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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!
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Contact:
Jerry Bryan: (757) 576-4232
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Coastal Grill Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
One of my local favorites but salad was ordered with dressing on the side and it wasn’t. Main course served before appetizer salad was finished(not enough room for both plates). Tuna was ordered rare (plus) waitresses suggestion and it came medium to well done. Was reordered but too late to eat there and I took it home (cooked rare).
Our dinner was excellent; we both had Caesar salad and grilled salmon. Dessert was pumpkin bread pudding. Service was very good; our server was there when she needed to be and paced things just right. She also put a candle in our bread pudding and sang Happy Birthday to me when my wife mentioned that it was my birthday. She also took care of a couple of special requests, one that the squash not have butter and brown sugar on it and that the bread pudding was not heated too much. We appreciated that she got those things done for us. The ambiance of Coastal Grill is very nice, but it leads to difficulty in reading one's menu. A lady at the next table used the flashlight app in her cell phone. The next time we dine there, I may bring a headlight. :-) Coastal Grill has been on our favorite restaurant list for many years, so it's a given that we will return.
Our server was stiff, and reserved. Our usual waiter is a young man who is friendly and offers suggestions. We had to wait til 6:40 for our reserved table and asked to move to the bar at 8 as there was a table for 8 and our table was needed. Fortunately we had just finished dessert and were offered a complimentary cocktail if we moved to bar, but we had already finished our wine and after dinner coffee so we left. Still, didn't like the feeling that they were behind and our departure was desired, not for a tab of over $200.
Another tremendous visit. If you haven't been before it's simply elegant with the best servers in the market.
We started with some local oysters Perhaps best we've had all season. Then split one of their salads which are all ample in size. For entrees we had the seared tuna, pork tenderloin and a bowl of their local soup. All were great and the two larger meals were too big for dinner so went home for lunch the next day. It's that time of the year when entrees come with a side of acorn squash.
Ended it with a simple warm brownie and ice cream smothered in a dark chocolate sauce.
We've only had great visits every time we have dined here. You will too.
I ordered the NY Strip and asked for Medium Well. Came out completely overdone. And dry. My boyfriend ordered same thing but Medium. Was cooked just like mine, overdone and dry. Very disappointing!!! And the only sides served with the meals are Butternut Squash and roasted potatoes. Potatoes were okay. I can make better. And awful squash. Completely disappointed. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and was expecting a wonderful meal. So bummed. Won't ever go back again.
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