Culture ETX

4.7
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22 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Global, International
Texas inspired tapas, small plates, sandwiches, salads, hand-made pasta, charcuterie & cheese boards, steaks, seafood, East Coast and Gulf oysters, 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!

BYOB (for now)

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB)
What 22 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was spot on all the way . Food, service, ambiance. We just loved it and can’t wait to go back. So many interesting things on the menu we want to try. It’s obvious a lot of thought, care and talent goes into the planning and preparation of the food and when the Chef comes out and brings it to your table, which in itself is amazing, he is visibly proud and excited to present it to you. The waiter was professional, recognized us as fellow restaurant owners and did an outstanding job in every aspect. It’s refreshing to see a server enjoy their job as much as he did!

RC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great. I was impressed that the server knew everything about all the items on the menu. The ambience was nice although the noise level was a bit high. We had a wonderful cheese board as an appetizer. I had wagu ragout on handmade pasta. My date had a grass fed New York strip which she thoroughly enjoyed. We will be back.

MA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a more than fair price. The fusion of flavor profiles was unexpected in this small town

EM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service, and music! We will be back soon

CD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Culture ETX 09/14/19 simply blew us away!

We started with oysters on the half shell. So fresh!
Executive Sous Chef David Blackwell told us that they had some beautiful chops saved back if we were interested, so... ya. We were interested.

We ordered:
~ Steamed Mussels: pei mussels in ETX brewing co beer, n'duja, toasted artisan bread
~ Heritage Pork: local heritage pork steak, charred onions, harissa

The broth alone in the mussels was enough to make us swoon. I usually don't fill up on bread, but I couldn't help going back again and again with some bread to soak up that broth.

And then there's the pork chop... cooked to perfection. We oohed and aahed and turned the plate so we could both have a bite of each section. I don't mean to be braggadocious, but our pork is incredible.
And Chef Lance McWhorter and his team make it incredibleR!

We finished with dessert, a stuffed French toast. We were not prepared to moan about it, but we did just that.

Breakfast for Dessert: ricotta stuffed french toast, sorghum syrup

The outer texture was crisp, and the inside was luscious. The sorghum syrup with a dollop of butter and powdered sugar made this an exquisite dish.

As a featured farm and friend, we are extremely proud of what Chef Lance is doing in Tyler. The elevated yet unpretentious food and fun, relaxed atmosphere speak volumes, allowing his bold, seasoned and unapologetic style shine through. Thanks for everything, Chef!

Karyn N Calvin Medders
Chubby Dog Farm LLC

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new place. Hope it stays and thrives. Will be back!

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our dinner was outstanding! We will be back.

C
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nestled in Tyler Texas downtown Culture ETX provides a unique dining experience for the area. Chefs from around Texas have converged here under the fever dream of Lance and Bailey McWhorter to bring locally harvested ingredients to a locally owned table. Relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy the almost Bacchanalian experience. Kudos to these hard working chefs and their staff.

f
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great atmosphere! Couldn’t ask for a better place for a date or social gathering.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two couples catching up with each other. Great quality, atmosphere... Reasonable price. One of Tyler's few noon franchise restaurants and the top of the list!!

PD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything was SPECTACULAR! Lance and crew spiced up the chicharrones a bit for us and it was out of this world good (highly recommend you try it). Service was wonderful Casey is always a pleasure. Will definitely be back soon.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service. Camradarie in the kitchen felt throughout the place. It’s family here y’all. Wonderful experience.

NJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They literally put love in every single dish!! Serious deliciousness!!

HC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was super delicious. We had mussels cooked in beer and they were sublime. The menu was pretty large and I love that they have daily specials too! Our waitress was great and we will definitely be back!

PD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The atmosphere is awesome and music is on point!

SH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Culture ETX is taking Tyler, Texas dining to a whole new level!

PD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Pork skins still popping while they got to the table, super fresh. The brick street board was delicious, the fun facts about all the meats and cheeses was really cool.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Chef and staff were terrific and food was wonderful ! So glad to have this in Tyler!

d
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner very much. I love the creative menu that the chef is offering. The octopus with black eyed peas small plate was a treat as was the Caesar salad. And the wagyu steak was outstanding. We will definitely dine here again. But not when we are looking for a nice quiet evening.

KA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Incredible food, flavors, and presentation in a casual open-kitchen environment. GM Haley helped me pull off a great birthday surprise and Chef was delightful to talk with as the kitchen experience and dining experience are so close. We loved it and will be back! Everything tasted brilliant and it felt like we stepped out of Tyler and into NYC!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

It was a bit disappointing- we thought we would have a nice quiet dinner, but very loud 90’s grunge music was playing. We could not have comfortable conversation. After asking if the music could be turned down and being told no, we decided to go somewhere else. It was fine. If that’s the crowd they want to cater to it’s really ok. We just won’t be going back. The cheese board was really good. I hope they make a go of it. They were working really hard!

OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

The food and service were excellent. However, the name is a bit of a misnomer - I was expecting a nice, relaxing atmosphere, however they were blasting 90s alternative and eventually expletive-laden rap. We asked a staff member about it and were informed it was quite intentional. It’s fine if a restaurant wants to do this to appeal to a certain crowd, but it’s absolutely not my thing.