According to most restaurant critics, the perfect seafood meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic seafood the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of seafood and more at Coasters Seafood Grill on York Street.
Coasters Seafood Grill serves a menu of fresh fish and other savouries from a cozy, casual dining room overlooking the historic ByWard Market. The kitchen prepares freshly plucked sea fruits in a variety of ways, ranging from deep-fried to grilled. The menu classically interprets fish 'n' chips, which stars either Atlantic halibut ($14.95 for one piece, $16.95 for two) or cod ($12.95 for one piece, $14.95 for two), cooked into crispy resistance and served with house-made tartar sauce. Meanwhile, grilled shrimp and scallops arrive sporting rakish berets and the diner's choice of sauces—garlic and herb, creamy dijon, spicy Creole, or Cajun butter ($21.95). Turf-bound appetites can sate themselves with a juicy 10-ounce New York strip streak ($22.95) smothered in peppercorns and splashed with a rich red-wine sauce.
Oenophiles can sample 12 well-groomed, unfailingly polite wines by the glass ($7.95–$9) or light out for new territory by quaffing one of the bar's glass-bowl martinis ($11), such as the Coasters cosmo, a fruity mix of raspberry and vanilla vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice. The environment evokes hearthside warmth with sofas cuddled up to fireplaces and walls adorned with black-and-white photographs of the Rideau Canal locks and white-on-white photographs of blank sheets of paper. Large windows afford views of bustling ByWard Market below.
Coasters Seafood Grill
Inspired by the Rideau Canal locks, Coasters Gourmet Grill serves up fresh seafood and steaks in a welcoming space overlooking historic ByWard Market. Upbeat music plays as diners relax and peruse the menu, warming their hands next to fireplaces that radiate heat off the exposed-brick walls. From fish ‘n’ chips and Cajun tuna tacos to fried chicken and honey glazed waffles, the granite tables brim with casual, comforting dishes. The restaurant’s signature all-you-can-eat mussels have been a staple for more than 30 years, leaving diners with plenty of shells to collate into a fashionable necklace. The surf or turf plates pair well with signature cocktails, wine, and a variety of local and imported beers.
Byward Market - Parliament Hill
54 York St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1Get Directions