About Republic of Texas Bar & Grill
The AAA Four-Diamond Republic of Texas Bar & Grill is one of Corpus Christi's top dining destinations. Located on the 20th floor of the Bayfront Tower, this multi-level restaurant offers diners beautiful panoramic views of the Corpus Christi bay. Featuring USDA prime beef cuts, a wide variety of wild game and seafood selections. Recently acquired the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world. Stop by and experience our lounge, it is open daily at 5 PM.. Voted "Best of the Best" by local Corpus Christi Caller Times newspaper readers for Fine Dining in 2002 - 2004.
Steakhouse, Wild Game, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sunday 5:30pm-9:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking
Private Party Facilities:
Can accommodate private dinners, retirement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and business dinners and graduations.
Private Party Contact:
Etta Butts: 3618863515x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine
Republic of Texas Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful scenery, beautiful tasting foo ...
Beautiful scenery, beautiful tasting food, excellent service, wasn't too pricy, but the stairs were a small problem but I learned of an elevator. Complementary valet parking was a little slow but it was busy, so overall it was the best restaurant I have been to so far.
Over many dining occasions at ROT, I hav ...
Over many dining occasions at ROT, I have been consistently reminded that it is ALL SHOW &NO GO. It has remained in business because it is the only restaurant in Corpus Christi with a bird';s eye view of the bay, but the menu tries too hard to be gourmet, the selection is unappealing, and the preparation is shoddy, On our recent "special occasion" with out-of-town guests, the ribeye of one guest was horribly overcooked the first time, then horribly undercooked the next. This was not only embarrassing to us as the hosts, but it was absolutely unacceptable when the fixeprix was $75 per plate and ROT bills itself as a steak house! I have consistently been overcharged and under-satisfied with my dining experience at ROT.
My sons and I had always wanted to spoil ...
My sons and I had always wanted to spoil ourselves on a once in a while expensive, yet special meal together. We had ordered the scallops as appetizers, rack of lamb ribs, filet mignon, and the red snapper. The food was presented beautifully, right as the sunset was occurring the whole meal. We had a great time, and will be back again.
I left my tip in cash however, although ...
I left my tip in cash however, although my party was only of four people the placed an automatic tip of 20%. They made the correction after two business days. I don't see at any other resturant chain. The food was good as well as the service.
This was our 3rd time at the Republic of ...
This was our 3rd time at the Republic of Texas. Every single time we had horrible service. For it to be one of the "Best" restaurants in Corpus Christi, the service is awful. This last time, our server came to our table twice the entire evening. Once to take our order and once to bring the check. No personality, no hustle, no concern for our needs. We ordered the crab fondue, which was cold and no flavor at all. It was watery. The wedge salad was half of a quarter of a wedge, not even a full "wedge". We ordered the chateaubriand for two and ordered it MEDIUM. It arrived at the table medium RARE - BRIGHT RED RAW in the center. I said something to the person cutting it (not our server, mind you) and said it was too rare, only to get a lecture on what light pink and dark pink mean. I said we wanted it light pink in the center, which is medium everywhere else in the world! Our server never bothered to come check on us. When he brought the check, he asked if we wanted to put the meal on our room, I guess he assumed we were from out of town and would never be back. He was wrong. I will not recommend the TR to anyone ever again. We still tipped 20% against my better judgment. When we were waiting for our table at the bar, we never had a waitress come over to us to take our order for a glass of wine.
The view of Corpus Christi bay is the pe ...
The view of Corpus Christi bay is the perfect setting for a special meal. The steaks were done to perfection and the sides were delicious. Tommy, our waiter, took very good care of all of our needs without being at the table too often.
Excellent restaurant. The food and atmos ...
Excellent restaurant. The food and atmosphere were wonderful, but the service was over the top. Simon, our waiter, was very attentive, and when he learned that we are moving to the area, spent extra time giving us tips about where to live and things to do. To top it off, he comped our dessert as a welcome to Corpus gift! We will be back for sure.
The restaurant was absolutely perfect! A ...
The restaurant was absolutely perfect! Arriving at 7pm allowed for us to view the water during the day and also watch the sunset and the lights on the water for the evening. Perfect anniversary location! Will recommend to everyone!
We were there for Mother's Day weekend ( ...
We were there for Mother's Day weekend (Friday) and the atmosphere was amazing. We enjoyed the dishes which were seasoned to perfection! We especially loved the deserts and the serving size of each desert ordered. Having the live music in the background really set the fun were having. We were seated by the window with the bay view and easy access to walk out on to the balcony to view even better. Totally loved it!
1st Wedding Anniversary
Republic of Texas is always a top notch place to go. Great atmosphere, great staff, and the food is always perfectly prepared. We came to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and everything was amazing. The waiter asked what our occasion was for visiting and we told him. He had the chef prepare a special dessert for us at no charge and it was amazing. My wife and I love this place. It's pricey but well worth the splurge in my opinion.
The hype led to disappointment
I was looking forward to an amazing dining experience at this establishment but unfortunately it was a let down. For the few patrons that were on site the service was excruciatingly slow. I expected for the bill to be substantial for what we ordered but I have had far better dining experiences at 1/2 the price so we most likely will not return.
My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic evening together. She really enjoyed the view of Lady Lex while I enjoyed the water view. She was really excited and thought the food and service was fantastic. Thank you for helping me make my wife's birthday so special.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed his ...
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed his birthday celebration at the Republic of Texas. The fish and steak were some of the best we've eaten. Our waiter was very attentive and even offered suggestions of things to do in the city. The piano player offered the perfect ambience to our evening. We will definitely return!
Sunny & Scenic
Best view of the bay in Corpus. We really like this place. We ordered Wellington and venison. The beef Wellington was uncharacteristacaly poor but the venison was great. When we brought this to the waiters attention he and the manager did everything to make it right. I cannot remember the servers name but he was
Originally from Poland and absolutely outstanding. His care and attention more than made up for the hiccup with the entre. We will go back next time in Corpus.
Things have changed but not for the better
I started visiting the Republic of Texas Bar and Grill about 8 or 9 years ago. The service over the years was good. Servers were responsive. Attentive. Food was served in a timely manner. The best thing about the place was the steaks. Whether it was the strip or rib-eye, it always was served hot and sizzling. The steak had a nice little crust on it and was very flavorful.
Over the past 3 years the quality of the service and of the food has deteriorated. Servers aren't as attentive. I wait longer to be greeted and my drink order taken once I've been seated. When my meal is served, a server rarely returns to check on the quality of the meal or it's accuracy.
Even with service deteriorating, it would be okay if the steak was still good. Without exaggeration, on my last 3-4 visits, I have had issue with my steak. Too cold. Over cooked. This past weekend it seemed as if it was cooked on a flat griddle. And it too, was cold.
I hate to complain, but I do, because the steaks are $40! When I complain, management wants to comp something. I don't want free, I want good service. I want good food. I want hot food. Period.
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