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Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, Saugatuck, MI

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

4.8
4.8
1088 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Coast 236 takes reservations for tables of 1-6 guests only. Sorry, service animals only.

TABLES CAN ONLY BE HELD FOR 15 MINUTES FROM ORIGINAL RESERVATION TIME.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fish, Contemporary French / American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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
    We currently do not offer catering.
  • 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 Chef Rick Bower 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

What 1,088 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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 Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for fine wines

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids

    Good for special occasions

1,088 Reviews
  1. aplomb22

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coast 236 provided delicious food in a charming setting. Service was friendly and efficient.

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  2. mattg

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner at Coast. Food and service were both excellent.

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  3. ShannonC

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great meal…the tuna appetizer was amazing! We also enjoyed the risotto and the halibut was cooked perfectly. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. Definitely recommend this place for a nice meal out in Saugatuck.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent gourmet food and lovely setting outdoors. My friends from Washington D.C. and Ann Arbor were very impressed! I’m

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Unexpectedly good customer service, including, not only our server, but the wine sommelier was extremely helpful

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  6. FennvilleFoodie

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant has become at least one of the best if not the best restaurant in the area!!! The food is extremely well prepared! We will definitely be back!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Beautiful food. Our waiter was wonderful. Definitely come back

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  8. Donn

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very intersting menu with some very good options. Everything we had was fantastic and the service was great. This is a great place to come for dinner, very enjoyable.

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  9. BillU

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tonight my husband and I treated my Real Estate business partner and his husband to dinner at Coast. We were greeted by the kitchen staff as we walked by to our table by the window. Spring is coming and it was great to see so many friends walk by and wave. We were promptly greeted by Evan. He welcoming smile and offers to explain the specialty drink menu was helpful and we decided to try the Coast Old Fashioned made with premium tequila. I might add it was so tasty we decided to have a second. We all were in the mood for seafood/fresh fish. Evan suggest the tuna appetizer to start, the chef has combined so many wonderful flavors in this dish. We loved the crunchy capers and fruit with the tuna. Next we tried both seafood options. I enjoyed the scallops. What a perfect balance of textures, flavors and ingredients. We all complimented the staff on the food and great service! Certainly one of the best dinners we've had in Saugatuck and we dine out too much!

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  10. TerryD

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dining experience last night in every way! Celebrating a birthday of a special close friend, and on our arrival there was a card for her at our table signed by the whole staff. What a nice touch! The ambience was awesome, too cool to use the attractive patio…… but soon, and the dining room was lovely. The menu was innovative, fresh and very delicious. The service could not have been any better, servers Jim and Tanna were simply outstanding; knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Well worth the drive up from St. Jos!

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  11. KarolinaJ

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my husband’s birthday with friends & wow, Coast 236 blew us away! The food, ambiance and our waiter (Jim) were phenomenal!! Cannot wait to come back soon :)

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  12. NedN

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet another wonderful experience at one of the favorite restaurants in Saugatuck! Delicious food, awesome wine list , wonderful service . Six course tasting menu next time !

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  13. BastianK

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at the #1 restaurant in west Michigan.

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  14. BrandonC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily one of the best restaurants in Michigan period. The service is 5 star the food is 5 star the ambiance is 5 star. The restaurant far exceeded my expectations. You cannot go wrong with any food selection. but our personal favorite is the risotto and scallops. The staff was super attentive. Botton line well worth the price tag.

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  15. LadyDeb

    Indiana

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! The salmon was prepared to my liking and complemented well with sauce. The crème brûlée was perfect ending to a delicious meal.

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  16. TomM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drink , and service. Highly recommend.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great dinner, me and my wife had the chef at this restaurant is exceptional. He changes the menu quite often. We can't wait to come back. 

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  18. MitchellB

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience and the dishes were delicious as well as the presentation was amazing.

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  19. CarlR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an absolutely wonderful meal, and enjoyed ourselves very much. It was our anniversary, and it was also New Year’s Eve. We had the multi course tasting menu. Every course was at least very good. When there was a tiny problem with one course, they made up for it with a little extra in the next course. I did wonder why they would feature potatoes in more than one course. However, both preparation’s for the potatoes were superb. The service was generally very attentive, and we appreciated it that the silverware was ready for the next course, instead of having to ask. At one point we did wait longer than expected for a refill of our tea. The ambience was pleasant, if not exactly what you would call elegant. I would recommend this place enthusiastically. I wish there were some way to give it 4.9 stars instead of having to choose between four or five.
    Coast 236 Restaurant & BarResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for the kind review of your experience while dining at Coast 236! We are thrilled that you enjoyed and hope to see you again in the future. -The Coast 236 Team

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  20. JohnP

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Duck was outstanding!!! It was perfectly cooked and an incredible sauce very much like a French cassoulet!!!

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  21. LutherL

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The people are super nice and the quality And quantity of the food is big enough to satisfy. Thank you we had a wonderful time

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  22. Barbaragloria

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious and innovative food; excellent and attentive service

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  23. MicheleM

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinning experience all around. Will definitely be back on our next visit to the area.

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  24. ames1024

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, elegant meal. Don't miss the mushroom baguette starter. Very good service and loved the ambience. No kids menu (not a complaint, just mentioning it).

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  25. AJSPKS

    Naples

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu and wine pairing was an very enjoyable.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific meal as we celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary. Nice wine list too.

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  27. Thisguy

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing service, outstanding food and wine. Ambiance was nice. There private tables are very cozy and quiet. The back room gets a little loud and has a lot of table in it. However they went out of there way to accomadte us. We will def be back

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  28. BastianK

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our recent visit to Coast 236, confirmed that it is the #1 restaurant in West Michigan.

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  29. LisaM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebration for accomplishment

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  30. Peter

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time dining at Coast 236. The food was exceptional, the portions were great, and the cocktails yummy. The first trip in we did the tasting menu and weren’t fans. Glad we came back for a second time. Server was efficient and did a great job, just wasn’t too friendly, didn’t detract from the experience. Will be back.

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  31. Michael

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five for dinner and all ordered different entrées. We were passing the plates to all brag that ours was the best!! Great food, ambience, and staff were great!!

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  32. KarennaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it from the location to the ambiance to the food and the best server in Saugatuck, Jim Babcock! We’ll be back.

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  33. Kate

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant feels like I’m in an art gallery, but in a good way. The service was extremely attentive and friendly. The food was absolutely amazing- ordered a few different dishes to share with the table, and loved all three (beef tenderloin, scallops and tuna crudo) will definitely be back!

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  34. Julie

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood dishes and Jim’s service was perfect.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Dinners were fabulous. We had scallops and salmon. Dessert was Lemom Creme Brûlée. Our server Brandon was knowledgeable and most helpful. The ambience was calm and peaceful; delightful.

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  36. BrianM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding experience at Coast 236. Our waiter Pedro was fantastic and knowledgeable about the dishes. Food was absolutely amazing.

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  37. FrankH

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizer was 'out of this world' but my main dish was very disappointing.

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  38. KatieS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was so friendly! Food was SOOOO good! Had the best salmon. Would go back.

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  39. KevinE

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience! Our server, Jim was awesome. He was friendly and personable and very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was amazing. Everything had good flavors, and the portions were just the right size. Would definitely go back and will recommend to others!

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  40. NancyP

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food. I’ve not eaten here for a long time. It has been inconsistent the past few years. Chef Rick was out front taking coats, visiting with patrons and supervising the kitchen. Bravo!

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

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1088 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Fish, Contemporary French / American
  • 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
    We currently do not offer catering.
  • 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 Chef Rick Bower 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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