The handsome dining room at Peska

Photography by Buff Strickland

Seafood is king at Peska.

Photography by Buff Strickland

Peska's wunderkind chef, Omar Pereney

By Buff Strickland

Young chef Omar Pereney

Cedar-grilled Arctic char at Peska

By Buff Strickland

The scene at Peska

Fruit and flower salad with lemon-olive oil sorbet

Photography by Buff Strickland

Latin, Seafood
Price Scale

A seafood sommelier for the crustacean-challenged? A wunderkind chef? At first, Peska seemed too contrived to be charming. Yes, there were literally dozens of varieties of fish and shellfish on the menu, but we couldn’t imagine needing someone to steward us through them all.

The joke was on us, however. Peska’s exuberance is genuine and infectious, thanks to a comfortably chic dining room with a West Coast air, a buoyant atmosphere, enthusiastic service and a menu devoted to seafood like Neil deGrasse Tyson is devoted to science. Most every Peska dish, from ceviche to sashimi, is exemplary in its execution. More than that, chef Omar Pereney's offerings like a surprising shrimp burger at lunch and a coffee-rubbed tuna steak at dinner draw the diner into a conversation—about seafood, and about shattering expectations.

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Lunch
Good to Know

Peska Seafood Culture

1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX, 77056
Galleria  •  713-961-9229
Sun–Mon: 11am–9pm; Tues–Thurs: 11am–10pm; Fri–Sat: 11am–11pm