Fine dining among the pyramids of Galveston Bay
Galveston’s irresistible charm is a wonderful mix of romantic history and contemporary excitement. French pirates were the first to settle here, but they never imagined that the island would eventually be crowned with glass pyramids. As you cross the causeway from Houston over Galveston Bay, Moody Gardens welcomes you with its breathtaking signature structures. There’s so much to explore at this unique resort including a fine dining experience set nine stories above the bay.
Winning AAA Four Diamond recognition for excellence in dining is an extraordinary accomplishment. Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks lays rightful claim to 10 of these coveted awards. Located on the ninth floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel, this world-class establishment serves the finest cuisine in the region with all the extras you expect. Premium service complements a beautiful dining room graced with stunning views of sunsets over the bay. Moody Gardens Hotel General Manager, Garvin O’Neil, credits the appreciation of guests as well as the restaurant’s high standards for the past decade of awards and accolades.
White table cloths and sparkling crystal set the tone in this upscale venue, but you don’t need a tux to be seated. Well-dressed casual reigns, and island chic is always welcome. The culinary talents of chef Urs Schmid celebrate both fresh seafood and prime steaks with delicious flair. Enticing appetizers range from jumbo Gulf shrimp cocktails to heavenly lump crab salads. The best reason to never dine alone at Shearn’s is simple: You don’t have to choose between the blackened red snapper or Chateaubriand. Sharing is the best way to savor the entire menu, but if you do fly solo, the decadent desserts are all yours.
While you enjoy a classic cocktail at Shearn’s lovely piano bar, reflect in the soft lights of the pyramids that beckon just beyond the picture windows. Each one showcases a special theme with guest adventures centered around tropical rainforests, beautiful aquariums and interactive science exhibits. Call it an evening, retire to one of the hotel’s 428 luxurious rooms, and plan on a bowl of Shearn’s legendary shrimp gumbo or silky lobster bisque for lunch. With more than 420 lush acres to roam, you’ll be glad you fortified yourself for all the adventures you’ll find in this extraordinary location.
Whether you’re conducting business or escaping for a weekend, Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center welcomes you to Galveston. Soak up the sights, explore the pyramids, and satisfy the gourmet in your soul with the finest dining on the island at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks.