It's a vibe
Chic new vibe dining seafood restaurant elegantly reboots familiar Montrose space
A Montrose-area seafood restaurant has rebooted with a new name, a new menu, and a new atmosphere.Ocean 12 will open this Friday, September 1.
Located in the former Gatsby’s Prime Seafood space at 1212 Waugh Dr., Ocean 12 repositions the upscale steak and seafood concept as part of the vibe dining trend. While the name is new, both chef Erick Anaya and general manager Patrick Smith remain in place at the restaurant.
Shifting from traditional fine dining to vibe dining means that Ocean 12 will incorporate nightclub-style elements such as live entertainment from musicians and DJs. In addition, diners will be able to smoke hookah on its renovated patio that’s expected to debut when the weather cools off. Plans also call for a lively weekend brunch.
Turning to the menu, chef Anaya has kept staples such as seafood towers, deviled eggs with fried shrimp and bacon jam, baked oysters, and twin lobster tails. Diners will also find new dishes such as fried lobster tail with sweet chili sauce, lobster ravioli, and blackened Atlantic salmon. Meat options include a Cajun ribeye, lamb chops, pork chops, and stuffed chicken.
Dine on fried lobster tail at Ocean 12.Courtesy of Ocean 12
Beverage options include an extensive wine list with a focus on California selections as well as cocktails.
“We are thrilled to introduce Ocean 12 to the Houston community,” Smith said in a statement. “We are really proud of our entire team who has been working tirelessly on every detail to capture the essence of our vision for Ocean 12 and we think our guests will be blown away by the impressive culinary and beverage offerings, signature ambiance, and the exceptional level of service we’ve created.”