Vancouver, British Columbia (June 30, 2009): Emad Yacoub and Shannon Bosa Yacoub, owners of THE GLOWBAL COLLECTION of Restaurants announce:
• the company’s popular Yaletown seafood restaurant COAST is relocating to a newly designed, soaring 7,000 square-foot space in downtown Vancouver; and
• the company debuts O Lounge in an adjacent 1,200 square-foot space.
On Friday, July 10, COAST Restaurant and O Lounge open at 1054 Alberni Street. Josh Wolfe is Executive Chef and Jan Erik Wichmann is General Manager.
“With a back-to-basics seafood menu, COAST will showcase the best quality seafood served with classic style,” says proprietor, Emad Yacoub. “This is a place where diners can slurp icy oysters, crack into a crab claw and savour a rich chowder, along with a crisp glass of wine or a nice, chilled beer.”
Executive Chef Josh Wolfe can capture his approach in one word: dramatic. “Guests will enjoy oysters still dripping with saltwater. Chowders are prepared in front of them. Our Sushi Chef creates something magical before their eyes.”
At the 24-seat ‘Oyster & Chowder Bar’, Atlantic and Pacific COAST oysters will be shucked along with signature dishes like Dungeness crab cakes, seafood platters, lobsters, chowders and sushi. Landlubbers may select juicy cuts of Triple A Canadian Prime beef. A well balanced wine list features 100 wines under $100, stocked full of Pacific Northwest gems.
THE GLOWBAL COLLECTION attracts an energetic and uniquely Vancouver crowd. Known for its playful buzz, COAST will continue its legacy as a place to remember and return to often.
“Clever and inviting design contribute to our signature vibe,” says Yacoub. “And this room is a soulful stunner.”
The expansive space features a clean, contemporary design by Vancouver’s BOX Interior Design. Deep turquoise tones, mosaic-tile floors and lush leather banquettes define a breathtaking, new Vancouver aesthetic and extends a respectful nod to historic San Francisco, home to the world’s most iconic seafood eateries.
The COAST entry welcomes guests through a street-side lounge bordered by fire pits. Doubling the former restaurant’s capacity, the top level seats 120 and the main level seats 125, including a dramatic 20-foot circular ‘Oyster & Chowder Bar’. Beyond, guests will be drawn to a warm and intimate mezzanine featuring a signature ‘Boardroom Table’ and a private dining space.
In addition, O Lounge opens, destined to bustle. Here guests can sip house cocktails, survey the crowd and enjoy the full menu from COAST until midnight. O features an intimate split-level room seating 70, with plush, tangerine mid-rise sofas and sultry back-lit columns.
COAST is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 am to 12:00 am; Saturday and Sunday 4:00 pm to 12:00 am. Please call 604.685.5010 for reservations.