Beloved Houston Seafood Restaurant Debuts New Name, New Location Later This Year

Later this year, the beloved Montrose seafood restaurant formerly known as Danton’s Gulf Coast Kitchen will debut in a new home with a brand new name.

As Eater reported last year, the restaurant is en route to a new space at 1985 Welch Street, and owner Kyle Teas now plans to debut the newly-rebranded Eugene’s Gulf Coast Cuisine later this year. Originally, the plan was to reopen as Eugene’s in January 2019, but that date was pushed back as Teas and his team revamped the 4,600 square foot space on Welch Street, which formerly housed Mockingbird Bistro.

Danton’s served its final meals on December 31 of last year, when it was forced to vacate its Chelsea Market location in Montrose after its building was set for demolition to make way for a fancy new high-rise tower.

To create a homey, vintage look at Eugene’s, Teas repurposed decor from the iconic (and long-shuttered) Sonny Look’s Sirloin Inn for the space, along with the original wood bar from Houston relic Joske’s, according to a press release. The menu for the restaurant will be similar to Danton’s, with classics like gumbo, the New Orleans-style “debris” sandwich, and blackened Gulf catches on offer.

Expect Eugene’s Gulf Coast Cuisine to debut sometime in “late summer or early fall.” Stay tuned for an official opening date.