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Monarch at Grand Galvez, Galveston, TX

Monarch at Grand Galvez

3.8
3.8
339 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Monarch, our onsite casual seafood restaurant, serves fresh regional seafood, steaks and Cajun specialties in a gorgeous space with soaring ceilings and oversized windows to soak in all the natural light.

Sunday Brunch
-Adults $79.49
-Kids (6-12) $29.99
-Under 6 Free
(PRICING EXCLUDES HOLIDAYS)


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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (409) 765-7721
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Justin Bowen
  • Neighborhood
    Galveston
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    $79.49 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our renowned Grand Galvez Sunday Brunch offers an abundant buffet spread of Lone Star State specials, Gulf Coast seafood, and an unmatched display of breakfast specialties. *Please note* In deference to our members and guests, we ask that visitors of Her Majesty's Sunday Brunch adhere to a dress code: No shorts, t-shirts, hats, or swimwear. We ask that gentleman wear collared shirts and/or sports coats. Pricing: Adults- $79.49 per person Children 6-12- $29.99 per person Children under 6 eat free (Pricing excludes holiday brunches)
    Sunday Brunch Photo

What 339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Seafood

339 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Server attentive, steak way over cooked and in front- too loud from front entrance. Marriott needs to invest and bring dining up to the level they taut the hotel.

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  2. DianeB

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The room where we sat was very distracting. They had music playing that might have been jazz. We could hardly hear it because the pool was just through the windows and their pounding bass was like being at an intersection when someone pulls up next to you and their music is obnoxious and you can't wait to get away. For that reason I don't think I would go back. It was extremely annoying!

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  3. VickiM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to dine an have a drink before or after at the beautiful bar at entrance! The place is grand after all the the hard work they have put into it!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought my out of town family here for the first time; my husband and I enjoyed a date night at the bar previously. I wish I had read the reviews first. I ordered my steak medium well. It came out rare. I politely sent it back and it again, came out rare to medium rare, with the accompanying butter frozen. The asparagus and potatoes were cold. My husband found a piece of plastic on his ribeye. I was so disappointed. We all left still hungry and had Whataburger on the way home. I would love to come back after a chef and management change. The servers were clearly spread thin, having to serve between the bar and the restaurant, which are not exactly right next to each other. Whoever decided this was a good idea, set the waiters up to fail. After such a pricey renovation, I was hoping for a more enjoyable experience.

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  5. DanyelM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It took 30+ minutes to get cornbread after asking again and while waiting with only water. Bryan had to go to the bar to get lemons. It took an hour for a kids hamburger. Our shrimp cocktail came out with the food. My salad with ranch on the side came with Cesar on the side. The catch of the day Red Snapper was dry and cold. Oysters rockafella were cold (normally served hot). Worst experience ever and we eat out a lot. They tried making it good with dessert. We did eat the food. I had 2 hangry kids that needed to eat. French fries were good! This was our second time here and the first time service was bad too but food was good and hot. We choose Monarch because we were staying at the hotel.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was friendly, however the food quality was subpar. Catch of the day came with rice pilaf that was hard and dry, not under cooked just old. Came with green beans that weren’t very undercooked. The seafood pasta said it had scallops, there was not even one. Oysters tasted old. Gumbo was ok, just sausage no seafood. Overall extremely disappointing. We typically eat the hotel restaurant to maximize points, and we keep expectations low, unfortunately this didn’t even meet the lowered expectations.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect lunch to celebrate a special occasion with our family - the setting, food, service, ambiance was all just what we wanted for an elegant lunch!

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  8. polarbear

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Every stations was great except he désert one. Obviously no homemade. Not worth the value( $80). Poor service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously our new favorite place on the island. From the ambience to the food to the drinks and service!!! Every single thing was immaculate. The shrimp cocktail was the best we have ever had. We had the best and most friendly servers and the decor is so Beautiful and decadent. We will be back very soon!! The drinks were also out of this world!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely slow. We also ate here for breakfast the next morning because we were staying at the hotel. It took over 45 minutes for breakfast to come out, half of our order was incorrect. They ended up comping our breakfast and a lot of the other patrons but I definitely cannot recommend. To be fair, dinner was better than breakfast but still quite slow.

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  11. TedM

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful hotel but terrible meal and horrible service. Three of us ordered snapper, two grilled and one fried, and it was so tough and rubbery that we could not eat it. All the fresh seafood here in Galveston, and the fish was obviously frozen, and had been for a very long time. Each piece of rubber was $40. The server took our order, then never came back until she brought the check (someone else brought the food out), and I never got the cole slaw or veggies that came with the meal. We desperately needed water and there was no one to even ask. The gumbo looked and tasted like it came out of a can. They need to bring this restaurant (which was empty on a Friday night) up to the wonderful standard of the hotel that it’s in.

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  12. MMMB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Food and drinks were perfect for an early lunch! Justin was awesome!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was not our first experience at The Grand Galvez Sunday Brunch but certainly one of our most disappointing. The way things start out always sets the tone. We had made reservations weeks in advance and when we arrived for our 11 o’clock seating they sat us in the “restaurant” area even though the “dining” area with the gulf view was practically empty. After requesting to move we did however the explain away as to why we were seated in the restaurant seemed to help set the negative mood for us. The food was amazing as always !

