Denis' Seafood House

★★★★☆
Local favorite for fresh Gulf Coast seafood in an friendly atmosphere-near Memorial City mall
  • 9777 Katy Freeway

    Houston, TX 77024

    Cross street: Bunker Hill

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  • 713-464-6900

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Excellent service!!! The food is marvelous, awesome, just GOOD. I recommend this place to a friend for her birthday...They were just overjoyed at the food and service..

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★★★★★

Excellent service!!! The food is marvelous, awesome, just GOOD. I recommend this place to a friend for her birthday...They were just overjoyed at the food and service..

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Fresh, great seafood and service. Lots of atmosphere and very nice people enjoying themselves as much as we were!! Back soon.

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★★★★★

Fresh, great seafood and service. Lots of atmosphere and very nice people enjoying themselves as much as we were!! Back soon.

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We went with some friends to Denis, and we all loved the food and atmosphere. It is the best place we have been.
I would recommend everyone try it. The appetizers are great and the food was awesome. TRY IT!!

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★★★★★

We went with some friends to Denis, and we all loved the food and atmosphere. It is the best place we have been.
I would recommend everyone try it. The appetizers are great and the food was awesome. TRY IT!!

Pros: the menu

Cons: none

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Great food and wide variety menu. Atmosphere is wonderful. Wait staff was polite and very helpful.
Will not go anywhere else!!

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★★★★★

Great food and wide variety menu. Atmosphere is wonderful. Wait staff was polite and very helpful.
Will not go anywhere else!!

Pros: spinach artichoke dip

Cons: NONE

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We've eaten at Denis Seafood many times and I can honestly say we've never had a bad experience. Their crabcakes are to die for. Especially the jumbo lump crabcakes. For a true-blue crab lover like me, they are perfection. For appetizers, we had (what else?) the blackened crab claws and they were amazingly fresh and cooked to perfection.
I love the ambience of the inside, it's very "woodsy" and cozy and the bar is always packed. We reserved the wine room once for a big group dinner and it was perfect.
However, the outside patio is my favorite place to dine at Denis. You feel like you're miles away from all the hustle and bustle of Houston. My favorite table is just a few feet away from the fountain. We've always had good service and the staff makes us feel so welcomed.
If you've never tried Denis Seafood, I highly recommend it. In fact, it's been a few weeks since we've been. Hopefully, I can talk my husband into taking me tonight!

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★★★★★

We've eaten at Denis Seafood many times and I can honestly say we've never had a bad experience. Their crabcakes are to die for. Especially the jumbo lump crabcakes. For a true-blue crab lover like me, they are perfection. For appetizers, we had (what else?) the blackened crab claws and they were amazingly fresh and cooked to perfection.
I love the ambience of the inside, it's very "woodsy" and cozy and the bar is always packed. We reserved the wine room once for a big group dinner and it was perfect.
However, the outside patio is my favorite place to dine at Denis. You feel like you're miles away from all the hustle and bustle of Houston. My favorite table is just a few feet away from the fountain. We've always had good service and the staff makes us feel so welcomed.
If you've never tried Denis Seafood, I highly recommend it. In fact, it's been a few weeks since we've been. Hopefully, I can talk my husband into taking me tonight!

Pros: Great staff, deLICious seafood!!!

Cons: Won't want to leave the patio :)

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This place has it all...fresh delicious food, excellent service and a kickin' atmosphere! I've tried all the other seafood restaurants in Houston and they don't hold a candle to Denis'. Management is constantly trying to improve on the already stellar dining experience and should be commended. Two thumbs up!

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★★★★★

This place has it all...fresh delicious food, excellent service and a kickin' atmosphere! I've tried all the other seafood restaurants in Houston and they don't hold a candle to Denis'. Management is constantly trying to improve on the already stellar dining experience and should be commended. Two thumbs up!

