Very SurprisedI had read some mixed reviews about this place, but was very surprised. I went because of the proximity to my hotel. The salad was great. The stir fried oriental lobster was outstanding. It was served over fried? spinach. Very unique.. I had the ice cream and it was fine, just not as good as the rest of the meal. A little expensive but I really enjoyed it.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDC Coast is fabulousSadly, they are in a location that is a main thoroughfare and in DC, that is prime location for individuals asking for money. DC Coast cannot control this, I understand, but it is definitely a turn-off as one is waiting for a valet-parked car. That said, I will be back!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightExcellent I all respects;we thoroughly enjoyed; recommend highly.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMParty of fiveFood and service truly exquisite. Second visit consistent with the first. Entrees were tasty and fanciful and prepared with only the freshest ingredients, e.g. homemade pastas and newly harvested beans. Love the fresh anchovies on ceasar salad (upon request). Celebrated college graduation and Mother's Day and staff were spot on with name recognition for both mother and son and menu was personalized with their names imprinted. Nice touch of class.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy familiy and I dined atMy familiy and I dined at this restaurant for Mother's Day. The entire family starting from ages 14 to 57 had a great time. The 20% gratuity for our party of 7 was automatically added to the bill and was worth every cent. The service was EXCELLENT. The entire family is looking forward to dining there again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch spotAlways dependable and consistently good food with fresh and seasonable choices.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMfun to go and enjoylovely ambience staff attentive, smart, humorous, patient and caring. Lovely fish selection5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelllent food, service andExcelllent food, service and ambience. The scallops were terrific.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy go-to restaurantI have been going to DCC since it opened. The restaurant is elegant but very comfortable and welcoming. The staff are fantastic. They attend to you, but are not pushy and let you eat. Unheard of these days in an industry that "moves tables" to maintain profit.
The food is always fantastic and is naturally focused on seafood. This is a restaurant where I have taken all ages and professions and they are always happy. How many restaurants can reach that bar?5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth it!From the greeting, cocktails, and food, DC Coast did not disappoint.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful appetizer of perfectlyWonderful appetizer of perfectly cooked scallops with citrusy greens and ramps. Very balanced dish. Also lovely pacific salmon.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding andService was outstanding and though we were there a long time, we were not rushed at all. We were a party of three and two of the three meals were outstanding...and the other was very good too but a bit undercooked (based on the chef recommendation. All-in-all though it was a very good dining experience. We've been there four times over the last five years or so and it's always been very enjoyable.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDC Coast RocksGreat cocktails....liked Tito vodka. Food was fantastic as usual....had the diver scallops on a ham emulsion with finely diced cubes of roasted sweet potato.....wish you could bring back two wonderful dishes from the past....diver scallops on fresh pea risotto and beef on top of grits surrounded by beet puree (looks like sunrise around the plate). Have only had one little bad experience. Did not care for the brussels sprouts during the visit before last....way undercooked...no hint of apple. Wish I could take some cooking lessons at your restaurant. Would love to learn how to sear scallops perfectly. If you ever decide to do it, please contact me. I always highly recommend DC Coast to everyone....I keep coming back again and again.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice for a special weekend.With so many dining choices in Washington, DC, and a visit that only is 3 days, it is hard to know what restaurant to choose for a Saturday night dinner. We chose wisely this time! D.C. Coast was both elegant and comfortable - a combination that is hard to find. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding, and the ambiance was perfect. The rockfish and swordfish selections were outstanding. The scallops were prepared perfectly, and the crab cakes delicious. Although too full from eating all on our plates, we indulged in desserts - yummmm!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was impeccable.The service was impeccable. The food was great. The crab cakes were full of crab meat and fell apart under the slightest pressure from a fork. It seemed like there was no breading holding the crab cake together. The NY Strip was tender and flavorful. Loved the sweet potato gnocchi. I suggest it for special occasions because, even after one visit, I trust that my dining experience is good hands here.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA Lovely Special Occasion PlaceThevrestaurant is beautiful. The service was great. I brought a couple of colleagues here for dinner and everyone was loved both their dinner and the venue. The lobster corn bisque wa exquisite. But the roasted sweet potatoes with diver scallops was completely overwhelmed by the bacon.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery interesting and deliciousVery interesting and delicious variations on older dishes. Very well done - attentive wait staff with special attention to our needs.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best-prepared swordfishOne of the best-prepared swordfish dishes I have had. We were all extremely pleased with our food. It was wonderfully quiet, a great place to catch up with old friends!!!!