Galvez Bar & Grill
Mon–Sat 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sun 6:30 am–10:30 am
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
The buffet was great-more food than one could eat.
We had a great time. We had a waitress named "Gorgeous" and she was delightful. My wife was very surprised that I took her for brunch and she loved it. The food was very good from the omelets to the striped bass to the deserts. All was good. They also had a carving station that looked delicious, but we did not try it. We stuck to the seafood of oysters on the half shell, boiled shrimp, crab legs, and striped bass. I highly recommend the Galvez for a fantastic Sunday brunch.
One of the best Sunday brunches ever. The ambiance, food selection, and surroundings were excellent. Highly recommend this brunch
I take guests here all the time, it is a great way to experience Galveston's finest.
We visited Galveston from Boston and the Hotel Galvez Sunday brunch was the first event of our trip. It completely lived up to its reputation. The food was fabulous, and the ambience was perfect. The bottomless mimosas and free valet parking were also great. It was perfect.
Old girl’s not what she used to be. Service not very attentive, hostess would not offer a chair seating ( walking difficulty ) to only a booth. Plenty of open seating. Lost reservation, and food, though ample, was better in presentation than taste. This was for Sunday brunch.
Had a 1:15 seating, some of the food was past prime, oysters for one. The hot items were cold or slightly warm at best. Some of the food stations were manned by less than enthusiastic servers.
Have had a lot better past outings here.
Worth the drive out from Houston to Galveston just to have Sunday brunch!
Amazing food in a romantic atmosphere! Loved the piano player!
We made our reservation not knowing the brunch price. Although more than I would normally pay for brunch the overall experience was exceptional.
Brunch was fantastic! But even though I made reservations in advance, they did NOT have our reservation and we had to wait.
Food is very good. Excellent service. Great scenic view.
Absolutely loved the brunch! We went for my parents' wedding anniversary and it could not have been a better experience.
Business meeting for brunch.
Great Sunday brunch. Great selection. Heaven is a wonderful waitress, so personable and helpful.
Enjoyed the Sunday brunch. Expensive but a great experience.
Brunch was fantastic!!!
Service was great, and food choices were most excellent!
We will be back.
I actually need two separate reviews - one for dinner experience and one for breakfast experience. We stayed at the Hotel Galvez and had both. Bar is great - great location, great drinks and bar food, friendly servers and bartenders, fun people watching and zz music (at least on Sat night). Dinner was awesome - I had the chef's special of baby clams and I loved it (but pricey). Breakfast wasn't as good. My salmon and bagel was fine but hubby had the buffet and it was cold. (Hard to keep a buffet warm and tasty tho.) Next day breakfast off the menu for both of us was better. But breakfast server both days weren't very good. We had to ask for everything (jelly, more water, etc) and had to ask for them to clear the table. I think they are used to people ordering the buffet and like it that way. Overall, tho, we loved our experiences at the Hotel Galvez and the Galvez Bar and Grill.
The Galvez is a beautiful step back in time, without meaning it’s outdated. Great staff and food.
The wait staff were not well informed and two of the staff were arguing with each other in the presence of guests.
Restaurant is located in historic hotel in desperate need of an update. Similarly, the menu needs updating and healthier alternatives. Seafood in a gulf town did not seem fresh either. Service mediocre as well.
Great experience. My 7 year old twins had a great time.
Food quality was mediocre and flies were everywhere in the dining area.
From the Hostess to the waitress to the food quality and quantity, it was superb. Highly recommend it. We felt we definitely got our money's worth.
Amazing food !
Our waitress, Ashley, was very sweet and helpful. We sat in a back corner for a long no time - restaurant was mostly empty- which worked great for catching up with a cousin I hadn’t seen in 17 years. Service was very, very slow, and after Ashley left, we had to go get a waitress to help us several times. Food was very good.
Waiter was very cordial and did everything he could for us. Shared a small bite with my husband, a Caesar salad and some snapper. I think it was redfish though it was good the Caesar salad was terrible . Whole Romain leaves with globs of thick dressing on them. My node was dull and couldn’t cut it. I took most of the dressing off of it and let my husband eat what he wanted. It nauseated me. Sorry but I like the lettuce cut up and the dressing not so thick where it is smothered on top but rather mixed up with the lettuce. Just awful. I told our waiter it was horrible even though my husband kept eating it because he was hungry. The waiter did come back after telling the chef and offered to make us another one which I politely refused. Why would I want more of the same? Anyway he then came back with some key lime pie that looked delicious so we asked if we could bring it home. I would definitely try the brunch next time but I do know my fish and this wasn’t Snapper from the Gulf. It was definitely Redfish which I would have never ordered because I think that’s a farmed fish. Ugh🙄
Absolute best brunch in Galveston hands down.
I have been to the Sunday brunch a few times. And I have never been disappointed. Besides the lines, I lways enjoy it.
Historical place built by 3 wealthy men after the great storm. Modeled after the wealthy old spaniard Galvez, remodeled by the George Mitchell foundation. Now, overpriced, decent accommodations, crowded pool, small bar, arrogant bar waiters, musty smelling carpet through out. Food tasty, but overpriced...beer, cocktails overpriced. Brunch overpriced, one overnight stay, with a city "view" $600
My family and I were disappointed in the restaurant and the staff. When we arrived we were rushed to place a drink order or place our order. We weren't even seated yet before menus were placed in our hands. Our server was not personable. There was a bone in the chicken of the chicken sandwich. I ordered fish and chips. I was given a huge bowl full of French fries and 2 pieces of fish. The fries were good but the presentation was not what I was expecting. I was hoping for a luxurious ambiance, but that's just not what we got.
Underwhelmed. The gumbo was terrible. Salads were good. We spent the meal fighting numerous flies bent on landing on our food.
There were flies at and around our table!! Flying around and lighting on us and our food. Looked around and it was not just our table. Disgusting for the setting and meal price.
We got the restaurant and we were seated. There were only 3 or 4 occupied tables and the wait staff were plenty. We sat for about 20 minutes with no waiter or waitress coming to ask us if we were ready to order or wanted a drink. I was very disappointed. I will never go back there again.
I will say the bartenders were great and the drinks were great too. But other than that disappointed with the experience over all.
Service was a little slow, with only about 10 tables of people, none of which had large parties. Overall the experience was good, I would still go again.
We very much enjoyed the unique and historical atmosphere, excellent food, and our server- he was quite good. Im glad this place was recommended to us and would recommend it to everyone.
Huge variety from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. Excellent quality. Delicious.
Stayed at the hotel for my mother’s birthday. Food was good, but service was awful. Waitress only had a few tables, but kept disappearing. Waited 45 minutes at the end for dessert and coffee.
The food you had for brunch was way over priced , we expected so much more from hotel Galvez
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