Reata Restaurant-Alpine
Reata Restaurant-Alpine

Reata Restaurant-Alpine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.reata.net/alpine-texas-restaurant.html
  • Phone: 4328379232
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Simon Trevino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering by Reata isn't just about delivering great food; it's about delivering the total Reata experience. Wherever we may travel, we hold our catering operations to the same exceptional standards of quality and service as our legendary restaurant.

    Reata Fort Worth catering brings the total Reata dining experience on the road, Fort Worth's best cowboy cooking and southwest dishes are individually custom cooked to best suit your event's specialty needs, from birthday parties and wedding receptions to box lunches for banquets, corporate events or any special occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: Reata can offer a semi-private dining room or for larger parties guests can reserve the entire patio or the whole restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Kinsey McClure 4328379232

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Hwy 90
  • Public Transit: Amtrak stops 2 blocks south of Reata.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking available directly in front of Reata and public parking lot to the North. For dinner service parking is also available in the West Texas National Bank parking lot.
A word from Reata Restaurant-Alpine
The original Reata Restaurant located in the scenic Davis Mountains of west Texas offers the same fine dining and Legendary Texas Cuisine you can find at the Fort Worth location. Alpine, home to Sul Ross State University is near Texas tourist destination Big Bend National Park and the towns of Marathon, Fort Davis and Lajitas. Alpine is also a short drive from Marfa, Texas renowned both for the mysterious Marfa Lights and Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation.

Reata, named after the legendary ranch in the James Dean classic movie, "Giant", which was filmed in nearby Marfa, boasts the same high quality Southwestern dining you can find in Fort Worth. This is not food for the faint of heart, from Chicken Fried Steak to Calf Fries or the Pepper Crusted Tenderloin and Cowboy Rib Eye Steak, this is a dining experience not to miss.
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Reata Restaurant-Alpine reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (14)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (9)romantic (6)hot spot (6)great for lunch (5)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Not Bad, But Not Great
    JennA
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    At the time of my writing this, yelper's first pick of restaurants in Apline was a food trailer dishing up gourmet hot dogs. Reata was a decent restaurant, probably a real gem when considering how few other choices there are in this tiny town. The place was tiny (make a reservation) but had plenty of rustic charm. The rooms were small (it was a house at one point I'd imagine) so the noise level was at a minimum. The wine selection was rather limited, but I had a nice glass of a local vintage. A table over from us complained that their margarita was more juice than anything else. I had the pork shank, which you don't often see on menus, and they gave a sample of the soup before you order if you'd like. Classy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Contemporary twist on Texas faves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Cozy, rustic atmosphere inside a vintage home converted to a restaurant. An easy walk from Holland Street. Seating in the front dining area is limited so you might want to call ahead on a weekend night. Our group tried one beef entree, one fish entree and one vegetable plate. All were quite good but wish we had been advised of the portion sizes: they're huge. If you're visiting from out of town, you may not have a way to take leftovers with you - so order accordingly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Lunch Spot in Alpine
    marfak9
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Reata has a changeless "cowboy fusion" menu. Most items are heavy with (generally delicious) meat, fat and sugar. Save up your calories before you go and enjoy! My favorite thing on the menu is a mixed greens salad with lightly spiced pecans and goat cheese. The larger portion is huge and with an added chicken breast, it's just right for dinner for me. I've personally had good luck with the filet (sans sauce) but hear it can be hit or miss. I prefer the ambiance of the light and airy outdoor area over the dark indoors - heavy wooden dining furniture - and the stuffed animal heads on the walls.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the Riata!
    Fredy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The place was noisy and busy and the service was annoyingly slow, but the steaks were outstanding. Our poor waitress was quite nice, but she was totally swamped. Other than the long delays, we loved the place and will return for the quality food. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    When we walked in the restaurant it was several minutes before someone approached us to seat us for our reservation. Many servers rushed by us with out saying a word and we thought about going elsewhere. When we were seated our food was delicious and our server was very sweet although we had to remind her about drinks we ordered a couple of times. I would go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Kitchen Crew???