Pros: fresh seafood, excellent service and awesome atmosphere

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My husband and I have eaten here many times for special occassions or just for a great meal! The service and staff are top notch! The seafood is very fresh and the menu has a large variety . We always get the seafood salsa as an appetizer which is wonderful and their bread pudding is amazing! We would recommend to anyone!

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★★★★★

My husband and I have eaten here many times for special occassions or just for a great meal! The service and staff are top notch! The seafood is very fresh and the menu has a large variety . We always get the seafood salsa as an appetizer which is wonderful and their bread pudding is amazing! We would recommend to anyone!

Pros: food and service is excellent

Cons: none

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Family dinner - 7 people, selected variety of dishes; steak was small for 32.95, overpriced, not cooked properly, too rare [moo!]. Chicken dish w/seafood topping, dry & little taste. Catfish, not fresh at all. Salmon was Ok. Fried scallops Ok. Shrimp dishes were Ok. Nothing was really memorable about the food.

For the money, expected better food, service was very good and attentive.

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★☆☆☆☆

Family dinner - 7 people, selected variety of dishes; steak was small for 32.95, overpriced, not cooked properly, too rare [moo!]. Chicken dish w/seafood topping, dry & little taste. Catfish, not fresh at all. Salmon was Ok. Fried scallops Ok. Shrimp dishes were Ok. Nothing was really memorable about the food.

For the money, expected better food, service was very good and attentive.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Seafood selected wasnt very fresh

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WE LOVE THE WHOLE FRIED CATFISH! CAN'T SEEM TO FIND IT ANYWHERE ELSE.

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★★★★★

WE LOVE THE WHOLE FRIED CATFISH! CAN'T SEEM TO FIND IT ANYWHERE ELSE.

Pros: BEST MENU

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With all the great seafood restaurants born in Houston, this one is still providing the freshest fish. I hadn't visited since the old Westheimer location, and I was re-introduced to one of my favorite seafood legends forgotten. My server actually had worked at the old location, and much to my surprise there were others as well.
Rick waited on me, and provided a wonderful dining experience. We had the stuffed Flounder and he served tableside. A beautiful presentation. Wine was $10 off a bottle (already reasonable prices) and the bread pudding was a perfect ending. My old neighborhood destination is a bit further to drive, and well worth it. With many of Houston's seafood restaurants becoming chains, I'm glad I re-discovered someone who does knows seafood Louisiana style.

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★★★★☆

With all the great seafood restaurants born in Houston, this one is still providing the freshest fish. I hadn't visited since the old Westheimer location, and I was re-introduced to one of my favorite seafood legends forgotten. My server actually had worked at the old location, and much to my surprise there were others as well.
Rick waited on me, and provided a wonderful dining experience. We had the stuffed Flounder and he served tableside. A beautiful presentation. Wine was $10 off a bottle (already reasonable prices) and the bread pudding was a perfect ending. My old neighborhood destination is a bit further to drive, and well worth it. With many of Houston's seafood restaurants becoming chains, I'm glad I re-discovered someone who does knows seafood Louisiana style.

Pros: Fresh Fish and Ingredients

Cons: Dark but a lovely patio

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My husband and I thought we would try out Denis Seafood for the first time because our neighbors go there often and we had a great experience. We arrived at 7:00 on a Friday at the place was packed. We were seated immediately and our server named Renan was fantastic. He promptly greeted us and we had drinks and a wonderful Jumbo Lump Crabcake that we split. I got the Golden Tile with the lemon butter crab topping which was out of this world and my husband got the filet with a stuffed potato. He said it was better than the high end steak places by far. We finished the evening by splitting a fabulous bread pudding.

We will become regulars.

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★★★★★

My husband and I thought we would try out Denis Seafood for the first time because our neighbors go there often and we had a great experience. We arrived at 7:00 on a Friday at the place was packed. We were seated immediately and our server named Renan was fantastic. He promptly greeted us and we had drinks and a wonderful Jumbo Lump Crabcake that we split. I got the Golden Tile with the lemon butter crab topping which was out of this world and my husband got the filet with a stuffed potato. He said it was better than the high end steak places by far. We finished the evening by splitting a fabulous bread pudding.

