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

Cobalt Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cobaltgrille.com/
  • Phone: 757-333-3334x
  • 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
69 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)fit for foodies (40)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (36)notable wine list (24)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (8)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (8)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Always Amazing
    2jewseatout
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    laurenabritt
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was so scrumptious and flavorful. The fried oreos are to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • localguyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We enjoy going to Cobalt for the Burger night special. They are always delicious and we love the onion straws. Just wish they would serve the burgers on a larger plate because the food keeps falling off of the edges onto the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous dining experience
    DennyVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Arden Allen was our server, and I cannot say enough about her warm, helpful professionalism. She's such a pleasure! The food is always great at COBALT, from a lunch with friends, to dinner with my husband, to the wine dinners with a group. It's always top quality, and that's why I love to return to COBALT GRILLE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Thought the food was well presented and the flavors popped! The Flounder with crab and ber blanc sauce was outstanding, as was the salmon on the main menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb filet of beef
    Sated
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    All meals were excellent, good wine list, pricey. I would go back for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a true gem!
    LiznVB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    If you enjoy fresh, beautifully prepared food, then race over to Cobalt Grille. When we dine out, we want it to be something different than what we can have at home. My husband is an excellent cook, so we can often be disappointed when going out since it isn't as good as what he can cook. At Cobalt Grille this past Saturday, we were both thrilled with our Flounder topped with crab and lobster and a lemon beurre blanc sauce. The fish was amazing. Kobe beef appetizer was also excellent. Our server was attentive and nice and gave great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experience!
    SeriousFoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Easily one of the best food experiences I've had in Hampton Roads. Cobalt Grille's wine list is excellent. Their service staff is professional and very knowledgeable about the preparation of the menu items. The atmosphere in the dining area was perfect for an intimate dinner date. The quality of the food was exceptional, much better than you would ever expect to find hidden behind a bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big party intruded
    Susan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I are frequent visitors to Cobalt and like the restaurant very much . However on this evening the meal was completely spoiled by the presence of a 40 person birthday party. This party overwhelmed the restaurant and made the other - admittedly few - diners very uncomfortable. If the restaurant wants to take a party that large they should close the place to others or at least warn folks. It was by far our worst experience at Cobalt.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, not my last time.
    diningaddict
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The service could not be beat, prompt and courteous. Food was delicious and prepared as we asked. If your going for romance, ask for the corner booth. Looks like a good place for brunch!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shambeno
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The service was outstanding, food was great, just the whole experience there was awesome. We will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loyal Patron !
    Sharkfin13
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The Cobalt Grille is our GoTo Tuesday night meeting spot with friends. We enjoy Burger Night and getting to know the staff who all do a fantastic job! They have our orders memorized at this point and that adds to the fun of the evening. see you next Tuesday at the Cobalt Grille in Virginia Beach!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and Staff
    Tina
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Excellent food and attentive waitresses and Wine Seward.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this gem
    Debk
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great food and ambience. Staff knowledgable and attentive. Tuesday night 1/2 price burger night!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    JBlyth
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    They never fail me! This is my favorite restaurant. Atmosphere is great, modern environment, with food that's always top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Dp1977
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The best restaurant I've been to in Virginia. Awesome food and great staff. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great locally sourced food!
    SammieB
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    You must try the shrimp and scallops risotto. It is divine! The menu is great and has something to offer everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So very pleased! Loved Cobalt!
    Brittles0110
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Originally, and selfishly, I did not want to eat here... We were staying ON Virginia Beach and I didn't want to drive into town. I AM SO GLAD WE DID! We found availability on a busy Saturday night in June at Cobalt. Do not let the location fool you, it doesn't look like much from the outside because of the strip mall. The food was delicious, carefully crafted & beautifully presented, and did I mention it was delicious? I had a grouper special, and as a native Floridian, I was so happy to see a different fish than the usual. My boyfriend had the duck. We enjoyed a bottle of Virginia wine, which seemed grossly underpriced (totally not complaining) for how decent it was. The service was top notch, detailed, and personable. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Tuesday GoTo!
    Sharkfin13
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Tuesday is BurgerNight, and our group has been there frequently. We can relax, unwind, and have a great time. See ya next Tuesday night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet