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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MP
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

j
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It made for a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

R
Houston
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
28 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
74 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!

HD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fish is fresh, oysters always well prepared, cocktails are delicious. Great place to dine.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tables where a little to close together. We split the red fish with crab meat on top the fish seemed dry but good flavor.

a
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is an old school Houston establishment, and the clientele reflected the restaurant’s rich history. This was a business dinner, but I could see bringing my grandparents here for a special occasion. Every dish was delectable and rich. Nice experience!

B
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

High quality diverse selection of seafood in a nice setting, but very pricey.

CB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Seated promptly with reservations fortunately. Server did an excellent job, great recommendations, both our fish dishes were wonderful. Not the place for an intimate or romantic date though. Very loud and busy all around.

l
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just delicious as always and service is wonderful

RA
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I love getting the ice cream/pecan ball but it is always frozen hard so that I need an axe to cut it. I wrestle with it to keep from slinging it to the floor.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I liked the neighborhood, somewhat old fashioned atmosphere, and the fact that we could converse comfortably without shouting. Food and cocktails were satisfying. They need to do something about the wine list. I am not a connoisseur at all, but it was pretty feeble for a expensive restaurant in a big city.

MB
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!!

F
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the whole experience. The food was superb and our server, Pablo, was tremendous. Throughly enjoyed our evening!

D
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very busy and service a little slow but everything else was outstanding

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine
Responded on January 17, 2020

Thank you. Sorry about the pace, we are working on that.

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DJ
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very glad that Eugene’s is open ! Love their Gumbo, the design of the restaurant and the wonderful fresh fish

LW
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The meal was outstanding - we shared raw and cooked oysters, a fish special and the stuffed shrimp for dinner, and shared a bottle of white wine. The new space is great, and you can talk to your party without being forced to scream above the background noise and other diners.

MB
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our food was great, pecan crusted snapper. Our friends’ was not good. Blackened snapper and one of the crab dishes that was “dry and hard”.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine
Responded on January 17, 2020

So sorry about your friends food. Next time PLEASE let us know if anything comes out that's not satisfactory and I assure you we will remake or substitute something else. We pride our self on quality and need to know if we fall short. Yours, Kyle

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OT
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch today. Love the Kyle Salad with lump white crab meat, sweet potato strings and bacon. We'll be back for happy hour soon.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review!

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TK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very similar to Danton's, the predecessor restaurant. I am glad they kept the favorites, but I would like a listing of daily specials with prices as I remembered at Danton's, instead of having the server list them without prices. That said, very nice evening.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you. We really appreciate hearing from our guests. We realize it takes time to write a review. Especially a nice one! Cheers!!!

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T
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is so nice for a conversation. The food is good. I had the salmon salad and it was great.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you!

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JP
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a must try. It is beautiful inside, the service was a-one and the food excellent. I will definitely be returning here. they also have a happy hour with happy hour prices that are worth going to. Make an early dinner reservation and enjoy the happy hour menu and prices.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so much. It means a lot to us when one of our guests takes the time to let us know we met or exceeded expectations.

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OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years Even dinner