time I have eaten there and the appetizers, entrees and desserts were excellent both times.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA real pearlCreative and delicious fresh plates. Ordered a little bit of everything: Appetizers, entrées, drinks, dessert. Everything was fantastic! The service was very good. The ambience was extraordinary. Seapearl is now my new favorite restaurant in the DMV!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for a intimateWent there for a intimate birthday dinner and loved it. The food was AMAZING. Had sushi, calamari, scallops and the lamb/pasta. Oh, even the bread at the beginning was tasty.
Was under the weather so no wine/drinks but we did have dessert..the coconut cake and bread pudding.
Delicious. The waiter staff and staff in general were on their game as well.
We are looking forward to going back again!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my hubby, sister andI took my hubby, sister and brother-in-law for their first time. The meal was outstanding. We all had fish, salad, sushi, fried oysters, and three deserts which were wonderful....especially the coconut cake.
The ambiance is a bit "zen" in it's decor; the menu varied for all palates. Service was superb!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant never disappoints.This restaurant never disappoints. The servers always make it a point of making the visit a pleasant dining experience for their guests and we have never found a dish that wasn't worth having. Don't miss the coconut cake. It is worth every calorie!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fantastic atEverything was fantastic at Sea Pearl. The service was exceptional, the food was great. We were there early in the evening so I'm not sure how crowded or noisy it gets later but at 7:30 it wasn't bad. Parking is easy so that's a plus!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM