Today Neal and I ventured out with Magnolia for the first time since her birth! Coastal Flats, a long time favorite restaurant of mine here in the DC area, just opened up in Gaithersburg, MD making it the perfect place to celebrate.
Coastal Flats Gaithersburg is located off Sam Eig Highway in the new Downtown Crown shopping center. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, with large windows welcoming in the sun! There is a wraparound outdoor patio with high tops and a large dining room and bar inside the restaurant.
We arrived with our stroller, which I was a little nervous about, but the hostess automatically asked if we wanted to bring the stroller to the table with us. I was so happy with their openness to accommodate strollers. Once settled in at our booth the waiter arrived to ask us our drink order and to read us the seasonal specials. Water for me and my mom, coke for Neal, and an order of Crispy Sweet and Spicy Calamari for the table.
Coastal Flats, which has the most amazing bread basket, is known for the lobster roll and seafood entrees.
For lunch, my mom ordered one of the seasonal specials and Neal ordered one of their famous lobster rolls.
I ordered the chopped salad with salmon, which was divine! It has always been one of my favorite salads and I was incredibly excited to have it again!
In true Neal fashion, he ordered the Old Fashioned Banana Pudding for dessert, which he said was amazing. The pudding was surrounded by caramel covered bananas and topped with candied vanilla wafers.
We had an absolutely wonderful time celebrating Magnolia’s first week and our first week as parents at Coastal Flats Gaithersburg. The service was amazing (shout out to Jared) and the food was outstanding. We can’t wait to go back soon!