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Pearl French Bistro

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French, Cajun & Creole, Asian fusion
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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 - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 31
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Lovely Surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
MakingMemories317
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Hampton, Virginia
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hampton, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Lexington Park, MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We popped in here only because we were in the office park next door. It looks exactly like a real French bistro. Only missing the old men smoking over their newspapers... Now, I have traveled all over the world and have a pretty decent palate. .. We ordered something simple: french onion soup and Caesar salads. The soup is literally... More 

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Norfolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A wonderful experience from the moment we stepped in the door to when we left. The staff was very attentive, friendly and detailed. In my opinion, they have the best restaurant staff in Hampton Roads. We went for restaurant week and we were impressed. Our favorite dishes of the evening were the Seafood Trio (Salmon, delicious marinated shrimp, and an... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have been here many times and never a let down. Very good lunch menu and the service is quick and friendly.

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Virginia Beach
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Pearl was our second choice of restaurant to go to prior to a concert in Newport News. So glad we went with our second choice because it was SO good. Simple décor, lots of windows, double white tablecloths, a fresh rose on the table. Had an excellent meal - tuna and salmon - with escargot and a leaf salad to... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A small restaurant with great food and great service. All the staff are really nice and helpful. The food came out on time and was well presented and hot.

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Newport News, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The location is lovely. And the food is the best. Well prepared, nicely presented. The staff is most attentive. You will enjoy !

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Fairfax, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I were staying at the Marriott at Oyster Pointe and discovered Pearl on-line. It's an easy 10 minute walk from the Marriott just off the City Center so if you're staying at that location you really can walk. We were greeted warmly by the Manager and Bethany was a friendly, professional server. I really wanted escargot but... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food and wine selections are incredible. Top notch service and attention paid to the customer. Quaint and personal. Pricy but an excellent choice for a special night out.

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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 - 60
  • Cuisine: French, Cajun & Creole, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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