Gold Coast Grill
Gold Coast Grill

Gold Coast Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.goldcoastgrill.com/
  • Phone: 5105225388x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: In addition to our delivery and off-site catering services, we make our private dining room available for meetings, conferences, and customized full-service catered parties.
    The semi-private and private dining areas can accommodate groups from 20 to 55. The restaurant is also available for buy-outs up to 120. Gold Coast Grill’s wine team will guide you through the acclaimed wine list to find the perfect accompaniments to your meal. Allow our attentive staffs help you host a uniquely memorable event
  • Private Party Facilities: The Gold Coast Grill offers a full bar, a very private banquet room and the friendliest wait staff.
    . In addition to our delivery and off-site catering services, we make our private dining room available for meetings, conferences, and customized full-service catered parties.
    The semi-private and private dining areas can accommodate groups from 20 to 55. The restaurant is also available for buy-outs up to 120. As we are the preferred caterer for the Alameda Elks Lodge # 105, we are able to utilize their facilities to provide full catering service for up to 400 people. Gold Coast Grill’s wine team will guide you through the acclaimed wine list to find the perfect accompaniments to your meal. Allow our attentive staffs help you host a uniquely memorable event.
  • Private Party Contact: Cristos Marras/Stelios Tsagris 5105225388x
  • Entertainment: Live Piano on Fridays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clement
  • Public Transit: Bus Stop front of the restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Gold Coast Grill
GOLD COAST BISTRO & BAR
Enjoy American classics and homemade Greek specialties at the Gold Coast Bistro & Bar, located at the corner of Park & Clement Streets in Alameda's historic Park Street District since 1992. Open every day for dinner, they offer a variety of grilled-to-perfection steaks, Greek dishes, fresh seafood, pastas and roasted Rack of Lamb. Lighter appetites can grab a seat in our comfortable bar area and order from our unique "taverna" menu with tapas-sized dishes ~ a great place to relax and catch the ball game! In addition to a full bar, the Gold Coast offers a well-thought out wine list to complement the menu.
As we are the preferred caterer for the Alameda Elks Lodge, we are able to utilize their facilities to provide full catering service for up to 400 people.




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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Gold Coast Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (13)romantic (10)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (7)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Lovely Evening
    MaxchotshotVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Another lovely dinner at the Gold Coast. Great menu at reasonable prices! I had a fabulous fresh halibut special that was under $25 what is almost unheard of with fresh halibut and my husband had the fresh salmon. Both were excellently prepared. The service is always attentive and professional. The Gold Coast is one of those great neighborhood restaurants that you keep returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A really great place!
    FreddioVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Always a treat to visit, with excellent food! Service is friendly and consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love the Gold Coast!
    hijoanne123
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Friendly good service, great Mediterranean food, great for a special occasion. Love the Branzino and other fish dishes, great lamb and greek specialities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lorlipop
    Lorlipop
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The best of a traditional experience; loved the piano play in the background.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    Eric
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As all ways, the good was excellent and the service tentative. The best place in Alameda for a quiet dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to Alameda!
    MemlouiseVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have ventured from SF to Alameda for dining since we have friends with a boat docked there. Our first try was this delightful, Greek, homey bar-restaurant - which served delicious combo appetizer plate, moussaka, eggplant parmesan, shrimp scampi and rack of lamb. The wine choices were decent - the service fabulous. The only mystery: why our Greek salads arrived with no Feta and no Olives?!?! The waiter did bring us servings of each missing ingredient but it was so funny that such basics were missing in the first place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was Just OK....
    Michael
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went here for nostalgic reasons and on a date but the food was just ok. Not as great as I remember it.
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  • pH123VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    "Earlybirds" tend to overstay, so reservations booked for 7:00PM may be delayed 15-30mins. Large portions; tasty and some excellent Greek dishes. Wine list has some gems at very good prices. Service was pleasant and attentive without being bothersome. Booths provide cosy and romantic ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not Recommend
    Rustydog
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Their main fixed streak dish was poorly cook (overdone) chewy and for the dogs!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular service, charmed dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Big comfy booths, ambient lighting, and some of the best service in the Bay. The food was delicious, and our waiter not only brought out several wines so my dining companion could taste them, they accommodated a dairy allergy with precision. Greek comfort foods, impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never let's us down.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The Gold Coast is our go to restaurant for special occasions, or just a nice dinner. We have a number of fine restaurants in town, but return to the Gold Coast on a regular basis because of the quality of their ingredients, their preparation and service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why don't we come here more often?
