A group of us had dinner at Coast last night - I know i won't be going back and the general concensus is that yesterday's dinner was - poor.
Between us, we ordered: Salmon flatbread, clam chowder, salad, our entrees consisted of fish and chips, steak with the mac and cheese, Spanish mussels and the sushi tile. Granted it was Saturday night and DOV, but the quality of the food was below par. The flatbread is the only item that deserves a worthy mention. The other dishes were tepid, tasteless. The batter on the fish and chips were soggy, we had to return the mac and cheese.
The service, or rather, lack of - was the clincher. The final nail. I really can't remember the last time I have been so annoyed/frustrated with a server. Inconsistent, rude service, THEN, at the end, she had the audacity to say 'i'll just add the 18% tip to the bill'. I put my foot down at this point. We did tip but proportionate to the service we had to endure. "tipping =Paying a gratuity for services rendered".
Value - we were going to one of the Glowbal restaurants, so we knew what to expect. The Glowbal 'chain' are never cheap, but we go for the service, quality of the food and the ambiance. We were charged $2 for hot water. I didn't know they were flying their water in from across the world.
Ambiance - comfortable, aesthetically pleasing to the eye - like all the Glowbal restaurants.
I'll be staying away from Coast for the forseeable future.