Coastal Grill

4.9
2472 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2472 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEnjoy
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio very cozy around the tabletop gas fire on a cool evening. Spencer took very good care of us.

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vipNojob
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Liz, is a very nice young waitress, who will do well

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raw oysters and the friend scallops entree were amazing! Great service, as usual:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional experience when dining at Coastal Grill! Great food and service!! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around. Solid menu. Literally perfect food. Friendly. Beautiful surroundings. We go at least 1x a week.

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AnneM
Western NC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly perfect

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vipKathy
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful lighting and decor, and waiter, Brian, was perfect!

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Ann1960
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, will return as soon as I can justify the price -- not unfairly expensive, just more than I can afford to pay frequently

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Andrew
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening, food was outstanding as always, loved our server, loved our cocktails and look forward to your soft crabs soon!!!!!

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vipjackie
Richmond
57 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our most favorite restaurants. Great food great staff. We love this restaurant

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vipRJDjr
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Quality food. We always enjoy the profiterole puffs for dessert!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my daughters birthday. Had a wonderful time, food and service was excellent.

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vipRobmac
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great- my lamb, my wife’s Rockfish and my daughter’s tuna were all excellent, as were sides and Brussels sprouts. Drinks and wine outstanding. Service good once we were seated,
Only issue was a very prominent bartender who was wearing a bandanna as a mask and didn’t even try to keep it over his mouth and nose. That’s not acceptable.

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vipHiC2
Jackson Hole
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get place to get together with special friends and family. Great food, our favorite.

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tyrone
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience4

No menu for kids and everything was soaked with butter. the place was nice but not worth the pricing. not kids friendly

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vipCRF1
Richmond
103 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place-start to finish-sanitized surfaces, friendly, engaging, knowledgeable and professional staff with OMG good!

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vipJulieS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, awesome food

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tikismom
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grille is a pricey restaurant with high quality food and fantastic service. I do not mind paying extra for these. They always serve delicious food, but our visit this time shows how superior they are to most others. My steak was over cooked. I hate sending food back, but at the price point here I didn't hesitate, and the waitress (Suzanne) was super accomodating and acknowledged that is was indeed overdone. About 5 minutes into a 10-15 wait, a complimentary dixie shrimp appetizer arrived. Also, Suzanne did not take the entire dinner plate back with the steak so I was able to enjoy the sides while they prepared an entirely new plate for me with a perfectly cooked steak. To me, every restaurant can make a mistake or over cook a steak, however, it's all about the recovery after said mistake. Other restaurants might take notes to improve their standards of recovery while Coastal Grille remains high on my list of favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect at Coastal. Shrimp appetizer was great and rockfish special was outstanding.

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JKL23454
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going here 30 years and will keep going back. Amazing food and staff, as always. Just wish they would return to a regular, nut free brownie for their Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream. Do not understand why the owner insists on keeping it wit walnuts. Otherwise, everything else was AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner- we had a great evening- everything delish!

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dennis
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional dinner. one of the best we ever have had. Food and service
were both perfect.

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Lh2os
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Our waitress was excellent. All meals were wonderful. We have been patrons since the opening.

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vipjackie
Richmond
57 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolutely favorite restaurant from the food to the ambience to the staff all of that is perfect

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JohnM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same as always....OUTSTANDING!!
Service, food, atmosphere all just right.
JM

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SusanN
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time!!! Everything was perfect!

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ninaW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is the best in Va beach. Service is exception.

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not to be missed. Fantastic food, great service and lovely atmosphere. A wonderful dining experience!

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Lahmmh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, it is a local favorite for a reason.

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CarolynC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grill is one of my husband's (and his friends') most favorite places to dine. Even with covid, the ambience is warm and open. The restaurant is clean, beautifully decorated and welcoming. Our waitress was friendly, and she did a nice job of keeping up with the six of us throughout our meal. Everyone enjoyed their meal, which included drinks, appetizers, fish, salad, and beef meals, dessert and after drinks. We were very pleased with our evening out and would easily recommend this to families and friends.

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King
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a clutch choice for a last minute reservation to have a special night out. When it comes to class, this place exceed my expectations. What a phenomenal experience. Wish I could keep this place a secret!

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vipfoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

its amazing that in the Pandemic this restaurant has EXPANDED!! that shows how great the food is and the service wonderful. the Dixie shrimp appetizer is clearly one of the best anywhere. highly recommend this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were not seated until 25 minutes after our reservation time. I understand that the staff can’t just kick guests out but 25 minutes was a bit much! The staff did mention to the prior guests that we were waiting but they were somewhat inconsiderate!

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JamieZ
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way possible. The food is amazing.

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VincentD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Coastal Grill for over 25 yrs and the food quality is consistent!

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DonaldS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always good food, menu is limited, too noisy can hardly hear people at yurtable

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SusanN
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was perfect!

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crice89137
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here as it is always consistent. Food always good and love the people!!

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NoNickname
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat! Especially love the salmon with acorn squash!

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vipFelixH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grill is one of our favorite restaurants for fine dining - the quality of the food and service is excellent. Great special occasion destination!

FAQs

Coastal Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 496-3348.

Coastal Grill is rated 4.9 stars by 2472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.