We will become regulars.

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Denis' Seafood House has great curb appeal. It looks like a fortress so I thought maybe the food is as good as gold, but I was mistaken. First of all the hostess did not greet us happily. She made us feel like we had interrupted her break. The server was very pushy and insisted we have cocktails so I ordered a drink and he never brought it. I was O.K. with water but it struck me as funny after all of his effort. The servers were all grouped together and talking so I had to signal them with eye contact to take my order. My server eventually came over and apologized, and asked if we were ready to order even though it was obvious. I looked at my watch at that point and it was 7:39. The food took forever to come out and it was incorrect. The waiter informed me that he would have it corrected but it may take a few minutes because the kitchen was shorthanded. I waited and I waited and I waited. Finally it came out and the food was not worthy of the wait. The fish was dry so I think they used the same piece of fish and just put the correct sauce on it. Our water glasses stayed empty most of the time. I was tired of the struggle and did not enjoy the visit at all. I had been looking for the manager and finally spotted him as we were leaving. He asked how our dinner was. I told him not good and he should be more involved in the dining room because the service was terrible. I looked at my watch at that point and it was 9:20. I let him know we had been there for 2 hours and not because we were relaxing. He did not offer any kind of apology, but rather gave us the excuse that they were short handed. I hope they are not shorthanded when you choose to visit Denis' because they will be taking the night off at your expense. When it comes to management, service and food quality Denis' Seafood is seriously lacking to say the least.

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★☆☆☆☆

Denis' Seafood House has great curb appeal. It looks like a fortress so I thought maybe the food is as good as gold, but I was mistaken. First of all the hostess did not greet us happily. She made us feel like we had interrupted her break. The server was very pushy and insisted we have cocktails so I ordered a drink and he never brought it. I was O.K. with water but it struck me as funny after all of his effort. The servers were all grouped together and talking so I had to signal them with eye contact to take my order. My server eventually came over and apologized, and asked if we were ready to order even though it was obvious. I looked at my watch at that point and it was 7:39. The food took forever to come out and it was incorrect. The waiter informed me that he would have it corrected but it may take a few minutes because the kitchen was shorthanded. I waited and I waited and I waited. Finally it came out and the food was not worthy of the wait. The fish was dry so I think they used the same piece of fish and just put the correct sauce on it. Our water glasses stayed empty most of the time. I was tired of the struggle and did not enjoy the visit at all. I had been looking for the manager and finally spotted him as we were leaving. He asked how our dinner was. I told him not good and he should be more involved in the dining room because the service was terrible. I looked at my watch at that point and it was 9:20. I let him know we had been there for 2 hours and not because we were relaxing. He did not offer any kind of apology, but rather gave us the excuse that they were short handed. I hope they are not shorthanded when you choose to visit Denis' because they will be taking the night off at your expense. When it comes to management, service and food quality Denis' Seafood is seriously lacking to say the least.

Pros: We do not have to go back there.

Cons: We already waisted one night there.

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My husband and I went there last night for our Valentine's dinner and it was AWESOME!! Service was excellent, food was fabulous(I mean absolutely DELICIOUS!!). We had the crab bisque, blackened mixed grill(which was shrimp, fish, stuffed shrimp, scallops). I had never been to this location but we had frequented the Westheimer location and this meal was very impressive! We will definitely be going back soon!

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★★★★★

My husband and I went there last night for our Valentine's dinner and it was AWESOME!! Service was excellent, food was fabulous(I mean absolutely DELICIOUS!!). We had the crab bisque, blackened mixed grill(which was shrimp, fish, stuffed shrimp, scallops). I had never been to this location but we had frequented the Westheimer location and this meal was very impressive! We will definitely be going back soon!

