Century Bar and Grill
Century Bar and Grill
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Century Bar and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thecenturybarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 4328371922
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Alex Acosta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between N 6th & 7th
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Century Bar and Grill
Century Bar and Grill offers traditional Texan cuisine with a French twist. Hand painted ceilings and plush leather booths create a comfortable, unique and inviting atmosphere where service is of utmost importance.
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Century Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Not Good At All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Service was very slow, the waitress was very nice but way way to slow...we weren't in a hurry but really? It took 30 minutes to get a salad out to us. Chicken Fried Steak was NOT what I have had before in the great state of Texas so I fear that out of stater's will think this is what we eat and tell their friends that it is no big deal. Great place to stay (Holland Hotel), terrible place to eat...
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  • Little Gem
    BobbiS
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    This little restaurant is a four star restaurant in a town of 5000 people in the middle of the West Texas mountains. On your way to big bend do yourself a favor and do not miss this!! Located in the Holland hotel it is open for dinner most days and Sunday brunch. Exceptional wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alpine Texas jewel of a restaurant
    BobbiS
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    This restaurant is located within and next to the Holland hotel, which is an historic hotel located in downtown Alpine Texas. This town is know for it's tourism stop for those going to Big Bend National Park as well as those attending functions at the Sul Ross state University, The hotel is very nice; but the restaurant gave us a true surprise! Wonderful tenderloin ,Cornish game hen, margarita lime chicken with couscous, striped bass en papillote, habanero glazed pork tenderloin; yummy appetizers of which mine was the fried green tomatoes with chopped onions and and fresh salad greens. Other appetizers were available. There was a daily off menu addition as well. Dessert if you want to top off your meal was nicely varied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    BrockNRoll
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Wife and I are here in our first visit to Alpine. Service, food, atmosphere were all very good! We sat on patio and listened to a local band called A Few Too Many play while we ate/drank. They were very entertaining and we had an overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Restaurant
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Enjoyed food, wish they took it up an extra notch, then it would have been outstanding. Lots of kids running around, which I didn't enjoy with a restaraunt with these type of prices. Getting to be one of my worst pet peeves how parents let kids run wild or cry and do nothing about it. Service was great. Only complaint was that for a party of five, it took an hour to get our entrees.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Nice all the way around. Some nice art on the walls .................
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    vtuck
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I am a local and this is one of my favorite places to dine. Be it special or not. A fantastic restaurant on all counts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Valentine's Day Dinner
    ValentinesDayDiners
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had the surf and turf and it was wonderful! Our server, Zohra was fabulous. Thanks to the Century Bar and Grill for a fabulous evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but
    datenightparents
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    They have a great menu, we had calamari and it was flavorless so we asked for a cocktail sauce and that helped. We both had the ribeye which had great flavor and seasoned perfect but it was tough too tough to have paid 34 a plate. We did enjoy the large selection of local beer.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent date night
    Matt
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Excellent seating, food, ambience. Seasonal selection of various meat dishes with delicious sides. Full bar and expceptional wine list. Quiet low lit interior. Fire place and fountain in the patio area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food oasis in Transpecos
    westernm
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    If you're in the Transpecos region and in Alpine (or Marfa or Fort Davis), The Century Bar and Grill is a great place to dine. Somewhat on the pricey side, but worth it for food and atmosphere. Beef items quite nice, and cooked just right. Had a green tomato appetizer that was delicious. Bar has some great specialty drinks, one including jalapeno pepper that's very good; wine list good, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • late night accommodations
    23Skidoo
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    got in late on the train, our reservation was still good, the food was fabulous, and everyone was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a guest in town and
    FoodFriend
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We had a guest in town and thought it would be a great place to take them for dinner on a Saturday night. We ordered within ten minutes of being seated and did not receive our food for an hour and fifteen minutes. We ordered salads and a burger. The waitress checked on us about three or four times while we were waiting, did not offer extra bread the entire wait and did not notice until after an hour that we still had not gotten our meal. Our waitress had only two tables other than ours. After our food came, we were told there had been an issue in the kitchen all day. That would have been nice to know when we were seated or when we ordered. If we do return we will request a different waitress and make sure we are not hungry when seated.
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  • Thanksgiving Day
    Itinerant
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We had reservations for 7pm after having eaten a traditional Turkey Day meal at 1pm. When we arrived, the host told us the only food was a prix fixe complete traditional meal. No fault of their own, but we were interested in maybe only a bowl of soup. So we sat at the nice little bar and watched football over drinks. I would go back and try the food when we're next in town, but Alpine is a LONG way from home. The bartender, whose name I did not catch, was super nice.
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  • 18th Birthday
    AKMcDonald
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    First time at Century Grill. Food was very good, service was very good. The manager generously gave my son a piece of Bourbon Pecan Pie for his 18th birthday. Others also ordered pie and said it was the best pecan pie they had ever eaten. Would definitely dine here again for special occasion or happy hour with friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graceful Restaurant Par Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Incroyable. That's the one word I sense says it well when describing how my dining experience was at the Century Bar and Grill. When you reserve a table at a restaurant more than five (5) hours away from your home, you hope to get a good experience. However, it's rare that you get an incredible, first class restaurant with five star food AND complete personalization for your dining experience. I booked the dinner as a special dinner to celebrate my husband's 67th birthday. The restaurant responded by making the celebration more than spectacular. The restaurant and the maitre-d' had a special table for us and told us there was a complimentary bottle of champagne and dessert all set for our special dinner. Our evening was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    GraldaVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The Century is a great place to go in Alpine. The hostess should be commended for her friendliness and sweetness. We enjoyed talking with her. The salad with the grapefruit is terrific!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new restaurant!
    lavenderml
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    This is a welcome addition to the little town of Alpine. And it is especially great for 5 reasons: wonderful food, exceptional service (very rare Southwest TX), great wine list, open late, and open on Sundays!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot for diner
    Rpkin
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Nice room, quail appetizer was excellent, salmon presented beautifully but a tiny bit overdone. Small but well chosen wine list. We'll be back, definitely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Great atmosphere, wonderful service
    LeahK
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    We had a very good experience at the Century Bar and Grill. The food was excellent, the ambience wonderful, and the service was really outstanding. We were in a good mood and folks serving us matched our mood perfectly! The food was very good, including an outstanding goat cheese appetizer. The room was lovely and the view to the patio outside was great. Could not ask for a better dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening in West Texas!
    RileyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Our first visit to Century Grill, and what a wonderful experience! We are from Houston but visit the Big Bend as often as we can. The Century Grill is as good or better than some of the fine restaurants we enjoy at home. Our waiter was knowledgeable and charming; the menu is interesting and creative; the food preparation was outstanding. Unique setting in the restored but vintage Holland Hotel added to the adventure of fine dining in Alpine. An unexpectedly delicious meal! We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "I love the relaxed feel of
    ScenicBigBend
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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  • This is a great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    This is a great restaurant and bar in the historic Holland Hotel. Lovely interiors, cozy seating. The food is amazingly fresh, tasty and really delicious. The staff is friendly but service a bit chaotic. The wine list really needs some work and improvement. But overall a very cool place to dine in Alpine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional dining
    Matt
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Century Bar & Grill is a great place to have a special dinner or a weekly outing. Low lit interior with modern bar area. Large, narrow outdoor dining area in a courtyard. Seating is spacious; no need to worry about sitting too close to another table. Staff was very kind and didn't hover over us. Fireplace and sitting/coffee table area at back end of courtyard. Lengthy wine list Modern food menu. Some old country favorites with a twist, and much more. I had a home made chicken fried steak with jalapeno/chorizo/corn gravy and fresh green beans. My wife had a lemon chicken leg with mint couscous. Both were to die for. I'd suggest reservations for Friday - Sunday, but other nights will probably do without.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice addition to local scene
    Ktwo
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Century Bar and Grill is a nice addition to the local restaurant scene. If it's a holiday or special event, seems best to get a reservation. Seems a little pricey, but that's okay.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night al fresco
    Tony
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    We enjoy dining al fresco, and it was a perfect Friday night to dine in the patio, which was decorated with desert plants - including a cactus in beautiful bloom. The food was excellent, the presentation was attractive. It was the first night for our waitress, Laura. She was friendly, attentive, well-informed about the menu and a careful listener. She kept us advised when my husband's special order beverage took a little longer to prepare. Thanks for a very pleasant evening in Alpine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The grilled rib steak was
    Localfoodie
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    The grilled rib steak was outstanding- served with port wine sauce , asparagus and chile dusted onion rings. The wait staff was superb- very solicitous but not intrusive. The wait staff are young college students from Sull Ross University and very polite and friendly. It was a great dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Nice but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Pickins slim in Alpine, w/Reata & Century as only upscale dining options. Never having been to Alpine, opted for Century-no real reason over Reata. Was almost empty at 7:p except for a few people in bar; got busy around 8:p. Decor & ambiance are simple, classic, pleasant. Pan-fried trout w/risotto & grilled squash was excellent, as was prime rib w/mashed potatoes. Both were specials from wall board without pricing-typical-although billed $30 and $40 respectively. Thought was outrageous, considering regular menu prices for meals ranged from only about $16-$25. Small wine pours, although had free drink coupons from hotel we forgot to use. Waitstaff tried very hard to "perform" like urban pros-odd. Overall, though, nice meal & experience.
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  • We enjoyed our dinner in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    We enjoyed our dinner in the restaurant and the time we spent in the bar. Food and drink were good and the service was outstanding. We would return again to this establishment.
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  • Dining worthy of a much larger town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    There are not many fine dining options in Alpine. Century Bar and Grill and Reata are the only options. Both are good, but only Century Bar and Grill accepts OpenTable reservations. This is a must on a busy night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Best dinner my wife and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Best dinner my wife and I enjoyed in the Big Bend region during spring break. The service was impeccable and the meal was delicious. Would highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • We lucked in to some last
    Frank
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    We lucked in to some last minute reservations through Open Table. The kitchen was slow but the wait was worth it. I had a Wonderful pork chop in apple cider garnish with fresh veggies and a nice Chardonnay. The ambience of the old redone Holland Hotel adds to the experience. Don't miss it when you are in Alpine.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Excellent food, Excellent service, Good for Alpine.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The recent renovations inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    The recent renovations inside and outside the old Alpine landmark that is the Holland Hotel have,once again, made the hotel and restaurant a wonderful place to stop and get a taste and sense of the "last frontier." The restaurant is charming, the outdoor interior courtyard inviting, and the food was quite good. The restaurant has only recently reopened so the menu, though quite diverse, will only get bigger. Our food was prepared just as we asked,our server was quite knowledgeable about the menu selection and helpful in her solicited recommendations, and our entire dining experience was most pleasant and enjoyable. It's one of Alpine's nicer restaurants for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • My dining experience at Century
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    My dining experience at Century Bar and Grill was delightful! I had the chicken paillard, and though I did not think I would eat it all, I managed to anyway. It was delicious! In my party, also ordered were the pork chop, the fried pork (which I believe was a special), mussels, and the quail. All were very satisfying and we left nothing left over. For desert, the four of us enjoyed one serving of the chocolate torte covered with white chocolate and served with creme fraiche. So indulgent, and one was enough for all of us after a very filling meal. We all left very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had the chicken fry and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    I had the chicken fry and it was great. We had a great time. Thanks, Ty
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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