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Culture ETX, Tyler, TX

Culture ETX

4.8
4.8
205 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 11 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

    Breakfast Tue–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am 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 - 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 205 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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

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  1. CP

    CharlesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the open kitchen makes it a lively interactive experience.
  2. JP

    JasonP

    East Texas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Our reservation was for outside and so we thought "oh, there must be a nice patio with good ambiance." Nope, outside literally means on the sidewalk outside of the restaurant, no fence, nothing. So people walk by constantly and cars zooming through downtown. Quite disappointed on that front. We started our meal with the shrimp appetizer. Was really good. Honestly you could do without the shrimp...the tasso/onion/jalapeno/corn mix at the bottom was far better than the shrimp themselves. Would suggest scallops instead of the shrimp. The shrimp were overcooked (great size shrimp though). My wife got the tuna. Excellently done...way too much pepper on the tuna. Our waitress said it came with asparagus, however was served broccoli instead. Not bad but asparagus would have been better. I got the pork chop and was quite disappointed. Was extremely dry and overcooked. The waitress offered to have it redone but would take an additional 15 minutes (after having already waited 1-hr for our food). I got through it but hated to have spent $45 on it. The menu said it was topped with onions, however, mine had some greens on top. Not bad but would have preferred the onions. Overall, an 'ok' experience...we waited a while to get silverware after our food had already been served to us. We were given cheap paper napkins (that were in shreds after the meal...I asked for another napkin but it never came). Other tables had cloth napkins so not sure what happened there. Unsure if we will go back, very pricey for what we got/ambiance/no sides. I don't mind spending money on good food but definitely not what I would expect for the prices.
  3. ZB

    ZacharyB

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience there. Literally some of the best food I’ve had in my entire life!
  4. SR

    SRPM

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and we enjoyed the smaller restaurant feel. It made it cozy and great for a date night.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic! This was our first time to have dinner here and it did not disappoint! Their lunch menu is pretty awesome as well!
  6. SC

    SandyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best cuisine in east Texas for a nice meal out! The best fettuccine Alfredo I think I have ever had anywhere! These guys are trained well and can bring the flavor!
  7. JH

    JeffH

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be a wonderful experience with great food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The care that was taken with the preparation of our dishes was superb! Everything tasted wonderful and the presents was perfect. We will definitely be back, and soon!
  9. SK

    StevenK

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food. My Alfredo broke so I rated it a 4. 5 for flavor and quality.
  10. B

    Bigmamma

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Food is always good no matter what you get. Server didn’t know what half the things on the menu were. They were out of 3 different bottles of wine I ordered and not once did she give an alternative. Small pours….. lied about what items were on the menu because she didn’t know.
  11. D

    Datenight

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and the best bread pudding ever!!!!
  12. JY

    JamesY

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at Culture ETX, and the food and service were excellent! There is a wide variety of menu choices. This is our 3rd visit and we are still exploring! I loved the salmon, and my wife had the blackened shrimp. Hope you enjoy your trip(s) to Culture like we do! Enjoy!
  13. JL

    JimL

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food is creative and well executed; probably the best chef kitchen in East Texas. By far this is the most eclectic menu but well executed. I love the location, the ambiance and the vibe. One thing, the music is too loud and too hard for what I think is the real targeted crowd that it will take to make this restaurant a major success, but that is just me. I cannot take a business lunch or dinner there and have a good conversation because of the music level, otherwise I love this place and I think you will too. Cudos! eat there often...
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    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.
  15. CW

    CarlosW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best restaurant in Tyler!
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. N

    Nicole07

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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…
  22. DR

    DonR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Drinks are great!
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. MM

    MelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Will definitely be back and bringing friends!
  26. 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.
  27. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

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

    JamesY

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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!
  29. TT

    TylerTexas

    Austin

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Best charcuterie in town!
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, Great service! Excellent experience!!
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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!!!
  37. TT

    TylerTexas

    Austin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!! Creative , beautiful presentation and a great value.
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.8 stars by 205 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 11 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

    Breakfast Tue–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am 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

  • 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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