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Pearl Bistro

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703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite A-1, Newport News, VA 23606
+1 757-223-5370
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Pearl Bistro offers the Hampton Roads area flare and casual elegance with...
Pearl Bistro 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.
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best food and service in Newport News

What a great experience. The food is simply the best I've had in this area for years. Greatly improved service too since the last time I was here. This is my new favorite restaurant look forward to going back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
foodmeplease0823
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. The food is simply the best I've had in this area for years. Greatly improved service too since the last time I was here. This is my new favorite restaurant look forward to going back again.

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2 Thank foodmeplease0823
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Fantastic salad with chicken and goat cheese. Wish it were open Sundays!!!! I would go at least once a month if so.

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1 Thank Lois W
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96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I really wanted to like this place after reading a long article in the Sunday Daily Press recently about the restaurant and the owner and his dedication to farm to table food. Went for lunch today. I ordered the soup of the day, Miso/Mushroom soup which the waiter explained as "brothy". It was just that with beef and mushroom... good... More 

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Dave C, Owner at Pearl Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are taking everything you had to say very seriously and are moving forward with your feedback as training tools and a guide to better our experience. We're very sorry to hear that you did not receive the Pearl 703 experience that we are committed to providing, and we're looking into all of the details... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The people are nice. I liked it that the owner/chef was nicknamed Gilligan. Their website showed some vegetarian items but the menu I was handed did not. When I finally got waited on the friendly girl said that she would talk to the chef. He fixed me some raw string beans over a bed of seared spinach. There was a... More 

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3 Thank Oranutan1
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We happened upon the Pearl Bistro accidentally on the way to the beach and were not disappointed. The ambiance on the patio was relaxing and delightful, the food flavorful and artfully presented, and the service exceptional. Great place for lunch, dinner, or drinks. You won't be disappointed!

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2 Thank Sara S
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154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is American food. French do not use iceberg lettuce.They savor their meals with lots of courses. The food was average, but a bit disappointing , when you were expecting gourmet.

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2 Thank Nanc8
Dave C, Owner at Pearl Bistro, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you didn't get the experience you were looking for. We are currently moving away from being a French restaurant and we're expanding to include fusion and dishes inspired by other regions. I'll make sure that our website and page information isn't misleading, thank you for letting us know that you were expecting French cuisine. I'll be sure... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I had the French Onion Soup and the quiche and both were excellent. The quiche was extremely light and fluffy. Service was excellent, the place was very quaint. I was very surprised that it was not very busy for lunch. I would highly recommend.

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2 Thank Sandymish
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

First the chairs are shot!!! The food was terrible. The service was lousy. Never returning!!! Creaps were to big tuff,No bread whileyouwait.

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2 Thank Mark W
Virginia
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We tried Pearl for my husband's birthday. This restaurant is a pleasant surprise. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but once you enter, you immediately feel as though you've stepped in to a French bistro. Our server was a friendly, attentive young woman, who truly did service with a smile from start to finish. We started our meal... More 

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WASHINGTON
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Without a doubt, the best restaurant in the area. It's always a stop when I'm in town. Become a regular and they'll treat you like part of the family. Shout out to Regina...and Cody. The food is amazing...and reasonable. This time out, had the potstickers--interesting fusion ($15), a huge filet ($38), and a lemon posset for dessert ($6.95). Had Regina... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite A-1, Newport News, VA 23606
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-223-5370

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 250
  • Cuisine: Asian, Cajun & Creole, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Pearl Bistro 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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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