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
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The Galvez is a beautiful step back in time, without meaning it’s outdated.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
Always excellent food and mimosas at the Sunday Brunch at the Galvez! For more travel tips / pictures / videos follow me, a Houston Travel Vlogger, on Instagram @TravelWithLesli !
The Galvez has the bet Sunday brunch in the State of Texas. That is a short yet totally accurate description A remarkable range of very well prepared food from appetizers to entrees to desert.
It was our anniversary and since we were staying at the Hotel Galvez we decided to have our anniversary dinner at the Galvez Bar & Grill. The menu was sufficient and our food was good but we did feel that it was overpriced and the service was not organized - maybe new wait staff???We were wished a happy anniversary which was nice. I think you should offer a dessert when people book for a certain occasion.. . add that special recognition, celebration that they chose your restaurant to dine. Just a suggestion :) We love shrimp ceviche and ordered that as an appetizer . There was more shredded lettuce in the bottom than there was other ingredients. Very disappointed in that particular item. We chose not to dine in Grill after that meal because it was a little bit of a "let down" for us.
My folks have been going to the Galvez since the 1950's, I have gone there several times
recently to have dinner.
This particular instance was a birthday and we took my Mom to Sunday Brunch. We had a great time.
Food was really good. I really enjoyed the applewood smoked bacon, the shrimp, the garlic mashed potatoes, cheese blintzes and especially the desserts.
The prime rib could have been better at the carving station. Gumbo was good but not great.
Server did a good job.
Love the place. The staff is consistent with service. I can't stand the white chairs with the arms. If your not a normal size person it's not pleasant. Keep up the good job chef.
The Sunday brunch is a great value. The gumbo is always delicious and the boiled shrimp are delicious and plentiful.
Food and service was amazing. Would definitely return in the future.
Nanette, our server, was great!
Sunday brunch was excellent.
We missed the Barber shop quartet.
Hope they are there next time.
My server Yulia was wonderful! The pan roasted red snapper over asparagus, zucchini, baby carrots, and yellow squash with a side of signature escalloped potatoes was perfectly cooked and a generous portion. Warm pecan buttermilk pie with vanilla ice cream topped off my meal. Musicians in the adjoining bar on piano and upright bass played jazz standards setting a lovely mood, but for the tired crying children and barking fur babies interrupting as hotel Check-ins progressed through the hotel lobby for the Memorial Day weekend.
The New York Strip was tasteless and tough. Ordered medium and came out way too rare...twice! Onion soup was way too salty and inedible. Salad was nothing but greens with a few pieces of pecans and a few drops of dressing. The wait staff was very young and inexperienced. For an expensive restaurant like this, the staff should be more attentive and trained. The Bread pudding and cheesecake were great but by that time the blush was off the rose. The manager did make amends but sorry to say, we will not be returning.
Restaurant was loud and people with bathing suits from the pool were walking through. Food was average at best . Wouldn’t return
Food was not that great. Some was too salty. Gumbo had no flavor. Bread pudding was over cooked but smoked salmon was great.
Celebrating a friends birthday with the amazing brunch.