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Coast Restaurant

186 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Guests to Coast are invited for:
× Dinner - 5:00 - 9:00 pm Tuesday through Friday.
× Sunday Brunch - 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Guests may enjoy sit down and station service with options for the whole family.
× Happy Hour martini bar - 4:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday through Friday.
× Private dining - Coast offers private dining for anniversary parties, birthdays and special family celebrations. Contact our event planner to make a reservation.
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Phone number
(414) 727-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Justin Riege
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About Zilli Lake & Gardens
Coast is just one of several Zilli Lake & Gardens venues available to clients for meetings or special events. From outdoor patios overlooking Lake Michigan to private, high-tech meeting rooms, each Zilli Lake & Gardens rental space features unique design elements and built-in amenities.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Street parking & public parking lots (on Michigan & Wisconsin) also available.
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Special events & promotions
Zilli Lake & Gardens will be hosting special events including New Year's Eve.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine


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What 186 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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

BethRose (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

vipRDfoodie (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter brunch.

Altidude (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

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.

Tomjhbc (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

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!

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

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?

Mkefood (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

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.

vipBigDog (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

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

vipkrzeee1 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2015

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!

vipMARY (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined on November 6, 2015

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2015

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.

MaidOfHonor (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2015

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!