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Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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American, Seafood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kate and I returned from Saugatuck 10 days or so ago and wanted to be sure to write this review. We travel to Saugatuck 2–3 times a year and this was the first time we visited Coast 236. It was highly recommended to us by...a fun person we met at Isabel’s Market and Eatery (Which we love. See separate review.) We made a reservation and had dinner on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was bustling and we were seated at a booth in the bar area, which we requested. The restaurant is painted in a soft white and has clean lines to make it an attractive “coastal” atmosphere. They have both indoor and patio seating and the furniture was arranged in a way to accommodate the Covid virus so that everyone felt safe where they were seated. We had the pleasure of meeting Mindy, the General Manager of the restaurant. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, kind and friendly to us and runs a very organized restaurant. It was great to see her work with all the staff who, together, formed a well-organized, friendly team who provided wonderful service throughout the night. The food was excellent and well presented. The menu has a variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian items so that there is something on the menu for everyone. We shared the Carmelized Cauliflower Toast as a starter which was unique and delicious, followed by the Roasted Salmon and Pan Seared Halibut which we both enjoyed. The wonderfully efficient bartender, Kim, was obviously an expert in creating classic cocktails. The Manhattans we had before dinner were one of the best we have had and she also was helpful in recommending wine. They have an extensive wine list as well as a great variety of aperitifs and spirits and Kim was thoughtful with her recommendations. We also would like to give a compliment to Heather, our server, who helped make our evening fun and special. We would like to recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates sophisticated food, a warm and inviting atmosphere and excellent service. We enjoyed the restaurant so much that we went back for dinner two days later and had the same lovely experience. Mindy, you should be very proud of your staff and wonderful restaurant. Thank you again for your hospitality and we’ll look forward to our next trip to Saugatuck to see our new friends again at Coast 236! Warm regards! — K & JMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu looks enticing, but the meal did not live up to our expectations. The servers were very nice, but not attentive. We ordered the charred broccoli and it arrived with our meal and look delicious but, it was room temperature and the sauce was...not unique or flavorful. We did enjoy the scallops and the cauliflower appetizer. The interior is plain white and the noise level was a bit high for a romantic dinner. no flowers, no candles on the table, no art work on the walls, Visually it seemed stark and not inviting.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

This is such a cute restaurant, and I was super excited to come here for our anniversary dinner. Our waiter was awesome and the drinks were delicious; however, the food, though presented beautifully, was only sub-par. I love seafood, and this just didn't taste like...anything special to me. It was the only disappointing part of an otherwise amazing weekend in Saugatuck.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

Usually when you get scallops you are lucky to get 4. I think we had 6 the night we went. They were amazing. The smoked oysters... I could eat a dozen of those by myself. So good. Good wine list and cocktails, too. Staff was...friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

We stopped in for dinner the first Saturday in October and were able to get a table for 2 immediately with no reservations. Our dinners were very good: wife enjoyed her salmon, I had the scallops with roasted cauilflower. Wine pairing for each perfectly complimented....Pumpkin mouse tart for dessert was OK. Service very good and helpful.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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MindyT152, General Manager at Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2020

ilBuckeye, Thank you for the review and great feedback. We appreciate it. We hope to have you back for dinner soon. Give us a call to make a reservation any day.

Reviewed September 25, 2020

We had an amazing dinner at Coast 236. Menu is somewhat limited but everything including the smoked oyster appetizer was beautifully presented and delicious. Our concerns about indoor dinning and Covid were addressed by a lovely landscaped outdoor table and the fact that all staff...and customers were masked.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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MindyT152, General Manager at Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2020

Thank you so much. We look forward to having you join us for dinner again.

Reviewed September 15, 2020

We went to Coast 236 for my birthday and it was wonderful. The food was delicious but the service was even better. Patrick was our waiter and he was the best. He made my birthday so memorable with his amazing service. Thank you Patrick for...the best birthday dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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MindyT152, General Manager at Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Thanks so much, Chicag0girl28. We appreciate it and are so happy your night and birthday were wonderful. We can't wait to have you back for your next Coast 236 Experience.

Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

The Pan Seared Sea Scallops are fabulous... Perfectly cooked and very filling. I recommend trying them. My friend had the Halibut and she loved it.

Date of visit: September 2020
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MindyTrafman, General Manager at Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2020

Alaning_07, Thanks so much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your Coast 236 Experience and hope to have you back very soon. Give us a call for your next reservation.

Reviewed August 22, 2020

The entire experience was outstanding. Called to make a reservation for outside and Mindy was so accommodating. Service was fantastic - attentive but not over-bearing. Helpful with suggestions. The food - delicious! Our party of 6 tried many dishes and totally enjoyed every one of...them - particularly the halibut, salmon, and tomatoes. Quaint patio made for terrific ambiance. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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MindyTrafman, General Manager at Coast 236 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2020

Thank you for the great review, DavidWanders. We appreciate you taking the time to write this and are elated that you enjoyed everything. We hope to have you back soon for your next Coast 236 Experience. Give us a call anytime.

Reviewed August 5, 2020

Our server was amazing, so fun and helpful! The food was impeccable and so was the wine! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2020
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