Brazos-Proper Texas Kitchen

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Traditional local cooking techniques and flavors are elevated with a modern twist at our property's farmer's table restaurant, Brazos - Proper Texas Kitchen - serving breakfast and lunch buffets daily. Down-home Texan cooking is on the menu along with comfort food favorites, taking time-honored dishes to new heights. Local foods, wines, beers and spirits are showcased in an atmosphere of gracious Southern hospitality and Texas traditions interpreted in a fashion that fuses past and present.
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robertm047
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good. We ate the four course selection for Valentines Day. Food was good. The seating is not that great. We were put in a booth next to another table. I was closer to the other booth than the person next to me. Wait staff did a great job. Was not bad, we would go back for a special meal for sure.

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Chrissie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. But when you spend 200 for dinner, you want it to be more than just ok. I have a few specific suggestions for managing they’d like to contact me directly.
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Malubara
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice Valentine's Day option, only one I was able to secure about one week before 2/14. The ambience and service were good, but the food a disappointment. The plates were either too salty, or parts of the plate were cold (like they have been previously prepared and refrigerated and not warmed up properly), even the biscuits we got at the beginning were underdone. We really try to like this place (this was not our first time there), but we are never fully satisfied with the meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food was bland. My wife’s meal was not cooked and had to be sent back. The waiter complained the whole time about the management. The steak was tough and lacked flavor. The lobster tail was very small, rubbery and cold. We were told they were known for their honey-infused fried chicken. The chicken was bland and tasted like bleach.

The menu was a preset menu for valentines days which you would expect to be their best dishes. NOPE. The only thing that had any flavor was the tortilla soup. Finally, we get to the dessert and it wasn’t even cooked! Raw fruit mixed some semi cooked fruit.

VERY DISAPPOINTED.

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CastlegateWarrior
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, we had a good experience having a valentine's day couple dinner at Brazos-Proper Texas Kitchen. We sat at a 2 person table right next to the kitchen / serving station and it was loud. If we go back, I will definitely request a quieter table. The food was very good. I had the Wagyu Beef Brisket which was just a little too dry, but was fixed by adding more BBQ sauce. The potato salad that came with it was awesome. My wife had the steak filet and was happy with it. We each had the strawberry cobbler which was just OK for us but I could tell other people liked it. The pricing was very reasonable considering it was for a 4 course meal for 2 people.

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Lwashere
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Terrible wait staff. Awful service. Decent food. Overall, a 2/10 experience at best.

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MalloriG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

We went for brunch on 12/29. It was very confusing because the main door was completely shut and we had to go through the diner to get to our seating. It was very empty, which is to be expected over winter break. The server was attentive for the most part. My mom got the pancakes and really enjoyed them. My wife got the chilequiles and felt as though they were prepared first because some of the chips were soggy and others were crunchy. I got the French toast and it was not what I expected from reading the menu. It was good, just not what I expected. I also wish there were alternatives such as turkey bacon/sausage or veggie sausage. We had mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. The drinks were very good.

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vipSarahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast with Santa was so fun! We will definitely be back next year! Santa’s elves were all so friendly and the grandkids loved it!

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AlyssaS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Wait staff was fantastic! The activities were great, and the crowd was just right for it to be intimate but not silent. Kids had a blast with all the activities. There could have been more food options for the price. It was your standard spread but I expected more for the price but all the included activities made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I hate to criticize this as I love A&M and wanted this to be a signature-dining experience. There was no host at the entrance, and upon seating wasn’t told it was a buffet or who our server would be. The server was very nice, but slightly confused. We had to coax the explanation of the procedure from her. The food was mixed - the short ribs were seasoned well and excellent overall. The snapper was supposedly blackened, but was rather bland. The smoked turkey and dressing was tasty, but the serving rings were the wrong style and stayed full of compacted dressing from previous guests. Same with the garlic mashed potatoes - the spoon sitting outside the chafing dish was full of dried out potato. I made a point to loudly slam the spoon on the chafing dish clearing it out to get some notice (like saying “ahem”). The potatoes were also not completely mashed. My wife reported she would hesitate to call them mashed. Green beans were tasty, bacon a little bland. The wide assortment of greens were rather wilted. The salad dressings and vinegars were on the opposite side next to the desserts (weird, right?) and unlabeled. A balsamic dressing was the consistency of chocolate pudding. The “warm bread pudding” was on a warming tray that they neglected to plug in. I plugged it in and let the server know - she was embarrassed and said they had forgotten apparently.

The food with a little oversight could have been good to excellent, and the servers were very willing. I believe even myself with no restaurant experience but as an owner of businesses could go into this restaurant and quickly bring it up a star or two. Attention to details and staff training. A disappointment overall, but still with potential.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Shreveport
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast with Santa

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Julia
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast with Santa was wonderful! Our gluten free friend had plenty to choose from. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thanksgiving buffet

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JohanaB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the A&M Hotel and we celebrated Thanksgiving @ Brazos! The service was outstanding and people were very friendly. My husband was shock when we got our bill! They only charge us for 1 out of 4 guest! Also they even gave us complimentary cappuccino the next day while we had our buffet breakfast which also outstanding.

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JuneS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner buffet was better than expected. The food was deliciously prepared and service was great. Our table of 8 plus a 16 month old baby were all greatly pleased that I had booked us to the hotel and restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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JOHNP
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Beautiful ambiance but they were not prepared to host a Thanksgiving Day buffet. The "hot" food was cold, the "medium rare" roast beef was RAW. The cost of almost $40 per person was most definitely not worth what I ate, as most of the hot food was not edible. The salad bar was great and had many choices. Also, what king od Thanksgiving Day buffet doesn't serve sweet potatoes?