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Im not sure what the other people are saying, but if what they say is true then ALL the problems have been solved. I went last night and it was incredable. If they Ever had any problems they must have fixed them pretty quick. The service was outstanding, and the food was cooked to perfection. Will deffinatly return very soon, maybe tonight!!!

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★★★★★

Im not sure what the other people are saying, but if what they say is true then ALL the problems have been solved. I went last night and it was incredable. If they Ever had any problems they must have fixed them pretty quick. The service was outstanding, and the food was cooked to perfection. Will deffinatly return very soon, maybe tonight!!!

Pros: just plane awesome

Cons: non

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Im not sure what the people below are describing, but my visits are always awesome. The staff is friendly and always prompt. The fish is the freshest you will find. If you show up when they open at 11am, they will sometimes bring out for you the whole fish that they filet fresh every morning. I actually got to see what a whole "Golden Tile Fish" looks like. i learned that its a type of snapper. So, not only do i eat good, i learn a little about what im eating, makes it even more worth the price. Deffinatly a place to go check out!!!

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★★★★★

Im not sure what the people below are describing, but my visits are always awesome. The staff is friendly and always prompt. The fish is the freshest you will find. If you show up when they open at 11am, they will sometimes bring out for you the whole fish that they filet fresh every morning. I actually got to see what a whole "Golden Tile Fish" looks like. i learned that its a type of snapper. So, not only do i eat good, i learn a little about what im eating, makes it even more worth the price. Deffinatly a place to go check out!!!

Pros: Fresh fish, large dinning area.

Cons: ??????????

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I have been here a few times on the patio, enjoyed immensely.

Today (10/2/08) we were served less-than-fresh oysters, only realizing it once I wondered why I didn't finish them quicker! A couple smelled like fish instead of the sea. We cancelled our oysters Rockefella and ordered something else. The (quite good) bartender said we weren't the first to complain. They weren't comped, but we had eaten most of them before we realized. I'm not objecting to them not being comped, I'm objecting to the TOTAL lack of management's concern, not even warranting a visit to see what we said. This is unacceptable. I have been in the food business 15 years and would fire the manager over this. Off shellfish is the greatest risk to Consumer Health there is. We will not be back, and will tell everyone how much I disagree with their management philosophy. Oh, we still tipped 25% for the better than average service. I would have written to them privately had they the foresight to actually have a website, so I will complain here, and with my feet.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been here a few times on the patio, enjoyed immensely.

Today (10/2/08) we were served less-than-fresh oysters, only realizing it once I wondered why I didn't finish them quicker! A couple smelled like fish instead of the sea. We cancelled our oysters Rockefella and ordered something else. The (quite good) bartender said we weren't the first to complain. They weren't comped, but we had eaten most of them before we realized. I'm not objecting to them not being comped, I'm objecting to the TOTAL lack of management's concern, not even warranting a visit to see what we said. This is unacceptable. I have been in the food business 15 years and would fire the manager over this. Off shellfish is the greatest risk to Consumer Health there is. We will not be back, and will tell everyone how much I disagree with their management philosophy. Oh, we still tipped 25% for the better than average service. I would have written to them privately had they the foresight to actually have a website, so I will complain here, and with my feet.

Pros: Good bartenders

Cons: Lack of management concern over fresh product served at Happy Hour

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I'v been going to this place for about 6 months. All the servers are really friendly but some do need more training on food knowledge. One time the server even brought out my salad and main course at the same time. the food is pretty good overall, however, it appears to be a bit inconsistent sometimes. for examples, the last time I ate there. I ordered seafood fondeaux and fried calamari as appetizers. the fondeaux wasn't as cheesy as it used to be, it was pretty watery, and we found 3 fried mushroom in our calamari dish. How abvious that is! the kitchen manager really need to get on top of it.

Despite the unpleasant dining experiences, I really like how the bar is operating now. It has two flat screen TV constantly runing sports and news. they closed out the bar area for live music and provide awesome happy hour snacks and drinks. the bartenders are very attentive and friendly.

