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

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (12)
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Happy Hour (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (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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·Dined 4 days ago

Horrible service. Restaurant was mostly empty, yet we waited an hour to get drinks and water and another hour to get warm sushi. Never again.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Way overpriced for what your getting. Food was just okay. Nothing special. Service was nothing special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Dinner was terrific and has been every time I've dined here recently. Little on the pricey side but perhaps worth it for consistency and great taste.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

If it wasn’t for the delayed service, I would have given sea pearl 5 stars. Food was great and so was the ambience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Really good, service and food were awesome

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Main course arrived before finishing half the first course for a party of 3.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Get Don as your waiter he is great and you will love him!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We arrived several minutes before our reservation time and were seated right away. The service was excellent - fast and attentive. The food was outstanding. It was a bit pricey for a family meal - probably more suited for a date night. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Early bday dinner

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was delayed for 40 minutes

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had the most delightful experience at Sea Pearl. Our food was delicious, the setting with beautiful, and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend the jumbo shrimp salad! We will definitely be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall food was just good - I think it was overpriced for the quality.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We enjoyed our meal and also enjoyed the attention of an excellent server: Eddie.
We started with the spicy and fresh tuna tartare. Shared a kale and beet salad, again very fresh and tasty. The scallop entree was a hit for 2 folks, the filet tender and moist and the sushi a la carte fresh and delicious. We shared a reasonably priced Malbec. A delightful evening for all.
Li, the owner always checks in to make sure our meal is going well and as expected. Thank you.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our servers were awesome, and the food was amazing. However, I've never been somewhere where they would not let you get happy hour prices on drinks and appetizers with your dinner. About half of my group wound up sitting separately because of this weird policy. I booked a table ahead of time, and nobody thought to mention it to me. This kind of ruined my experience, and I will never come back with a large group again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I think your chef is changed because my family have been your restaurant on Dec.17 2017 all food was really good.
But your food is no more any taste.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

it was perfect!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

A little pricey but menu is diverse and dishes are beautifully presented. Our waiter made the meal though-very attentive and personable!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Sea Pearl is very good but I wish there were some more affordable options in the entrees. I just can't spend over $30 for an entree or over $20 for ramen when it is $8 up the road.
But most places in Mosaic District are stupidly priced, pretentious, and not as good as Sea Pearl.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good — but not so remarkable that we would recall after a week. Service was so-so especially considering the price point. Eclectic fusion menu.

One complaint: tuna tartar on a large scoop of rice. Really? Small quantity of tuna and ridiculously huge portion of rice. Utter bummer.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Nice food and service but kinda outside of the vibe of Mosiac

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Love Sea Pearl. Amazing food. Beautiful flowers!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Cozy, Disabled Access, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent. We had the spicy tuna tartare and it was very good!!!! We also had a couple of the sushi rolls and the seared scallops for an entree and it too was excellent. The only issue we had was service when we initially arrived.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year’s Eve. The owner came to our table to make sure everything was good. The food was delicious. We had the duck dumplings and Spicy Tuna tartare appetizers. They were excellent

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

As always, enjoy dinner at Sea Pearl. The service is friendly and helpful. A favorite drink, the ginger smash and any seafood.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Delicious meal with superb service. Our waiter was extremely attentive

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our meal was delicious; our server excellent. The crab cake was delicious and the Asian-type slaw accompaniment outstanding and very unique in flavor.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It's been dirty dish &spoon etc.
But your food was very healthy and delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

It was a great experience!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 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 28, 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 24, 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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 (Washington DC)·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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