Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Best restaurant in town! The food was amazing. The venue was beautiful and clean. Thank you Patrick- the service was outstanding as was your cocktail. CHEERS!
Anniversary dinner was great. We had the special appetizer which was grilled brussels sprouts with bacon and also an order of the grilled oysters. I had the salmon in my wife had a ribeye. This is one of our favorite restaurants in western Michigan.
We had a lovely dinner. The weather was unseasonably warm and this allowed us to sit outside on the beautiful back patio. This setting was enclosed and bordered by trees and a fence, making it intimate but airy, with strings of lights and linen table cloths. I had the scallops and they were perfectly prepared, with a crispy sear on the outside but tender on the inside. We also shared some delicious oysters. The service was impeccable. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty. I highly recommend this restaurant for special celebrations and romantic occasions.
each course was amazing! wine offerings were perfection and service was efficient and appreciated.
Amazing. Beautiful and complex. Best meal I have enjoyed in a very long time. I should have taken pictures since the presentation was exquisite. But I ate everything to quickly and with extreme relish.
Eat here and tip well. This Restaurant must survive for the benefit of all foodies!
Everything was great. The service, the food, the cocktails. Definitely recommend this place when your in Saugatuck/Douglas.
Very beautiful and wonderful ambiance! The service was outstanding and super welcoming, especially since this was my first time I Saugatuck. I would definitely recommend a trying the Salmon or the Halibut as your entree. Also if you’re up for it a cocktail by their skilled bartender!
Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere. M
This was our first time visiting Saugatuck and this is one of the best restaurants we have eaten at so far! I recommend the scallops!
We wanted to love our experience so much- but we just didn’t. We are locals and would love to come back but there are a few things that will prevent us from returning. First, our server was fabulous no complaints there. But for the price of the food what we got was pretty horrific. We ordered a starter that was basically just French fries with balsamic and some arugula tossed in. The dipping sauce was good but overall it was a disappointment. The main courses were awful. Our bill was over $150 and the food was under seasoned and fishy. Unfortunately. On top of that the ambiance was pretty bad- cheap chairs and stark white no mood or positive vibes. Almost institutional. Bad music and no real feels.
The food was quite good. Maybe a little expensive for the price, but overall a pleasant experience. We’d return.
Got seated and served quickly. I had the steak and my wife had the duck confit, both were delicious. They had a great wine list and tap selection. They helped make wife’s birthday a success.
Fantastic food, great waitstaff. Felt safe eating inside. Mindy is terrific!
Pad Thai was not eatable.... cold, sticky and dry. Additionally, Apple pie was very very cold; especially, in the middle but was told it was suppose to be cold not hot. If that was the case it should be one constant temperature. Very slow service....
Coast is a remarkable restaurant. The quality of the food, the atmosphere, and professional staff made this the dining highlight of our weekend in Saugatuck!
While we thought the service and atmosphere were great, the food was very disappointing. For appetizers, we had the grilled oysters and also the octopus - both had lovely presentation but very little flavor. The octopus was barely warm. For entrees, my husband had the scallops which were delicious, very flavorful and cooked perfectly - but my halibut was overcooked and dry.
Patrick was awesome including his signature cocktail. He helped with our meal selection and was so fun! This was a spectacular bday celebration.
White wine was served warm and after appetizer. Server stated they had none chilled..... brought to table cool, not properly chilled and without a cooler. Had to request cooler and ice since cooler was not going to chill wine properly. Scallops over cooked. Grilled oysters had no flavor and were inconsistently prepared. Some had a "sauce" while others did not. Nice atmosphere, food and service not even close to good.
Very disappointed.. service was not good. Food was average, duck was tender but no flavor and the portions are small.
The food was presented well, but just simply not good. I was happy to be there, beautiful place, and would have overlooked the underwhelming food if the waiter brought my drinks. He didn’t stop by once after taking the order (someone else delivered the food) so we cancelled the drink order after eating our meal. Unacceptable service. The vegetable pad Thai had no vegetables and was very bad. This dish does not belong on any menu.
Dinner was excellent, great safety measures due to COVID. Ample space between seats. Great appetizers. Seafood is nicely prepared. Definitely recommend.
