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.

8191 Strawberry Lane #2
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
Gallows Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 372-5161

Website:
http://www.seapearlrestaurant.com/

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.

Public Transit:
1/2 a mile from Dunn Loring metro and 2 miles from Vienna metro station.

Executive Chef:
Sly Liao

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Corporate Functions
Baby Showers
Bridal Showers
Birthday Celebrations
Wedding Receptions

Sea Pearl Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
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Great for Brunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Sea Pearl is always reliably delicious, with old standbys and original recipes. The portions are large. Service is top notch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had the thanksgiving buffet. Not good. Also the carving station person was not experienced and served up mangled pieces of meat with excess skin and fat.

The raw bar on the other hand was good.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was very good. I'm a sushi lover and it was fresh and also very good.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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:)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything that arrived was very good. However, we tried to order 1 wine, 2 beers and 2 rolls on the menu that were not "in stock"? Really? How about updating the menus then? Odd...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The clam chowder was really good but didn't get any of the large crab meat chunks but either than that it was good the sushi was done very then ordered the Chilean sea bass as a main course

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food here is excellent and the chefs are super nice! Great service and nice, family friendly environment.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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. :)

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We really enjoyed the ambiance and cuisine at Sea Pearl. Our server was very helpful and personable. The food presentation was superior and it tasted delicious. A very nice night out, but a little more expensive than we normally spend on a night out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

If you enjoy seafood and sushi the brunch price is worth it. The food is fresh and the place is always pristine. Good service, not loud. I recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great place. Great food. Great service. Was with a group of 7 who have dined all over the world, and we all said we'd come back. And our waiter Don was fantastic! Definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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!

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Terrible buffet. Not very good options for 35 dollars

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Sea Pearl is our go-to place for a great meal in the Mosaic District. The food is always fresh, creative and delicious and they have the best happy hour around. Not to mention a great brunch on the weekends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Brunch is excellent. I would not hesitate to go there again and again. I have also taken my friends for Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Food is very fresh and fantastic.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

There was a party going on so it was very noisy. Would like them to have specials with different offerings in appetizers and main entries to offer some variety.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Overall, I am surprised that this brunch buffet does not bring in more guests. The food that is offered is pretty good for the price. I didn't mind that it was very quiet due to lack of other patrons, as it was easy to converse with my dining companion. We had a nice table by the window and the server was very attentive. The only thing I could say that might be improved is host awareness of reservation notes. I manage a restaurant and we occassionally get feedback about nobody acknowledging special occasions. The day that I dined was my birthday, so I added a note to the reservation of "birthday brunch" just to see if someone would come by and wish me a great day. When we entered, the host seemed very disinterested and sleepy most likely due to the lack of business and probably didn't pay attention. Oh well. It was still a nice brunch. Thanks Sea Pearl!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

A fine meal! Very enjoyable!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Relative from California viditing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Have eaten here 6 times in 4 years. Always consistently great food and great drinks. Seafood and specialty sushi rolls are the highlights of the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Nice Sunday brunch. Lots of options. Friends love the oysters. Really friendly and personable staff at the carving, eggs Benedict, and dry ice ice cream stations.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent! A definite "go back" during our annual trip to the DC area!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Good food, fast service, nice atmosphere, great for business meeting and luncheion

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Everything was just fine. J provided attentive service and the food was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Birthday celebration. Almost perfect🙁. I have eaten here, like the "small plate" availability and variety. Very disappointed as I could not have the oysters which are no longer done in just cornmeal. Gluten free/blue cornmeal would have been nicer. Instead i had mussels which were ok, hot peppers-not so much.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Sea Pearl continues to be one of our favorite dining spots. Consistency and excellence are always delivered. Tuna Tartare is a good way to start your meal and easy to share.
Seasonal salads are tasty and proportional enough to share among 2 diners. Watermelon, jicama and feta, kale and beets and chopped vegetables are among delish second courses.
We love the sushi menu and the speacialty rolls, again with seasonal choices.
Ben, our server, made sure our meal was paced well, water glasses refilled and wine poured.
Thank you as always for a delicious experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Slow checkout

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We went for brunch. The buffet was extensive and delicious. The restaurant is beautiful. Service was friendly and fast. Parking was difficult so arrive before your reservation. But mimosa pitchers!!

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