We enjoyed our dining experience
We enjoyed our dining experience very much. True to the term "fine dining".
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The view from the nineth floor
The view from the nineth floor looking out over Moody Gardens and the bay was nice. Both the food and service was excellant. Very quite so could carry on a conversation easily. Will definitely go back.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We rely upon OpenTable for
We rely upon OpenTable for all our needs across the USA and always secure reservations at Restaurants/ Cafes and Bistros featured. We have never made use of any of these in Hotels. But alas, we had made an exception and gave this a try. Results were spectacular - both in food, service and view atop the ninth floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel. For those that prefer traditional ambiance - this is suggested, !!
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date night
The food and service were both top-notch. We had the grilled tuna and blackened salmon, and both were wonderful - my date and I ended up switching plates halfway through so we could each get enough of each other's dish! I definitely recommend getting your fish blackened here, because it's full of flavor but not too spicy.
As for desserts . . . get the creme brulee or the sampler. Hands down the best creme brulee I've had - delicious, creamy and light. The sampler has portions of their creme brulee, bread pudding, cheesecake, and a pastry puff with ice cream.
And the view from our window table was just as good as the food, although we didn't get to see the full sunset there, so we wandered the hotel grounds for a bit.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superlative in every way.
Superlative in every way. Great food, service, and setting. Very reasonably priced for what you're getting. Elegant. The best in Galveston, one of the top 5 in the Houston area.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner w/ friends& colleagues
Didn't find the signs to the restaurant. Turns out it is part of Moody Hotel!
( and much better than many hotel restaurants. Definitely 4-Diamonds Class! )
Food, service & ambiance are truly excellent, along with the view.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A First Class Dining Experience
Everything about this place is top of the line.... food, service, ambiance, view. It's quiet, dignified in every way, a stellar location for any kind of special event. The best in Galveston, by far!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My niece and her boyfriend were celebrating an anniversary and I knew they would be on Galveston Island. I recommended Shearn's. I have been there several times and the experience has always been memorable. It is one of the last places in Galveston where you can have a true "fine dining" experience.
They both came back gushing about the evening. It is also where I had a surprise birthday party for my wife's 40th. It's a "can't go wrong" choice for me.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful anniversary dinner.
I took my wife there for our anniversary and had a wonderful evening. The food was great and the wait staff was very helpful. I had the veal and my wife had the lamb chop. Both were delicious. And the desserts are great. I definitely recommend the dessert sampler.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best food in Galveston!!
always love to go to Shern's as it is romantic and great food - the best food in Galveston!! Equal to Tony's and Mark's in Houston but with Island casual feeling.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kudos to Chef Urs
Another fabulous experience at Shearn's. The Sea Bass special was outstanding, the wine list is extensive. One of our friends ordered off the menu and the chef accommodated with some delicious pasta.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always!
We live locally and this is one of our special occasion 'go to' restaurants. Top marks for all aspects of our evening out for my husband's birthday. And a great vantage point to watch the storm that arrived shortly after we sat down at our table!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need a special place for someone special? Just go. Food was excellent. Service was great. Views are second to none in Galveston. Get there in time for a sunset view from the bar and finish with a wonderful dinner and other excellent views in the dining room. The food was perfect and the wine list was ample, but not overwhelming. Enjoyable to say the least.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience was excellent! From the time we pulled up and our car was valeted, to our table and magnificent view, to the waiter's help, to the incredible food (chateaubriand) and dessert, to the firework show afterwards (Fri and Sat nights). It was a relaxing and awesome evening.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Anniversary - 6o years
Very nice quite romantic evening with excellent customer service, friendly staff, excellent food over-looking the Galveston Bay. Each course was prepared and served to perfection. They even made my grandchildren feel special. We will definitely recommend Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks to all our family and friends.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best overall expierence I have had
From the Hostace to the waitstaff excellent service. My wife had the lobster tail and it was to perfection and I had the filet mignon which was cooked medium and was very tendor. Would recommend to anyone that wants excellent food and great view of the sunset.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at a Galveston Institution
My husband and I were staying at Moody Gardens for a conference and Shearn's was recommended to us for dinner. I'm glad we took the opportunity to visit this excellent restaurant. We had a delicious appetizer to start off (a shrimp dish that is marked as a specialty in the menu) and a fantastic chocolate soufflé to finish it off. Our fish entrees were slightly overcooked but still tasted wonderful. And the wine suggestions by Roger at the bar and by our waiter were fantastic.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite Dinner Restaurant
My husband & I always enjoy dining at Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks. The staff is so professional, the view is spectacular, the food is top notch, and the decor is beautiful and elegant.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
with Karen and David
Great as usual. Waiter not as aware as last visit. got my salad wrong, my dessert wrong, Jim's steak and Karen's steak doneness switched. Party behind us was loud to the point that we could not hear each other talking but thank goodness that party came in at least half way through our meal. Do not understand why some folks think that they have to be loud especially at a very nice restaurant. The group was in a corner which made their noise worse. Had salad corrected but just adjusted to the dessert. Was ready to leave by then. Had to ask for coffee refill. Do not like that.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine adult dining in Galveston. Food and service consistently top quality. Nice cheery atmosphere, not noisy. Superb mint julips. Their lobster bisque is heavenly.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, great service
Wonderful food, great service and lovely view, can't wait to go back.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good choice for romantic dinner
The service is excellent and the seafood choices were delicious.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special occasion go-to
We moved to Galveston five years ago and have celebrated our anniversaries here on three occasions since. The food never disappoints, and the service is what you expect in a 5-star restaurant.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food, high price
My wife and I spontaneously decided to eat here for a romantic night out. Although I didn't read the dress code (no shorts) they were nice enough to still give us the full menu while we sat in the lounge area. Service was fantastic throughout the meal. Truthfully, the lounge is more romantic and had a better view (the pyramids) than the dining area. We had a full 3 course meal, 3 glasses of wine and a cappuccino which ran us about $175 since gratuity is automatically added. Expect appetizers in the teens and meals in the mid twenties. However, I would still go again.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you have to go out of your way
to visit Shearn's, do it. This restaurant is that good.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Shearns Restaurant Galveston
Shearn's located atop the Moody Gardens Resort Hotel is by far the best dining in Galveston. Food is delicious and service is impecable.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating our daughters birthday and had a wonderful meal and wine. It is a choice all our children select for special occasions.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expect to be treated as if you
don't belong there. Our waiter worked very hard at letting us know we were a bother
and really not up to his standards. I have never had this happen here before
and it was petty (and costly) on his part but it didn't distract from
the fabulous food to be had at this restaurant.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 2 tables with little
There were 2 tables with little children . We new they were present and heard some screaming. This is a special restraunt and if children at going to be allowed they need to be quiet and mannered
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Shearn's has it all
Moody Gardens knows fine dining and service! We have been going to Shearn's about 1-2 times per year now for several years. Kelly, Roger, Heather, Franco are GOLD. Restaurant is to the south (giving a great view of the island and Gulf), and the lounge to the north (which gives you a view of Moody Gardens, the bay, and the causeway). To do the Shearn's experience right, you need to show up about 30-45 minutes before your reservation, have 1-2 drinks at the lounge, and have Heather and Roger take great care of you. Then go across to the restaurant and have Kelly, Franco and staff take care of you. Then go back to the lounge to finish out the night with the piano man! Everytime we go, it seems to be a 6:30PM-11PM experience!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time but will not be our last to dine here. The seafood selection we had were all outstanding-can not say enough about the sauces used in each dish. We had the crab cakes with pasta ,the signature shrimp and a really really good mushroom and crab appetizer. Service was very good and relaxed.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden in Plain Sight
Not many folks know about Shearn's, but it makes a nice evening to drive to Galveston to enjoy great seafood with a view. The lump crab was incredible as well as the fish of the day (ling). The wine list while not extensive is adequate and presents wines in a wide range of prices.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent except
Food was excellent except for what was called beefsteak tomato salad. Tomatoes were small, thin and lacked taste.
After dining at Rudy & Paco's your service could not compare - our waiter never smiled, threw our napkins into our laps and was generally unfriendly. Its a wonderful restaurant with great views and excellent steak but service needs work!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM