Cobalt Grille

4.6
863 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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
What 863 People Are Saying
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food
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service
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is always delicious and service is wonderful. We recommend asking for Lauren! She's the best!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Stayed at VA beach for the week on vacation. Made the trek to Cobalt grill and it was worth the Uber. Best seafood dinner we had all week and we had some great seafood dinners. The only reason I rated Cobalt 4 stars instead of 5 stars is that our waitress was the MOST RUDE waiter that we have every had! Very unfriendly.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Cobalt is one of our favorites in Virginia Beach! Accommodating to vegetarians and Vegan Bowl is very good. Excellent ambiance and service.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Service and food was really excellent. I was there twice this week. Servers Wendy and Montana were excellent. It's nice to go to a restaurant that's quiet and conversations can be held.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We always have a great time at Cobalt Grille. The service is always spectacular, and the food is delicious. I can’t recommend them enough. If you want a casual dining experience where you leave with a full belly, a smile on your face, and looking forward to the next time, then Cobalt is the place!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Took my wife there for her birthday. The duck and filet mignon was incredible. The waitress and owner we're about the friendliest people ever. One of the best nights out in a long time. I would highly recommend this as your next place to eat at.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The mahi was terrific the scallops were too salty. Service and ambiance were great. They called us to let us know we left an umbrella.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Love the spot. Prices are reflective of the area. The decor and vibe are very nice and are suitable for almost any occasion. We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes and fish and chips. The fries were a bit greasy but the meal was great overall.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

As always Gary delivers a excellent product as well as his Waite staff. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Food was outstanding and cooked as ordered. Wait staff was superb and courses were timely delivered. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but cost was equal to the quality of food served. Drinks were very good and well mixed. I would not recommend for families with small children; both of our "children" are 18 and 22 and appreciate finer dining, and this was definitely finer dining but extremely casual. I highly recommend this restaurant and will visit again when in Virginia Beach.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

We went for half-price burgers. Excellent burgers and delicious home-made steak fries. Server was outstanding - wish I remembered her name. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We were visiting our son and daughter-in-law and wanted to treat them to a nice evening without their 3 year old. Food and service were great. Only negative was the noise level.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

It seems there are a handful of restaurants that gets it right every time and this is one of them. We have our fave spots that we have been going to for years and we notice a similarity: Caring people who want to make your dining experience the best it can be. Love Cobalt

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Favorite place to meet. Wonderful food and service. Can't be beat!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Shrimp and scallop risotto was extraordinary as was the grouper with lobster and crab. Service was helpful.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food! Great service!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This meal was outstanding! Great food, interesting wine selection, and excellent service. Can't wait to go back again!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

This neighborhood gem has been our favorite place to go for dinner the four years we have been living in Virginia Beach. We recommend to visit on burger nights, every Tuesday, for some delicious burgers. The staff is just awesome. We will miss you when we now move back to Norway. Keep up the great work!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Visiting the beach..it was suggested by a long time visitor. Food was temendous. Preview the menu as it is small and intricate,but absolutely delicious. Our kids enjoyed all of their food as well. We got chicken with a cream sauce that was amazing. The desserts were so worth it as well. Our server was prompt and very informative.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I loved the ambiance and the food and drinks were amazing. I found the server rather snobby and stuck up. Not fun!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

This neighborhood gem has been our favorite place to go for dinner the four years we have been living in Virginia Beach. We recommend to visit on burger nights, every Tuesday, for some delicious burgers. The staff is just awesome. We will miss you when we now move back to Norway. Keep up the great work!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The vegan bowl is outstanding! It is my favorite place to meet my friends for lunch, and I know everyone will enjoy themselves.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This neighborhood gem has been our favorite place to go for dinner the four years we have been living in Virginia Beach. We recommend to visit on burger nights, every Tuesday, for some delicious burgers. The staff is just awesome. We will miss you when we now move back to Norway. Keep up the great work!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The place to be for great burger experience.

I’ll be back soon.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had an excellent meal, cocktails, apps, main were all wonderful!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Everyone enjoyed the dinner.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

In the past dining here was great, however the menu prices are at a premium the service was not. The waitress was unpleasant, and when she was it seemed forced. The service was not on par with past experiences. The fails were many to include no name given until asked, waters had to be requested, no crackers with soup,..... just too many easy things to do right to enhance the experience that weren't. Pre-occupied maybe, not sure but it was also noted that
the hostess was just doing the basics...it was just not a good night for a family dinner for four at the Cobalt grille and it was mainly due to the level of service.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Delicious food cooked to order. Friendly and professional staff.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Our 4th and best visit yet. Some issues in the past about food prep (a twist tie left in my entree), service (server was inattentive), seating (the far left bench seat was in an awkward angle and a little firm) all overcome this visit. Glad to see the improvement because the food has always been wonderful! We will visit again and much sooner next time thanks to the all-around improvement and continuing great food!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Beautiful, interesting restaurant. In a shopping mall, so you get quite a surprise once inside. Food was quite good. Fresh fish , good service. Definitely a go-to place if you're tired of chain restaurants.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Absolutely Devine!

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We have been to Cobalt a lot, but we brought some friends who had not been there for a long time. It ended up being almost a 4-hour dinner and it only felt like minutes. The food and service we great - and we really appreciated their patience!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We wee a group of old friends catching up & meeting new friends. Ambiance was lovely, noise level was low, good service , with excellent food. Evening was delightful and a huge success

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We love Cobalt and have been here many times. Never disappointed! This was a wine dinner (held monthly) and the creativity and delicious food are unequaled for this type of dinner at this price. Chef Alvin is a rock star and his team the best!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Cobalt Grill is not a grill at all...rather an upscale dining experience. A great place for a special occasion or just a great meal. The spinach salad is a perfect start. The salmon is some of the best in town. Wonderful wine selection.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I brought my mom here for her birthday dinner. We had 7 PM reservations & were seated right away. The restaurant was more family friendly than I remembered. It had been 3-4 years since I’d been down there.

The soft shell crab was a little heavy with the beer batter.
Mom had he duck breast and it was done quite well. The sides were standard - asparagus & mashed potatoes. They were okay, nothing to write home about. I had the snapper special. It was left under the heat lamp too long and was dried out. But the flavor would have been great had it been served more timely.

That said, the waiter was very helpful and nice. Especially given the number of folks in the restaurant.

I’m not sure I would go back to Cobalt.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Love coming to this little place. Super friendly staff, great atmosphere, easy menu. Took my mom, grandmother and sister her for a Mother's Day luncheon. Great place to linger over coffee and dessert. I recommend the She-Crab soup, quiche and the Chef's Selection Dessert Trilogy is a must!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Cobalt Grill never disappoints! The fries were a tad under cooked but everything else was spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

You can never go wrong having a meal at Cobalt Grille. Whether you go for lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed.

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