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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Special Occasion (33)
Creative Cuisine (27)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Romantic (20)
People Watching (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Fun (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Healthy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Authentic (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

I took my daughter's (13 /12 /10) for a Dad / Daughter date night - server was great with the girls - food was great - needs more space between tables - great experience overall

Tags: Kid-friendly
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·Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I took a client and his wife here for dinner on Nov 11th. I have been to Coast several times over the years and always found it a bit overpriced but accepted it as the cost of the location and ambiance. On this experience, we ordered two crab dinners ($99 each), one lobster dinner ($70) and a fish n chips. The meal honestly looked like something you might get at Red Lobster (for a lot less). My lobster was tiny and chewy and came with steamed rice and what looked like frozen veggies from a bag. The crab dinners were the same, although the crab wasn't rubbery. All in all, for a $500 evening, I felt insulted and ripped off. There are so many fantastic restaurants in Vancouver that deserve a shot, Coast's arrogance has caught up to them.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of my absolute favourite restaurants in the city. Not only is the food some of the best, what I really love about this restaurant and what makes it exceptional is the ambiance and staff. The entire staff makes you feel welcome right from your walk in and the wait and bar staff really make you feel like they enjoy having you there. If you're looking for amazing seafood, the food here merits a visit on its own, but if you're really looking for a great evening out Coast is a must!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Late-night Find, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a little noisy to hear each other but food was good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went to Coast as a friends recommendation for my boyfriends birthday and it was a great night out! Our server Natalie gave us both recommendations of entrees. I had the miso maple sablefish and it was so delicious! Something I’d never pick myself so im glad she was so helpful. A manager named Aaron came by to check up on our drinks and dinner a couple times and was very genuine and sincere. Overall really nice night out and i also like that there is parking right beside the restaurant so you aren’t roaming around trying to find a spot

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

GRAN LUGAR

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

On tight schedule, so both ordered lunch special: shrimp curry with coconut milk rice. Dish came in one bowl. Good luck trying to taste coconut milk rice drowned in tasteless curry. Guest's portion had four pieces of shrimp ... all of which fit on one small spoon. Only one was a "whole" shrimp.
I was trying to figure out if the mysterious cruciferous was broccoli or cauliflower...a couple still had some green spots but was otherwise white. Inspired by my guest's "four" pieces of shrimp, I went through my bowl methodically. At first it was almost funny. There was pepper, cauliflower, a piece of broccoli , two cut halves of a tiny fingerling potato, a cherry tomato...but as it became apparent that there was not even a single piece of shrimp, the fun disappeared. Unbelievable! I still had not eaten any of it. Perhaps they could bring shrimp or a menu but we needed to remedy the situation asap due to our tight schedule. But alas, our waitress was nowhere to be found.
Guest tasted his: "Hot (spicy) but no flavour. Don't bother."

Service was equally underwhelming. We were served by a young lady whose tattooed forearm was unfortunately the most memorable thing about her (not in a good way.) We received little to no service from her. Is she a magician in training? She's good at disappearing! She plunked down two glasses of water and disappeared. Finally came and took our order and vanished. Plunked down the two bowls, waited 20 seconds to ask how the first bites tasted. We hadn't even had time to HAVE a first bite. That was the last we saw of her until we had to take drastic action. We had to leave if we had any hope of having something edible. We didn't even get offered bread. There wasn't another server around. So, no one to ask for anything, not even the bill. We decided to leave. Stood up, slowly put on our coats and started walking toward the door, still incredulous. Only then did she give us any attention. Too late. Sorry (not sorry.)

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

absolutely delicious dinner, excelled in service, wonderful ambience. will be back!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We usually have seafood at Coast, but 4 of us opted for the steak this time. Not as good as we expected, wasnt flavourful or cooked right. Stick to ordering seafood. Dessert and wine was great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Absolutely outstanding food and service. Would go back in a minute.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great ambiance and service. Happy hour menu is good value.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Cait (hostess) was very attentive and remembered that I haven't been back to Coast for a long time. Nice new menu and great weekday value specials for $10.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had to order a second helping of crab cake because it was SO delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had the three course meal special, clam chowder appetizer, dungeoness crab with coconut steamed rice and vegs main, and crime brûlée dessert. Chowder was fine; dessert was average but not the least bit imaginative or interesting; the main was completely bland, flavourless to the point of not being worth the time to eat. The crab was properly cooked but cool upon arrival. The rice and vegetables (both steamed) were utterly devoid of any flavour. There wasn’t so much as a hint of spices, coconut, butter... nothing. And no means provided of enhancing the flavours beyond the salt in the shaker.
Service was adequate, friendly.
No atmosphere or ambience to speak of. Bright and almost harshly lit. Youthful crowd, every table full, noise level high as would be expected under these circumstances.
We won’t be back, not worth it.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely fantastic!!! Would recommend to anyone. 👍