    SkyS
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were disappointed with the food & service this time. After an hour++plus wait for our food, the food was not up to usual par. My steak ordered medium well was sent back 3 times-came out first rare, then medium rare. The third time the steak (cut up for signature salad) appeared to have been deep fried, it was pretty awful. The waiter was nice but seemed confused & not appropriately trained to handle the situation. The manager apologized for everything & comp'ed the bill for the entire order. She explained the wait & the below par food by saying that there was a new kitchen staff. Disappointed to say the least on a special occasion & party of 8. I will say that this is not the norm for Reata. EVERY meal prior has been great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food ok. Terrible hostess.
    signoret76VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our server did a great job. Too bad that the initial experience with the hostess was terrible. She was unfriendly, unhelpful and rude. I truly think that took away from the rest of the experience. The food was good and our server was very nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No knife needed
    dangyank
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    For a starter we split the quail. It was a perfect combo of crispy outside and juicy meat. The grits and BBQ molasses glaze complimented it in just the right way! The rib eye and carne asada were both delicious. You could cut both with a fork. The asada was unique- a full flank steak with enchiladas and asada sauce on top. I'd never seen it served like that before, but it was incredible. The CF ranch wine was great, and dessert was delicious! Had the bread pudding tamale and pecan pie, which were worth stuffing yourself for!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special trip
    Galen
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Drove down to Alpine from Midland just to take my son to eat at the Reata!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OnVacation
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Reata Alpine delivered! Great service, excellent food. We had the garlic sirloin and the citrus crusted chicken. Both were outstanding. The part I liked the best was the jalepeno grits. I could have made a meal on those alone. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RCW2
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was outstanding. Have never tasted better jalapeno cheese grits!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved Reata
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had made a reservation for one, but ended up bringing two friends with me for an early evening reservation. Despite being very busy, they kindly accommodated us (due to another cancellation). Hostess was very friendly and attentive and the food was great. I would definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant.
    evenpargolfVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Very nice old and big home converted into a VERY good restaurant. No parking problems, great bar and big menu. My chicken fried pork chops were outstanding. Next time I'm in Alpine I will be dining here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SMALL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    WE SIT IN THE SMALL ROOM. THE TABLE ROCKED AND WE MOVED THE TABLE ALITTLE AWAY FROM HE FIRE PLACE, WHICH PUT US KINDA IN THE WAY OF THE WAITRESS COMING BACK AND FORTH. THE LETTUCE IN SALAD NOT FRESH. BROWN SPOTS. WHEN YOU PAY THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU CHARGE FOR FOOD THERE IS NOT MUCH ROOM FOR ERROR.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Reata was very disappointing. During our 4 day stay at Alpine we had planned to go there at least 3 nights. However, we changed our minds after our first dinner. My rib eye Steak was overcooked (was supposed to be med rare...emphasis on rare as per my request)...came out well done. My girlfriends tenderloin was cooked well (med rare emphasis on rare) but it was totally dry. The vegetables that were supposed to come with steaks were substituted with out letting us know ahead. I did not mention my disappointment over my meal, but my GF did and we got the manager to charge for only the wine bottle we ordered. However, our intention was not to get a free meal, and insisted on paying for the entire meal. Mgr. comp the wine. Bad experience.
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  • Rustic
    TNTThomas
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Dined here in Alpine for 19th anniversary. The service and atmosphere were very good. The dining area is overall a little on the small side and the only negative is that if you are in the front dining room it is difficult not to notice patrons coming in, going out the front door. Regardless, this is a very rustic, ranch, cowboy feel experience with outstanding service and food! I had the rib eye, it was perfection, the butter on the steak added tremendous flavor. Highly recommend the steak! My wife had fish and enjoyed it very much. The waitress was a student at Sul Ross really into equine. She was very personable, patient and professional. Highly recommend Reata!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Rated!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Huge portions of bland, tasteless sides. Fried foods seems like their thing. Onion rings were great other very disappointing especially for high prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    Dutchies
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Portions to big for us as Europians !! Quality perfect !!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 118 reviews are from the Reata Restaurant-Alpine reviews archive.
