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About COAST by Jennifer Backman at Ocean House

Helmed by Chef Jennifer Backman, COAST offers a seasonal menu that changes nightly and showcases the finest of each season’s products. Our collaboration and proximity to local farms allows us to source the highest quality ingredients of not only the season, but of that day, creating a distinctive dining experience for our guests and allowing us to present the best possible menu every evening. Dining guests may select from a prix-fixe four-course savory or vegetarian degustation menu with optional caviar and cheese courses available to elevate the meal to an indulgent six-course culinary journey. Selections change daily to reflect the freshest ingredients and flavors of the season.


One Bluff Avenue
Westerly, RI 02891
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 584-7000

Website:
http://www.oceanhouseri.com/culinary/coast

Executive Chef:
Jennifer Backman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please see our Special Events Website for all of our exclusive events ranging from wine tasting to guest Chef dinner on the first Wednesday of each month.
oceanhouseevents.com

COAST by Jennifer Backman at Ocean House Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

82% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (7)
Waterfront (7)
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Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This is fine dining at its best. Chef Jennifer Backman is a phenomenal artist. We have followed her from Weekapaug to Spicer to COAST. The presentation, flavors and freshness are an event all by themselves. Highly recommend if you know your food and want to share a perfect evening with somebody you really care about.

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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our 2 hour lunch transported us into what felt like a mini vacation....

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Something has changed at the Ocean House this year, second time eating there and the second time I have been underwhelmed. Should have known something was when the brunch price dropped from $85 to $62. There used to be a line out the door at $85, at $62 no problem getting in. When they first opened the experience was always spectacular, maybe they save that for the members now.

Tags: Scenic View
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food3
ambience5
service1
value1

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

I've been coming for years and have enjoyed it. This time was very disappointing as we took friends for the first time and they were not impressed. We had to find our server constantly to clear our plates from the brunch which were piled up on our table. He would clear some and leave others not returning until we called him over again. We had to find him to order our meals. It seemed he took several breaks or hid out in the kitchen, not sure. It was anything but enjoyable.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience3
service1
value3

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

I own a bridal salon and was anxious to check out the hotel and brunch. Our brides are always looking for recommendations for venues and places to entertain out of town guests.
I set my expectations high and was completely underwhelmed with the quality and food selection.

Tags: Waterfront
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food1
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fantastic brunch, fantastic staff and the most incredible views. A must do when in Rhode island.

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food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wonderful dining experience...elegant romantic leisurely exquisite service

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food4
ambience5
service5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

First time visiting this place since new name new chef new somm. Would have given 4.5 stars because they're still finding their way but optimistic that this will still be an excellent restaurant we will want to continue to visit. Flavors are less subtle than in the past and one suspects she's trying a bit too hard with the foam. However the halibut with citrus butter sauce and barely cooked garden vegetables showed flawless technique and was one of the best fish courses I have ever had. Wine pairings were hit or miss but loved the steak with Chianti and lamb with Super Tuscan. Was not a fan of vodka with oyster or Riesling with scallops and corn. Setting is still the same gorgeous room with amazing view. Loved the amount of space between tables which allowed for quiet conversation. Will be back again and hope that this new crew will continue to tweak their very good product to bring this restaurant back up to their previous status as one of the best in New England.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

Quite disappointing. We drove 2 hrs to get the more and actually got there 15minutes earlier than our reservation but was seated 25minutes later! Our waitress was really nice and accommodating but she had to tend many other more guests and we had to wait for her for quite sometime to cater to our orders/needs. Needs better staffing . Seating was really tight . Orange and othe fruit juice were not freshly made but came from a concentrate, which is supposed to be No-no for upscale , more so R&C grade . No access to the beach makes it even more disappointing .
Service and quality have really dropped. I'm sorry . Just an honest observation and experience.

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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
·Dined on August 24, 2017

We had read about this restaurant from the website, but thought that it was too good to be true. But it was REAL!! Wonderful service, cannot beat the view, fabulous food and just when you think you're experience is over, there are more lovely surprises. On the way out of the restaurant, after 2 wonderful hours of enjoying, the server presented us with a menu of our meal autographed by the chef and some goodies to go. A most memorable evening!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

Overall, the jazz brunch was another great experience. Great view, food and service. In the future I highly suggest serving whole raw oysters. The past few times going, they are cut in half, making them very small. Kind of disappointing for oyster lovers !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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food3
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a great dining experience. Creative, modern, interesting and beautifully prepared. Service is top notch but not obsequious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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food5
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service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Baller dining experience.

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food5
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Absolutely loved our brunch! Have been talking about it ever since and will definitely be back!!

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Delightful lunch with the best view! the lobster roll was outstanding! Our server was great too.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Third time for Sunday brunch. Took relatives for special occasion, then daughter for birthday, then just for husband and me. Still love the fresh raw bar and service, ambience and location are wonderful. The brunch is quite a spread with many choices, something for everyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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food5
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