Coast to Coast

Fresh new dining option replaces shuttered wine bar in downtown Austin

Fresh new dining option replaces shuttered wine bar in downtown Austin

Coast Bar and Restaurant seafood taco
Coast will serve up fresh seafood in modern digs downtown. Coast Bar & Restaurant/Facebook

After teasing Austinites with a Rainey Street food truck and several pop-ups around town, Coast Bar & Restaurant will open Friday, July 8. The former home of Mulberry wine bar, which closed in September, has been transformed into a modern seafood spot.

At the helm is Ruston Richardson, who was also chef of the now-shuttered wine bar. Drawing inspiration from the Gulf of Mexico and Southern California, Coast's menu ranges from elevated entrees (think scallops and pork belly) to laid-back fare like barbecue shrimp and fish tacos.

"Coastal eating has always personified honesty and simplicity to me," Richardson said in a release. "That's what you'll see from the Coast kitchens. The menu blends creativity, technique, and quality ingredients, yielding beautiful dishes that can be enjoyed casually."

A selection of spirits, craft cocktails, and rotating wines curated by general manager Karina Lopez will round out the menu. They can also be enjoyed until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Coast will be open for dinner service 4 to 11 pm Tuesday through Thursday and 4 pm to 2 am Friday and Saturday. Sunday brunch will be served from 10 am to 3 pm.