Coastal Kitchen is an American restaurant in Dana Point. It’s separated into four seating areas, which include a bar, a patio and two long dining rooms. One dining room looks out to Pacific Coast Highway. The other has a wide-screen view into a glass-encased kitchen, where the staff sauté and make pies from scratch. Above the booths in each room, chandeliers made from nautical rope dangle. Bright-red pepper mills injected into the motif of dark-blue banquettes and stark white walls draw your eye. It’s a breezy, classy-looking space. Above all, the restaurant feels as if it’s always belonged here.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:02 a.m. by Edwin Goei
The best thing you can order at Coastal Kitchen is also the unhealthiest thing: the pork belly bites. What is it? Well, it's pork belly, covered in a corndog-like batter, deep fried to a crunchy golden brown. It's a good thing that ...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 4:22 p.m. by Edwin Goei
There's a bit of history on where Coastal Kitchen now sits. It was the first commercial building in Dana Point, constructed in 1924 and surrounded by empty fields. Old black-and-white pictures of the Blue Lantern Fountain Lunch, as ...