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Coastal Grill
Coastal Grill

Coastal Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.CoastalGrill.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "This is an excellent restaurant; on all of our annual trips to Va. Beach, we have dinner here. Prices are right and food is excellent; fast service."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Have not been to the Coastal Grill in quite a few years and it is still wonderful! The food was some of the best I've had in a very long time and the service was excellent! Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "A great restaurant with a long history of serving exceptionally great food. It is a local favorite and becomes the favorite of visiting friends."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We dined with another couple last Saturday and had trouble conversing because the restaurant was very noisy! My husband ordered the shrimp and grits and didn't like it because the grits were soupy and it was messy to remove the shrimp tails. I ordered the grilled trout which was okay. I would have preferred a green vegetable instead of 2 starches (corn on the cob and potatoes). For dessert we ordered the apple tart which was disappointing. It consisted of several layers of puff pastry sitting in alot of caramel sauce and some sliced apple on top. Very disappointingl We also ordered decaf coffee that was mediocre. Our friends ordered the chocolate cake which they liked."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "While other restaurants try to be all things to everyone, Coastal Grill has perfected the art of fine dining. It has found a short menu of fantastic offerings and stuck with it. Before you go, you know that what you order will be dependably delicious. The portions are generous but not overly stuffed. The service is always most pleasant and efficient. We look forward to dining at the new location."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Love going here for special occasions. A little price but great food. Been eating here for over 10 years a couple times a year and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I have been coming to the coastal grill since it first opened up in 1989 and have never had nothing less than a exceptional meal and service"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I chose Coastal Grill for our anniversary dinner because it has a romantic atmosphere and great food. I had the fried oysters and my husband had the steak and they were both very good."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We ordered mussels which came with no bread. We had to ask twice for it, which came at the end of the meal. The salad was split and not well. We had to wait a considerable amount of time for our wine. It was not the Coastal Grill experience we had before."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "In Virginia Beach, worth the drive to find this; it has the opposite of a view (strip mall). Indoors, it's pleasant, though people are watching TV at a bar not far from the quiet tables. Trout fillet and salmon specials were truly delicious, the accompanying corn on cob overcooked but tasty. Wine list is good, but very pricey."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The Coastal Grill is one of our favorite restaurants at VA Beach. Frequently, we order the peppered tuna for our dinner. This time the tuna was very thin ,and, therefore, it was not rare as it should have been. But we will be back soon, I am sure."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I am visiting my daughter, who is working in Virginia Beach, and we were looking for a cozy place to have dinner and be able to converse. Having lived in Virginia a Beach years ago, I remembered Coastal Grill and wondered whether or not it would still be the lovely gem tucked away on a Great a neck Road where we had enjoyed many a fine meal. We were delighted to find that it was! The halibut I ordered was perfectly prepared w/ a tasty tomato chutney. Our server was friendly but not intrusive. A great dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our family enjoyed another fantastic dinner, can't wait until we enjoy our next. I am happy to say that this restaurants food and service is always as good as it gets!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Loved the shrimp and grits. Very creamy and I'm not a grits fan usually. Heard alot about the goat cheese app which was basically goat cheese sitting in olive oil with very few roasted peppers and garlic. Grilled baguettes were good. Fish was cooked well but surprised that sides were both carbs...corn and potatoes. No veggie option? Corn was deliciously sweet at least. Overall meal left us very thirsty. Worth checking out at least once."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "really good meal crispy sea bass was exceptional cheers for black bean soup all four in party totally satisfied and very happy with all aspects of dining at coastal grill"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We recently went to the Coastal with a party of six. We all had different entrees and everyone loved their meal. We had a great new desert, a homemade ice cream sandwich. It was excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Coastal Grill is a perennial favorite, with an excellent 'regular' menu and nightly specials. It suffers for its popularity, though, by being crowded and noisy. Hard to hold a conversation. Rumor has it that they are scouting for a new location, perhaps across the street, that will give them an opportunity to spread out the dining room and have some acoustic control."