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Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, Saugatuck, MI

Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

4.8
4.8
827 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 8 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

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What 827 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 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 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

    Outdoor Dining

  • 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

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Grand Rapids

    Notable Wine List

  • Grand Rapids

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. JF

    JamesF

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food comes too quickly after ordering. Otherwise, loved it! Service great, food amazing. Would go back and recommend.
  2. KV

    KerryV

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding. We had the 6 course meal and everything was perfect! So so good!!! I would highly recommend this restaurant!
  3. LB

    LaurentB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worh driving 45’ for the experience . Great taste
  4. C

    Carees

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience at Coast 236! Pedro was a great server and our meals were fantastic. 11/10 recommend
  5. KH

    KimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and pairing Will definately return to try the lamp chops
  6. SB

    StephB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host who sat us was extremely welcoming. The food was delicious and the service was prompt. We will definitely be back!
  7. JM

    JennMcd

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant and highly recommend when in Saugatuck! We became aware of the restaurant as it was written up in Midwest Living and recognized by the James Beard Foundation. What a great night dining on their patio! Great drinks - Bee Sting for me and Boubon + Bonal for my husband. We enjoyed the Eggplant + Burrata to start - unique add of the eggplant puree and loved it as well as the Grilled Peach Salad - well balanced and a great Green Goddess dressing. For entrees, I enjoyed the exceptional Scallop + Foie Gras and my husband the Halibut. Then dessert was Gelato (coconut milk with the grilled peaches) and a 5-star spiced Creme Brulee (perfect for approaching fall). Could not have been better and this restaurant lives up to its reviews and recognition! Curt (GM) came by all tables to introduce himself and the staff were attentive. Thank you for the great birthday dinner----
  8. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The following was my opinion greeting-table location-explanation regarding Facilities-waiter knowledge, and food all excellent, can’t wait to return
  9. CW

    ChadW

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time to Saugatuck. We really enjoyed our experience. The food and service were excellent. We did the tasting and wine pairings they had that evening and were not dissatisfied. We sat outside which was very nice setting in private peaceful garden setting. It did start to get a bit chilly towards the end of our meal and they gladly let us move inside. Overall pricey but was well worth it.
  10. J

    John

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After the ravaging the restaurant industry suffered because of Covid, eating out has been a difficult and largely disappointing experience. I am sympathetic but long for the good times past. Then came our dining experience last night at Coast 236 in Saugatuck. Wow, prompt , helpful and attentive service (Carlene), entrees (halibut and risotto) fresh, hot and attractively presented. Paired wines were the perfect complements. Crème Brûlée was also excellent. Congratulations to a fine restaurant that has managed to thrive and maintain its high standards. We will definitely be back every chance we get.
  11. PE

    PaulaE

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the tasting menu with wine pairing, and everything was spectacular!! Food … service … ambience! It’s our absolute favorite in Saugatuck!
  12. G

    Garn

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As locals, we highly recommend Coast 236. Great food. Great service.
  13. AA

    AndrewA

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was great. They had a tasting menu which was excellent and happen to have a 2006 Dominus. Which we enjoyed.
  14. JK

    JosephK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The general manager was the best! So friendly and easy to talk to! The service was great. The food was the best! Two nights in a row we ate there! It was that yummy!!!! Joe Kressley
  15. L

    Luv2dine

    Memphis/West TN

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food and service. Only downside was noticed on menu for our 15 yo daughter. Would recommend just for adults
  16. M

    Marcy

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food and ambiance. Staff friendly and professional. Pricey....but great evening!
  17. V

    Vail

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Food was beyond all expectations! Quietly one of the finest restaurants along the coast.
  18. D

    Deborah

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional. From the time we were greeted at the front door until the time we left we had excellent service. And, the food was well prepared from look to taste.
  19. JK

    JeffK

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great! Would definitely come again the next time we’re in town!
  20. s

    stlouisvisitor

    Columbus

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I ate dinner twice during our 4-day stay in Saugatuck, and both times our meals were delicious. The first time, I ordered the mushroom risotto, and he the Alaskan halibut. We shared our choices, and both were exquisite. In fact, I can say that both were among the best -- if not THE best -- halibut and risotto I've ever eaten. These dishes were so good, in fact, that we ordered them again on our second visit only 3 days later. That time, we added an appetizer of burrata with smoked tomato jam and toasted French bread, which was just as delicious as our entrees. The bottled wine list was extensive; the by-the-glass choices less so but with high quality reds (we didn't choose any whites so can't comment on them), so our choices ( a pinot noir, a Zinfandel, and a Shiraz over the course of 2 dinners) did not disappoint. We were too full to partake of dessert. Our service was friendly, attentive without being hovering, professional and efficient. We would definitely make this retaurant a "regular" if we didn't live 6 hours away! We highly recommend this to residents of and visitors to the Lake Michigan shoreline communities in Michigan.
  21. P

