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Culture ETX, Tyler, TX

Culture ETX

4.7
4.7
224 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 7 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 224 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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

    Romantic

  • East Texas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved the food! The fish that I ordered was the best! Our server was also great, very welcoming and attentive! Bit on the pricey side though but not bad for a date night!
  2. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    As always the food was outstanding. However, we waited too long for appetizers.....otherwise, perfect.
  3. JY

    JamesY

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated wife’s birthday at her favorite restaurant! Another memorable meal! Culture ET makes it difficult to go any where else to eat in Tyler. Awesome!
  4. BV

    BruceV

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure! We started with the octopus for an appetizer and it was great; lightly seasoned with harissa and combined with some crispy potatoes. for entrees' we had the snapper and the one I've been wanting to try: the yardbird! First seasoned in a frying pan, then baked, and then returned to the burner to have sizzling white sauce ladled over it until the skin is a beautiful golden brown! It was worth the wait! All this and a wonderful, friendly staff makes for a great experience every time!
  5. JR

    JulieR

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    You should know that this restaurant is very dog friendly, even though it is an open air kitchen and small dining area. There was a lap dog joining in on the dining experience, so if you are thinking this is a fancy place, it is not, just expensive. However, if that doesn't bother you, then this is the place for you! Most of the food was good, (the collard greens were so salty, none of us could eat them, the deep fried bread pudding was burned on the outside but that's how they make it for some reason) the presentation was excellent and the service was excellent. I guess I just expect it to all be out of the park for a $200 bill for 3 people and only 1 person had wine.

    Culture ETXResponded on September 20, 2022Hi Julie, the very well behaved, beautiful little dog you mentioned, was a service animal for a deaf person. The collard greens are amazing, they are made in a 5 gallon, 24 bunch batch, so they may have been just a bit "salty" for you. We do flavor here! Bread pudding shouldn't be "burned," but it is deep fried, then finished in a fire filled brick oven. A charred spot is to be expected, and if eaten with a complete bite (caramel, Chantilly cream, etc.), it adds a nice contrast.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    I found a hair in my salad and one persons redfish was raw. Would not go back

    Culture ETXResponded on September 20, 2022Hairs are everywhere in life, it is just a matter of time when one winds up in our food, it sucks, but humans are covered in the stuff. We do our best to mitigate those issues, but you know.... humans and all. We don't have redfish on the menu, so I don't know what to tell you there. Did you say something to your server? I'm certain that they checked on you, and a replacement item would have been very easy to quickly arrange.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everyone talks about how slow the service is… yes, that might be true but the food was amazing! The waitstaff are friendly and work very hard! We had the bread and butter and shared a steak and truffle Mac! It was delicious! Oh, and the music was great! Will be back!
  8. C

    Clint

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We had high hopes but were ultimately disappointed by the entire experience. We waited nearly an hour for a steak tartar appetizer and over an hour for our entrees. Both the strip steak and duck confit were extremely dry and generally just… boring. Neither the food nor the service were worth anything near the price. Perhaps it was an off night for the kitchen and waitstaff, but the experience was too disappointing to warrant a return trip.
  9. SH

    ShawnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have been eating at Culture since sometime in 2020 when Lance and his team had to make radical changes to the interior of the restaurant in accordance with Covid. It's been inspiring to see how he and his team have kept the spirit of the restaurant alive and thriving in these difficult times for local eateries. His menu is an example of fine dining with a rustic heart. The food and service are unmatched anywhere in East Texas.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was tasty as usual. The only way we got served though was to grab a server as they walked past us and ask if we could go ahead and order: for appetizer and also for main course. Then we paid on the phone and left without anymore interaction with the staff. Maybe they were low on staff last night. Just a little disappointed for an anniversary dinner.
  11. JE

    JoshuaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in town! I love all the steak options! Bone marrow is excellent!
  12. MA

    MANO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as well as great service. Highly recommended.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So nice to just sit, visit, and breathe after a busy week with amazing food! We were not hurried, but allowed to enjoy our peaceful time together. We had great service, and great food and wine! Thank you all for what you do!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  15. C

    Chris

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highest quality food with ingenious preparation and seasoning, and completely professional and helpful staff.
  16. TT

    TylerTexas

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic creativity and quality!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always! Every dish is delectable and the service is always spot on. I wish I could eat here every meal!
  18. GT

    GTIII

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were top notch. Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and couldn't be more happy with choosing this restaurant. Steak was amazing and the bread pudding was fantastic!
  19. CP

    CharlesP

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the open kitchen makes it a lively interactive experience.
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. SR

    SRPM

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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.
  23. 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!
  24. 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!
  25. JH

    JeffH

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be a wonderful experience with great food.
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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!!!!
  30. JY

    JamesY

    East Texas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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!
  31. 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...
  32. 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.
  33. CW

    CarlosW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best restaurant in Tyler!
  35. b

    billboy

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. BJ

    BowJ

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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.
  39. 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…
  40. DR

    DonR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Drinks are great!

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 224 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 7 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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