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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in College Station / Bryan

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in College Station / Bryan? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Primrose Path Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (603)
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
College Station
About the restaurant
From the executive chef & owner of The Republic Steakhouse, Primrose Path is a Spanish & Italian style restaurant specializing in tapas, wine, & cocktails. Stunning industrial-chic decor and a lively courtyard patio scene with impeccable service is accompanied by some of the finest and most innovative food & cocktails in the region.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Our experience at Primrose Path for our anniversary was lovely! The food came out quickly and was delicious, as a vegetarian eating out can be tricky but the menu had great options. Our server, Bellamy, was very knowledgeable about the food and drink menus and gave great recommendations! Bellamy went above and beyond to give us great service, we will absolutely be back!
A photo of Christopher's World Grille restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3085)
$31 to $50
Continental
College Station
About the restaurant
Christopher's World Grille, in the historic and restored Andrews House, features an innovative, eclectic menu that reflects the world travels of Certified Executive Chef, Christopher Lampo. Our Banquet rooms makes Christopher's the ideal facility for family gatherings, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and wedding receptions lavishly decorated in a rich, New Orleans style with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, elaborate chandeliers and decor, private guest entry, fireplace, and wrap-around porch.
Not only has Christopher's been voted 1st Place for Best Fine Dining four years in a row by the Best of the Brazos Valley, and won several awards for Best Fine Dining and Most Romantic by the Eagle's Reader's Poll, Christopher's has recently been featured in Texas Monthly magazine.
Reservations are recommend but Christopher's also welcomes walk-ins.

Top review
Thomas
Dined 6 days ago
There is no other restaurant in BCS like Christopher’s . The food is exquisite and the ambience is perfect and the service is outstanding. One of a kind.
A photo of The Republic Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2296)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
College Station
About the restaurant
The only AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant in College Station, The Republic Steakhouse is known as the best fine dining steakhouse in central Texas. The Republic specializes in steak and seafood with a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, stunning handcrafted cocktails, and one of the largest whiskey selections in Texas. Impeccable service along with timeless steakhouse decor, The Republic is a steakhouse at its finest.
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BeverlyS
Dined 2 days ago
Food and drink delicious. Service superb as always. Gary took care of us tonight and was wonderful
A photo of Casa Mangiare restaurant
4.7
4.7 (403)
$31 to $50
Italian
College Station
About the restaurant
We pride ourselves on our commitment to authentic Italian cuisine. Our team brings together the freshest and finest ingredients to craft a menu showcasing Italy's rich and diverse flavors. From handmade pasta dishes to succulent seafood and mouthwatering grilled meats, each plate is a masterpiece that tantalizes the senses and satisfies even the most discerning palate.

Our extensive wine list features a carefully curated selection of Italian wines, ranging from well-known classics to hidden gems from small, family-owned vineyards. Our sommeliers are on hand to guide you through the choices, ensuring a perfect pairing that enhances your dining experience.

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Kaki
Dined 2 days ago
The restaurant is simply gorgeous. The waitstaff were very attentive when appropriate and very nicely attired, polite and accommodating while being personable yet professional. All of the food was delicious and presented very nicely. It was a wonderful evening out celebrating our wedding anniversary.
A photo of Gate 12 Bar & Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1106)
$31 to $50
American
College Station
About the restaurant
Gate 12 Bar & Grill is the sister restaurant to J. Cody’s Steaks and BBQ. It is a full service steakhouse with a few pasta dishes, seafood plates and chicken offerings and a full bar to round out the menu. There is a private dining room for events of approximately 50 or less.
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LennonJ
Dined 4 days ago
Overall good time and experience! Appetizers were amazing. Good wine. 3/5 of the dishes were delicious. Two of the 3 steaks were way over cooked and grainy one was not even edible. Great wine and desert. Service was great management not so much. Came and asked about food. Told them about steaks and really didn’t seem to care but said they would tell the chef. Entire bone in ribeye was wasted.
A photo of Luigi's Patio Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1429)
$30 and under
Italian
College Station
About the restaurant
A family legacy brings you the most authentic Italian dining experience in the BCS. With nightly live music, a select Wine and Cocktail list, friendly yet polished service, and your favorite made-from-scratch recipes, you'll be sure to come savor the moment with us time and time again.
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NavasotaHalvip
Dined 4 days ago
One of our neighborhood favorites. Always enjoy a good meal, nice wine and live music.
A photo of Poché's Seafood Shoppe & Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (92)
$30 and under
Seafood
College Station
About the restaurant
Poche's Seafood Shoppe & Restaurant serves up freshly prepared seafood specialties and retailing fresh seafood in College Station, Texas.
Top review
rubyvip
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
The food was good. Had to return my entree. As soon as the waitress placed my shrimp crab dish, I smelled funky and not good. Tried to have a bite but the smell bothered me like the crab is spoiled and not fresh. The seafood fondue was great and the replacement redfish dish was delicious. They were attentive and friendly though. Before you cook something, I assume you can smell if your ingredients are fresh or not
A photo of Porters Dining + Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1221)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
College Station
About the restaurant
Porters Dining & Butcher features a wood-fired grill and premium cuts of meat, along with an extensive wine list and cocktail menu. Enjoy a drink at the bar or on the patio. Porters is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Private Dining available contact: portersdiningbutcher@gmail.com
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Excellent restaurant! Food was done to perfection and the staff are all top notch. We ordered all the desserts because we couldn’t decide and we were not disappointed. We ate every bite. Luv this place
A photo of Ronin restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1369)
$31 to $50
American
College Station
About the restaurant
Ronin features elgant farm cuisine with a constantly evolving menu. Set in the beautiful, newly-renovated historic Ice House on Main in downtown Bryan, our restaurant shares an open-air kitchen with our dining room, floor to ceiling exposed brick, and hand-built, suspension tables made from wood salvaged during renovation.

Our menu is updated daily, based on what we have harvested from our garden during that given week. Our farm is located just seven miles from our restaurant. The climate and changing seasons play a major role in what we serve. It is our intention to always provide a variety of menu options and to accommodate any dietary needs.

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CCof9
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Excellent food and excellent service! The bartender is very knowledgeable and helpful!
A photo of Messina Hof Estate Winery restaurant
4.5
4.5 (985)
$31 to $50
American
Bryan
About the restaurant
Dine by the vines!

Located on the Messina Hof Winery Estate, The Vintage House offers dining with particular attention to fresh Vineyard Cuisine. Each and every dish incorporates one of our award-winning wines. Linger over quiet conversation in the romantic Barrel Room or looking out upon our vineyards. Savor a wide variety of appetizers, salads, and entrees, all designed with wine in mind.

Located Lakeside on the Messina Hof Estate, our Tasting Room and Wine Bar offers an array of light bites, wine tastings, Tour experiences, and more! Soak in the sunshine on our Lakeside deck or catch up with friends over wine slushies in our Tasting Room.

Recognized by Sante" Magazine for our high standards of quality in Fine Dining and Wine Hospitality and rated one of the Most Romantic Restaurants in America by Open Table.

Vintage House Restaurant - *For parties of 6 or more an automatic gratuity will be added*
Tasting Room Reservations taken

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Beautiful dining area and the food was amazing! We had incredible service. It was a bit pricey, but definitely worth it. Wonderful place for a special occasion.
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