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Culture ETX, Tyler, TX

Culture ETX

4.7
4.7
192 Reviews
$31 to $50
Global, International
Texas inspired global cuisine by award winning (Texas Bucket List "Bite of the Season" 2021, Cochon 555 and Food Network Chopped featured Chef Lance McWhorter. Steaks, chops, seafood, pasta, charcuterie, cheese, salads, artisan sandwiches all served from a kitchen that is right in the dining room! Our goal is offering cutting edge cuisine only found in the big cities in an ultra-casual, and incredibly fun setting.

Come on out and enjoy exceptional food and service, in a dining room where every seat is the Chef's Table!

Patio seating is now available for reservations! Indoor replacement seating may not be available for reservations interrupted due to inclement weather. Reserve at your own risk. Due to the size of our small (yet mighty!) dining room, no high chairs or room for strollers is available.

Exceptional selection of wine, fine sake, and craft beer - BYOB permitted ($15 Corkage - $5 Setup)

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (903) 787-5800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Persons with Disabilities, Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Lance McWhorter - CDC Justin Dzwonczyk

  • Private party facilities

    Restaurant is available for buyouts

  • Neighborhood

    Tyler

  • Cross street

    Erwin and South College

  • Parking details

    Parking on the Square, or free covered parking 1 block south in the Fair Plaza Garage (208 S College Ave)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

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What 192 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East Texas

    Best Overall

  • East Texas

    Best Food

  • East Texas

    Best Service

  • East Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • East Texas

    Best Value

  • East Texas

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Texas

    Great for Lunch

  • East Texas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East Texas

    Romantic

  • East Texas

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great tasting but sat down a little after 7:30. Didn’t get food till after 9:15. It was frustrating to say the least. I know it was a Saturday night and they were busy, but come on.
  2. CW

    CarlosW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good although it took a while to get out. Outside seating wasn't that bad even in the heat.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best restaurant in Tyler!
  4. b

    billboy

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Good food, friendly service. But priced as if it’s excellent food and fine ambiance. Rocking Formica table, hot sun baking us through the window isn’t compatible with $40 pork chops and $80 (!) steaks. Not far off but not there yet. We did totally enjoy the staff.
  5. LW

    LeciaW

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is always good. They do have some unique dishes which you don't always find in a small city. The staff have always gone above and beyond. They are always very attentive and friendly.
  6. N

    Nicole07

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner at one of our favorite date night restaurants. We had an amazing meal (flatbread, salad, short rib, ahi tuna, dessert) and the servers were attentive and friendly.
  7. BJ

    BowJ

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attentive great service, all friendly staffs with smiles. great delicious food. Suggestion : need to provide a better and sharper knife for their famous pork chops.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Wait staff was very friendly! Chocolate Mousse so good you need your own! We will be back and if you haven’t been make it a priority best joint in town…
  9. DR

    DonR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Drinks are great!
  10. SO

    SydneyO

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and even better experience! The staff is knowledgeable and the chef was very kind and friendly. Definitely will be returning with friends.
  11. BJ

    BarryJ

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service! We had a great time celebrating our anniversary
  12. MM

    MelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Will definitely be back and bringing friends!
  13. MP

    MaryP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Quality of food was the shining star of the evening. I would recommend the tuna and the bone marrow appetizer. Cheese on the charcuterie tray was great quality and delicious. Service was a bit slow but understandable in the present climate for employment. We sat outside which was nice but flies were a bit of a nuisance. We will definitely return and try inside seating.
  14. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fantastic. Looking forward to going back!
  15. JY

    JamesY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This our second visit to Culture ETX! We will continue to come back as often as possible! We are so impressed with the diverse menu, incredible, tasting food and awesome service! We had guests who are foodies from Houston who were so impressed with this place…they can’t wait to test out the entire menu! Clearly the best Tyler has to offer! Go, enjoy, return often! You won’t be disappointed!
  16. TT

    TylerTexas

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Best charcuterie in town!
  17. JD

    JerryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for our anniversary and was not let down. The food was excellent and very fresh and flavorful! Tried the Blistered Shishito peppers for a appetizer they were very addictive! Can't wait to go back and try something new!
  18. B

