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About 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.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Seafood, Sushi, Contemporary American
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
1/2 a mile from Dunn Loring metro and 2 miles from Vienna metro station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Sea Pearl Ratings and Reviews
Our server was BEYOND amazing. She really went above and beyond to make sure my mom's birthday was special. I cannot recall her name, but she had glasses and long hair. And also has a talent in making non alcoholic beverages that arent on the menu to appease my mom's random cravings. She was also attentive, polite and made sure she communicated with us throughout the evening about our courses. Thank you for a one-of-a-kind experience.
The hostess, on the other hand, clearly was upset about something and we could feel it from the moment we walked in and saw her cold demeanor.
Dropped in for a quick bite. I definitely loved the Hong Kong Clay Pot, it just hit the spot. I added an extra egg to mine. I also had Mussels for an appetizer and the sauce it was in was delicious. I ended up ordering the Brule Banana Split which was delicious. Whatever you decide to try, you can't go wrong. Their Sea Bass dish is also one of my favorites.
Yikes. Terrible night. Calamari included 10 pieces of squid dipped in mounds of fried tempura. Clay hot pot was terrible. Some kind of strange cinnamon spice and overly salty shrimp. Waitress understood how bad our experience was (and seemed to know exactly what we were talking about). When issue was raised with manager, manager was very apologetic and said she would comp our meal, but I haven't seen any credit. Just can't imagine going back sadly.
our main course arrived while we were still enjoying our starter. The salmon and scallops were "dried out" perhaps by being kept under a warming lamp or such! Being a special occasion with my wife I was terribly disappointed.
Being a very busy Saturday night the serving staff seemed overwhelmed and inadequately trained.
Sea Pearl makes very good dining but the entrees are so expensive other than the ramen bowl type dishes. We were there with quite wealthy friends and even they blanched at the prices - $37 for sea bass?
Sadly we can't make this our regular because of the cost, otherwise we'd eat there often.
Food and ambiance is excellent - every dish was flavorful, interesting, and well-prepared. Service was very friendly but somewhat forgetful and inefficient. Management was very good, and filled all the gaps, even comping 2 additional dishes when the waitstaff failed to submit an order. The winelist is a little pricey, lacking much choice below $50, but we will certainly return and recommend to our friends.
The food was tasty, especially my kale salad (delicious). Friends enjoyed their tuna, shrimp and scallops. The feeling of the dining room was a bit spare and empty, not helped by our humorless, seemingly smug waiter. We had no special or difficult requests except wanted to know what a few unfamiliar items on the menu mean. His responses were really irritating and condescending. This was our third visit and the least enjoyable, through no fault of the chef. The seafood is still fresh and nicely prepared.
We'd visited on a Tuesday night. I was eager to follow up on this great service everyone has been talking about in the reviews, and the good food. The food portions are tastefully large, with good aromatics, and appropriately potent flavor. I'm not an Asian food expert, but can easily appreciate what was offered. The vibe can apply to the business crowd, upscale friend hangout, to a date night as well. I'm curious to try coming back at a peak hour to see how they handle the rush.
Bloodied Turkey Carcass Greeting at the Buffet !!?? Thanksgiving and no gravy? $45 per meal and a $65 bottle of wine I would have liked a little Turkey that was safe to consume! No turkey for us! Honestly this meal was a nightmare. There was the odd to non- existent service and the two Pekinese dogs at the table next to us! These dogs were treated with more respect than my daughter and me. I complained and the only compensation from the management was "Thank you for your feedback" and "you/we are in between times"... What? It's a Thanksgiving buffet scheduled from 12 -8pm so what time is a bad time for them to provide appropriately cooked turkey for consumption and gravy? I scheduled two weeks ago on Open Table and 2:45 was the only time remaining. Anyone feeling sick tomorrow? Here is your reason! How can people put up with this? It's a "Carving Station". Did the people before me not see the blood oozing and dripping from the knife as it was being carved? Did they just passively watch as the bloodied turkey was plopped on their plates? Lemmings all of you!! Shame, shame shame....speak up ! Butt Happy Thanksgiving to all anyway! My daughter is with me and that's all that matters:)
Lovely setting & decor. Amiable server but very poor service. Food exotic but just okay. Server did not know that I requested attention for two birthday celebration. Promised to get back to respond to my request and he did not. Great disappointment and embarrassment to me.
