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About COAST Restaurant

Award winning seafood and where everyone wants to be. The freshest fish, succulent shellfish, oysters nestled in beds of ice and the most colossal seafood towers are here. A true west coast dining experience where fresh British Columbia seafood dazzles!

1054 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC V6E1A3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Mon - Fri: 11am - 3pm
Brunch Sat & Sun: 11am - 3pm
Dinner Mon - Sun: 3pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Alberni Street between Thurlow and Burrard

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 685-5010

Website:
http://www.coastrestaurant.ca/

Catering:
The Glowbal Restaurant Group catering division is here to help you with your function large or small. Call for details and any inquiries.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available Thur - Sat from 6:00pm.
Most evenings earlier in the week offer plenty of metered street parking.

Public Transit:
5 minutes away from Burrard Street Sky Train Station

Executive Chef:
Mark Greenfield

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

COAST Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Special Occasion (34)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Romantic (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
People Watching (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Cozy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent efficient friendly service. Food very good.
Fun energetic place. Had great table in balcony looking at the action below.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had an attentive server who made good recommendations for our meals and who was friendly and good at his job

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Exceptional!!! A great venue for a business lunch!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service from our server. Prime rib was the bomb! 16oz of yummy beef.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service! Our server Laura was great and very attentive. Knew exactly what we needed before we could finish asking. Recognize Laura from somewhere and she recognize us but really cannot remember why she’s so familiar to us. Regardless we enjoyed an awesome dinner.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was a miss today for us, even though we visited this restaurant often in the past and have been very impressed with their food and service. While the appetizers were decent, our french toast and surf&turf salads were way overcooked, to the point where the toast was chewy, and medium steak was gamy.

Here, however, is where the service shined. Our waitress (bless her heart) promptly took away our dish and was very apologetic, and asked if we would like to have it remade immediately without delay. I know sometimes chefs have their "off" days too so we were fine but we wanted to grab the bill as my wife way wanted some desserts. Within two minutes, our waitress came back and told us that her manager or the head chef took care of our appies plus drinks as well, and again apologized for the mishap on the food. She asked if there was anything else we needed, being very courteous the entire time.

We ended up just leaving without having to worry about paying for our bill, which may not seem like a lot, but the gesture is what will be remembered. Hence, I will still return to Coast in the future, and look forward to a great dining experience once again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great nights out with friends. Frenchie was a fabulous host, Alex was a great server. Will definitely go back.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went there two days in a row while in Vancouver. Really good seafood and most of all Jordy and Laura are fantastic an the front end!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Or dinner started off well however when my entree (the Mahi-Mahi special) came I immediately noticed the burnt scent coming from my plate. I tasted the fish and it was fine, so I tasted the kale side and it was disgusting - like it was burnt and seasoned with something to cover the burnt flavour. I brought this to our servers attention (more on her later) and after her investigation with the chefs, informed me that it was supposed to taste that way. She offered to substitute the burnt kale with some garden veggies which we accepted and they were fine. Shortly after the manager was making his rounds and stopped to check on us and when informed of our burnt kale he laughed about it, shared that he hates kale, and inferred that I was a hipster for even ordering the kale. I had to bite my tongue in order to not snap at him as we had already asked for our food to be packed up and were leaving very soon.

Our waitress who was as unprofessional as any server I've encountered, offered remarks that she "was so jealous" as she placed our entrees in front of us and her continued exaggerated giddiness at almost every interaction was far below my expectations for such a restaurant.

Imagine my delight to see that neither our waitress, nor the manager, felt compelled to adjust our bill for the burnt kale.

Needless to say, this was not even close to what I've experienced at other Glowbal restaurants, and I would have a very hard time recommending Coast to anyone.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good restaurant, great service and friendly staff, great for any night of the week or special occasion

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Brought a group for a birthday, and was very disappointed.
The service was dreadful.
The waiter was mia most of the time.
The waiter brought out the food at the
wrong times.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I reserved a table for my husband’s birthday two days before Christmas, and noted the occasion in the reservation. My husband had done the same for me at another Glowbal restaurant for my birthday. The contrast between restaurants was night and day. For my birthday, we were seated in a private booth and all staff attending us knew of the occasion. For my husband’s birthday, we were seated at a tiny table off the kitchen beside a busy server station. We had arrived during happy hour and inquired about specials. Our server said we were not in a happy hour section and he could move us. We declined, although now I think we should have moved. He offered us a few happy hour specials then asked if we had any questions on the menu. Unlike the server for the table beside us (which was so close I could have easily eaten off their plates), our server didn’t tell us of the evening specials or ask if we had allergies. Our waters were rarely refilled, often reaching empty unlike our other Glowbal experience where they were never half drank before refilling. Our server checked in once when our food arrived to make sure we had everything then did not check back. We had the shared platter. The salmon, tuna and brussels were great. The crab was difficult to get into with no pre-cuts and the lobster was chewy like bubblegum. Hot towels for cleaning our hands weren’t delivered until near the end of the meal. The other staff member who bussed our dishes asked how it was and she told our server. Our server told us the crab and lobster were prepared correctly. Interesting, since we had a similar dish at the other Glowbal restaurant and the lobster was tender, melting in your mouth. I feel like we should give Coast another chance as this was our first time but the total experience with table location, noise, food quality, lack of attendance and not even a happy birthday wish for my husband...I don’t know that we will visit again. I get the holidays are busy, but it should not be an excuse

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nice ambiance, except we were sat right next to the waitress station and she kept banging the drawer and getting cutlery, plates, etc while we are trying to have a business meeting. Took too long to get cream for tea and bill.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 19, 2017

SERVICE:
Dumb staff! They didn't mark me down for opentable and then my account got suspended. How stupid is their staff?