    HappyDate
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We came to celebrate after my daugher's senior year ballet recital! Grandmom, who is visiting from out of state and treating, wanted to go someplace nice and requested a steakhouse. We'll as we know, Alameda doesn't have a "steakhouse" but I did know where to go! Gold Coast Grill!! For some reason, we haven't been here many times, yet everytime we come we thoroughly ourselves. We started with cocktails: a Bourbon Old Fashion for Grandmom (which she raved about), a Cosmo for Mom n softdrinks for the teens. Next: Ceasar salads,house salads,3 orders of Rack of Lamb + a NY Steak (all prepared to perfection!); baklava, tiramsu, cheesecake and ice cream! Every item OUTSTANDING! Valerie's service = FABULOUS! We have to come here more! Try it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's all about the music on Fridays
    Lucille
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Besides being a neighborhood gem of good Greek food and the Chefs' European specials, this place has the added bonus of a world class jazz pianist Tom Suczek, playing almost every Friday night. Really nice ambience, soothing improv jazz standards and great Greek food. I am hooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely dinner
    local
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a dellicious dinner at the GOld Coast Grill. The food was excellent, the service lovely, and the five of us could have a conversation. I would definitely go there again for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wouldn't come back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Braised Lamb was nothing special and mostly fat, lumpy mashed potatos with nothing to elevate it considering the 20 dollar price tag. They over cooked my grandmother's Chicken Picatta she couldn't chew it. Fried Calamari was greasy and I preferred the wedge of lemon to the sauces they served with the dish. We felt rushed when their service crew begun clearing and resetting the table while we were still sitting there waiting for the bill.
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  • True to form
    Kyileo
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    As always, everything about our evening at Gold Coast was just right. I can't tell you how many times we've eaten there because I've lost count, but it is always a treat! It is one of our favorite places in the East Bay and our go-to place for the gathering of three couples who have been friends for many, many years. We know what we like, and we LOVE Gold Coast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice quiet dinner place
    WeEatOutVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our second visit. Gold Coast is a quiet place to have a nice dinner...period.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 136 reviews are from the Gold Coast Grill reviews archive.
  • Perfect
    FlimnerVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Gold Coast grill is the perfect restaurant. Certainly not a hot spot for a young crowd or kids. Which makes it a great scene for us. The food was excellent and not hidden under tons of butter or sauces. I could actually see and taste my meal. The staff is impeccable. They are courteous, polite, and only appear when the moment is right. The wine list isn't huge but has an excellent selection. The ambience is very nice. Older feel, but not shoddy. A pianist plays a variety of older pop material but at the ideal volume. The overall sound level is perfect for conversation. What a wonderful spot to eat and then hang out for drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school greek-american comfort
    jpmbear
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The restaurant has been sucessful for 20 years because the owner cares about the food, its preparation and the service. All of which were very good. The dining room has an 80's decor, comfortable and quiet for extended conversations with friends & family. The wine list is good and prices are reasonable for the quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaxchotshotVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Gold Coast is that perfect neighborhood gem that draws you back time and time again. The waitstaff is friendly and professional and always make you feel welcome and the food is outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable dining experience
    notcalvin
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Food was "fair"; my friend and I split the rack of lamb that everyone had talked about on Yelp. I was expecting a bit more in flavor.... the service was great though. Yes, they charged us $3.50 to split plates (noted on the menu), but they split the salad and rack of lamb for us, and the greek sampler was yummy too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dad's birthday dinner...Perfect!
    mydogaustin
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Picked Gold Coast Grill because of location and the wonderful menu to celebrate our fathers 81st birthday. The service, food, atmosphere and overall dining experience could not have been better. Thank you to everyone who made our evening so enjoyable and memorable! We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Quiet Dining
    Norm
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Friendly Greeting on arrival Food was very flavorful, nice variety with something for everyone. Tables were set elegantly and it was not noisy like many restaurants other restaurants. They have a area for larger groups as well that we've enjoyed previously. Some very tasty desserts as well to satisfy all. A nice little treasure for an enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner!
