“The atmosphere is GREAT: for a date, with your family, a professional lunch, or group of friends.”
“to our dessert everything was absolutely perfect!”
“The waiters were friendly and helpful but the chef behind the bar would barely answer a question.”
“Excellent food, worth a drive to Galveston -”
“Saltwater Grille is a great casual, yet formal dining experience with a great menu selection.”
“While the mixture of seafood and pasta I had was very good, the service was adequate at best.”
“Nice selection of affordable wines by the glass (except the La Crema Char.”
Great Restaurant!!!. I don't ususally write reviews ( good or bad ), but we had a great time at Saltwater. Really good food and great service. Please try the Asparagus appetizer. We were there on a really busy night. We both work in restaurants, so after we finished our meals we moved to the bar, so they could have our table. The bartenders made us a " special drink"!!!Ouch!!! We also recommend the Chocolate Truffle dessert!!! Nice!!!
Avoid this place. Our B & B recommended this place. We got the rudest waiter. My friend was trying to injure about a dish and needed it to be MSG free and the waiter rolled his eyes with annoyance. We also ordered 2 drinks that were not very good. So we left and went across the street to Rudy & Paco's and had a fabulous dinner with excellent service. It was also MSG free.
Great Food in the historic district of Galvaston!.
Stopped in for lunch and our waiter Ralph was fantastic as he picked a choice for both my wife and me. She loves steak and her comment was ... honey I love you, but this steak is better than what you make .... He chose a red snapper special as I love fish. s It was thick, tasty and well worth the visit.
You can tell we enjoyed the visit and would go back again.
Wishing for the old Saltwater Grill.
Saltwater has been my favorite restaraunt for years but last week I was dissapointed. On a Saturday night we inquired about their special (that's what we usually order) but they said they did not have one. No fresh fish special? We ordered the Asian Grill and it was sub par. The waiters were friendly and helpful but the chef behind the bar would barely answer a question.
Please bring the old Saltwater back, fabulous food and happy staff!
all around great!. This is one of my favorite Galveston places to eat! The food is beyond good. Try the crab cakes! Everyone is very attentive and nice. Ask for JR he gives the best service. He was so very accomedating and on top of his job. I can't say enough about the food. It is always fresh and each new thing i try is my new favorite!
Mediocre at Best. My significant other and I went to this restaurant the first weekend in December. We live in Houston and dine out quite a bit for business and pleasure. I am not overly picky I promise you. This restaruant was not worth what they charge. The shrimp cocktail was tough. Our meals were cold and we waited forever for them. The waiter was kind and personable but painfully slow and we constantly felt like we were last on his list all night. Our cocktails were empty twice and we had to wait more than 10 minutes each time to even have the waiter acknowledge we might want another one. For the money you can do better on taste and service. Do not waste your time - go somewhere else!
best of galveston island.
after many many visits to the grill my wife and i felt
it was time to tell you our thoughts on this fabulous galveston island restaurant.
from the minute we made our reservations for a busy saturday night
to our dessert everything was absolutely perfect!
the hostess was prompt and polite, the server was quick and attentive
and recommended some great specials. The food was hot
and cooked perfectly, my wife ate a great prime filet, and i ordered
the fresh off the boat red snapper--
WE LOOK FORWARD TO GOING BACK VERY SOON! BY FAR THIS IS THE BEST
RESTAUARANT ON THE ISLAND!
Book a trip to this retreat and enjoy ultra-fresh New American seafood dishes splashed with Asian accents..
It doesn't get much hipper than this in Galveston. This snug, Strand-area turf resembles downtown Houston's nouveau restaurants, a la industrial-spare: brick walls, slate floors, an open kitchen and lots of noise. Tourists and savvy locals regularly pack the place.
Start with the grand gumbo--a French ramekin swells with a deep roux and a blast of tender seafood; pair it with the lush house salad for lunch. The crab and fried asparagus appetizer and the kicking-fresh grilled yellowfin tuna over soba noodles with Thai chili sauce will make your head spin happily. Pasta with sweet Dungeness crab, arugula and caramelized mushrooms is masterful. Seafood linguini with spicy marinara and just-steamed mussels and clams is another great choice.
We tried Saltwater Grill recently, due to good comments we had read and heard. While the mixture of seafood and pasta I had was very good, the service was adequate at best. The restaurant if kinda' small inside. There was a 1.5 hour wait when we arrived, and the restaurant was too warm inside, no doubt due to the very small, open kitchen located in the rear of the restaurant.
While the menu and food are noteworthy, the prices are too high for a seafood restaurant located within throwing distance of the Gulf. And the menu does not show enough variety for a seafood restaurant, in my opinion. The wine list is minimal, and their margaritas only come on the rocks, since they explained they have no blender to make frozen drinks. How much could a blender cost?; Come on guys!
Anyway, neither of us were overly impressed.
Excellent food, worth a drive to Galveston -. Delicious food with very pleasant service. We had a lovely dinner here - delicious crabcakes, fresh excellent salad, great mussels in a fabulous fennel flavored light broth.
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