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Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, Saugatuck, MI

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

4.9
4.9
638 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Due to limited availability and unpredictability of the weather, a request for outdoor seating cannot be guaranteed. 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).

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.

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Booked 11 times today

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Delivery

  • 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

Menu

Small and Shared

  • TUNA CRUDO$20.00

    citrus, fried capers, evoo, shallots, bamboo jade sea salt

    • HEIRLOOM TOMATO + BURRATA$16.00

      smoked heirloom tomato jam, smoked maldon salt, burrata, baguette, microgreens, scallion oil

      • BAGUETTE aux CHAMPIGNON$15.00

        shallot marmalade, aromatic brandy cream, local mushrooms, baguette

        • NEW ZEALAND LAMB LOLLIPOPS$18.00

          toasted walnut romesco, smoked lemon aioli

          • MICHIGAN ASPARAGUS$15.00

            blanched local asparagus, black garlic aioli, 62-degree farm egg, parmesan tuile, smoked maldon salt

            • PICKLED RADISH SALAD$16.00

              Sweet pickled watermelon radish, dill pollen pickled french radish, crisp country acres red leaf lettuce, goddess dressing, microgreens

              Entrées

              • NEW ZEALAND ELK$50.00

                fennel pollen demi-glace, truffled fingerling potatoes, sherry roasted local mushrooms

                • NORWEGIAN FJORD TROUT$36.00

                  crispy fjord trout, pickled rhubarb + fennel salad, roasted sunchokes, beurre noisette, lemon

                  • DIVER SCALLOP + FOIE GRAS$48.00

                    new bedford scallops, la belle farm foie gras, citrus semolina gnocchi, michigan asparagus, sauternes beurre blanc

                    • FAROE ISLAND SALMON$32.00

                      roasted potatoes, fried brussels sprouts, red wine vinaigrette, parmesan, marsala reduction

                      • PORK BELLY + PATATAS BRAVAS$28.00

                        crispy pressed potatoes, spanish chorizo, shallot, coriander chimichurri

                        • FORAGED SPRING RAMP RISOTTO$24.00

                          arborio rice, pickled spring ramp, parmesan, microgreens, chili oil

                          Desserts

                          • BREAD PUDDING$8.00

                            • GELATO$8.00

                              • CRÈME BRÛLÉE$8.00

                                old fashioned creme brulee', luxardo cherry, demerara sugar

                                Last updated: May 21, 2022

                                What 638 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

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                                1. M

                                  Mimi

                                  Detroit

                                  12 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Everything was 5* except the portions were TOO LARGE.

                                2. MC

                                  MichaelC

                                  Detroit

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  wonderful food and environment. Terrific menu, attentive and knowledgeable staff, a marvelous dinner

                                3. JB

                                  JodieB

                                  Toronto

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It was such an amazing experience and Kurt (General Manager) was such a great host. We will definitely be back!

                                4. A

                                  Agent255

                                  Detroit

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This was our first time there. We had ended up getting the tasting menu with the accompanying wine selection. It was the BEST experience (meal) we had in years. The service was wonderful and the ambience a clean costal chill modern.

                                5. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Food was interesting & delicious, menu changes according to local availability. The mushroom appetizer was amazing but is soon to be off the menu. My Norwegian fjord trout was delicious. My husband’s Divers scallop dish with foie gras was tasty, “succulent and done perfectly”, he says. The service was friendly & attentive. It wasn’t busy on our Friday May 13th date, it gets louder in full-on summer!

                                6. RO

                                  ROBERTK

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had the taste menu, and everything was excellent, including the dessert. They obviously take pride in their cooking and are skilled chefs. Service was outstanding.

                                7. t

                                  tomsmith924

                                  Chicago

                                  42 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  42 reviews

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Wonderful dinner. From the tuna appetizer to the dinners of scallops for her and pork belly for me, everything was superb.

                                8. B

                                  Brickhouse

                                  Orlando

                                  17 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  17 reviews

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a great experience with the tasting menu along with wine pairing. Barry was our waiter and did a great job of explaining the menu items along with the different wines.

                                9. l

                                  lrenee

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  First visit, won't be the last! Dined with a larger party and every appetizer, main course and dessert selection ordered was excellent. Friendly, attentive staff.

                                10. GS

                                  GalaS

                                  Portugal

                                  8 reviews

                                  vip
                                  4.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                  Charming restaurant, but for some reason didn’t have our reservations. We got seated outside court which would be pert if they would have heaters. Food was delicious. We were pleasantly surprised.

                                11. AS

                                  AllanS

                                  Grand Rapids

                                  25 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  25 reviews

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We brought friends from NYC and they loved it. Great tasting menu and wine pairings! Excellent service. One of our favorite restaurants in Saugatuck!

                                12. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Cincinnati

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  Free champagne for our engagement and the staff was very welcoming and congratulated us on our occasion. It was wonderful.

                                13. c

                                  carols

                                  Chicago

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  GVSU graduation

                                14. JW

                                  JeanneW

                                  Cincinnati

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  A seamless experience! A small, eclectic menu that doesn't mimic other "high end" establishments.

                                15. AK

                                  AnnelieseK

                                  Chicago

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Loved Coast! Impeccable food. Will definitely be back!

                                16. SC

                                  SandyC

                                  Grand Rapids

                                  24 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  24 reviews

                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  returned after a long winter away...very impressed with the menu! All 4 of us had amazing entrees. Service was excellent too!

                                17. AB

                                  AmandaB

                                  Grand Rapids

                                  2 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always recommend Coast, fantastic food, ambiance, and experience

                                18. TR

                                  TinaR

                                  Toronto

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our server , Keagan was great. Had a cocktail within minutes . Keagan was very knowledgeable about the entrees and took good care of us. I got the salmon and my husband got the elk both were fantastic.