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Howdy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were not aware the posted lunch menu would not be available. While the salad bar was good, I expected the choice of entree for my meal.

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Skeptic
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

WAY overpriced buffet. We should have left but we had just finished up with Aggie ring day and it was getting late.

The server was very polite and friendly and but none of the staff seemed to be aware of how to serve a table.

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Aggiemom
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at the buffet after a football game while we waited for the traffic to diminish. Really nice experience!

LH
vipLynnH
Central Texas
33 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A buffet for OPAS. Heavy on meats only one hot vegetable. Lovely salad bar. Many items mislabeled. Limited desserts. The big plus is that there is someplace on campus to eat before the performance. Down side is that this restaurant shifts hours so much it is difficult to know if they are open and what the menu is. Hope they continue so that we can eat and go straight to performance. $26 for the buffet incl beverage.

LH
vipLynnH
Central Texas
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

More selections and an omelet bar would have been nice. Pricey for what I got. $18

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PBandK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They called and left vm stating chef had decided to close kitchen so were cancelling our 11:30 am reservation. Unfortunately, that was 2 hours before we were supposed to show up and celebrate my mothers 84th birthday. Very unprofessional. When I called to discuss at 9:45 am, they could not get restaurant to take call. I asked for manager to please call to discuss, they never called me back.

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vipLynnH
Central Texas
33 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now, only open on weekends for breakfast, the buffet is a welcomed addition. Not as extensive as the brunch menu, it was good. They need to refresh the buffet more often as many items were either out or close to out. Chef's choice eggs were scrambled with cheese...very fluffy! Blueberry french toast casserole good too! Cost overall a bargain.

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PattieW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Like other reviewers said- food was overly salty. The biscuits were good. Wait staff need serious training. Did not know the menu, what was included with entree, etc. Got bill wrong. Blame management, not waiter.

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JohnathonD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually, it was closed even though we had reservations, but they sent us upstairs and treated us royally!

LH
vipLynnH
Central Texas
33 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Father's Day 2019 after going on Mother's Day. Less crowded which is a good thing. Fewer menu choices but better dessert selection and more entrees that I really liked! Boiled shrimp always great! Omelet bar exceptional. Husband really liked the bacon! Apple cobbler could use some ice cream and the bread pudding needs a butter rum sauce. But overall, very happy to hear they now pay parking and will serve a brunch on Sunday every week. Superb!!!!!

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GaryK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The sign at the entrance said open at 11:30 but didn’t actually open until noon due to special Father’s Day brunch. Had a reservation but staff that seated us didn’t complete reservation confirmation once we arrived so we got an email from Open Table saying we didn’t show up. Staff seemed nervous and following a script when talking to customers. Initially no one at omelet station. Ordered a bacon and cheese omelet, received ham and cheese. Apple cobbler had been cooked into submission and was more like applesauce. Shrimp was really good, however. Fruit was fresh. Nice buffet selection but way overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day Brunch was outstanding! Always a great brunch - best of best is only enhanced by valet parking and Aggie atmosphere! We love everything about all the choices, the freshness and the plain deliciousness!!! We go at least once a month!

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BobT
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The restaurant is listed as "fine dining". A mediocre buffet is not fine dining.

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vipbradN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Taco buffet for $25, food taste horrible

LH
vipLynnH
Central Texas
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother's Day brunch. Great variety and service!

PJ
vipPattiJ
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Buffet was fair at best. Very few choices and quality was fair. Service was very minimal. This restaurant isn’t on par with this hotel. Best to go to another option or have dinner up in the bar area. Not a good choice. We won’t be back.

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vipbradN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Amazing atmosphere and eager service but the food needs major improvement. Manager said they were working on the menu so hopefully will improve so it can be an addition to Aggieland.

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Haley
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Expected a more fine-dining experience for my graduation lunch, however, the food served consisted of hamburgers and baked beans. The service was good, just disappointed in the food options.

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vipLisaB
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was a buffet and we were expecting the menu that showed on Open Table. We waited 15 minutes before I had to go and ask about our waiter. Food on the buffet was just ok. I would have never booked had I known about the buffet.

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Student20
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

While the food was good, I had a reservation and was moved to to bar floor for some reason. That was fine, but there was no table reserved for us once we got there. Furthermore, the staff did not pay attention to us except to give us our food. In the end we were tired of waiting for the check so I walked over and asked them for it. I am a student here on campus and I feel like we were not treated the same as the other members. Disappointed in our first and only time to go.

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DavidF
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Even though I made a reservation over a week before the dinner, I got a call the day of the reservation saying that they don't have enough servers and our only option was to be booted to the bar area. So instead of the nice upscale restaurant that I reserved to celebrate our anniversary, we were seated in a sports bar. Service was terrible, they forgot about our appetizer and when they finally served the entrees after almost an hour, they informed us that the biscuits are still not ready. By the time we finished eating, there was still no sign of the biscuits so I told them not to bother. Needless to say no effort was made in any way to make up for it or comp the part of our meal that we didn't receive. The food was delicious, but for the price and location of the restaurant we expected better service. Much better.

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Nia1952
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our 7th trip to this restaurant. We keep hoping the service will improve, but it gets worse with every visit. The food is excellent.
We asked to be moved from behind a wall but were told there were no available tables. We counted 6 empty tables for the duration of our visit. We had to get up and request a server after sitting close to 15 minutes with no server. The server took our silverware between courses and never brought replacements.
Training appears to be lacking at this restaurant. Also the staff obviously is told to wear whatever they want...ironing is optional. For an establishment of this caliber, the waitstaff is simply sloppy.

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HunterL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!!!

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Brazos-Proper Texas Kitchen is rated 4.1 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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