And I have to say the two female bartenders are so HOT!!! (one Asian and one Hispanic) I was there again with couple friends on last Friday night. the whole bar was packed, yet Maggie and Faith could still managed to took care of us. I totally disagree with the person below. Those girls make fantastic drinks. In fact, my friend just had a cosmo that night, he said Maggie made it perfect and that was the most refreshing one he's ever had. Plus, if you go now before the Beijing Olympics ends, you'll find out a lot more about China because that's one of the girls' hometown.

Overall, good place to hang out and get some quality service especially if you're a single guy like me.

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★★★★☆

I'v been going to this place for about 6 months. All the servers are really friendly but some do need more training on food knowledge. One time the server even brought out my salad and main course at the same time. the food is pretty good overall, however, it appears to be a bit inconsistent sometimes. for examples, the last time I ate there. I ordered seafood fondeaux and fried calamari as appetizers. the fondeaux wasn't as cheesy as it used to be, it was pretty watery, and we found 3 fried mushroom in our calamari dish. How abvious that is! the kitchen manager really need to get on top of it.

Despite the unpleasant dining experiences, I really like how the bar is operating now. It has two flat screen TV constantly runing sports and news. they closed out the bar area for live music and provide awesome happy hour snacks and drinks. the bartenders are very attentive and friendly.

And I have to say the two female bartenders are so HOT!!! (one Asian and one Hispanic) I was there again with couple friends on last Friday night. the whole bar was packed, yet Maggie and Faith could still managed to took care of us. I totally disagree with the person below. Those girls make fantastic drinks. In fact, my friend just had a cosmo that night, he said Maggie made it perfect and that was the most refreshing one he's ever had. Plus, if you go now before the Beijing Olympics ends, you'll find out a lot more about China because that's one of the girls' hometown.

Overall, good place to hang out and get some quality service especially if you're a single guy like me.

Pros: hot bartenders, cold drinks, and big TV

Cons: food inconsistency

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Very nice place...and that's it. Servers try their best to be "up scale" but they just can't pull it off. Plate presentation is awesome. Food is overall okay. A little over priced. We started @ the Bar...It took 3 "Bartenders" to make a Cosmo. And when it finally got to us (5 minutes)...it was terrible. Very bitter! The female Bartender that served us said the "she used to be a Hostess"??? That explains the Poor Performance. They need some Bartenders BAD!!!
Service was good in the Dining Room. The servers need to relax a little and enjoy there jobs. I still recommend others to try the Seafood Rice...just stay away from the BAR!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Very nice place...and that's it. Servers try their best to be "up scale" but they just can't pull it off. Plate presentation is awesome. Food is overall okay. A little over priced. We started @ the Bar...It took 3 "Bartenders" to make a Cosmo. And when it finally got to us (5 minutes)...it was terrible. Very bitter! The female Bartender that served us said the "she used to be a Hostess"??? That explains the Poor Performance. They need some Bartenders BAD!!!
Service was good in the Dining Room. The servers need to relax a little and enjoy there jobs. I still recommend others to try the Seafood Rice...just stay away from the BAR!!!

Pros: Great Ambiance...

Cons: Need more experienced help....especially in the BAR.

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Hey everybody! I have eaten at Denis Seafood on Katy Freeway numerous times and their seafood is to die for. They have awesome soups, crab bisque and shrimp and crab gumbo and great service. Your waitstaff will check on you all the time to make sure everything is going well and there drinks are great too. I love their main courses because they have so many and their prices are good at lunch time. I totally recommend this place to anyone and everyone who loves cajun seafood or just seafood!!!

