Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hit the Coast on West Paces

I heard rumor of this a week or two ago, but then yesterday I got notice again from Here 2 Serve that their latest restaurant is opening here in town, Coast.

Earlier this year, H2S opened Cantina, which, from what I have heard, is a blast and has very good food. Some of my neighbors swear by it as their new favorite neighborhood Mexican joint. I haven't been there, so I can't vouch for that yet, but something tells me it's probably more Rio Grande than Pancho's in terms of authentic Mexican food :P But hey, if it's tasty and (likely) affordable, why not!

Regardless, the first I heard about this next new place Coast was that it was taking over "the old place of Home." Wait, what? Home is awesome! Why would they close it? The one time I was there, and all others when I drove by, it seemed to be crowded with the West Paces Buckhead crowd. And I can believe it's prime location by The St. Regis was only helping. I can also say that it was at Home where I had, hands down, some of the best salmon I've ever had. And I don't even usually like salmon very much!

The website is unclear as to where Coast will be other than an address, and says nothing about Home closing. But when I mapped it, sure enough, Coast appears to be taking over Home's location. Sad days!

The new menu looks great though, and quite affordable -- seafood is obviously a strong factor, as it is in other H2S restaurants. It should be a fun place to continue to dine al fresco on the front porch for this upcoming warm spring weather. It opens Thursday, and I will be looking forward to trying it out!

What is your favorite H2S restaurant?