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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. We acquired the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world in the past four years. We obtained the 2014 Diners' Choice Award for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. Also, won February Diners' Choice Award! Stop by and experience our lounge, it is open daily at 5 PM.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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: (361) 886-3515
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wine
Republic of Texas Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
I'm sorry for the long review but these are points I thought you should know. This was a special occasion for my wife and I. It was a vacation trip to Texas and we looked forward all week to enjoying a steak dinner before our return to Pennsylvania. Corpus Christy was the last stop on our visit and we felt this would have been a good close to an interesting trip.
Now for the reason for the low remarks for this restaurant.
Service is one of the keys to an enjoyable experience at any restaurant and this area was the lowest. Specifically, the waiter assigned to our table was more interested in explaining his background and travel experiences at the table next us. He did take our order and delivered our first glass of wine but beyond that service he DID NOT recognize we could have drank another glass (making the bill higher & higher tip) of wine. The food was delivered by the assistants.
The food prices are on the higher side (ala cart) for a steakhouse but we anticipated paying more for good well prepared food (steaks were just warm but the plates cold).
Wine selection good but prices are higher but we anticipated paying more for a good glass of wine with dinner.
The view and restaurant setting are good for this bay.
We decided to pass on desert because of the service. Again, bad service- lower bill & lower tip.
Again the rating could have been better had it not been for the service. It's some what difficult but possible to explain to restaurant manager why you would like another servicer but for a one time experience we decided to pass and move on to other more enjoyable things to do that evening.
Some restaurant will leave a service review with the bill. Unfortunately this one did not and this would have given the restaurant manager the opportunity to have this server called to attention and to improve his service skills.
We went with our friends for our 31st wedding anniversary and tommy was awesome all the staff where very nice and helpful. My wife fell slightly down the last step down to our table and at least 3 different people came over to make sure she was allright offering free things to which we thanked them and said it was ok she was fine. They just went above and beyond with service oh and the food was amazing also.
The special market fish was Tile which I truly love . I was able to enjoy it fully as the Tile was atop the stewed eggplant, tomatoes and peppers (which were delicious). I am not a person who likes my entree smothered so I was very thankful for this presentation. My husband had the filet mignon which was very tender and flavorful. I would have liked fresh raw Gulf oysters however the Oysters Republic proved to be very good as well as the Crab Fondue. Service was excellent. I enjoyed the layout of the restaurant as I believe having the different levels gave each dining area a more cozy and private feeling and most likely is why I found it quiet and relaxing.
I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS BUSINESS MEETING I WAS HOSTING. GREETING BY HOSTESS WAS VERY GOOD. WINE SELECTION WAS ALSO EXCEPTIONAL.
HOWEVER, THE SOUP WAS LUKE WARM WHEN IT ARRIVED AND TWO OF THE STEAKS, ORDERED RARE (AND RE-EMPHASIZED) TO THE WAITRESS, CAME OUT WELL DONE. VERY EMBARESSING TO MY CLIENTS TO HAVE TO SEND THEM BACK; AS WELL AS THEIR HAVING TO WAIT WHILE THE OTHER CLIENTS ATE THEIR MEALS.
FOR A DESTINATION DINING ESTABLISHMENT THIS IS NOT SATISFACTORY.
The food is outstanding and the view and ambiance fantastic !!! Have been there many times and I have always enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions or a romantic dinner with someone special!!
The Texas Bar and Grill is fine dining with a splendid view of the Bay. I ordered fresh-caught ling, aka cobia, a fish I have never caught and until then never eaten. It was delicious, perfectly prepared and presented. My wife ordered red snapper and was delighted with it as well. Our waiter was professional, personable, and just fun to chat with as he waited our table. Should we return to Corpus, we will return. Do not expect cheap; do expect perfection.
this place was amazing. server was great, the food was outstanding, and you just feel like a million bucks when you dine here. it is expensive, and not something I can afford all the time, but it is a real treat when I do make it out for dinner. p.s. I called to ask for a scenic view, and they were very accommodating. thanks Republic for making my night special!
Food was very good, view is amazing, everything was great, until I checked by credit card account and found restaurant had overcharged me $30 over actual bill!! Unfortunately, I didn't keep my receipt, so I can't prove it. I would suggest anybody going there to keep their receipt in case this happens to them. Other than that, it was a great experience.
Took my wife for our twentieth anniversary and my two teenage girls. The amotospher was so nice and relaxing, great not having all the chatter you experience at most restaurant's. The food was excellent , our steaks , the roasted chicken and dessert was prepared just right. And the service from the hostess and our waiter were top notch.
One of the finest dining experiences in Corpus Christi. Gorgeous view of the bay accompanied by an excellent menu of steak, seafood, and game, along with a superior wine selection (a bit pricey though) and outstanding service. Recommend for a special romantic
This restaurant is a great place to go for any occasion! We were celebrating my promotion at work on this particular outing. We go there for our anniversaries as well. We have been there several times and have never had a a bad meal or bad service EVER. I highly recommend this place. Our waiter was very attentive and the bartender was great too.
Customer Services was wonderful - prices were very high - but I expected that for a steakhouse, it was freezing - very uncomfortable - view was the main reason I went - windows were so foggy due to the weather -- so no view - which was no ones fault - just disappointing! Food was good - but not exceptional. Manager Joe was very nice and helped return our left behind cell phone, thank you Joe!
My wife and I go to the Republic of Texas a couple times a year. The view is great! The service is OK. On 02/13/17, we were sat right by the window with a great view however we were also by the kitchen doors. The doors were left open most of the time so it was very bright and very loud. The food was good but not great. There are better places to get steak in Corpus however I do not think you can beat the view.
Our steaks we chewy and over cooked, something you wouldn't expect for a 50$ steak! Our waiter was horrible and very unproffesional. He came to check on us a total of 2 times throughout our entire meal. Or meals took over 45 minutes to come out and tasted horrible. We have no plans on returning or recommending this restaurant to anyone!
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