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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!

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

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Neighborhood Gem (35)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Business Meals (19)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Cozy (16)
Casual (12)
Authentic (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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·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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 31, 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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 (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 29, 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 22, 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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·Dined on December 20, 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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·Dined on December 18, 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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·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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·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 13, 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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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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).

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 4, 2017

It’s always fantastic. They make it very hard to go anywhere else.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday! Great dinner out.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and ambiance were wonderful. Portions are generous. It is quiet enough for easy conversation. Only inconvenience was that lighting was so low 2 of our group needed to use the light from their phones to read the menu. We will return!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Tremendous as usual. We go to Coastal Grill for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a great experience - delicious food and wonderful service!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love the menu and the selection is so great. Love the decor and service is wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love coming here. The service is consistently good, as is the food. The calamari appetizer was a great start to the meal and all those at our table enjoyed their meal. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for the nice vibe and quality experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Quality has gone down significantly

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a wonderful time as usual. The food was delicious and the wine selection was also.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent staff, exceptional service, and outstanding food. Dinner for four ran about 250.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food prepared well. Would like to see a little variety in choices soon nice we are repeat customers.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We come there often and never are disappointed. Good food good service good fun. Relax and enjoy a good meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just plain good food! Always excellent fish preparation esp the tuna. The pork meal was of especial value for lunch leftovers the next day. Server added an additional “pork” biscuit 😋

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a nice atmosphere to enjoy an excellent meal. The presentation was great, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Cozy and quiet atmosphere with delicious food. Menu changes seasonally.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was very good but, the price was too high for the meals. It was literally a big squash and then 3 pieces of meat.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and service. Always consistent. Best restaurant in VB.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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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