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Culture ETX, Tyler, TX

Culture ETX

4.8
4.8
398 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Southern
Texas inspired global cuisine by award winning (Texas Bucket List "Bite of the Season" 2021, Cochon 555 and Food Network Chopped) 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.

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, 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
  • 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, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Texas

    Best Overall

  • East Texas

    Best Food

  • East Texas

    Best Service

  • East Texas

    Best Ambiance

  • East Texas

    Best Value

  • East Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • East Texas

    Good for special occasions

  • East Texas

    Lively

  • East Texas

    Most Booked

  • Tyler

    Most Booked

398 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience we’ve had in a while in Tyler. Great job!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place. Very friendly staff and great food.

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  3. brojocan

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful evening to share a great meal outside. Great service and food.

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  4. txukski

    Austin

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. The service was also excellent and the staff were very knowledgeable.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Unique delicious food without the stuffy environment. Excellent wine for a great value too. Finally found our spot in Tyler!

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  6. Jmize2332

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we have had out in a long time. The pork chop was outstanding. The brick street board was exceptional. The Death by Chocolate cake amazing and it was the best dessert to finish off the meal. The music set the tone for a great atmosphere. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Lamb Flatbread, great selections of local beer. Service was on point and the vibe was good mix. Playlist for the evening was 70’s-80’s tunes which made for an amazing evening with my sister and mom. We will be back!

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  8. WFlintstone

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kyle was amazing! Very attentive. Food was delicious! We always have a great experience.

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  9. justjulz

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Interesting and fun menu. A group of six of us had dinner. Ordered fries for the table as an appetizer which was delicious! That being said the entrees were just okay. Two folks had the steak frites and both said their steaks were tough. I had the lamb with farro which was the special. Meh, the flavors just didn't do it for me . Hubby had the pork special which he liked. Overall I would go back I'd just order something different.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as usual! This place is an absolute gem in East Texas. Nothing else even compares to the food here. Do yourself a favor and make a reservation ASAP!

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  11. CarleenD

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So. Freaking. Good. Every. Time. I have been coming here since they opened and have only had fantastic meals. Can't believe that I have never tried the Moroccan Lamb Flat Bread until last night, but OH MY GOODNESS... amazing! A local gem!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful! Service was great! Wine and Beer we we ordered was great! I love that the place is small! We will be back!!

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  13. CharlesR

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank ya'll for a great night! We look forward to our next visit.

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  14. JeffP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to Culture ETX. It was definitely on the list of places to go and we WILL return soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience!!! Food is sooooo good!! Chef Lance is amazing at what he does. Love the staff! Definitely will be back

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  16. Nisen

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! Food was perfect and ambience was exactly what we were looking for. Everyone was so nice. The service amazing. Will be coming back in a regular basis for sure.

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  17. JamesY

    East Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regular customers to Culture ETX, and this visit was a typically great experience! We always enjoy Kyle as our waiter! He really makes us feel welcome and is a gracious host! Food was awesome!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My girlfriend and I went to Culture ETX for Valentine’s Day and we were looking forward to it! We were told in advance that we would be seated outside. We started with the cheese course which was $24 and did not come with bread or crackers, after having to reread the menu, the waiter refused to bring cracker or bread explaining we can buy a bread plate for $14, the cheese course is now $40. ABSURD! Next we ordered the salmon, spaghetti carbonara and the Crawfish Mac and cheese, the salmon was great and the carbonara was meh, the portion was too small, we never received the crawfish Mac that we ordered which speaks to the poor service. We enjoyed the bread pudding for desert which was unusual but tasty. Then to add insult to injury they charge a credit card fee at the end. 3% Was very displeased with the experience. Overall some of the food was good, some was poor. The service was worse than the food. The price was fine if we had gotten what we paid for. Will not go there again. If you are in Tyler skip this place.

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  19. JoeN

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for Valentine's Day & a birthday. It was one of the best meals I've had with my wife. Our server was fantastic offering ideas for menu choices & drinks. He checked with us often, but not too much. We were close enough to the kitchen to watch meals being plated up & even had the chef lean over to ask us about our meal. We hope to bring our daughter & her husband here sometime soon. Thanks!

