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Pearl French Bistro

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French, Cajun & Creole, Asian fusion
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703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606
+1 757-223-5370
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OMG

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
juliefost
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Lexington Park, MD
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lexington Park, MD
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Hampton, Virginia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Went with my wife and 2 other couples for dinner. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. They even have foie gras! We'll definitely be repeat customers.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were looking forward to a Valentine lunch at Pearl. The restaurant was full and we had to wait about 20 minutes - we did not mind since we had heard that the food was great. The wait staff were very pleasant but they did not seem to be prepared for the volume of customers and several of the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, 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 - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?