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Coastal Grill

4.8
1633 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
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Phone number
(757) 496-3348
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Reynolds
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Private party contact
Jerry Bryan: (757) 576-4232
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mill Dam
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1633 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had dinner with two other couples, good friends. Server and service were excellent. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Great value. Quite noisy since dining area was packed.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great evening. Great atmosphere. Great food.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Consistently good high end food and service, yet nice-casual and fairly priced. Apps are great, salads good (I like the chicken liver sautéed spinach salad - enough for an entree), Branzino is wow and soft shells the bomb when in season. Squash side dish is a must. Highly recommend. Nice job!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Since its early beginnings we have become steady diners at Coastal. We have never had a bad meal or raw oysters. When our children and grandchildren come to visit they hope we include Coastal during their stay. Jerry has never lowered his standards. Bravo! Larry & Jane Waters

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I frequented prior location and this was out first since relocation. We liked the decor...get rid of the booths. When I made the reservation I mentioned that it was our anniversary and requested one of the preferred tables. NOT...staff seemed to not even matter on seating....stuck in a booth / chair combo in corner with sun burning into my wifes eyes - she had to sit sideways for half the meal - and unfortunately I was facing the wall. And waitress said..."oh, I'm so sorry - yes that happens all the time"...you would think the owners would fix it with some blinds.

Ordered specials...Tuna was overcooked, Mahi was small, Calamari app was tiny...spent $100 with tap water for drinks and no desert....would consider the meal a poor value....has taken a couple of notches down since across the road location.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Family getting together

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We have been regulars for years and now it just doesn’t seem quite up to its reputation.
Perhaps something going on in kitchen or maybe the new staff. It was nice to be known
And treated as a regular.
We asked for a larger table and were told they were reserved but no one used the entire night.
We said it was our anniversary when making reservation but that was ignored.
I’m sure we will be back but I think our expectations have changed.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very good experience and staff was attentive. Would suggestion having a menu with the feature items since a lot to recall from the waitstaff

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great place. Looking forward to soft shell crabs in May

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The entire evening was wonderful and the food terrific. Superb service.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Lamb was undercooked and not chewable. Another lamb order was overcooked!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always perfect at Coastal Grill.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Just the best salmon over and over again, and the acorn squash is to die for. Been a favorite for many years. I do miss the coziness of the former location, especially the bar, but that's no big deal. Consistently, dependably delicious and great service. I love that the bartender was willing to make me a "half" martini so that I could safely drive home!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We were a party of six adults. We had a lovely time.
Food and service were excellent!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We told our server we were trying to eat healthy. We declined the bread and butter, she spoke with the chef and advised us to order the salmon. Unfortunately, no substitutions were permitted for the sides, which were buttery butternut squash and potatoes. We ordered asparagus a la carte but it never came. Overall, a big bill for literally 3 filets of salmon. Wish they would have been a little more accommodating to our diet needs.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was our first visit since leaving the area in 2014. We enjoyed a truly outstanding meal and superb service in the " new" location. The famous salmon and acorn squash was exceptional and the swordfish special was perfectly prepared Our server was beyond pleasant and welcoming. We will definitely be back. The new digs are bright and cheerful...a huge improvement.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Always enjoy our experiences at this restaurant. Sit in the bar for a more lively atmosphere at high tables or for a more intimate experience the comfortable dining room is perfect for a business dinner or celebration meal. Tables are well spaced and chairs are very comfortable. The space has a classic vibe with touches of modern. You feel welcome in jeans or more dressed up. Come early and have a drink outside by the fire pit. Complimentary valet parking is an added bonus. The food continues (since 1989) to be fresh, creative, and seasonal with good sized portions. Don't let the limited menu fool you - there are always lots of off menu additions for appetizers and entrees. If you are looking for a great spot for drinks, casual dinner or a special celebration, look no further!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

My girl and her sister have birthdays within a week of each other and she wanted to go to Coastal Grill, Everything was fantastic. They started with delicious appetizers and it went up from there. Everything was perfect