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A disappointing meal. Two entrees were room temperature. The vegetables were cooked well but not seasoned and were tasteless. I have had good meals here before but would not return again.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food is good. I like Caesar salad especially the smoked meat inside. Fantastic!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We booked a reservation a week ahead. Our party of 4 were seated at a large round table in their upstairs area. In order to hear the conversation we had to moved to one side of the table. We ordered the prawns and calamari appetizers. The pawns were mushy and had a strong flavor. The calamari was tender and quite good though we didn't care for the buttermilk dipping sauce. The main courses were mixed . The Seafood Linguine was passible. The shell fish were cold (one mussel was not cleaned). The best meal was the Miso and Maple Syrup Sable Fish which was delicious and beautifully prepared. For that dish I might go back.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was very interesting and delicious. Our waiter was exceptional.! We ate inside but it had a lovely outside seating place with heaters and beautiful unique fireplaces at both ends. We loved it. The Smoked Salmon flatbread was very yummy and the waiter suggested the Saterfish over the Halibut and it superb.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A beautiful restaurant on posh Alberni street COAST promised the finest seafood in Vancouver. All of the food items demand premium prices and although tasty we had far better food at several other restaurants in Vancouver during our visit. This on top of mediocre service and a noisy and somewhat obnoxious dining room makes COAST one that I will not be returning to.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very attentive service with really great food!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Appies and wine were really good. Service was great. Food was average, not enough flavour. 😕

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent happy hour menu with great selections (food and beverages). Everything was fresh and delicious. From buck-a-shuck oysters, $5 beers, calamari, miso glazed sablefish to dessert sorbet. Everything was top quality. Service was excellent too. Would highly recommend this restaurant to any foodies.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Oysters were delicious and a great variety to choose from. Our waiter was especially helpful with our choices and education about the different options. Would go back. People watching was quite entertaining!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We where in town for our wedding , we had our wedding dinner there , and everything was amazing right down to the littlest details, the service was great , the food was great , the manager was more then accommodating , we where early for our reservation and they where able to get us in no problem , they comped us with Champaign, deserts and everything for or special day !!! We even returned two days later for more hahaha.. Thanks again

MICHELLE & BRADLEY KOSHMAN XOXO

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Super great service but the food made us both sick later in the evening. Too bad, as we had an otherwise enjoyable evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Very disappointing. Service was marginal. Fish was overcooked. Would not go back

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Had a great thanksgiving dinner. Service was spot on, thanks to Isabelle!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Seasonal, Healthy, Happy Hour, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This was not the first time we went to Coast to celebrate someone's birthday. This time we went because we needed to use up our gift card.

There is no need to mention that you're celebrating someone's birthday because they don't really care about it. One time I even got a call before the dining time telling me not to bring a cake into the restaurant! WHAT??? I mentioned we're celebrating a birthday didn't mean I was going to bring a cake! I know the rules! Not to mention they wouldn't bring you any free dessert nor put down happy birthday when you order a dessert......There are better restaurants in Vancouver with better services.

As for the food, it's really a hit and miss. The lobster that I ordered was over-cooked and dry. My friend's fish was quite good though. The clam chowder was also rich and creamy. Dessert....don't bother. My creme brulee was a thin layer or custard (maybe 3mm think) and top with a layer of caramelized sugar. The dark chocolate molten cake was super dry and the chef put too much salt (yes salt!)

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was very good, but foremost, people serving us were extremely friendly, starting from the reception, waitress and waiter, etc. I would recommend anyone visiting Vancouver from abroad.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I enjoyed Coast in previous trips but felt the standard of food and service had slipped. Fresh seafood has to be of the highest quality for me to give a higher rating.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Service was a bit slow. The main dish was nice but the Lava Cake was a total disappointment.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Tuna salad was very good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The main course was very good but we were disappointed in the portions. The appetizer green salad was below what our expectations were for a restaurant of this calibre. Not much thought or ingredients went into it and what ingredients there were in it were not fresh.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I had the feature Sable fish for $42.95 very small portion

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The shellfish on the ice is very nice!! Especially the Dungres crab is delicious. We could enjoy dinner but the cost is high.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great service. Food was very fresh and tasty. We just had a few appies but they were so very well prepared. It's been too long since we were there and will definitely go back again

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had amazing service, food, wine and dessert. Highly recommend Coast!! The pastry chef did a spectacular dessert for us. The waiter was helpful in finding us a spot close by for dancing after our dinner. He was super attentive. Such a great night, thanks Coast.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This is one of the best if not the best seafood restaurant in Vancouver. The seafood was fresh, perfectly cooked, seasoned and presented beautifully. The oyster bar is exceptional. The staff are very friendly and there was no shortage of excellent service from all of the staff. The wine list is amazing. If you have not tried the Brussel sprouts you are in for a heavenly treat indeed. The last time we visited we had room left for dessert, which was just as magnificent as the meals have been.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The service was impeccable, friendly and deeply knowledgeable with the menu.
We celebrated our anniversary there and will be back time and time again whenever we are in the city.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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