    Panther1

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Dined on 9/10/22 for the first time at Coast 236 in Saugatuck Beautiful evening and we were greeted appropriately. our early reservation got us seated immediately. We started with Makers Mark Manhattans ($17 each) which were a real disappointment. Mostly ice and short on bourbon. One of the,worst Manhattans I have every had! Our server Pedro answered questions regarding the menu options and did a great job. Our dinners were EXCELLENT (Salmon and Risotto). Missing was bread or salad. For the price we would have expected something to go with a well priced entrée in a high end restaurant like Coast 236. We asked and some dry toasted bread was brought (at an added cost). The Cabernet and Sauvignon wines had been recommended by server Pedro and both were excellent. Great food, excellent service....however disappointed in cocktails and lack of bread or salad. Many other options in the immediate Saugatuck area that we think are a better value.
  22. JJ

    JamieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the 6 course tasting and it was amazing. We liked every single dish. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.
  23. BB

    BartB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was fine but it felt a bit over priced for the quality.
  24. DA

    DawnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was fantastic - very friendly and accomodating and the food was fantastic! Will be back.
  25. SE

    ShariE

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the impeccable service to the outstanding food, Coast is a don’t miss spot in Saugatuck! We had the Tuna Crudo, Grilled Peach Salad, Halibut and Mushroom Risotto. Crème Brûlée for dessert. Delicious! Cocktails were terrific as well! Definitely a must.
  26. KP

    KathyP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the garden and it was lovely. We have dined here many times before and never been disappointed. The food was outstanding. I had the salmon and my husband and friend had the Halibut. We all commented that the fish was prepared perfectly! Evan was our waiter and he usually waits on us. He is so very knowledgeable about the menu, food preparation and even the cocktails. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone and I would encourage you to request Evan.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a PHENOMENAL dining experience at Coast 236. The staff was very attentive and the food was out of this world good. The patio and dining room are aesthetically pleasing.
  28. GM

    GlennM

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  29. SF

    SusanF

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was fabulous. Salmon top notch!!
  30. MR

    MichaelR

    Grand Rapids

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great table on the patio. Food was good. Pedro was great as our server. Kurt is always keeping the place running very well. Thanks to all!
  31. MM

    MaureenM

    Grand Rapids

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another FABU meal with the fabulous Evan as our server. Must try the tuna crisp with fried capers!
  32. TM

    ToddM

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised with offering a multi- course tapas style dinner with wine pairing. Everything was exquisite!
  33. D

    Dennis

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    All good except my halibut was overcooked. My wife's scallops were perfect. Nice waiter.
  34. RI

    RobertI

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great interior and lovely garden. Space is all white and a bit stark. Food was amazing and delicious
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were outside - building needs cleaning on outside - took a bit away from ambiance. Food could be seasoned a bit better.
  36. PR

    PhillipR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I was sent a reminder the day of the reservation by text and within 10 minutes after I answered the text I was called from the restaurant and told that they would not be able to fulfill my reservation. The entire trip to Saugatuck was for my birthday and our 50th anniversary. After months of planning I had to find another place within a few hours.
  37. JP

    JonathanP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had to do a hold of my credit card for $20/person to make a reservation and they required at least 2 days notice for cancellation or they would have charged me $80. They closed the restaurant a few hours before my reservation with no notice and I couldn’t get a reservation anywhere else. This was our one day to get a nice meal on vacation and we had to eat bar food.

    Coast 236 Restaurant & BarResponded on August 31, 2022Hello JonathanP, We humbly apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused you. Unfortunately, these were circumstances that could not have been avoided. We would like to make this right for you. Please reach out at 269-455-5112. We are in the office from 1pm- 10pm Wednesday - Sunday. Curt Johnson our General Manager would be happy speak with you directly and make this right. Again, our humblest apologies for your experience.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent
  39. TL

    TLLJC

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All Service was friendly and professional. Food was amazing. Loved the wine paring suggestions. Cute atmosphere inside and outside.
  40. RN

    RyanN

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good high quality food. A little expensive but mostly worth it for nice dinner.

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 827 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 8 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

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