                                19. ND

                                  NorthvilleD

                                  Detroit

                                  14 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  14 reviews

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This was our first time. The restaurant was quiet due to the pouring rain outside. Our service was attentive and unobtrusive? The food was great- Jerusalem artichokes, pork belly and ramp risotto. Ask the servers for their opinion on food and drink - they’ll tell you knowledgeably and you’ll be glad you did!

                                20. JS

                                  JanS

                                  Grand Rapids

                                  8 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Delicious food, beautifully plated, with excellent service in a lovely, understated setting

                                21. H

                                  Heidi

                                  Chicago

                                  14 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  14 reviews

                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Had a later reservation, called and Curt got us in much sooner. Very accommodating, Evan our server was excellent, knows the menu, gave excellent suggestions and can mix a great Beet Cosmo (yes it was beet) and delicious!! Highly recommend, excellent food, atmosphere and staff were all amazing.

                                22. B

                                  Brodie

                                  New York Area

                                  18 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  18 reviews

                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                  overall3food3service2ambience2

                                  Seated promptly bar selections very limited dinner choices very limited service spotty

                                23. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Enjoyed the fantastic tasting menu. Portions were appropriate, well thought out and beautifully composed. Added the wine pairing - delicious. For the quality of the dinner and wine, the cost was more than reasonable. Service was attentive and atmosphere was cozy and unpretentious. Can’t wait to go back.

                                24. BK

                                  BarryK

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The tasting menu was Spectacular, Great value, pace was excellent, Wine pairings were spot on! Chef Bower’s expertise shines in every course. GM Curt Johnson’s gracious hospitality for the guest is warm and genuine. He has expertly imparted this within the service staff as well. Kennedy (our server) was knowledgeable and delightful as each course was presented to us. The ambiance is perfect for the culinary pleasures that await you. Thank you again Coast 236

                                25. DM

                                  DanM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely wonderful experience, thank you Kennedy and Curt

                                26. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  New York Area

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Highly recommend!

                                27. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 1, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  We brought our son and his wife for his birthday dinner and thought the food was delicious and the service, both friendly and excellent. Our disappointment was in the “sampler” dinner my husband and son both ordered. For the price, the servings of each course were tiny (only a bite or two of each thing) and I just think it was too much $ for the food they received. (They also both added the wine pairing so at $110 per dinner, they both wish they had just ordered a regular dinner — specifically the elk which was their favorite)! My daughter-in-law and I had the scallops and salmon, respectively, and both loved our meals and had leftovers, so plenty of food with the regular entrees. Thanks for a fun evening!

                                28. NE

                                  NancyE

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 31, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We did the 5 course meal with wine pairing. One of my favorite dining experiences in a long time!

                                29. c

                                  christineb

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Hands down… best dinner ever. Chef Rick is the real deal. The 6-course is not to be missed.

                                30. S

                                  Southsidediner

                                  Chicago

                                  14 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  14 reviews

                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great service, cocktails and food. Great vibe!

                                31. t

                                  trshorts

                                  Tampa

                                  19 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  19 reviews

                                  Dined on March 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We've long enjoyed Coast 236 (and its precursor, Hercules). But our experience last night, featuring Coast 236's menu and food preparation and presentation, including the six-course tasting dinner, elevates Coast 236 to the top of Suagatuck-Douglas's restaurant excellence.

                                32. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Grand Rapids

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We had a girls weekend and chose this restaurant based on a quick internet search. We were so glad we did! We had 6 ladies dining And everyone had a wonderful experience. The flavors of the food, the presentation, the service and the ambiance of the restaurant or were above and beyond. We would highly recommend eating here and we will all be returning! Favorites included scallops, pork belly, artichokes and tuna!

                                33. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Grand Rapids

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This was our first time at Coast since the new kitchen staff was hired. The food was outstanding. We had the elk tenderloin and corn risotto, both incredible. I had never had elk tenderloin. Although pricey ($48 per serving), we could cut the meat with our forks, and it fed my husband and myself, as did the corn risotto. One of the best dining experiences we have had in Saugatuck/Douglas since moving here permanently 8 years ago.

                                34. C

                                  Chicagofrequentguest

                                  Chicago

                                  93 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  93 reviews

                                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always excellent and sophisticated cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Excellent service.

                                35. EB

                                  EmilyB

                                  Grand Rapids

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on March 12, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This place is absolutely incredible!!!! The service, staff, food and atmosphere where amazing!!!! We can’t wait to come back.

                                36. AQ

                                  AlanaQ

                                  New York Area

                                  3 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on March 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fantastic meal and excellent service. Plenty of N/A beverage options too!

                                37. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                  Pleasant environment, outstanding service, delicious food.

                                38. DL

                                  DavidL

                                  Las Vegas

                                  18 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  18 reviews

                                  Dined on February 25, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                  If you're visiting Saugatuck add this to your "must visit" list. The Monkfish and Risotto we're great, but I've always been most impressed by the cocktails and service.

                                39. GR

                                  GenevieveR

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Delicious food, very clean/pretty dining area, and wonderful staff. Even signed a card for my husband’s birthday- very sweet touch.

                                40. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Cleveland

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We went here for my husband’s birthday and it was fantastic! Delicious food, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They even had a lovely little birthday card on the table for us when we arrived. Will definitely be coming back for another date night!

                                Safety precautions

                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                • 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 638 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                Booked 11 times today

                                Order delivery or takeout

                                Delivery

                                • 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

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