Cobalt Grille

4.6
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998 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRoxyAtPlay
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting Cobalt Grill. They were doing a great job social distancing and taking the necessary precautions to keep diners safe. Our server was fantastic and everyone friendly, helpful. The food was really good but higher than I expected. I had a dinner salad and added salmon for protein which doubled the price to almost $30. It was delicious but I was surprised and wish the prices for the additions was listed or better communicated. Overall it was five stars!

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SteveZ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and impeccable service. Elegant dining but a laid back unpretentious atmosphere.

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LindsayS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and the Vanilla Crème Brûléewas to die for.

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vipMonteG
Charlotte
106 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had an Excellent Anniversary Celebration Dinner! Lauren was our Server and she did an Excellent Job! Make sure to ask for her! Gary is the owner and a super nice guy! I highly recommend this restaurant when in Virginia Beach!

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ElaineA
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place you can always relie on.

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vipTosh
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cobalt is a wonderful place for dinner. The fish special is always fantastic. The servers are so friendly!

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vipFrankM
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We routinely dine at Cobalt or pick food up to eat at home. They have outdoor service and we were told that they were looking for outdoor options as the weather starts getting colder. The food and service were great as we have come to expect.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both amazing. The waiter was great at recommending drinks based on our preferences. The lemon-basil martini was one of the best I have ever had. Definitely worth trying!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a relaxed late evening dinner. It was wonderful. Love the ambiance. Our second was excellent. We shared the mussels and a classic burger. It was all delicious. We will be back

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vipBethM
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal! Kendall was a fabulous waitress. Hoping COVID is over soon so they can bring back their great live music!

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vipJazzman
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in spite of the COVID 19 restrictions. Great cocktails and the food was superb. Alvin and his team are doing a fantastic job as always.

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vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was OK, food was fair. Not as good as I hoped

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JohnZ
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it was great. We will be back. Service was on point and food was awesome.

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Garry
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food as always. The favorite of the night was the shrimp and scallops risotto.

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vipStuartM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and outside atmosphere was fantastic! Alvin the chef was up to his impeccable standards of culinary excellence and Gary made sure the ambiance was extremely inviting - even with all of the COVID restrictions! We will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Very good food, very well portioned
Unfortunately while we try to relax and dine most of the patrons were VERY LOUD

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jackk
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the Halibut and it was wonderful. Limited menu but understand during this Kungflu. Will come again

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MariaJ
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Odd location this restaurant is in a strip mall the interior is a very dark and dreary definitely needs an upgrade or a face left. My appetizer was terrible and had to be sent back, the pear and gargonzola salad. The pears were mushy and tasted almost as if they were bad.

My husband had the calamari which was delicious. my main course was good...not great shrimp and scallop risotto.

Best chicken fingers for my son!

Wouldn't recommend

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SusanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and the food were spot on!

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RickA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very quiet, greeted promptly at the hostess station by name (because of the Open Table reservation ). :) Service was attentive and cordial. Also greeted by the lead chef Alvin who we have known for several years. It was burger night, and my "Cobalt Bleu'" burger was really great! My wife had the salmon special, really yummy! We wholeheartedly recommend Cobalt Grille!

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and the management team were welcoming, kind and attentive. The food was great and the drinks were as well. Next time we are in town we would definitely come back.

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viplocalguy
Richmond
208 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested a booth in our reservation and were pleased to see they were able to accommodate us . Our server was very attentive and did not rush us. We ordered drinks and an appetizer plate. Dinner was 2 New York strips which were fantastic and 2 shrimp and scallop in risotto dinners which were delicious. We enjoyed everything and look forward to our next visit.

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michelleg
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner - great drinks - wonderful time with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Food was spot on, we were seated outside and felt very safe. Service was outstanding!!

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vipkari
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service as usual!

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Pablo1974
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. We ordered signature hamburgers and they were delicious! We will repeat!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love getting together for burger night with my coworkers.
Delicious food, and excellent service. Staff always remembers us and our regular orders.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious. I also appreciated the care that was taken in regards to masks and distancing!!!!! Server was very nice!

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GoHoos
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared, generous portions, nicely paced by professional server. Gazpacho or she crab? Duck or halibut? Creme brûlée or fried Oreos? Hard to pick a favorite.

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robertD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great and we all need to support our restaurants during these times.

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SandraC
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and even better service. Wendy, our waitress, was excellent.

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Diane
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waitress, Wendy, very helpful with the 90 year old lady for whom we were celebrating her birthday. Very patience and accommodating!

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vipBretW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 8, we were there at 5 so it wasnt busy yet but our waitress was great, food was great. She brought everyones food at the same time. We were going to see a show after dinner & Colbalt really added to our evening of fun !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The only downer was the noise level was out of this world. I could not hear the people at my table.

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nochainresturants
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Cobalt Grille a few times over the past several years. Every time we eat here, we leave feeling like we should come here more. We came for burger night and my daughter was running late. We had reservations and were seated promptly. As soon as my daughter arrived, the waitress arrived at our table to greet her. As always we were pleased with the food, service and atmosphere! We plan to come here more often.

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TinaJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My husband and I went to Cobalt Grille the day after Valentine's Day for dinner. It wasn't busy but it took 45 minutes to receive two appetizers and another 45 minutes after that to receive our meal. Our waitress never indicated that the kitchen was behind or anything so maybe the long wait for food is normal? This was our first time here so I'm unsure if I'd return, especially if I was on a schedule. Lobster Risotto was great though.

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KSSS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great Saturday night out at Cobalt Grille. Place was packed for Valentine's Day weekend. We'd booked a booth to celebrate, but when we arrived the booths were all still occupied. Took a seat on a comfortable couch in the lounge and enjoyed a glass of wine. The staff was very attentive and kept us updated on our table. After a minor wait, the maitre d' whisked us off to Cobalt's semi-private chef's table, where we had a view of Executive Chief Alvin Williams and team working their magic in the kitchen. We shared a bowl of the she crab soup to start, which was wonderfully flavored with Old Bay. My wife ordered the Rockfish special. Both the rockfish and mashed potatoes were delicious. I ordered Cobalt's Faroe Island Salmon Filet. This is always my "go to" meal at Cobalt and it lived up to its high standards. Both meals were cooked to perfection. Throughout the meal, our server was attentive but not overly so. All in all, another great time at Cobalt!

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RoyceJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Valentines Day tradition. Great food, drink, and atmosphere every time!

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Myke
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the ,the food was superb and the service was outstanding. We were loving our seating at the chef's table and will return with more friends for an encore

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sandrat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Always love going there, nice menu and good prices!

FAQs

Cobalt Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cobalt Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 333-3334.

Cobalt Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 998 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.