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Coastal Grill

4.8
1587 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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 1587 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach! Consistently excellent food, service and ambiance.

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TonnyW 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good food and good atmosphere with good price. Worth the drive from to avoid restaurants by the beach.

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vipShimaGirl (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I had dinner here on Sunday night. Our table was ready at reservation time, the waitress was knowledgeable, attentive without being intrusive, and the food was terrific. We both had the seared tuna and it was delicious, prepared perfectly (rare) as requested. We do not live in the Virginia Beach area or we would put this restaurant into regular rotation. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

It was our 28 anniversary dinner and all was great.

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CLB757 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This is a long standing locals favorite .. you can count on an enjoyable meal in a low key, pleasant atmosphere. The wait staff seem happy to be there with you. What more do you need?

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Jeremy (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in town.

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vipVbrestaurantlover (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Dinner was delicious and the service was wonderful! Morgan was our waitress.

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Jocelyn 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Amazing restaurant! Great menu, service was nice, overall a memorable experience!

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ElijahV (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Pretty good overall. It is on the pricey side of dining when all said and done. The food is excellent and hats off to the chef.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Coastal Grill was once again "on the ball". The food was terrific, the service was splendid, and the ambience was wonderful. The only problem I have with the dining room is that the lighting isn't conducive to reading a menu. A small keychain light or a smart phone flashlight app is a recommended accessory. We had a hummus & pita appetizer that was as good as hummus geta, a delicious Caesar salad, grilled salmon and shrimp & grits entrees. We don't like brown sugar on squash, but the kitchen served us squash without it. Once more, we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Everything was excellent, as usual. Always a pleasure to dine at Coastal Grill.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Limited menu, and average across the board. Nice place but not my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

One of our favorite go to places for special occasions. Food and service is always excellent. Don't go more than two or three times a year though. I'm in my seventies and as great as the food is I still cringe at $150 checks.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our first time here. Beautiful! We went on 13 Feb to avoid the 14 Feb rush. Wonderful experience all around! Impeccable Valet, Hostess/Servers, ambiance, oysters on the 1/2, swordfish, 14oz NY Strip, cocktails (X dirty Kettle martini), and dessert (brownie sundae). The absolute best steak and swordfish we have ever had. The smallest details, from the bread and butter before the meal to the place settings and space between tables were perfection. Waitress was so completely knowledgeable and non-pretentious. Can’t say enough about Coastal Grill - we will return for sure!

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SuzanneC (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We went to Coastal Grill for a birthday. It was easy to make reservations through OpenTable. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing, and our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being overly so. The menu was sufficiently diverse and our food arrived in a reasonable length of time. Everyone enjoyed what he/she ordered, and we're looking forward to coming again on another special occasion.

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goofydad (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This restaurant is very close to being a great dinner out if they can just pay a little more attention to the food. My wife and I both had fish that came with a side of acorn squash. The Squash was huge and the fish was small. Too bad because the fish was delicious and the squash was nothing special. They need to watch how the other gourmet restaurants concentrate on presentation and portions. They've got the basics, it wouldn't take much to make a good meal great.
Other than that the interior design is wonderful, it's not too loud so you can have a nice conversation, and the service is fantastic. I hope they tweak things a bit because they are so close to having a first rate establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Celebrate moving !

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had issues with inside temperature (ac wasn’t keeping up with warmer outside temperatures). Server distracted by a large group seated near our table for two. Food and atmosphere very special.

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OpenTable Diner (Zurich)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Coastal Grill while celebrating my birthday. I had the salmon and he had the steak. They were both excellent. I love the salmon and the wilted bibb salad. The profiteroles for dessert are another one of my favorites. The service was good and the staff was friendly.

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vipLike2eat (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We always have a good experience and great meals at Coastal Grill. Our favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, friendly with very good food!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Great location, nice atmosphere, valet parking - especially in the rain, great food selection, fantastic service and kid friendly. We really enjoyed taking our Florida guests there.

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CGisGreat (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Always consistently good . Food and service is always

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CarlaL (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Dinner was a pleasure as always. Food was awesome and the service was very good as well.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful as always, my friends from by were impressed.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

It was an okay experience. Food was not something I will crave for except for their spinach dip which I thought is the best. I feel like their menu is the smallest menu I’ve ever seen in my visits in restaurants so far but I admire the enterior design of the place. Looks elegant! Our server was nice as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Enjoyed the food and service

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious. I had the salmon and my sons' had the scallops and steak. The only complaint is there wasn't enough scallops on the plate! Everything was great..will come again!

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vipJane (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

A rare night at Coastal. Several entrees were sold out by the time we were sat for our 7:45 reservation. The fish was over salted. And fried scallops were inedible. When I told the server, she said several others had the same feedback. She offered to bring more oysters, but otherwise was unapologetic. This is our usual go to restaurant, but another experience like this and we will be looking elsewhere

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JaelC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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