Cobalt Grille
Cobalt Grille

Cobalt Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cobaltgrille.com/
  • Phone: (757) 333-3334
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Alvin Williams
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater all special occasions and pharmaceutical programs on and off site.
  • Private Party Facilities: We will prepare intimate dinner parties or lavish cocktail parties at Cobalt or in your home.
  • Private Party Contact: Edda Barthold 757-333-3334x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: First Colonial
  • Public Transit: HRT stops in the Hilltop Shopping Center.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Directly next to the restaurant.
A word from Cobalt Grille
Treat yourself to a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, great cocktails, extensive wine list and first class service at this locals favorite established in 2000.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cobalt Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)special occasion (40)romantic (38)neighborhood gem (34)notable wine list (26)good for groups (23)great for lunch (15)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (11)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (7)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great for date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I have gone to Cobalt every year since we got married and it has always been great. The food was excellent and the ambiance of was spectacular. The only issue we had was that my entree was put in too early and came out while I wasn't even halfway through my appetizer, so I felt a bit rushed. Maybe the waitress was new? Either way, I would still highly recommend Cobalt, as it is one of our favorite date night spots in Hampton Roads.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The one and only...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Cobalt just gets better and better. We've been regulars for years and assure the food and service are the best in HR. Unfortunately, the noise level has risen in all resturants and we hear and read the complaints consistently. Hey, managers, are you listening? But, friends, Cobalt is still soooo good...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    Classylady
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The food, service, ambiance, service are all excellent, I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pomegranate Martini!
    Faye
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We started with Portabella Fries which were absolutely delicious. The service was flawless and the Rockfish was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular Get-A-Way
    Sharkfin13
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Our group goes to Cobalt 3-4 Tuesdays per month. Burger night is the Best! Food is great, service is super, and customer loyalty is rewarded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Experience
    ROSAB
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Usually this is a great place to eat. We went on a Tuesday which is half price burger night. What a mistake.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burger Night
    HungryColes
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Once again we enjoyed Cobalt . Good food , great deal on gourmet burgers and drinks. See you soon .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!!
    sweett
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I love Cobalt! The whole experience was great. Our server, Lauren, was prompt, fun, and knowledgeable . The special app was one of my favorites, carpaccio... and it was amazing!!! We both had seafood dishes, and the tuna and salmon I would absolutely order again! Dessert was the pastries with dipping sauces and it was hard to decide which of them was the best. Great service, food and time...Overall this was a 5 star night!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really Good Meal
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had one of the specials, Beef Wellington w/sautéed spinach in a wine sauce. The beef was extremely tender. They missed putting on some pate on the beef and the wine sauce was a bit overpowering. I started with the fresh kale salad; a nice change from lettuce. Husband had another special, sheepshead fish topped with crabmeat and shrimp. He opted for the risotto rather than potatoes. I forgot what veg he had, but he ate everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our New Number 1 Restaurant
    LoveMargaritas
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Have always heard about how wonderful this place is,and finally got to Cobalt, it was a Tuesday night and moderately busy. We tried the hamburgers, which are not ordinary hamburgers, but the best burgers ever. Wine list was perfect too. We had a bottle of wine with our burgers to make our experience complete. Our server was very professional and always on top of our needs and kept our table nice. We typically go out to dinner a couple of times a week. Cobalt Grille will take first place on our list. We can't wait to try other menu selections or sit outside at the fire pits!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Regular
    Sharkfin13
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Our group meets there on Tuesday nights about 3 times per month. It's our favorite Burger, Beer, and Wine venue! Always a great evening, and we plan to continue going to the Cobalt Grille for a fun time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I love the place! While not exactly a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, Cobalt Grille is close enough. (That's a compliment. : - ] ) It has its own cachet. I'm heading back there. Soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moms
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food , place and server were all excellent...everything was just special! Keep up the good work...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good decor/great food
    FreddieB
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Was very surprised with how the restaurant looked inside. Aside for one mural that didn't look like it fit, all decorations were attractively done. Menu selection was wonderful and food was exceptional. Ordered bread, but it didn't make it to us until our meals were finished. Also surprised to see so many people eating out on a Tuesday evening. Good sign!! Looking forward to eating there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another winner !
    HungryColes
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Once again Cobalt Grille delivers . Tastey specials, great wines and nice dinner experience . Looking forward to going back ....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Richard
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food is excellent. The ambiance is pleasant and comfortable. On hamburger night, the noise level is high, but all in all, a lovely place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Find
    tan90dr
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Don't let the exterior dissuade you. A fine restaurant inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • forgood
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My dish was horrible! The shrimp were not cleaned and deveined. Risuto was grainy and dish had hard cheese on top while sauce was non-existence.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Amazing
    2jewseatoutVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Our server Montana is always fabulous and never misses a beat. I just have to tell her what I'm ffeling like having and she finds the perfect match on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great every week!
