Coastal Restaurant & Bar – Hilton Charlotte Center City

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From the Carolina coast to the Chilean coast and everything in between, Coastal Kitchen serves up an inventive menu in an inspiring space. Our Executive Chef has created a menu that brings his Chilean roots to Carolina coastal cuisine. Healthy to hearty, small plates to satisfying entrees, all tastes will be delighted.

**Work in Uptown? We also have an amazing lunch buffet Monday - Friday! Ask us about our Coastal Club Membership and receive $1 off your lunch every time you visit!**
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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was awful. There was one server for the entire restaurant. She was overwhelmed and stressed. It wasn't her fault. The food was mediocre at best and a manager was nowhere to be found during the entire experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Buffet was mediocre but room was nice and not too crowded. Wait staff on point

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vipMaxine
Raleigh
52 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2016
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Horrid service at lunch. I had to go look for someone to take my order. I asked for additional napkins which I never received. I had to go find someone when I completed the meal to give me a bill. It was like they did not have wait staff, only a manager and bartender. Experience was unacceptable for a hotel restaurant. It's a shame since the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I'm not sure why there are so many very negative reviews about this place. We went there for Mother's day brunch and it was excellent. The variety and freshness were great.

All of our family thoroughly enjoyed it.

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vipRuel
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother's Day brunch has become a tradition for our family. Love the food, service, and the desserts. Kids had a great time as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Hard to rave about a breakfast buffet... sublimely average in every way

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived, no one was at the desk, no one was in the restaurant. We waited 15 mins, no one showed. The bartenders were there and people were at the bar but no one was staffing the restaurant. We could have went to the bar and asked if someone could help us, but after 15 mins, we felt they had their chance and we didn't want to eat somewhere with that low of service quality, so we left and enjoyed a nice evening at another restaurant that we DIDN'T have reservations with.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food and drinks were amazing! Unfortunately the service was horrible, I had to search for someone to seat us and then our waitress disappeared when we were ready to get our bill. I went up to the bar and the bartender was gone as well. After about 10 minutes, we were able to find our waitress and receive our bill.

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Mark
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall1food2service1ambience3

No one in the dining area. The bartender wanted us to sit in the bar area. No one greeted us, we had to go to the bartender to inquire about our reservation. Very disappointing.

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Crummy
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Took this reservation because it was the only seat in town because of the Billy Joel concert and the Clemson game. The restaurant decided to cut the menu to basically burgers. We ordered 2 apps 2 burgers. Apps came 25 minutes later melted pimento cheese dip and cease salad. By this Time I said just bring our burgers which were ready anyway so we would have time to make our show. To sum it up service was slow...food was ok bit I couldn't order what I came there for to begin with. Don't waste your time or money on food stick to the drinks!

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KarenLKN
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner with my fiancé, his mother and his son. We all enjoyed the dining experience. They had a special menu (turkey and ham) and their regular menu ... which is rare.

Excellent service, great food, nice atmosphere, good wine list. Free valet parking was a plus - however, since it was a holiday, my fiancé have a generous tip.

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CharlotteFoodie
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2015
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Banana ravioli dessert- so good. But the atmosphere was no good. Date night happened in the middle of the hotel atrium and the noise level was a bit high. Food was decent, but I'd rather go elsewhere for good food and a good atmosphere.

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Dolly
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2014
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I like the restaurant and the food. I took some Vegetarian collegues with me this time.

They were not able to find any items in the lunch buffet.
I was not able to try Jambalya rice because of Sausages.

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Fantastika
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2014
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I usually am head over heels for the food, but maybe I picked a bad day. They served an asian themed buffet and it was less than okay for me. Great quiet place to have lunch with a cozy romantic feel.

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ve14326
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went there for Mother's Day Brunch. It was nice and the food was great. My kids are both under 5 so they are free. I do think that charging $18 for a 5 y/o is a bit extreme. I get that you spend more on places like that on special occasions, but I wasn't the only person who thought that for $36 a person, there might be something slightly more upscale (crepe station maybe) or at least it wouldn't take 15 minutes to get the cook to pour batter in the empty waffle iron in front of him.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2014
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Made a last minute reservation for restaurant week and we were very surprised at the level of culinary talent and service we received. I had the lamb shank and it was perfectly cooked and presented well. My husband had the salmon and enjoyed but can't stop talking about his red velvet cake. Our waitress, Idianna, was very helpful with the menu selection and we never knew there were descent wineries in NC. Ambiance is lacking as the restaurant is open to the hotel lobby.

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Golflover
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent! All of the staff were great , very attentive!

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lookoutlt
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I chose this restaurant because it served a North Carolina wine with its Restaurant Week menu which is from Shelton's vineyards the Chardonnay with excellent with dinner. I had the lamb shank with Marscapone polenta, sautéd spinach.for dessert red velvet cheesecake the appetizer the North Carolina charcuterie. My husband had pan seared salmon which came with crab meat sauteed spinach he had as an appetizer the she crab soup for dessert he had the molten cake with fruit compote and vanilla ice cream.everything we had was excellent and I was truly surprised considering the restaurant was inside a hotel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Glass of wine that was included in restaurant week was awful. I couldn't even drink it. Cheerleading competition going on in hotel and seating was directly next to escalator. Appreciated that manager let beer be swapped out for at least 1 glass of wine.

