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Monarch at Grand Galvez, Galveston, TX

Monarch at Grand Galvez

4.1
4.1
319 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 15 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 319 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Great for brunch

319 Reviews
  1. KEVINB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was gorgeous. The bar service was very very slow. We made reservations for 6:00, attived early and it took almost 2 hours to order and get our food. Which was cold And overcooked. Very disappointing.

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  22. TerrilynT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was typical for an average hotel restaurant. Service was a little slow with hardly any people there. We were expecting more of an upscale experience. Food was good and decent portions. Staff was friendly.

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  23. DIONEF

    Houston

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic with the exception that we had to ask for key elements of 3 of the 7 meals. The Audra’s Revenge cocktail is fantastic along with the Lemon Meringue Martini!!

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  24. TheresaM

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Beautiful display of delicious food!

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  25. BarbY

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glorious setting. Server was excellent and added to our joy. Fabulous food spread.

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  26. SeanR

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was not good. We had to wave them down for coffee. They didn’t really speak English which is fine but they couldn’t figure out what we wanted to drink. Just not good service but they put an automatic 20% tip after paying for $80 a head. That is absurd when we get the food ourselves and couldn’t keep our drinks. The food was plain. Out of all the food only the bread pudding was yummy. Sorry Galvez, we will not be back.

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  27. MonetteW

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a great experience. The crab legs were plentiful but they were not super fresh, you could tell they were just dethawed, some of them still frozen. The shrimp was the best part, fresh gulf shrimp! They had eggs benedict, bacon, sausage, prime rib, chicken and waffles, an omelet station, pastries and so much more. The best part was the dessert, I'm usually disappointed by the desserts at a buffet but not here. 10-15 different types of desserts and every single one was delicious.

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  28. JodyM

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined here for the Sunday brunch for years-the service on the 17th was poor. Jonathan was inattentive, he didn’t come to our table until after we got someone else’s attention His poor service ruined our experience. When brunch is $79.99-service should reflect that. All one has to do is keep glasses full and take away dirty dishes. I was served ice in a clear solo cup. -also , extra OJ was served in a clear solo cup-very disappointed.

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  29. jennyd

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mom, sister and nieces. Best brunch ever!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was excellent and Alexis our server was great!

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  31. CindyY

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional. The food was outstanding with ample variety. We had a wonderful dining experience.

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  32. TiffanyB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vary nice brunch for special occasions, great staff and food, everything was delicious, mimosas were surprisingly strong. Look forward to going back someday.

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  33. BillH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food,great retro atmosphere. This was our second visit, and we’ll be coming back.

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  34. WayneH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak was a very poor cut of meat and very dry. The waitress Michaela was excellent and changed the plate offering a free desert. Food is nothing to dance about. I would not eat at Monarch again.

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  35. BBQJunkie

    Houston

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restuarant was just average not outstanding. Service was good.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spread. And top notch service. If you go try a bit of everything after the crab legs of course

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  37. MaryL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The hotel was beautifully decorated for the holiday. But the food was simply terrible. Actually made me sick for a few days. The beef tasted like old leftovers. The dip was just a bowl of grease. My friend had grilled fish and she said it was hard as a rock. There was a super strong cheep floral air fresher smell throughout the lobby that was really overpowering to the point of being uncomfortable. Really sad because it is a beautiful hotel.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service, will come backs thank you

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  39. Sparkles711

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely gorgeous hotel. I wanted to love the food but I was disappointed. The food is overly salted and the service was slow. The presentation of the food was mediocre and the taste was underwhelming and over salted.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nov 19 2023 - Hotel Galvez & Monarch restaurant were gorgeously & tastefully decorated - loved Santa in his sleigh & reindeer in lobby! We enjoyed a bay view for pre-Thanksgiving Sunday brunch. Fresh shrimp, salads, veggies, breakfast pastries, sausage eggs & bacon, waffles desserts & more. I loved tender juicy prime rib and Italian cake best!

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FAQs

Monarch at Grand Galvez is rated 4.1 stars by 319 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 15 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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