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  20. davida

    Houston

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    While this is a highly rated restaurant, with an adventurous southern styled menu, we left feeling like we didn't get their best effort on Valentine's day. Perhaps our expectations were too high, but the dishes were good, not great. The plating was kind of weird (piled arugula on top of the pork chop?) The said chop had at least 3/4" of fat around it, and our server was knowledgeable, but not entirely dialed in to dishes, ingredients, where they were sourced, etc.

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  21. JamesM

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In my opinion, this is hands down the best restaurant in Tyler. Everything we ordered was so good! It was one of the best meals I’ve had in awhile.

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  22. NB27

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Service was very nice as well. Great selection of craft beer. You can only get cocktails from the speakeasy outback so it takes some time for that. Highly recommend.

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  23. JeffH

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food is always fresh and fantastic. Tremendous service from Kyle. We had the tuna and salmon with a side of vegetables. Oh, and my wife ended with the death by chocolate cake which she said was incredible.

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  24. BrittneeA

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food with impeccable service. It was quite with updated music. It was also very personable as the chef came and asked how the food was. Highly recommended the death by chocolate cake if it makes another debut.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Culture ETX is one of our favorite restaurants in Tyler! Great food, great service, fun atmosphere. We really the open kitchen and being able to watch chef and his staff prepare all of the food. The French fries are the best we’ve ever had!!

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  26. MarkC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful restaurant with amazing food! Service was awesome and very attentive. I will definitely go back and invite friends come along and have a few drinks.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favorite true culinary place to eat at! Absolutely love the food each time, and they make it from scratch right in front of you.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I brought my husband here for his birthday dinner. What a surprise we had. When you pull up, the remodeled store front was odd and a little off putting. But wow, once you walk in and get seated and take a bite of food, you forget what the front of the restaurant looked like. The food was INCREDIBLE. We took note of how meticulous the chefs were about each plate of food. We loved the open kitchen watching the men and women performing their craft. It really felt like a performance - like a dance. Not one thing wasn’t delicious. Then we made our way in the back for another surprise. This place didn’t disappoint.

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  29. AustinC

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best pasta I’ve ever had in my life. Kyle our waiter was the best

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was jaw dropping amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. The waiter was perfect. The food was “am I still in Tyler TX?”

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are always excited to visit Culture ETX. The staff are wonderful and of course the food is delightful!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible chef prepared dishes that change seasonally

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  33. MaryellenS

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great service--Deep Fried Banana Pudding is uh-mazihg!

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  34. BrianB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were amazing. Could not have asked for it to be any better.

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  35. TinaS

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here regularly and have our favorite table and enjoy and appreciate all of the staff. Mitchell, who greets every guest upon arrival. Kyle, our amazing server who is attentive but not intrusive and takes the time to get to know our family and preferences. Executive Chef & owner, Lance, and all of his assistant chefs who make every mouth watering dish to perfection EVERY SINGLE TIME. This is our go to restaurant for every special occasion but also for a chill Tuesday night when we just want delicious food. We drive an hour each way to come here and it is SO worth it!

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  36. GingerS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! We all ordered different entrees and were all very pleased. Excellent service…looking forward to going again!

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  37. KristiD

    East Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service was great, quality of food was great. For the price, I expected a better eating environment. Simple table and chairs packed in a small space.

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  38. TylerTexas

    Austin

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Off the chart quality and creativity! We always look forward to the menu items!

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  39. Cat82

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and service. The sea bass was one of the best I’ve had and the ossobuco was wonderful. The mixed vegetables had a great flavor. Great place, good wine list, great experience.

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  40. JoeH

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our dinner at Culture ETX and our after dinner drink at the “other place.” Service was exemplary, food was flavorful, and we loved being able to share several small plate options to try more things. Every dish was a standout and we left very satisfied.

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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 4.8 stars by 398 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Southern, Fusion / Eclectic, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Fine 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
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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