Great, wonderful Vero find.
Great, wonderful Vero find. A must for out of state visitors.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best outdoor dining in
The best outdoor dining in Vero but the table settings and the tables themselves are not as elegant as they might be.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lunch is actually more interesting
Lunch is actually more interesting and better than brunch which offers quite strange types of food...Lunch is very good, with wonderful sweet potato fries and good selection of sandwiches...the lobster roll is quite possibly the best in Vero Beach. The view is magnificent watching the ocean...Even on a windy day which forced us to be inside, we could watch the waves that day.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall, the dining experience
Overall, the dining experience at Cobalt was very good. Although there were at times gaps in service, the waiter was charming and helpful. My son had oysters and a delicious steak. I chose the local tile fish which was delicious. We would recommend this spot to any visitors to Vero Beach
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delight by the shore
Wonderful food, fresh fish and the bananas foster bread pudding was something to remember.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great dinner celebrating
We had a great dinner celebrating my sister's wedding. The waiter was friendly and the food was wonderful! especially the desserts (!)
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are not visitors in Vero
We are not visitors in Vero Beach and we had dined at Cobalt before. It had always been good but this was spectacular. No kidding the food was beyond good. Four of us travel a great deal and one couple have a home in San Francisco. We all four agreed it was simply great. The chef is excellent. I would recommend it without hesitation.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
2 of us had Sunday brunch which was the best in the area. The country ham omelet was amazing. We were so hungry we had the giant ricotta pancake on the side. The service was a bit slow at the beginning as they were very busy but the manager and server did everything they could to make up for it. I would recommend this brunch as the place to take out of town guests or just to relax on a Sunday. The food, service and view are outstanding.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and menu offerings
The food and menu offerings at this restaurant are excellent. Service is strangely inconsistent and not indicative of the overall dining experience. Everything on the menu is unique and light while portions are more than adequate. None of the dishes seem dated and all offer something a bit different than you would find at other restaurants locally. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
One meal wasn't enough!
This is truly one of the best dining experiences in Vero Beach. Outstanding menu. Great drinks and desserts, and impeccable service and attention to detail. Terrific atmosphere. We loved our experience so much that we returned the following night to dine ocean side on the patio outside the bar. It was wonderful- try it!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Try the Truffle Fries!
We ate at Cobalt several times, while we stayed at the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa. The wait staff was friendly and very knowledgeable, although sometimes, there were too few of them. Their recommendations were spot on - the scallops were perfect, and we tried an array of small plates - each one better than the next. The best surprise though, were the truffle fries. They were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, and a lovely treat!
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dining room was very welcoming
The dining room was very welcoming and the view was outstanding. There is a large outdoor dining area which did not in any way obstruct the view of the ocean, etc. Our waiter was very well versed in the menu and did an excellent job answering any questions as well as suggesting other items we might like. The presentation was quite nice and the service was wonderful. We went there on my wife's birthday and we were welcomed with a "Happy Birthday". We will be returning to the Cobalt again...
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a view!
We sat on the patio and this was quite possibly the best view I've ever had at a restaurant. Every table was full, but It was quiet enough to visit. The food was okay, not the best brunch I've ever eaten, but it was tasty and the view/ambience completely made up for it. It was also reasonably priced. We will definitely eat there again!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our group had several food allergies. The staff was very attentive. We were confident they were looking out for out interests. The chef even came out and helped us with our choices. I would most certainly eat there again!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just off the mark
We came for a birthday. The menu was very interesting, so we thought we would try it.