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★★★★★

Hey everybody! I have eaten at Denis Seafood on Katy Freeway numerous times and their seafood is to die for. They have awesome soups, crab bisque and shrimp and crab gumbo and great service. Your waitstaff will check on you all the time to make sure everything is going well and there drinks are great too. I love their main courses because they have so many and their prices are good at lunch time. I totally recommend this place to anyone and everyone who loves cajun seafood or just seafood!!!

Pros: Their food, their decoration of restaurant, their bar drinks

Cons: You must have a little money to spend when you come in because you'll want everything!

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I can't comment on the food because guess what, they never seated us. First off, their valet had half the parking lot coned off (and most of them were never used) and they're all sitting empty so I had to walk a mile to get there. Then we were told that even though we had called hours ago and were told we'd be on the "priority list", we'd have to wait a half hour...fair enough. After about an hour later of standing, the manager came out and said "i'm sorry, everybody who called in showed up so i don't think we can get you in today". If they were overbooked they should have just told us.

So we're looking at other options, but as we're about to leave, she said they could make other arrangemnts but putting us on the patio upstairs and made us wait another half hour before telling us "no sorry...that's a fire hazard so sorry!". so by now it's over 2 hours we're standing there without an offer of a drink (party of 15 or so), or even a glass of water. Meanwhile we keep seeing everybody else walking in getting seats right away which was odd.

They offered to put us in the walkway out in display and get free appetizers but it was too little too late. It's obvious because of their location they'll get enough people in to not care about customer service. We could have been very rude but we were patient trying to not ruin her night too. As we were leaving i heard a waitress tell the manager that another woman is demanding to have her wine comped and was being rude. That's the kind of customers they deserve- not nice ones. We took our business to another place down the street and got seated right away with great service.

Oh, and she can keep her free coupon for a "free appetizer with the purchase of $12.99" for our troubles. that was just plain insulting.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't comment on the food because guess what, they never seated us. First off, their valet had half the parking lot coned off (and most of them were never used) and they're all sitting empty so I had to walk a mile to get there. Then we were told that even though we had called hours ago and were told we'd be on the "priority list", we'd have to wait a half hour...fair enough. After about an hour later of standing, the manager came out and said "i'm sorry, everybody who called in showed up so i don't think we can get you in today". If they were overbooked they should have just told us.

So we're looking at other options, but as we're about to leave, she said they could make other arrangemnts but putting us on the patio upstairs and made us wait another half hour before telling us "no sorry...that's a fire hazard so sorry!". so by now it's over 2 hours we're standing there without an offer of a drink (party of 15 or so), or even a glass of water. Meanwhile we keep seeing everybody else walking in getting seats right away which was odd.

They offered to put us in the walkway out in display and get free appetizers but it was too little too late. It's obvious because of their location they'll get enough people in to not care about customer service. We could have been very rude but we were patient trying to not ruin her night too. As we were leaving i heard a waitress tell the manager that another woman is demanding to have her wine comped and was being rude. That's the kind of customers they deserve- not nice ones. We took our business to another place down the street and got seated right away with great service.

Oh, and she can keep her free coupon for a "free appetizer with the purchase of $12.99" for our troubles. that was just plain insulting.

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I have eaten here many times and they have improved on their Greek salad. The seafood is decent but what I recently found out was that the Tile fish that I fell in love with there and that they said swims several hundred feet below the sea is not really a very healthy fish at all. It has a lot of taste to it but it carries in it a lot of bad stuff such a mercury. I wish I hadn't heard that but I did. The salmon is very tasty.

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★★★☆☆

I have eaten here many times and they have improved on their Greek salad. The seafood is decent but what I recently found out was that the Tile fish that I fell in love with there and that they said swims several hundred feet below the sea is not really a very healthy fish at all. It has a lot of taste to it but it carries in it a lot of bad stuff such a mercury. I wish I hadn't heard that but I did. The salmon is very tasty.

Pros: Decent tasty seafood. Beautiful Mosaic walls!

Cons: Very noisy in the back. Can't hear yourself talking in the rounded booths. Somtimes a little greasy than I would like.

 

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