COAST Restaurant
COAST Restaurant

COAST Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coastrestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: 6046855010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Thurs: 11:30am - 1:00am
    Fri: 11:30am - 2:00am
    Sat: 4:30pm - 2:00am
    Sun: 4:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Gonzalez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Glowbal Catering Group is here to help you with your function large or small. Call for details and any inquiries.
  • Special Events: COAST is the perfect venue to handle all of your special events and functions with flexible seating, private dining facilities, a separate lounge space, and seating capacity up to 260 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alberni Street between Thurlow and Burrard
  • Public Transit: 5 minutes away from Burrard Street Sky Train Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available Thur - Sat from 6:00pm.
    Most evenings earlier in the week offer plenty of metered street parking.
A word from COAST Restaurant
COAST showcases the best quality seafood served with classic style. Fresh oysters along with signature dishes like Dungeness crab cakes, seafood platters, chowders and sushi. Landlubbers may select juicy cuts of Triple A Canadian Prime beef. Wine list features 100 wines under $100, stocked full of gems. Adjacent O Lounge features an intimate split-level room seating 70, with plush, tangerine mid-rise sofas and sultry back-lit columns
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
COAST Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
174 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)special occasion (82)hot spot (73)good for groups (63)vibrant bar scene (60)romantic (46)great for lunch (43)great for outdoor dining (38)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (26)late-night find (21)great for brunch (11)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Coast Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A group fo eight dined on the Coast Retaurant special offer. Have to say the food and service was excellent. Great value and would do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anniversary
    FancyNancy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great decor, surprisingly large and excellent bar design. Delicious seafood selections, food quality outstanding. We were treated like royalty. Our server Trevor was informative, attentive and patient. The ambience was perfect for our event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place except for...
    JMicha33VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The Music is always too loud! -- But No, I am not too old! (Pete Townsend quote) (Not a great choice in music taste either) It's hard to have conversation! It is the main reason I & many of my friends do NOT go here more often. Same owners as Black and Blue - which I also like immensely but my peers feel the same about the music level there and unfavorable choice of music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Biancamaple
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant has genuine and amazing customer service..their staff is awesome.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best in Vancouver and beyond
    HB4Travelers
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Every year for the past 4 years, we visit Vancouver BC. We live in Huntington Beach, California. The Coast Restaurant has the finest Seafood and best Salmon we have had in years. The restaurant has a great set-up, with round 360 degree Oyster Bar in the Center, along with a first and second floor. We were seated on the second floor, next to the railing, with a great view of the Bar and tables below. We were treated like royalty, and our two friends absolutely loved this place! Thanks to the management for spoiling us, as they do every time! The restaurant is bubbling with excitement and very Busy, even on a Thursday night, so be sure to make advance reservations. You won't be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Guys from Oakland
    OaklandFoodies
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    For a restaurant with an expensive menu, it was barely passable. All food was mediocre except for the chowder whiich was very good. The service was awful. I had my had frantically waving for service for what seemed liked 5 minutes with no less that 5 wait people passby by with no response. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was too expensive, with mediocre food and sub standard service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In France it's much better!
