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Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, Saugatuck, MI

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

4.8
4.8
881 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fish, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–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

    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 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

Experiences

  • Justin Winery Dinner

    $170.00 per person

    Mar 18, 2023 only
    Enjoy a six-course prix-fixe dinner hosted by Coast 236 with special guest, Joseph Spellman, Master Sommelier, as he guides you through several world-class wines from Justin Vineyards & Winery. Join us a few minutes before dinner for a complimentary welcome cocktail, crafted by our in-house mixologist.

Popular dishes

What 881 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Overall

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Service

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids

    Innovative

  • Grand Rapids

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. BG

    BradG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food and service! Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always
  3. PC

    PamelaC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First time for Sunday Brunch for us and Coast 236 did not disappoint! Very nice, varied menu and dishes were beautifully served. Our server, Matt, was very attentive, friendly and fun. He is a keeper! We have dined at Coast on several dinner occasions and once again, chef did a beautiful job with brunch. So glad you are open in the winter!
  4. JS

    JSH9614

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was great, tasting menu left a lot to be desired.
  5. JB

    JimB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu coupled with a wine pairing to celebrate New Years Eve! We had an Incredible experience with such a delicious assortment of food and wine, and top-notch service! We will be back again!
  6. C

    Cids

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For New Years Eve we chose the tasting menu once again and were not disappointed; it included lobster and tenderloin. The other courses were delicious as well using wonderful food blends for flavoring, and gluten free!
  7. j

    jannylou

    Toledo

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our meals/drinks. The quality always meets our high expectations. One of our favorites in Saugatuck! Thanks for a great New Years weekend experience!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food… start to finish. Can’t wait to visit again.
  9. s

    shawns

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. We will definitely be going back. Knowledgeable staff and friendly.
  10. JS

    JuliaS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    The overall experience was disappointing. The food was just, OK but the atmosphere was so loud I had difficulty having a conversation with the person setting at my own table. In my opinion, the price was worth the value.
  11. l

    lynnef

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another outstanding meal at Coast 236. Our waitress was wonderful and the Chef as always accommodated our 7 year olds whims. It was a great birthday celebration. Can’t wait to go back
  12. B

    Barbaragloria

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very sophisticated spot in rustic Saugatuck. We had the set 6 course dinner with wine pairings...truly memorable. Service people were knowledgeable but not stuffy. We highly recommend Coast 236.
  13. AB

    AlanBroadway

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just ate at the #1 fine dining restaurant in West Michigan!
  14. AJ

    AJSPKS

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent opportunity for great food in a very enjoyable venue.
  15. JF

    JohnF

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful, very interesting way of preparing ingredients to mix the flavors so uniquely and so delicious.
  16. BO

    BetsyO

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Knowledgeable servers and staff, friendly and classy environment. The food was phenomenal. The atmosphere was cozy, clean, and perfectly lit, we will definitely be back :)
  17. SD

    StephanieD

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful intimate birthday dinner. Tanna was a wonderful server who made our evening even more special! Food was AMAZING!
  18. BT

    BossTime

    Grand Rapids

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    made a spur of the moment trip for a belated birthday celebration. Had the tasting menu and it was excellent. Portion sizes of food and wine were just right. Looking forward to a second trip.
  19. DD

    DougD

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is always high end and wonderfully favorable. We keep going back when we are in town because it has great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute delicious food! Lovely staff!
  21. G

    jeanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Loved being greeted by the executive chef upon our arrival.
  22. V

    Vail

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drove 45 miles simply to experience this wonderful restaurant again. It did not disappoint. Greeted at the door, escorted to our table, and our server arrived almost immediately just to make sure we were okay. Fabulous drinks, amazing appetizer (Tuna Crudo), and our entrees were spot on once again. Dessert of ricotta with spiced apples and a drizzle of honey was simplistic but nuanced. Perfect end to our meal. Smiled as we walked through town and on our way home. Thank you Coast 236! See you again soon!
  23. BV

