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703 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite A-1, Newport News, VA 23606
+1 757-223-5370
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely terrific. The cocktails are incredible. One of us had the martini with bacon stuffed olives. The scallops with beet risotto was the hit of the evening, but be sure to try the side of locally grown mushrooms. I had the duck and it was delicious and so beautifully presented. I can't wait to go back.

1 Thank HamptonHog
Hampton, Virginia
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here tonight. The scallops were cooked to perfection and the beet risotto, chard, and goat cheese were the perfect compliment to the scallops. My husband ordered the duck and said it was amazing with sweet potato mash and fresh veggies. Another table mate ordered the rockfish and said it was delicious. The dessert of the... More 

2 Thank Patricia L
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Brittany was fantastic. Very pleasant and helpful. It was the tail end of happy hour. I ordered a dirty martini. The taste was very good however the blue cheese stuffed olives's were still frozen. I ordered the lemongrass chicken wings. The flavor was there, however, the chicken wings appeared to have been frozen a little too long. The main course... More 

2 Thank Gohoosao
Chesapeake, Virginia
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167 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Trying a new restaurant for the first time is always a gamble. This time it paid off. We would return to Pearl without question. The oyster appetizer is worth a try. It's a new interpretation of Oysters Rockefeller that is just large enough to share. We tried the scallops over polenta and Korean shrimp and grits. Both were succulent and... More 

2 Thank Brett E
Newport News, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly and the place is nice. I had a very good mixed drink, husband had a beer. No appetizer, just dinner. I had the 5 spice filet with haricots verts and sweet potato fries. The steak was cooked to my liking, but it was a little tough for a filet. The knife was dull, so it was... More 

1 Thank cmf428
Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We went for our anniversary recently. The menu looked very good, but the actual food was even better. Every course was balanced, well-seasoned, and delicious! Try to save room for dessert, as there is a great list to choose from. The service and the food were absolutely top-notch. I'd go there again without hesitation.

1 Thank Cheryl D
Newport News, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

3 Thank foodmeplease0823
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Lois W
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111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

1 Thank flossgloss
Dave C, Owner at Pearl 703, 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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195 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 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 

3 Thank Oranutan1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $60
Cajun & Creole, Fusion
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Pearl 703 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?