Meat lovers out there? Rejoice! With Galveston Restaurant Week’s return January 26th thru February 10th, the answer to “where’s the beef?” is easier to answer than ever. Not only will channeling your inner carnivore land you in some of the finest eateries on the Island; it will ensure you’re treating yourself to a bit of luxury to match.
Take Sky Bar Steak & Sushi, located downtown on Postoffice Street. The edgy, colorful ambiance of Sky Bar perfectly complements their exception food and service. And for just $25 this Restaurant Week, meat lovers will swoon over the stir-fried Steak Teriyaki, with veggies and served over rice. Other options includes a variety of their famous rolls (Galveston Sunrise Roll, anyone?), and the delectable Chicken Katsu. View the full menu here.
Heading west toward the Causeway there’s Number 13 Prime Steak & Seafood, one of Galveston’s most dazzling fine dining establishments. “Born from a vision of what life on Galveston Island once was,” Number 13 always puts its best foot forward during Restaurant Week, and this year is no exception. From appetizers ranging from Garlic Shrimp Crostini to the glorious 13 Rockefeller; to entrees like the unforgettable Bourbon Maple Seared Salmon and the the Heritage Berkshire Pork Chop, the menu dares you to expect the unexpected. But since this blog is geared toward the beef eater? We’d be less than forthcoming if we didn’t admit we’re salivating over the Number 13 Beef Wellington, featuring a seared Linz Ranch angus filet topped with wild mushroom duxelle and baby spinach, wrapped in a crisp puff pastry and enrobed with a roasted shallot demi glace. All these choices for just $35? Ooh-la-la. View the menu here.
Back east at Beachtown, there’s Porch Cafe, a shiny, bright space steps from East Beach. Porch Cafe’s food, like the Island itself, is meant to be fun, casual and not overcomplicated – simple, fresh ingredients served in an imaginative and creative way. And this Restaurant Week, that creativity is on perfect display for you surf and turf fans with Porch’s signature Grilled Sirloin & Shrimp in Tarragon Cream Sauce, featuring a mushroom demi glace and garlic mashed potatoes with garden-fresh vegetable medley. The $35 dinner menu also enchants with Blackened Seafood Pasta, Chicken Sauvignon, maximizing the pleasure that is ‘a simple life by the sea.’ Details here.
Famous for tender Certified Angus Beef® Steaks, Texans have satisfied their steak cravings for generations at Saltgrass Steak House. So it’s not surprising that year after after, Galveston’s Saltgrass captures “Best Steak” in Galveston.com’s Best of the Island Awards. Beef lovers will wanna gallop on over to Saltgrass this Restaurant Week, either for the $15 lunch menu (featuring Chicken Fried Steak, Tenderloin Tips with cognac pepper sauce, and the Wagon Boss Center-Cut Top Sirloin) or the $30 dinner menu (offering a 12 oz. Certified Angus Beef Ribeye, 12 oz. New York Strip, and the Gulf Coast Steak & Shrimp with 8 oz. center-cut top sirloin). A range of other options are available; view full menu here.
Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks is a premier destination for fine dining in Galveston, and one of only 11 Houston / Galveston-area restaurants to receive AAA’s Four Diamond Award of Excellence, and it has won it each year since 2004. Offering floor-to-ceiling views of the Gulf, Shearn’s offers a dazzling ambiance, yes. And equally dazzling food. This Restaurant Week, Shearn’s offers an amazing $35 dinner menu, starting with choice of Braised Beluga Lentil Soup, a Sauteed Butternut Squash Ravioli in Browned Butter, or a Bose Pear & Endive Salad. Entrees include Sauteed Flounder with jumbo crab, a Pan Roasted Boneless Half Chicken with caramelized fennel and fingerling potatoes, and – drum roll, please – a Braised Short Rib with creamy potatoes and roasted winter root vegetables with red wine reduction. Absolutely save room for the incredible dessert options of Salted Honey Nut Tart, the Signature Chocolate Cake, and Ricotta Cherry Tart. Full details here.
And last but (oh my gosh!) not least? There’s the all-new, all-hip, all-starstudded Vargas Cut and Catch, the latest venture by restaurateur Paco Vargas (of Rudy & Paco fame) and his family. Located at the corner of Postoffice and 21st Street, this reimagined space in the heart of Galveston’s historic downtown district is a contemporary steak house serving USDA Prime Steaks and the freshest seafood available. For just $35, Vargas Cut and Catch serves up a Restaurant Week dinner menu that commands respect, offering a prime tenderloin Filet Mignon, with whipped potatoes and sauteed broccolini. Seafood lovers will adore the Gulf Red Snapper, pan seared and adorned with fresh jumbo lump crab and topped with house made lemon beurre blanc with capers. But the Bone-In Pork Chop topped with house made cognac sauce refuses to be overlooked, and is already generating well-deserved buzz of its own. View the full menu here.
About Galveston Restaurant Week
The eighth annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week – Saturday, January 26th thru February 10th, 2019 – brings Galveston Island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. The event is presented by WAITR. Delivery or carryout, Waitr allows you to eat however and whenever you please.
Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy! No tickets or passes are required! Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during Galveston Restaurant Week. Two and/or 3-course dinners will be priced between $20-$35; and 2-course lunches, breakfasts, & brunches will cost between $10-$20.
Reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you’re able to sample your favorite flavors, and a number of participating restaurants offer reservations via OpenTable.
The public is invited to experience cuisine that will amplify your palate and highlight the fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simply, this culinary tradition promises to “celebrate delicious!” like no other event of the year.