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About Cobalt Grille

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.

1624 Laskin Road
Suite 762
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
First Colonial

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 333-3334

Website:
http://www.cobaltgrille.com/

Catering:
We cater all special occasions and pharmaceutical programs on and off site.

Parking Details:
Directly next to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
HRT stops in the Hilltop Shopping Center.

Executive Chef:
Alvin Williams

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!

Private Party Contact:
Jenny Johnson: (757) 333-3334

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cobalt Grille Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Cozy (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Casual (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

The burgers were really good, as always, and the service was excellent yet again.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service and the lamb chops was superb. Once again Cobalt Grille delivered! :-)

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Have always had a good experience here but not this last time. Waiter seemed very inexperienced. He forgot to bring bread when it was asked for and basically shrugged it off when he remembered. Our friend received cold mashed potatoes, sent them back and the replacement potatoes were not hot. He gave up on them. It was sad because we had always liked this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and celebrated our 7th anniversary at Cobalt Grille and it was perfect. We started of with wine, we weren't sure exactly which red wine we would like, we described our taste in wine to waitress and she made the perfect recommendation. For our main course my wife had the new York strip and it was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. I had the lamb chops and they were just as amazing. I recommend Cobalt Grille for any occasion the food and atmosphere are great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was delicious! Had great wine and a very tasty Old Fashioned. Service was great -water always filled. There were 7 of us, so only one check and 20% gratuity automatically added --- the only downside. Very good overall - food was worth it!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great service and food. We went for burger night and enjoyed the bacon blue cheese burgers - perfectly cooked beef on a brioche bun - yum. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Service was also perfect - our server was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

By the looks from what appeared to be regular guests, my son and I didn't feel welcomed.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ok, somehow all food, including the signature dish, taste vary salty to me. I guess that's why no salt and pepper as table condiments for a high end restaurant... You don't need to.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was good. Drinks took a little too long but it was the last weekend of the Groupon so I'm guessing that's why.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is always exceptional and our server, Arden, is a gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Been here many times and always leave very satisfied with our meals and service.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a very nice Anniversary dinner Saturday night. The food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Once again, Cobalt was perfect. Went for burger night (half priced) and they were outstanding. Specials are always great. Highly reccomended!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I ordered the New York Strip steak because I had not had a steak in a long time. When I received the steak which was $29 I was just a little put off that the side was French fries. That would have been okay if the steak had been good. It was riddled with gristle and mostly tough. Very disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was great. I had the shrimp risotto they best I have had!

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Cobalt has always been my wife's favorite place for dinner. The menu is always fresh and the food is outstanding. The service is always friendly. One of the best "Manhattans" in town. We'll see you again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic food that is consistent each time we visit. The appetizers are wonderful! Steaks are good, as well as the burgers, the vegan dish and the salads (we are not seafood eaters, so can't comment on the fish).

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed the delicious Ceasar salad to begin our dining then we enjoyed beautifully presented plates one being a Flounder Oscar style and the other Lamb Chops served with a parmesan risotto. We would recommend this restaraunt and we plan to return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service was excellent.
The food was also excellent. I had a flounder special served on potatoes with a light cream sauce that couldn't be beat. We shared the fried green tomatoes--generous and delicious.
The Colbalt Grille makes a great effort to please the eye as well as the pallet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Slow, that's how we can describe our whole evening. Had a 7 o'clock reservation and was seated but did not get our drink order until 7:45
Our meal was not served until 830, the waitress said she was sorry there was a large order ahead of us . I think she had a group in the private dining room as well as our table. We rarely saw her. The food was just OK.
I'm going to give this place a rest, the menu has not been changed in the several years that I have been coming here. If you doing not eat beef or fish there are very limited offerings.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Excellent service and extremely good burgers, as always. An enjoyable evening.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food was okay. Nothing spectacular. My wife and I went for our anniversary, and we weren’t blown away. Everything was seasoned well and tasted good. We got the crème brûlée, while it was good, it was a bit yokey. The server admitted to being short staffed. We probably waiting 5-7 minutes before we got some water and got the server to acknowledge us.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Another great burger night
Service still great
Looking forward to another burger night or any opportunity to visit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went out for an impromptu date night and CBG is a go-to when we want a nice evening with wonderful food. Our server Brian recommend the soup on special which was roasted corn and poblano. If they could jar that soup and sell it I would by it for life! We are never disappointed with the quality of our food, the freshness of ingredients or attentiveness of the staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had made our reservation specifying our anniversary on open table. I modified the time once & somehow the note did not translate the special occasion. Their private tables were booked so we thought we were out of luck. The owner was nice enough to give us the chefs table. Private & overlooking the kitchen. Very appreciative. The service was great and the special was amazing. We'll be back.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Every meal I have had at the Cobalt Grill has been superb! The food quality has been consistently exceptional and the service is always great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I was with a party of six dinners and everyone was very pleased with their food and drink choices. We surprised one dinner with a birthday dessert and he loved it! We all agreed to meet up at the Cobalt as much as possible.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Friendly and professional staffas always. The food was perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food wasn't great at all...not what I expected it to be based off the reviews.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The duck was delicious and tender. The $12 cocktails menus had many drinks to choose from and were awesome.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The Good: Great décor, service (Mike was awesome!), drink menu (martinis), gourmet burgers, very clean and classy
The Not so Good. Ordered lamb and duck. The lamb was ok but chewy and didn't really have full flavor/seasoning. The mushroom and parmesan risotto that accompanied it was AWESOME! The duck was ordered to the chef's recommendation which was medium. While it had good flavor, it was cooked closer to medium-well but had a nice crust. It was served over a bean stew that had sausage and vegetables. Overall not an appealing dish to look at because all the colors were very bland and earthy. The only color were the few carrots in the stew. In retrospect, I'm not sure why there wasn't a starch to speak of on the plate. Three different proteins (beans, sausage and duck) and a few veggies (there may have been some small dice potatoes in there but it wasn't significant) but no pronounced starch like a rice or fingerling potatoes. I will say that each component had decent taste but overall, eaten together, it wasn't a success. A slight modification might have been a stew of medium diced potatoes and carrots, red and yellow bell pepper and no sausage.
Bottom line: I said I would recommend to a friend because it appears they really push and specialize in gourmet burgers. While we didn't try one I would go back because they looked amazing. Cobalt wasn't bad but there are so many other options in the area that provide better food that I would pick them over Cobalt.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Cobalt is consistently delicious and great value for the money. The service is always excellent and attentive. Knowledgeable staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2017

They did a great job and our server Mike was excellent. Found a new wine to enjoy as well.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Four of us went for burger night, one burger was well done and not the medium that had been requested. Everything else tasted good. The service was great! One more comment, it is just too cold in this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Their specials are always wonderful. That's what we had this last visit. I also love their chop salad and their beef carpaccio! The lobster risotto is amazing!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Our group liked the ambiance, service AND the food. We plan to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Cobalt Grille has fantastic menu offerings with delicious seasonal specials. I had the red snapper special and my wife had lamb chops on this visit and both dishes were divine! We enjoyed a quiet table in one of the booths and the service provided by Lauren was outstanding. We highly recommend dining at Cobalt Grille!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Good food with even better service. The staff was very attentive and professional. Lovely ambiance.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always outstanding food at CBG! Check out the specials....they are sure to please.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food, great service, specials are great. Reliable in all categories.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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