    ScubaRon
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I go every week and it's consistently outstanding! Service, food, ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    SLI6
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Been here several times, each time we left having enjoyed a culinary delight!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    foodie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food & wine/cocktail list was great! The filet that my husband ordered was cooked to perfection, and the FLC that I ordered was even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    DonDon
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent food and good service always brings us back to Cobalt Grill. One doesn't expect to find such a fine restaurant in a strip mall, but in Hilltop you have several choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Falling off a bit
    AWESTY
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I have been going to Cobalt for 3 years now & the last 2 times, both a Tuesday nights (burger night), I have not been as impressed as I used to be. The fries were soggy in one of my visits & the buns were rocks on the second. Also my burger was over cooked & not as juicy as they have been in the past. I hope this is just a phase & they will regain the 5 star's they used to deserve. I will go back soon to find out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love burger night!
    GulleysFoil
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is one of our favorite places to eat when we are in Virginia Beach. The chef uses local fresh vegetables and fish. They always have a great selection of protein's (fish, chicken, shellfish, duck, beef), sides and veggies. Their desserts could use a little work. My husband's favorite is Tuesday night 50% gourmet burgers. Our daughter's had the smokehouse burger, my husband had the Mediterranean burger and I had the mac and cheese burger. They also have "adult" milkshakes, however, we did not try them. My favorite meal was the filet mignon with shrimp scampi and mushrooms. Unfortunately I developed a shellfish allergy this summer....sigh!!! Guess I'll have to eat the Rockefeller Catch of the Day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • relaxed environment
    757foodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The restaurant was nice and relaxed. The food was ok but everyone in our party thought that at those prices the flavors should have been much better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    keithcVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice dinner restaurant that provides great food and is hidden in the end of a strip mall. Definitely worth the hunt as the food is great and the service is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazzy and delcious
    Melissavabeach
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The is a great local restaurant. Kind of Blue, a local blues and jazz band, adds greatly to the ambiance and character. The food and wait staff are just phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything I'd hoped for
    Food
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place was the best! Amazing food. Atmosphere was perfect. Comfortable. The waitress was present and catering but not bothersome! Lovely evening with my queen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Consistent Winner
    Shades
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    You walk in to the Cobalt Grille and think "well the food must be good in here" and it is. Time after time. It is one of our favorite places to dine in Virginia Beach. The chef is creative, the service is impeccable, and the wine list is one of the best in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our first date
    charismaticfoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    PERFECT setting for a first date food was awesome, it was quiet enough to enjoy romantic conversation but enough sound to fill in for the awkward silence between bites... all age ranges were at the restaurant which made it awesome the location was great and the service EXCEPTIONAL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful evening
    swmona
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were in the area and had heard of Cobalt Grille so decided to give it a try. It was Tuesday night/Burger night with such great deals we all decided to have burgers although that was not my original choice. They were DELICIOUS along with fresh cut french fries. Great service. Terrific menu and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hooray!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Hooray for 1/2 price burger night. Great selection...nice night on the patio.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night
    Nikfin
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went here for date night. This was my first time eating there. The food was amazing. Cant say enough about it... I love the chef and his menu choices. The price is reasonable and the atmosphere is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining gem!
    MermaydMom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As always our favorite restaurant did not let us down. Made a last minute reservation on a friday night, and we were seated at a great time. Food and service was top notched. Our server was timely even though it was a busy evening. Highly recommend the awesome burgers. Thick, juicy and served at right temp. Enjoyed the scallop appetizer which was hot yet yummy. Finished our meal with the famous do nut holes & ice cream trio. Who would think that Siracha ice cream would be so good. Always a treat, Alvin the Chef, made our dining experience perfect. Looking forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was excellent. We loved everything especially the fried oreos. I always wanted to try one and I finally got the chance. Next time I'm trying the burgers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Absolutely delicious food. We had the seafood special (flounder with lobster and crab), the duck and the salmon. Perfectly cooked and presented. Service was brisk as the restaurant on a Friday evening was very busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    MattB
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took my wife to Cobalt Grille for her birthday and we had an excellent meal. The goat cheese app was outstanding and we finished every last bite of it. She loved her shrimp and scallop risotto, which was huge, and I enjoyed the filet special of the night. Our server was attentive even though she had a lot of tables. The only disappointment of the night was that they were out of creme brulee which my wife was really looking forward to. The dim sum donuts we got instead were delicious and the free champagne we received as an apology for the creme brulee was a nice touch. The volume levels did get a bit high by the time we finished our meal so I am glad our reservations were a bit early. We would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 407 reviews are from the Cobalt Grille reviews archive.
  • Nice
    Carolina
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Looking for a reservation last minute on Friday night. We sat outside so was not able to take advantage of lovely dining area. All was nice. Have dined here before with a large work group and all was good then also.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cobalt is Great!
    rbwv
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a great meal at Cobalt Grill, excellent food and service. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.