Olympia Grill On The Seawall
4908 Seawall Boulevard, Suite B
Galveston, TX 77551
October 19, 2012
During our recent visit to Galveston we were fortunate to connect with friends for dinner the evening of our arrival on the island. Our friends being wine lovers such as ourselves arranged for us to have dinner together at the Olympia Grill On The Seawall since it is BYOB friendly. Naturally I was focused on catching up with our friends so I didn’t bother to take any notes during our visit. I thought I’d post a few brief impressions here.
Olympia Grill is located in a small strip center on the Galveston Seawall just east and adjacent to the Holiday Inn Resort, part of the now sprawling San Luis Resort complex. The focus here is purely Greek food in a casual setting. The restaurant itself is clean and fairly straightforward with basic Greek inspired photographs and textiles adorning the walls and easy to clean tables and chairs loosely packed throughout the restaurant.
We started our evening with the Hummus ($6.99 1/2 order, $9.99 full order) as a passed appetizer while we sipped our first wine of the evening while perusing the menu for entree selections and catching up with each other. The Hummus was a solid offering with a generous portion. I would order it again. Next up was the requisite soup and salad course which I basically ignored, instead focusing on the wines and company at hand. To wrap things up for the evening I had “The Best Char Grilled Lamb Chops” ($28.99) for my entree. Three of the four moderate portioned chops where indeed good to very good with a nice char to the meat. Oddly enough the fourth and final chop was a completely different texture of meat, cooked to a different level than the other three with little char and little flavor as well. Three out of four is a passing grade I guess. Overall though I enjoyed the dish and chalked up the one odd chop to being one of the closing patrons for the evening getting the last of the chops. I would probably order it again.
Service was very good, attentive without being overbearing. The owner/manager was very accommodating, allowing us to linger well past their closing time to finish up our wine while he closed his books for the evening.
Olympia Grill is open for lunch and dinner but I failed to note days and times. Please call ahead to confirm. Reservations are taken for larger parties. Attire is casual; shorts and a t-shirt get the job done. Wear a button down shirt to impress. Parking is free in the lot in front of the restaurant. Major credit cards are accepted.
Olympia Grill On The Seawall: I enjoyed it and would likely return.