Reata Restaurant - Alpine

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Steakhouse
The original Reata Restaurant located in the scenic Davis Mountains of west Texas offers the same fine dining and Legendary Texas Cuisine you can find at the Fort Worth location. Alpine, home to Sul Ross State University is near Texas tourist destination Big Bend National Park and the towns of Marathon, Fort Davis and Lajitas. Alpine is also a short drive from Marfa, Texas renowned both for the mysterious Marfa Lights and Donald Judd's Chinati Foundation. Reata, named after the legendary ranch in the James Dean classic movie, "Giant", which was filmed in nearby Marfa, boasts the same high quality Southwestern dining you can find in Fort Worth. This is not food for the faint of heart, from Chicken Fried Steak to Calf Fries or the Pepper Crusted Tenderloin and Cowboy Rib Eye Steak, this is a dining experience not to miss.
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PaulP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and a very nice experience! Would recommend the Riata.

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CindyM
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service Were enjoy eating here every time we’re in town !

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Jackson
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very thoughtful and helpful. Food was great!

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KelliG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go for great food. We travel out to West Texas once a year from Arkansas and we have to eat at Reata. Their steaks are excellent and the sides are to wonderful. The sides are served family style so you can get a couple and share. My favorite thing to get is beef tenderloin with bacon wrapped asparagus as a appitizer. My husband always gets the Carne Asada. We are never disappointed.

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Warner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Chilli Relanos - mushy and tasteless

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JaimeC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food as always. Can't wait till they bring back their full menu again!!

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Laura
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Danielle was a GREAT server, we really enjoyed spending time together.
Food was great, patio seating was perfect and we will be back (hopefully someday soon).
we highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

They food was absolutely awful!
We have been dining at the Reata for years in Alpine and Fort Worth, but it’s last experience with the Alpine restaurant was not good. Our beans we still hard, way undercooked , our enchiladas were literally a corn tortilla with cheese that had been microwaved
They weren’t enchiladas at all. Our steak and plate along with our enchiladas were so covered in a bitter chili sauce they were not edible.
We called attention to the waitress and she said she’d have to talk to the manager to see if there were changes to their recipes and also informed us they didn’t have a actual Chef that night.
It was the most disappointed we have ever been in the Reata, and we always look so forward to our date night while we are in Alpine.

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BillS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining for a couple or a family. Even better place to take out-of-town guests. The entres are large, so be prepared to ask for a to-go box; and always save enough room for dessert, even if it is just one surviving to share. We wait staff knows the menu well. Don't hesitate to ask them for their recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They really went out of their way to make our experience special.

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mags
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great wait staff! Easy to make reservations online. Tables spaced 6 feet apart.

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vipdonbosco
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most happy to see all the staff at Reata follow CDC guidelines during these stressful times. Went for lunch and food was excellent; best steak I've had in many years. Staff was always attentive and helpful. 5 stars!

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vipEddieR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tamale appetizer was the best tamale I’ve ever had - and I’ve had a lot of tamales in my day. The citrus crusted chicken and the carne asada enchiladas were also amazing. We shared everything and couldn’t eat but maybe half the food. The only sad thing was the oven wasn’t working so we didn’t get to try the buttermilk pecan pie. Maybe next time!

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JuliaB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, service was quick, responsive. My first visit to Reata and the food was great!!!! Wait staff was pleasant. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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BarbaraH
El Paso
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

we have eaten here before and had a wonderful experience and we love Reata on Sundance Square. So we thought we would take the opportunity to go back. Wrong thought. We might have had a better experience at Chili's. While the staff was very pleasant it was obviously the second or third string. We both had the ribeye and honestly while it was edible, it was just the same "on sale" ribeye I can pickup at any supermarket and was pan fried. Nothing about the meal set it apart as a good meal.

We sent our Manhattans back ( we almost never send food back)as we are not sure what they served us but it was horrid. The second attempt was not much better - resorted to wine. Go read a bartenders guide!

No Cowboy cooking there I guess. Not the Reata we know and love and not worth the price. The place nexy door was jumping we should have gone there.

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MicheleH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So happy that Reata is open again in Alpine. I really enjoyed my steak. My only problem is that they had a shiny blue tarp, instead of a door, to cover a passageway off the front dining room.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was delicious and our server was very attentive. We will be back.

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BevK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Our waitress was GREAT! Loved the patio too. The appetizer (tamales) was the only thing we enjoyed and was delicious and very beautifully plated. I ordered the Salmon which was over cooked, the rice was inedible because it was chewy and just tasted horrible. The veggies that came with my salmon were can green beans and corn, which I like to eat at home not a nice restaurant. I don't recommend eating here.

