Coastal Kitchen

4.6
1034 reviews
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New restaurant serving California Coastal Cuisine. Offers fresh fish and steaks to great salads, burgers and sandwiches. Coastal Kitchen has a full bar, patio with fire pits, and fresh coastal design.
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LR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very open light atmosphere. Service very attentive. They helped us choose the quietest booth for conversation. Food was delicious- especially the trout dip appetizer & the tomato salad with Burrata. All in all an enjoyable lunch.

H
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance here. Very beachy, clean, fresh. Great service. Nice menu. The chicken caesar wasn't what I expected, but it was tasty. I prefer the chicken cutup and tossed, opposed to a full fillet placed on top. Will return.

L
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was just fine

B
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henry was excellent. Food excellent. Enjoyed

AG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Noise level is extreme. You can't barely even hear the person sitting opposite you.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food great service

AD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time booked this place with a special occasion/request and coastal kitchen didn’t recognize the special request.

PG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Coastal Kitchen but will not be our last. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. Our server, Henry, described some of the menu choices that were delivered exactly to his description and they were delicious. Great experience, and looking forward to our next visit.

NB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve known about Coastal Kitchen since it opened and am kicking myself I haven’t gone sooner. The coastal themed ambiance is spot on. We received great service and the food was so tasty. My husband got the crab cakes and I got the scallops. The scallops came in a white bean and caper sauce. It was delicious! They also had fresh grapefruit so I had to get a greyhound! I highly recommend this restaurant. It’s also great to bring out of town guests for a true west coast experience. Well done!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Hostesses are extremely rude

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful patio with excellent food! I love the tri-tip tacos!!

JK
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so good as usual

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was ok, our waitress never told us the specials After we ordered we overheard the waiter at the next table telling the specials and going over the menu. We would have ordered the special if we had known. Our waitress was minimal. Regardless what we ordered was delicious.

LZ
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. The pork chop was delicious. The ribs were heavenly. The crabcakes were divine. Smores pie for dessert sent us over the edge. A wonderful place for a delightful meal.

TE
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The ceasar salad was the best part of this meal. The ribeye was not good quality and the halibut was very dry. It is a beautiful place but they need to focus on their food . Would only go back for drinks and salad.

OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner in a beautiful setting. Food and service were amazing. I loved the Vegetable plate. It was outstanding and my husband’s ribs were fall off the bone, delicious.

OT
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved our first time and will return. Companion had halibut! Delicious ! I had salmon fish tacos. Seemed a little old or overcooked. Will try something different next time.
Christine our server off the charts Wine a bit pricey for a glass.
Loved the ambience.

LL
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

What a disappointment! Made reservations a week in advance for a friend's birthday. We were seated in the "dungeon", a downstairs room next to the kitchen which was hot and very noisy with a large baby shower party table in full swing. There were 2 nice booths upstairs with fresh air and a view that were empty. The service was awful! They have a very odd system of any one waitperson bringing any one drink or food item at any different time. Not only hectic feeling but never were we served all at once and many times had to wait a very long time for what we asked for, as in missing cocktails. My husband was given a free dessert drink though to make up for the long wait. The food was marginal. If you want amazing seafood, please go to Nick's where you won't be disappointed. The halibut here was dry and the sides are huge but unimaginative, i.e., large glob of mashed potatoes with large hunk of broccoli with parmesan cheese sprinkled on it. Who does that? Ugh. The "Parker House" rolls have been changed to sweet, not savory and were just weird, not Parker House. For the high price and very small, not unique menu please consider going elsewhere.

BY
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambiance. Very good menu and cocktails. Music makes it pop. For a restaurant without coastal/ocean views, it is a nice place to dine.

EW
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat outside on a lovely evening, enjoyed our visit with friends, waitress was sweet and helpful, 3 of 4 of us we’re very happy with our food. Very loud , even though we were on patio. Hard to hear people across the table. But we love it therE,

S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Vacation. It was airy, the food amazing! Great drinks. Parking could be better but understandable!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and the servers were very attentive and friendly. Just one table of very loud women that kept screaming and laughing made it difficult to talk at our table and was disruptive to our experience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love Coastal. Great Food Amazing Service

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The halibut was superb.

C
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The food was tasty, attractively served & cooked to perfection. The noise level is IMPOSSIBLY loud, which made the entire evening a stressful “work” session.

RS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience. Clean, comfortable, modern dining area with excellent service.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The first time we visited coastal kitchen it was amazing, the food, service etc. This time around, the food was still great but the service was lacking. The server wasn’t very knowledgeable about the menu & the girl who picked up our check after payment didn’t say anything she just picked it up, it was cash so we said something about it and she didn’t even respond to us so I said it louder and our server heard and took the check presenter from her, I thought it was strange since it didn’t even had the signed cc receipt on it! Just seemed a little off.

CG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I really enjoyed the craft cocktails and the way they use homemade ingredients. I appreciate the effort to use fresh ingredients in their food as well as the cocktails. I do feel that their prices are a little bit on the high side. It’s not somewhere that I would go often because of the prices, but I appreciate their attention to freshness and creativity.

FB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cake is pricey, but very good. Reservation was helpful, Sunday was busy. Parking lot fills up fast. Overall, very nice experience. I will be going back.

RP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Best ribs anywhere! Though my favorite dish remains the pork chop.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We had reservations for a Saturday night (4 people). After waiting half an hour after our reservation time my husband asked the hostesses why the wait, there had been multiple parties sat that came in after us. From across the room we saw the 3 young ladies snicker and roll their eyes. At that point I asked for the manager who informed me that multiple tables were nearing 2.5 hour mark and she could not ask them to leave (she was very kind and professional). We were sat about 10 minutes after that (45 min after our reservation time). My advice to the management would be to ensure your hostesses are not only professional but understanding and mature, after all they have their jobs because of the patrons.

N
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is only the second time I have dined at Coastal Kitchen and everything was wonderful both times!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time with friends. Food was great. Salmon and halibut were outstanding. The key lime pie is a must for dessert.

ST
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Was for a birthday but way too loud - not in a positive way

KB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

We love the food and the service is always good but when you are seated in the back room it is far too noisy. You can't hear the person next to you!!
There was a large very noisy party next to us.
I'm sorry we wont be back if we need to be seated in the back area facing the kitchen.
Thanks for asking !

JV
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food and service. Very loud but I will definitely come back and recommend it.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice casual dining. Service was fine. Entrees were a little pricey. Would return for a quick dinner

S
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I must say it’s the first time I walked away a little disappointed. I had the halibut and it was cooked great, however it was a thinner end (tail) so wasn’t the best cut. Mashed potatoes were dry...not as creamer as previous times and the broccoli was very inconsistent, some pieces were perfect and others tasted undercooked, almost a crunchiness of raw.

RD
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We eat here at least twice a month. We love the ribs.

LM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect day for dining on patio - just inside the large patio doors. All the benefits of outside without the sun! The staff took such good care of us meeting our every need. The food was great - with perfect seared ahi in the salad and my friend enjoyed the crab cakes with the real crab - not as is sometimes advertised but no lumps of crab are distinguishable. It was a great birthday celebration and all 4 of us enjoyed our dishes.
Thank you!

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