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Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine, Houston, TX

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

4.7
4.7
2007 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

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 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

    Danton's is the ideal place to host your next event. The entire restaurant can accommodate 150 guests, the Main Dining room is a private dining seats up to 50-60, the entire Oyster Bar seats up to 70, semi private Oyster bar can seat from 25, and The "Jail" is a semi-private area in the back of the main dining room that's enclosed that can accommodate up to 8-10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kyle Teas: (855) 691-9112

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / 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

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What 2,007 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Houston

    Seafood

  • Houston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Houston

    Seafood

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  1. AP

    AndyP

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say....Eugene's NEVER disappoints. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. One of our favorite places. Always look forward to returning. Kudos to Kyle and staff
  2. DT

    DebraT

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. He anticipated our needs and invited our friend celebrating her birthday to a complimentary dessert.
  3. S

    Sandpaper

    Houston

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of four all enjoyed the HRW Dinner menu. We loved every choice/bite!…absolutely no regrets! Karla was an exceptional server!
  4. s

    steve

    New Orleans

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and actually better than typical New Orleans restaurants. The soft shell crab was fried but not oily and the gumbo was jam packed with ingredients. Prices were reasonable for the quality and it has a nice, friendly atmosphere with convenient valet parking. Highly recommended.
  5. s

    schocker

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner and ambiance, our waitress was excellent and the service top notch.
  6. SJ

    SJPTX

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! One of our favorites!
  7. MW

    MaryW

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebration of friends’ birthdays
  8. AZ

    AristaZ

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lunch portion for the fish has gotten very small. Eugene’s is very over priced and to cut the size of the portions, makes me not want to return. I won’t be back.
  9. ML

    MissyLea

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Eugene's is one of our favorite places but this time I have to say I was a little disappointed. The BBQ shrimp was a disappointment, the shrimp were so small and there were only four. Also - I didn't care for your take on blue cheese dressing - but that may just be a personal bias - I like the traditional blue cheese that is thicker.
  10. HW

    HouWho

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their Corn & Crab Bisque and the peal & eat shrimp are always a treat. We've never had a main menu item that was less than special.
  11. G

    Guilcajun

    Houston

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always a good, fresh and delicious experience!
  12. G

    Guesswho

    Houston

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch with a group of 5 older relatives who lunch together about once a week. One of the group is very picky and never eats her entire meal. She ordered the small wedge salad with bleu cheese dressing and a crab claw meat crab cake. Much to everyone's surprise, she ate everything and raved about how good it was. I had the campechana, and she asked me about it. I think she is considering trying it the next time we go to Eugene's. Our son-in-law and granddaughters (all picky eaters) love the fish at Eugene's and ask if we can eat there when they are in town visiting. The staff are always lovely to our grandson, a pilot in the US Navy, when we take him there. Eugene's is one of my husbands and my favorite seafood restaurants. Their raw oysters are very large and have wonderful flavor (although I did not have oysters on this visit - but I had them about 2 weeks ago). In addition to seafood, we think they have some of the best desserts of any restaurant in Houston. Overall, our family loves Eugene's.
  13. J

    Jake

    Houston

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing seafood and service. A neighborhood gem!
  14. C

    4290Capri

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Eugene's has been our go to for delicious seafood since discovering this wonderful secret when it was Danton's. This visit was a little different but certainly will not deter us from returning. Prior to showing up, we made reservations and requested Henry as our server as he has always taken such good care of us and is always attentive. When we arrived, all the tables were occupied which is certainly understandable on a Saturday night. We were informed by the hostess that it would only be a short wait. The request for Henry was never mentioned by the hostess even after confirming he was in fact working. Once seated, we found out that a lady would be tending to us. While the food was as expected, the service just wasn't there. We just felt, she could have definitely offered to take our dinner order sooner and cleared dirty dishes more quicker as we finished each course. She did let us know at one point that she was also a bar tender at the restaurant, which I think may be a better place for her. Henry, we tried but it just didn't work out this time. We hope to have you as our server on our next visit.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our third time coming to Eugene’s. This place never disappoints. The staff is always super friendly, everything on the menu is to die for. The salmon Bianca was what I got last night with dirty rice and mixed veggies and it was delicious. The owner came around and made sure that we were enjoying our evening. We will be returning in the near future. Highly recommend if you love oysters and seafood!
  16. MM