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic. I tendAbsolutely fantastic. I tend to rely on the server for their beverage and menu suggestions. Normally it doesn't take long to determine if they are using my trust as a way to jack up the bill or if they really take pride in their work. This was our first visit to the restaurant so she highlighted their "can't miss" items. All of them lived up to her presentation. Our best meal of 2013, by far.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Downtown Seafood RestaurantThis is a very nice seafood restaurant that is very popular judging by the crowd on a Wednesday night. The service was knowledgable and attentive, wanting for nothing. All of our plates were fresh tasting, delicious and nicely presented. I can definitely recommend for a seafood meal.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMi go here every once in ai go here every once in a while and it is always excellent. love the fish.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always good.The food is always good. The service is always good. We can hear each other speak.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was excellent.The food and service was excellent. They made my best friend who was celebrating a birthday feel very special.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was tops---informative,Our waiter was tops---informative, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, polite/courteous!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGo - Now !The meal was outstanding and our server was the best we have had in a very long time.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood we had in a longBest seafood we had in a long time. Will be back very soon!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for a business lunch.Went for a business lunch. We both had the soup of the day (lobster) which was very tasty. The entrees we had were the salmon (great combination of flavors) and the scallops (looked delicious). Serving since was not too large, and service was very attentive. It got a bit busy at the peak of lunch, but was never too loud to have a conversation. Very nice setting, well lit, and delicious food.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic performance forFantastic performance for a special celebration. I took my Nana here to celebrate her 85th birthday and everything was absolutely perfect.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe crabcakes were fantastic!The crabcakes were fantastic! We arrived early so the restaurant was quiet and had fast, friendly service without feeling rushed. The restaurant also made special effort as it was my friend's birthday and created custom menus with her name on them as keepsakes for her. It made it so special.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I have been goingMy wife and I have been going to DC Coast for years, and while we lament the demise of the beignets, we still love the restaurant. We don't get out as Mich as we used to with small children at home, but whenever we do DC Coast never disappoints...3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Evening!Wanting a special evening on our holiday, we chose DC Coast. It was a memorable evening with delicious and well served food. We started with a baby octopus, fennel salad which was delicious and we split. Kindly, they split it in the kitchen and it was gorgeous to look at. I had crab cakes (served with baby pickled onions) which were the best I've ever had - no breadcrumbs in these and my husband had Diver scallops which were equally delicious. The presentation was beautiful. They serve sparkling water in their own bottles which are refilled (an added green effort). We were seated in a huge booth, which wasn't the most comfortable. This is a chic, distinctive restaurant. We loved it!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great.Food and service were great. With so many table open at that time, it was odd to be so close to the bar area. The noise from the game watchers was a little distracting3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great serviceConsistently great service and great food. The ahi tuna always is always fabulous! First time we ordered the meatball appetizer with farro - so flavorful but not too heavy or rich - will probably get it every time we are there. Can't ever go wrong with any of the appetizer or entree decisions, they do it right every time.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, had a wonderfulAs always, had a wonderful experience at DC Coast. One of the few DC restaurants that has been around for a long time but never loses its high quality food and service.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal with charming serviceAmazingly good food-lobster entree is fantastic. DC coast has distinguished itself as a great place. We will be back!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was an excellent choiceIt was an excellent choice and I definitely will return. The restaurant was VERY attentive to my request for a quiet location. Sometimes requests such as that are ignored. Not at DC Coast. They made a great effort which was appreciated.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMJeremy is the best bartender:Jeremy is the best bartender: whether you want cocktails, food recommendations or someone to entertain you - he manages it all with a smile on his face! The food is consistently fantastic - make sure you get the ahi tuna. I used to visit when I traveled here, now thrilled it's walking distance from my home.3/1/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!!!came here with a coworker for Restaurant Week and it was lovely. An expansive list of options, all cooked to perfection. I will def. go back. Everything was delicious.2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDined twice there with friendsDined twice there with friends for lunch. The restaurant surrounding is great. And the food is good, but seems for me that it does not give me a lot of choices.1/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a foody pleaser everyThis is a foody pleaser every time I go. The chinese lobster with deep fried spinach is a favorite.11/20/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat Customer ServiceExcellent seafood and service. Promptly exchanged an overcook entree for another, done with grace and finesse!11/10/2012 12:00:00 AM