Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Own and operated by the Teas family for over 12 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, certified angus 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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c
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious an the service was just right

MH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Oysters were the best I’ve had in Houston! Good seafood, great service

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place. Happy hour goes till 7. $10 oysters. Great service and excellent food.

k
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience. Good food, great service and we love the ambiance of the bar area.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great waitstaff and nice ambiance. I live the okra and tomatoes😋The parking can be a pain, but valet is an option.

B
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we loved it. The dining room is lovely and food was great.

B
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled sea bass, with lump crab topping was outstanding. One of our dinner companions commented it was the best fish he'd ever eaten. We also enjoyed fried shrimp (a Gulf Coast classic!) and grilled scallops. We recommend the spinach side dish, as well as the stewed okra with tomatoes, and yams sides. Our waitress, Abigail, was attentive, knowledgeable and personable. We love this place!

AF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We enjoyed Eugene's on our prior visit, and were big fans of the previous incarnation of the restaurant (Danton's).

However, on this particular visit, we were promptly seated... and ignored. After some time, some water arrived. A server went by and said he would be with us soon, then promptly went to fuss over two different tables (not serving food, which I understand should be served immediately, just fussing over previously served tables).

After 15 minutes of being ignored, we left. Really poor experience. I guess they were overwhelmed. *shrug*

h
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been to Eugene’s a number of times as we live in the area. This time, though the service was inconsistent. The entrees (3 of us each ordered one of the the nightly specials) were very expensive and just ok- they were greasy and somewhat undercooked. Our server Ryan was slow and made several mistakes- our drinks did not come out together and one was forgotten, he entered the wrong sides for one if the entrees and never got the correction quite right (I ordered sweet potatoes and spinach and he brought me onion rings and red beans& rice). I shared spinach off of one of the other plates but it was drenched in garlic and very greasy. Lastly, I ordered a second bloody Mary and somehow it was overlooked when the other drinks were brought, so when he returned, he brought me two. This was a week night so two drinks was plenty and three too many for me!
We love the idea of Eugene’s and supporting our local restaurants but after signing a check for over $250 for a week night dinner (no bottles of wine), we won’t be returning often give the inconsistency of the service and food.

DK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have an enjoyable evening at Eugene’s (and previously Danton’s). Best gumbo in town.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friends HH with good bites and drinks for Fat Tuesday. I couldn’t imagine better service and experience!

KP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Some food is good and other is not very. Just acceptable but the space, atmosphere and vibe is great. I lived in walking distance to Danton’s and I hoped the food would be more consistent at new restaurant. Sorry but I really like you all but I had Sea Bass and it was not good.

D
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good but not outstanding. Most of it came out cold.

SG
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Gulf fish and seafood, scrumptious cocktails and desserts, and friendly, efficient service characterize this restaurant. It is cheerfully noisy and busy, but in such an attractive and fondly remembered space, it provided a joyful and delicious evening. We are already looking forward to another visit.

AN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waiter took my wife as small i guess n served her a half order of her shrimp dish which was very good .
Although she is a rather small lady , her appetite is not , all forgiven n we shall return . Good to see the owner on the job n nice to talk to him again . Old customer from Chelsea St. .

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good place and will likely return. Comes close to similar restaurants one would find in New Orleans but not there. Could do better for prices charged.

H
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch of the very delicious corn/crab chowder and wedge salad and guest enjoyed his.

P
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really nice experience in a revived restaurant which is still finding its feet but has great potential to build on its founders previous incarnation. We will be back just to experience its inevitable upward trajectory in the truly authentic restaurants.

The noise level is ideal for enjoying your own table conversation without having to feel restricted by other tables and diners being either too quiet or too noisy.

s
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent.
Can't wait to try other items.
Definitely will return.

MP
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant, great service, and tremendous value for the quality of food!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance off the beaten path. Excellent menu options and everything was mouth watering.

j
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this location, food excellent as before. New decor, ambiance exceptional. Looking forward to Saturday Brunch and, perhaps future Sunday Blues Brunch.

HG
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening and great food...rather crowded because of the holiday, but I plan to return with friends. We were there to celebrate 39th wedding anniversary. Great venue and yummy crab dishes.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It made for a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

R
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So Worth the Gathering.... Freshness of the oysters, gumbo, crab cakes and topped off with a vanilla caramel bread pudding (so yummy) deserves a repeat performance!

CR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Eugene's. However, I was excited to introduce one of my friends to your restaurant. She was very impressed as well. Her comment was, "yes, I can see this will be one of my new hangouts!" Thanks for all your efforts in making our Valentine Day Lunch great!

k
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Danton’s for years. We were so sad when it had to close until we got to experience Eugene’s. Kyle hit a home run with his new location — decor, staff and food. Jon well done

OT
Houston
68 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch specials are a great deal...perfect sized portions of the same yummy dishes. So glad to have you in the neighborhood. We'll be back!

n
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Ho hum
Excellent service. Delightful ambiance end of story. Food was barely memorable

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Birthday celebration!

RK
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience and great food / cocktails.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never celebrate Valentines Day on the 14th... we celebrated today and loved it.... Danton’s was our favorite restaurant and Eugene’s was just as good.... love the decor.... now our new favorite!!!

S
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food—don’t order specials—menu much better

JB
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, cocktails and attention to detail were outstanding!

BT
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Great HH options. Friendly staff. Never felt rushed. Will be back. Neighborhood gem!

LR
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food from the kitchen was slow.

M
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an early dinner befor a show and were pleased with the time spent there. As usual the food was superior and the drinks too. My husband had one of the daily specials and enjoyed every bite. I ordered the shrimp stuffed with card dressing, okra and dirty rice. It was all just delicious. We split a dessert- the cheesecake key lime pie. That is always a good choice when they have it. Our waitress from Louisiana was a delight. As always we plan on returning in the near future.

GB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. I just enjoy a good restaurant and glad they opened Eugene's after Dantons closed.

S
New Orleans
76 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Based upon the online reviews I think we expected more. Food was good but not spectacular, our server did a good job. We were seated in the back room which has no warmth to it and doesn’t seem to have any connection to a gulf coast seafood restaurant. We might have felt better about the experience if we were in the main dining room. We left saying probably again for lunch but not for dinner.

P
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Checks all my boxes!