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About Permanently Closed - Pearl Bistro
This restaurant is permanently closed. Pearl 703 offers the Hampton Roads area flare and casual elegance with contemporary variations of Asian, Creole, and French cuisine. With an emphasis on farm to table initiative and organic, local and fresh ingredients sourced as much as possible from local farms as well as our own private farm.
Newport News, VA 23606
Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday: Available for bookings
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Pearl Bistro - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
We will definitely be back! The farm-to-fork recipes were beyond delicious! The brunch menu was sophisticated yet apt to please any guest (even one with a picky palate!). Even the roasted tomato salad dressing was mind-blowing! All of the little extra touches made it that much more special. The brunch is definitely worth the price...so come with an appetite and prepare to be wowed.
The food was superb with excellent presentation. Service was on the mark. Fine surroundings. Possibility of outdoor dining but hot weather didn't permit. For fine French food the bill was as expected, included wine appetizer dessert and coffee. The carrot cake was a highlight.
The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. There were 4 of us and we had 3 different meals. Every one of us was more than satisfied with our choice! The scallops were cooked to perfection and the beet risotto was just the right choice. The rockfish was tender and crispy with a fabulous side that had an interesting mixture of veggies. We had churro bites with fruit salsa for dessert and it was light, and fresh and the whipped cream was homemade and yummy. We will definitely be back for another meal!
Really Excellent meal. Leave your past experiences behind! We tried Pearl several years ago and the food was okay. We left hungry because of tiny portions. The New Pearl Bistro is awesome. The service was great- friendly and attentive but not overbearing. The curried mussels were amazing and the french onion soup was out of this world yummy!
I had the filet and it was perfect. My husband had the duck and it was excellent. It was just a really relaxing and delicious evening.
We really enjoyed the Crab cake sandwiches that we had. They were a little small with the portions on the sweet potato fries. (more like a child's portion). The taste of the food was delicious! One of the best Crab-cake sandwiches I have had. It did take quite a while for the food to come out......but there were only 2 other tables with customers, so I am sure nothing was pre-prepared and it was all fresh. Overall, it was tasty, but they could use some appetizers on the lunch menu. Not everyone just wants soup to begin with.
Very attentive service friendly staff! The food is all grown and farmed locally. Which was very apparent in the taste and presentation!
We enjoyed one of the best French onion soups, a fresh beet salad with fresh goat cheese and a delicious light dressing along with a scallop entree over risotto. We finished with a homemade dessert 2 words something mess! It was amazing.
The next time we are in Newport News we will definitely stop in to see them!
My wife and I wanted a romantic night out. Pearl 703 is the new name of Pearl Bistro which as we understand it is under new management. The atmosphere is 5 star, the service was better than anything in Hampton roads, and actually more attentive than the Trellis of Williamsburg. The food was the best quality food we have experienced anywhere in Newport News or Hampton. This little gem was fine dining at its best, in a cozy setting. Not one time did we want for anything. They had an extensive wine list, the appetizer was as infused with different flavors as the main course was and the desert which blew our minds. If I did not see, taste and experience the quality enough to say any better I would say it was a bit pricey, but honestly it was worth every single cent and the large tip we happily left our waiter whom we hope to meet again. Overall experience was amazing and we can't wait to return!
I've worked in restaurants and food for the last 14 years. I've learned how to spot quality and notice when corners are cut. Pearl is a gem,particularly given the area. There are VERY few classy restaurants in Newport News, and Pearl is a great destination for local couples. Ingredients, service, ambiance and execution are all on point. Bravo.
We were celebrating my wife's birthday so we wanted a special dinner. Pearl is definitely a gourmet restaurant. The food was all very good. The waitress was very able and attentive. I had some Mahi Mahi. My son had the rabbit. My wife had the onion soup and the crab cake. Both were excellent. The highlight of my meal was the baked squash and cheese. It s gourmet comfort food. We were there on a cold rainy night so it wasn't very crowded. This probably meant that it was quieter and the service was quicker than typical.
I have passed Pearl before, but noticed lately a new sign and lights, etc. We decided to splurge and try it out this past weekend and it was awesome. The staff was extremely friendly and our server was knowledgeable about almost everything on the menu and provided great recommendations. I had the rabbit curry which was delicious. For an appetizer I had the andouille sausage/alligator potstickers and the flavors were amazing. They could have been a meal in themselves. The specialty cocktails were a bit pricey, but the wine was quite reasonable - great selections though for both. My fiance had french onion soup and the scallops which he said were great, but he liked my selections better! I highly recommend for a night out, we'll definitely be back.
I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Over all the food was really good to excellent, the service was great. The crab cakes were excellent, my daughter had a salmon dish which was really good. My wife had a daily special which was good. Although the desert selection was limited, I had a lemon desert which was good. I was hoping for a better selection of deserts, they ran out of key lime pie for which I wanted. But overall , our dining experience was well worth the visit. I've read about the chef in the local newspaper and it lived up to what I read and the expectations.
Wow! So impressed with Pearl 703. Greeted at the door, and welcomed into a new updated dining room. This restaurant has a lot of potential to be a better dining spot than it ever has been. New owners, new menu, new wait staff and with the recent write-up in the Good Life section of the Daily Press this place is now again one of my favorite go to restaurants. Can't wait to try the lunch menu. We had a wonderful dinner on a very busy Saturday night, dining room was almost full plus a party in the party room. Scallop appetizer was amazing and even with the place full the food was cooked to perfection. My dinner entrée was the filet mignon with mashed potatoes and a mixed vegetable of butternut squash and swiss chard, it was really good. My husband had the Scallop entrée, he loved it. Crème brulee and key lime pie were both freshly made. Happy to say, we will be back.
Not sure if they changed chef's or management, but this is not the same restaurant as when it opened.
The food was good, but not fantastic. It's definitely not French. The wine list was mediocre with no vintage listed next to the selections.
Not a bad experience, just not memorable. Too bad, this used to be a gem.
On a good note, the service was superb.
Went for my birthday with husband and parents. Decor is underwhelming and furniture is not what is expected for fine dining. But the food! And the drinks! Service also excellent. Don't be put off by the decor, after an amazing cocktail or 90 point glass of wine you will soon feel you're in a fancy restaraunt
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