    Bill

    Las Vegas

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate here for the first time and are impressed. The service was good and the food was good, especially the Coq au Vin. It was crispy and juicy and delicious! The only negative I have is that the wine by the glass pours were the smallest I have ever had anywhere, so I recommend getting a bottle and taking home the excess.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A bit to warm; music too loud. Bothered by flies and yellow jackets; waiter seemed uninterested in our plight.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, Great service! Excellent experience!!
  21. DR

    DustinR

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food! The chefs and staff are very interactive and fun! Highly recommend you try this place.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and service was top-notch. Can’t wait to go back!
  23. KN

    KatieN

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious like it always is! The tuna is supreme!!! Get it if you can!! The staff is always more than accommodating! Don’t forget to purchase a 6 pack for the staff as a thanks!!!
  24. TT

    TylerTexas

    Austin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!! Creative , beautiful presentation and a great value.
  25. NR

    NicholasR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reserved for four for prom, and had a fantastic and delightful experience! Great food and Awesome Service!
  26. DN

    DaveN

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is the best in Tyler and the staff is very Knowledgeable and attentive. Great job! We will always come back and recommend everyone to try it out.
  27. C

    Claire

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Everything. Pork chop and steak. Octopus appetizer. Bread pudding and chocolate moussse. Service was lovely. Once the restaurant was full, it was a little loud but I am almost 60. I did love the music being played.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The food was amazing. Everything else was disappointing.
  29. DR

    DebbieR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Branzino was outstanding! Prepared perfectly with crispy skin and flaky moist fish served on a bed of tender arugula with flash cooked tricolored tomatoes. Wonderful and light. I hope the chef continues to bring in special menu items.
  30. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in Tyler…period. Food is like none other, pairings are great, drinks are great. Mac’n’cheese should be illegal
  31. CT

    ChanceT

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved this place! Every bit of food I tried was amazing and the customer service was great!
  32. RS

    RichardS

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a stop in Tyler to hit some breweries and grab a bite to eat. This place was definitely the highlight of the trip. They put out some amazing food and the menu constantly changes. Also if you’re a beer snob like me they have a pretty solid selection 🍻
  33. PN

    PatrickN

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Rude staffs so we left. Especially we came in for early dinner at 5pm and only one other table.

    Culture ETXResponded 4 days agoAbsolutely NOT!!! You arrived for your 5pm reservation for 2, and were greeted VERY nicely and immediately shown to your table by our hostess, then you demanded that you be moved to a 4 person table because "you wanted more room" (every table was reserved that night, and you were the second party in after we opened, hence the "only one other table" remark). When our host told you (very nice again) You barked at her and stormed out. You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.

  34. PM

    PatrickM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit made us like them even more. New menu items that were all delicious. The staff continues to be at the top of their game. A must try.
  35. MG

    MelissaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent at Culture and it is so nice to not be rushed in and out.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will definitely be back
  37. JF

    JoshF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lance does a great job at what he does.
  38. CD

    CarlaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best place to eat in Tyler! Friendly staff and woo ok nderfulnfood!
  39. WP

    WorkintoPlay

    Houston

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had to go back for the Duck Confit Coq Au Vin. Perfectly cooked. Delicious. Excellent with the root vegetables which were perfectly roasted. Nice wine suggested by the server. So disappointed they did not have the pork chop so chose the Flat Iron Steak with Frites. Again, perfectly cooked to medium. Only complaint was that the fries, served with a delicious aioli, were soggy.
  40. PM

    PatrickM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food & perfect service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Culture ETX using the Order Online button. Culture ETX also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (903) 787-5800.

Culture ETX is rated 4.7 stars by 192 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Culture ETX

118 West Erwin St Tyler, TX 75702

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Erwin and South College

  • Neighborhood

    Tyler

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking on the Square, or free covered parking 1 block south in the Fair Plaza Garage (208 S College Ave)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Persons with Disabilities, Veteran

  • Executive chef

    Lance McWhorter - CDC Justin Dzwonczyk

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

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