    BobV

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second visit-each time the total experience has been superb.
  24. AA

    AndrewA

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great tasting menu
  25. E

    Emily

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service excellent! Noise was a bit loud but it’s a small place so can’t be helped really
  26. S

    Steve

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A huge improvement over the past iteration. I had the Wahoo and would have preferred it to be more rare - but I know that most people like it that way. Nonetheless, it was kind of dry and a sauce would have been appreciated. Also, the coconut gelato was kind of boring - which is fine - but the diced apples were also kind of boring. Maybe caramelize them? All of the food (even these minor observations) was outstanding. The waiter was excellent and the ambience was pleasant (we were overlooking the courtyard). Minor criticisms - it was a very nice evening. Thank you!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food , gracious staff, wonderful atmosphere
  28. K

    sheilaK

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great - app - lamb lollipops, scallops with foie gras and pork belly with bacon cabbage & butternut squash - all perfectly prepared! Appreciated the suggested wine pairings! Would definitely eat here again.
  29. JN

    JohnN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails. Food was awesome. Service Superb, and reasonably priced. We had a great time
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both treated ourselves to the tasting menu and wine pairing. Each dish was fabulous and it was the perfect amount of food, we were both hungry. The wines were all very different and were perfectly paired to each course. Our waitress was very friendly and gave just the right amount of attention. It was just a fabulous dinner and experience! Highly, highly recommend!
  31. DB

    DavidB

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and great service
  32. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely way to spend an evening. A fine dining experience with a relaxed vibe. Food, service and attention to detail all above and beyond.
  33. MI

    MIjules

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were spectacular. We recommend the chef’s special with wine pairings. We will definitely be back.
  34. j

    jabela

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    After reading the reviews we were looking forward to dining at Coast 236. The rear dining room adjacent to the patio was distractingly loud. Our server, when asked, did not explain the selections accurately. The food was over-salted.
  35. MZ

    MaryZ

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have come here every time we visit Saugatuck. Great food and service e.
  36. AT

    AmyT

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, beautifully presented, and wonderful service! Loved it!
  37. DN

    DerekN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was simply the best meal I have had this year. Hats off to the chef and their entire team. The moment you arrive you are greeted by a friendly staff member welcoming you into the restaurant. I was seated in the main dining room where the noise level was surprisingly low. We had no issues having a conversation. What the chef has created as a menu is masterful. The tuna crudo, lamb, and risotto were 1st rate. The flavors were so well balanced in the risotto. I would return just for that dish. As for the mains, it has been a long time since I enjoyed a pork belly dish as much as what they have created. There may not be a better fall dish on the planet. Smokey, savory, sweet, and satisfying. To top it off and should not be understated, their emphasis on sustainability is so refreshing. I eat far less meat these days but knowing how much effort went into ensuring what was served was humanely treated and sustainably sourced makes this restaurant levels above anything else. They just get it and have hit a homerun with the entire package. Very, very well done.
  38. D

    Dreela

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Coast 236 so very much! Will be back soon!
  39. P

    Panda

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    A bit underwhelming. We were seated at a lone random table in the bar area so zero ambience. Ordered the tasting menu which was average at best - felt like they jumped on the tasting menu wagon without understanding how to do it well. Three of the 5 dishes used a single fingerling potato as it’s base - unimaginative. Two of the plates were tasty, the rest were hmmm. Dessert was mediocre at best. Wine pairing was just odd. One of the servers brought a dish to the table and said ‘there you go’ - when asked what it was she offered to get the menu for us so we could see for ourselves. Perhaps if we were seated in the dining area, didn’t order the tasting menu and had a trained staff member it would have been great!
  40. AE

    AmyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! We did the tasting menu with the wine pairings. We loved all of the tastings. The first course with tuna, roe and cilantro was amazing. The wines chosen to go with the dishes were spot on. I highly recommend for anyone who loves great food.

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 4.8 stars by 881 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 2 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Fish, 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 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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