Coastal Grill
Coastal Grill

Coastal Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.embassysuitesmandalay.com/mandalay-beach-dining.html
  • Phone: 8057609040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch 11:30am - 5pm
    Dinner 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Tim Hulbert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 2 hours free parking with restaurant validation
A word from Coastal Grill
With a strong focus on innovative, mouth-watering cuisine, Coastal Grill offers a variety of comfort foods and familiar favorites all prepared fresh. Top quality meats & chicken, grilled to perfection, and fresh fish caught from local waters promise to tantalize the taste buds. On tap are flavorful craft beers made with quality ingredients, each with their own distinct blend. You can also choose from a wide selection of fine wines, by the bottle or by the glass.

Coastal Grill provides an inviting atmosphere big enough to handle larger crowds while still maintaining an intimate feel. We are also equipped with a private dining area for groups and is surrounded with three windows providing spectacular views of the Pacific! You can also opt to dine poolside or beachfront.
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Coastal Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (3)special occasion (3)good for groups (2)romantic (2)fit for foodies (1)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Out of Lobster Bisque at 7:30 pm, waiter brought Cesar salads with fish on top instead of salad as 1st course and then fish as entree. He had bad attitude when this was pointed out. Would not return nor recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We celebrated my birthday here and had such a special night. Our server, Samantha, was awesome. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Pavlova1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Coastal Grill is the weak link in the Embassy Suites, Mandalay Beach, Oxnard experience. There are a couple of items that are good like the fish tacos but on the whole the food is not good. The servers are very cheerful but the service is very slow and the main room is extremely noisy. It is a pity because there aren't a lot of good restaurants around the Oxnard area and the Coastal Grill would attract a lot of clients, both from the hotel and the neighborhood if only it were higher quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs improvement
    UpscalehealthynaturalVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The experience was pretty mediocre. The wait staff was not well-informed. The food was ok for the price but nothing special.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big update from capustrano's
    Crazyhungrymomma
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Although we loved Capistrano's and we're very sad to see it go, coastal grill was not a bad choice. Good range of food options, kids Mac n cheese was a hit (not the boxed kind either). Servers were supportive of hungry, cranky kids on vacation. Definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    MohanVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Good late night food. Wide selection and a good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Coastal Grill reviews archive.
  • Hotel food, hotel prices
    luxodiner
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great views but the food was a little disappointing. The steak was underseasoned and tacos while flavorful, was overpowered by toppings. For the price, I was hoping for a little more.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient and nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was very convenient at the Embassy Suites but also a easany surprise with very good food, wine and service. After a long day on the road a real winner.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoeTVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very good. The restaurant is not fancy just a regular hotel restaurant but the food is very good. The fish tacos are great!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My steak sanwhich was dry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My steak sanwhich was dry and tough. My friend had fish and chips and she said they were good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprise Gem
    csarchibald
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    While staying at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort, I was looking on Open Table for a good Restaurant nearby when I found the Coastal Grill on the Property of the hotel. The Service was excellent, the food delicious and if you are a fan of Bread Pudding, you have to try the "Cranberry Bread Pudding", one of the best I have ever tasted and I have tried bread pudding around the world.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spare yourself
    RossiVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Service was the worst I've had in a long time... And the place wasn't busy at all. We had to go find our server multiple times to order drinks and take our food order. Food was not good at all, and drinks didn't come out right. It was a disaster and there was no management in the restaurant at all. Never never never again....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sports Bar Ambience
    TeaSnobVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    No sound division between bar and dining area, so VERY NOISY if there is a game - we had to stop our conversations periodically when fans in the bar began cheering. Doesn't help that floor is slate and sound bounces around in this room. We had the International Restaurant Week menu, which was nice, but nothing special, with rather bland seasoning. My husband did like the flavor of the tomato bisque, although it was not hot when it arrived at the table (my husband even asked if it was intended to be served cold). Portions are large for all three courses (appetizer, entree, and dessert) and we each took half home to eat as another meal. Nicest feature of restaurant is the view from the window tables at sunset - lovely over the ocean.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary trip
    Lynn
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Our food was prepared perfectly. We enjoyed our dinner and the pace was very good until the end and then we sat and waited for our dessert for at least 20 minutes. Our waiter made no excuses and apologized. We appreciated his sincerity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serviceable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    The food was fine - nothing special, but nothing offensive either. Just your standard grill menu - salads, sandwiches, etc. The service was okay as well, though they screwed up a few things. But they tried hard and made it up to us with a free dessert. My family enjoyed the hotel stay in general - so if we decide to return one day - we wouldn't hesitate to eat here again. It's fine for what it is. Nothing more, nothing less.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Thought it was a bit expensive for the quality of the food and the setting. The food was good, but for the price, was expecting something more spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • changed but not for the better
    drjoe
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    we loved our meal here two years ago. the physical layout has changed, and it is very noisy now especially when the manager's afternoon special is going on. the menu is more limited. our food was just ok this time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ocean View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    The ocean view, tho slightly obstructed, was a plus for me. The diningroom is somewhat stark but full of light. The bar is noisy in the evenings and can be heard from our table, but not too intrusive. We loved the calamari appetizer and my lobster bisque was very tasty. My husband had the fish and chips, which he enjoyed. I the fish special on couscous with green beans. Also very good. The portions were generous so we had leftovers the next day. Our server was very attentive and friendly. A nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    DebzKorner
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We stayed at the Embassy Suites where Coastal Grill is located. Aside from proximity to the beach, there is not much remarkable about this restaurant - or hotel for that matter. We ate at this restaurant twice when we didn't feel like driving anywhere. The produce is crisp & fresh and their couscous with green beans was very good - but it is used for several of their entrees, so it gets repetitive. They had a serious problem with cooking the Sea Bass - twice - very disappointing. Inconsistency seems to be their biggest issue in all areas of the restaurant and hotel. Unfortunately, Oxnard has very few good dining options, so unless you want to drive to Ventura you may find Coastal Grill to be one of the better options in Oxnard.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE WITH GREAT FOOD!!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Great lunch experience on our way up North. Menu had plenty of choices. My wife had the Asian salad and i had the salmon. Our food came out fast and was delicious. Our server was very friendly and checked back on us several times. we went for a nice walk around the property and the views are amazing.. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-So
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    This restaurant is not as good as previous one at Hilton Embassy Suites, Capistrano's, but it is trying for different style and needs time to adjust. 1st thing I noticed was the neutral shade decor with no color. Noise bounces off high ceiling and flooring with no buffers. Dining room reminds me of a college dorm cafeteria; 1 big room with tables and chairs. No comfy, private booths. Was not impressed with very slow service during my lunch break. Will go back to try various things on menu. Basically, this place has no ambience as far as decorating. Adding some dividers between tables including plants would help the looks plus buffer sound.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic