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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MD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful room - love the aesthetic. Live pianist was a charming touch. Server was delightful, food was good. And it was a quiet room - the banquets seem to muffle some of the noise, so that you can have easy conversation without shouting, like in so many restaurants. Will be back!

LM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found Coquille while looking for romantic seafood restaurant. We're already big fans of L'Abattoir, but did not realize there was a sister restaurant. We loved the way we were greeted at the door, and found the staff all professional and friendly. We shared the gnocchi and the sailor platter, which was a perfect amount of food for a drawn-out evening. We loved that the server was timely yet did not hover or bug us too much. We'll definitely be back!

KM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to enjoy fine seafood with friends. Loved the piano playing in the background.

NC
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and great service. Octopus skewers were disappointing-octopus too chewy.

MB
Vancouver
66 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The seafood towers are wonderful - a bit smaller portions, but finest quality shellfish.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top shelf across the board!!! A must for foodies!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service!

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trying something new with my wife for our 18th anniversary. First time in this restaurant. Great service, great food. Quiet and we really enjoy our evening.

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded 4 days ago

Hello, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for dining with us at Coquille Fine Seafood and congratulations on your 18 years together. We look forward to welcoming you back again for your anniversary next year, or maybe sooner! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Coquille takes seafood in a delicious direction with a variety of preparations from quite simple to very complex. A great wine list compliments their cuisine. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Highly recommended.

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for dining with us at Coquille Fine Seafood. We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Samantha Wine Director

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LK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a five star restaurant! The food was amazing, from the oysters to the seafood platter and the the gnocchi with truffles , OMG delicious! The sommelier was so informative and the table service was the best we’ve had in any restaurant anywhere. This is a must and we will be back.

f
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner at Coquille twice in the last 2 weeks. Staff were friendly, food was great, cocktails were on point and incredibly fresh oysters. Interior is very inviting and great location in Gastown.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The location is perfect and the ambiance is good, but the restaurant misses in two important aspects.
The food lacked consistency and balance and the service was adequate but completely impersonal.

For appetizers we ordered the octopus carpaccio. Unfortunately the smoked paprika aioli just overpowered the whole dish and the piquillo peppers seemed to come directly from a can, the grilled oyster were ok but not memorable.
For main dishes we had a pan roasted Ling Cod that had absolutely no seasoning or flavor, and then we got the most beautifully cooked and seasoned halibut we have had in a long time. It really seemed dishes from different restaurants.
The service was professional but we missed some warmness and a welcoming smile.
Overall it was a miss.

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience at Coquille, we take all guest feedback seriously and have passed on your notes to our culinary team to improve upon the service we provide. Our front of house team will also be notified, as we are committed to giving all of our guests a warm welcome - we recognize that this was not what you received and apologize for this. Thank you, again, for letting us know about your visit. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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DP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall the experience was positive. However the main dishes came late and my tagliatelle was Luke warm. Did not want to send back as we were running late due in part to the dishes coming late

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello Don, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your experience. We always aim to provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience. We truly value our guests' feedback and take it into strong consideration to maintain consistency in our food & service, so we can deliver the high level of hospitality that we strive for. If you care to discuss your experience further, please reach out to us directly. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good vibe, amazing service, outstanding foods
I was so happy and blessed while have dinner here

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for dining with us at Coquille Fine Seafood. We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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N
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was so clunky and unknowledgeable it was hard to believe this was a reputed restaurant with a good chef. Didn't really know about the oysters or the wine list. The waiters were totally new and green about service not just at the restaurant but in general. Finally we got some good advice from the sommelier about the BC wine and the regional oysters. The Food was delicious and fresh.
I specifically wrote that this was a birthday celebration and was so surprised that when we ordered dessert, the waitress couldn't just do the right thing and bring out one of them with a candle but had to ask to do it. Really!? The food redeems the place, but the service just felt so out of step with the price-point. Figure this out front of house manager!

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on October 2, 2019

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. Our commitment is that each and every guest leaves our restaurant having experienced being taken care of - that was not the service you received and for that, we do apologize. This information about your visit has been passed on to our Management Team and more training will be put in place to ensure that this does not happen again. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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AF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
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.

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello Anna, Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience at Coquille Fine Seafood, we appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon - rain or shine! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner and great service - a lovely evening

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hi Joey, We thank you for taking the time to review Coquille - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening and have passed your compliments on to our team! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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DD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Excellent service

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, we appreciate your feedback! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Great service and beautiful resto

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review Coquille Fine Seafood, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, our service style, and the dining room itself. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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L
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
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!

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello, Thank you for sharing about your meal at Coquille - our Chef Team has been notified of your comments and we appreciate you letting us know that your food was not the appropriate temperature. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to host you again soon! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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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

Coquille Fine Seafood
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello Thomas, We appreciate you sharing about your visit to Coquille Fine Seafood, thank you for the 5 star review! We took your feedback to our team and have reviewed our menu continuity - the website is up to date with our most current dessert list. We hope to host you again in the future! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator

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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
16 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.

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