On a recent trip to the beach to celebrate our 20th anniversary, my husband and I were delighted to have dinner at Cobalt Restaurant in Orange Beach, Alabama. I am excited to share the tastes and sights Cobalt has to offer!
We wanted somewhere special to celebrate this occasion, and I am here to say Cobalt fit the bill! You will find this restaurant next to the Caribe Resort in Orange Beach, under the Perdido Pass Bridge. Open daily for lunch and dinner, each table offers an amazing view of the bay.
When you enter the lobby, you will be delighted to see a small pond with beautiful flowers and fish swimming around.
Also in the lobby, you will find a small gift shop, and a confectionary displayed with desserts, candies, and cupcakes you could purchase to take home. Cobalt has a warm, inviting atmosphere you are sure to love.
Our visit to Cobalt was early on a Tuesday evening, so the place was still a bit empty. We were so glad we got there early, because our hostess quickly showed us to a table with the most magnificent view of the bay!
Distracted Tip: Cobalt does not take reservations. Be sure to arrive early to avoid long wait times during peak travel seasons.
Our server was the nicest gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor. He proceeded to welcome us to Cobalt~ “where the food was delicious and the service was so-so.” This bit of sarcastic humor made us feel at home right away!
Our meal began with a delectable bread basket containing wheat, multi-grain, and cheese topped breads. All accomapanied by herb butter. The breads were warm and delicious, letting us know our taste buds were definitely in for a treat.
Cobalt’s Crab Bisque is definitely a hearty soup. It was superb; with chunks of succulent crab, just the right seasoning, and a warm and creamy soup. A chill was in the air that evening, so it was just what we needed to warm our insides. It was comfort in a bowl!
A rule we live by when visiting the beach is to have seafood for dinner at least one night while there. For that reason, I chose the Catch of the Day, which was Mahi Mahi, as my entree.
The Mahi-Mahi was served with Jambalaya Rice and Brown Butter Green Beans. You can order the fish baked, blackened, or grilled. I chose the Grilled Mahi since I would be having the spicy Jambalaya Rice with it. A little bit of spice is great for me, but not a lot.
My dinner choice did not disappoint! The combination of the Grilled Mahi and the spicy rice was just right, and the green beans were tender crisp, just the way I love them. We took our time eating, savoring every bite. We lingered over dinner and paced ourselves. There had to be room left in our tummies for dessert. It was our anniversary after all, what better time to indulge?
Finally, it was time for sweets! I chose the Vanilla Creme Brulee and my husband ordered the Cajun Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce.
These desserts were both so tasty! We finished the Creme Brulee completely, and ate just a bit of the Bread Pudding. Our server was kind enough to offer a to go box for the remainder of the Bread Pudding along with an extra cup of the sauce. That sauce is The Stuff!!! I believe I could have eaten just a bowl of the sauce. Regardless, the Bread Pudding made a wonderful breakfast the next morning with a warm cup of french press coffee in our room.
Cobalt Restaurant was a great experience for us. We wanted the evening to be special, and it definitely was. Next time you visit the beautiful Alabama Beaches, give them a try. Cobalt does not disappoint!