    zaraguy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Gold Coast is a long time local place, friendly and good service. Patrons are on the mature end of the spectrum.. I enjoyed the seafood gumbo, the mussels, clams and shrimp. All were fresh tasting and the gumbo was overall very good, somewhat on the mild side. The ambience is quiet and a little dated, but comfortable. I enjoyed my meal and would have it again. Being a local and with so many choices in Alameda, I don't go to Gold coast often but find it an acceptable alternative for a quite good meal on occaision. Good food and very friendly service goes a long way to make the meal enjoyable. Gold Coast has those qualities and pretty good food to boot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, not great
    Lydia
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Overall decent, nothing was incredible or even noteworthy. Good service though & quaint ambience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • where everyone knows your name
    knew76
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    While this was our first time dining here, it was evident it is a favorite with the locals. The wait staff knew most tables by name which gave it a charming feel. Our waiter was extremely attentive and very knowledgeable. Anything on the menu could be modified to your liking. The food while not spectacular was well prepared. The rack of the lamb was well cooked, above average. The chicken piccata was average but the portion was plentiful. The wine menu is boring but they serve the local Hangar vodka which is a plus. If you are in the neighborhood it is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Gold Coast remains an
    MaxchotshotVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The Gold Coast remains an Alameda favorite. The service is excellent professional and friendly. We dined this last Friday evening and I had the duck which was on the specials menu that evening, it was fabulous!! My husband had the lamb shank which was also excellent. Friday evenings we love the live piano. The Gold Coast remains an Alameda Jewel!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service, service, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    What a treat to feel taken care of. The waiter was very polite and totally took care of us. We never had to ask for a think and the wine glass was always with wine to drink in it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    skirt
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Dinner was great at the Gold Coast. The service was great. We were in no hurry and they let us just pace ourselves through the evening. Will definitely go back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found this on open table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We found this on open table and decided to try it. It is right out of the 70's and is great. Back dining room is quiet front dining room a little noisier. Food was great and service was very good. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Kemp
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Gold Coast Grill always has great food, perfect service and a pleasant atmosphere.You can count on a perfect dining experience at the long-time Alameda establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overwhelmed on Valentine's
    LocalK
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Overwhelmed on Valentine's Day perhaps? I've been there once before on a random weekend night. t The food and service was better.
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  • Consistently good
    LoriVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We really like to go to the Gold Coast for a quiet, easy dinner. It is usually busy but it isn't loud and there is a pleasant calm atmosphere. The food isn't overly fancy but consistently good. Love their whole fish and lamb shanks. Octopus appetizer was great the night we went. The service is always friendly and the prices are fair. Great martinis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Amazing Ambiance
    Jayson
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I love the energy of this place. Decent piano player on Saturday. The Greek lemon soup is not to be missed, as is the sampler as well. The meal was filling, tasty, and well prepared. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food with Excellent Service
    gryphongirl
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    My brothers and I went to the Gold Coast Grill for dinner. The generous portion of spanakopita was delicious! The dressing on the caesar salad had the perfect amount of garlic. My brothers enjoyed the Greek salad, calamari, moussaka and fettucini with clams while I was pleased with veal scallopini. The owner is clearly proud of his restaurant, which is delightful to see. The service was not overbearing and was timed perfectly. The atmosphere isn't terribly exciting, but if you are looking for some delicious comfort food, this is the place for you. I would return in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotta Love The Greeks!
    PatPattersonVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Really great food! Top quality Greek cuisine with a great menu, excellent variety, everything we had (5 starters, no main course, and dessert) was perfectly prepare, especially the Spanakopita (mostly spinach rather than mostly filo), but the best was the gala-something, certainly in the top five of all desserts I've had in my 72 years. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gold Coast Grill is Golden
    NYBORN
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food here is very tasty and well prepared. The service is top-cabin and the environment allows you to enjoy the person you are having a meal with. If you do not eat there for a special reason, you'll leave feeling very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Alameda!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    As I walked through the doors, I could not help but imagine Sinatra dining there. This establishment has the look and feel of a classic Italian eatery on the East Coast. It is a throwback in time and makes one nostalgic for places like these. The food was delicious! I was not sure what to expect but everything was cooked perfectly. The swordfish was the highlight; most places overcook fish but not here. The lamb was also very good and well portioned. The service was top-notch, they run a tight ship. Overall, I would definitely return when in Alameda.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a VERY NICE AND COMFORTABLE
    Denise
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    a VERY NICE AND COMFORTABLE PLACE FOR GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE. THE OWNERS ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO LOCAL CHARITIES, ANOTHER PLUS
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Thanksgiving
    katers
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    It was fantastic! I am a nurse and so I worked on Thanksgiving (at Stanford). My husband and I don't have any family nearby, so I set about trying to find someplace for 8:45pm on Thanksgiving...not easy. Gold Coast Grill was open until 9:30pm and so I took a gamble on somewhere I'd never been before. What a delightful surprise! It was a cozy, elegant, and relaxing atmosphere with WONDERFUL food! We chose the special Thanksgiving meal, which was phenomenal. I started with butternut squash soup (my favorite) and then had a delicious feast of a plate set before me! Turkey (light and dark meat), mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, sweet poatatoes, rolls...and then the very best (not hyperbole) pumpkin pie I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet