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Coastal Bistro & Bar

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Seafood, Bistro, Oyster Bar
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14 N Central Ave, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105 (Forsyth)
(314) 932-7377
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: There is something truly special about a neighborhood restaurant. It’s the...
There is something truly special about a neighborhood restaurant. It’s the kind of place you can wander into casually for a glass of wine, or meet a friend for leisurely lunch, tucked away at a corner table for hours. That is just what we’re striving for at the new Coastal Bistro & Bar.Coastal Bistro & Bar is inspired by the culinary tastes of the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast. Whether you’re looking to nosh on a few different items or enjoy a full meal, we’re certain you’ll quickly find your favorites on our menu.We look forward to serving you at Coastal Bistro & Bar!
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Much better than we thought!

Ok, so YOU are going to read the reviews as I did. I was originally uncertain about this place, but we totally enjoyed the food and service. First, by getting there during "Happy Hour" we got a a dozen big oysters that were really good quality for $12. Second the service WE got was very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
jwhitehouse
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ok, so YOU are going to read the reviews as I did. I was originally uncertain about this place, but we totally enjoyed the food and service. First, by getting there during "Happy Hour" we got a a dozen big oysters that were really good quality for $12. Second the service WE got was very friendly and attentive. Third, the... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our group of four went for Clayton Restaurant Week. The others in my group shared mussels as an appetizer and they enjoyed them. I started with the lobster bisque. It was good. The entree I chose was lobster pot pie. It was delicious but we were told that is not a regular menu item. Maybe they'll reconsider after the rave... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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133 reviews 133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nice menu for three-courses at $25. I had the goat cheese tart, grilled salmon, chocolate cake. My wife had the fresh oysters, lobster pot pie, and coconut bread pudding. Nice French wine to accompany. It was busy. The food and service excellent.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Coastal Bistro & Bar exceeded my expectations for fresh seafood. The Crab Boil was filling and fresh. We enjoy our bartender with recommendations on what specialty drink we might enjoy. Our service was great and we will definitely go back soon.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Eight of us for a celebration of sorts....Saturday night, 6 wonderful friends and ourselves. The manager started us off with champagne. It was excellent. Then appetizers...fried oysters, sampler platter, salmon tartare, goat cheese tart, lobster roll. Since we are all friends the plates went round and round the table. Hard to pick the best one; they were all delicious. Then... More 

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have been there 3 times in the last 3 weeks since serving jury duty. I have had excellent lobster rolls and soup. It is not easy to get an authentic lobster roll in St. Louis and it is truly a treat.

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Hampton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the hotel staff as a 'seafood restaurant' nearby. The waitress did not seem to care to serve us. The crab cakes and fish tacos were overcooked. The kitchen closed at 10pm on Saturday. Our party felt rushed to leave. The waitress only came to the table to take our order, bring our food,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In a fun twist of fate, I had lunch at Coastal recently two days in a row. Both times our server was Joseph and he is fantastic! Fun, knowledgeable, and very attentive. The second day was my daughter's birthday and my son-in-law had gotten there ahead of us to put flowers on the table. They reserved the window spot for... More 

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st louis mo
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We tried this restaurant several years ago and had not been back; felt it was time to give it another try. The service was good, not exceptional and the food was just okay. Not a horrible experience but we won't go back. There are too many good restaurants in town to repeat this one.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Enough cannot be said about this beautifully decorated property. One of the few female-owned/operated restaurants in St. Louis has a lovely atmosphere and delicious food. The biscuits served in paper bags with honey butter before each meal are scrumptious. The menu is heavy on sea-food, but I have yet to try a bad dish at this place. Excellent for lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 N Central Ave, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105
    (Forsyth)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: (314) 932-7377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bistro, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

There is something truly special about a neighborhood restaurant. It’s the kind of place you can wander into casually for a glass of wine, or meet a friend for leisurely lunch, tucked away at a corner table for hours. That is just what we’re striving for at the new Coastal Bistro & Bar.Coastal Bistro & Bar is inspired by the culinary tastes of the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast. Whether you’re looking to nosh on a few different items or enjoy a full meal, we’re certain you’ll quickly find your favorites on our menu.We look forward to serving you at Coastal Bistro & Bar!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?