  • Average food/below average service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I wonder if this is the best Alpine has to offer. The food was average. The steak had a great flavor but was overdone, the salad was gritty (dirty lettuce?), the jalapeño grits were fantastic and the quail appetizer was seasoned and cooked perfectly. The margaritas were fairly large but were weak and didn't have enough ice so they were warm. We had to scoop ice out of the water glasses. The server was completely indifferent to us or our meals and beverages. Other than the steak, I think the prices were very reasonable. I doubt I'll go back again though.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth repeating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We stopped in for lunch on a trip to the big Bend. We ate on the patio where it was very pleasant for late May. The tenderloin tacos were outstanding. We returned a few days later and had the appetizer sampler. The tamale, bacon-wrapped shrimp, and jalapeno cheese grits were our favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michael
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    did not know what to expect in Alpine but this was indeed a "diamond in the desert". I have traveled to many foreign countries in my life and have had many great meals; this one ranks very high on my all time favorite list...superb!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    run2eat
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We dined at Reata on 5/23/14. We were very pleased! The service was excellent. Food selection also excellent. My appetizer of bacon wrapped shrimp was delicious! I had the salmon in cream sauce---it was perfectly prepared. My husband's food was also excellent. He had the onion rings for an appetizer and Carne Asada for the entre. The sad thing was we were too full for desert:( We will return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Dining in Big Bend
    Catamarca
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We planned our trip through the Big Bend area to allow for a meal at La Reata, and we were not disappointed. The setting is unpretentious and the decor is simple (cowboy luxe), but the atmosphere and food are excellent, especially in a relatively small town. My stuffed chile poblano peppers were excellent, and the chicken-fried steak my partner had was as well - and very large to boot. He didn't care as much for the mashed potatoes, but the simple steamed brocoli (at least half a head!) was a nice accompaniment. The wine and drinks list is quite good and prices are reasonable. Don't miss this one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost reservation
    Thomsmom
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    On arrival the restaurant stated they did not have our reservation. Thankfully I had a copy of my confirmation. Being graduation weekend in a very small town I was relieved when the Manager stepped up and said she would honor the reservation. The food was great although service was a bit slow due to how busy they were. Would definately recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All that we had hoped for!
    erinj
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My husband and I had purchased the Reata cookbook a few months back while shopping in Fredericksburg, TX. We were headed down to Big Bend and decided to stay in Alpine for a night. We were so excited to find the restaurant was in the same town and could not wait to try it out! We loved how the chef had taken ranch recipes and turned them into refined foods with excellent culinary twists such as the brisket tamales with pecan mash, topped with sun dried tomato cream. Like everything in the town, it was small, but very inviting. The food was excellent, the wine selection was good, and the service was friendly, as well as knowledgeable. It was all we had hoped for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Good food for the most part, the beans were over salted but the carne asada was very good and the desserts were also very good...
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was great and the service even better. If you are ever in Alpine, it is a must stop!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite When In Alpine
    gavince706
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Always make time for the Reata when in Alpine. Live in Georgia, so don't get there that often, but find the time for lunch and/or dinner any time there. Great choices on lunch and dinner menus. Never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    TXchick2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My husband and I have eaten at the Reata on past trips to Alpine. This time we went for lunch on Easter. Unfortunately, they just had the regular lunch menu, nothing special for Easter. The food was okay, albeit overly rich. Next time, we'll go to the Blue Bistro in FT, Davis.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reata rocks!
    JaniceVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I love this restaurant. It's a great stop for lunch on the way to Lajitas. So different from Ft. Worth, with a just-as-big personality. The menu is fabulous. A must do.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fnch
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Excellent food. Their unique bread pudding was amazing & not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    retacesdate
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The third time to eat at the Alpine Reata Restaurant. Wife's birthday is on the 15th April each year. We drive the 350+ miles to enjoy the meal each April 15th. Excellent steak, margaritas, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A west Texas hidden gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A very up scale romantic dinning experience off the beaten path in a small west Texas town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alpine's Best Restaurant
    Lisa
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Having read many reviews of this restaurant, we decided to try it and were not disappointed. We shared the calamari, a beautiful steak with potatoes and fresh pea pods. Every bite was perfection. The staff was friendly and warm, the waitstaff attentive. We were not rushed and enjoyed the loving dining room. Next time we will sit on the lovely outdoor patio in back. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Alpine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a fantastic experience
    Heeweeshur
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    We had a fantastic experience at Reata. We loved the food so much the first time, we came back for a second dinner during our 4 day stay in Alpine. The jalapeño grits are heavenly. The citrus chicken and salmon were so good, our young daughters ate every bite. The service was outstanding, as well. We can't wait to come back to Alpine to eat here again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend Visit to Reata
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My wife and four other friends were there last weekend. We dine there each time we go to Alpine for the weekend. As always it was excellent. Good food, nice atmosphere, and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alpine Diamond
    Foodfox
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The restaurant was great. Decor was interesting and appropriate for area. Our wait person was helpful and she was friendly. The food was great starting with the calf fries. I would recommend it to anyone traveling the Big Bend area. I liked it better than Ft Worth one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A West Texas gem. Stumbled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A West Texas gem. Stumbled onto the Ft. Worth location and loved it, had to try the Alpine Hq. and was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brisket Chili
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
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    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Second Visit
    Racar22
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This formally great spot is now veery average and overpriced. Muffins were stale. The spread(some kind of cheese I guess) was frozen solid. You could break it but you couldn't spread it. Chicken and black bean nachos very good. Fillet mignon tasteless though tender. My ribeye was fatty and not very good. Accompanied potatoes and green beans were a yawner. Reata, formally one of our favorite restaurants no longer warrants a detour to dine there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet