Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Grand Rapids / Western Michigan
  4. Grand Rapids
  5. Saugatuck
Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, Saugatuck, MI

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

4.9
4.9
690 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Coast 236 takes reservations for tables of 1-6 guests only. For larger parties, please split up your reservation into multiple tables with overlapping times (you will have to use a second OpenTable account for a second overlapping reservation).

PATIO DINING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED DUE TO LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

Every coastline brings with it an air of freshness and wonder, an inspiration in every ebb and flow. Coasts can be recognizable and new … predictably unpredictable in a way that can surprise or delight. But no matter the geography, there is a familiarity and a connection. At Coast 236, the rhythm of familiarity and freshness is our inspiration. Sourcing meaningful ingredients from water and land, we passionately craft approachable coastal inspired fare with unexpected details.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 455-5112

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Rick Bower

  • Catering

    For information about catering your next event from Coast 236, visit https://www.coast236.com/privatedining

  • Private party facilities

    Coast 236 currently offers entire‑restaurant, private events only (that means you reserve the entire restaurant and bar for yourself and your guests.) Contact Curt to check a date or inquire about your special private event.For information about planning your next event at Coast 236, visit https://www.coast236.com/privatedining

  • Neighborhood

    Saugatuck

  • Cross street

    Griffith Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 690 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Fit for Foodies

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Romantic

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Fit for Foodies

  • Grand Rapids

    Healthy

  • Grand Rapids

    Hot Spot

  • Grand Rapids

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids

    Outdoor Dining

  • Grand Rapids

    Romantic

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu with wine pairing for my 30th Birthday. Would absolutely recommend, service was excellent and every dish was explained super well. The trout was my favourite, delicious.
  2. MP

    MP618

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon entree was delicious. Barry, our server, was wonderful!
  3. G

    Gadzoo

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good but rather eclectic. Not so much to my taste, but might be perfect for others.
  4. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!! Always a favorite!! Highly recommend!!
  5. H

    Hugh

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brothers birthday
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Curt and the whole team were great! They were able to change my reservations with ease. The award-winning chef has prepared an amazing menu. Dining on the patio was sublime! Bravo!!
  7. JP

    JackieP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy, refined, inspired…. We’re returning to try other delicious options. Worth the hassle of holding the reservation with a credit card.
  8. MR

    MichaelR

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Love the courtyard setting. Teagan was bright, engaging and helpful.
  9. r

    rucn2020

    Columbus

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall a very nice experience. They no longer have the outdoor 'street' dining, but the back patio is very nice. We enjoyed all of it and will be back, just be sure you understand their cancelation policy.
  10. RZ

    RayZ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, great time had by all in our group. We will come back for sure.
  11. EL

    ErinL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite place in saugatuck! The most thoughtful and friendly staff works here and the food is always outstanding!
  12. MM

    MariaM

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word: superb! From the moment we walked into the door we were treated with the utmost care. The host was witty and charming; Evan, our server, was excellent; the food was delightful; and the recommended wine pairings were spot on! We will definitely be returning next time we are in the Saugatuck area.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service. They were very attentive. Wine pairings on tasting menu also excellent
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was extremely under seasoned. Expensive for what was given. Cold, raw asparagus with a runny egg may have been one that did not make sense. Trout was not explained as steelhead trout. It was like salmon. Disappointed
  15. B

    Barb

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thought that the food and service were excellent. We were seated on the patio and it was lovely. We hope to return next year!
  16. G

    Grunch

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The night was made even more special with the addition of friendly, efficient,knowledgeable wait staff, exemplary menu - beautifully presented, and a upscale, yet welcoming, setting that enhances the experience…Many thanks for a wonderful night!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. The salmon was excellent. Next time my wife will ask for no salt on the salmon. Our waiter, Evan, was attentive while at the same time gave us privacy. We loved our experience and will be back. Thanks for helping us celebrate.
  18. FW

    FoodandWineAnnArbor

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu last night and it was exceptional. It was truly a delightful way to experience many of the great items on the menu. Our wine and cocktails were exceptional last night as well. We highly recommend Coast, when in Saugatuck it’s a must!!!
  19. KM

    KathleenM

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent. Sat outside on the patio. Staff was superb.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal on the back patio. It was beautiful, the meal was perfect and the staff was friendly and professional.
  21. A

    Anonymous

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Food was only so-so. Timing was way off -- our mains came out at very different times and so did our desserts. The restaurant should just say the patio is first-come-first-served (it is) rather than pretend that they can take requests for the patio (the requests don't do anything).
  22. s

    stevenp

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and decor were great. The menu was a bit limited, but we did not have an issue.
  23. G

