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  3. Distance: 3.70mi
  4. Distance: 3.77mi

About Coastal Grill

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 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!

1440 N. Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm

Cross Street:
Mill Dam

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 496-3348

Website:
http://www.coastalgrill.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet

Executive Chef:
Chris Reynolds

Private Party Contact:
Jerry Bryan: (757) 576-4232

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Coastal Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
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Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Romantic (21)
Business Meals (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Cozy (17)
Casual (11)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in town.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner was delicious and the service was wonderful! Morgan was our waitress.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

Pretty good overall. It is on the pricey side of dining when all said and done. The food is excellent and hats off to the chef.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

The Coastal Grill was once again "on the ball". The food was terrific, the service was splendid, and the ambience was wonderful. The only problem I have with the dining room is that the lighting isn't conducive to reading a menu. A small keychain light or a smart phone flashlight app is a recommended accessory. We had a hummus & pita appetizer that was as good as hummus geta, a delicious Caesar salad, grilled salmon and shrimp & grits entrees. We don't like brown sugar on squash, but the kitchen served us squash without it. Once more, we'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was excellent, as usual. Always a pleasure to dine at Coastal Grill.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite go to places for special occasions. Food and service is always excellent. Don't go more than two or three times a year though. I'm in my seventies and as great as the food is I still cringe at $150 checks.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Limited menu, and average across the board. Nice place but not my favorite.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Our first time here. Beautiful! We went on 13 Feb to avoid the 14 Feb rush. Wonderful experience all around! Impeccable Valet, Hostess/Servers, ambiance, oysters on the 1/2, swordfish, 14oz NY Strip, cocktails (X dirty Kettle martini), and dessert (brownie sundae). The absolute best steak and swordfish we have ever had. The smallest details, from the bread and butter before the meal to the place settings and space between tables were perfection. Waitress was so completely knowledgeable and non-pretentious. Can’t say enough about Coastal Grill - we will return for sure!

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·Dined 5 days ago

We went to Coastal Grill for a birthday. It was easy to make reservations through OpenTable. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing, and our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being overly so. The menu was sufficiently diverse and our food arrived in a reasonable length of time. Everyone enjoyed what he/she ordered, and we're looking forward to coming again on another special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

This restaurant is very close to being a great dinner out if they can just pay a little more attention to the food. My wife and I both had fish that came with a side of acorn squash. The Squash was huge and the fish was small. Too bad because the fish was delicious and the squash was nothing special. They need to watch how the other gourmet restaurants concentrate on presentation and portions. They've got the basics, it wouldn't take much to make a good meal great.
Other than that the interior design is wonderful, it's not too loud so you can have a nice conversation, and the service is fantastic. I hope they tweak things a bit because they are so close to having a first rate establishment.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Celebrate moving !

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 (Schweiz)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Coastal Grill while celebrating my birthday. I had the salmon and he had the steak. They were both excellent. I love the salmon and the wilted bibb salad. The profiteroles for dessert are another one of my favorites. The service was good and the staff was friendly.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We always have a good experience and great meals at Coastal Grill. Our favorite restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, friendly with very good food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great location, nice atmosphere, valet parking - especially in the rain, great food selection, fantastic service and kid friendly. We really enjoyed taking our Florida guests there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Fun, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always consistently good . Food and service is always

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Dinner was a pleasure as always. Food was awesome and the service was very good as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful as always, my friends from by were impressed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was an okay experience. Food was not something I will crave for except for their spinach dip which I thought is the best. I feel like their menu is the smallest menu I’ve ever seen in my visits in restaurants so far but I admire the enterior design of the place. Looks elegant! Our server was nice as well.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed the food and service

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious. I had the salmon and my sons' had the scallops and steak. The only complaint is there wasn't enough scallops on the plate! Everything was great..will come again!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A rare night at Coastal. Several entrees were sold out by the time we were sat for our 7:45 reservation. The fish was over salted. And fried scallops were inedible. When I told the server, she said several others had the same feedback. She offered to bring more oysters, but otherwise was unapologetic. This is our usual go to restaurant, but another experience like this and we will be looking elsewhere

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I really did enjoy my meal, overall, but I think (for me) my plate was a bit overwhelming. I had the salmon with potatoes and the butternut squash. The salmon was beautifully cooked but the squash was a bit too sweet and large for my taste. The potatoes were rather large as well. I also enjoyed my pre-dinner salad (wilted bibb salad) and cocktail (peach tea sangria). Also, my waitress was very nice and attentive. She made me feel very welcome.
I would eat here again but the sides weren't my favorite

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Interesting menu, tasty food, classy setting. We will come back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

A crowded Friday evening as you would expect after a week's worth of snowed in customers! Not an empty seat at the bar and only a 5 minute wait for our table...not a problem. Food was excellent, service equal to the task and the price was appropriate for the season. I will certainly return.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our favorite place to eat out! Exceptional food & service.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We enjoyed every aspect of the evening spent at the coastal Grill. We highly recommend it and will be doing so many times. The feeling was very welcoming, the waitress cheerful and the selection of food from soup to nuts was wonderful.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Never a disappointment. We always are so satisfied when we leave that we are already making plans for our next visit. Drove an hour from NC. Worth the drive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dining at Coastal Grill is always a great experience. Food and service are wonderful.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing from the first moment to the last! A bit pricey, but great for special occasions!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Coastal is a favorite! Excellent quality, friendly staff, always accommodating for special requests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicous food, great atmosphere, good local spot without any tourists. Great kitchen and well prepared dishes.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good venue, service, and food. Would be better if they offered a bit more variety on their menu and specials. They also need to ease off of the salt.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Coastal Grill never disappoints. The sautéed flounder was fresh, well-seasoned and not over-cooked. The fried okra was a surprise side! The mashed potatoes were a nice substitute for the whole, skin-on roasted ones. Dessert, the chocolate espresso pot de creme, was decadent!Service, no matter who the server is, is always excellent and just another sign that Coastal Grill "gets it"! No wonder they're everyone's favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Simply Put, Coastal Grill IS and HAS BEEN the very best restaurant in Hampton Roads for years!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were celebrating our 58th wedding anniversary and our dinner was perfect! The server (Colin-sp?) was truly excellent. Our food was delicious and it was a lovely evening. The only jarring note was the noise level but I suspect the people next to us may have been hard of hearing or, conversely, one couple was attempting to out talk the other. Nevertheless, my husband and I had a really nice time and we definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of our favorites for special occasions and soft shell crabs,

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed a special Christmas celebration for our party of 6 after a theater matinee. The evening meal was delicious from appetizers to dessert and coffee. Our server was wonderful!
I would prefer not to look out the front at the traffic and recommend shading the window. (The side glass is fine.) Will definitely recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great food and great service. Meals were as ordered and the desserts are over the top!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

CG is one of VAB's good eating places and the food is very good, with good choices. We dined in the evening on Tuesday, and it was somewhat crowded. The noise level made conversation almost impossible. One of the wait staff spilled some cream, or something white, which splattered on the floor and on to my hand and jacket. Little response except "Oh, did that get on you?" We have always liked CG but not this time. Food excellent...service not so good...and the noise level much too high.

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