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Water Coastal Kitchen
Water Coastal Kitchen

Water Coastal Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewatergrill.com
  • Phone: (804) 353-3411
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lite Fare: Saturday & Sunday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Chef Eric Gross
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Water Coastal Kitchen is perfect for all party sizes, types and budgets. We have a private second floor bar area that is great for small cocktail parties, the private banquet room can accommodate up to 42 guests for a seated dinner or the entire second floor can accommodate parties as large as 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Meagan Hamlet (888) 651-5670
  • Entertainment: Monday Night is "Oyster Night". Tuesday Night is "Lobster Night". Sunday is "BOGO" night (buy one pound snow cab legs, get one free) Happy Hour features 1/2 priced Raw Bar 4 to 6 Monday-Friday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crenshaw
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a public parking deck on Crenshaw Street 30 feet from the Restaurant. Going down Cary street you will pass the restaurant on your right hand side then take your first left onto South Dooley, next left onto Elwood, final left onto South Crenshaw. Parking deck is half way down the block
A word from Water Coastal Kitchen
Located in the heart of Carytown, Water Coastal Kitchen is the newest restaurant of the Richmond Restaurant Group which operates some of Richmond’s best known restaurants The Hard Shell, The Hill Café, Delux Café and Lounge and Europa Italian Café and Tapas Bar. Water Coastal Kitchen Specializes in Fresh Local and Regional Seafood, Had Cut Steaks Chops and Ribs as well as a Full Raw Bar featuring Oysters, Clams, Mussels, Crab Legs, Shrimp and Lobster. Water Coastal Kitchen has a big city feel and beautiful décor with multiple levels of exposed brick, cozy fire place, private rooms, multiple bars, water features and one of Richmond best outdoor patios. Water Coastal Kitchen's private rooms can accommodate seated parties and cocktail parties from 10-100 people. Water Coastal Kitchen is only 5 minutes from downtown Richmond, has convenient parking and accepts reservations for parties of all sizes. Also, make your reservations online at www.thewatergrill.comContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a 9 year anniversary dinner there and it was a great time!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I've been to Water Coastal quite a few times and it never disappoints! Drink options are always plentiful, specials are always very interesting, and food is always delicious! This time I ordered the shrimp and scallop dish from the menu which I have not had in the past. It was very tasty and was glad that I picked that dish. We also indulged and ordered the brownie dessert which I had only planned to take a bite or two of but couldn't keep my spoon away from it. Our waiter was excellent and always showed up at the right times."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Would never have paired the rose with the scallops but ar our server's suggestion i did and it was perfect. The fried oysters were the best we've had in a while and the raw oyster combo was a wonderful variety. We will be regulars."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "If you love seafood this is your spot! From a fantastic raw bar to the biggest lobster tails this place has everything under the sea!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was the first time we had visited WCK. The food was good. The only complaint we had was the home fries were only warm when we were served."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I made reservations for a group of 10, and we were placed in a private dining room, which was perfect for us. I liked the openness of the room. The waiter was attentive, and the food and beveridges were wonderful. It was a great time. We will go again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious July 4th meal at Water Coastal Kitchen. Our server was attentive and very helpful. The food was well prepared with interesting sauces - you can choose your grilled fish with different sauces and side dishes. We enjoyed fried oysters and salmon with a tropical fruit garnish. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a great meal. Save room for dessert - the crème brulee and brownie ala mode were well worth the calories!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Five of us for dinner here for the first time. Very good food, done to perfection, and many accolades for the choice of restaurant. We Will return."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our lobster dish on Lobster Night! The temperature was perfect, the taste, everything complimented each other. The salad was delicious, they make their own salad dressing. Quaint in the heart of Carytown Richmond, VA. The attire is casual. Based upon the website it appears more of a coat & tie attire."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Drinks nicely made. Able to talk, not too noisy. Made reservation to be outside only to be told that they don't take outside reservations when we came."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I were first time visitors to Richmond. We were delighted to find this restaurant in the Cary Town area. We split wonderful lobster and shrimp pot stickers. We both enjoyed great salads. I don't remember what my husband ordered, but the grilled scallops were delicious."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My husband and I are on a quest to find a Resturant that has multiple things we love and a place that we can say "hey we are going to ...." We got cocktails and the one that had pear in it was really good! We ordered a few appetizers and the calamari was absolutely that best! We ordered the lobster potstickers and there was nothing in them that made me think it had any seafood in it. It tasted like any other potstickers, they were good just flavors were not what I thought. The crab cakes were also good but I felt it was missing a little seasoning. It was all crabmeat which was great! I would try them again!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Usually have an excellent experience at Water Coastal Kitchen and have been many times but this time there were ants all over the window sill beside me and it made it difficult to enjoy the meal! The food was excellent as always! We told the waitstaff so hopefully this problem has been corrected!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We knew this restaurant had outdoor dining and a good rep. We were unable to be seated outside (busy Friday evening). We got a great table upstairs and we were quite happy with our dinners. Very good seafood; reasonable portions for the price."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had dinner here while traveling past Richmond & were very satisfied with our food. It was a bit pricy, which made the quality-price ratio a bit lower and led to the 4 (and not 5) stars in my review. Still, we'd certainly stop by here again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a wonderful pre-Father's Day dinner with my parents. The food was great, service prompt and appropriate and atmosphere very plesant. It was a beautiful evening, so we ate on the patio/deck. Best of all, my father said everything was 'de-licious'!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very nice Father's day meal - delicious appetizers, meal & deserts"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "GREAT Bloody Mary's!!!...really good crab cakes, brunch and very nice service - thanks!