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Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine, Houston, TX

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

4.7
4.7
2038 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 13 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 2,038 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Seafood

  • Houston

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience! Food, drink and service was superb. Loved the location tucked away in a neighborhood.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was good. Excellent gumbo. Decent fried oysters (when compared to Nola).
  4. F

    Fernando

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Markus. The food was outstanding
  5. m

    malsays

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All great!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
  6. m

    melaniem

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy Hours drinks and apps a great value! Gulf coast dishes delicious! We’ll be back soon!
  7. G

    Guesswho

    Houston

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you like soft shell crabs, get to Eugene's before the season is over. I had the soft shell crabs, and they were some of the largest, meatest that I have ever had. They were prepared perfectly.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is great and Jennifer is the best server!!!!
  9. J

    Junebug

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant is off the beaten path and was a nice spot to eat. The food is somewhat of a New Orleans, LA style, though not quite the taste that is prominent there. The seafood gumbo had a nice variety of seafood in it and in good quantity. the stuffed redfish was okay. So were the red beans and rice and yams.
  10. KC

    KenC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food as usual. Great customer service. Absolutely the best seafood 🦞 in Houston.
  11. PP

    PaulaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great overall. Our server was terrific - anticipated our every need. Valet was so helpful.
  12. CM

    ChrisM

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with attentive service. We will be back!
  13. DB

    DennisB

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Houston Restaurant Week menu was wonderful and the food did not disappoint. Service was exceptional and like the atmosphere
  14. NS

    NicoSterling

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Eugene's with friends during Houston Restaurant Weeks. The place is inviting, cozy and romantic with touches of gold decor, white table linens and cushy benches and chairs. The service was excellent (thank you, Henry!), the drinks were great, and the food was delectable. Especially the key lime pie! We also appreciated the eclectic soundtrack, which was interesting and not too loud.
  15. DD

    DavidD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot for gulf coast cuisine
  16. AP

    AndyP

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Introduced some friends of ours to Eugene's, and they can't wait to go back. Definitely a consistent winner. Our waiter, Henry, is as good as it gets. Great place and recommended to all.
  17. RB

    RufusB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was both efficient and friendly. The food, wine and cocktails were superb.
  18. P

    Phil

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Went for Houston Restaurant week. It was kinda dead inside. Menus are old and stinky. Oysters were 17/dz which is really good, they were a good size not gritty/seafoody. The gumbo is so watery and they burnt the rue, it was like a dark, burnt, flavorless, watery soup with a tiny bit of food. The Oyster Kyle was the same consistency - Watery super zesty lemony soup with a few oysters, the bread was probably the best thing. The bread pudding was horrid, they cut three slices from a loaf of bread and poured, again the same consistency, hot watery sugar soup on top and called it a bread pudding. Mediocre place for caucasians with no taste.
  19. MF

    MariaF

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food!! Serve was great!!
  20. TL

    TravisL

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall my date and I enjoyed our experience. The Poblano Soup was outstanding. The Crab Balinese and Seafood Gumbo were very good. The Shrimp Kyle was only average because it had a lemon flavor that overpowered all the other flavors. On a Monday Night during Houston Restaurant Week the restaurant was busy but no way overcrowded. My date and I were able to carry on a conversation without needing to raise our voices. I will be recommending friends and family try the restaurant.
  21. J

    Jmic

    Jackson Hole

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Pleasant atmosphere, good food. Came to try a new restaurant for Restaurant Weeks and was impressed by the excellent gumbo, tasty grilled shrimp/ fried oyster seafood platter and generous portion of key lime pie that was pleasingly tart. The server rushed to hand us our check when she served dessert, which I thought was a bit odd, but otherwise it was a lovely dinner. Would probably return to try their regular menu items perhaps at happy hour.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    I love your food and last time I came here the service was amazing. The service provided by everyone was great, except this one waitress who was extremely rude and then left us without a waiter. Again, this place is no doubt one of the best, just that one waitress made my birthday dinner awful
  23. A

    Amber

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and it just felt like a happy place. Service was impeccable.
  24. S

    Snow

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went for HRW and was not disappointed!! Great fresh food!
  25. DS

    DSenior

    Houston

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated promptly, but it took a long time for a wait person to take our drink order. I love to have a piece of bread with a glass of wine, so I asked for bread and was told I had to buy garlic parmesan bread. I asked if I could get the bread without the garlic and the parmesan (I felt like Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces) and was told no, so I ordered the garlic parmesan bread for $6.95 and it wasn't very good. If you won't give people a few pieces of bread for free, have plain bread on the menu for $2.00. Beyond, that the food was good. My wine was good and my wife's martini very nicely done. We had seafood gumbo, wedge salad, blackened snapper, tomatoes and okra, cole slaw and sautéed spinach. All very good. Only other comment is that the snapper could have been a little larger.
  26. e

    evas

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Food was a disappointment. Greasy shrimp And oysters. Expensive for what u got.
  27. TW

    TamaW

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Oysters, love the gumbo, trout, and the special today grilled red snapper. The key lime pie is a favorite! The service is attentive and the staff is friendly and helpful.
  28. G

    Guilcajun

    Houston

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ALWAYS a pleasure, great cocktails, delicious food and always nice to see an owner circulating and interacting with the clientele. Kyle is such a friendly gentleman that you want to come back time and again to bring your friends, family and out of town visitors for his Htown hospitality!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
  30. MB

    MichaelB

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!!
  31. l

    lovecelebrating

    Houston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food and service was fabulous
  32. LJ

    LionelJ

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The 4 of us were celebrating a birthday and we enjoyed the great evening! Our appetizers were delicious and we all had delicious entrees from the Redfish to Stuffed Shrimp and Shrimp Kyle! Ginny, our waitress was very professional and attentive! Thanks
  33. AP

    AndyP

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    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
  34. DT

    DebraT

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

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

    Sandpaper

    Houston

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

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

    steve

    Houston

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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.
  37. s

    schocker

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    SJPTX

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! One of our favorites!
  39. MW

    MaryW

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebration of friends’ birthdays
  40. T

    Timely

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was very outstanding

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 2038 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 13 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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