Coastal Grill

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2185 Reviews
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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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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same ambiance, same great food, same friendly wait staff and another great meal at a great restaurant!

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KimberleyK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food was awesome, staff was awesome. Atmosphere was noisy and not very good for a date night. I mean if I’m going to pay that much for food I’d like to be able to have a conversation with my date and not keep wanting to interrupt the guests at the next table because their conversation about retrofitting a chefs kitchen in their summer home was totally off base as they had no idea what was needed in a chefs kitchen. Just not my cup of tea.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erica was wonderful as our server and food was outstanding

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AnnieK
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server, Kohler, was a delight. She explained all the specials then went to fetch our beverages. As we pondered all our choices, we decided on some appetizers. as we had been here several times and were craving their steamed mussels, which my daughter and I split. Dad opted for their fabulous Caesar salad. The girls took Kohler's suggestion and tried a couple of their exotic cocktails as her description was too hard to resist. YUM!
A heaping bowl of hot mussels in a divine herb broth soon appeared, and we began rethinking our entree orders. Eyeing Dad's salad, we decided to split a Caesar and just get a couple appetizers. After picking out every last bit of mussels and sopping up nearly all the broth with the toasted baguette slices, the appetizer portions of fried shrimp scallops & shrimp were quite satisfying. Dad declared that his oysters were perfectly prepared. That left barely enough room for a 3-way split of birthday cake.

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Local
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food quality. Never disappoints!

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geno07
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. We decided to celebrate a friends special Leap Year birthday tonight at Coastal and all was great as usual.

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MelodyC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Krystal and Jackie (not sure the spelling) were fantastic. As always, the food was phenomenal! Thank you everyone for another amazing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down a delightful dinner. My favorite place for special occasions. Food is never disappointing

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EvangelineC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding!!! They did a great job, from start to finish!!!! Thank you for making our night perfect.

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ChuckP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The valet was very courteous and quick to open the door; we were greeted inside immediately and shown to our table; the specials were explained thoroughly by our server; we ordered the Tuna and it was cooked medium as requested and was delicious; also ordered was the Mediterranean Seafood Lasagna and it was excellent as was the Hatteras Clam Chowder and Blueberry French Toast Bread Pudding. Overall, very high quality food and service that is expected at this fine dining restaurant.

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TashaH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special night out! The valet parking makes it easy to just step in and enjoy your dinner. Order the local oysters!

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Jr1958
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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VBDiner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. One of may favorite restaurants. Always a great experience.

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Adam
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a great experience at Coastal Grill. The food was fresh, seasonal, and expertly prepared, and our server was very personable and fully knowledgeable of the menu and specials. After dinner we had a drink at the bar which was very busy, but the bartenders were efficient and friendly, and kept the atmosphere lively and personal. They made you feel like part of the family instead of the typical attitude you find at other places that make you feel like you are annoying them by making them busy. The staff at Coastal Grill values their guests and treats you as such.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well done for valentines night.

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madelinA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful dinner and staff are just awesome.

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vipjackie
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. One of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach.

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vipPresto
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening with close friends. Food,as always was fantastic. The butternut squash is addictive! Cannot remember our servers name, but she did a great job. Mary had our table ready, and Matt supplied a cold beverage when we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table for 2. Was sitting a little too far from my date.... otherwise everything was absolutely wonderful!!!!

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seaglassgirl
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite thing at Coast Grill is the spinach salad with chicken livers. The wine reduction is fabulous and this makes a whole meal. Their seafood is always great. One of my favorite restaurants! The cocktails are good, too.

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had such a pleasant dining experience. Thee ambiance was perfect, the food was exqusiitely presented, and the server was a joy. I will definitely return soon. My compliments to the chef and staff.

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vipNadiaT
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was perfect for everyone in our group. As alway, excellently preparations and service.

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RudyR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We celebrated our 66 anniversary and had a wonderful meal and enjoyed being in a restaurant where it was quiet enough to have a conservation and enjoy each others company. we always enjoy our experience at coastal grill

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time there. We went for our anniversary. Small menu but lots of specials to choose from! We enjoyed it and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Disappointed that they ran out of the bacon spinach salad, but the rest was very good

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LisaT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It started with the polite valet welcoming hostess and then our fantastic server Erica. Our meals (a mix of specials & regular menu items) were all delicious paired with tasty wines. We shared a blueberry bread pudding and creme brûlée for dessert which were the perfect finish to our evening. One request to consider adding a yummy Paso Robles red to his menu sometime.

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AlvinO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service just as great as usual. One of my favorites in Virginia Beach

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vipCRF1
Richmond
93 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Without a doubt, exceptional menu, wine list, food and service!!

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Cnocmmz
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Awesome food with great prices. Need to work on customer service

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DonaO
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was a great as I expected. Thanks to all the staff for making it a memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you dinner for a friend.

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JoanneD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Coastal Grill for the 40 years we’ve lived here, and it never ceases to amaze me that it is consistently excellent! The food is always amazing, and the entire dining experience makes one feel very special and you are always treated like the most important person in the room !

We love it!

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MichaelG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
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.

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vipDick
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Glenn
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and ambience. Best restaurant in the area

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SusanN
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vipcoffee6am
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.

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SeanB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Ron1
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.