Poor service. Special offer was not completely honored. Charged for tea when the offer said it was included. Poor seating. Very disappointed. The best part was the food. However items promised on the menu were not on the plate and waiter would not provide. Waiter was unfriendly and not accommodating
The wait for our food was very long and they were not even busy. Less than a third of the tables had guests. The salad my grandson ordered had a very skimpy amount of tuna on it for what they were charging. When I complained I was told that was the correct amount and if we wanted more it would be extra. I was in awe at their response. Not accommodating at all. Only after some time the manager came back and said they would give him a few shrimp to add but it took so long it really was not worth the extra wait. Much better places to dine in Galveston. We won’t be going back here.
We arrived early and had a drink at the bar. We showed up at the restaurant and were taken to our table immediately. Our waiter was very attentive and efficient throughout dinner, although he was a bit cool and mechanical. The food was very good. We had the seafood Cobb salad, a bowl of gumbo and the fresh market catch of the day. We tried an appetizer of blackened shrimp and crab fondue. Don’t be afraid of the blackened, it is mellowed out in the fondue. In the greater hotel, the ambiance is great, but the restaurant is open to lobby and just seemed a little less intimate.
Great meal, very tasty. We ate lunch--portions were good, ambience nice, view of the water through the windows, service was good, wine list was small. Loved the historic "tour" from the docent downstairs through the hotel museum.
We selected the Galvez as we have enjoyed staying there previously. We started with the appetizer of bacon wrapped shrimp which was delicious. My wife ordered the prime rib and I ordered the NY strip which we were both disappointed with the quality of food. Will suggest others who try to stick with the seafood. For the price we paid and expecting so much better we were very disappointed.
A delicious Sunday brunch buffet with a good assortment and well presented. Buffet offered breads, cheese; crudités, a pasta station, an omelette station, a shellfish section with shrimp, oysters, and snow crab, delicious chile dusted mahi-mahi, eggs Benedict, bacon and sausage, blintzes, roasted strip steak, prime rib and ham, and a large assortment of desserts.
The shellfish were delicious: the shrimp were large and tender, cooked just right with no messy shells left on. The re fresh tasting and not gritty. The snow crabs were large and the meat was succulent and juicy. The eggs Benedict were so-so. While the eggs were perfectly cooked, the Hollandaise lacked flavor and the English muffins were hard and dried out (throughout several visits to the buffet).
The buffet is well laid out, broken into separate areas so that lines weren’t as issue. The room itself is cavernous but not loud. There is a beautiful view of the Gulf.
Bottomless sparkling wine (or mimosas) was nice!
All in all an enjoyable Sunday brunch and an excellent value.
Don’t pay attention to the My Table note about taking advantage of the restaurant parking on Ave. P. It doesn’t exist! Just head straight to the complimentary valet.
We went there to celebrate my friends birthday.
We ordered the prime rib special. The meat served the 4 of us was very poor Quailty.
The manager didn’t charge us for the dinner special and offered to comp us 4 desserts.
We re ordered other entrees and the quality was below average.
The atmosphere great but wouldn’t eat there again.
They need to list the prices on the menu. 46 per adult and 27 per kid is ridiculous! Not happy paying over $150 for brunch. My kids barely ate anything.
The steak that i ordered Was chewy, other than that it was good.
We love the Sunday brunch at the Galvez and try to fit it in whenever we're in Galveston. The food is great and the selection outstanding. Lots of friendly smiling faces to help with everything.
All was good until the shrimp. No doubt they wash/ soak their shrimp in bleach* (see Food Lion bleach scandal) Almost ruined my appetite for eating shrimp again!
Worth the trip. Great variety. We will be back for sure.
The Sunday brunch is absolutely amazing! It is pricy, but oh so worth it for that special occasion with your special someone. Be sure to come hungry, because you will want to try all the delicious and decadent tables of beautiful food.
Brunch was very good food, friendly attentive service. Well worth the expense - good birthday meal.
The food was amazing! There is something for everyone!
Always a treat to enjoy good food and ambiance at the historic Galvez Hotel.
Great selection on the buffet with something for everyone! A tad expensive but with the plethora of options, who can blame them for the cost? Wonderful service and will definitely be back.
The worst New Year’s celebration ever! The place was nice and elegant but did not offered the spirit of warm and happiness for this type of occasion. The bartender’s knowledge of common drinks and his selection of cocktails were limited. The staff was friendly but limited and slow.
The food was good and well priced but this type of restaurant should not be promoted among the best 10 places in Galveston to have a New Year’s dinner celebration. It is good for a funeral!!
Food was excellent and great ambiance but server not the best. Struggled to open wine. Slow to check on table and not even that busy.
My steak was awesome and my wife's fish very good .
Absolutely, amazing brunch. Justin, our waiter, was beyond attentive. I never had an empty glass or had to seek him out to request something. The Sunday brunch was a wide variety of fabulous food.
Probably one of the best Sunday champagne brunches we have been to in years!! Great service, great value, only $116 for four, including bottomless mimosas, prime rib, snow crab, smoked salmon, baked salmon, breakfast items, build your own pasta, build your own ommelate, really nice. This 110 year old hotel has been very successfully remodeled including outdoor heated saline pool and hot tub, great fitness center, history hallway with old pictures of the Galve when it first opened. The entire property is repainted, air and heat individually to each room work flawlessly! Beds are very comfy with premium linens. Before booking with another third parties always call hotel direct for best rate.
