Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen
Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dantonsseafood.com/
  • Phone: 7138078883x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday:5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Cajun
  • Executive Chef: Danton Lee Nix
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Danton's is the ideal place to host your next event. The entire restaurant can accommodate 200 guests, the Oyster Bar seats up to 50, and The "Bridge" is a semi-private area in the back of the main dining room that's slightly elevated and can accommodate up to 16 guests. The completely private Oyster Bar has oak paneled walls adorned with vintage pictures of family members and 2 large picture windows. It has its own stereo and plasma screen television for your audio and visual presentations (and/or entertainment) as well as its own A/C and full service bar. Each venue offers you the choice of our regular menu, a prix fixe menu, or a buffet for your guests to enjoy.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanada Mendez 7138078883x
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Sunday from 11am-4pm
  • Special Events: Be sure to check out our daily and seasonal seafood specials!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 59
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of surface parking including designated spaces.
A word from Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen
Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen is a seafood house reminiscent of days gone by. Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, in the eclectic Chelsea Market we invite you to come and enjoy fresh, flavorful Gulf Coast fare created by seasoned cook Danton Nix.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)fit for foodies (42)special occasion (41)great for brunch (34)romantic (31)good for groups (28)great for lunch (21)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Local gem
    Mimine
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had wanted to try Danton's for a while. Jazz brunch was a perfect setting. This is gulf southern soul food. The Tasso oyster soup was delicious. Nice quiet vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    seafoodjunky
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food here was excellent as indicated by the reviews
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mr D
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is exceptional. Oysters are awesome. A bit slow sometimes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    outstanding dishes - onion rings, BBQ shrimp, garlic bread, gumbo, fresh gulf fishes, oysters 3 ways
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DFWfoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Recently, on a trip to Houston, we ate at Danton's Seafood Restaurant. The service was amazing, outshone only by the food. It was a totally delightful experience. We began with the soup du jour, a roasted poblano with crab meat, Oysters Johnny, and the Redfish grilled. All delicious without pretense. Our meal, with a bottle of nice wine was slightly over $100, which I thought was a bargain. I have and will continue to tell people about it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kde
    kdemd
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The executive chef paid personal and special attention to my customized request and actually came to my table and served the dish. The meal was fabulous. You will find few places with that kind of service and concern for an unknown first time diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointing. Food
    SadBrunch
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    They were described as Cajun gulf coast seafood. The food was bland and fish was frozen and overcooked. The oysters Rockerfeller were gritty and cold. Very poor flavor.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    Gee22
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took a first date here, and we loved it. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was good, and the menu had items that I would love to taste on my next visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Brunch
    Justgoodfood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent food! Will come back again and again. They were short staffed and the waiter was very rushed. He turned out to be the manager. But a 4.5 overall. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Gulf Coast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A group of friends were celebrating my birthday and I chose to go to Danton's because since I've moved down here I've fallen in love with Cajun cuisine. Danton's food was fresh, terrifically flavored, and the service is great. I would recommend this to anyone interested in trying a new seafood or Cajun dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Aug 30 Review-Danton's
    Beer2Wine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Overall it was a good experience. Two things. One, entrees were brought while we're still eating our soup and salad. Small table, so there was barely room for all the plates. Two, a coffee was completely forgotten when we order dessert. Had to remind the waiter. Dessert was already half way gone. But the waiter was very polite. Lastly, the Crab bisque was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Night at Danton's
    DavisMarvel
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My first visit to this neat place near Montrose will not be my last. Celebrating a birthday for my best friend we ended up just ordering bits a pieces all night. Started with three dozen wonderful oysters and ended with Monkey Bread. Very strong Vodka and soda with lime to drink. Following the oysters we had gumbo an amazing huge bacon filled wedge salad, some fresh fried calamari. Sit on the Oyster Bar side had a great table by the window. Good time with good company.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lostcause
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    great food only one issue ac was not working good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recent visit
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first visit to Danton's. I am not sure why, but we were expecting a more upscale dining experience. We were very surprised and disappointed that the a/c in the dining room did not work. Several fans were used to help move the air. There was also a broken or leaking water line outside as you approach the building - this was also strange - water covering the walk and driveway. Overall, our experience was one that left us lacking in appreciation for this restaurant. The food quality was adequate and we did enjoy our dinner. I got the feeling that Danton's was somehow trying to replicate a "French Quarter" experience??? It did not work, if that is the intent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Gulf Coast Seafood Offerings
    TheBestCriticVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were a party of 9, and had a variety of appetizers and entrees, all of which were above average! But the Bread Pudding was OUTSTANDING!!! Wedge salad was crispy and covered with perfectly cooked bacon, it's definitely a dish for two (maybe three). Oysters on the half shell were fresh and tasty. Seafood Courtboullion was voted the best entree amongst the group, but be sure to ask for a side of white rice to mix in with it; one serving will easily feed two adults. Ric was our server who did a great job with our large group (lots of drink orders). First trip for the other guest who said they will be returning…soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food - Outstanding Service
    MeXXVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Six of us dined here for Restaurant Week so we tried about everything on the menu. Appetizer shrimp and wedge salad really good. All entrees excellent. And deserts great. The only thing better that the food was our waitress, Amanda. Dining should be an experience and not just good food. Amanda made this a GREAT dining experience! Refreshing to see someone who really enjoys their work and doesn't just show up!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great HRW Option
