Cobalt Grille

4.6
918 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Treat yourself to a wonderful dining experience. Delicious food, great cocktails, extensive wine list and first class service at this locals favorite established in 2000.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(757) 333-3334
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alvin Williams
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Private party facilities
Contact Cobalt Grille to learn how we can host your next event.
Our Private Dining Room is ideally suited for holiday parties,
dinner with friends & family, birthdays, anniversaries,
business gatherings or Pharmaceutical programs. We will create an event that exceeds you expectations!
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Private party contact
Jenny Johnson: (757) 333-3334
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Catering
We cater all special occasions and pharmaceutical programs on and off site.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
First Colonial
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Parking details
Directly next to the restaurant.
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Public transit
HRT stops in the Hilltop Shopping Center.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was delicious!

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JR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger night is the BEST!!

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was very nice and the service was great.
The food was okay, nothing special and the drinks are overpriced.

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k
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and service!!!!! One of my favorite places to eat!

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M
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my favorite, the chicken penne pasta, great on a cold day. Salmon Rockefeller was also great.

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E
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The kitchen was having a rough night so things were not going too well. Head chef out on a family emergency. Short staffed in kitchen because of flu our server told us. Ran out of arugula for salad, ran out of french fries, ran out of the pear tart and we were a 6:30 reservation. Usually pretty good but not that night. Server was good and nice atmosphere.

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NT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

A great meal with awesome service!

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FM
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cobalt Grill never disappoints for wither lunch or dinner. Always interesting specials!!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Chef got too carried away with the salt shaker. Also, ambient sound level definitely was not moderate; it was downright loud. Table and surroundings were not well cleaned.

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GM
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun and delicious place to meet friends

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SN
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent Christmas Eve Dinner with family. Excellent in every respect. A true gem in Virginia Beach. Applauds to Management and Staff!

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v
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was once again great and the portions were very large. Three out of four took some home.

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V
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious! The service was relatively attentive, although there were times when we had to wait for more water or tea. Cobalt is a family favorite and never disappoints.

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an outstanding meal here during me and my wife’s anniversary. Would absolutely recommend and I have recommended Cobalt to my friends and colleagues.

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M
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Had the chicken penne pasta in champagne sauce, wonderful on a cold day.

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MJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice evening

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TT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had delicious burgers .... first time trying them since it was half price burger night! We have always ordered larger dinner entrees, but the burger and fries will definitely bring us back again. Great place for an evening with friends!

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KR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here!
Owner has the pholocify of customer service!
Highly recommend!

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HP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We recently went to Cobalt Grille for our 16th wedding anniversary after reading stellar reviews online. Unfortunately we were left underwhelmed with our food and price. My husband and I both ordered from their nightly specials, beef Wellington and lamb. Both dishes were very salty, the Wellington was so salty I couldn’t finish. When we got the bill and saw that just the Wellington was $45 I was shocked. I definitely have higher expectations for a date night meal than runs over $150.

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OT
Western NC
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal. Brian was our server he was friendly and efficient. Our entries were excellent. I suggest the fried mushroom appetizer and the seafood risotto was awesome.

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AH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner was great. The restaurant was extremely efficient handling the large number of guests. The turkey with all the "trimmings" was ample in amount and very tasty. Green beans that accompanied the meal were at best,marginal. Two of our tablemates had different selections one
had the duck the other the pork rib steak-both also good. The deserts were very small, but also good.
This is a great place for lunch or dinner. We recommend it to all.

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DR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice choices for fix price menu. Portions were substantial and food delicious.

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BC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent! She Crab soup divine!
Our waiter was very nice, but service was slow. I think he may have had too many tables to care for.

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w
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice wine list and extensive menu. Service is always great.

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GD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The crab cake was pretty good and the food overall was tasty. A little loud for me tastes, especially as it got later in the evening.

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L
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Cobalt - food & friendly service .......Always Consistent

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B
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cobalt is always a great time with wonderful food and excellent service!! It is always consistently a great meal!

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M
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy Cobalt. Had the salmon Rockefeller special, MR. Very tasty.

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ME
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food here is the reason for coming. It's always excellent! Our waitress was very nice, however the kitchen crew did NOT pay attention to the instructions we gave to our server; when my husband's plate arrived, it had a pickle on it, which he has an allergy to, and requested that it not be anywhere on the plate. It came with a pickle, and without the french fries he ordered. It was quickly remedied, however I always find it weird to start eating and the other person at the table doesn't have their food anymore comma because the wait staff took it back to the kitchen. Also I found that for a 6:45 dinner the lights were very bright in the dining room. I was hoping for a romantic dinner, which would definitely include lower lighting. The bar lounge is great and should really have some swinging music in there. Love this place!

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P
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was very slow, our waitress was missing in action and unprofessional I asked
another waitress to give me another drink because my drink tasted like carbonated water,
no flavor.
The food was okay, nothing special.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great night celebrating our Anniversary, the food and service was excellent. My husband says the Duck is the best he has had in a long time

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great food. Always.

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KD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, highly recommend it for any occasion!

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is good but very expensive. Even though the portion looked like it was a good size it was mainly because of the risotto not the amount of seafood. For the amount that they charge you would think that they could just use cloth linens and not put paper on top of the table cloth.

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KK
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

second time here and there was also a group wine dinner - going on at the same time - so less romantic but the food was excellent as was our service - would come again

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NM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I's favorite date night spot! Consistently, the best tasting food in the area.

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KF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I come to VA Beach twice a year and I always make a trip to Cobalt Grille. I’ve been there six times (for lunch and dinner). I’ve sat at the bar, in the bar area and seated in the restaurant. This last visit I was celebrating a birthday. The food did not disappoint. The seasonal soup being offered was the pumpkin bisque. It was delicious!!! And since the duck wasn’t available I went for another fave - the shrimp and scallop risotto. And the lemon basil-tini hit the spot.

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Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cobalt Grill serves fabulous meals consistently. On this occasion we had our 93 year old mother with us and wanted to make sure she could hear. They ended up giving us the Chef's table when a booth did not open up. We were treated like royalty, the food was superb and we got to watch Chef Alvin, who came and spoke to us. It is one of my favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach.

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RG
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Portobello fries were DELICIOUS! That was our starter. We enjoyed our entrees. My husband had a special and I loved the crab cakes. Service was very good.

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DD
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service equals a good dining experience.

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