Permanently Closed - Coast Restaurant

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195 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. MILWAUKEE, Wis. —May 25, 2009— Whether you’re meeting for a drink after work or entertaining corporate clients, Coast is the place to go for great food and drinks with a view. The popular downtown Milwaukee restaurant has reopened after extensive renovation with a new menu, a happy hour martini bar, and weekday evening, private and holiday dining.
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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MelodieP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We must have been the last seating. The food was limited and not fresh. Rolls were hard. Shrimp must have sat out all morning. It was room temperate.

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DJMB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Mother's Day Brunch.... Especially the seafood options and Mango Wine!

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DeidreG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food and ambiance! I love the brunch here. My daughter also enjoys all the choices. Very friendly and accommodating staff. I’ll definitely come again.

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AmyS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I am not a fan of the new menu items for Mother’s Day. The chicken was terrible, please bring back the pork. The pancakes were completely tasteless, please bring back French toast with berries and whipped cream.

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EatOLot
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was delicious. Could have had a larger dessert offering.

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BunnyB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The actual booth was quite uncomfortable for getting in and out of--next time we'd know to request a table with chairs. Other than that, a fabulous experience. Best brunch we've ever had!

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TheresaO
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I felt there was no options for kids. With the exception of the omelet station the food was Luke warm to cool. Not allot of flavor . Extremely high priced. desserts were store bought for the majority of the table... I was here for the Easter Buffet

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my 3 daughters to Coast for Easter brunch yesterday. I cannot possibly say enough good things about the entire experience ... the setting is always beautiful, the service was fabulous, and it was the best brunch buffet I've ever been to in my life!! We all ate until we were ready to burst, and the kids are already planning our next visit. Highly recommend, and we will be back next year!

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KellyS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was delicious! Looking forward to booking for Mother’s day!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's day brunch with a party of 7. Had a beautiful view of the lakefront, food was delicious.

BR
BethRose
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was not our first time at Coast for a holiday brunch. It will not be our last either. Mother's Day was very busy but staff was so efficient and kind that it didn't matter how many diners were there. The food was wonderful, especially the hash brown breakfast potatoes. All meat served was really tender and tasty. The seafood bar was perfect with its offering of shrimp cocktail, etc. Everything was so good and we did not feel rushed through our meal. Great service with attention to customer needs, a winning combination.

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vipRDfoodie
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I didn't feel the staff was very polished. The food was so so as well, and not much variety in my opinion. Probably wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother's Day brunch. Attentive service and delicious buffet! Lots of windows with a great view of the art museum and the lake.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Easter brunch.

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Altidude
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I had been to Coast once before and remembered it as bright, airy, quiet, and classy. As you might expect, the level of business on Mother's Day made things just a bit less serene. At 2pm the place was still bustling with customers, and the staff were visibly tired and harried, but still friendly and welcoming.

We enjoyed the included bellini bar, and everything I tried from the lunch section of the buffet was fantastic: melt-in-your-mouth tenderloin, extremely fresh shrimp, a creative scallop & scallion salad, and several bite-sized desserts.

The view through O'Donnell park to the lake was a bonus, with the green space full of people out enjoying the nice weather.

Overall a good time, and I'll look forward to returning on a more normal day.

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Tomjhbc
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coast was a great choice for Mother's Day. The managers and staff were really friendly and attentive. All of the food selections were top notch. We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Coast has great tasting food and unique, cute desserts. You can tell a lot of thought and creativity is put into the menus. They mostly cater weddings at the Coast restaurant, but do offer other events to the public such as a Mother's Day Brunch. They have the best view of the lakefront in Milwaukee! Very nice patio space for cocktails as well.

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ThereseF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Almost eVerything was very nice for Mother's Day brunch. Two disappointment s were weak/ not great coffee and not good service. Took a long time to get drinks and coffee. Had to stop other servers to ask for more coffee and took a long time to get the check when requested. Leave a carafe of coffee somewhere close for servers-not sure where they had to go to get it?

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went to Coast for Easter brunch and had a fantastic experience. The food was delicious and the bloody mary bar was a fun idea. In the future, they should expand the bloody mary bar to include mimosas or another brunch cocktail.

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vipBigDog
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exactly what we were looking for. Nice place, great food and service.

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vipkrzeee1
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing Food and a great find that most people dont know about. If you have a chance to try this place jump at it!! We will be back!

MA
vipMARY
Milwaukee
38 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service partly because we were the only ones there on a Friday night at 630. During day I bet the view is wonderful. Great neighborhood for a walk after dinner. Food was inventive and good.

MC
vipMikeCarolS
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had always wanted to try this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. We were able to sit outside and though less than well-appointed at the outdoor metal table, it was worth it to enjoy the view and lovely summer weather. The food was delicious though not very exceptional. There is so much competition in Milwaukee, I double we will return soon, but definitely try it if you are in the area.

MO
MaidOfHonor
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister's bachelorette party started at Coast where my requested private room was set up and looked phenomenonal! I couldn't have made it look classier myself. We tried an array of beautiful appetizers and continued on into the entrees that did not disappoint! We ended the meal with decadent cheesecakes that were the cherry on top! No one left without raving comments about every aspect of the evening! We even had the place to ourselves before the meal was over and the staff were amazing at making it a night we will not soon forget! I can't wait to go back!

