COAST Restaurant
COAST Restaurant

COAST Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.coastrestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: (604) 685-5010
  • 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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
COAST Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)special occasion (91)hot spot (75)good for groups (69)vibrant bar scene (58)romantic (44)great for lunch (41)neighborhood gem (36)great for outdoor dining (33)notable wine list (30)late-night find (22)great for brunch (10)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • JMOLadner
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Excellent food and drink. Will be coming back again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Restaurant took 10 minutes to seat us for our reservation. Service was slow. Took 15 minutes for someone just to come to the table. Super hot with the patio heaters outside-felt like you were in a sauna. BTW. I never write reviews but our experience was subpar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    jess
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I went for dinner and it was great atmosphere it was really busy for a wednesday nightand had a good vibe going. Food was fantastic I had the jumbo prawn cocktails and salmon fish and chips. I would reccomend trying their bellini champagne it is to die for. My only thing was that they forgot to bring my food and my friends calamari so a bit akward while my other friends ate all their food by the time my food arrived I prefer for it to all come at once besides that it was an awesome time !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favourite
    Gena
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Coast is one of my top 3 favorite restaurants in downtown Vanvcouver. Everything I have had there is amazing. Make sure you order the Brussels Sprouts - we never leave those out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Con911
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Awesome customer service!!! Food was great! Def going back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    MVee
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Recommend the seafood tower it was amazing all the seafood was super fresh
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy
    gooochimike
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food and service as always is top shelf. If you can and you are in a small party i.e., 2 or 4 people, see if you can get a table overlooking the railing for a view of eh entire restaurant below as well during your meal :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The hostess reprimanded us for being 7 minutes late. She had an unfriendly attitude. The meal was excellent, but extremely rushed. The waitress barely gave us time to look at the menu before she was back asking if we had decided.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hr 50% off great deal
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Good drinks. Great food. Awesome desserts. Friendly service. Chic place for dinner w/friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed this time
    Neesey
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I came here for a birthday dinner. I recommended this place because I have always had great experience from the staff and the delicious food. However, this time, I was disappointed. The service was lacking in speed and hospitality. I didn't get my water refilled until 3/4 way into the dinner. The food came at different times so half the table was eating dinner while the other half was waiting. However, I must admit, the food was amazing. The birthday boy was so happy with his food even though they messed up his main entree (they made the pan roasted sea bass instead of the baked sea bass). The cake was delicious as always and the dessert sampler was spectacular. If it wasn't for the food, I wouldn't have been so happy after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's my waitress?
    SuEJVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I went here on a Sunday. Firstly, it was disappointing that the upstairs of the restaurant was closed. Although, we had made a reservation, we were given a less than desirable table. After requesting a move we were given a table in the lounge. Throughout our meal we were constantly looking for our waitress. As the bottle of wine was not left at our table, we could not pour for ourselves and our glasses were left empty for periods of time. Our seafood and sushi platter was missing wasabi, ginger and hot sauce. Empty plates lingered at our table The service was definitely lacking. Not what I would expect. It definitely seemed like the restaurant was not prepared for how busy they were that night. Much better at lunch. Disappointing
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome!
    VanessaStar
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I bought the $99 - Sunday Night Dining Experience for 2 and it was a super good deal! The seafood platter for appetizer already made us full and the fish trio stuffed us to the top of the throat! all the fish was nicely cooked and the dessert platter was amazing! definitely would go back for another experience again if possible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Iceman
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Good food, great service. Seems to be a great after work hangout if you work downtown with the half hour specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atomosphere
    okuo
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We sat on the heated patio on a rainy day. It felt really warm and cozy. Loved it. The only thing was that the lighting was so low that I had to pull out my phone and turn on the flash light function to read the menu. Don't know how they could improve on that, though. Perhaps use fluorescent ink to print the menu? But that would be tacky. lol We had the COAST Signature Tower. Everything was good as expected. However the lobster was a bit rubbery and tasteless. We tried to use sauces to accentuate its flavor, but it didn't go with any of the 3 sauces that came with the tower (prawn cocktail, tartar and peppercorn). If they had given us the classic hot butter sauce it would have probably been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood at Coast
    JoeVancouver
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We are regular Coast diners since 2012. The food is great and it starts right from the appetizers! The best Caeser's Salad ever and the calamari is done to perfection. I have never tasted calamari quite as delicious as that served at the Coast. The Grilled Tiger Prawns and Scallops are our regular entrees and these two dishes also rate very high on our taste scales. Last but not least, for dessert.....the Banana Cake is a must but please do save some room. The Happy Hour deals are hard to resist with us filling up on everything else with no room for dessert! Great place but call on weekends as it gets rather busy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as Glowbal
    Will2wilVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The burger was a bit too heavy for my liking--possibly the batter used? as the fish itself was nice. The appy was too doughie for my liking.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Place, Special Food
    golfkatVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    It was an evening to remember, with a great waiter, named Crawford. The manager also came by twice just to make sure our evening was special. We got there before 6pm, so enjoyed the happy hour specials at our table, which included all wines by the glass, and the entire left hand side of the menu. This meant starters of a half dozen oysters, and a wonderful Caesar salad. The topper was the whole Maine lobster, steamed perfectly, truffle fries, and a great side dish of crispy and flavorful Brussels sprouts. My wife had the grilled salmon, which was done a little too much, medium, but nonetheless tasty and fresh. You must go there, at least for happy hour, and stay for the main (Maine) event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Fantastically expensive but nice for a special occasion or if you're made of money
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favourite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    There are so many options to eat in Vancouver but Coast retains a special place in my heart. The best way i can express it is as follows - i'm allergic to seafood and shellfish, and yet it remains my favourite restaurant in Vancouver. Great, excellent wait staff; a good bar; delicious fish and "turf" selections. Special shoutout for how they treat special occaisions - my wife and i were really well taken care of on the anniversary of our first date - from a beautiful dessert to the manager checking on us to a nice table upstairs. By far the strongest of all the Glowbal Restaurants.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annoying
    Annoyed
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I booked through open table and did not need the restaurant to call me the day before and the day after dining there. The food was okay but we were not offered coffee and after waiting for 20 minutes we had to ask for the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coast Restaurant
    ktkt
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.