Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 23 times today

Coastal Blue

4.0
175 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Quick Bite
  • Romantic
Welcome to Coastal Blue, an upscale-casual, eatery inside of the beautiful Icona Diamond Beach. The seaside chic meeting place offers tastemakers a unique dining experience, featuring culinary delights with a local flair only the south Jersey shore can claim. Our thoughtfully crafted breakfast, lunch and dinner menus often rely on locally sourced products for creations using shrimp, scallops, Angus beef, summer fruits and greens. Whether feasting inside the airy dining room or on the moonlit patio, Coastal Blue offers a sweet finish to the palate that few restaurants can match: a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Breakfast:
8:00 - 11:30 AM ~ Daily

Lunch:
12:00 - 4:00 PM ~ Daily

Dinner:
4:30 - 9:00 PM ~ Sun-Thurs
4:30 - 10:00 PM ~ Fri & Sat

Lounge:
Until 11:00 pm ~ Sun-Thurs
Until Midnight ~ Fri & Sat






icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(609) 224-1124
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Rochester
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Limited on-site spaces. Some on street parking available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 175 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
71% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We had made reservations expecting a full menu for dinner based on our previous experience. Was told they don’t start full menu until 15 May... District manager came in and the Chef came out and gave full menu choices right in front of us... soup and sandwiches for dinner was not what what we expected when we made reservations in advance... Food was good but overall experience was not what I expected. Bartender was very good and accommodating.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

A great quick breakfast option (especially in off season) with wonderful service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Friendly service and good food. Perfect for a relaxed dinner

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for Easter brunch they said they did not have a reservation for me. When I told her I went on OpenTable she basically acted like I was lying and said they had shut down their Open Table service. I showed her my confirmation in fact I showed her two confirmations that OpenTable sent me. She told us she would try to see what she could do and sent us to the bar. She essentially acted like she was doing us a favor We sat there for over 20 minutes and looked in empty table that apparently was going to be use for a future party of 12 and got up and left

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My husband and I love Coastal Blue .. the place is amazing, service was wonderful and the food was delicious. We will be visiting again and again !!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

They were training new staff so service was a little slow. Food was okay.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Coastal Blue is a vibrant environment offering exceptional service, great menu and spectacular view for any dining event. Ours was a special celebration for a dear friend in need of sunshine and socializing. Coastal Blue's staff exceeded all exceptions to deliver an outstanding experience- accommodating unexpected increase in guests, shift is dining time and extending the serving hours for us, and delivering special menu items. The venue and staff is 5-star!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We were there while they were still promoting their Valentine’s Day special. 3 course meal with a glass of wine or beer for 45$. Everything was delicious! Lobster bisque was some of the best we have ever had. My fillet was cooked perfectly and my husbands swordfish was huge and also perfectly prepared. A warm lava cake finished off our meal. We left full and very happy! Will definitely go back again.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice meal and very pleasant service

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Pleasant surprise. We simply wanted a quick bite later in the evening. What was to be a light and uneventful meal, ended up being a delight. Food was fresh, ingredients good, and value was nice. Cheerful and bright space with good lighting and lots of windows to look toward the ocean. Server was excellent. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We went to the bar after the meal. The bartender was personable and lots of fun to talk with. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Very enjoyable evening with delicious food and great service. For starters we had the caprese salad and fried calamari. For our main two of us had salmon, crab cakes and steak we were all very pleased. The chief even walks around checking to make sure everyone enjoyed their meal. Best food in the Crest. We have eaten here 7 times in two months. Martini's are also great. Atmosphere is delightful. After walked down by the beach bar "bungalow 7" and enjoyed the amazing view. Really love this find.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on October 14, 2017

I was really expecting more from this place. I understand it was off season, and probably running with a skeleton crew, but it just really was not good. Food was blah, server was practically a ghost. And the prices were expensive for what it is. Should have stayed home and cooked!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We went off-season so it was quiet and relaxed. Nice, modern décor and out of the touristy crowds in Cape May which is only minutes away. Service was very cordial and on top of things. Nicely presented food and moderate prices.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

My husband and I had a very lovely late breakfast here. The meal was delicious and the server was very friendly, even served us complimentary mimosas as we were celebrating our anniversary. I'd definitely return.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

A great Tuesday night for my husband and I in the company of our daughter, son-in-law and two year old grandson. He loved his cheeseburger and "mootched" some couscous and salmon from his Mom-Mom.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Truly enjoyable. Ocean view, great food. Laura, our server was fun, friendly and efficient.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Fabulous dinner...excellent service start to finish to go along with the wonderful food and cocktail offerings. Can't beat the ocean view to top it all off. Well run restaurant with a great attentive staff and very special food. Not just another shore restaurant!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Coastal Blue was right near the water -- we had an outdoor table and the night was great -- food was good and the server was attentive.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on August 1, 2017