    jlmb3511
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great value option for HRW. The Brunch options and portion are excellent and plenty. Loved the classic traditional vibe and charm, and the staff were all accommodating and pleasant. Just good delicious Gulf Coast food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food is very expensive considering the quality. A grilled red snapper costs $39, it is way too much. Crab cake is OK, but could be much better - try the one at Morton's steak house. Sunday brunch Jazz is great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brunch
    mbird
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came for brunch which was great. I intend to return for dinner as the seafood dishes sounded fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch
    dssmichael
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I loved the place. Great food and service. I had the boudin eggs benedict. Wonderful!!!! The only "down" side was that we sat too close to the jazz band, and it was a bit difficult to talk with others at our table. The band was good, though, so I'll just ask for a seat further away from them next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Danton's Love The Place
    Jrluvsfood
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Dantons is the restaurant my husband and I love to go to every time were in Houston we go there now for brunch it is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncomfortably Hot
    krs712
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    So so service, good food but ruined because it was so unpleasantly hot inside. Our entire party was sweating. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal...Meh Desserts
    SethVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second trip to Danton's. Both times our meals have been excellent. I had a pecan crusted snapper, which was a special for the day, and it was the best snapper I have had. The only downer was the desserts. We have now tried two of their desserts, and both were okay, but not great. The food there is so well spiced and has such deep flavor, that the blah desserts are surprising.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New2Houston
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    For the price we paid, we were unimpressed. But the bartender made me an amazing cosmopolitan.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Repeat customer
    Donna
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I usually enjoy this place but not tonite. The stuffed shrimp was mostly stuffing, the kids meal my grand daughter received was way too small and we asked for bread but didn't get any until after the meal was delivered. I hate to be negative because I live in the neighborhood, but after this experience, I'm not sure we will try it again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • relaxing
    luvgreatfood
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food and service at a reasonable price. It was a great ending to a stressful day at the office.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The band was a bit loud I could not heart party talking
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diningcritic
    diningcritic
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Preparation & freshness outstanding. Portions extremely large & smaller servings better & more pleasing. Disappointed that such a fine place does not have espresso coffee to offer. Service & detail excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    GBM3
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Too rushed by servers. Received entree before appetizers were finished.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The service and ambiance was top notch. The food tasted good but it felt as though the menu was 5 star 2 decades ago. But now it doesn't seem worth the hefty price tag.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Great
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Danton's is our go-to place in Houston for gulf coast seafood. I would rate their food right up there with Arnaud's and Galatoire's in New Orleans. They have the best gumbo in Houston, and the owners Kyle Teas and Danton Nix always make you feel at home. This was our first experience with their Sunday blues brunch, where they have a live blues band playing great music. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The service was great, the food is overpriced for the quality. I had crab augratin and had to pick out bits of shell. Not what i would expect from a $30 entree.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Nothing to say about the inside of the restaurant which is great. The food is absolutely too expensive for the quality they propose. The shrimps were impossible to eat the ammount of unecessary spices put on top. Not recommended..
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  • Loved it!!!
    JC2010
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The food and service was excellent!!! The crab and corn bisque was the best I have ever tasted!!! Everything was EXCELLENT I'll dine there again!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Blues Brunch
    DinerHLMVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Once again the music and food were amazing! My mother was in town for a long weekend to celebrate her birthday, so I decided that Sunday brunch at Danton's was the way to go. Wonderful decision! The oyster stew was delicious! We had the grilled shrimp blt and grilled shrimp & tasso sandwhich, and both were awesome! Our service was a bit lackluster, but not bad. I had made a note when making the reservation that it was my Mom's birthday. I had hoped that when her dessert came out, that maybe a candle or singing would be included. But, I dont think our server was made aware, and I didnt want to say anything in front of her.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fly traps
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    food was great, nice jazz for brunch but didn't enjoy looking at fly traps in window.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Blues Brunch
    Datenight
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Absolutely wonderful ! Food, service, music...the whole package ! Our server was Wendell, and he was helpful, attentive, but not intrusive. The food was really over the top...my husband, who has traveled the world for business, rated it as one of the top 5 meals he's ever had...anywhere... The Danton's Bloody Mary was especially tasty ! We will definitely return !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SaturdayDateNight
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our Saturday night dinner. The food was excellent but I just hate been nickeled and dimed for everything. The entrees which cost between $30 and $45 come with two sides from a set list of not very interesting sides - cole slaw, yams, rice, french fries. If you want a simple unimaginative dinner salad it is $1.50 extra. Seriously! My husband's dinner came with pasta (the chef determines this) so he got no sides as the pasta counts as two. The menu does not indicate this and since he had already decided he wanted a salad and french fries as he ordered them anyway. (I know who eats french fries when they have pasta?) Anyway, there was an up charge of $9.90 for the salad and fries. Ridiculous!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local Seafood
    JackVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Easily the BEST seafood restaurant in Houston. Local seafood excellently seasoned.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WhitVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Excellent seafood served in Louisiana style, although it can also be ordered simply grilled for those who do not want a spicy version. Very reasonable prices and selections for their wine list adds to the enjoyment of this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.