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  3. Distance: 3.70mi
  4. Distance: 3.77mi

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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Good for a Date (46)
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Good for Birthdays (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Fit for Foodies (37)
Worth the Drive (33)
Local Ingredients (30)
Romantic (30)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Business Meals (26)
Notable Wine List (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Cozy (19)
Seasonal (19)
Casual (18)
Fun (16)
Authentic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Healthy (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Hot Spot (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Of all nights for Coastal Grill to run out of chicken! 3 people at our table had been planning to order that and were so disappointed. Cod as a replacement for one of them just didn't cut it. Otherwise, everything was fine.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great. Our favorite restaurant

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The acoustics are terrible. You can't hear anyone at your table. I was hoarse from shouting.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Would prefer larger selection of vegetables and option of substituting without charge if one doesn't want acorn squash.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always excellent food! Love the acorn squash. Very nice for a special occasion. Wish they served moscato wine but it is not available.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Outstanding meal In a lovely location with excellent service. Really made my wife’s birthday special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Coastal Grill. The food was excellent and the service was attentive - the wait staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the steak, yummy squash and red potatoes. The profiteroles for dessert were very tasty. Overall, we consider Coastal Grill to be one of the top restaurants in the Virginia Beach area. The decor is inviting and beautiful in the main room. We will be back again when we are in Virginia Beach.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As always a great choice if you are looking for a seafood meal that is always consistently great! Service, food and wine was perfect for a long day and needing a nice meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Probably our best most reliable restaurant in town. I am still loving the soft shells! The bartenders are great also.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great soft shell crabs!!!! Love the decor of the place.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Perfect dinner with extended family for great night out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food and service. Accomodating staff. Love the valet parking.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always excellent service and food here. We come almost every time we are in Virginia Beach. Tables are spaced nicely so you are not sitting on top of the next table. Great value.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Outstanding preparation and presentation of soft shell crabs; best I've ever had, as well as pan seared grouper and Coastal Grill's signature baked acorn squash. A nice selection of IPA's at the bar. Morgan was a great server.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for special dinners for over 20 years. It is 100% consistently excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The drinks were not at all impressive. I ordered a martini and it not only was weak but it was served with shaved ice (not good) in it. My friend's whiskey sour was also very, very weak. I would not order drinks next time or else order something "on the rocks."
The food was excellent, but the acoustics in the restaurant were so poor it was difficult to speak in a normal voice. Too bad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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