Cauliflower toast and the scallops with cauliflower was amazing! Our server (I believe her name was Heather?) was so personable and the outdoor patio was very romantic!
Lovely restaurant, unique and fresh dishes. The staff is outstanding, and a special shout-out to Patrick, a really attentive waiter!
We took a mini fall vacation to the Saugatuck area from Ohio with another couple. The restaurant was gorgeous. Our server, Kennedy, was so sweet and very attentive! We enjoyed everything from the drinks to the entrees. If we ever come back to this area, we will make sure to come back.
Great food, well-prepared with fresh ingredients and creative touches.
The food, restaurant design, and menu were lovely. The wine menu is amazing. And the chef put together an incredible menu. The food wasn't overcooked and was well seasoned. And it didn't have overwhelming "en vogue" flavors - the artistry of the foods spoke for itself so they didn't have to add in all the fluff. The only issue was the fruit flies and flies on the patio and inside of the restaurant. If they get the lawn treated I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem.
Went to Coast 236 on our first visit to Saugatauk. Everything was excellent-service and food. Our server made great suggestions. We ate outside. We loved the fact that unlike many restaurants in the area, Coast takes reservations. We will definitely go back.
Creative cocktails - excellent but somewhat limited wine selections - appetizers also fun and nicely done - entrees very interesting and displayed with panache and flair- only quibble: no sides available such as asparagus, spinach, greens, salads, starch, soups, etc - not a place where we can afford to visit often but very nice for a special night.
we were delighted by the food and the service and by the ambiance of this wonderful place. It is a bit pricey, but worth it. The wine list is great and the menu fabulous. The chef is inventive and the food was magnificent. However, the best part of our experience was the wonderful friendly nature of the service and of the owner. Good place to eat in a good town to visit
Great menu and food quality. Server was excellent.
First: The restaurant has their COVID procedures locked down. They did a great job with masks, distancing the tables and cleanliness.
Second: The FOOD!! We started with a brand new appetizer, the potato skins. They're stuffed with a mixture of crispy salmon skin, cream cheese and garlic, and finished with a chive oil. It was very good. Our meals were their salmon with farrow and mushrooms and steak with truffled fingerling potatoes. The steak was perfectly cooked, and the potatoes were delicious (there weren't many of them, only complaint).
The salmon was possibly the most well-prepared salmon I've ever had. It was perfectly cooked, crispy on the top and flaky on the inside. The farrow was delicious as well. I joked with our server that had there not been other people in the dining room, I might have licked the plate.
We finished with their upside down prune cake, which was also very good, and a glass of 30 year old tawny port.
Highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion. The food was fantastic.
We had dinner in the courtyard which was very nice! Great ambiance. Food was very good and enjoyed the overall experience!
We are huge fans of Coast. We love Mindy and always feel like family when we dine there. We shared two appetizers (tuna poke and potato skin special). Delicious! And we shared the Whitefish. Also very delicious.
Kennedy was our waitress. She was very good.
BTW, WE were celebrating our legal wedding anniversary.
Very good drinks, very good food, very good service. Totally on par with other area "nice" spots that are perfect for a special occasion (in this case my 40th birthday.) A wide-range of seafood centric dishes with something for everyone. Will definitely be back.
Overall, a really good dining experience. The halibut and salmon were truly outstanding. Starter menu seemed a bit limited. If we had to do over, we probably would not have ordered the broccoli starter. It didn’t seem to match the creativity and quality of the entree selections. That said, the entrees, ambiance and service were all superb. We will be back for sure.
The food here is always delicious ! I gave it 4 stars because of the bar offerings , I’ve tried 2 times and their drinks don’t taste too good . For example the Grapefruit Paloma is lacking taste somehow it all tastes like tequila only and has no flavor . Also my daughter tried the mezcal margarita and we sent it back it was just awful .
This place is great. The food and the service were both excellent. We got a table outdoors and felt very safe.
Have been to Coast many times and am always pleased with my meal. Tonight I had the scallops - which were perfectly cooked. Partner had the ribeye and devoured every bite. If you only have time for a cocktail, grab a Patrick’s Word or a Bee Sting - you won’t be disappointed!
Food was not good
You can order delivery directly from Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 455-5112.
Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.
Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/coast236/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.