We ate outside. Laid back atmosphere with a more upscale menu. Scallops, Short ribs, and burger were all liked.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

First night staying at Icona Resort at Diamond Beach and dinner was fabulous- I had the monk fish special with lobster risotto and the dish was perfection!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was exceptional! Our server was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend to others. One tip though if you want reservations call don't use opentable. It was clear we could have come much earlier than opentable was giving us options for.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 18, 2017

Our new favorite spot. Terrific food and excellent service. Tilefish was great. Tuna was perfect.

Thad a nite cap at the bungalow 7. Wow- it's the best beach bar around.

Was a first time. Heading back on Saturday with a group of friends.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

We always sit outside which is definitley more casual but the inside decor is gorgeous. Food always great and it's never too crowded that you don't have to wait long.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on July 2, 2017

My overall experience was not good. We had reservations for 7 people outside. They put us at a table for 5, we finally move inside to a table big enough for 7 and we get drinks which end of having a bug in one of them. We order dinner and my daughters filet does not come because another server took it and gave it to a different table so her food came 5 minutes after ours. We had reservations for 7:15 and did not get our meal until 8:30. For 7 of us the bill came to $311 management did not offer to take anything off the bill. Bad management not worth the money

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

We ate outside this time which was more elegant than indoors but the service was a bit lacking as it didn't appear anyone knew who was supposed to be managing which tables. Food was good but pricey for what it was.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Great service and attention to detail. Very impressed with all of the staff from the moment you walk up to the hotel Icona. Food was wonderful and specially drinks were so good. Really enjoyed our dinner at coastal blue. The honey cake for dessert just topped off the evening.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on July 1, 2017

7:30 reservation. 8:45 still not seated. 9:00 seated. 9:20 server comes to table. 3 out of 4 appetizers were not available. 9:21 we walked out. Waste of a night and babysitter

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Horrible service and NYC prices...wake up waiter! Would not go again.

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on June 28, 2017

We found this very disappointing considering Icona calls themselves a 4 star hotel. The lettuce in our salad tasted three days old and was wilted, the spicy tuna roll was actually tempura fried with hardly any tuna in it. The wait staff did not know the menu items when we inquired what some were and were pretty much inexperienced. The restaurant was also out of the special by 6:15 on a Wednesday night when it wasn't even crowded. While the decor is really nice, the lights are way too bright in there, no ambiance at all. All in all, this place is not worth the expensive price. We left and went to a more reliable local place for our actual dinner that had much better food.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Great atmosphere and food. Afterwards go on the beach and have a drink at their Beach Bar great place for down the shore.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Great experience and a certain stop whenever we are in town.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Was not impressed with the service or the food. We went there for lunch and dinner (we stayed at the hotel and didn't want to go out because it was raining). For lunch they forgot the sauce for the crab cake we ordered. For dinner I asked for a salad, which was served with a quarter of a whole cucumber. We ordered fried calamari and it seemed like only half the order was served. We also ordered drinks. My husband ordered an American mule and it wasn't to his liking. He then switched to Cabernet and it was served very cold. We let the waiter know and he said the wines had been left outside in the cold and that's why they were so cold. I wasn't about to sent the food back ( I never trust what can come back).

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was good. Somehow we never got bread when all the other tables did. We made reservations but people I guess they knew got seated before us even though their reservations were later than ours and we had arrived first

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Went for breakfast. Have has some menu changes since we were here last year. French toast was not as I remembered which is one of the reasons we came. 2 plain pieces of French toast...had to ask for syrup as this was not even brought to table. Husband's omlet was good. Overall, seems menu has been downgraded, food and service not as good. Maybe new owners/management hopefully they work out the Kinks

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Very fresh and delicious food with good friendly service. Nice open out door seating area. I would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Fabulous dirty martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food at the shore. Nice ambience. Friendly service. Good cocktails.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 18, 2017

The service staff try but understaffed. The selections were few but I understand it's off season. The food was not worth recommending. Our last visit the food was really good but service was not good. Place has potential and not a lot of competition I think that's why it's still open. It also has the hotel guests.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Was closed. Never should have allowed us to make reservation and waste our party's time and gas.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Unfortunately, the restaurant was not open and we were never notified! We had brought a guest and were quite embarrassed and then had to find another place for dinner.

We are disappointed that we have not heard from the restaurant or open table. To date.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
5

Tweets by Coastal Blue