Coastal Kitchen

4.8
1940 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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Kimber
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service, as usual, even in light of all Covid restrictions, we had a great time!

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Mary
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was Excellent!!!
This is such a great restaurant.
We always have a wonderful time.

CG
CindyG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Kitchen is our favorite dining spot! Food is always amazing! Servers and staff are very nice and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costal Kitchen never fails to impress. The ambience is inviting and comfortable. Staff is friendly and attentive and of course the food is absolutely delicious.

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LeilaniS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Kitchen is a fantastic restaurant. The staff is so friendly, professional and on it! The food and wine selection is divine!! The crab cakes are the best crab cakes I have ever had and the halibut was delicious. LOVE them.

KJ
KJCalifornia
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went the last night you could dine outside, 12/5. This restaurant has done everything possible to keep guests safe but still enhance the dining experience. We had dinner in the “tent” and while it was a tent:) our server(s) made us feel special along with an atmosphere of beautiful lights, astroturf etc. The food is straightforward and fresh. My husband and I shared a kale salad and it was yummy. I had the salmon and it was delicious. I really like this place and can’t wait to go back when this covid disaster is over:)

BJ
vipBobJill2
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef came around to check on th emeal. Excellent service

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vipBdub
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Kitchen is one of two of our favorite restaurants in Dana Point. We support local and go here as often as we can! They did a great job with the outdoor patio and can't wait until this most recent lockdown is lifted, so we can dine again. In the meantime, we've done take-out several times and the food travels very well. The Burger, Halibut & Blackened Ahi are extremely well prepared and delicious. Our server, Nick, was very attentive and informative. Top marks across the board!

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ToniF
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Coastal Kitchen is always a favorite. During the pandemic they have pivoted to make it a safe and enjoyable dining experience. Will always continue to support them.

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TeresaC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. They've done a great job too with all the Covid requirements as well.

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NancyD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. I love this place and all my clients as well love it.

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vipAngelG
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place.

TG
TokyoGirl
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food- nice outdoor dining!

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OCSwissmiss
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coastal Kitchen is doing a fabulous job following COVID protocols with minimal impact to your dining experience. The tent they have set up provides a nice atmosphere while providing space and airflow for a safe dining experience. And the food is always excellent!

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DavidH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful, knowledgeable and very presonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat and love the outdoor patio

MR
vipMlovesR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful little spot. Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was our first restaurant dining experience since Covid began. We were elated to be out and the food did not disappoint. Mom had delicious Scottish salmon, dad and I enjoyed a very flaky and very fresh halibut with spicy rock shrimp. Our wait staff was attentive. Dad was impressed that they had a barre aged Negroni on the menu.
The key lime was decent. The butter cake - meh - a bit too crusty and maybe a little over cooked.

The outdoor patio was lit up with festive lights around which was helpful since they’ve had to convert the parking lot to a dining room.

Very grateful for our delicious meal and beautiful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

From the initial interaction with the staff to the final interaction it was a great experience. Friendly and professionally loose, (great sense of humor), (light hearted), glad we got to revisit this restaurant. Look forward to the next time.

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Bonologist
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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steveM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Overcooked turkey, bland mashed potatoes and tough hard to chew prime rib

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Dana
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and good prices, friendly and professional staff. Nice ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Dining in a tent is ridiculous and need to be back to inside dinning. This social distancing needs to stop!!!

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SusanC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were checking out places to go for this unusual Thanksgiving and my kids want 1) open space 2) choice of veggies entree for me(vegetarian) and meat for my kids. 3) good ambience and music. I saw Coastal Kitchen Dana Point is open, but have never been to one before. We booked a table for brunch, and was given one by the fire pit open area. All the criteria exceeded our expectations. The food’s great - Jenna had salmon (wild caught) and Jenson had prime rib (we passed on the turkey, I know)... drinks 🍹 are really good too. Will be back again!

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vipChristyk
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great food, superb atmosphere!

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SkipB
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Holly, did an awesome job! What we had in mind, as dinner that night went, was far from standard, but Holly did not miss a beat, as she adjusted to our wants and needs. Food was very good, halibut was excellent, atmosphere and pace was relaxing, though not annoyingly slow. We'll be back, from northern Nevada, with friends!

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mell
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambiance, the food and nice beer and wine selection. Plus the owners and servers and hosts are very good at making guests feel special.

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happydiner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great time! The menu changes with the available produce of the season. All dishes are complex and delicious. Good wine list too.

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vipGonealoha
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal Kitchen is great. We’ve been here about 4 times now. We live in San Diego county and I would happily travel to Dana Point to eat at Coastal. Food and service is great, and they do all the right things with respect to COVID. This makes diners feel safe and adds to the enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was soooo good. All the staff was super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Coastal Kitchen has become one of our regular haunts. They have done a remarkable job decorating the parking lot to create a real nice ambiance. The service is constantly outstanding and friendly. And the food is interesting , flavorable and delicious.

We highly recommend it.

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vipRobin
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Quick Service, fun server, safe environment, awesome food!

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Scfan
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Outside dining set up was not appealing. Disappointed
It was a plastic tent and not pretty
Salad dressing was super heavy on salads

Expensive overall for the experience

JB
JodyB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was excellent. The butter cake was chewy and not very warm, so considering we were celebrating a birthday , it was a little disappointing.

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ConnieB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wait staff was friendly & efficient. Food was delicious & promptly served. They have done so much to make their outside patio inviting, comfortable & still follow all applicable guidelines. Highly recommend.

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viplovetodine
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the food!

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joele
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone, from hostesses to servers, was super nice, friendly, and knowledgeable. I took my girlfriend for her birthday lunch and we both had a great time.

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vipSTANLEYM
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Been there many times. Food is always good and generous portions, especially like the clam chowder.
Only disappointment is Smores pie is no longer on the menu. Why?

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DaveyDave
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! My wife and I really enjoyed it. The salmon was flavorful, the key lime pie is 5 star and the caesar salad was excellent too. Good size glass of wine, good service and a fair price for everything. We'll be back.

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Coastal Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 1940 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.