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A very nice restaurant, great for friends gathering and date nights. The seafood platter is beyond expectation but the main course is only so-so, also selection is very limited, maybe I have my expectation up too high. The dishes are on a more pricy end while portion is small. Service is also just an ok. There are rooms for improvement.
Had a big dinner here with a larger group, and sadly it was very disappointing. It was my 5th time to Coquille, and prior experiences were better. I think the main issue was our server was new perhaps, but he had a poor memory and was quite passive aggressive at times. A few things: 1. Asked for a plate to share a main and didn't receive it. 2. Got a butter knife instead of a proper knife. 3. Nobody came by after the meals were served to ask if everything was OK. It wasn't. I had to grab cutlery and a plate from an adjacent table before we could begin eating. Even though we stated we had a theatre showing to get to on time, and asked for the bill early, they never managed to get a machine to us. We had to get up and chase someone down after waiting 15 minutes. It was also loud in the restaurant with screaming kids & babies. Strange for a "fine dining" restaurant. In addition the portion sizes were ludicrously small for the price point. The steak and prawns is absolutely tiny...
A place is promoted as see food restaurant , but we found that a menu has a very short and standard list of seafood... The
Main course is overpriced for sure... Don’t take fried mussels with bread crumbs... you will not find mussels in them, just crumbs....Fresh mussels were excellent...
Freshest oysters. Scallops were excellent. Friendly and outstanding cocktails and service from Robert the bartender.
Amazing restaurant! The food was divine and the atmosphere was wonderful.
Very gracious hospitality and the food is carefully prepared preserving the wonderful flavour of the seafood.
The food was excellent although expensive. We had a male server who wasn’t happy, not one smile all night and not friendly. It affected the experience. There were 2 women though that were lovely.
Very nice space. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Food was not worthy of the space. Salt was used far too much, resulting in a sodium hangover.
I had the clam pasta - basically flavorless, except a bit of spice
Our impression is that the chef(s) were line cooks with little experience.
As it was Saturday night at 7:00 p.m., the restaurant was half full - that should be a signal to management that something isn't working - and that would be the food.
First of all, the service from Toby and his Czech friend was absolutely outstanding. However, the oyster appetizers were essentially drowned in breadcrumbs, and the Food portions generally were small.
The crabcakes were good. The “ Fish and chips“ main was tasty but small and somewhat overcooked.
All in all, not a bad meal and there is lots of potential here. If the chef takes it up a notch, this will be a great place.
Hello John, Thank you so much for your feedback, we will be sure to pass on your comments to Toby and Eliska! We want to assure you that your notes on the food have been passed on to the appropriate team members so that we may address those dishes - thank you for letting us know that that was your experience of the meal. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. All the best, Spencer
Freshness is the key word. Everything tastes like it was alive 10 minutes before it was presented on the plate. Happy hour was great value.
Hello, Thank you for your kind words! Freshness is key when dealing with such fine seafood. We are glad that you enjoyed our Happy Hour offerings and hope to host you again soon! Best, Spencer
All the dishes I had were cooked to perfection and tasted delicious!
Food really was fantastic, but true to a fancier restaurant, the portions were quite small and my party and me ended up eating a snack later in the evening to fill up. Great service and fun decor, just a little more on the plate would have earned 5 stars!
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Coquille Fine Seafood. We want to assure you that your notes have been passed on to the appropriate parties so that we may make the modifications needed to have every guest leave satisfied with their meals! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the decor and service style and hope to host you again in the future. Best, Spencer
Excellent service. Somehow their system allows for multiple servers to attend to your meal. Good job.
Fine table, attentive, friendly service, good wine list. Outstanding seafood. We had the platter for two, which is among the best I have had in 20 years, and big enough to be the whole meal. Then we both chose the sable fish. Cooked to perfection!
Will go again, probably this week as friends are coming for a few days. A gem of a place we had not been to before, as it is a little buried among very average pubs and saloons. Will recommend Coquille to several seasoned foodies, knowing that they will not be disappointed.
Hi there, Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to share about your visit! It makes a real difference to our staff to receive feedback like this to confirm that we are fulfilling our commitment to providing fine service and fine seafood. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Spencer
Really beautiful room - love the aesthetic. Live pianist was a charming touch. Server was delightful, food was good. And it was a quiet room - the banquets seem to muffle some of the noise, so that you can have easy conversation without shouting, like in so many restaurants. Will be back!
Hello, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Coquille Fine Seafood, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our latest addition to the space - we are loving the elegance that the pianist brings to our dining room. We look forward to hosting you again sometime. Best, Spencer
We found Coquille while looking for romantic seafood restaurant. We're already big fans of L'Abattoir, but did not realize there was a sister restaurant. We loved the way we were greeted at the door, and found the staff all professional and friendly. We shared the gnocchi and the sailor platter, which was a perfect amount of food for a drawn-out evening. We loved that the server was timely yet did not hover or bug us too much. We'll definitely be back!
