Located downtown, Coast Restaurant features a menu highlighting seafood from around the world. A sleek, modern decor and mezzanine overlooking a high energy bar are key features of this eclectic eatery.
Went to Coast the other night. We started with Tiger prawn and sauasge spring roll that was OK and the beef carpacio which was awsome melt in your mouth dish. Would highly reccomend this dish. Then the mains, beef tenderloin cooked to perfection and the duck trio nice, tender, and loads of flavor. The service staff were quick and very attentive. Absolutly no problems. I would recommend and would go back again.
...otherwise I'd have to reconsider my fathers assertion that money buys happiness. You know the one: become an engineer, take a sensible job with good benefits in a shitty suburb of a decent city, marry someone with secure finances and a healthy respect for the RRSP..
now see, ive already buggered the first three but the marrying money thing did in fact re-enter my head whilst chewing my itty bitty crabcake at coast...if I could have this everyday..I could give up love, love gets stale! but this rainbow trout... with fresh fennel hearts.... and spicy green beans: the young speedo wearing pool boy for sure.....
nothing overdone. superb restraint.
(this is when I began to get envious of my neighbour's moroccan spiced australian lamb sirloin with black olive red wine reduction) I traded forkfuls. it was amazing. tender and deeply flavorful- must try for lamb fans. no hideous mint jelly here.
I was skeptical: tiny portions. but the sum of all parts was so satisfying without the post ingestion sluggishness of the de rigur rich food thing.
in terms of ambiance i was less impressed.... it was too bright and the waiters were obviously out of work actors.. one kept touching my arm. I'll need those little thrills when I'm shacked up with my boring purveyor of expensive tiny crabcakes.
I will never go back to this restaurant for the following reasons:
1. Dinner for four with the cheapest wine was over 250 dollars.
2. Food portions were ridiculously small. I was so hungry after dinner that I had to fix myself a sandwich when I got home.
3. Too crowded. You have to scream to have a decent conversation.
I think you'll have a better time at Cardero's, You won't be hungry afterwards and your wallet will not suffer that much.
I will probably not return to Coast again. The vibe was of "strip club with all you can eat buffet with police on site". The hostess was clueless and clearly not the brightest crayon in the box. The room was spectacular, but the food was as dull as it can get, and yet the worst part of my experience was the service. To be honest it started out just fine, but as time went on and the place got busier, I started to see the waitress struggling with her tables. Food was "meh" but at least fairly priced. Just not a place to go if you truly love good food. I generally never have anything bad to say about restaurants (it's a tough industry) but this restaurant is actually a disgrace to Vancouver's dining scene.