We tried 5 different courses. The food is very good, but just missing a little something to make it spectacular. We were pleased, but ultimately disappointed. Thank you
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cobalt is not typical hotel dining
Booking through open table is recommended. On a crowded night the greet staff promptly showed us to our table for two. The obvious draw to Cobalt is its view of the ocean with an expanse of windows which provides any seat in the house with at least a glimpse of Vero Beach. Ours was center stage. This is a kid friendly hotel as well as a place for business meetings so there were children dining, however everyone seemed to be well behaved; the noise level was fine. Our server was courteous and attentive but not evenly so. He knew his menu and daily specials without referring to any notes...I like that. The menu was varied and offered many interesting choices for all courses. Nice weekend bar scene. This is upscale dining at an upscale hotel.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was spot-on and unobtrusive
Service was spot-on and unobtrusive. Menu was varied and delicious! The ocean view spectacular!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Enjoyable Lunch
I took my girlfriend here for lunch for her birthday. We were seated at a nice table by the window with an ocean view - a little too warm to sit outside - so this was perfect. We both had the grilled swordfish sandwich. I was leary because I never had it before - but our waitress told me that it was very mild and juicy so I tried it. It was delicious! We also had the peach creme brulee for dessert and it was delicious as well. We were able to sit for a long time without being rushed and had a very enjoyable lunch. After, we sat down by the pool under an umbrella and had a few drinks while soaking in the beautiful ocean view. This is a beautiful hotel and I love to bring friends here because I am never disappointed!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing... we had
Food was amazing... we had the salmon and the snapper. Service was the best that I have ever experienced with the (seemingly) entire staff (including the chef) checking in with us every 15 - 20 minutes. Capped by a view of the Atlantic Ocean.... DEFINATELY worth the trip!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good service
had a great meal at cobolt . The farm greens salad with strawberries and blue cheese was light and fresh and the dressing didn't overwhelm the greens. Entre was chicken breast with potatoes and a corn pudding that was poured over the chicken as a sauce. Breast was very tender. Dessert was their signature brownie pyramid which is a brownie topped with dulce de leche ice cream and raspberry sorbet. It was good but not great. Brownie needed to be heated up, and more chocolatey tasting. The ambiance would have been quiet and refined, as I was sat in the side room, but there was a table next to me with small children whose parents allowed them to scream and run around.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great gluten-free offerings
Great gluten-free offerings for the modern foodie. Even offered gluten-free bread upon seating and declared that chef would make any requested adjustments to suit special needs. Menu hits on every protein type and interest.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jason (Kitchen Manager) very
Jason (Kitchen Manager) very friendly and engaging. Food delicious and perfectly prepared and service was excellent.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal In years!
Wow what a great dinner the 4 of us had! Tom was our very gracious server, patiently answering a slew of questions by one in our party. Everything, I mean every item was prepared to perfection. I will never forget the snapper I ate, cooked and seasoned to absolute mouth-watering perfection! Other dishes devoured included the Tuna, Flatiron Steak, and the Braised Short Ribs. Dessert was (no pun intended) more icing on the cake. Creme Brûlée was drool-worthy, as was the Red Velvet Cake and Ice Cream, and the Fudge with Raspberry Topping. No complaints whatsoever. We were thrilled to be here to celebrate a small family reunion and an anniversary. 5+ Stars, very highly recommend. Thank you to our server Tom, our Chef, and to Cobalt.
7/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
As Kimpton InTouch members we were pleasantly surprised to find that this restaurant has really stepped up its game for years past. Wonderful experience...Bravo!..we will be back!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We has the spring pea soup!!! Best sou I have EVER tasted!!!had opa and filet. Divine. Creme brûlée was sumptuous and the red velvet cake delicious. Our waitress from England /Australia was perfectly wonderful. Fun and knew her menu!!! Chef Michael came 2 times to our table. Worth every penny.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We totally enjoyed our dinner
We totally enjoyed our dinner - the chef has perfected very intricate flavors - Richard, our server has perfected the art of service
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been here several times and it never disappoints, delicious, beautiful setting- wound recommend:)l
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere - wonderful food selection. Austin was a very attentive server! Will come back
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
BirthdayCelebration a success.
Our server was attentive, delightful and friendly. The Birthday Girl loved her English accent. You will enjoy COBALT Restaurant..
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE had lunch and dinner at Cobalt
Lunch and dinner were both really good. Very nice service people.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ocean Front View
Cobalt has just about everything one could ask for. The restaurant has a large bar room and a gorgeous outside patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with fire pits and seating arrangements. The atmosphere is lovely, muted with lots of space between tables. Cobalt has an excellent chef and Florida is blessed with incredible seafood so we both enjoyed fish entrees. That was truly outstanding. However, we would have enjoyed the evening more had our server been more attentive.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music overpowers the evening
Upon entering the music from the bar was outrageously loud. Therefore asked for the table furthest away. Service was superb. food was attractively garnished and served. Noise level decreased somewhat while we were eating however velocity increased again as it was time for coffee and dessert. Chose to take our coffee outside to finish our dinner. I realize profits are made on the bar, but it would be more pleasant dining if glass pocket doors could be installed as they did for the banquet room. Quiet piano music is most appreciated when dining in a facility such as that. Let the younger set enjoy their loud music and afford your more mature clients relaxing fine dining.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Vero!
