Tucked off a little alley in a restored indigo warehouse, Coast has a stripped-down look with exposed brick and raw-wood columns. Fried fare and heavy sauces are staples, but lighter dishes such as the fish tacos and ceviche make it a standout. The best dishes include oak-grilled fish and lobster served with pineapple-chili salsa, white-wine-and-lemon sauce, or rémoulade. Try the cioppino, too, a stew made from several varieties of fish and fresh tomatoes in a
wine sauce. The room can be noisy, but it's always fun, especially if you like a festive atmosphere. You can watch the cooks in the heat of the open kitchen in the front room or go in the back dining room where it is cooler. There are usually half-price wine specials, and there's live music on Sunday evening.