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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (44)
Special Occasion (36)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Good for Groups (27)
Business Meals (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Romantic (18)
Casual (16)
Fun (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
People Watching (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Healthy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 11 hours ago

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We ordered seafood tower and it was pure disappointment. Shrimp was soggy and when you peeled to eat them, powdery residue would come off on your fingers - tasted disgusting. We told our waiter and he brought us "shrimp cocktail" on the house. Shrimp cocktail was better, but not great... Other seafood in the platter weren't great either... we left a lot of food. Never going back.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great staff! They were very welcoming and accommodating, and the food was just superb. We went during happy hour and the pricing was a steal for the quality of food that you are getting.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Business Dinner

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Loved the Lunch Specials and just the feel of the place. The service is amazing! Definitely will be coming back again and again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Fantastic food. Best meal I had in Vancouver this year.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My family and I were out for my mom’s birthday and she decided to come here. The lobsters chowder wasn’t spectacular and neither were any of the main courses (miso maple sablefish, surf and turf salad, and sirloin steak). The really incredible thing about COAST was the seafood tower and the service. The service included the kindness of our waitress who gave us complimentary cones for an appetizer and a “happy birthday” chocolate lava cake dessert.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We used to love going to COAST on Alberni Street as we always got that special treatment by staff. This time however, it did not feel the same. We reserved a table for dinner, and when we got there two tables looked like people just left and therefore had not been cleaned and set up for the next patrons. And we were actually five minutes late, and therefore, were disappointed that the table was not ready yet. Even though our server, Natalie, was amazing, and yes, it was busy, but felt that we were waiting for the wine, the lemons for the water, the cognac. Maybe this are all small things but we picked COAST because we have always had tip top service in the past. Mind you we did get a free dessert as it was my partner's birthday. Thank you Coast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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