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
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.
Great wine, great steak, great view! Enj ...
Great wine, great steak, great view! Enjoyed our anniversary dinner to the fullest!
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.
Had to send back venison it was so tough ...
Had to send back venison it was so tough. Side of asparagus was lack luster.
From the minute we arrived and until ou ...
From the minute we arrived and until our departure everyone was very friendly. Every one called us by name and wished us a happy anniversary. A very enjoyable evening with fantastic food and service.
Our Special occasion would have been bet ...
Our Special occasion would have been better if I had chosen a different restaurant. I have read and heard of mixed reviews. I have dined a lot better for a lot less elsewhere. Do not recommend.
Our waitress was excellant and to get 50 ...
Our waitress was excellant and to get 50 characters is unreasonble
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.
Delicious food, exceptional service. The ...
Delicious food, exceptional service. The crew went above and beyond to make our anniversary dinner personal and amazing.
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!
The best steakhouse in town for sure. A little pricey for every day, but perfect for a special occasion. With free valet parking, you don't even have to worry about the weather. Definitely will be going back a few times a year.
Great job for our 40th. Nice food, service from Tommy and good wine. Huge rainstorm made it interesting!
Great place to relax with friends or family!
Loved it! The food was delicious. The service was great and the view was spectacular.
We visited for our 10 year anniversary a ...
We visited for our 10 year anniversary and couldn't have picked a better place!
The food and the service was even more t ...
The food and the service was even more that we expected.
Excellent, all advanced requests were me ...
Excellent, all advanced requests were met.. And then some.
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!
The atmosphere was fantastic with a view to kill for. The steaks just melted in our mouths and the service was impeccable. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants great food and a great view.
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.
I am so glad that Corpus Christi has a place where it is appropriate to dress up (not a requirement however) and you get treated like you are really someone special.
The food was truly fantastic and delicious. Our waitress, Angela, was very accommodating and made inquiry with the chef regarding additional unlisted entrees.
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.
View of the water was wonderful. Food wa ...
View of the water was wonderful. Food was excellent.
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.
We had the Rib-eye for 2. It was not as ...
We had the Rib-eye for 2. It was not as tender as it should have been for the price.
The view was great! Over looked the Gulf ...
The view was great! Over looked the Gulf and the weather was great.
The ambiance was excellent. The view wa ...
The ambiance was excellent. The view was amazing. Great service.
THE PLACE FOR GREAT FOOD AND A GREAT VIEW !
Highly recommended due to outstanding food, service, and view!!! This is the best that Corpus Christi has to offer! I enjoyed the venison special...the best I've EVER HAD! Bring your friends and family!
Very good food, Stake and Lobster perfec ...
Very good food, Stake and Lobster perfect , Wait staff very professional. Would recommend to any body. That is the best restaurant that I have been to since I've been in Corpus
Quail legs were fantastic, perfect amoun ...
Quail legs were fantastic, perfect amount of spice, crunchy without breading. Yum. Giant lump crab cake was OK, we enjoyed the version served downstairs at the glass pavilion better. Same crab cake, dressed differently. Bone in rib eye for 2 was superb. Cooked PERFECTLY. Tons of veggies. Great value. Drinks were strong. Skip dessert. Service was present without being overbearing.
Fantastic menu great orderve's salads n ...
Fantastic menu great orderve's salads n steaks with terffic views
We had the carnitas as an appetizer and it was excellent. My steak was very good even though I ordered it medium and it came well done. They forgot my wife's order, but they quickly rectified it. Our drinks were constantly refilled and the service was very good although the waiter would get lost several times for extended periods. I have dined at there several times before and the food and service have been excellent. I would definitely recommend it.
Great food, great service and a fantastic view!
We were seated for our 8:00pm reservation right on time. The ocean view couldn't have been any better. Steaks were cooked perfectly and very tender. Will definitely make a return visit.
Food was great.....Service not so much
Restaurant was beautiful. Food was great. Service was not as expected. Our waitress must have had to take several smoke breaks because the bus boy took care of us most of the night. We were there for an hour and a half and barely saw our waitress. If you are basing the meal on service it was very overpriced.
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