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Culture ETX

4.8
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83 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
We are currently open on a limited basis in response to social distancing protocols and are NOT accepting online reservations until those restrictions have been lifted! See the schedule, or our website for up to date business hours. Thank y'all so much for your understanding!

Texas inspired global cuisine by award winning Chef Lance McWhorter - Artisan sandwiches, salads, handmade pasta, charcuterie, cheese, steak, seafood, 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.

BYOB ($10 Corkage - $5 Setup)

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)

Support Culture ETX during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 83 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.7
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We truly enjoyed dinner at Culture ETX!

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vipOpenTable Diner
East Texas
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary and have been there many times for dinner and lunch. The food is always delicious and Chef is super nice. We love it!!!

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CharlesE
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Took my wife here for her birthday dinner, it did not disappoint! Hands down the best steak I’ve ever had! Look forward to a future date!

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GerritV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you would like notch food quality and something slightly different at a very affordable price, Culture ETX is the place to go! The curbside tables are a nice addiction and allow for social distancing in an otherwise small venue. The beef tartare is to die for....The fact that it is also currently BYOB is not hurting the credit card either. Will be back soon!

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Amie
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. From the Brickstreet Board to the Grilled salmon and the Yardbird (and don't miss the collard greens and mac & cheese). Totally worth the wait.. BYOB but beware. If they bring you a wine glass for a screw top bottle of Rose', or a glass for a bottle of beer you can open yourself, they will charge you $10!

Culture ETX
Responded on June 26, 2020

Hi Amie! Thank you so much! We're so happy that y'all enjoyed everything! A quick correction on the Corkage/setup charges, Wine is $10/bottle, and setups/beer are $5. All of those fees are listed on our Open Table page, as well as on our website, all menus, and one of our servers should have brought it to your attention when they called to confirm your reservation, as well as when they were taking care of y'all at the table. So hopefully that wasn't a surprise! Thanks again and see y'all soon!

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LisaM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Made another reservation before we left!

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vipwestnymom
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprisingly delicious!

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BradD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Most innovative restaurant in Tyler...hands down.

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KevinA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Lance is talented and brinds a passion unrivaled in Tyler. He uses local vendors and his menu is always changing. He also helped local businesses durn this pandemic. He is also a Veteran. He served our country and now serves serious food in downtown Tyler.

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CaytiH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food at Culture is phenomenal! We have ordered take-out a few times and have raved about it to everyone. However, this time, we made reservations to sit down and eat. The service was sub par to say the least. The best service came from the guy that cleaned off our table and got us water multiple times. Our reservation was at 8:00 pm and we didn't get our one salad and one sandwich until 9:15! Keep in mind that restaurants are operating at 50% capacity right now.

Culture ETX
Responded on June 10, 2020

Hi Cayti. We're really glad that you enjoyed the food, and apologize that service didn't meet your expectations. We are currently training two new servers after reopening from the pandemic (we had to wait until 50% capacity to open due to our small size), and are still adjusting to accommodating our new patio seating. I'm sure with a little more practice our hard working service staff will be back up to the standard that you expect. Thanks, Lance McWhorter Chef/Owner

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DavidO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was all delicious! Flat iron steak and heirloom tomato salad were both stand-outs, and we really liked the fried bread pudding. You really need to eat here.

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ClaudiaC
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, decent prices and sublime food! We've been trying to go to Culture ETX for months but never had a reservation but on a whim we were able to get a reservation to get in on a Wednesday evening! There is outdoor dining as well. Our meal was delicious. We tried the meatball starter and their red sauce is sublime. My husband got the Flat Iron Steak with caramelized onions which he had a fit over. I had the Wagyu Bolognese with their from scratch pasta and it was amazing. The chef stopped by to check on us which we appreciated as well though not a thing was wrong with our meal. By the way, this is a BYOB with a $10 cork fee and a $5 beer setup fee. I didn't know this so we didn't take anything with us. We will definitely be going back!!

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vipWilly
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Lamb and Salmon. Super people. Nice ambience. Love the the place

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PrestonD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Tyler hands down. Consistently amazing.

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ShawnH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A Tyler Original. Do not miss one of the best restaurants in town. Amazing food and consistently prepared. It's BYOB which is a plus. Great atmosphere and all the staff and master chef are so fun and personable. My favorite place for a wonderful dining experience, and I go here on a regular basis. Killer steaks, amazing cheese and meat boards, fantastic pasta bolognese, best black eyed peas you'll ever have, bone marrow, octopus just to name a few favorites. Great sandwiches for lunch and tasty salads as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience, loved the food and staff. Will be back.

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Lakesidelady
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our first visit. The menu offers some wonderful unusual choices. The octopus small plate was so delicious and the Tomahawk ribeye was cooked to perfection. It's great to see the kitchen staff working to prepare each order. Will definitely return. It's a little noisy but that won't stop us from returning.

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TylerTexas
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meal at CultureETX. I finally remembered to order the yard bird when we were seated to allow the cook time. I was not disappointed!! Great flavor and I love the crispy skin. The brick street board was fantastic as always. Lance and the crew didn’t disappoint. We look forward to the next visit.

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ChelsyF
East Texas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always outstanding! Our #1 restaurant in Tyler. The staff is great, the restaurant is clean and you can’t beat the food!