Lovely place to enjoy fine seafood with friends. Loved the piano playing in the background.
Beautiful restaurant and great service. Octopus skewers were disappointing-octopus too chewy.
Hello, Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback. We're happy you enjoyed the service and atmosphere. We are sorry to hear the octopus skewers were not to your liking - we always take our guests feedback very seriously and take it into consideration as we continue to progress. We hope to host you again in the future. Best, Spencer
The seafood towers are wonderful - a bit smaller portions, but finest quality shellfish.
Hello Maria, Thank you for your compliments! We do pride ourselves in our 100% Ocean Wise menu selections. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Spencer
Top shelf across the board!!! A must for foodies!
Hi there, We appreciate you taking the time to review Coquille Fine Seafood! We hope to see you again in the future. Best, Spencer
I enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service!
Hi there, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
Trying something new with my wife for our 18th anniversary. First time in this restaurant. Great service, great food. Quiet and we really enjoy our evening.
Hello, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for dining with us at Coquille Fine Seafood and congratulations on your 18 years together. We look forward to welcoming you back again for your anniversary next year, or maybe sooner! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
Coquille takes seafood in a delicious direction with a variety of preparations from quite simple to very complex. A great wine list compliments their cuisine. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Highly recommended.
Hello, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for dining with us at Coquille Fine Seafood. We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Samantha Wine Director
This is a five star restaurant! The food was amazing, from the oysters to the seafood platter and the the gnocchi with truffles , OMG delicious! The sommelier was so informative and the table service was the best we’ve had in any restaurant anywhere. This is a must and we will be back.
Had dinner at Coquille twice in the last 2 weeks. Staff were friendly, food was great, cocktails were on point and incredibly fresh oysters. Interior is very inviting and great location in Gastown.
The location is perfect and the ambiance is good, but the restaurant misses in two important aspects.
The food lacked consistency and balance and the service was adequate but completely impersonal.
For appetizers we ordered the octopus carpaccio. Unfortunately the smoked paprika aioli just overpowered the whole dish and the piquillo peppers seemed to come directly from a can, the grilled oyster were ok but not memorable.
For main dishes we had a pan roasted Ling Cod that had absolutely no seasoning or flavor, and then we got the most beautifully cooked and seasoned halibut we have had in a long time. It really seemed dishes from different restaurants.
The service was professional but we missed some warmness and a welcoming smile.
Overall it was a miss.
Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience at Coquille, we take all guest feedback seriously and have passed on your notes to our culinary team to improve upon the service we provide. Our front of house team will also be notified, as we are committed to giving all of our guests a warm welcome - we recognize that this was not what you received and apologize for this. Thank you, again, for letting us know about your visit. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
Overall the experience was positive. However the main dishes came late and my tagliatelle was Luke warm. Did not want to send back as we were running late due in part to the dishes coming late
Hello Don, Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to share your experience. We always aim to provide all of our guests with an exceptional experience. We truly value our guests' feedback and take it into strong consideration to maintain consistency in our food & service, so we can deliver the high level of hospitality that we strive for. If you care to discuss your experience further, please reach out to us directly. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
Good vibe, amazing service, outstanding foods
I was so happy and blessed while have dinner here
Hello, We’re happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit! Thank you for dining with us at Coquille Fine Seafood. We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
The service was so clunky and unknowledgeable it was hard to believe this was a reputed restaurant with a good chef. Didn't really know about the oysters or the wine list. The waiters were totally new and green about service not just at the restaurant but in general. Finally we got some good advice from the sommelier about the BC wine and the regional oysters. The Food was delicious and fresh.
I specifically wrote that this was a birthday celebration and was so surprised that when we ordered dessert, the waitress couldn't just do the right thing and bring out one of them with a candle but had to ask to do it. Really!? The food redeems the place, but the service just felt so out of step with the price-point. Figure this out front of house manager!
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. Our commitment is that each and every guest leaves our restaurant having experienced being taken care of - that was not the service you received and for that, we do apologize. This information about your visit has been passed on to our Management Team and more training will be put in place to ensure that this does not happen again. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. All the best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
Dined with a group of 7. Good service, excellent food, vibrant location. Great place for a sunny or rainy day.
Hello Anna, Thank you so much for letting us know about your experience at Coquille Fine Seafood, we appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon - rain or shine! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
Delicious dinner and great service - a lovely evening
Hi Joey, We thank you for taking the time to review Coquille - we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening and have passed your compliments on to our team! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
Delicious food. Excellent service
Hello, Thank you for reviewing our restaurant, we appreciate your feedback! Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator
The food was amazing! Great service and beautiful resto
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review Coquille Fine Seafood, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, our service style, and the dining room itself. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best, Spencer Food & Beverage Coordinator