This place has been a a consistent performer for a number of year. Lee and her crew and that amazing Chef in the back do a great job each and every time. Our server named Ryan was completely attentive and we never needed for a thing. We both had the Filet which was perfectly done and the Rose wine was spot on. Their mussels with the perfect broth warmed you up right away. And the ambiance is as good as it gets. :)
I've been here a few times and although the food is usually pretty good, the overall restaurant ambiance and staff service generally disappoints. That was the case on Saturday night. This started with a pretty chaotic experience checking-in. We went through two hostesses and one server before someone could locate our reservation and seat us. When we finally were seated, the hostess initially tried to squeeze us between two larger tables. The guests at the tables next to us were about an arm's length away. I asked to be moved and the hostess accommodated us. From there, we had to deal with a rowdy big table of parents who were inattentive of their several age 2-4 children who were shouting, running around the tables, and otherwise doing a lot of things to disrupt what would otherwise have been a very peaceful and pleasant dinner. Unfortunately, no one from the restaurant seemed to do anything to even remotely to suggest to the guests that they should make even the slightest effort to keep the children at the table or to quiet them down. After the family left, the restaurant was calm. The food was great. And the waiter was professional and pleasant.
Overall, I like the restaurant and will return. But I would hope that management will take steps to improve the service.
The food was fantastic- from the appetizers (perfectly tender calamari and meaty clams) to the main dishes (melt-in-your-mouth sea bass, tender, nicely seasoned free-range chicken). One of the best-tasting meals we've had in a long time.
Our frustration came with the delays - we waited more than 45 minutes from the time we ordered until the food came. And the restaurant was not packed - it even had some empty tables. We had to ask about our food and were told the Asian crock-pot dish we ordered was taking a while. (But we asked whether it would take longer for that dish when we ordered and were told no. ) Seems like either a mess up in the kitchen or a server not on the ball. We still left a good tip, because we could not be sure, but we were surprised that the manager did not come out to apologize for the delay.
Brunch was beautifully done. The dining area is elegant and modern. The staff, the same. Enjoyed brunch very much.
The oysters, fantastic. Sushi, very nice touch. Fruit, a little on the not-so-fresh-side. Vietnamese style crispy fried chicken, had seconds! Roast didn't look appetizing. Eggs benedict with crab cake and chipotle hollandaise (OMG--so good).
Complaints: the mac and cheese and potatoes were fishy. Yes, fishy. Eggs were not readily available like the sausage and bacon (great bacon). They had a egg bar but, offering good old fashioned scrambled eggs would have been nice.
A gem -- really good food, in a quiet enough place that patrons can hear each other for conversation. Attractive setting and good service. They called to confirm my Open Table reservation, which was helpful. My companions, who go to a lot of fancy restaurants, were very pleased with the seafood and the Asian flavor.
Came for their happy hour (4-8 at bar/lounge) and enjoyed the variety of food specials and sushi rolls. The latter only $4 a roll. I tryed the spider roll which was excellent. Oysters were $1 a piece (chef coice) and were great! The salt and pepper tempura calamari was good; I didn't see the tempura part before ordering so my bad. I'd definitely come back again to try other bites. Great wine selection, although happy hour wines house (as to be expected). Did offee a Portuguese Vinho Verde which was dry but very good. Bartender was very personable and helpful in decisions, great service too!
I thought the food was pretty good, if a bit pricey. Some of the dishes are Asian fusion, I guess to go with the sushi options. I had some of the calamari, which was kind of a tempura base. The cobia, which wasn't Asian fusion at all, was excellent. It plays to the meatier texture of the fish and is served over mashed potatoes and dark gravy with green beans. The gravy was so delicious and the green beans were nicely crispy. Our server was really new (3 days!) but was very professional. I enjoyed the experience and would return!
Happened to notice the Brunch sign and decided to give it a try. The atmosphere is very casual in a lovely decorated restaurant. The Brunch was good with many options. The French toast, roast beef, bacon, and sushi were delicious. They also make home made ice cream right in front of you which was an interesting experience and good!
We enjoy this place every time we go there.
The food was very nicely presented and tasty. However, the sushi I ordered was a total disappointment. The visual arrangement of sushi is an important part of the appeal but no attempt was made to make it presentable this time. Considering that they charge premium prices for sushi roll ($17) the lack of visual presentation Diminished my enjoyment of food.
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