Coquille Fine Seafood

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Opened in 2018 in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown District, Coquille Fine Seafood is the latest project from the team that brought you L'Abattoir. A modern spin on a classic fish house concept, the 4,100-square-foot restaurant offers a creative menu of quintessential seafood and shellfish dishes accompanied by a wide-ranging drink menu featuring craft beer, handmade cocktails and notable BC and international wines. With seating for 100 in an expansive dining room, bar and lounge appointed with nautically-inspired décor, Coquille Fine Seafood strives to be Gastown’s best restaurant by allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy a relaxed-yet-elegant dining experience for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night drinks.
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AF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined with a group of 7. Good service, excellent food, vibrant location. Great place for a sunny or rainy day.

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and great service - a lovely evening

DD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent service

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

The food was amazing! Great service and beautiful resto

L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a lovely experience. My only comment would be that the food was not very hot. It was warm. But delicious!

TN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Online menu seemed to display a longer list of choices for desert

SJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A little bit too expensive
But for one stay and good dining OK

EG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We ordered seafood platter because king crab is my husband’s favorite food. Although they listed king crab on the menu for the platter, there was no king crab on it when it was served. They even didn’t mention that they don’t have it when we ordered. When we asked about that, our server said they put extra mussels in stead of crab. Mussels...really..?
After the short conversation, the server brought a small portion of crab meat as a compensation. That was nice of her. But, she or someone charged extra 19% service charge on the bill without mentioning anything. Of course we asked about the charge. When we asked, she said she didn’t know where the charge came from. So the charge was mysteriously appeared on the bill? I would recommend paying attention to detail when visiting this restaurant.

j
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good Seafood Menu. All the food was awesome. Will go back.

MR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh seafood! The oysters were delicious!

DA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a company dinner. The ambiance is fantastic, and the room is spacious.

I love seafood and so the choices were nice. Love the oyster selection. We started at 5 pm and went to about 8 pm so we straddled happy hour which has some nice selections.

There were a few odd sauce pairings but I dont mind the experimentation. Will go back.

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hi Dean, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our selection of fine seafood! We hope to host you for Happy Hour again soon. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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A
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very impressed with the seafood, I'd recommend this gastown restaurant for any visitors to Vancouver who want to dine in the Gastown district.

CR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, thoughtfully prepared. The service was friendly and attentive but not intrusive.

S
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Even though the restaurant was empty, we constantly felt ushered throughout our meal. Three separate servers check on us, asking the same questions. It was irritating, not to mention they would just cut into our conversation. The food was okay, nothing to brag about. For example, the scallops that are part of the Sailor’s platter were paired with oil, which completely muted the flavor and sweetness of the scallops. Compared to other restaurants of the same group, Coquille lacks maturity and elegance. The decor is nice, but the restaurant overall can yet call itself a fine dining establishment. I don’t think we will be coming back, at least for a while until the restaurant improves.

A
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautifully prepared and presented food. Knowledgeable, passionate and non-patronising wine waiter. Highlight of our Vancouver stay.

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hello Alan, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience! We are so glad to hear that we became a highlight of your visit to Vancouver. We look forward to hosting you again next time you are in town! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully served in a stylish and lively setting.

VC
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall, a very good experience at Coquille. Some nice extras thrown in as we were celebrating our anniversary. Good cocktails and wine selection, the seafood appetizer tower was outstanding. Brioche was amazing (and would expect no less from a L'Abbatoir property). My wife liked her main (the halibut) but I was disappointed with the sablefish "salad". while the fish was well prepared, maybe I have been watching MasterChef too much, for $39 I expect a bit more than a piece of fish dumped on a bed of greens in a bowl. Waitstaff were very pleasant to interact with. Ambiance was busy - it was a saturday night, so expect that; there was a wedding cocktail reception going on, and a couple of their guests kind of were leaning over the upper level back of the booth we were seated at, so their conversation was a bit intrusive, but they left fairly quickly. I would go back

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, love the atmosphere!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is very fresh and of high quality but portions are fairly small for the price tag. The complimentary olive brioche is fantastic!

ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience! We enjoyed the scallops and the special of the day.

C
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice time sitting at the bar. Staff were very accommodating and the service was great

ES
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Beautifully decorated restaurant, prompt and attentive service for all clientele, and delicious oysters…BUT their seafood mains are way too salty. The entrée meal was so salty that my mother and I who had the seafood mains found our mouths and tongues raw after eating our seafood main whereas my sister claimed her steak main was not salty. Unclear why they use so much salt as the central seasoning on fish that lives in a salty body of water but the chef really needs to watch the salt input of himself and his under chefs. For such an expensive restaurant it was disappointing that the chef was attempting to use salt to add flavour as if he was a McDonald’s fry cook making fast food that relies on high salt and high fat content to sell.

The wait staff is also incredibly stylish and well dressed!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish (trout and sea bream) were really good.

CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience ! Wonderful food, fresh warm bread, outstanding wine and appetizers!

C
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Made a reservation for 9pm, food did not arrive for over an hour. Restaurant was at less than half capacity. Server was great and very apologetic, but the kitchen either needs to hire more staff or expand in size. Quality of the food was quite good.

FF
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has exceptional food and great service. The sommelier, Amanda knew her wines and provided an excellent choice for our taste and our food. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Of course the food was amazing. Great value for restaurants of this caliber.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous time at Coquille - the food and drinks were delicious. We had the sailor's seafood platter, butter poached scallops and one of the special dishes of the day: salmon.

The service was at it should be for a fine dining restaurant.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious with great recommendation from the staff. Staff was very friendly and considerate about our specific needs.

MC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff was attentive, fun and entertaining. They made us feel special. The oysters (staff pick) were plump and sweet. My wife asked for the Halibut dish without potatoes. The chef added a really generous portion of a variety of fresh, perfectly cooked vegetables. The fish was delicious. Do not miss this place.

h
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Small portioned meals at high prices but good service and friendly staff.

OT
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We sat outside and it’s really not a very attractive setting surrounding the restaurant. It took a while for the waiter to ask for a drink order after he gave us water. Then He really wanted to take our food order. We said we’d wait until our drinks came. As soon as they came he again wanted to take our food order and we said we wanted to enjoy our drinks first. The vodka on the rocks was so skimpy it didn’t even reach the top of the ice! So hubby had to make it a double and it was still skimpy....no apologies. Our neighboring diners said to be sure to ask that the food come out hot as theirs was room temp at best. The crab cake came out hot, nice and very good. Our entrees were fine. In the meantime our waiter left and another one filled in. He paid no attention to us. Finally the owner or manager walked by and asked if we’d like a glass of wine with our food and she pretty much took care of us from there.

US
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal. The captain's seafood platter appetizer was delightful.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

We were extremely surprised with the disengagement and overall disdain exuded toward us by our server. I have never been treated in this way in a restaurant by anyone providing service; lack of eye contact, frowning, general apathy in his contact with us. Meanwhile, an older couple seated close to us received warm interactions. We could have easily afforded a gratuitous tip, but this server will never know.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thanks for joining us. We really appreciate your kind words!

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K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome flavors and service

DT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great customer experience. The happy hour is also extremely well priced! All the food is top grade. I would definitely go back!

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on July 31, 2019

Looking forward to having you back at Coquille. Thanks for your kind words! We appreciate you sharing your review.

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OT
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Super Seafood, korrespondierende lokale Weine, gehobenes Preisniveau. Jederzeit zu empfehlen.

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LL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful seafood restaurant in the heart of Gastown. I took my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday because we both LOVEEE seafood and it did not disappoint! We had one of the seafood platters and it was delicious. Our server James was great too and even brought us out a bit of champagne for the birthday celebration. A memorable dinner for sure!

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks for celebrating your boyfriend's birthday with us! We're glad we were able to make it special :) We appreciate you choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your experience.

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R
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great space, food & service!

LL
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food and services at reasonable price. We were there for happy hour, good selection of dishes and drinks. Nice deco as well.

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on July 25, 2019

Thank you for joining us for happy hour and for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope to see you back at Coquille soon.

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