Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

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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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JoeC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was terrible, service tried to make up for it but it’s a place to eat not make new friends

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very nice ambiance and great service. Appetizers were delicious. Entrees were mediocre and overpriced. A la carte sides were undercooked and ridiculously priced. Not sure if we will return.

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RollinH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Anniversary 38 years. Table for 8 by the back window, was fantastic. Waitress needs training on how to run a table and basic communication at a table. Not very friendly and slow. Food was amazing but we were seated at 6:30 and it was after 8:30 before our meal arrived. Yes we had bread and appetizers before that time still a little long. My wife and I were disappointed that we did not get an Anniversary desert after the $800 bill. Still the food, environment and family celebration was very much enjoyed.

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MarcosGarcia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Let me begin by saying that our server and her assistant were outstanding. They were very attentive; our glasses never ran empty. The views are spectacular as always. Also the host staff was able to accommodate us at a larger table. And my wife and I's personal course, the Chateaubriand was savory and delicious, impressive.

Now for were I recommend to ROT that they can improve: 1) I've always known Republic of Texas to be an upscale restaurant, but the temporary paper menus printed from an office printer did not rise to my expectations of this fine establishment. At the very least they should be printed on better quality paper. 2) The shrimp and broccoli were under cooked and since we were very hungry we didn't bothered sending it back and my parents shared a plate instead. 3) There is a large round table placed directly in front of the balcony door which makes it uncomfortable when going outside for pictures. Not sure if this was pleasurable to the guests at that table with other guests brushing past them. 4) Our guest ordered a whiskey in a glass the bartender failed to inspect. We found a bug or something in it. We did send it back and it was replaced. 5) I didn't hear any music. There used to be a pianist before. 6) On Open Table I clicked the drop down menu indicating "Anniversary," it was our 1st, but that little detail got lost in the sauce.

Final Thoughts: Overall, despite the short comings listed above, we had a very enjoyable experience and look forward to dining at the Republic of Texas again. Kudos again to the server staff and to Chuck the Valet!

HG
HanlysG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever there is a festive event, such as anniversaries and birthdays, you definitely have to think about this beautiful restaurant, there is a lot of tranquility, the first-rate food and the spectacular attention.

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JenS
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful! The food, the service, everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Covid limited menú.
But still some choice items.

Was a little warm inside. But not too unpleasant.

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vipfoodcritic
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were both very good. They followed CDC guidelines with facemark and paper disposable menus.

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vipcowtowntxag
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gréât place for spécial occasion dining. Steaks are superb, wine list just right. Views of CC are 360!

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GilbertC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food delicious streaks, large portions and dessert was delicious.. Good service and drinks reasonable prices.. I would recommend.

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MaryB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

It was not our usual experience at this restaurant and I am going to attribute my disappointment to the effects of Covid19. After we had placed our order we were told that there were no ribeyes or NY strips steaks available. Difficult to imagine how you would run out of these menu items on a Friday night. Our side dish was only luke warm
and our waitress tried very hard to be attentive but it was obvious that she had too many tables requiring her attention. Not a $200+ anniversary night dining experience

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent along with an exceptional view of the ocean.

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KrissyS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 20th Anniversary dinner was excellent.

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IsabelG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Wine choices were excellent. The mixed drink I had was poor. Crown and seven was not seven up and too little crown

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing waitress Rachel!! She rocks, very attentive, sweet and caring. The food was great and wait time was short. The bus boy was prompt to remove dishes. Overall a fantastic experience that you!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server had wonderful service. I ordered the steak while my husband ordered the rack of lamb. Although it is a little pricey. It was worth every penny. We would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience2

The food and people were great BUT they stuck us down in a hole on the side of their wall when other tables were open that had a MUCH better view and were still far enough away from others that we could have sat there. That was be poor judgement on their part since we said it was our first time ever. Because of this I have rated their service and ambience categories much lower than I normally would do

I think they did it because of my service dog which is actually illegal to treat others differently when my dog can easily tuck under any table out of the way

