Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
1410 E. Hwy. 90A @ FM 359
Richmond, TX 77469
Cuisine: Fresh Gulf Seafood
$13.50 – $18.95 entrees
Menu: Your usual seafood offerings. Appetizers of note are the baked oysters, seafood fondue, crawfish bisque, & shrimp empanadas. House Specialties offer catfish, tilapia, or red snapper served blackened, grilled or fried, with various toppings and combinations.
Food: The food was fresh and served hot. The baked oysters were very tasty, baked with butter, fresh spinach, garlic and parmesan. The entrees were a different story. The grilled red snapper served with white wine cream sauce had no flavor and looked more like tilapia. The grilled tuna was equally bland and still very raw in the middle.
Service: On a moderately busy night, the wait staff was slow to come around and not very attentive. The waiter had to be reminded a couple of times about requested items. Although the food was hot when it came out, it was slow to be delivered to the table.
Comments: This restaurant is removed from the hub of restaurants in the area. It is small, but busy and offers a nice variety of seafood. The menu does a good job of stimulating your taste buds for some very enticing dishes. And while the food was hot and fresh, with the exception of the baked oysters, it all had no flavor. Not even the mildest of flavor. The items were not cooked to the specifications that were asked for, and it is questionable if the type of fish ordered was what was actually served. So for those reasons, this restaurant was a big disappointment.
Overall Rating: 2 1/2 stars.
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