Deviously hidden in a brick-lined, brick-walled alleyway behind a French bistro, Coast Bar and Grill is one of the freshest seafood options in ... More
Coast Bar and Grill
Deviously hidden in a brick-lined, brick-walled alleyway behind a French bistro, Coast Bar and Grill is one of the freshest seafood options in downtown Charleston. Since 2002 this eatery has showcased the best of the local catch to hungry locals. One of the distinguishing factors of Coast's operation is the custom-made hickory and oak wood fired grill, sizzling away with the catch of the day which is served with plentiful sides. If you're seeking the perfect accompaniment to your selection, the wines at Coast have been specifically paired with their dishes, creating a harmonious balance from glass to plate. The prices can be a bit high due to the just-caught nature of the restaurant's fare, but this doesn't keep locals from making frequent visits to this hard-to-find location.
I strongly advise you to try one of Charleston's many OTHER fine restaurants if you want a pleasant experience.
We made reservations.
When we arrived a little early, we were told our table was not quite ready so please have a drink at the bar while you wait. We did not have an issue with waiting for our table. The bar was very crowded, but I managed to get the attention of one bartender after several minutes. I asked to look at a wine list, which was promptly given to me. I waited a few more minutes, tried to catch the eye of one of three bartenders to place an order, and was unsuccessful. We took seats at the bar and waited. A group of 3 young women came up after us, sat down next to me, and were solicited immediately by a bartender. Still, we waited with dirty drinks and money in front of us from the previous couple. Now I realize that bar-tending is a difficult business, but this situation seemed a little rude. We waited a few minutes and a group of men came up to the bar next to my fiancee. Guess who was acknowledged and served? Not us.
We had been at the bar for about 15 minutes and received no service. We were ignored by THREE different bartenders. In my mind, the treatment we received from the bartenders was a foreshadowing of the service would have received from our server, so we left.