Sea Pearl

4.4
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

So much garlic couldn’t tast the food

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vipInLoveWithGoodFood
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My husband and I ordered the sea bass and it was fantastic. The restaurant needs an upgrade/update. Service was OK. The restaurant wasn't busy (Sunday evening) so you would expect a higher degree of attention -but they never even refilled our water glasses. I would still go back because the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday celebration

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vipPaulaW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was good. They have a good variety of food for anyone.

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SeaPearl
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our group had a wonderful time. Sad that we misread the website and thought that brunch was offered on Saturday, but still everyone enjoyed the food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Reem was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I don’t know if it was just a bad night, but the service was pretty underwhelming. For the price, I didn’t think the value was comparable.

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Nedele
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sea Pearl is a very attractive restaurant and I had eaten there many times. This was my first brunch and I will certainly return! The buffet was attractively arranged, and the food was excellent from bagels, cream cheese, and smoked salmon; pancakes and French toast; crisp bacon and pork sausage; eggs Benedict with either ham or smoked salmon; choose your own omelet; oysters on the half shell; sushi; etc., etc. Go and enjoy!

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NJones
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the server was knowledgeable and super nice!

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ReedG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for Valentines fixed-price three course meal. All very good. The dessert was great but so, so big.

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vipQtime
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Servers are in need of training. At the time we went the dining area was at the most half filled. Appetizer dishes left on the table as well as empty bread basket when the entrees arrived. Water glasses were never refilled, rushed us through each course, brought dessert and check together never asked if anyone wanted coffee. All entrees and appetizers were good, dessert- chocolate raspberry, one of my favorites was not worth, very heavy and somewhat dry. Not doing a holiday dinner there again.

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vipBrianL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Valentines day with a prix fixe menu, what could go wrong.? We had such high hopes but were met with disappointment instead. The first course of lobster bisque was so cold that it was congealing in the bowl...then when I tasted it found that it was actually lobster and corn chowder full of fried onion straws...course two came out with Maine Lobster that was over cooked and rubbery..also cold and over seasoned with curry, and the freshly seared sea scallops were truely cold to the touch and just shy of medium...the serving plate was not even warm...all of it was sent back and returned mildly warm but edible. Dessert was a dry raspberry/chocolate cake which required a second glass of wine to get it down. We were sadly disappointed with Sea Pearl on such a special day...The only saving grace was the waitress otherwise we probably would have walked out.

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vipWayneL
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for Valentine's day and two of the prix fixe 3-course offerings. The lobster bisque was excellent, as was the raw yellowtail appetizer (I forget their name for it). My wife had the filet and I had the halibut. Both were very good. We thought the broccolini could have been more tender, however, and the chocolate cake was a bit dry. Overall, it was a nice dinner.

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vipnminarl
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the variety. Soup was tasty, as always, but needed to be warmer. Sushi options were plentiful. Desserts were flavorful. Even the fruit, which sometimes is hit or miss, was ripe and refreshing. Staff is regularly friendly and ready to make brunch an enjoyable experience.

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SteveS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.
Our waitress was exceptional.
We will be going back.

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vipTrisha
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The menu is innovative Asian -Fusions and the presentation and flavors are fabulous. Our server, Mason, was very helpful in describing each dish in exacting detail. He service was friendly and professional.

It was our first time to this restaurant & we look forward to going back very soon.

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HamidH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The servers are so good and friendly. The sea bass skewers are so delicious, must try it!

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vipAJgj
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Unfortunately the entrees our family ordered were bland and tasteless. It seems the chef forgot to put salt in all our entrees. The best part of the meal were The fries.

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vipdanak
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annie, our fantastic server, helped make my husband’s birthday celebration outstanding.

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SMAA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere here, it was not too noisy, it was easy to have a conversation at the table and we really enjoyed the menu. there were many small plate options which is enjoyable. I will return soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The sashimi in the sashimi salad was melt in your mouth wonderful. The mussels appetizer had a nice zip in the broth. The fisherman's stew had a full half of a lobster as well as shrimp, calamari and mussels. The lobster pot pay looked and tasted good.

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vipjerry
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers were outstanding, food was very good and desserts were excellent. service was extremely pleasant and efficient.

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AnitaE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the cod and it was delicious!

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vipKmbs
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Mosaic! We’ve been coming here for years, and have never been disappointed. Excellent choice of small and traditional plates. The seafood is always fresh and cooked well.

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vipBobBurgess
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been enjoying the Sea Pearl since it first opened and will continue to do so.
Those in charge have created a destination that combines a lively bar scene with a comfortable dining experience, a difficult combo to find.

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vipWestOG
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I felt we “won” New Year’s Eve 2019. The food was great, service was good and we just enjoyed everything.

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vipCLFoodieNoVA
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, free parking, big windows. Service was a bit spotty, had to try hard to catch our server's eye.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I love trying new restaurants for our date nights and since he recently moved to the area, we decided to give this place a shot. It was definitely worth it! The drinks were great and I really enjoyed the ramen options!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My favorite in the brunch buffet are: kale salad, crispy Brussels sprouts , pork belly, sushi. Oyster, clam and crab cake
But it would be nice if they change the other food every now snd thdn. improve the dessert. The churros were overcooked( hard and dry). The mini pastries are mostly cheesecakes. The chocolate fountain is nice but the marshmallows were already dry. Nice to have more variety other than marshmallow and a few fruits

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vipPete
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service in a delightful venue

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Belphanior
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good service and tasty food for Thanksgiving Day. The staff was very considerate of my elderly mother. Definitely recommend.

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JoeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Buffet was top notch! Included oysters on the half shell ... all you can eat!

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annandale
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding holiday buffet

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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vipLunchguy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The sushi was the worse I’ve ever had. The rice was practically wall paper paste, the actual fish smelled bad. We ate about 20% of the meal and left. Never again

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vipMICHERUSSIA
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Something different. A little expensive but food and drinks very good. Appetizers also good. Nice real flowers in front.

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vipJackieF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, the food, service, ambiance. I had the chance to let the owner know that my boyfriend and I miss the fried oysters they had not long ago on their menu, one of the best we’ve had. We were very pleased with her response.

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NightOutWithFoodieFriends
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with excellent and nuanced cocktails while we looked at the menu and made our choices. Knowing little about Sushi and seafood at this level, we had LOTS of questions for the waitress. She was wonderful answering each with as much detail as we needed. While we waited for our food (which didn't take long) we enjoyed our drinks and the atmosphere. The restaurant is very pretty and quiet especially given the number of full tables. When the food arrived, it did not disappoint. It was excellent! Flavors were as expected given the descriptions. The HELL Signature Roll, had the right amount of heat in the jalapenos and habaneros to bring out the taste of the fish but not so much as to overwhelm. Each of the 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We will definitely return, soon!

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vipWily2019
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Having dined at Sea Pearl many times, this wasn't the best of our experiences. My sushi was lackluster and the kids macaroni and cheese was really cheese soup with pasta. The service was okay until the waiter accidentally spilled ketchup all over my husband - jeans and sweater - and was very apologetic but could have offered some seltzer or something to help clean. I welcome seasonal and updated menus, but I didn't see anything really inspired. The table next to us got the lobster pot pie and it looked divine. If I go again, I will try that but the price tag made me think twice this time.

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