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vipSterbs
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience1

If you're staying at the Hilton, the restaurant isn't bad, it's just your typical hotel restaurant. But if you live in Charlotte, I don't recommend this restaurant at all. Half the seating area is in the building lobby area and exposed to all the hotel foot traffic walking by. The service was kind of slow, and although the food was decent, it was clearly sitting under heat lamps for significant periods of time. My soup came out with a skin on the top, and the salmon was extremely dry. My fiancee's wine glass came out with half a dozen lip stick prints on it. Overall there are way too many better restaurants in Uptown for me to ever return to this one.

JR
vipJRBurgess
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2014
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We went for Restaurant Week, that was a mistake. There really wasn't much diversity in the menu items. Food was typical of any hotel restaurant.

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vipMizbu01
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were pleased with the food and service at Coastal. We would definitely go back for breakfast or lunch.

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Eagledan
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2013
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Little disappointed with the offering for the brunch at 11:00 am. The offering was only breakfast foods, and not really brunch.
The price per person was good, for what is being offered.
Training of the wait staff is suggested. Our waitress did not have many answers to questions that were being asked.

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vipBeerbrewer
Atlanta
150 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Met a friend for a business breakfast - we both had the buffet - with coffee, juice etc, and made to order omelettes, it was a good choice and the food was fine.

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91Juan
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was succulent and the portions were great!!! Thank you again for the excellent atmosphere and service!!! My wife and I highly recommend this restaurant for dinner. We are going to try their brunch at a later date. Again, my wife and I want to truly express our gratitude for the 5 star meal and service that we received. Thanks again for an excellent date night!

BJ
BreakfastJunkie
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had dinner for my mom's birthday. We had a blast everyone was very nice and friendly. I would recommend my family and friends to this restaurant.

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Chelle
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Many restaurants with in hotels cater to different types of people but the Costal must have been a little short staffed during my visit. The service in the dining area wasnt as friendly to my taste and not familiar with the menu. Unsure of how items listed were prepared or even tasted. Always enjoy dining at a new place with the staff is familiar with the available menu. Why would I eat here if youve never tasted anything or unsure of the taste.

Bartenders are Wonderful :) LemonDrop

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vipEats
Western NC
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were staying at the Hilton for a concert at Uptown Amphitheater that evening. We figured it would be easiest just to have a nice meal at the hotel, but weren't sure after reading some reviews - we did it anyway.

We chose the Charlotte food week chef's menu for $30 which included wine and 3 courses. The food was fantastic and totally unexpected! I had the lamb shank and my wife had the mushroom ravioli and we both absolutely loved it.

The most amazing part was the balsamic & strawberry ice cream that the chef had made - unbelievable!

Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2013
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food and drinks were excelint. But the service was bad and slow.

PS
vipPepperS
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We took a Client out for a Business Breakfast. This restaurant is about 3 blocks from the Client's office so the location was perfect. We were seated at a nice table - given our choice of the available ones. We selected the breakfast buffet but it took about 10 min before any Server came to the table to either see what our breakfast choice was or to take our beverage order.

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hungryman
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took my wife for Mother's Day. The buffet was excellent and they even gave us 1 complementary alcoholic beverage. Desserts were great

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ToddC
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mothers Day Brunch was very nice at Coastal. The buffet had a very nice selection of differnt foods. The omlette and meat statons were very nice addition. The food was all fresh and very hot. Everything was delicious. The desert bar including the choclate fountain was very nice. Very nice selection of deserts to chose from. Overall I would highly recommed this place for special occassions for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional! Great variety and selection. Food tasted great but ham was dry and overdone as were the brussell sprouts. On the other hand the lamb was cooked perfectly and all other dishes! Awesome Bloody Mary!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2013
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Took my mom, father-in-law, wife and son for Easter brunch and had a great experience. Great selection and variety. Omelet bar was a standout as was the carving station. Service was great: staff was caring and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2013
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My husband and I went for Charlotte's restaurant week. Making reservations over the phone was frustrating as we were put on hold for 5 minutes. Upon our arrival, there was no valet parking available and we had to leave our car at the front of the hotel. Our service was sub-par. The restaurant is loud and we still had to talk loud just to hear one another. The server didn't know what brand or type of wine that was being offered with the meal. The server didn't seem to know or understand the menu which amde ordering frustrating. The food, however, was terrific. Everything we had was amazing. We won't be going back because of the cost and service, but we really enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2013
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and prompt service. Everyone was friendly and spent the time to explain menu items if there were questions. I would recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2013
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The environment is very strange since you are actually sitting in the lobby of the hotel. The service fine and the food is average. It is probably just a good drink spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2013
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Went for Charlotte restaurant week and food was poor. Gnocchi tasted like undercooked dough soaked in balsamic vinegar. Wont be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our family dined here on Christmas day and really enjoyed the brunch. The selection was varied and delicious. I would have liked to see a one or two more vegetable side dishes on the buffet, but everything was delicious and there was a lot to choose from overall, from the made -to -order egg/omelet station, to the salads,...the carving table & side dishes, and the pastries etc,..
The staff was very hospitable and warm, and the service was attentive and meticulous! We had our 2 y/o grandson with us and the staff really helped to make sure he had child friendly experience by tailoring service of drink /food choices accordingly. Over all, our whole family was impressed and we would definitely come back!

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vipFifthGroupFan
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Restaurant and staff are stand outs. The Food is creative, amazing and at a reasoable price. The staff is professinal and attentive. Look forward to dining at Coastal on my next trip to Charlotte.

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Coastal Restaurant & Bar – Hilton Charlotte Center City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 377-1500.

Coastal Restaurant & Bar – Hilton Charlotte Center City is rated 3.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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