January 1, 2016 Galvez Bar and Grill
Here's my first Galveston restaurant review of 2016 and Happy New Year to all! Mike and I came down today to check on some things at the condo and decided to eat dinner at the Gálvez Bar and Grill. We figured they would be open when many restaurants are closed on New Year's Day.
The Gálvez is a beautiful historic hotel on the Seawall--known as the "Queen of the Gulf." We've been there for the hotel's brunch but not for dinner The Bar and Grill is on the first floor. There was a live jazz duo in the bar and we sat far enough away to enjoy but not be overwhelmed.
The menu is short and clearly emphasizes local seafood. We had the catch of the day--red snapper. Mine was blackened and Mike's pan roasted and both were perfectly cooked. The accompaniment was a tasty Gorgonzola potato soufflé and we had the house salad which Mike finished so you know it was good. If you go, stick to the seafood.
All in all a lovely way to start 2016. And valet parking is free if you eat there.