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I've been going to Coastal Grill for 20 years and love it!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The consistency of the food and the friendliness of the staff are two outstanding reasons to recommend Coastal. Regulars and locals have long regarded it as a go to dining choice but in its new expanded, quarters it has an added air of quiet charm. The menu has some seasonal specials but the mainstays are what bring us back time and again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Been going to Coastal Grill for years...a favorite spot for special occasions. Always excellent in every way!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is one of the few Virginia Beach restaurants to have lasted over decades. There’s a reason for this: there is never a bad meal here, consistency of quality is amazing, and the price is reasonable.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

My wife and I have eaten here many times the good was great we needed some dietary accommodations and this was no problem and the service was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Ohh what a night.....
Fantastic all the way around from our arrival to departure!
From the warm valet greeting, great wine list, fantastic service and fantastic meal the four of us were thoroughly impressed!
We look forward to a return visit!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Amazing food, perfect ambience for our anniversary celebration! We will return.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Awesome evening for gratitude for our terrific neighbors! Everything was perfect... as we knew it would be.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We thoroughly enjoy dining at the Coastal Grill. The establishment offers a clean, calm decor with extremely tasteful appointments...ie.....floral arrangement and appropriate art works here and there. Knowledgeable staff who are keen to diners needs. The table settings feature REAL tablecloths and napkins....polished and gleaming stemware. Flatware is substantial and not flimsy, bent and such. The wait staff is organized...helping one another and very well trained to help the dining areas run smoothly and efficiently. This goes all the way tothe valet who deftly parks high powered autos and in a flash retrieves them upon guests exiting. It is very smart to have the same man on duty as he is completely familiar with the narrow park space.
Best of all tho, is the food. EVERYTHING is totally delicious...EVERY time!!! No matter what item is chosen, you can count on it being attractively presented., tasty and it will be hot and just simply delicious!! Dining here makes one really feel special. This is truly THE BEST place in town to dine. THANKS so MUCH for being here!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Coastal is one of THE BEST restaurants in the area. We travel a great distance to dine here because the food is always perfect. The ambiance is great. The waitstaff is always friendly and accommodating. The seasonal menu items are always a treat but most especially the late spring early summer softshell crabs. We will come back again and again!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We always love our meals at Coastal Grill! Nicest people work there & do an amazing job making dining there a wonderful culinary experience. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Lovely evening ... birthday dinner for my niece and nephew who live in the DC area, everyone loved their food and we shared each tastes of each other’s dishes to make it even more special. Every bite was a wow!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We celebrated our 32nd anniversary at Coastal Grill because it is our favorite place to enjoy a wonderful meal. The ambience and the acorn squash lures us in but the swordfish, a wonderful recommendation made by our waitress, and the rockfish was absolutely delicious. Our compliments to the chef, the staff and especially Sierra who helped make our evening delightful. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Coastal Grill is my go-to restaurant for a special occasion or just a good dinner with friends. Service and food are the best!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Coastal Grill is our favorite restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Coastal Grill is our favorite restaurant for everything. Quality, price, service, drinks, all are superior!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful menu selections and great service. Just wish the bar area was larger. Would like to continue to have a drink at the bar after dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

An outstanding meal and an attentive staff. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The food was FANTASTIC! Server Carolyn was great. Only downside was that the length of time in getting the food was extremely long. Although it was worth the wait, I would have preferred it to have gotten the food sooner.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area! The service and the food are outstanding not to mention the beautiful ambiance. Make sure you make a reservation if possible or you can sit at the bar.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Particularly delicious. The staff is always attentive

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

An exceptional restaurant where the quality of the food is exceeded only by the quality of the service. Had a reservation for 7:30 pm on a busy Saturday and we were seated promptly. Dinners were even better than we expected. Watercress served as a salad with the steak was an unexpected pleasure. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. She was impressive as she recited a long list of specials from memory and explained each one. The meal was a terrific experience. The only detraction of the evening was that some guests appeared in ratty jeans, ball caps, and sloppy shorts. Those few people did not treat it as the fine dining experience it is.

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