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Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine, Houston, TX

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

4.8
4.8
2466 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Owned and operated by the Teas family for over 15 years, Eugene's (formally Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen), continues to serve Houston's finest Cajun-style Gulf Coast Cuisine. Conveniently located between Montrose and River Oaks. The restaurant is a neighborhood spot where everyone feels at home.

Join us in celebrating the flavors and traditions of the Gulf Coast in a charming, casual-fine dining atmosphere. All our dishes are made from scratch (except the Ranch dressing and Blue Bell ice cream) and our seafood and steaks are grilled over a wood-burning fire of oak and hickory. The freshest seafood, USDA certified beef steaks, delicious sides, daily specials, decadent desserts, wonderful wines, best martini’s in town and genuine Southern hospitality are a few of the things that will keep you coming back.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 807-8883
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jonny Valdivia
  • Private party facilities
    The full restaurant can accommodate 180 guests, the Main Dining room is a private dining seats up to 70, the Oyster Bar seats up to 70, semi-private Oyster bar can seat 25-45, and The "Jail" is an enclosed semi-private area in the back of the main dining room that can accommodate up to 8-10 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Bailey Teas Mongeon: (713) 807-8883
  • Neighborhood
    Montrose
  • Cross street
    McDuffie Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking also available
  • Entertainment
    Live Music on Sunday from 11am-3pm. 4pm on Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,466 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Seafood

  • Houston

    Seafood

2,466 Reviews
  1. Iris

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were both excellent, especially the fried softshell crab.

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  2. ImranA

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and amazing customer service!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for my brother’s birthday. The food was excellent. Atmosphere was quiet so we could talk easily and the service was attentive and nice. Will definitely come back!!

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  4. theatergoer

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time there. Food was outstanding! Will definitely be going back!

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  5. JessicaF

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is very charming and nice. However, the food and service leave something to be desired. Our server came back to take our order after quite a while & then only asked us how things were in passing. We had to track her down to ask for jam, which she had to ask about and then told us they did not carry any. The restaurant was not excessively busy, as we went at the end of Easter service for brunch, but our server was difficult to track down. The food was mediocre at best. We ordered scrambled eggs, which were far overcooked, the bacon was decent, the poblano cheese grits had great flavor, but were the consistency of glue. The Texas toast was good, but we all would have preferred to have jam or honey to accompany it. It definitely was not worth the price and disappointing.

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  6. JohnM

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, excellent food, love the Mahogany Bar and the history, the ambiance, and the whole experience. Kyle, the owner spent time going through the history and significance of some of the items in the restaurant. It was apparent he is proud of the restaurant and it shows. It’s our favorite new place to eat, or to sit at the beautiful bar and enjoy a drink! If you like mahogany and white tablecloths, this is your place!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We are faithful supporters of Eugene’s. Today was a disappointment. We waited over an hour for appetizers, which was only a salad & 1/2 dozen oysters. We then waited another 20 minutes for our entrees. No beverage refills, no checking in or offer of desert. They were not that crowded, but I think our waiter forgot to turn in our order, other tables around us were getting their food. The food was good, but we were so hungry by the time it came it was hard to tell. I am much more likely to return to a restaurant that has excellent service & average food than excellent food & mediocre service.

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  8. BarbaraB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening. Everything was perfect !!! Lisa was amazing waitstaff !!!

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  9. ColinM

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Manager very good. Waiter average. Food was fantastic. Menu is an A+

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  10. n2b8r

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic experience with all the trappings of a neighborhood gem from New Orleans. Plan to use free valet but they keep the cars close. Don’t be fooled by the simple-looking menu, everything is done to perfection.

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  11. FoodieCrossing

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eugene’s is a very solid restaurant! Unlike many of the places in Houston, if you are looking for a quiet dining room, so that you can hear your friends or family that you are dining with, this is the place to go! Their food is really good, they also have a very good happy hour if you’re into that. We sat outside on a beautiful spring day And enjoyed impeccable service from Juan! 

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  12. TSeaO

    Houston

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good…oysters delicious! Service was very good

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  13. Tipsy

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful food! Really loved the crusted snapper. Service (Henry) was excellent! Place was packed on a Tuesday night!

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  14. Steven

    Houston

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some of the best seafood in town. Place has a nice New Orleans feel to it. Juan was/is an excellent server.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our favorite place we ate at while we were in Houston! The food was fresh and flavorful. The oysters Montrose were great and the stuffed redfish is the way to go! And don’t miss out on the Kyle sauce!

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  16. ZenBilly

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We met in the bar and the 4 of us were quickly and politely ushered to our booth right at the end of the bar area. Perfect for conversation and people watching. We ordered rye manhattans, an old fashioned and wine for drinks. The bar service gets an A+. Appetizers were ordered: 2 orders of crabcakes and an order of Oysters Jonny. Crabcakes were unusually thin (1/4”x 4“) including breading which rendered them dry (after flash- frying) and somewhat flavorless. These could have benefitted from being thicker, no external breading and pan sautéed in butter only - not flash fried. The Oysters Jonny were described as oysters on the half-shell covered with jumbo lump crab meat, spinach sauce and Parmesan cheese. On delivery there was no sign or taste of the crabmeat on our OystersJonny. Tasty but missed the crab. Our mains were red beans and rice, fried shrimp, 1/2 Order of scallops and shrimp cocktail. Mostly satisfying except for the ice cream sized scoop of dirty rice and the 3 onion rings in my order. It seemed as though my 1/2 order of scallops that included 2 sides, meant 1/2 sized side orders as well. My wife’s shrimp cocktail seemed to be populated with 6 medium sized shrimp no bigger around than my pinky. Our memory of many dining experiences here recalled larger shrimp. The overall tenor of our meal appraisal was that prices were up and for quality/quantity was down. All very tasty otherwise. We’ll be back to enjoy food and drink again.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have always enjoyed both Dantons and now Eugene's. Great food and atmosphere for a date or family. Juan our and the food was great!

