Coastal Grill

4.8
1681 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 1681 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

People who attend a dinner at Coastal should be foodies because the art n science put into the menu and the expense. I have dined at Coastal a few times over the past few years and am never disappointed. The food , service and ambiance winderful. There are many good restaurants in the VB area but Coastals chefs season familiar fish delectable different. I recently enjoyed the Bonzi fish from Italy’s waters. My husband and I have know have a new incentive to visit Italy for our new favorite. Only critism was that they offered corn and roasted potatoes as the accompanied vegetable with dishEs. We all wanted a green vegetables Versus 2 starches, the extra cost for substitute seemed petty especially after spend over $70 a person.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely wonderful as always! Their soft-shell crabs are to die for! Best anywhere!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This will easily become your favorite restaurant! I have not had a single thing on the menu that was less than amazing. The scallops and soft shell crab are perfection! The atmosphere is gorgeous. Staff is very professional. Exceptional fine dining!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Perfect seafood as always! Always get the soft shells in season/ the best! Delicious dinner in a beautiful setting- thanks Chef Jerry Bryan !

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I went to Coastal Grill for our anniversary. We are new to the area and it was recommended to us by our daughter. The atmosphere was great. We arrived early for oyr reservation so that we could relax at the bar. Bartenders were very friendly and the drinks were great. We met a regular who made awesome recommendations. The oysters on the half shell were stupendous and the avocado appetizer was to die for. Our entrees were delicious and we finished it off with a wonderful creme brulee. We will definitely be going again.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food here is always good and the service very good. This is our favorite place for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day food was great. Steak cooked perfect. Had to wait over 30 min from order to served. Had lots of specials that were not written down and hard to remember all after server told us. Would return to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

A neighborhood gem! Always great food, service and a memorable experience.
Sssh - don't tell anyone!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Love this place. Come to Virginia Beach to go here yearly...

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Coastal Grill was everything that we were looking for in my husband's birthday. His parents flew into town to surprise them, and we wanted to make a reservation for his birthday dinner. I don't know how many people know this, but during the summer in VA Beach, it is very rare to get reservations at seafood restaurants on the weekends, because they are so busy. HOWEVER, Coastal Grill is that rare quality gem that still takes reservations! It has a fantastic atmosphere with the huge open dining area, and the food is even better. The noise level was slightly loud, but what would you expect from a highly popular American restaurant?

The valet parking is optional, which is nice. My father is fully disabled, and it was an easy walk for him with parking his own car. My food was AMAZING and decently priced for a fancier restaurant. Not the Ritz, but certainly not a place where anyone goes without planning it. 5/5 in my book!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Awesome as always.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Food was incredible and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We had a wonder server name Carolyn. She was great! We food and service was excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Excellent birthday dinner out with friends! Delicious seafood and attentive service. Can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful menu... with more specials than regular menu entrees. We all ordered different items and tasted each others' and they were all delicious! I love that the corn that comes with every entree is now cut off the cob. The appetizers were also great. We always have their house-made mozzarella caprese and we shared steamed mussels. We were celebrating my daughter's birthday so they brought one of our desserts with a candle. The waitress was very knowledgeable and patient, even when we asked her to repeat the specials for us. I highly recommend Coastal Grill!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We have been many times before and enjoyed our meals, but this time I was disappointed with two items. The wedge salad was lacking enough blue cheese dressing and had way too much lettuce and only a small amount of bacon and tomatoes. The tuna with seaweed salad appetizer had an excessive amount of soy sauce and was entirely too salty. Will never get that again!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

As always, we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our meal! The soft shell crabs were terrific!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Last Friday night was only the second time we've ever had to send food back when dining at Coastal Grill. It's long been one of our favorite restaurants and we eat there often so when we found their garden salads full of sand, it was a big disappointment. Washing salad greens seems such a basic prep, it was also a big surprise. The rest of our meals were good but the sand took the shine off the experience.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Everything was excellent. Our waitress (Kayla) was very pleasant and attentive. Food was great and the pace of the meal was perfect no rushing - no waiting. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Food and service was excellent. A little to loud as we were seated too close to other dinners.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Our dinner was very nice and the black bean soup was fantastic. The valet parking isn't ideal, but maybe they feel it's necessary so that people don't take up two spaces carelessly with parking. The only problem I have was that this was a very special anniversary dinner and I had asked for a table that was nice. We were pinned against a wall at a two-top.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Exceptional quality seafood wonderfully prepared.
Attentive well-informed service
Relaxing atmosphere

Well reviewed & well worth a visit.
Daily specials were delicious!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

This was the first time for the 3 of us. We took a client of ours and we absolutely loved the food. Very clean and relaxing atmosphere. We had never had soft shell crabs and they were awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

While we always enjoyed Coastal Grill before they moved, we had not been to the new location. It was perfectly excellent!!

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1.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Took X Mother in-Law for her 83 rd. Birthday! Party of 5 and Suzanne waited on us. We lover her and she did a fabulous job. She’s waited on us many times at Sirena.
The issue was the kitchen! 45 min. Wait for main course. Also knew other patrons dining at your bar. A few left without ever getting there dinner! By far the worst experience ever at your restaurant ever.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Always great food and service!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Seafood is fresh and delicious. Been here numerous times and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Coastal Grill. The food was spectacular and the service was awesome. Always the best restaurant to go to for a date night at Virginia Beach!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were in town for the holiday so I booked a table on Sunday evening. The food was outsatnding. I had the grouper special and it was very tasty. The acorn squash was a surprise. It was so good and i was taken back decades as my Grandmother used to make that same thing for Sunday dinners, complete with butter, maple syrup and brown sugar. Cant wait to visit again and have another wonderful dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We visit the Coastal Grill each year for their soft shell crab entree. The crabs are large and very lightly breaded. However, the tartar sauce on the plate was a little overpowering to the flavor of the crab so will try to remember to get that on the side next time. My husband also had the duck and loved it. The acorn squash is to die for...melts in your mouth. The service was prompt and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

All staff were very pleasant. Menu options and daily specials were a great choice. Waitress was very knowledgeable and super. Attentive but not intrusive. Definitely a return visit will
Be in order

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

First disappointment EVER after years of consistent excellence. Almost one hour for dinner to come, and those always perfect soft shell crabs??.... Stone cold. No sure what's going on but others have complained that things have changed....not for the best. I'm hoping it was just an off night

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Always great

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Food choices are unique and very good. Service is slowly paced so you can savor the place and conversation is easy. A place to go for a fine dinning experience.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

It’s a once-every-summer must do for soft shell crabs. Always excellent for food, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Flounder, sauteed with acorn squash - amazing!!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always consistent. Soft shells in!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Always excellent, consistent food . Great cocktails, very modern beautiful decor.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food is always great here! the ambiance is great. they also have valet parking which is nice.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Coastal Grill consistently serves excellent tasting meals. The service is friendly and well informed about the food that is being served. A wonderful place to eat.

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