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Reef, Houston, TX

Reef

4.4
4.4
2741 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Reef has become the Houston standard for Gulf Coast cuisine. Since 2007, Reef has garnered many accolades including multiple James Beard Award nominations, Best Seafood in the US by Bon Appetite, Best New Chef from Food and Wine and many more.

Dive into unique gulf coast dishes featuring daily caught seafood influenced by Houston's multi-cultural fabric. Favorites include the crispy-skin snapper, Vietnamese style BBQ Crabs, grilled redfish, gumbo inspired by his grandmother and more. With Chef Caswell at the helm, diners have been introduced to over 92 different species from the Gulf.

While at Reef, pair your meal with one of our hand-selected wines or cocktails while enjoying oysters and catching a glimpse of the bustling kitchen from your seat in the dining room.

Perfect for large parties, Reef also offers private dining options for your celebration and event needs, please inquire for more details.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, American
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 526-8282
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Caswell
  • Catering
    We are happy to cater your event, please contact our private dinning coordinator to inquire about your catering needs - lhernandez@reefhouston.com
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it is a family get-together, cocktail style meet up, formal banquet, rehearsal dinner or corporate event, our professional staff will handle all the details for your next event. Everything from custom crafted menus by Chef Caswell to multi-course dinners with wine pairings, we are happy to provide our services and expertise. Please inquire for more details, we are here to help you in creating a memorable and unique experience for your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Lauren Hernandez: (713) 526-8282
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Cross street
    McGowen Street
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet located at the entrance on McGowen.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,741 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 0.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

2,741 Reviews
  1. Chris

    Omaha

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stopped at Reef because it is close to our apartment and were offering a points special in the Open App. My wife and I wanted to try something new and both loved the options for appetizers on the menu. Everything we ordered was very good to excellent. We had calamari, fried oysters and crab cakes for appetizers, each was pretty good. My only complaint was that the cornmeal hid the taste of the calamari a bit, but otherwise it was very good. Many restaurants overcook their calamari, that was not the case here. For dinner my wife had the scallops and I had the snapper. Both were excellent. Our server, Amy, went above and beyond. She was a true gem.

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  2. MJLfrog

    Houston

    264 reviews

    5.0

    264 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had not been to Reef in a while; it really does serve good food. Oysters fresh and tasty, calamari very good, grandson really enjoyed the red fish and fried macaroni and cheese; the crabcakes are outstanding; our server Diana was superb and has been there forever. Caswell must be a nice person to work for, and he runs an outstanding restaurant. His wine list is quite good and very reasonably priced. Our cocktails were good, too - the martini and the bluebonnet.

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  3. dboyd

    Houston

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always some of the freshest fish you'll find. What they serve depends on what has been caught that day. You just can't beat the creativity and delicious options that are forever changing. Been many times and never been disappointed.

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  4. BPC07

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Typical REEF quality of service and food. It's why we keep coming back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried a couple of the fish dishes - they were excellent. The service was great. There was a team of 2 serving us. There is definitely a large wine list and the waiter made a good recommendation.

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  6. Gigi

    Houston

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food as always. Happy to go back again and again. Great wait staff.

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  7. Rich

    Houston

    66 reviews

    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed. Not worth the money was terribly expensive . There were 6 of us for happy hour ordered two appetizers plus the gumbo from regular menu and a $60 bottle of wine. The bill was almost $300 for average food and below average service. The hostess at the door met us with a less than friendly demeanor which did not help with the experience to begin with. Will not be back way too expensive for the quality of restaurant.

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  8. AmyT

    Houston

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reef is one of my favorites and the crabcakes have been a historical go to item for me. Was disappointed in the quality of them this time. Lots of filler with very little crab Excellent service and attention from the wait staff.

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  9. Ed24

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Took four first time friends there for dinner and they just loved the food. Everyone loved their fish entrees and ranted and raved about the Gumbo and fried mac and cheese. Very successful evening. Service was first class as usual and nice touch for the Manager to come over and acknowledge our party and she knew me from previous visits. The milk shakes at the end was something my friends had never experienced and they were impressed.

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  10. ChrisM

    Houston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Always excellent service and food, wine selection is expansive and reasonably priced

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Google Map for Reef

2600 Travis, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    McGowen Street
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet located at the entrance on McGowen.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Bryan Caswell
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 526-8282
  • Catering
    We are happy to cater your event, please contact our private dinning coordinator to inquire about your catering needs - lhernandez@reefhouston.com
  • Private party facilities
    Whether it is a family get-together, cocktail style meet up, formal banquet, rehearsal dinner or corporate event, our professional staff will handle all the details for your next event. Everything from custom crafted menus by Chef Caswell to multi-course dinners with wine pairings, we are happy to provide our services and expertise. Please inquire for more details, we are here to help you in creating a memorable and unique experience for your guests.
  • Private party contact
    Lauren Hernandez: (713) 526-8282
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