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KellyWood
East Texas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food,service and atmosphere...as usual:)

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BriannaH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so good and so unique. Tyler really needed something like this. I loved the fresh ingredients and atmosphere! We will be back, again and again!

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AngelaJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! The bone in ribeye and whole red fish are not to be missed. Also, the meat and cheese board is the best in town. Unique meats and cheeses that you won’t find other places. Lance and his team are doing amazing things!

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Lulabele
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always incredible. In particular I love the octopus my husband is a big fan of the pork. Ofcourse nothing beats the side of macaroni and cheese. The last time we were there we tried the cheeseboard, it was fabulous and worth the money. Can get a little crowded and tables are close making for more noise than we like but the food is worth it

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ❤️ our spot!! No place better!!😋🥰

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BrandyM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were great, but the seating is a bit tight. Some tables leave little elbow room.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local, Legit. Duck Confit is on point, Meat and Cheese plate is must, TRUFFLE GOUDA & LOCAL HONEY COMB!!!!

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Honcho
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were with another couple who had never been to CultureETX. They loved it and I think will now be regulars, like me. Everything was spot on tonight. Standout was the redfish special. Waiters Michael and Andrew did a great job. We try to go to dinner twice a month at least. If you haven’t tried it you’re missing out. Tyler, support this gem!

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SteveH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This chef is a Tyler treasure. He is an artist!
I started with the Texas Waygu Tartare. In my opinion, the keys to beef tartare are fresh ingredients, texture, layers of flavor, and presentation. Each is critical. This dish was A++ in each category. I have tasted beef tartare in many high end restaurants around the country and this is by far the best I have EVER had. Bravo!!
I had one bite of my wife's octopus small plate (she was guarding it closely) and the one taste was delicious. Octopus is extremely difficult to cook properly because it is tough if not cooked perfectly. Is this restaurant really in Tyler!!!!
My second course was Duck Confit. Once again the layers of flavors and contrast of textures and layers of flavors was outstanding and this dish is a tour de force! My only very minor complaint with this dish is the duck was just slightly over salted but that is a very minor issue. High end comfort food!!
I finished the meal with a chocolate mouse with what I believe were crushed coffee beans and nuts. Delicious.
The BYOB policy made this meal even more special because I got to bring my mature wines which made the meal even more special. I hope the BYOB policy continues. I wouldn't mind paying a corkage fee to help with restaurant revenue just to be able to keep bringing my own wines.
Last but not least, the prices are extremely fair for this level of quality. I spent about $60 per person with a 20% tip. I consider this a bargain.
Support our local artist!!

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BethR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved our first time at Culture! The food is phenomenal!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael treats us like personal friends and Lance... he is simply extraordinary🔥

They all have created the perrrfect “Culture”
Thankful to have this corner spot in Tyler!!
😍 love it

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JenniS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant we have been to in Tyler! The food is amazing. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Lance McWhorter can really cook up a good meal. My husband and I had the butternut squash soup and it was spectacular! The way he seasoned the bone in rib eye and the macaroni and cheese was amazing. We’ll gladly go back!

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LianneH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food! Wonderful people!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere, new favorite place.

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AubreyL
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Culture brings a new menu not seen around Tyler, my husband thinks it's the best food in town. Diverse cuisine, exposing you to new flavors and combinations.

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JodiB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Small space but it just means the chef can focus on making every single dish fresh. I cannot say enough good things about how amazing the food was. 10/10 would recommend haha

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ScottG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Amazing food. Very cool and chic ambience, although a little small and noisy. A little pricey but worth it.

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Mamanessa09
East Texas
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and really enjoyed being able to watch our food being cooked. Very fresh and lots of different, unique choices. Portions were perfect. A higher end experience so the prices must reflect it but so worth it. Be sure to make reservations because you most likely won’t be able to just show up and be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all let me help you understand how this works. This is a working kitchen!! Which means when the kitchen is full the THE KITCHEN is FULL!! you will have to wait because they make each dish one at a time. This isn't Applebee's so be patient. Chef Lance has a fine eye for detail and everything is perfect before he calls for service and it arrives at your table. Did I already say BE PATIENT!! The wait staff will not be looming over you but, don't be afraid to ask questions. They are more than willing to explain everything for you.It's BYOB so bring your drink of choice to pair with your food. They will get your drink orders first, then come to take your food order when the kitchen is ready. THAT'S HOW THIS WORKS!! We had a party of 7 and it was hands down worth the wait and the money. We bought every 22oz bone in Rib eye they had and they were cooked to perfection. (Medium rare only). Keep in mind EVERYTHING you eat her is locally sourced from Palestine, Jacksonville, Lindale and other surrounding areas. Personally, I have had steaks from New York to Dubai and this was hands down one of the top 3 I've every had in my life. Try The French Fries. I know, whats special about FF you ask? I don't know but, you wont be able to stop eating these things. You aren't going here for just a meal, you go here for an experience and that's exactly what you get. Bon Appetit...

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OpenTable Diner
East Texas
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

FAQs

Culture ETX does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Culture ETX also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (903) 787-5800.

Culture ETX is rated 4.8 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Culture ETX does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/culture-etx/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.