    Garn

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Father’s Day. Coast is our “go-to” restaurant for special occasions with family and/or friends. We love the apps, as well as the food and wine pairing suggestions.
  24. w

    wierf

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    While on vacation, we had a June Sunday night early dinner at 5:30, having made a reservation online around noon. We were able to sit outside on their lovely patio, so I’m not sure of noise level inside, but probably it was low when we were there. The food we had was excellent. I had a great mushroom risotto; as entree, my partner had the chef double-size the “lamb lollipop” starter and for the chef to pick a side vegetable (a delicious roasted Brussels sprouts side with a sprinkle of grated cheese). For desserts we had creme brûlée and a bread pudding—both good although the bread pudding was a bit dry at the edges. Evan, our server, was friendly and attentive without any hovering. This was all very good but I should mention a few disappointments: 1) First, I asked for a daiquiri (which they couldn’t do as a slush (“no blender”), then for a mojito which they couldn’t do (“no mint”). So I ended up with my third choice, a margarita. 2) My partner and I felt that the “starters” sounded too big for one person as an appetizer. It would be nice to have a few items like small special salad or a cup of soup d’jour available on the menu. We ended up splitting a Pickled Radish Salad” between us and we each had an appropriately sized salad starter— but one that would not otherwise have been a “first choice”for either of us. 3) Finally, in my memory, they often have a salmon entree, which I was looking forward to (and it was on their online menu when we made the reservation). They said they had a supply issue with the salmon that week. I do understand that there can be supply issues, so this is the least important of my comments. We’re usually in Saugatuck only once a year from out of state, so I can’t know whether this was unusual or a more frequent problem. We had a nice experience and good food, but the “disappointments” were on the front end got things off on a bad foot. And again, the waiter navigated these issues in a friendly way as best he could.
  25. AC

    AnnaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the finest meals we have had recently. Amazing food and wonderful service. Highly recommended!
  26. IS

    IsabelS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and fresh. Interesting menu. The service was friendly from the moment we walked in and the wait service was top-notch
  27. MT

    MargaretT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've ever eaten! I had the beef tenderloin and it was excellent! Such bold flavors and the beef was cooked perfectly. My husband had the salmon and he said that it was fantastic as well. He also had a Paloma margarita that was perfect...not too sweet and wonderful grapefruit flavor. We split the coconut blueberry bread pudding for dessert. It was good but I was expecting it to be drenched in coconut milk. Instead it was more like dry cake with a thin layer of very sweet blueberry syrup. We still ate it all up but I would've ordered something else next time. Service was wonderful. We sat outside in the garden patio area and it was lovely. it was our anniversary and our server left a little card wishing us a happy anniversary. Not necessary but a welcoming and thoughtful touch. We would definitely go back next time we come back to Saugatuck.
  28. RN

    RickN

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful dinner at a fabulous restaurant in Saugatuck
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delectable. Service impeccable. Nearby table was loud/obnoxious but staff was friendly to all. Someone could’ve asked them to quiet down. But Taylor our server was delightful.
  30. LN

    LaurenN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coast 236 is a must have stop while visiting Saugatuck and has been a frequent place we have celebrate birthday, anniversaries, date nights and everything in between. The food is outstanding (fresh, delicately crafted with land and sea offering) and the service is top notch. During our last visit we had the pleasure of Barry K waiting on us… a man that is truly passionate in his art and made our night all the much more delightful with his knowledge of food and wine. We can’t wait until our next visit!
  31. EG

    EricG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was exquisite! We have a new favorite in Saugatuck. The ambiance and service were impeccable.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We were at the end of the evening and I thought the potatoes were overcooked.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic outdoor experience. Great service. Good drinks. No rush. Timed well.
  34. TP

    TiffanyP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When we say we’d come back a second time to a restaurant…that’s saying something for us. The food was amazing and the restaurant itself has such a great atmosphere. The service was great as well. Will definitely be going back.
  35. HC

    HelenC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early for our reservation and we were seated in the lovely outdoor garden. We enjoyed Tasty cocktails, Tuna Crudo, Lamb Lollipops, a very fresh Radish Salad and the Pork Belly and Scallops with Foie Gras entrees. A most delicious meal!
  36. JM

    JoeM

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio, great service, very creative food and delicious. A little salty.
  37. JE

    JennaE

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food, drink and service. Would highly recommend!
  38. SC

    SandyC

    Grand Rapids

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    dining in the outside patio help make it a prefect evening. Then add Taylor who was amazing...attentive but not overbearing! The salmon was incredible, and the asparagus was cooked to perfection. Thank you for another over the top evening!
  39. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented. Chef really understands sauces and broths to compliment each dish. The tasting menu was wonderful and well paced.
  40. TB

    TheresaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Modern setting with excellent food. Especially enjoyed the heirloom tomatoes and burrata.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button.

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

236 Culver St Saugatuck, MI 49453

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Griffith Street

  • Neighborhood

    Saugatuck

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Rick Bower

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (269) 455-5112

  • Catering

    For information about catering your next event from Coast 236, visit https://www.coast236.com/privatedining

  • Private party facilities

    Coast 236 currently offers entire‑restaurant, private events only (that means you reserve the entire restaurant and bar for yourself and your guests.) Contact Curt to check a date or inquire about your special private event.For information about planning your next event at Coast 236, visit https://www.coast236.com/privatedining

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo