Coastal Kitchen

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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering our regular menu as well as a Traditional Thanksgiving dinner including stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1140 People Are Saying
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San Diego
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe to this awesome place! Even the tacos & tomato/burrata apps were fabulous. Nice cocktails, small wine list but decent variety. Bar looks fun too!

SH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty!
Henry did a great job.
The hostess was very accommodating. At first she sat us at a table close to the entrance. It was going to be too cold for my wife. She then found us a booth close to the kitchen and much warmer.
Thank you!

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Our go to place.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a beautiful place. Our server was excellent. The food is delicious, and it was such a pleasure to be there. Will definitely bring our out of town guests to this special place.

TN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (Trainee- Adam?) was outstanding and made our night an amazing dining experience for our Dads birthday. The food, service Adam provided and the beautiful setting of the restaurant all made for a perfect evening. Thank you!

H
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coastal Kitchen is rapidly becoming our favorite restaurant. The service is excellent, and never intrusive. I've had their coppino, and my mouth waters just writing about it. On one visit, my wife had the smoked salmon, and I had crab cake salad for starters. The portions are generous, and the chef is a genius. We'll be back!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dietary restrictions were more than accommodated with a custom dish that was beyond delicious. The quality and freshness of food and crisp clean ambience was exceeded only by our fabulous waiter Charles. He is an exceptional asset to the Coastal Kitchen team.

JT
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful place! My 3 friends and I had a wonderful lunch there and we weren't rushed, it was perfect and the food was amazing. My first time there and hope to visit many more times. Who knew it was right there in Dana Point. So close to my house. I loved it.

l
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and service was outstanding!

DM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service! Our server was very attentive and drinks were great!. Very loud. Hard for a table of 4 to communicate. Wouldn't order the halibut again but the ribs were very good. $275 with tip for 4 people with one round of drinks. It's California...

AF
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Delicious food and nice ambiance. Great for lunch with friends.

s
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

our server was ok, but when she opened our wine bottle, she filled each glass by picking up the wine glass to fill it then put it back down. I would recommend teaching their servers how to open and pour bottles of wine. Overall we love the restaurant, our kids love the kid menu!

SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and service was great. Food was excellent. All of the staff was very nice and accommodating.

CJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great meal for our anniversary. Not that it's a big deal however, we did note that we were celebrating and no mention was made of the celebration by the staff of Coastal kitchen. It's those small things that would have made the experience overall outstanding.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love coastal kitchen! The ambiance of the place is great, the decor is beautiful. The food is always outstanding. Hands down my favorite item i the menu is the chicken tortilla soup, best i have ever had! I would suggest that this isn’t really a place for young kids, and if you do bring them, for the love of god, bring headphones if you are going to entertain them with an iPad. I don’t spend my money dining out to listen to your toddlers iPad!

OT
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I held a baby shower luncheon and they were so accommodating. The food and service were excellent.

Y
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. I thought it was somewhat pricey for the food though. Boyfriend said he didn’t realize there was any chicken in his Brie salad, and said it wasn’t worth the extra $6. He did find what he called 2 slices. I had the chef’s tacos with the tri tip and they were delish. The butter pound cake and strawberries was a great way to end a lovely meal.

The service was excellent, very friendly and accommodating staff. Definitely will come back because finding a restaurant with good service and good food is harder to come by these days.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coastal kitchen has excellent food and ambiance... and I love that we are able to bring our own wine... and we enjoyed a pre dinner cocktail which was amazing!

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Our food was well prepared . The bartender is great at mixed drinks

JK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, the setting gorgeous and the service impeccable. Will definitely return!
I recommend having the butter cake for dessert and the fresh baked dinner rolls are amazing.

JK
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastey and great service! Really wonderful servers. We connected right away and she gave us exceptional service! We will be back!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect meal every time!

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience from the greeting when we arrived to the service at the table. I had the halibut and it was incredible and I highly recommend it. We sat outside next to the fire place, it was perfect. This is becoming one of our favorite places in DP.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant, Cioppino and Trout dip were amazing and the servers were so nice and hospitable to out of town guests!

SS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant!! Beautiful aesthetic and food! Very romantic but good for a larger party.

AF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! We went for a Sunday afternoon lunch and it was great!

CA
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I take all my out of town guests there. My favorite is the smoked trout dip.........it's delicious!

ES
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Pork chops outstanding. Crab salad was also a hit. Will definitely come back

DM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service really good. Food was well-prepared, lots of flavor, and the service was prompt and courteous. My only complaint is the noise level, which is too high to have even a moderately loud conversation.

NG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is lovely but I think over priced. Our waiter was Henry and he was excellent

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, thoroughly enjoyed the crab cake salad, ambiance was wonderful...very expensive.

OI
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service in a cheery, airy environment. Crab cake salad is the best!

NL
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Unbearably LOUD!!! Will not go back. Could not hear my guests talk...

I
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food as always, and a pleasure to bring friends to this restaurant.

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience and just great food quality

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Denver and my boyfriend told me about this restaurant. I dined here alone and didn’t feel as though I was because my server, Allie, was so great. She gave great suggestions and the Cioppino was so delicious and that S’Mores pie was just out of this world! Can’t wait to come back to Dana Point with my boyfriend and go here with him again. :)

S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful! The atmosphere is really lovely!

b
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good & a bit over priced for Dana Point

JK
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!!

SB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly what we look for in a dining experience; great fresh food, attentive, knowledgeable servers, good value for the money and a relaxed, chic atmosphere. We went there three times over the six day time period we were in the area and still could have gone a few times more as we still had other items that we wanted to try on the menu. We recommended it to everyone we met along the way- it was just that good!