Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

4.5
1989 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
The AAA Four-Diamond Republic of Texas Bar & Grill is one of Corpus Christi's top dining destinations. Located on the 20th floor of the Bayfront Tower, this multi-level restaurant offers diners beautiful panoramic views of the Corpus Christi bay. Featuring USDA prime beef cuts, a wide variety of wild game and seafood selections. We acquired the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world in the past four years. We obtained the 2014 Diners' Choice Award for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. Also, won February Diners' Choice Award! Stop by and experience our lounge, it is open daily at 5 PM. Happy Hour from 5 PM to 7 PM
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location/view is beautiful! The restaurants atmosphere was elegant. The service was excellent. Wine list was very good as well. The filet mignon was great. The chocolate mousse delicious. I had a wedge salad which was also great. If I could leave a little suggestion on the asparagus, it was peeled and therefore had a slick texture that was unappealing and needed seasoning. The mashed potatoes also lacked any seasoning and both were left uneaten. Overall we greatly enjoyed our experience here and would return knowing the side dishes just weren’t for us.

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RAYMONDB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding. Jasmina was attentive. She did seem a little overwhelmed at times though. Seems there were a couple of managers that would have been better served helping the staff instead of both helping the hostess greet guests.

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TammieM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The view spectacular! The food average. The service great!

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deliusr
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , we enjoyed ourselves as we celebrated

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vipTexas
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Reyes
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service ever. Definitely worth the prices.

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SaraW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and view was top notch. It was a little odd walking through the noisy bar to get to our table in a fine dining establishment. Our server was professional but apparently new. He had to write our order down and was not very attentive. Our busser, on the other hand, was very attentive and a joy. I wish I had gotten his name.

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sraymond
Corpus Christi
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful it was our first time experience there and we loved the drinks the food and Chris was great , we also enjoyed the music

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our anniversary date. They were out of so many items on the menu. We did get a free cake that was vanilla confetti but it was pretty dry. Next time we may call ahead to see what they have.

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Sabby
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful view and fabulous menu. Bar has excellent mixologists! Would have liked a little music during the meal, as I was told there is usually a piano player? Also, dress code should be better enforced. Don’t like to see ball caps!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was terrible. We took our three children there for the first time as we were celebrating

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GinaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful, food was delicious and service was outstanding.

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RudyHerrera
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mathew was very knowledgeable and professional. We love this place for many reasons! Highly recommend

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JessieR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We were seated quickly, but that was the end of the speedy service. A meal for 2, including a soup starter and entrée took 2 hours to serve and by the time our dinners actually arrived, we were RAVENOUS! Low table to wait staff ratio, and more often than not we watched staff chit-chat idly at length in groups, so the slow service wasn't due to peak volume. At least the the view of the bay was outstanding while we waited.

Dinner came out lukewarm. My med-rare steak was med-well...I would guess from carry over heat and sitting around too long. Brussel sprouts and pork belly side had chewy, tough sprouts. Rack of lamb was excellent, however, if a little cold.

On the advice of the reviews here, we ordered the lobster bisque... but it wasn't to our tastes. We found that the hot sauce overpowered the flavor profile, a one dimensional thin experience, and needed more fat. For us, it missed the mark on the rich flavor decadence of a lobster bisque.

Overall, the meal and service were exceptionally underwhelming, certainly not worth the price of the meal (~$350). We've had consistently better quality meals and service at Outback. My advice: go appreciate the view and skip the "fine" dining experience.

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KiaraS
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing always a good time when we have dinner and celebrating

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Filet mignon melts in your mouth. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Possibly the worst fine dining experience I’ve ever had. The food was “okay”, the service upon entry at hosting station was wonderful but once we were sat everything deteriorated. No water refills, bread left through duration of meal, no app plates removed, we were passed back & forth between inattentive waitstaff like it was the golden coral buffet. After waiting for 20 minutes after our bill was thrown on our table, we had to take it to the front to check out with no apology. I was told “just right your complaint in there,” in response to expressing my dissatisfaction. For $400 on 2 people, I’d expect far better. Shame on you Republic.

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DavidB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was Incredible. Impeccable manners and attention to detail were what took our dinning experience over the top. Food was very good and the view just cant be beat. A table near the window is a must. Was a special night for us with mom dad, and my son and his family. Well Done!

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vipdpsj
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience.
Fantastic service
Great wine list

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HBogo
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to celebrate special life events. We dined here for my birthday and the staff made it very special.

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TaraR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was very disappointing. I ordered an oyster and spinach appetizer and kept finding broken pieces of oyster shell mixed with the spinach. I wanted the halibut as an entree, but they were out, and was recommended the Chilean sea bass as an alternative which was fine. What I got was NOT Chilean bass! I know what Chilean sea bass looks and tastes like. The fish I was served was a small skin-on filet with grey mushy meat. After I complained to my server, he came back to my table, after talking to the chef, and told me it was not Chilean sea bass, but was a different kind of sea bass. Go figure! At least I was comped. The food quality and questionable professional wait staff service do not merit the prices this restaurant is charging for their menu items. I absolutely would not recommend this restaurant!

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Beckyj
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening at Republic of Texas. The ambiance, food, service, view and piano music were spot on. Can't wait to go back!!

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Oops
Corpus Christi
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday celebration

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Susie
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall very good. The wait staffs aprons all looked dirty , just something we all noticed.
Views are great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was great. However, our food was not. The steak was grisly and hard to chew. The desserts however were wonderful.

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MatthewB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and good service. Overall great dining experience.

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VictorR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, drinks, service and scenery. I would be back in the near future.

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vipTexas
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time with great food and people with the best view and best team

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NBCowboy
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food and ambiance was outstanding. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Cesar & Nick were very friendly & professional. Buffalo Rib Eye & the NY Strip were the best and the sides can't be beat.

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RubenB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat, food is delicious, scenery and the outside view was very nice and the staff is very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, service, food

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Charlie
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The view and restaurant decore was awesome for our annivesary. Waiter was great and staff really nice kept drinks filled. Crab cake appetizers really good along with free dessert for our annivesary. I was not going to raise a fuse butt i order a $69 bone in ribeye steak at meduim rare and it was meduim to meduim well and half fat and gristle. My wife said her fillet was not up to pare with saltgrass after meal. Sides were so so. For a $200 meal for two I expected a lot more, maybe seafood was better but their steaks are not half as goid as salt grass.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steak had to be sent back a couple of times as it was over cooked and then undercooked. Other than that, the food was great and the service was amazing

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ArthurP
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service from all during our visit. Staff was friendly, courteous, attentive and provided us with a fantastic anniversary experience.
Thanks to everyone from the time we arrived, valie service, to being greeted, seated and making us feel welcome.

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NMBiggs
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We really love The Republic of Texas but this time the food just wasn’t the deliciousness it normally is. We go each year for our anniversary and we “splurge” but this year seems not up to par. Maybe just an off night.

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Sailor
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Escargot was cold and tasteless. Served on top of a piece of toast.

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RobJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservations were for 8:00pm in which we were seated within 5 minutes of our time. We ordered the Ribeye for Two. The entire meal was perfect ! Our waitress addressed every question we had and made perfect recommendations. Because we expected the meal to be large we split a salad in which they accommodated without hesitation. In fact the meal was so large for the two of us, we brought some home for a second meal the following day. This was our first experience here, but will certainly not be our last.

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RonaldG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely helpful and attentive. Your Republic of
Texas Bar & Grill made our 50th Wedding Anniversary very special.... Thanks

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Republic of Texas Bar & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.