Built on the bones of a 7000 square foot former Duty Free Shop, the new (Box Interiors-designed) Coast marks Alberni Street’s formal transition from retail to restaurant row.

With the Glowbal group’s sister restaurant Italian Kitchen across the street, the Kobe steakhouse next door, and the Shangri-la’s Market a few minutes away, the area now offers a feast of options for downtown Vancouver’s growing residential community.

Fittingly, Coast is as much eatery as urban food emporium, with two floors and at least half a dozen distinctive mini-hubs within its vast expanse. From the outdoor patio with its dramatic fire pits, through to the 20-foot circular oyster and chowder bar where fresh seafood is prepared as performance art, to a private upstairs dining room, the deep turquoise hued space is as yummy and flexible as the menu.

Chef Josh Wolfe offers delectable locavore faves – including his own bespoke oysters supplied exclusively by a Vancouver Island fisherman – as well as a truly sumptuous yet simply prepared Dover sole. A wine list as big as the restaurant leans heavy on seafood complementing California and BC whites, while the open til midnight O lounge offers backlit abalone light box tables, tangerine sofas and a more intimate dining experience.

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Interior of the Learjet
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The Bombardier Learjet

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The Staircase House by Cindy Rendely, Toronto

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The Staircase House by Cindy Rendely, Toronto
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The Staircase House by Cindy Rendely, Toronto

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The Staircase House by Cindy Rendely, Toronto

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The Staircase House by Cindy Rendely, Toronto

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The Staircase House by Cindy Rendely, Toronto

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver
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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver dinning table

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Coast restaurant, Vancouver

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Supernova by Douglas Coupland

Supernova by Douglas Coupland

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Supernova by Douglas Coupland
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Talking sticks by Douglas Coupland

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Penguin Pretty Vacant by Douglas Coupland

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Coyote by Douglas Coupland

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Patricide by Douglas Coupland

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Penguin Cumshot by Douglas Coupland

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Penguin Clash by Douglas Coupland

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Matricide Silver Skate by Douglas Coupland

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Matricide Beer by Douglas Coupland

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Drip Maple Syrup

Drip Maple Syrup

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Drip Maple Syrup
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Drip Maple Syrup

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Form & Forest by D'Arcy Jones Design

Form & Forest by D'Arcy Jones Design

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Form & Forest by D'Arcy Jones Design
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Form & Forest by D'Arcy Jones Design

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Form & Forest by D'Arcy Jones Design

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Form & Forest by D'Arcy Jones Design

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Form & Forest by D'Arcy Jones Design

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Form & Forest by D'Arcy Jones Design

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The Keefer Hotel, Vancouver

The Keefer Hotel, Vancouver

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The Keefer Hotel, Vancouver
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The Keefer Hotel, Vancouver

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The Keefer Hotel, Vancouver

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The Keefer Hotel, Vancouver

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The Keefer Hotel, Vancouver

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The Keefer Hotel, Vancouver

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Laneway House, Toronto, by Kohn Shnier architects

Laneway House, Toronto, by Kohn Shnier architects

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Laneway House, Toronto, by Kohn Shnier architects
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Laneway House, Toronto, by Kohn Shnier architects

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Laneway House, Toronto, by Kohn Shnier architects

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Laneway House, Toronto, by Kohn Shnier architects

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design 

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

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Territory table and chairs by Samare Design, Montreal

Territory table and chairs by Samare Design, Montreal

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Territory lounger by Samare design

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Territory table and chairs by Samare Design, Montreal
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Territory desk and chair by Samare design

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R-Mountie bench and throw by Samare design

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Still House by Level Design, Vancouver

Still House by Level Design, Vancouver

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Still House by Level Design, Vancouver
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Still House by Level Design, Vancouver

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Still House by Level Design, Vancouver

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Still House by Level Design, Vancouver

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Sunset Cabin by Taylor_Smyth Architects, Toronto

Sunset Cabin by Taylor_Smyth Architects, Toronto

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Sunset Cabin by Taylor_Smyth Architects, Toronto
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Sunset Cabin by Taylor_Smyth Architects, Toronto

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Sunset Cabin by Taylor_Smyth Architects, Toronto

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Sunset Cabin by Taylor_Smyth Architects, Toronto

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Sunset Cabin by Taylor_Smyth Architects, Toronto

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Sunset Cabin by Taylor_Smyth Architects, Toronto

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40R_Laneway House by Süperkul, Toronto

40R_Laneway House by Süperkul, Toronto

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40R_Laneway House by Süperkul, Toronto
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SHIFT Cottage by Süperkul

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The Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail

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The Trans Canada Trail
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The Trans Canada Trail

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Nylon Haneda by WANT luggage

FaNylon Haneda by WANT luggage

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Nylon Haneda by WANT luggage
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Newberry White by WANT luggage

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Nylon Haneda by WANT luggage

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Dumont black by WANT luggage

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Carl Phare's wooden rollercoaster, designed in 1958, Vancouver

Carl Phare's wooden rollercoaster, designed in 1958, Vancouver

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Carl Phare's wooden rollercoaster, designed in 1958, Vancouver
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Carl Phare's wooden rollercoaster, Vancouver

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Fashion by Ying Gao

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Fashion by Ying Gao, Montreal

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Fashion by Ying Gao, Montreal

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Melina Keays is the entertaining director of Wallpaper*. She has been part of the brand since the magazine’s launch in 1996, and is responsible for entertaining content across the print and digital platforms, and for Wallpaper’s creative agency Bespoke. A native Londoner, Melina takes inspiration from the whole spectrum of art and design – including film, literature, and fashion. Her work for the brand involves curating content, writing, and creative direction – conceiving luxury interior landscapes with a focus on food, drinks, and entertaining in all its forms