    MMJC

    Houston

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively place for great food and service. Our party of four all had something different and everyone was pleased - from scallops to shrimp to salmon and even chicken - Eugene's has a great menu. And we are lucky enough to be able to walk there!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the grits.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our anniversary at Eugene’s
  19. GC

    GreginCypress

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at this Eugene's location, and we loved it. The restaurant is hidden in what was once a bistro, in an older Houston neighborhood that borders the Heights and Montrose. High ceilings and eclectic décor in the dining area gave a feeling of spaciousness, while being "homey" at the same time. Many interesting menu options - our meals were prepared and presented perfectly. (Scallops for me, grits & shrimp for my bride). Our hostess was lovely and despite a full dining area, we were never rushed. Also, there is a very nice bar area if you just want to go by for a drink.
  20. AP

    AndyP

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service was outstanding. We highly recommend Eugene's to anyone who desires top quality food atmosphere and service.. Kyle is a true gentleman and is all about service. One of the best spots in town.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Very pretty restaurant. Food was good but not exceptional. We made the mistake of not asking prices for the specials and they were way more than expected, much higher than regular menu items. Expect to pay extra if you change the type of sauce as suggested by the server, also a surprise on the final bill. And garlic bread as a side choice? At these prices bread should be free. Service was very indifferent. Will not return.
  22. K

    Kingsnake

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood and gumbo in Houston. Always good and good service.
  23. B

    Brucie

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were terrific as was the Campachena. Very nice happy hour.
  24. DN

    DaNo

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time for dinner and third time for Happy Hour. Drinks are good and I enjoy sitting at the bar. Bar bites are good too. Friendly staff. I had the stuffed Red fish which was delicious. Everything I've eaten there is excellent. I also had a few bites of the Crab Au Gratin from my friend. It was delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was excellent - food delicious
  26. M

    Mitchy

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met some dear friends for dinner. They had never been to Eugene’s and it did not disappoint. Excellent oysters. Incredible fish and great wine. Service was excellent and loved the crème brûlée! Such a. Great price for fine dining!!! Best seafood!
  27. CB

    CherylB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Sides were a bit weak
  28. DH

    DavidH

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evening special was modified to eliminate salt and sauces. Well done by the kitchen with no hesitations. Thanks
  29. F

    Freddie

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely. We had the oysters, oyster stew, crab au gratin, crab remoulade salad with cold shrimp and avocado add ons. The service was impeccable. Our waitress was great, very professional and efficient. The oyster stew at Eugene’s is the best ever.
  30. WU

    WestUFoodie

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and service. Oysters are exceptional.
  31. CH

    ConnieH

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal for my son’s 34th birthday. The food was good and Matt, our server did an excellent job.
  32. S

    Sevillachica

    Houston

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love the happy hour menu and the service is superb. The fried catfish was delightful.
  33. K

    Katella

    Houston

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A+ all the way around!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Henry is a super waiter, drinks and food top shelf!
  35. KP

    KPope

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and drinks in a gorgeous setting
  36. GB

    GeorgeB

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service and the menu is never ending. I had Kyle's Seafood Pasta and it was outstanding. We'll be back for sure!
  38. BM

    BarbaraM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved eating at Eugenes. Terrific food and amazing service.
  39. DV

    DanielleV

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour followed by a wonderful dinner. Eugene’s hit the nail on the head with fabulous entrees, drinks and dessert. The vibe inside it romantic and relaxing. The service is out of the park!
  40. RM

    RichardM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The red snapper with lump crab was pre prepared & dried out The jumbo crab cake was very fishy tasting. Didn’t care for the Poblano soup.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 2007 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

1985 Welch Street, Houston, TX 77019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McDuffie Street

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown / Montrose

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 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

  • 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

    Danton's is the ideal place to host your next event. The entire restaurant can accommodate 150 guests, the Main Dining room is a private dining seats up to 50-60, the entire Oyster Bar seats up to 70, semi private Oyster bar can seat from 25, and The "Jail" is a semi-private area in the back of the main dining room that's enclosed that can accommodate up to 8-10 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Kyle Teas: (855) 691-9112

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