We took my parents here for a Christmas Eve brunch buffet - and had the BEST time! So many food options - some of the best being the fresh crab. Delicious mimosas, great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
I booked a reservation through Open Table for Brunch with Santa on Dec. 17. I couldn't have been more disappointed! Mostly frustrated for this waste of time, where I could have chosen to eat anywhere else. But I chose this event because of Santa. This was an event for my 2 year old granddaughter to see Santa. My son and I had been building her up for this for a couple of weeks.
We arrived at 12:30, and my granddaughter was so excited. She caught a glimpse of him leaving the lobby area. One of the staff members said, "oh you just missed him." So my son and I checked in and were seated. We took turns getting our food at the buffet line. We wanted to at least enjoy the meal for the time being. But still no Santa mingling about. I caught a glimpse of him sitting in a chair in the lobby. We heard bells jingling and my granddaughter got excited again. I saw Santa walking through the buffet area to go to the back. We waited another 30 minutes, but no Santa anywhere.
I called the waitress over for the check. By that time, Santa was clearly absent so I asked when he would be back. She said she'd ask. When she came back to us, she said he was not returning, I couldn't wait to get the hell out of there. So for two hours to eat at the price I paid for two glimpses of Santa, you can bet I'll never be back, for this event or any other. No announcement, no message from the waitress like, oh you might want to get up from your table and go see Santa now - no nothing.
We thought Santa would walk around to say hello and interact with everyone. He did not!! We never saw his face. Children and families were still dining, but Santa was nowhere to be seen.
My son and I were more disappointed than my granddaughter, as she didn't know he was gone. But we did, and this whole event just for her. The waitress brought an elf toy over to her because Santa wasn't coming back.
So $100 down and we got food and an elf. For $4.99 I could have gotten her a happy meal and a toy at McDonald's!!!
We had a wonderful brunch, attentive staff, beautiful table with a equal view
We sat at a table with an ocean view and loved it. The Sunday Brunch was awesome.
Food was good but pricey (which I expected being it is in the Hotel Galvaz). Service did not meet expectations. Servers seemed to disappear.
We loved going to the Galvez for the special Prime Rib Night, which was a benefit for the Salvation Army. The food was exceptional, and the wine was divine! We loved our server, Nanette - she made the experience very special. It was also a Birthday celebration, and she brought a special Birthday dessert for my Husband. Thank you, Galvez and Nanette!!
This was our first time enjoying Sunday brunch at the Galvez. The spread was enormous and had something for everyone including prime rib, seafood, omelets, waffles, pies, and more.
Everything we sampled was delicious, and we will definitely be back. Probably wouldn't bring the kids as the cost is moderately high, but the quality of the food was excellent and was a lovely setting. Best Sunday brunch in Galveston!
Lovely variety in presentation of food choices. Appreciate the beautiful ambiance of 'old world' decor and charm of the restaurant/hotel coupled with the pictureque view of the Gulf.
Went there for my mom's birthday because she was excited about the prime rib special. Sadly, the experience was just okay and the manager left a bad impression. Service was slow despite there being few people sitting down to eat. They changed their policy about parking and treated us poorly when we explained we didn't know about the change. Trying to get our car out of the parking lot was time consuming and we were hung up on twice when calling the front desk.
Ambiance was great with the live jazz band playing in the bar area. Our server, Justin, was very attentive. The Prime Rib special was a good value. While the prime Rib wasn’t as tender as I would have liked, it was adequate. We were celebrating a birthday and our server personally decorated the cake plate which was quite nice. All desserts were great! Validated valet parking is provided by the restaurant. Nice evening and we will return.
Second time visit here. Food selection is excellent. Great salad bar, fresh baked goods, cold boiled shrimp (already peeled!), oysters on half shell, two types of soup (gumbo is good) bacon, sausage links, eggs benedict (get them fresh, otherwise pass on them) omelette station, waffle station, several types of vegetables, prime rib/ham carving station and several tables of desserts. Endless champagne or mimosas while you're dining. Service has been very good. Ask for a window seating so you can watch the ocean. If you qualify, the senior citizen's discount saves you a bit. Best part is you don't feel rushed at all. An earlier reservation helps to insure you are able to sample all the choices. At 1:30 pm they stopped replenishing the carving station.
Great Sunday Brunch. Long lines but moved very quickly. Great selection of food. Server was very attentive. Seating was comfortable, not crowded. Will be back soon.
Wide selection choices on the buffet. Great fun atmosphere . Outstanding service!
Only there for brunch, but would be back any day. Wish they had brunch on Saturdays too so I would not have to miss church.
Great food selection, great athmosphere, excellent service
Restaurant was great, but they didnt have our Open Table reservation, but let us in anyway. Next time, we will make reservation directly with the restaurant.
Couldn’t hear the live music over the function going on next door, as the door they chose to use is the one directly across from the dining room. The server was not prompt and didn’t know the menu. We had serious allergy concerns as the Au Gratin potatoes had egg in them, which is not normal. Luckily as a guest I saw it, the waiter was “not sure” and the manager didn’t care. This is my second time dining here and ultimately my last. The service and the ambiance does not reflect a 4-5 star dining experience, or the price point being a 4-5 star establishment.
The one problem the restaurant has is reservation I made it on line and they didn’t have it. This is the second time that s happen. Fix it please
Great Prime rib special, will head down again this next weekend