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  18. Zorro

    Houston

    67 reviews

    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for lunch and was presented dinner menu. Had to ask for lunch menu. Shrimp Etouffe was mediocre and lukewarm. Onion rings also limp and lukewarm warm. Service was good.

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  19. TrippC

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Eugene’s. Great food and wonderful service. Highly recommend it.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening together! A bit disappointed with the food. Not near as tasty as last time I was there. Fish - red snapper w crab was rather dry

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent food that is consistent and tasty. The service is always great. The place is clean friendly and has a great atmosphere. The prices are reasonable and I'll go all the time.

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  22. Bill

    Houston

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Clearly understaffed for this first Sunday brunch offering. Service was slow, food moderate at best, although the Seafood Gumbo was quite good. Families with small children were a little disruptive, but, happily, they left before us. Parking is awful unless you like parking on the street.

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  23. Mike

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best oysters ever. Snapper and salmon were remarkable! Super service. Very enjoyable evening

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  24. zorra

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner at Eugene’s. The food (stuffed redfish! amazing yams!) and service were outstanding; our server Joseph and the rest of the team took great care of us. The restaurant is attractive, and we were able to enjoy our conversation without having to shout at one another. Thank you for a special evening!

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  25. Sandpaper

    Houston

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not have been any better! Our food was superb & Aldo took special care of us during our time there!

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  26. DMajor

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not eaten there in about three years and everything was great as previously. Food and service were very good.

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  27. BryM

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were fresh and delectable. Grilled Redfish very good. And drinks, they were perfect.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as usual. Henry was a great server and food was outstanding.

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  29. JohnfromSpring

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is truly one of the best restaurants in Houston - almost a hidden gem! The food is some of the best seafood I have ever eaten, and the service is always excellent. The value for the price is also a hit! This was our second visit, and we will definitely be back! Aldo was a first-class waiter!

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  30. Turbodog

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great early dinner of gulf oysters on the half shell and gumbo washed down with a good Chablis.

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  31. JohnT

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here while in town on business, would highly recommend. Food was excellent, service was friendly and the ambiance was unique.
    Eugene's Gulf Coast CuisineResponded on February 25, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It means everything to us to know you enjoyed your visit and we met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon.

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  32. Seisrunner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The last time we ate at Eugene's was pre-pandemic. The food was great. The service from Aldo was excellent. What we really noticed were the big increases in the prices. I recognize pricing has gone up all over town, but their price increases seemed higher than what we have seen at other fine dining restaurants.

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  33. ShalondaE

    Houston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant was recommended to me for my very special day which was my 50th birthday. From the moment we sat down, which was immediate (a great thing), the service was poor. The waiter was extremely attentive to “other” guests. We asked for a bottle of wine, he brought 1 glass. We asked again if we could have a bottle of wine, he brought another glass. He then went on the respond that a bottle of wine was 4 glasses and did we still want a bottle. We asked for other condiments which we never received. We never got to place our order as the waiter was too busy attending to others, so I made the decision to not spend my money where I was not welcome.

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  34. luv2playvb

    Houston

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great seafood. We enjoyed our dinner but didn't love where we sat that night. They seated us next to a large table with some very loud guests and our waiter was pretty busy with other guests. We will go back but had better service at the bar. Poblano soup was amazing!

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  35. BillD

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Service seating food all great.
    Eugene's Gulf Coast CuisineResponded on February 25, 2024
    Thanks!

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  36. LisaS

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and great atmosphere. Food was tasty and presented nicely
    Eugene's Gulf Coast CuisineResponded on February 25, 2024
    Thanks!

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  37. DANJ

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great birthday celebration. Inspired others to return

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  38. Barbie

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated in a back dining room. The noise level was great. We met long time friends and were able to carry on our conversations and hear each other talk. So many restaurants do not have that due to playing their music so loud. Highly recommend Eugene’s for good conversation and food.
    Eugene's Gulf Coast CuisineResponded on February 25, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It means everything to us to know you enjoyed your visit and we met your expectations. We hope to see you again soon.

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  39. Kayb

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place, a little pricey but excellent food, great service.
    Eugene's Gulf Coast CuisineResponded on February 25, 2024
    Hello Kayb, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star rating! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We understand your concerns about the pricing. Unfortunately costs of seafood and steak has increased almost exponentially over the last 36 months. We do our best to keep the cost to you as low as possible by providing sides with every entree. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon. Best regards, Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine Management Team

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  40. WilliamW

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant lunch, with excellent and friendly service.

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FAQs

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 807-8883.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine is rated 4.8 stars by 2466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

1985 Welch Street, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    McDuffie Street
  • Neighborhood
    Montrose
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking also available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jonny Valdivia
  • Entertainment
    Live Music on Sunday from 11am-3pm. 4pm on Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 807-8883
  • Private party facilities
    The full restaurant can accommodate 180 guests, the Main Dining room is a private dining seats up to 70, the Oyster Bar seats up to 70, semi-private Oyster bar can seat 25-45, and The "Jail" is an enclosed semi-private area in the back of the main dining room that can accommodate up to 8-10 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Bailey Teas Mongeon: (713) 807-8883
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