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WadeneM
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely order the sour cream chicken enchiladas! Too bad, the beans and the rice were to spicy to eat, though

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Disgusting, Tyson Services type food that is way overpriced. Worse meal we’ve had in a long time. Save your money

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ScottS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

A disappointment. 4 of us ordered the prime rib. Not very good pieces of meat and oddly, none were seasoned. The salads appeared to be undressed. Upon further investigation, there was dressing on the plate. Not a preparation I’ve seen before and not one if recommend.
On the positive side, the chicken fried chicken was very good as were the frozen peas and carrots. They were both perfectly seasoned. Sadly the mashed potatoes and the cream gravy were not. The Calamari was excellent and the wine list well balanced and all very reasonably priced.
The Molton cake was good but the strawberries were frozen.
We had a superb meal here just a year ago and an excellent meal at the Ft Worth location.
Next time we’ll take advantage of the other good options

JM
JohnM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The steaks were undercooked and tough. Beautiful restaurant with great service. Very nice and responsive staff. The food was marginal and the prices were on the high side. Needs work in the kitchen.

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HarveyL
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

We have eaten here on several occasions in the past and it has been great. This time was a different story. Steaks were tough and flavorless. Calf fries were under cooked and cold inside. Wait staff was mediocre at best. Drinks were way over priced. $38 for 2 double bourbons one with diet coke and one with water. These were served in small tumblers. We ate at Spicewood the next night and the cost was $40 less better food and service. We will not be returning to Reata.

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RevElvis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service... Worthy of a return visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice restaurant, great service. I had the steak that is listed as one of their signature items for dinner, it was average. The steak was overcooked and the spices were bland. It came with steamed yellow squash that was overcooked also. Two others at my table had the pasta dish, one with chicken and one with shrimp, both said it was excellent. Overall, a very good place to eat when in Alpine.

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MorganG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clear fork cherry vodka limeade was amazing, as was my blue margarita, it was sweeter which I prefer. The taco soup was delicious & served very neat. The seasonal pasta was delicious with excellent flavor, however the bread was lacking compared to the quality of everything else. The honey mustard chicken was very good l loved the smashed potatoes that came with it and the green beans were seasoned great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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KAYKAYZZ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I enjoyed our meal very much, excellent service and ambiance! I cannot remember our waitress name. My mom accidentally left her credit card. We discovered this several hours later and as we were long gone, called the restaurant and the manager verified the information and said she was cutting up at that moment as we requested. We appreciated the professionalism. We'll be back!!!!!

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KerriC
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fabulous as always. The entire restaurant was a bit chilly, though. Overall, a good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a weekend in Alpine with friends. The Reata is always on our agenda.

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Bryan
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Alpine! Food, atmosphere and ambiance is great! Perfect place for a date night or supper with friends. Although make sure you have reservations this place is always busy. I love the little things that separate this from other similar restuarants. Try the Tortilla soup, and they make it at the table! I have not had a bad item on the menu and nor has my wife! Enjoy what you get but certain items are a bit more pricey but worth every penny. Portions are large and you get good value for what you pay.

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GlennF
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and it was excellent. I highly recommend it if anywhere near Alpine Texas.

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vipRandyK
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Nice place in this small town. Service was not what I expected for the prices. Maybe dinner would be a better barometer. We ordered calf fries, and I think they were a little under cooked.

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LizH
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding spot in Alpine! Fabulous food and service, a real gem. Stopped in for lunch but will be back for dinner again! It was delicious and felt very true to West Texas. Would recommend to anyone who wants to have an excellent meal and a great time.

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ErikaM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reata Alpine is a terrific place to enjoy a date night or special occasion with friends and family! Unique menu offerings in a cozy rustic vintage home. We love the staff always friendly and welcoming.

JP
vipJeffreyP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have eaten at the Reata many times in the past and have found it to be a great place to dine. However this time we were disappointed. The service was not as good as usual and the meal was not up to snuff. I had the 14 ounce ribeye, medium well. It was very thin and full of gristle and did not have the excellent taste of past times. My wife had the Tenderloin Medallions and she said they were really excellent. So this was a split decision but overall I felt like the Reata has slipped since the last time we ate there.

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JohnL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food good menu. Service fair. Noise not good.

PB
PaulB
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. We had reservations but had to change our arrival time. This posed no problems and they were ready when we arrived. It was close to closing time but that didn’t phase anyone. Our food was great. The service was great. We will definitely eat there the next time we are in town.

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vipdkbyr
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were traveling through town and found this restaurant. The food was delicious and we easily shared a order of their chicken fried chicken between the two of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and service was excellent. Glad that we had reservations.

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Reata Restaurant - Alpine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (432) 837-9232.

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