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Cobalt Grille
Cobalt Grille
  • Address:
    1624 Laskin Road
    Suite 762
    Virginia Beach, VA 23451
    Virginia Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Cobalt Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cobaltgrille.com
  • Email: ukchef@cox.net
  • 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: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • 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 (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) 333-3334

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 WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Went for lunch. Salmon corn chower was fabulous. Salad was really lacking in flavor and presentation. Lots of yellow leaves. Dessert trio was tiny but excellent. Server only offered menu details to her large party while I had to question her to get the same info.she freely shared with them."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This restaurant was awesome! We went for an anniversary dinner and it was awesome! I wasn't too pleased with the lamb, but everything else great! My wife liked it and I liked it as well! Great place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Scallops were cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth with a taste of the ocean. The rockfish with lump of crab was one of the best dishes i have ever had in my 28 years. My wife had the blackend yellowfin that was cooked just the way she wanted and was as juicy as a steak, the asparagus had just the right snap and not at all stringy, the whipped mashed taters were rich and creamy, and finally the parm risoto would be good with anything also very rich and cheesy. I must say this has to be top 5 best place i have ever had the pleasure to dine."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The duck was delish, and the atmosphere was energetic. Great service."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Drinks at the bar were fun, but my date's Cosmo was very bitter. My rock fish was great, but my date's steak was too tough to eat - great taste but tough as shoe leather. For the price, not worth the money!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Cobalt is repeatedly an excellent place to go for an upscale casual evening meal. My friends and I particularly enjoy their weekly specials, and the fact that any burger can be created with a vegetarian option."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed a birthday dinner that was outstanding. Lots of flavor in every selection. Nice to experience presentations that are not the usual for the area. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Portions were just right. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Been going here for too many years to remember, almost every Saturday and it's always quiet, clean, excellent service and food."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This was my Third visit to Colbalt Grille, and I must say that this is a great place to eat. The atmosphere is great, and the waitresses and waiters and the host are all great. They go the extra mile to make sure you have a wonderful dinner, and yes I would suggest it for Romantic dinners. I will keep coming back and also this is the first place that I tried the Duck Breast and it was awesome."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I love Cobalt Grille and wanted to take my boyfriend who had never been. Ordered a bottle of Barboursville red (either merlot or cab, I forget which) and I had the flounder special, which I was really happy with. I'm pretty sure my boyfriend had the Steak Frites and he was really happy with that too. We both took leftovers home and had the meals for lunch the next day. Service could have been a teeny bit better (meaning, just a little quicker service for beverages/water), but it was Valentine's Day Friday, so It was busy. Thank you Cobalt for a lovely experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We, there were four of us, were looking forward to having dinner at Cobalt Grille, it had been a while. We had a very nicely situated table, private and good for conversation, and a lovely waitress came over to us without any waiting. We could not have asked for better service. I think her name was April. Our meal was so very, very good. Between us we had a fish special, duck and beef wellington. No complaints about any of it. After dinner we went out to the bar and thoroughly enjoyed the country/jazz mix of music of Kind of Blue, the band playing that night. It was a very lovely and enjoyable evening and although prices were a bit higher than what we normally pay, we at least had a terrific meal and super entertainment."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This is a great little spot with quite interesting and very yummy food. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is just right for an adult group or nice romantic night out. A snazzy Jazz Band called "Kind of Blue" plays on Thursday nights and their music pairs beautifully with the ambiance and setting. The wait staff we experienced was very polite and attentive in just the right amounts (not over or under attentive). The waitress we had made every effort to make our experience personal and unique to our needs. I appreciated her attention to detail. We spent our early Valentine's night out at Cobalt Grille and really had a night to remember."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We went on burger night and the food tasted good but was only luke warm when we received it. It appears that they are served on a cutting board now and maybe they just don't hold the heat to keep the food warm. We will still return to this restaurant. It is one of our favorites."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "My husband and I had no idea this restaurant was so close. The food was wonderful! The service started out great, but slowed as they got busier."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "EVERYTHING my husband and I ate was just Delicious, and the bread pudding we shared was the Best we've ever had. The portions were a nice size for the price, We will be returning very, very soon. Hugs to the Chef!!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Lived here many years. Had never tried this restaurant. A comfortable dining room. The food was delicious and we will definitely return to try other menu items."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great as always! Karen is a wonderful server and we always request her. We went for restaurant week and loved that their regular great dishes were on the menu."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Perhaps this place is better on anon-Restaurant Week visit, but we ordered items found on the regular menu and found it okay but not at all special ."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Was the perfect restaurant for our date night. Thanks for great food. We never get specialty drinks but your special champagne drink on 01.11.14 was awesome."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 8th anniversary here on Saturday. I made a special request for a booth on Open Table and my request was met. I didn't have to remind the hostess of anything! The ambiance was cool with dim lights and live band was playing. The food was top-notch! My picky-eater husband's special requests for his dish were met without hesitation. Our server was polite and knowledgable about the menu, and she brought us some champagne to celebrate our night! Special touches like that really make me want to keep coming back. The selections on the menu were tough enough to choose from, but they also had specials that night that sound super as well. