Iconic Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood and Steaks will soon be moving to a new Montrose home.
According to an application filed with TABC, Danton’s new location will debut at 1985 Welch Street in the spot formerly occupied by Mockingbird Bistro, just a couple of miles away from its current location.
An employee of Danton’s told Eater that it’s leaving its current spot in the Chelsea Market complex because the building will reportedly be torn down. What will replace it isn’t clear at this time, although some speculate that it will be mid-rise apartments. The staffer said the new location is “spacious” and “more doable” for the restaurant. Danton’s general manager Louis Borowski confirmed the move stating that the restaurant’s last day of service at 4611 Montrose Boulevard will be December 31.
On October 5, the restaurant announced that it will change its name to Eugene’s Gulf Coast Seafood when it moves to the new location. The new name is inspired by owner Kyle Teas’ father, and signals that the restaurant will continue to stick with the classics after the revamp is complete. Most importantly, signature dishes like the shrimp and grits, debris sandwich, and seafood gumbo will stay on the menu, along with the restaurant’s riff on a bloody mary, the “Bloody Danton.”
Danton’s is set to reopen as Eugene’s in January 2019.