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First time visiting.There for a friends birthday. Four of us including my 84yr old mother who was excited to be there.Waitress was nice and answered all our questions about the menu. Wilted bibb salad and goat cheese plate was delicious. We got the chicken, shrimp and grits and soft shell crab, each was very good.Waitress had just asked us if we wanted dessert when the hostess walked by and said she"needed our table." Waitress said "no, they just ordered dessert." We felt it was extremely rude for her to make us feel it was time to leave when we hadn't finished dining yet. Waitress apologized to us but the hostess should have been the one to do that. We spent $180 and were so disappointed that our visit ended on that tone."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food and even better service! Went with a group of six, who after delicious appetizers, ordered five different entrees. From steak to grouper to scallops and shrimp and softshell crab. Everyone gave a thumbs up!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food, Menu & Service are always excellent. Only a handful of restaurants in Virginia Beach are as consistently good as Coastal Grill."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • " Liver/spinach salad was exceptional! Scallops w/ fried coating were not very good even though they are one of their specialties."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Our dinner was a get together with friends visiting from out of town. The food was excellent - I had the scallops and they were cooked to perfection. Everyone, including our twelve year old, enjoyed the meal. The server was also excellent and conversant. I would recommend it for a good quality, attentively served casual meal with good friends. Reservations are a must, we were there on a Monday night and it was packed!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This place is always busy so apparently everyone enjoys it as much as we do!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I had the most incredible dinner at Coastal! Would go back in a heartbeat"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We have been dinning at Coastal Grill for over 20 years. The food and service has been consistently great. We use it many times when taking friends out for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is one of our most favorite resturants. Food is consistently good and the service wonderful. Always a great dinner."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food is always outstanding and the service makes you feel like family."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Fantastic dinner specials. Great service. Were even so kind to accept a gift certificate that had expired. We will be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is consistently good. The best short shell crabs anywhere in tidewater. Good service. Always have the Bibb salad which is delicious and always so fresh."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This local restaurant is a treasure. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly. The staff is well versed in the flavor of the foods served. The food is so so wonderful. There is no question that this restaurant deserves and outstanding reputation. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a spectacular meal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food never disappoints and the server was wonderful. Thanks for a great date night for my wife and I."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Whole sea bass with ginger among best ever. So well cooked and presented, I thought I was in top Hong Kong restaurant. Soft shell crabs best in Coastal Virginia region."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We have been going to the Coastal Grill for many years and it continues to provide excellent food and service. This is our go to restaurant for special occassions. The oysters and scallops are just outstanding."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We go specially for the soft-shells but there are also other excellent choices. Just a little crowded with tables."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Good food and service. Nice place for a leisurely meal."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I decided to try this place after reading really positive online reviews. It did not disappoint. I had a business associate with me and we had a delightful dinner. I could also see people having romantic evenings and groups of friends enjoying the time there. it's a small family experience, not some fancy restaurant. really good service really good food"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Although I almost always order the Wilted Bibb salad, the soft shell crabs or the scallops, everything on the menu is fabulous. You cannot order a bad meal there. It is my favorite restaurant in all of Tidewater. Thank goodness they take reservations now! It is a 45 minute ride for us and it is nice not to have to wait when we do get there."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food and service is great but the ambience and decor has the look of a retirement community. For the under 60 crowd it is not the place you are going to visit very often."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The dining experience at Coastal Grill is consistently excellent and the chef and owner have been here together for many years. We have eaten here at least 10 times.The restaurant is somewhat small, thus reservations are required. The menu is limited with emphasis on seafood. There usually are one or two seafood entree specials such as grouper, salmon and/or tilefish as well as 1 or 2 appetizer specials. The seafood is always fresh and prepared well, often in a lemon butter thyme sauce, which is delicious. The prices are consistent with other places of this caliber."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Fabulous as always. The mussel appetizer was huge--enough to share with a whole table"
    Dined on 6/6/2014