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Red481
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2015
Overall2food1service5ambience5

You're paying for the atmosphere, it is beautiful with an amazing view. The food was bad. The asian chicken was tasteless and tuff. The desserts were sparse. The 'special" bread they brought around was light and fluffy, but tasteless. No butter on the table to put on the bread. There was one little salad saturated with dressing. Will not go there again.

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NorthWoodsWisc
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went to Coast for Easter Brunch and they were certainly accommodating for our party, which had one child and one infant. Our table was not ready when we arrived at our reservation time, but that was not a problem as their waiting area was very nice with comfy chairs. They had the bloody mary bar open for those who waited as well, which was nice. My biggest complaint was the fact that they did not have champagne available on Easter as part of the $39 brunch. I don't like bloody marys, so I was hoping for champagne (and I thought I had seen them offer it as a part of their normal Sunday brunch). The food was good, but there wasn't enough variety. I did like the fact that I could get an egg white omelette, though. The desserts were small and not to my liking. If we wanted a refill of our iced tea or milk, we had to get the servers' attention. We also had to get their attention for their famous 'popover' bread rolls. Don't get me wrong, the experience was nice, but just expected a little more for $39 a person.

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Mollysmama
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2015
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was a first time visit for several in our party for the Easter Brunch. Highlights were the build your own Bloody Mary's, the salmon, tender smoky brisket, grilled vegetables, local cheeses and tasty thinly sliced sausages. Dessert favorites were the creme brûlée and the delicious chocolate mousse. Our service was impeccable, pleasant well informed staff without being intrusive. Lastly, the setting is lovely with a beautiful view and comfortable seating. Some of us will return to sample dinner offerings.....it was a very pleasant dining experience.

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Kathyr47
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 90 year old mom and my daughter here for Easter brunch. The service was impeccable and the food was wonderful; including the bloody mary bar. The food was fresh and appealingly presented. So much better than brunches in other restaurants. It is a plus that the restaurant is on the lake and affords the view of the wonderful art museum. It is a great place, with wonderful food and even a cozy "living room type area". Go now!

GN
GirlsNight
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I went out to celebrate a birthday, and we had the best time! The service, appetizers, drinks and entrees were perfect. Those who got the chicken herb bruschetta were not disappointed, and the New York strip was fantastic. We loved our dining experience at Coast.

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luvfoodbev
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It has been a long time since dining at COAST. I was not only pleasantly surprised but found the dining experience to be exceptional in every way. I will return soon. The staff is very professional and friendly. They will do anything to accommodate their guests. I suggest that you give it a try! I have also attended monthly group events for their happy hour and have never been disappointed with the drinks and small plates/snacks.

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vipwh0cares
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I stopped in for happy hour/early dinner. I was the first one there at 5:00 and another party didn't arrive until close to 6:00. Server said they are more for special occasions and groups. Food was okay. I ordered from their happy hour appetizer menu where you got special price on one appetizer and drink. Small portion but can't complain about the very cheap price. Service was poor. Great view of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Very, very quiet.

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JEDINITE
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Champagne bellini bar was a great choice! lovely background music, cooked-to-order omelet station, extremely creative station setups. We all love love loved it. Oh I forgot to mention the chocolate fountain that was a lot of fun dipping.

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fishfryfanatic
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience5

we dined at Coast for Mothers day. We had a group of 10 and were extremely happy. Our server was very good but a bit too talkative. It is not a huge ponderosa buffet but what they do offer is high quality. We also went to Boerner for Brunch on Easter Sunday which was very well enjoyed. Kind of bummed out that the gardens were not ready.

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vipkfgf
Milwaukee
45 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This wasn't your average brunch! The food was excellent and price was reasonable. We will definitely do this again.

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Goody
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It had been a few years since I was at Coast resteraunt so I was sure what to expect. Our party of five all enjoyed the food that was hot and fresh, which doesn't always happen at bruch stations. We had excellant service and would highly recommend Coast to others.

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Cowboy07
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall3food3service1ambience4

My family went to Coast for Easter brunch and the food was OK, it was good. The place is situated in a very nice area, by the lake and the museum. The service on our table was weak though; it always took a long time to see our waitress for the additional drink, removing the dirty dishes and even getting the check.

JL
vipJenLovesFood
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable - tasty - wish there was a mimosa bar not a bloody Mary bar - it clashes with the food.

J
vipJudes
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were the only ones in the restaurant. It was great from a service perspective, but a bit odd when trying to host a business dinner for people in from out of town... just strange. The waiter/bartender was great and helpful and the food was good.

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Nancy
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A Great spot for a special New Year's Eve. The "Speakeasy" theme was fun and well executed. A fun evening!

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Riesling
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Coast is a wonderful spot to dine downtown. Their is parking in the adjacent parking structure that is validated, the ambience is excellent as is the views, food and service. It is a best kept secret for downtown dining!

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Permanently Closed - Coast Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.