    Carol
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Quantity not huge Oyster a bit milky Poor variety of shellfish Super noisy
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Factory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Coast may have been a foodie stop at one point but it seems they have lost their way. The food is good, but there is a factory feeling about it. They turn out a ton of food very quickly and serve bus tours in the middle of it all. Our mains, were deliveried at the exact same time as our appys were take away - felt like an assembly line. Halibut was over cooked - a bit mushy when it gets overdone. I asked for vegs only with my fish and left it to the kitchen to decide on the veg option. I got asparagras wood - thick stocks of asparagras. I don't think the outer skin was shaved. Service was very good. All of the plates looked good. Just too formula-ic for the price.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood
    Rick
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food was Great, I would stay away from their sushi rolls..looked like they were made in molds and fell apart easily. Otherwise eveything else was very tasty-I liked the fact that nothing was super heavy..so even after dessert- you good walk away without feeling stuffed (ie.food coma) Also saw that they have great tables that can accomodate large groups (which can be hard to find these days)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Coast IS The Best
    Firetruckguy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've been to MANY restaurants around and in particular in Vancouver and I'd have to rate the Coast as one of the best as to the food and variety on the menu. I especially liked the outdoor patio as it's intimate, comfortable yet the street sounds/activity aren't an issue. The menu and food are great as is the overall experience. I've dined alot at many restaurants locally and around the world and the Coast stands out as one of the best that I'll always recommend and taking clients there tomorrow night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better second time
    babakoto
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had a lovely dinner and we were seated upstairs away from the noise and chaos of the main floor. When we go back, I would definitely specify an upstairs table. Food was good, service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VanessaStar
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    went there for lunch with a friend and sat outside the patio. lunch was good, lots of food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For seafood fanatics
    skalletor32
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Awesome place to spoil yourself with good food. I would recommend Coast to anyone who loves seafood, and is ready to spend a good amount of money. The chef's choice of oysters was a great starter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ptrosh
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was excellent but wine list is substantially overpriced. Same bottle of wine at a nearby comparable restaurant is 20% less. Server was abrupt and not very helpful. A very average experience for a downtown Vancouver restaurant. Not likely to go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed
    sweetVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were given an amuse bouche when we arrived and the service was excellent. Attentive, but not rushed. I was really impressed that I received a phone call afterwards from a manager asking how our meal was. I would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Series of mishaps
    AshleighJ
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were served flat champagne, our oyster order was never entered which made us wait 40 minutes for them when they're suppose to take 3-4 min, we ordered bread that never came and the restaurant was out of the bottle of wine we ordered and in substitute served us something that was equivalent but it was actually very sweet wine when we wanted dry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • juno49
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Simply amazing. Coast is one of my favourite go to restaurant when it comes to seafood. I took a dear friend who was visiting from Toronto to Coast and he loved the classic steamed mussels and grilled lingcod. My pan seared scallops were cooked perfectly! Carl, our server, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Even the restaurant manager stopped by twice to make sure everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great place to eat
    Kirby
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I have eaten here twice in the past month. Great service, the food is fresh and the presentation is good. I would recommend it to all of my friends. Obviously the staff has tried the food because when u ask about a selection on the menu they are very passionate with their reply. I like that. Their choices have always been fantastic! Thank u!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great business lunch
    Tastytime
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great visit!
    Hroc30
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was a little loud by the bar, but the staff was excellent and the food was amazing, perfect portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coast Experience
    Beens
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was good, quick, attentive, server was very capable but rushed…she had time only to serve not really to engage or make contact or to make us feel comfortable. Food was cold, over rated and over priced. Lobster tail was cold and not de-veined, scallops cold, ratatouille gratin tasted like tinned tomato sauce with veggies- not hot, mussels were very good but not hot. Sashimi and sushi was excellent. The burrata salad was the best item on the menu - great size, good value, big portion of burrata, excellent oil, very tasty layer of proscuitto and really fresh tomatoes. YUM Dessert was good choco selection was very good, nicely done and great to share. Overall mixed - we would return for the burrata salad.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent seafood.
    Breac
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. We ate outside on a warm evening. It seemed to me that had we eaten inside our conversation would have been drowned out by the music. Our waiter was very knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect!!!
    Lovepasta
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Pre-Elton John Dinner with friends in from Kamloops......The dinner, wine list through to the desserts could not have been better!!!! One of the top five meals we've every had at a Vancouver restaurant. Server was so nice and attentive to our needs and limited timeline pre concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but let us finish it!
