Coastal Grill

4.8
2847 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2847 people are saying
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vipVBdiner
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have dined at Coastal Grill many many times over 30 years and last night was a mixture of good and not-so-good. Our entrees and salads were just fine but things went downhill with dessert and coffee. We ordered one order of profiteroles which should be small fresh choux pastry shells with small dollops of ice cream. What arrived were three gigantic stale shells with icey tasting ice cream that tasted like it had thawed and been refrozen. The portion was so ridiculously large that it was almost comical. We ordered Cappuccios which initially arrived so lukewarm that we sent them back. What arrived in their place were hot weak coffees with foam. Luckily our server took them off the bill. While we have always loved the fact that the food at Coastal has withstood the test of time with consistently great quality, this, unfortunately, was not the case last night.

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RandMT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d suggest less butter and syrup in acorn squash, and less olive oil in mozzarella appetizer (consider offering balsamic). Other than that, delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made the reservation last minute through Open Table and really loved the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great and responsive to our needs! Great Job! Food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Spencer is exceptional

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food1service1ambience1

The waiter rushed us

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RobertH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere at Coastal Grill are always fantastic. This is my favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Coastal Grill! It’s our favorite spot for date night and any special occasion.

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SeanC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Coastal Grill is simply amazing. Been eating here for 20 years. Love the acorn squash.

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MichaelN
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, seasonal choices. Not for the budget minded. But an anniversary spot date night I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration at one of Virginia Beach’s finest restaurants!&

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance with great food and excellent service

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SusanN
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just fabulous!
Service, food and ambiance! We always like to celebrate at Coastal Grill for any occasion but birthdays especially!

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vip2Birds
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with family. We had a fantastic table in the corner. Food was superb as well as the wait staff. Perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of 2 of our group retirement

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to Coastal Grill for my husband’s birthday. The food was very good. I had the tuna (was a little over cooked - I like mine rare and didn’t have a lot of sauce but still was good). My husband had the duck which was amazing. The service was just okay. On the slower side. She was very polite but drinks took awhile and she’d bring one drink at a time even though we had ordered a few drinks. Strange. Overall we had a great time and would definitely go back.

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LeeC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. All 4 guests were equally pleased. Will be returning again soon.

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EstieC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and we had a wonderful time. Sincerely appreciate the staff wearing their masks!

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vipFrankM
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We rarely ever have any issues at Coastal Grill. It has been in business for a very long time. my date had fish and I had beef. Both prepared as requested. Service was impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year!s Eve Dinner

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vipkate
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal never disappoints. Fresh, delicious and always beautifully decorated!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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AlwyneR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your raw oysters are the best around and the food was fantastic!

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knitter
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Grill has always been a favorite of our. Hadn't been in a while, but last night's dinner enforced the fact that we will not stay away so long again. Very efficient and friendly valets, lovely smiling hostesses to greet us and a more than competent waitress who took care of us in wonderful manner, answered our questions, served efficiently and we never felt rushed. A plus rating for all for sure!

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend Coastal Grill. Food was outstanding. We could actually have a conversation and hear one another. Atmosphere very nice.

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LynnZ
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual ❤️ So blessed to have the best restaurant. in town for us locals. Nothing compares to the overall experience at the Coastal Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish. Amazing food, amazing drinks, exceptional service and a beautiful space.

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Taryn
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the blackened Rockfish special. The cucumber salad on top was an interesting and delicious twist!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We went to celebrate the holidays and we’re very pleased with our choice. The wait staff all wore masks and tables were nicely spaced so we felt very safe.

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GregD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iconic. Delicious. Atmospheric. Coastal.

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BoydM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently superb!! Always terrific specials and friendly and efficient service.

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ElizabethT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST PLACE TO EAT IN VA BCH!!
Love the ambience and the food!!!

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JeanC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

My waiter could not have been more helpful and the flounder more delicious along with the acorn squash and the pie

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vipJohnS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. We went to celebrate a birthday and it was a good choice. Made reservations and no problem getting sat at outlet table in a Friday evening. Thanks we would dine here again.

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jojo
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

LOVE Coastal Grill. It's always our favorite "go to" for great food and fun dining. I would ask to be in front dining room. We were seated in the back dining room and it just doesn't have the same feel.

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SpIkeS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb. Server was absolutely wonderful and very helpful. Some of the backroom folding chairs need to be replaced. Definitely will dine there again.

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Dstizzy
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AaaaaaaaAAAAAAAaaAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamazing...........

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Julie
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

KYLIE / Receptionist, she’s rude, we had a reservation but we’re few minutes late because we got lost, our first time. Instead of greeting us with hi or how are you, her words were, you knew you’re late, she need to learn how to talk nicely to customers.

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vipoceanpark
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

vibrant bar crowd. Speciality drinks were a hit as well as appetizers

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vipCorethaR
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was very attentive and nice. First visit would definitely return

FAQs

Coastal Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 496-3348.

Coastal Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 2847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.