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite. Great food from their scallop and shrimp risotto to the smokehouse burger something for everyone. Though I have been here several times (15-20) this particular visit was not my favorite. Burger was very over cooked and fries usually one of my late night favs here were under cooked and grease. I won't count them out though everyone is entitled to an off day."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I rarely return to a restaurant, and rarely travel more than 5 miles. Cobalt Grille is 15 miles away and I have been there 3 times in just over a month, already anticipating my next visit. Service is exceptional - paced just right, with welcoming, attentive servers. And ahh, the food! Many restaurants fuse too many flavors on one plate, or (just as bad) limit their offerings to the standard and stale. Chef Williams emphasizes delicious, skillfully prepared foods that strike a perfect balance: neither bizarre, nor found on every other menu in the area. His mashed potatoes are the best in the world, the duck breast rosy and succulent...coq au vin divine...and the wines are affordable and well-selected. Romance OR family/friends. Perfect!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Cobalt Grille has always been a favorite place of mine. Wonderful warm ambiance and setting for having good conversation. The soft lighting and booth intimacy make this my favorite lunch place with girlfriends or evening dinner with someone special. The food is always consistent which makes it a rare gem in a tough restaurant market. The wine list will fill every need without emptying your pocket. Our server was attentive and our food was delivered fairly quickly. Our salads, pasta and 'special' did not disappoint and were presented very attractively. Although we did not have dessert this time...I recommend the coffee and doughnuts for a perfect ending!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Another fabulous dinner at cobalt. A menu with something for everyone. Whatever you choose it will be served hot and full of the flavors described by your server."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Made last minute New Years Eve dinner reservations and as always Cobalt was very accommodating. Enjoyed the crispy salmon dish and my partner had the rock fish. Both were cooked and seasoned perfectly. Highly recommend the risotto which was delicious.Very good wine list. Our server was so delightful. Ordered the awesome donut holes for dessert with a yummy choice of 3 sauces. Completed our evening with their famous Flaming Spanish coffee; a side show in itself. Not on the menu, this potent cocktail is served table side. Bacardi 151 & Kahlua with coffee is poured in a wine glass that is sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and then is ignited. Once again, Cobalt was a wonderful dining experience and we will look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was New Years Eve and hopes were high for dinner. We had the steak and fish specials of the night with the goat cheese appetizer. The appetizer was good except for the over cooked bread. Over cooked turned out to be the operative word for the night. The fish was cooked far too long where the skin required a knife in places. The mashed potatoes were starchy and tasteless. The steak appeared to have a very quick sear and finished in the oven. It could have come out crisp but rather it was mushy. The risotto was over cooked and sticky. There didn't appear to be any quality control. That food should never have come to the table."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great service, food and a good place for a business lunch!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We recently celebrated a birthday and a wedding anniversary with another couple at the Cobalt Grill. The dinner was exceptional. Particularly worthy of note was our waitress, Laura. She was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The food was good, the waitress was outstanding, but six of us went to the bar to have after dinner drinks and talk and no on waited on us..and we were there well over 20 minutes."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Dinner was Fabulous. Fresh and local Food!! It has been awhile since we had dinner at Cobalt and I am so glad we revisited this wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "I went to this restaurant this past weekend. The service was the best, the food was amazing. Can't wait to visit again"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We frequent Cobalt about monthly and have always been pleased. The food is good, specials are imaginative and the staff friendly and competent. As in most restaurants the noise level can become annoying when large parties (8+) are present but if you're in a booth that is somewhat mitigated. We will certainly continue going."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We were in Virginia Beach for a quick holiday getaway, and made reservations at the Cobalt Grille for Thanksgiving dinner. The menu was limited, as a result; we had the delicious she-crab soup, Caesar salad, turkey with all the trimmings, and apple pie. The food was far better than we expected for such a busy day, and the service was friendly and attentive. We also had cocktails and shared a grass of wine. Our only regret was that we didn't get a chance to experience a dinner from their regular menu. If they did as well on a limited holiday menu as they did, I'm sure their regular dinners would be outstanding. When we return to Virginia Beach you can be sure we'll return to the Cobalt Grille."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Cobalt Grille has never disappointed... they put great thought into their menu and do a spectacular job of presentation. The food is scrumptious!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "This is a fine restaurant but NOT for holiday menus.......service was OK but normally very good and the regular menu is terrific. I would recommend NOT going here for the holiday menu.....too expensive for what you get"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "We don't get there often enough - but always love the food, service and ambience at Cobalt. I had the flounder special topped with a mix of crab and lobster and it was perfectly prepared. I asked for them to omit the mashed potatoes so they doubled up on the fresh asparagus for me. Delicious! We'll be back..."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The food is excellent and the service is on point. I have eaten here four times in the last four months and it is not close to my house. Every person that has been for the first time raves about the food and the desserts."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Really fine restaurant in a set of strip malls. We meet a friend there and had a great lunch with reasonably priced and good wine. Hostess was pleasant and offered us good seating right away. Waitress was excellent. Risotto was very good with fresh shrimp, wild mushrooms, very nice shaved cheese in a delightful sauce. Flounder was also well prepared and tasty. Our friend has some allergies food issues which were gracefully handled by the server and kitchen."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Cobalt has always been a favorite. Notable for their excelent food and outstanding customer service. 5 stars! I highly reccommend if you have never been."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Great ambiance, dark but not quiet. Very knowledgeable & attentive service staff. Wonderful food. Great for date night, family night or friends night. Always excellent food."
    Dined on 10/30/2013