Despite Restaurant Week coming to a swift end as Mardi Gras prepares for a wild ride (or 2 or 20…) these reviews come in handy so that fellow Galvestonians know where to put their hard earned money for the rest of this year and for the next Restaurant Week event!
The Tremont House Hotel is known for exceptional service and quality, so the café is a spot you would want to try during restaurant week. The waiters and waitresses are very helpful and have a respectful personality. The atmosphere is extremely relaxing after walking about the Island on a breezy day… with low lighting, candles, and clean windows of hotel rooms lining the white walls.
The food was beautiful and fairly tasteful. The flatbread artichoke chicken pizza was so tasteful…but, where were the artichokes? Couldn’t really taste those…just the flatbread, chicken and cheese… when you order artichokes, you expect to taste them. Next, the Reuben Panini was flavorful, but once again, we couldn’t taste the sauerkraut. When the sandwich was inspected we found a tiny smudge of sauerkraut… disappointing yet it was still a great sandwich overall. The tomato bisque could have been much more exciting (I am an amateur at-home cook, and I could have blown it away with cream, olive oil, garlic, and a smoother puree’.) This was ok, but really tasted like canned Italian seasoned tomatoes pulsed a second or two in a blender…. This tomato bisque from Food Network.com will make you drool if you read the ingredient list. The Bistro’s bisque didn’t even have cream? Huh?
Ultimately it was a fine experience for only $10.00 a person, but ya get what ya pay for, so despite it being a 5 star hotel, expect more average food in the inexpensive Bistro. Kind of wonder who that is peeking from the back as well… an unfriendly chap who gives a glair like he put something scary in our food. A chef, or does he prep the food? Every time we are there, he seems miserable, not good for the hotel. The waiters/waitresses though, are well behaved and considerate. The atmosphere and cheap eats it what may draw me back, personally. The Tremont House Hotel Café during Restaurant Week.