Coastal Kitchen

4.6
851 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a great place for our Easter family celebration. Daren was an expert waiter and he made us feel so welcome. I love those crabcakes. My wife said her tortilla soup was the best she has ever had.

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BA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. We can see why this is a very popular restaurant.

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W
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Since our first visit when CK first opened until now, there have been giant strides in good quality food and service. A bit noisy on a busy night. We will return

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L
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I try something new every time I frequent this restaurant and it never disappoints. On this visit I brought my elderly parents and they so enjoyed it! My mom said it was the prettiest restaurant she’d ever seen. And of course she loved the ribs too!

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p
Orange County
189 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch. 2different salads at our table were both delicious. Ice tea/ lemon aid was ok. Little weak.
Taco app was terrible. Fish was over cooked. Tasted bad. Waiter confided that he gets complaints of overcook. I question the quality as well as general condition of the fish. They did apologize & took it off the bill ( after tax!).
Service was very good various people checked to see how we were doing.

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JC
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Not a great experience with Alex as a server as she was unattentive and smug. Never smiled once and simply did not take care of our party of 7 in any manner that made us feel welcome. Everyone is allowed to have a bad day, but not at this level of dining. Our split salads came to us with extra plates, not split, and I personally had to eat my Rib-eye, which was delicious, with a butter knife as Alex disappeared and it seemed other servers that passed by all were “heads down”. When the meal was over our check was brought in an abrupt manner and it just felt rushed and not a warm experience. Hope you can find your smile Alex or go work at Chik-Fil-a and learn how to treat customers.

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SR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great destination, particularly on a sunny day, with a bright airy dining room and views of the beach and entrance to Tomales Bay. The service was warm, and our clam chowder was excellent!

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G
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food and casual service mostly efficient. Good everyday place fro locals and visitors. This is one of the top DP restaurants, they do a very good job.

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l
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family reunion and birthdays

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OT
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

My wife and I are regulars to Coastal Kitchen, 3 sometimes 4 visits a month. We enjoy the bar area for our dining, which allows us to enjoy the indoor/outdoor feel and sports when when available. The bar area has new chairs that have a nice look but are extremely uncomfortable. I am certain that the expense was substantial, but realize that there are three other seafood restaurants with great food excellent scenery and comfortable bar seating within a 2 mile radius. Please do something to keep your clientele from being annoyingly distracted from your fine fare.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coastal Kitchen is an awesome venue for celebrating. We h

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TP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was fine, and server was sweet We had our adult children w us for our 30th Anniversary. Not that we would have eaten a dessert but when we told them it was our anniversary they said “yes we heard”. At the end of our dinner the server brought us a candle stuck to an empty plate. The bill was hundreds of dollars. They have a way to go to cultivate relationships and win loyalty or repeat customers.

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KW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! The place is beautiful, service is consistently great, and the food is exceptional. Brittany Beitz, the GM, always recognizes us and makes us feel like part of the Coastal Kitchen family. You can tell she, and her team, really understand how to execute a great dining experience. A+

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AD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both had the halibut and it was terrific as always! Thank you!!

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GY
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything! Our service was awesome.

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t
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was back again with ny sister from NY, always dependable 5 star all the way around

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MS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I would recommend as a good place to bring kids. We did an early dinner and it worked out great.

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MR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but very good. Great service nice ambiance. Decorated in very good taste

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l
Pittsburgh
97 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an 18 month old child with us; we were given prompt service, and the food came out quickly.

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DF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, ambiance and service were all excellent. Good menu and we'll definitely go back.

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L
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was friendly, however I think 20 minutes is too long after you're seated to take our dinner orders. Other than that, the service was good and the server very friendly and helpful.

As usual, the noise level is quite high in the area we were seated. It didn't help that a large table of men was seated who were having a great time and plenty of cocktails. But we were towards the end of our meal anyway.

I'd certainly recommend this restaurant as the food was great and décor very beachy.

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t
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere high rating in all respects

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l
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu awesome selection of fish, meats, veggies

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LB
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal and an enjoyable time until a large group came in and were noisy. We deliberately sat in a section that we thought would be quiet and it was quiet until the group came in. It was not the fault of the restaurant, but the noise level of a restaurant is important when you're out with friends and want to converse.

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OT
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 3

Food is always good here. But this time, I asked for ‘no onions’ on my meal. Guess what? The tacos were topped with an salsa that is filled with raw onions. The server never came by to ask how the food was. I guess she didn’t see me try to pick every piece of onion off the tacos. So next time, I just need to make sure that the server is good. Otherwise, it’s always a pleasant experience dining here.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love dining here

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group of 8. We had the perfect room with our reservations. It was to the side with a large family style table. It was kind of private which was great for seeing our friends from Illinois!

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DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and fast service. Get the chocolate desserts there and the tritip sandwich was superb.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had to wait about 20 minutes for our table but it wasn’t a problem as we got to sit at the bar . Food was excellent

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JB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coastal Kitchen never fails to delight! The wait staff is always warm, friendly and efficient. The menu is varied enough to provide something “just right” for everyone and every dish is fresh and delicious. I’m looking forward to my next visit already.

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D
Orange County
65 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Love Coastal Kitchen, always give it rave reviews but they had an off night apparently. Salmon was not it's usual, all else up to par. Will go back for sure but somewhat disappointing.

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B
San Francisco
130 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is great. While not the most imaginative in the area, it is very high quality and delicious. We really enjoyed the cioppino and the crab cakes
Our server Charles was friendly and energetic.

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luv luv this place . It’s a great lunch spot . The drinks are yummy and the food is soo fresh . The servers are super nice (and not bad to look at ) you must try their butter cake it is out of this world.

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LW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It was fine but overpriced and somewhat odd menu...didn’t understand why salad couldn’t be split in kitchen...

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n
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Good selection of wines. The cocktails were made really well. The trout was delicious.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was first time dining at Coastal Kitchen. We were a party of three and we all enjoyed our entrees. Our server was excellent and servers worked together as a team. We highly recommend this restaurant. The Ford choices were good too. Thank you

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LB
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall we received good, prompt service. The restaurant was very loud and overpriced. $44 for filet mignon was ridiculous.
The food was good but overpriced for the type of casual dining.

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M
Orange County
56 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a good experience at Coastal Kitchen. Staff was agreeable to turn the music down a notch to a comfortable level. Food was excellent.

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NL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place for a birthday lunch. Open, cheerful, great attention from our server

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Both the Cuisine and ambience were terrific however the service was amateurish and not commensurate with the what the restaurant was all about.

We had multiple servers during our 90 minute stay - one did not know where the other left off - at the end a server brought us our check without even asking if we were interested in dessert.

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