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Coastal Grill
Coastal Grill

Coastal Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.CoastalGrill.Com
  • Email: CoastalGrill@gmail.com
  • Phone: (757) 496-3348
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jerry Bryan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jerry Bryan (757) 576-4232

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mill Dam
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Coastal Grill
Classic, consistent, upscale cuisine is offered in a well-appointed, unpretentious setting in this top-notch nosherie. The mahogany bar invites easy conversation and casual dining. Located on the affluent Great Neck corridor in Virginia Beach, just three miles from the Oceanfront, Coastal Grill is as famous for what isn't on the menu as for what actually is. Executive Chef-Owner Jerry Bryan with Maureen Cucchiaro at the stove offer an extensive list of "blackboard specials," always with a nice assortment of freshly caught regional seafood. This locals favorite has received critical acclaim since its inception over 20 years ago, culminating in being voted the Number 1 Restaurant by Hampton Roads Magazine. With amazing food, exemplary service, Coastal Grill is a sure bet for business dinners, special occasions, or simply unwinding after a hard day. Come celebrate with us!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "this is a fabulous place to dine. obviously a master chef with very creative dishes. recommended by travel advisor and they were spot on."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great service and food! My husband had the steak and I had the grouper, was awesome! Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have driven past Coastal Grill for five years, and finally gave it a try at the recommendation of a colleague. The food was incredible, and the service impeccable. It's not overly visible from the street, but now that we know it's there, it's on our short list of favorites restaurants."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Coastal Grill is always a dependable choice with good food. We like to go there every 3-4 months and usually order about the same thing each time. The menu does not change much but they have specials which always are good."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our selections for dinner were all on the fresh specials list and all exceeded our expectations! Best and freshest fish preparation we have had in quite a long time! Hatterass clam chowder the best ever!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant in the Virginia Beach area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We've never been disappointed when dining at Coastal Grill. From the staff to the food, it is a dining pleasure."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "being the best of the best restaurants for seafood in Virginia Beach (and that's saying a lot)!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "When we like to step back, take a breath, and relax through a dining experience, we go Coastal. Never disappointing, always tasty, fulfilling and consistent. It's been around for decades, will stay around for decades."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The four of thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. food was delicious and service impeccable."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • ". . . Coastal Grill makes a specialty of it. In the wintertime, it is the default vegetable and is so good, it could almost pass for dessert."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Coastal Grill is a very good restaurant. I was visiting from out of town and pursue fine dining establishments when I travel. Coastal Grill did not disappoint and I would return if the opportunity arises."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Food very good and service spectacular"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had the in laws in town and decided to take them to an old neighborhood gem. I have been dining here on and off since 1996 and It has always been consistent. My wife and I had the Hatteras Clam Chowder which we both enjoyed. For dinner i had the Roast Chicken and my wife had the blackened Rockfish which were good. If your looking for a relaxed & casual but slightly upscale dining spot, this is where you need to make your reservation."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "food great as always. a nice addition would be a option or two of Malbec on the wine list."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We went there to meet old friends. The drinks were perfect and the food delicious? Our hostess and food server came around often to be certain our meal was good. I felt the effort they made to make us feel appreciated."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great menu selections and all dishes reflect great preparation and attention to details. One of my routine places to dine."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Coastal Grill is my all time favorite restaurant. The food is consistently good. We always go to Coastal Grill for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent food. Great wine list. Mussels appetizer absolutely the best--enough for dinner."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Wanted to take our military son and his partner out for a special dinner while we were visiting them in Virginia Beach and came across Coastal Grill while doing a search of seafood restaurants. The food, atmosphere, and service was exceptional. Very cozy ambience. Lots of fresh seafood specials offered. We each tried a different item and loved them all. Highly recommend this spot!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "pork loin dinner delicious....salmon special dinner was good but too heavy on butter. We enjoyed our evening there."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated his birthday at the lovely Coastal Grill. The cozy, beautifully-decorated restaurant is perfect for spending an evening with your special someone, good friends, and/or family members. You can relax and enjoy excellent food, friendly staff, beautifully-decorated surroundings, and excellent wine, all in an intimate atmosphere!! I liked making our reservation on line. It was quick and easy. I wish all restaurant had the OpenTable option."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Other than the décor which is just an ongoing joke and not changed since it opened, the food is incredible. I think I am having a great meal at other restaurants and then I go back to Coastal and realize they were just ok. Seriously the food is out of this world good without being pretentious."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We've been to Coastal Grille a few times over the past few years and we have always been pleased. This is a higher end establishment based on the pricing and professional service and therefore is more of a special occasion restaurant for us. The food and service are excellent and we have had nothing less than a great experience each time. Seating is limited so a reservation is recommended."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We hate the rush and crowds on this fun holiday. We chose to celebrate on Saturday instead. We made a great choice. Coastal Grill was GREAT AS USUAL!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "consistently great food with friendly attentive service"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Best at the Beach! Fantastic menu selection that is all superbly served."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been to Coastal Grill many times and are always satisfied with the food and service. This evening we had tile fish and the whole sea bass. Both were delicious! We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful.....Scallops and soft shells are the best anywhere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything about Coastal Grill is superb, food service ambience, etc."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Always great food, excellent wine selection, attentive service, and very comfortable ambiance."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We chose Coastal Grill as where we wanted to celebrate our 47th anniversary. Both the food and service were super. In addition, we purchased a gift certificate for our son-in-law's birthday."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Whenever I'm at the beach this is my first choice for eating out. The menu is great and the food always delicious! Love the duck!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I have been in the foodservice business for combined 50 yrs. we allways appreciate straight forward, unfussy food. That is what we recieved on our first visit to Coastal Grill. Service was friendly, welcoming and efficient. I had the grouper and my husband had the tuna. Both dishes were excuted perfectly. We will be back and hope to be considered regulars."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I haven't been to Coastal Grill in several years but it is as good as I remember. I had the pepper grilled ahi tuna steak that was on special and it was outstanding! Perfectly cooked, fork tender and full of flavor. If I had to be picky I would say that the whole black pepper at times added too much pepper at one time. I would bite into one and get the overwhelming pepper taste that masked the taste of the fish. However, it wasn't bad enough to keep me from ordering again. Service was great and exactly as it should be. We were in and out in just over an hour and that included conversation time after dinner was over."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Went to this locals place for the first time for a business dinner. The food was great, the service was great. The ambience was described as eating at your grandmothers house. But my grandmother was the best chef I know, so no complaints from me"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Went here based on recommendations and wasn't disappointed. Recommended"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I have been going to the Coastal Grill since they opened and it continues to be one of my top 5 restaurants to visit. The quality of the food is exceptional . I can say that in time I have had dinner there I have never had a bad meal or experience. Yes it is expressive but well worth the cost."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We've wanted to try this restaurant and fortunately it participated in VB Restaurant week. The Coastal Grille is good restaurant but not a great restaurant. I will have to say that the service was very good! I had the pork loin with potatoes, apples and squash. My pork was tasty but there was too much oil used in the cooking. The potatoes were a bit overdone and dry and my squash was delicious although that was due to it literally swimming in butter. I think it would have been just as good with less butter. It is a place that I would go to another time just to see if it is any better and if there was a special that lures me in."
    Dined on 1/19/2014