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  14. cjga

    Houston

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very good and it is a nice space but the food while plentiful and not as expensive as I was expecting was only average.

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  15. TheresaJ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely lunch:). good value and fabulous atmosphere

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  16. CindyG

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As a native Houstonian, I've always wanted to go to this buffet. Heard so much about how beautiful the buffet was. I was disappointed. We didn't get to sit in the regular seating due to a convention. Food was good. Waiter was awesome. $79.00 per person was pricey. Having now eaten at the buffet I won't be back. Not impressed over all.

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  17. John

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent help from the staff from valet parking the car to getting the table we wanted. Sunday brunch food was excellent.

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  18. ChrisT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The overall experience was good. However we went through Priceline and over paid for the room which did not have the ocean view we requested but a view of the back of the hotels front facade. DO NOT USE PRICELINE. Go direct to the hotel when reserving a room.

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  19. Schmedda

    Houston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The best part was the warm cornbread muffins they bring out at the beginning. It was downhill from there. We had the catch of the day and it was the worst red snapper I've eaten. The did not clear our salad plates even though we were done with them when the entre arrived. The waitress was nice, otherwise the service was not good. Overall it was a very disappointing experience. We love the hotel, but won't be dining at the Monarch again.

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  20. KEVINB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully restored hotel, the food was rather disappointing.

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  21. Sparkles711

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit here and it was better than the first. The service by Heaven was outstanding and all our food tasted great and was prepared as we requested. We look forward to our next visit!

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  22. Kenny

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall we enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious and not salty, perfect! The ambiance was all that we could ask for from a period long past. We will definitely go back!

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  23. SeanG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The buffet style is good for all eaters: Herbivores, Carnivores, and Omnivores lol. So many choices to choose from for everyone.

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  24. KevinS

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible, we could not get coffee or drinks filled. The servers would not pick up used dishes . It was a slow day , not many people ? Last time it was incredible. Very disappointed

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  25. MichaelP

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The overall experience was just ok. This brunch buffet has more than doubled in price over the last 3 years. It’s just not worth the exorbitant price. Will not be back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Saturday lunch here however the menu was bleak, service was bad and food was undercooked- I have to say the ambiance was beautiful but I didn’t go just to sit in a pretty place. Yes the manager made up for it but would I go again, no

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the most perfect dining experience. Five stars just isn’t enough!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great. The food was terrible. We think it was the crab cakes that made us sick. The made course; red snapper was over cooked and just not good. The key lime was factory made and not good. Our suggestion is find somewhere else; even if it is a burger.

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  29. Susan

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing special, everything is pretty average Food was medic’s

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  30. Cookie3

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and well-prepared. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was relaxing. One member of our group has severe food allergies and her special requests were honored to the letter. We all highly recommend Monarch.

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  31. WhitneyB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish was undercooked and inedible. Staff was very helpful in responding to the issue.

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  32. Jaytwins

    Houston

    37 reviews

    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Wow, what an utter disappointment. We thought this elegant hotel would have an elegant dinner service, especially for a New Years evening. Service was slow, drinks were puny and expensive. Dinner was horrible. The catch of the day was bland, overcooked with green beans that looked like they were frozen, rice pilaf which was tasteless and like sand across the street. My wife was promised a dozen shrimp and 3 must have been eaten on the way to the table. One positive was the grilled oysters. Very tasty. Water service had ice in it. Way overpriced for something that would have been more tasty and a value at Bonefish Grill.

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  33. PaulaB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was new that day and was pretty neglectful. We had to go get service at least twice. He was polite though. Ambience could certainly have been better if there had been music. The food was great.

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  34. JamesH

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the setting was nice, though outdoor seating with a view was limited. Only improvement could have been more attentive wait service. Also, the champagne for Sunday brunch could be better.

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  35. KikiS

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked the Sunday Brunch for $79/person. What a lovely display and selection of food items! Staff is friendly and eager to please. Food was fresh and tasty, mostly. Pork tenderloin was dry and coffee was weak & cold. A good cup of stout hot coffee can go a long way in a hotel restaurant like this.

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  36. JohnB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. The food was delicious along with great wine.

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  37. JoeR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quiet place to eat. Recommend getting table reservations before.

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  38. LindaT

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Plenty of tables available at the restaurant. However, we did make reservations and was seated promptly. The hotel had a aroma, hotel signature, Aunt that was very pleasant. Highly recommend.

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  39. AmyG

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice hotel restaurant. Waitress went above for my birthday and to help make a drink that irritated my throat right.

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  40. JayS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Reservations for noon. Restaurant was locked at noon, though we could see people at tables inside. Another party with 11:45 reservations was waiting with us. Doors opened at 12:10. After giving our names and time of reservations, neither the 11:45 party nor us were given an apology or explanation. Despite so few people in the restaurant, we were seated facing the parking lot rather than the pretty lobby. Cold cornbread was brought to the table. My bowl of gumbo was lukewarm at best and had a film over the top. More soup than gumbo, with very little rice and no whole pieces of anything. Waitstaff was pleasant. Thankfully the company was great and we were not rushed out. Hotel is beautiful, but I would not recommend lunch at The Monarch.

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FAQs

Monarch at Grand Galvez is rated 3.8 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 21 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Monarch at Grand Galvez

2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550-8029

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Galveston
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Justin Bowen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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