Am looking forward to the
Am looking forward to the menu expanding to include more variety like Heirloom
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have already been back twice (in 3 days) for lunch again and dinner. Between the 7 of us, we have almost tried everything in the menu. The only thing that wasn't delicious was the lobster roll, and even that was good just not great. The service staff are still learning (brand new restaurant), but they are very friendly and accommodating. I ate the crab cakes twice (once as a crab cakes Benedict brunch) and once as a dinner entree. Probably the best you will eat in this area - almost no filler - all crab and nicely seasoned. Calamari - delicious. Shrimp tacos - awesome. Chicken wings - great flavor. They are serving a "preview menu" - same lunch and dinner, but I highly recommend this place.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food in Diamond Beach
Everyone in our group found the setting and food to be excellent. Appetizers were nicely portioned and tasty. Crabcakes were on e of the best, with no filler. Linguini with seafood was very tasty. Entrees and appetizers were very reasonabley priced. Drinks, were moderately to highly priced but as expected for this beach area. Definitely will return.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, but service needs work
The very fact I am giving this 4 stars is a testament to the food quality, particularly for the shore. The kitchen in this restaurant would shine even in Center City Philadelphia. The service however was so bad it was almost amusing, in a Plan 9 from Outer Space kind of way. It took us 30 minutes and three hostesses/hosts to get seated. Then the head waiter who finally seated us said they only had one menu available and we would have to share. Our waiter was clearly untrained, but at least tried very hard. They ran out of glasses and gave half of us different glasses that still had the price on it. My martini was not close to what I actually ordered. They are new, so hopefully they will get better service to match the food.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed my dinning experience
I enjoyed my dinning experience at Coastal Blue. I had the best crab cakes that I have ever eaten. This was a birthday dinnerwith my family.I would recommend this restuarant to everyone.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed being at this restaurant. The outdoor area is lovely, with a view of the beach, open air on a beautiful night. The seating is comfortable. The servers were highly attentive, and careful. The menu is limited, but the food is fresh. We liked what we ordered, but we didn't love any of it. We started with calamari which was good. Each of our entrees (a pasta dish, and a fish special) had ingredients that weren't mentioned on the menu or during the description of the special, so there were surprises, which isn't ideal. If we went again, we'd ask more questions.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coastal Blue Surprises
We've had dinner at Coastal Blue twice in the last month. The food is very good. The setting is very cool, attached to a swanky new hotel just steps from the beach. However, the service is amateurish. Soup served w/o a spoon, entrees served that were no longer hot or even warm, and minimal knowledge about menu items. Worse yet is the unfriendly, clueless bartender. These service gaffes could prove to be the undoing of what should be a terrific new restaurant at the shore.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well prepared, flavorful food
The food at Coastal Blue was very good, exceptionally good for the Wildwoods. Flavorful, nicely plated, and interesting. Fried calamari was done perfectly and the accompanying grilled/pickled vegetables provided some balance to the breading. Chicken breast with Moroccan spices was delish! Crab cakes had plenty of large chunks of crab with minimum filling and subtle spices. Dessert list was short, but varied. Wine menu is also short, but included a lot of good-value wines. Our first choice was not available. It looked like the crowd was mainly into beer (craft beers on tap) and mixed drinks. Plates and glasses look nice, but are plastic (makes sense given proximity of pool). Service was very good. Casual in a good shore way.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative Coastal Cuisine
Having an opportunity to sample Chef Al Paris' creative cooking while sitting outside with a view of the ocean was a wonderful treat. The mussels were some of the best , as was the lobster roll. The innovative crab cake was outstanding. . It is new and while there were some glitches, Bobby, the Manager, did a great job in making the experience enjoyable.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new spot at the Jersey shore
This restaurant is a great new addition to the restaurants in the wildwood area! One of the only ones with views of the ocean! My tilapia was delicious, my husband's steak was slightly overcooked but still good. Beet salad was fantastic! Overall a good experience and we would go back!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM