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“Fresh Seafood in Bustling Charleston Restaurant”
Review of Coast Bar & Grill

Coast Bar & Grill
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Ranked #46 of 926 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Established in 2002, and housed in what was originally an indigo warehouse, this Charleston fish house redefines "fresh" from the menu to the decor. COAST features 40-ft ceilings, rustic tin roofs, and paintings from around the world, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of an eclectic beach bar. Enjoy a Peach Blanco Sangria outside on the patio, or a delicious bottle of wine in the spacious bar lined with preserved palm trees. COAST's chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce in the Lowcountry. At the heart of the restaurant is the hickory and oak custom made wood burning grill, a feature you will only find at COAST. The menu incorporates Charleston Classics with our chefs' unique creations. Local favorites include the selection of wood-grilled fresh fish, Seared Rare Tuna, Fish Tacos and the full raw bar. Additional original plates are offered nightly to take full advantage of our city's bountiful local ingredients. A great deal of time and attention goes into compiling a wine selection to match the flavor of our wines to the dynamics of COAST's dishes. The wine list features organic and biodynamic producers. COAST makes every effort to support up-and-coming global wine makers, while simultaneously finding only the highest quality products!
Greensboro
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fresh Seafood in Bustling Charleston Restaurant”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Charleston was a great setting for a fun night out at Coast. We enjoyed a terrific seafood platter comprised of oysters on the half shell, clams on the half, crab meat, marinated shrimp, steamed shrimp, scallop ceviche, and accompanying sauces, mahi tacos, buffalo shrimp, and Cesar salads. Everything was so fresh.There is also a delicious rosemary orange sourdough bread--so great. Nia provided knowledgeable and solicitous service with a gracious smile and helped up to narrow our options among the many enticing selections.Highly recommend Coast!

  • Visited December 2013
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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Peppersmum,


We are thrilled that you had a great dining experience with us at Coast. We appreciate your kind words and review. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to the Holy City.

Best,
Whittney P.
Marketing Director

Holy City Hospitality: Coast, 39 Rue de Jean, Virginia's on King, Vincent Chicco's, Michael's on the Alley, Victor Social Club, The Islander, Good Food Catering
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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Mixed review of our meals”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

My wife, daughter and I ate at Coast Sunday evening. Coast was as usual bustling and a fun atmosphere, we were seated promptly at our reserved time. Waiter was friendly and competent. My wife had scallops, daughter had Mahi-Mahi and both enjoyed their meal although nothing exceptional. I had a grouper special and was very disappointed in the portion and quality (2 small pieces dryness considering the price - $34.

We have eaten at Coast a half dozen times and always enjoyed our meals. This time though I left feeling I had overpaid for what we had. We'll try some alternatives next time.

  • Visited December 2013
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Ripon WI
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best meal in Charleston”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

The day after we dropped $256 at McCradys for a nice meal, we tried dinner at Coast. For a little over half the total cost, we actually had a better meal. Fresh fish for me, and the ceviche trio for my wife--who absolutely loved it. Friendly and unpretentious service a plus, too. We had a great experience for drinks at this place, too.

Visited December 2013
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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
MarkSchaub,


We are thrilled that you had a great dining experience with us at Coast. We appreciate your kind words and review. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to the Holy City.

Best,
Whittney P.
Marketing Director

Holy City Hospitality: Coast, 39 Rue de Jean, Virginia's on King, Vincent Chicco's, Michael's on the Alley, Victor Social Club, The Islander, Good Food Catering
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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointed...bland food”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

I decided to come eat dinner here instead of MacIntosh Restaurant and I do regret it very much. We came here because it was recommended by the Travel Channel, and we thought Charleston would have fresh seafood. Since it was Saturday night, it was very busy but we had reservations. We ordered a salad and the grilled mahi mahi. The fish had virtually no flavor at all. It was grilled, and that was it. The vegetables were not cooked through and were too hard. The service was very meh as well (but that's because the restaurant was completely full). We had to chase our waiter down to get the bill.

I would not come back here again. I am sad we went at all. It was about $65 for dinner for two, and we were both quite unsatisfied.

Visited December 2013
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Clinton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Cute place, get a reservation early”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Since we didn't get a reservation earlier we sat at the bar per their suggestion. The bartender was nice and attentive. We had a very good Sangria. Appetizers are all around $10.00 and varied. We had fried calamari and scallops wrapped bacon served with a little salad. The crab dip was also really good. The bartender suggested for dessert a bread pudding and it was a good ending to our snacky meal. Got talking to the couple next us at the bar which seems normal here. A guitar player was starting as we were leaving around 7:00. A really cute place. It is In a alley or court yard which makes a nice place to wait or dine outside on the patio. The patio in Dec was enclosed with a heater.

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
bph19,


We are thrilled that you had a great dining experience with us at Coast. We appreciate your kind words and review. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to the Holy City.

Best,
Whittney P.
Marketing Director

Holy City Hospitality: Coast, 39 Rue de Jean, Virginia's on King, Vincent Chicco's, Michael's on the Alley, Victor Social Club, The Islander, Good Food Catering
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