I spent personal time to sort it with opentable to explain that their staffing issues shouldn't cost their customers, especially when I made it a point for them to mark me down when I arrived. I even confirmed it with the hostess. I called the restaurant again when they did't give me the credit and they said the manager will call back. DUMB LIARS! They offered no compensation and no apology on the restaurant's behalf.

FOOD:
Also, the sirloin didn't come out as well done and they gave a rare steak so the waitress offered to take it off the bill and didn't actually do that. HOW DUMB IS THEIR STAFF?

COAST RESTAURANT IN VANCOUVER HAS TO DUMBEST STAFF! THEY REALLY KNOW HOW TO HIRE FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great seafood, great service, great surroundings! What could be better?

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sushi + sashimi platter was sub-par in taste and value compare. I'd suggest you skip the sushi and sashimi or don't get your hopes up. Also had the seafood linguine and it was just a regular seafood linguine, nothing special about it. Overall, I wasn't blown away with the food at all and somewhat disappointed...

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was excellent. The gentleman whom was our server was excellent. He did not intrude but always there at the right time. He even split up the bottle of wines with those who ordered evenly.

Food was amazing. The group (7of us) loved their individiual meals.

Definitely recommend!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Healthy, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great environment for a special occasion. Friendly staff, unobtrusive but attentive servers. Exceptional seafood restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was excellent. Food however was far from excellent. Seafood tower was disappointing. Lots of bland tasteless overcooked shellfish. Mains and desserts were ok only. Factor in the high prices and this place is a miss for me. There are plenty of other restaurants in this price range that deliver way better on the food front. It’s a real shame because the room and service were great.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Delicious food and a very attentive wait staff. We had a business luncheon and very much enjoyed the visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Nice place with the comicly unlevel table.
Funny what ones first recollection is.
Service was good.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was great
I love restaurant,food, service and everything
I just didn’t get what was the point ,Why asked me what’s the occasion?it was my anniversary but what was the difference between normal day and this occasion for restaurant?

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Holiday Season lunch with team. Excellent service and food. Sat on lower level which is a bit louder than the balcony but was perfect for the occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

It was really fine

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was ok, but not as good as their sister restaurant, Black and Blue.
The noise level was just too much!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place to get together with friends. Tasty food exeptional service!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Pretty poor gin and tonics. Otherwise it was fine. Good waiter.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service is always great and the Coast. I was a little disappointed in my ahi tuna nicoise salad. Tuna was fabulous but salad was just ok and no wow factor

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

happy hour was excellent, especially the oysters and fries. however dinner entrees (lobster and crab) were no good. crab had no flavor and barely any meat inside, and lobster was a little better than the crab but not as good as other restaurants we’ve been to. perhaps we’re eating the food out of season? veggie was cook ok and the rice was lumped together, tasted mushy rather than fluffy and hot. i would only recommend the happy hour. also our server was excellent. he checked up on us, brought the food out timely, and served us well.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We sat on the upper level overlooking the main restaurant. It was perfect setting for the business privacy we required for our discussions. The service was fantastic as was the food.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We booked dinner for my girlfriend s birthday and was very happy with the service and food. They even provided a special gluten free cake for dessert! I didn't see it on the menu! No hesitation in returning or recommending Coast

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The sablefish was fabulous and the garlic prawns delicious! Service was always attentive. There is nothing to improve that I can think of. Such a wonderful experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wonderful service, a great time, food was excellent!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I want to thank you and your staff. I planned a special occasion with a group of 15 people for my wife’s birthday and it was wonderful. The setting was really classy and comfortable and the food was excellent. The servers were very professional and attentive and your booking staff very professional. My contact, McCall was very helpful and I commend her for her assistance and helping me organize the details. I will be back for sure!!!
Thank you
Rca

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was excellent. Food was average tasting. If the food was excellent it would have felt like a better value.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Coast emphasis presentation and polish. The servers are quick to assist you and want to make your experience excellent. The food is very simplistic allowing the main ingredient to shine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fun, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We went to Coast to try out the seafood tower. There was a good selection of seafood to choose from, but it would have been nice to have a few sauces for some of the things. The sushi was tasty, the poke not so much. Overall everyone enjoyed their dishes, but the group was a bit underwhelmed. Can't complain about the service though, it was good experience overall. Would return, but not on my list to go back anytime soon. Perhaps maybe for some more oysters!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Simple fish and chips were undercooked (nearly raw). When we raised the issue they offered to replace the dish or take it off the bill. We decided to finish the rest of the plate and take the dish off the bill. We were unhappy about the undercooked fish but the server addressed the issue.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

excellent service! and love the food. brunch is a fantastic value for such good food and tip top service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a lovely time. It was a birthday dinner for one of our party. Our server(Isabelle I think) was terrific, knowledgeable, fun and considerate. The restaurant is expensive but we knew that going in so no harm there. We were especially pleased with our seating. We were situated upsatairs near the back where it was nice and quiet.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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