    Sassyjuggernaut
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great place for seafood - the food and wine were excellent, our server was excellent....however there was one moment that marred our experience just a little. We had the oysters to start and the Surf & Turf platter for our main. It was a special/romantic occasion and we wanted to take our time. So, when the 'food runner' came to take our oysters before we were done, we were immediately annoyed. My husband rightly said, "Put that plate down!" Which the food runner did. Once we were clearly finished, he took our plate away and replaced with our main. The rest of the night was great but for that one moment it felt we were being rushed and also a lack of awareness. I would definitely go back again because everything else was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snugs
    Snugs
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We found it very noisy,tables very close together. Not a place to hold a conversation without raising Your voice. I had salted sea bass, it was my mistake, just to salty😟
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, noisy environment
    luv2dine99
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We make it a point to get to Coast at least once per year. The oysters and seafood are great. Just now we were there early on a Saturday night. Already the noise on the main floor was a bit much, but we are over 45 so perhaps that explains it.) The oyster bar guys must be deaf, or exhausted from it by night's end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    lovefood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was perfect from the moment we stepped into the restaurant. We were greeted by more than one host(ess), the service was wonderful (she was very knowledgeable of the menu and the different types of fish), and the food was absolutely amazing. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    Mike1944
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My girlfriend and I had looked forward to going to coast because of our great experience two years ago. Something has definitly changed with the reatuarant. The Sable fish and Salmon were inedible, not fully cooked or seasoned. When the manager asked us what we thought of the food, we voiced our displeasure and in return he stuck his nose up and walked away. I have never seen a manager as rude, to customers and employees, as the one at coast. I would not ever recommend this reatuarant, unless to an enemy who I really didn't like.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    DiningJim
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    What a brilliant evening out, everything was perfect, the ambience, the food, the wine, the service. We shall definitely be back. The desert plate for our friend's wedding anniversary was amazing. Thank you Coast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rolls
    Wishedformore
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My spider roll and Brussels sprouts were not as satisfying as they were a couple of years ago. Was slightly disappointed in the overall experience. Last time the service was friendly and appearance was much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night
    limegirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Dinner at Coast was very nice. The atmosphere, the staff and the food were all 4-5 stars for sure. I really loved the Tuna Poke as an Appi, and my friend enjoyed her Sablefish very much. I had the steamed mussels/clams with Thai sauce. I usually love ordering a shellfish pot at restaurants, so was comparing to others that I have had in the past. The flavour of the sauce was great, but I found the clams to have an odd taste to them. I also thought the portion was a bit small for the price. Ultimately, I think I just ordered the wrong item because everything going by our table looked so fantastic, delicious and beautifully presented. I will definitely be going back to try a few different things. Our Caesar with prawn garnish was the BEST.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent seafood
    John
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Coast is reliably good for seafood, especially fish. However, the background music is a bit too energetic, so conversations at the table are hard. The wine list is good, but over-priced.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A great dinner at Coast. We shared the hot seafood platter. Best scallop I've ever eaten. Shrimp could have had more flavour and the sablefish seemed slightly undercooked. Delectable cheesecake for dessert. All in all a great dinner and great ambiance. Excellent service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steamers (Mussels and clams)
    Bummed
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I raved about the steamers to my collegue when I took him here but since they have changed it from a steamers pot to a plate/ shallow bowls seems like its no longer value for money even though the the taste was still ok. Literally 6 mussels and 7 clams hardly worth the $18+ dollars i paid. Bit disappointing and embarrassing given the great plug i gave my collegue before hand :(
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/service/good environment
    foodloversVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I normally won't prefer outside table but this one made me feel very comfortable. Enjoy the warmth and good view of the fire behind the glass. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The seafood platter was very good and fresh. The menu didn't state it came with that many so we're pretty full and have to skip our favourite dessert - that would leave us an excuse to return. Service was good. We walked around and the bar setting is quite attractive, but a bit dark inside the restaurant. There are dining areas good for groups. Overall good impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    harrigan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our sushi was excellent (though quite expensive), and we had great service at the bar and at our table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Coast was recommended to us by some friends upon our visit to Vancouver. We went there for our anniversary dinner and were pleasantly surprised. The service was impeccable, our waiter Chris was so attentive as were the rest of the staff. Dinner was fabulous and the surprise Anniversary dessert topped off the evening. FABULOUS
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TTTerrieVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Bouillabaisse & Atlantic lobsters are always prepared to perfection!! Service is predictably prompt del w/ smiles. However, surprised to find out this hot spot doesn't offer soy or almond milk for coffee/tea drinkers. Likewise, salads are totally unacceptable, limpy & shredded apples on top were brown!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service and food
    LabLady
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was our first visit and will NOT be our last! We had a wonderful server named Liam and manager named Robert who were extremely professional and helpful. The sablefish melted in your mouth! The food, ambience, and service were amazing! Looking forward to our next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sablefish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We got table 202 which was perfect , server was good, all the food was great except the sablefish that us part of the hot signature platter. Sablefish is my favourite fish and I've always been satisfied at other restaurants except this one. M
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.