If you have never eaten here you have been missing out on a great dining experience. The chef presents innovative dishes with seasonal vegetables. The snapper and scallop dishes are exceptional but you can t go wrong with any of his entrees. The service with Richard is professional but also personable. My husband and I always look forward to dining here
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cobalt is simply outstanding
With the pounding surf of the south Atlantic ocean as the ambient music, how could this restaurant be anything other than spectacular?
Gorgeous location at the Vero Beach Resort and Spa with sand dunes outside, a romantic fire pit and the ocean-oh the ocean!
With that theme in mind, I had the grouper which was gently seasoned over black rice and artichoke hearts. The pumpkin soup as the appetizer which fit the autumn theme of the month, was simply the best I've ever tasted. My husband was wowed by his beet salad and seafood over pasta as the entree.
The desserts were spectacular. The carrot pineapple butter icing cake was beautiful to look at and even better to eat! The fudge pudding with brandied sauce was lighter and also delicious.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Soothing and Relaxing
A delightful lunch meeting place for old friends. My lunch guest and I were so comfortable and relaxed that we spend 3 ½ hours chatting, eating and enjoying the view of the ocean. The food was outstanding as usual.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef knows his stuff!
Although the menu was full of great selections, I was in the mood for lighter fare so I asked for a vegetarian dish and Chef served his vegetable pick of the day and it was great! Beautiful presentation and delicious. He also visited our table to make sure the dish, which was not on the menu was satisfactory.
We decided to splurge and get dessert. The toffee bread pudding was sinfully delicious and I'm glad I indulged! Bread basket, always an indicator, was memorably good. Food service provided a sampling of wine to decide which glass to get. Very friendly, efficient and pleasing atmosphere.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Oceanside dining with
Great Oceanside dining with a varied menu and attentive service
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Wonderful Experience!
The quality of the food is amazing. There is a wonderful view if you are dinning inside or outside. The red snapper was grilled to perfection. They change their menu with the season. All of the desserts are made in house. What a great and romantic experience. You can't go wrong.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Very Best in Vero Beach!
We always enjoy the food at the Cobalt Restaurant. It is the best quality and the staff are extremely friendly. It is fun sitting near the fire pit and very romantic! The food is outstanding from the appetizers, main entree, to dessert. We can't say enough about the menu and quality of the food!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was excellent
The service was excellent and for the most part so was the food. My wife had the beet salad while it had a good flavor profile it could have used more of a variety of beets to balance out the vinaigrette and over abundance of endive. My wife and I both had the Scallops and we both agreed that the risotto could have used more cook time as it was still some what crunchy.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service very friendly and professional. Creative menu containing items not seen before that were delicious (Pumpkin soup). Red Snapper a bit dry. Outstanding deserts--Compliments to the pastry chef. Comfortable and relaxed setting made the experience first class!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ocean front dining without the sand
Best beach front dining in Vero Beach. Attentive service, varied menu ( even for Gluten free) and great setting make a popular choice for a classy lunch. Parking near the hotel can be a challenge but there is valet parking offered.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great views of the ocean .
Great views of the ocean . Great service and nice selections on menu from full meals to small plates . The patio is also fun for after dinner drinks
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a lovely meal outside
Had a lovely meal outside the dining room, loved the beet salad and olives. Plan on a return visit soon.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chef offers very interesting,
The chef offers very interesting, creative dishes. Love the oysters on the half shell as an appetizer - wish they were served at lunch - the brunch is very innovative as well -
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been eating here almost
We have been eating here almost every Tues night this summer - bottle of fine wines at 1/2 price special - but it is the food and service that brings us back -oysters on the half shell great - beautifully prepared fish and meat dishes - service by Richard first rate and always professional.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cobalt Restaurant and Lounge
My Wife and I, as well as our extended family, have enjoyed Chef Michael and his Team for years.
Cobalt ALWAYS excels in their Food and Service. Perfect venue for a valued culinary experience. Service is always top rated and Chef Michaels' menu manipulation is always excellent and locally sourced. A perfect gem in Vero Beach.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner at Cobalt
There is a new fall menu that is great - even the sauces for the oysters on the half shell have gone an interesting notch up - I had the pan roasted black grouper - could melt in your mouth - tried the duck confit ravioli - innovative - service with Richard is special - he knows the menu, is attentive and very professional. Dinner at Cobalt is always special./
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a beautiful restaurant
This is a beautiful restaurant , they have thought of everything. We enjoyed everything we ordered and would love to come back.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything about our time at Cobalt was perfect. The food, the service, the ambiance. Will be going back ASAP.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM