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Galvez Bar & Grill

4.3
4.3
729 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Grand Galvez Bar and Grill is the go-to restaurant for local seafood as well as cocktails.Grand Galvez Bar & Grill features fresh seafood from Galveston’s Pier 19, steak, award-winning Gumbo, salads and a variety of bar bites including bacon wrapped shrimp and crab cakes.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (409) 515-2145

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nate Stauty

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Cross street

    21st Street

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking when dining.

  • Entertainment

    Jazz Duo on Friday and Saturday evenings and pianist during Sunday Brunch from 11am-2pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 729 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. KI

    KIMBERLEYT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful, will definitely return whenever we're in Galveston.

  2. SR

    SamanthaR

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This food was absolutely phenomenal. I had the carne asada fries and my husband had the chocolate cake and this was one of the best room service dinners we have ever had. Their cheesecake is perfectly tart and the option to have it all up in your room with an ocean view of the gulf is just the absolute best! I’m excited to try breakfast which they do have a crab Benedict!!! Definitely will be coming back here to the new and improved Grand Galvez.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gaidos was full so we decided to eat here with no wait. Food, service and Ambiance were great. No stress No wait but still enjoyed a nice meal with great cocktails. Menu was smaller than other restaurant but everything we had was awesome.

  4. T

    Tex1975

    Houston

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    The food was great. My wife had the Jambalaya and I had the crab stuffed redfish. We think the waiter was on a learning curve as he was very tentative at times and a bit awkward when asking if we were ready for the check. Having said that he was very courteous and clearly wanted us to enjoy our experience. Unfortunately, after the dinner was over we tried to get our car from the valet service but all of the valets had gone home. We were not the only ones inconvenienced. An overworked front desk attendant was left to sort things out which he did with as much professionalism as he could muster. We're sure things will improve as we emerge from the Covid hangover.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Service was slow but I believe it was due to under-staffing and not poor performance. Still, it took a long time for orders to be made and for them to arrive. The food was absolutely delicious. We were very impressed. Very, very good. The prices would have been worth it if the ambience and overall experience were elevated to a more premium and possibly more romantic vibe. The restaurant is not configured in a way that encourages customers to treat the space as if they are dining in a place of any decorum or respect. The menu, the prices, the attire of the waitstaff and the location itself all suggest that a more elevated experience should be expected, but the vision is never realized and instead, one is left with a dining experience that feels empty and forgettable.

  6. SP

    ShawnP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    No ice tea Saled was only lettuce Service was the worst ever Food was wrong I cant believe this place

  7. JW

    JWLaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Daughter wanted a "fancy" birthday dinner so we ate at the hotel. Wasn't crowded but took a bit to be seated even though we had a reservation. Waitress was nice and attentive when she checked in periodically... I'm not sure if the issue is the kitchen or wait staff or both being extremely understaffed but took 20 min to get drinks (water/soda). Even longer for appetizers, then food. They ran out of crab so couldn't order the crab cakes or stuffed fish. My fish was very salty and dry but the steaks were good. Overall very disappointing service for the price of food and a restaurant that wasn't busy on a Tuesday evening. Took 2hr 15 min from time we sat down until we paid (had 1 appetizer, salad, 3 entrees, 1 kids meal, beverages from the bar).

  8. k

    kristenp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent!! I would recommend this place.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    54th college roomies reunion

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Awful! Got sat 15 minutes after our reservation. Waited over two hours for our entrees. Never again!

  11. C

    Corv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner in the old hotel. Classic large open lobby space by the water. Food is tasty

  12. PP

    PaulaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, excellent service, loved the piano playing

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Elegant old hotel. Service was on pointe. The food was delicious but the openness of the restaurant area made it loud and not relaxing. Lots of families with lots of kids too. But it was nice.

  14. T

    Thabstract

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    20 minutes before we got our water after being seated. 20 more minutes until we ordered. Once we got our food, the waiter never once came back to check up on us until we flagged them down and had been out of water since shortly after receiving our food. The food was delicious, but pricey. $36 for red snapper and $26 for chicken

  15. AT

    AprilT

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Good food & atmosphere. Delicious drinks from the bar. Ate in restaurant & then moved to the bar for drinks.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a great time with friends. Food was good and service was great. Mean martinis!

  17. S

    Susa

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Entrees were excellent. Gumbo - shrimp overcooked and chewey. Key lime pie - bland. Service extremely slow. Delays in food arriving. And we were constantly battling flies. We expected much, much better.

  18. RN

    RickN

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Food was good, but not much ambiance.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience. Brought our three young girls there for dinner and they were treated so well. Wait staff was amazing and so friendly to our girls. Also two of their meals were free, I’m assuming it’s a kids eat free with an adult meal purchase, we didn’t go there for that reason, but it was cool. Atmosphere was lovely and lively with love music. Food was great, wine list could us some sprucing up.

  20. NR

    NestorR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    I don’t normally give too much weight on people’s negative comments. Some days are better than others or vice versa. But when there’s a comment about flies being present in the restaurant then management should do something about it. That’s why you want feedback, to fix what is wrong. I was too busy trying to prevent flies to land on my food and drink. Somehow one did mangage to on my wife’s drink and mine. I wasn’t happy. Never coming back.!

  21. KT

    KevinT

    Houston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience2

    This is nothing more than an afterthought for the hotel. The food is horrible and it is definitely not a fine dining experience as the hotel would make you think.

