Coastal Grill

4.8
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Classic, consistent, upscale cuisine is offered in a well-appointed, unpretentious setting in this top-notch nosherie. The beautiful bar invites easy conversation and casual dining. Located on the affluent Great Neck corridor in Virginia Beach, just three miles from the Oceanfront, Coastal Grill is as famous for what isn't on the menu as for what actually is. Owner Jerry Bryan with Executive Chef Maureen Cucchiaro and Chef de Cusine Brad Bates at the stove, offer an extensive list of "blackboard specials," always with a nice assortment of freshly caught regional seafood. This locals favorite has received critical acclaim since its inception over 25 years ago, culminating in being voted the Number 1 Restaurant by Hampton Roads Magazine. With amazing food and exemplary service, Coastal Grill is a sure bet for business dinners, special occasions, or simply unwinding after a hard day. Come celebrate with us!
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MG
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with drinks and appetizers at the bar. Excellent martini and a Malbec that we enjoyed while splitting a generous portion of a cup of seafood chowder.
My date had the Shrimp and Grits while I had the black and blue sirloin that was cooked just as I requested.

D
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to be a fabulous dining experience.... Long time diner, it is a go to restaurant for virtually any occasion

G
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and ambience. Best restaurant in the area

RN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! As always!
It was a special occasion and everyone made a supreme effort for us.
Thanks you so much!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great place. Food was great and the waiter we had was awesome.

Would recommend this place

c
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grill never disappoints. I have never had a bad meal or poor service. It is truly a place of peace and enjoyment - good food, good drinks, friendly staff and wonderful service.

SB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

R
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to come to Coastal Grill. From the parking to the leaving, all is well every time.

AW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to when we don't want to wonder how our meal is going to be. Best in the city.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great way to celebrate a birthday

G
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Specials were outstanding. Mussels were amazing. Service was spot on. Acorn Squash was only miss.

j
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL!!! We love this restaurant and the staff.

CR
Richmond
88 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional evening!

j
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere with an intimate feel. The food and service were very good. Just what we were looking for on New Years Eve.

f
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

New Years, it was good. It’s probably the best you can get in Virginia Beach

S
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to the Coastal Grill, and being there early on New Year's Eve put us in the bestie mood. Great food, except the Acorn Squash just does not compliment seafood.

JJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and outstanding cuisine! This is the place to take special guests and (always) family!

G
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Typically superior service and menu in celebration of my wife’s birthday at one of our all time favorite venues. Kohler our waitress gave us cheerful and professional service from start to finish. Great drinks, appetizers, entrees, dessert, and ambience. The goat cheese appetizer is a perennial favorite, and they were accommodating in splitting our Classic Wedge Salad for us. I had the whole bronzini, which was spectacularly flaky and buttery, with a side of their famous warm acorn squash. My wife loved her fried shrimp, which, though available as an appetizer, is in ample amount for an entree. Creme Brûlée and espresso/cappuccino topped a very special evening. Of course we’ll be back.

PB
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the perfect birthday dinner! Everything from food to service were amazing.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Why can't they get their wine temperatures right? When I ordered a glass of Chardonnay, it was served WAY too cold, about 35 degrees. And when I had a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, it was served at room temperature, way too WARM!

So, overall, their food is pretty good, the service is fine, prices are rather high, but my biggest complaint is that Coastal Grill does not treat wine with respect. I'd recommend dining out somewhere else.

WC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as usual. Absolutely enjoyed it. We will be back.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious !

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Short staffed and our order was wrong as was the table next to us. Took way to long for beginning drinks. Been here multiple times and discouraged because it was for a special occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner, and the service was outstanding!

BS
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived at 7:30pm for our reservation & they were already out of the Bronzini special.
Very disappointing!!!

LM
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food!

WY
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful meal! It was my birthday and absolutely delicious! Our server, Monika, was outstanding—we could not have asked for a better meal anywhere! Being foodies, we were totally thrilled with our meal, and will return again soon!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Great energy in the restaurant. Elegant and fun. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

PN
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal and experience. The Coastal Grill remains one of our long time favorites in the area.

H
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we have visited The Costal Grill it has been amazing. One of our most favorite restaurants. Our waitress was delightful and extremely attentive. There were four in our party and we are looking forward to our next culinary experience at the coastal grill.

NE
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is consistently good. Fish size seems to vary each time so not sure about portion, but always a delicious taste.

VA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and one of the best

j
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the very best food and service. The staff is super friendly. This is a locals favorite. When I have out of town family or guest they always want to go back to Coastal Grill.

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service! we had an amazing time!

JD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a bit early and had a drink at the bar. Matt was the perfect bartender. He was social and very good at anticipating his customers needs. He was also good at connecting the group at the bar and contributed just enough to keep the conversation going but was also constantly working. We were then seated at our table. Our waitress Danielle was great. The bread was fresh, crispy and warm. The wedge salad was delicious as were the sweet potato fries. I ordered the NY strip and although it was tasty, I prefer a filet Mignon. My only complaint is that the menu is somewhat limited. The ambiance and noise level was excellent and we really enjoyed our evening.

CM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grill is never a disappointment! Excellent wait staff, bartender, environment, valet....5 ⭐️!!

b
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most dependably excellent restaurants in Hampton Roads. Always a treat to dine there.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice great food

DD
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple, amazing food, good quiet environment, great helpful service. Honestly such a great place I can’t believe I haven’t been there more, or known more about it.

PK
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Got the chicken. It was not tasty at all. It also was not cooked enough and was small..not much meat at all. The squash was very small in comparison to what we have gotten in the past. My husband had duck and he enjoyed it but my dish left me not wanting to go back for a while.