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Recently, we were one of 4 (I think) ten-tops coming in at the same time! Yikes. We almost turned around and left. However, somehow the kitchen managed to get our food out on time and perfectly cooked. My scallops were perfect (and so was the risotto they were on). Other highlights were the shrimp and grits, mahi mahi and the fried calamari. The waiter was also very personable and professional (the right combo). He seemed to know the menu well and was timely with everything (bringing the two kids' food first and fast!). Having worked in restaurants myself, I do have to wonder about a place that takes so many large parties at once. Certainly, we didn't suffer for it, but I'd be surprised if that is always the case!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Had a great dining experience at Water Coastal Kitchen.....very friendly staff..fried oyster appetizer was delicious as was the grilled salmon! Always fun coming to Carytown to dine!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We came for brunch, and were seated at the bar until our table was ready the bartenders were great and friendly we were waiting for an inside table because outside was full, but the hostess came and said she could seat us outside and unexpected plus :) the food was great will definately go back !!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was so good! I haven't had food like this since Cbus! It was great to find a place that simply knows what it's doing. Service was perfect. He coursed out meal so well, you never felt like you were over eating. And the food was delicious. We had 4 apps and 4 entrees and when I left, I was full but not bloated. Eat portion was perfect. Totally recommend to anyone!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This was my first time at Water Coastal Kitchen and I was not disappointed. Of particular note our waiter was the highlight of the night. Prompt, helpful, attentive and knowledgeable he earned an extra tip. The crabcakes were wonderful and the petite filet cooked to perfection. I was disappointed in the small token of asparagus. I don't eat mashed potatoes so I did not touch them at all. I definitely would go back and enjoyed the friendliness and ambience."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We enjoyed it. Selected a nice outdoor seat. Had the lobster; was good. Would recommend. Not crazy good; order was a little off but I'll go back."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Very nice setting. Food is excellent. The drinks are really good. I do think they need keep a hostess more fixed at the entrance for seating. Overall its great place for dinner. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had a party of nine with ages spanning 2-years-old to 80, and everyone enjoyed their food, the ambience and our thoughtful server! Overall, just a nice relaxing Sunday Brunch….would highly recommend! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Delicious! What more can I say. Everything we had, from our fried green tomatoes appetizer, to my husband's crab cakes and my pork chop, amazing! Will definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Enjoyed being there for my birthday. We were the last ones there after closing time and they never told us we had to leave. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined at Water Coastal Kitchen a few times now and have enjoyed every visit. A recommendation from this visit - don't pass up the everyday fish entre'with your choice of sauce and 2 sides. We have always been too excited about a daily special to order it, but this time we did. The mahi mahi with the soy based sauce was wonderful AND we can get it again next time - unless of course we get too excited about a daily special!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Our family found Water Coastal Kitchen when we brought our son to college at the Univ. of Richmond. Every time we came to Richmond to see him we came to this restaurant to celebrate his progress, his friends and to just have a good time. We were never disappointed. He just graduated from the Univ. of Richmond this past weekend and we celebrated the graduation with him, his fiancee and her father just a few hours after the Commencement ceremony. What wonderful memories we have of this place!! If/when we're back in Richmond we will definitely come back to rekindle the good memories and enjoy the delicious food. Thanks."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We normally like Water Coastal Kitchen but made the mistake of going for dinner on Mothers Day which was also the day VCU and U of R graduated. They were totally unprepared for the number of diners. We went at 7pm and thy were out of at least four major ingredients which knocked out a large number of entrées and appetizers. Service was also slow as a result. This is normally a good spot for dinner but we now know to stay away on holidays."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We could not have been happier with our entire experience this Mother's Day for brunch. Our reservation sat us at a fantastic table on the porch. There was music playing, but not so loud that we could not carry on a conversation without yelling. Our waiter was attentive and made great recommendations. The food came in a timely manner with great presentation and tasted phenomenal. On top of all that- very reasonably priced! I couldn't ask for more. Thanks for helping me give my mom an amazing mother's day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mothers Day Brunch was great for socializing however there was much to be desired in the food service experience. There were several items on the limited brunch that were out in the kitchen. Crab Benedict as an example. There was only one waitress serving multiple tables in the upper area. Refills were far from the top of the server agenda. Wait for simple mustard for the burger was lengthy. Not a good experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As you'd expect the place was hopping on this holiday, but service was great, the food top notch as always, and the ambiance wonderful. Water Coastal Kitchen never fails to delight me - I take spouse, friends, clients there - always a sure bet for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our anniversary Saturday evening at Water Coastal Kitchen. We had a nice window seat and took advantage of the $15 corkage fee so that we could enjoy our own special bottle of wine. We had the cheese plate and the calamari for starters. The calamari was especially delicous. We shared the blackened mahi as an entree and enjoyed coffee and the chocolate brownie for dessert. We would definately go back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was delicious! Atmosphere and service were outstanding. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great experience. Food was delicious , service was good and I would definitely return "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The staff is so friendly and accommodating. The food was delectable and the ambiance was very laid back. We will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I've been to Coastal Water Grill for Restaurant Week, but this was my first time for brunch! Food was great and for a great price! I recommend the California Huevos. It was delicious!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "we weren't sure what to expect as we had never been there before. but i must say that i was very impressed and the food was outstanding. and the patrons made it even better. i will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014