has upsized, moved uptown and taken on a roommate.
Twice the size of its former Yaletown address, the new Alberni location
has plenty of cocktail hour space. A split-level room, the O Lounge
features a top level of glowing columns-cum-tables patterned after an
abalone shell, and a lower level of plush tangerine sofas and moody
lighting, creating a scene that no doubt lends itself to amorous
behavior after one too many Decked Out Caesars ($8).
A few bevvies struck up our sailors appetite,
so it was on to the
turquoise-toned Coast space
where a hard time was had deciding
grab a seat at the 20-foot circular Oyster &
Bar or tuck into a black leather
banquette with our first mate. As
for eats, sink
into the signature chilled platter ($29 per person)
a delish catch of the day creation dreamed up
by Executive Chef Josh
And for dessert? You and your mariner can fight over the Lollipop
Cheesecake in the Dessert Sampler ($14). Encrusted with Pop Rocks candy,
it really rocks the boat.
Coast Restaurant and O Lounge, 1054 Alberni St., Vancouver,