  22. KC

    KimberlyC

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    I love the Galvez hotel and usually enjoy the restaurant. This time, it was uncomfortably hot and there were several flies around our table. The food was ok, but nothing special. We'll probably give it another chance since we've liked it in the past.

  23. WR

    WesleyR

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Extremely disappointed with our experience here. I had been to the Hotel Galvez a few times, and I generally held it in high regard; however, it’s unlikely I’ll ever return. I’m in town to celebrate my father’s retirement and birthday with a week long fishing trip. We decided to have his birthday dinner here after one of our evening fishing charters was cancelled. I talked the restaurant up, and I was excited for an upscale meal. But instead I was incredibly embarrassed by having brought them here. Our server Diya was borderline incompetent. She couldn’t answer basic questions about the menu, and she continuously made errors with our order. At one point, my brother and I had to walk to the bar to order our drinks because she simply couldn’t understand what we were ordering. The bartender, however, wasn’t much better. He seemed apathetic and didn’t know how to make a boulevardier, which is a classic cocktail that any bartender should know. But even worse is that I suspect they had water downed their Blanton’s bourbon. We tried to confirm this by ordering it neat, but they suddenly ran out. It’s was a very suspicious occurrence. Our checks came out wrong, and even the manager struggled to help. The only redeeming factor was the food, which was overall very tasty. But I severely regret coming here, and I would frankly love for the food & beverage director or someone from senior management to contact me about my experience.

  24. BH

    BrianH

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and great food.

  25. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating Father’s Day early... grate seafood, really well made margaritas and delicious desserts. My daughter is gluten sensitive and the chef came to our table to discuss what she could safely eat. Outstanding all around!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful dinner for two. The hotel is beautiful and just a really nice evening out. Everything we ordered tasted delicious from our cocktails to appetizers and our main dishes. I would totally recommend Hotel Galvez for a nice meal out!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Our first waitress forgot about us and the second was very busy with other tables. The food was good but pricey.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Wine list was limited. PLEASE add a Rose. (French preferred)

  29. k

    kizer

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Waiter took too long to bring us the condiments for our ice tea and then ten minutes later to add to your tea so you sat not being able to drink.

  30. CD

    CarolD

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy having dinner at the Galvez. Food and service are always terrific!

  31. AR

    AlRam67

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    The food has changed my shrimp and grits was inedible and even the manager did not recognize the dish. My husband’s pasta resembled canned pasta.

  32. A

    Allison

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Saw our waitress when she took our order and when she came back to tell us they did not have the all you could eat shrimp special even though it was Monday. Should have left then. We stayed. Food came but my wine had not. Had to ask for it. While we were eating 3 flies joined us. Told the manager when he came by. His reply was all Galveston restaurants had flies. Yes we were at the Hotel Galvez. Table down from us had a gentleman sitting there. His waitress came to his table 6 times. I counted while we were there. We had to flag our waitress down for our check. Have eaten here twice before with good service. If they were busy I might understand but they were not

  33. J

    Jessica

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I had a good dining experience for my birthday. The waiter was very nice and attentive. The drink was made very well. The bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with cheese would have been so much better if the inside wasn’t so soft. The soggy bacon threw it off for me. The crab cakes were a delight and beautifully decorated. The presentation for the stuffed redfish was lacking, but the flavors were perfect. My fish was cooked perfectly and my veggies had the perfect crunch. The shrimp and grits had a good smoky sauce but the grits themselves were very thick for me, I like a creamy finish to my grits. The chocolate mode cake was excellent; very creamy and light. The decor is nice and clean, very elegant milieu. Thank you.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful restaurant, amazing food a d friendly staff.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It wasn’t exactly what we expected. The food was not bad, but not really in line with the price. The drinks were good. The service was pretty good, but it felt more like you were at a chain restaurant. It was pretty loud. A lot of families with small children in an open air space...please give the baby the pacifier back. The hotel is lovely and not sure what the rooms are like since we were staying somewhere else, but the restaurant seemed to want to be a fairly upscale experience that just wasn’t.

  36. W

    Wendy

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Sparkling water and coke were flat. Waitstaff was new and struggled with the menu. Food wasn’t really as the waiter described. He was new like a lot of the staff who are coming back after COVID!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    By far some of the best crab cakes I have ever eaten. My brother in law who is pessimistic on crab cakes was even surprised, and wanted to say great job! Good and service was amazing. The ambience is a 1920-1930 feel with large windows, and very lively crowd. I was impressed and cannot wait to eat there again with my family.

  38. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Wanted a nice meal for Mother’s Day arrival on the 9th of May. We were able to get a reservation but were most unhappy with the meal selection. This being that I do have a few dietary restrictions and asked everyone of the staff about a few alterations. No deal! Nothing was done to accommodate my few requests. I was stuck with things I couldn’t eat. The meal was expensive- looked nicely prepared but I think they would have accommodated a “Mom” a bit better on that day. Lots of us have a “few” dietary restrictions but I was annoyed at the lack of service. Better think about some variation for those of us that can’t have “spicy Horseradish sauce” poured all over our meal. I scraped it off!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great music and vib

  40. LT

    LTPW

    Pittsburgh

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The service and food were good. It is very nice, if you are not a guest, you can Valet Park at no charge, with a validated ticket from the restaurant. Parking is not easy otherwise.

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  • Cross street

    21st Street

  • Neighborhood

    Galveston

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
    Lunch
    Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking when dining.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nate Stauty

  • Entertainment

    Jazz Duo on Friday and Saturday evenings and pianist during Sunday Brunch from 11am-2pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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