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  3. Distance: 3.70mi
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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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
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Quiet Conversation (27)
Romantic (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Local Ingredients (23)
Business Meals (22)
Cozy (17)
Casual (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Seasonal (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (11)
Authentic (9)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great Beer (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Coastal Grill NEVER disappoints!
Best food EVER.
Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Enjoyed an EXQUISITE birthday meal - hummus, bronzino, rockfish and NY strip! Morgan was an absolute pro - busy as all get out, but managed to make us feel like we were her only guests. Coastal Grill is my absolute favorite restaurant!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Ten out of ten! Perfectly cooked appetizers of calamari and mussels; and perfectly cooked entrees of grouper with eggplant/basil cream sauce, and salmon with tarragon butter, tomatoes, mushrooms and capers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

This place wanted to serve away and when it was time to leave have 3 rude staff workers follow myself and my friends outside to hound us about driving. It was rude and def uncalled for. If you don't want patrons to drive after a certain amount of drinks, then don't serve them. And don't make anyone feel the way you made me and my friends feel. We will not be back and I will not recommend to anyone that I know.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2017

As always the food was perfectly prepared and the service fabulous. Seasonal cocktails were great. Wonderful place to catch up with great friends- beautiful decor and the best food in town. A Virginia Beach classic !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food as always. One of our favorite restaurants. The staff is wonderful as well.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance. We had our anniversary dinner celebrating 4 years and enjoyed specials and also a great bottle of wine. Happily would recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Coastal Grill is one of my favorite restaurants. Excellent food and ambiance. I highly recommend it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 18, 2017

COASTAL PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE FOR ANY OCCASSION.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

I had the good fortune to choose the duck entrée, which was fabulous. . . The appetizer of oysters was delectable and the acorn squash out of this world. . . I ate so much of my squash that you could see the plate underneath. . . guess I got carried away!!! AND The next day, I bought one of my own. . . I'm dreaming that I can prepare it as well! Our choice of an Oregon Pinot Noir was a wise one....! NO ROOM FOR DESSERT! A superb ending to my birthday!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was an excellent experience enjoyed by all four of us.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Consistently spectacular! Menu is varied but remains pretty much the same.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was outstanding-imaginative and well prepared. Our server was very nice as well as professional. The ambiance was nice. Loved the fact that the music was very soft and that the bar was separated from the diners and we couldn't hear them.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As usual, the food and service were exceptional. A favorite at the Beach.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Coastal continues to deliver great food and service. We always enjoy our evenings at this restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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