My rack of lamb was extremely excellent and tasty! Their Moscato was sweet and smooth. The salty caramel chocolate cake was perfecto! Right moisture, chocolate was velvety and rich and creamy!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with a weekend at the Omni in Corpus Christi. Ate dinner earlier in the evening, and decided to have a special dessert at Republic of Texas. Had the cheesecake and salted caramel chocolate cake. Both were out of this world amazing! Our server, on the hand, seemed a little bothered that we were only having dessert, and not a full meal. Was a bit rude and snippy when I asked about the dessert menu, and rattled the selections off so fast we could hardly understand him. But we still enjoyed our desserts, and the view.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit after many recommendations! It was my husbands birthday, just the two of us, and it was wonderful. Staff is very friendly, view over the city is stunning and the food, I could go on for days! Crab cakes top notch! Wedge salad really fresh and great blue cheese crumble choice. We both had the ribeye cooked to perfection accompanied by the Brussels sprouts cooked with pork belly, to die for. Thanks for a great experi

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ReyR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for social meeting. Would recommend to everyone.

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Randall
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is always good, but for some reason this time they sat us at a card table covered with nice linens, so every time the table was bumped everything wobbled or shook. Imagine sitting in $500 leather covered 50-pound heavy parsons chairs celebrating a 19 year anniversary on a temporary folding walmart table. Food was pretty good as always and our server was excellent however things like salt and pepper was available by request only. Be sure to ask for everything you need before your food comes out, or you may be waiting while your food sits. Not very busy at all on that day.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and received great service by the staff of the restaurant. The food portions were very generous and the taste was outstanding.

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TonekaJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for me and hubby, we had an amazing dinner, Bayview!!! Excellent customer service, thanks for taking great care of the Jordan’s. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipCris
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and fantastic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Really enjoying the new menu items.

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vip1995
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Went there for date night. Unfortunately they had a “ limited menu “ because it was 4th of July weekend . The ambiance and the service were excellent . The limited menu was disappointing in terms of variety . I wish they would’ve informed me of this prior to going .

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Beachloveer
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The hostess was so thoughtful and kind.
The wait staff we’re outstanding BUT we felt the younger gentleman was much more customer friendly and just easy to talk too, where the head host was great just a little too reserved, again both were great but with all being under so much stress these days sometimes a little one on one goes along way. BUT again both were outstanding. Would highly Recommend.. thank you so very much..

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Ezpz
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kris and Andy were great! They took care of every little detail. We will definitely be coming back more often.

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NathanaelN
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience. Wait time was not bad at all and the food was outstanding. Our waiter Wes was very attentive and took care of all we could ask. Would eat hear again next time in CC.

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary and wanted to have a good steak. We enjoy a good filet and we both ordered one. I ordered the 8 oz. and my husband ordered the 12 oz. I ordered mine medium rare and my husband ordered medium well. Bothe steaks were completely dry. When we cut into them there was not an ounce of juice. I have never had a steak without juice. Very strange. The meet did not have any flavor either. I asked for garlic butter and was given cold garlic butter for a steak that wasn't hot any longer. So we melted the butter over the candle at the table. This made the steak eatable but was not good by any means. We asked the waiter if this was normal... for the steaks to be dry and he said no, and he would let the chef know. There was no discount or anything. We will not return. Wish we would have gone to Landry's instead.

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margaretD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Loved the restaurant, view spectacular, food, vegetables very hard, not cooked well, chicken breast was a large leg looked like, a bone sticking out of it.
Great waiter,
I was excited to go, but disappointed in the end. I was even prepared for $200 bill.

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carnivore69
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great to be back at the R of Texas.

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vipalexd
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very Average

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GregoryB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food was great host was great. Server was about 20 minutes to take order hour for food. Good experience just need more staff for tables!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We were staying at the Omni for the weekend and had dinner here for my boyfriend’s birthday. We had a reservation so we didn’t have to wait for seating, but the remainder of the experience was full of delays. We later found out that the restaurant staffed 4 servers for over 200 diners, so I can’t even be upset with the server. She was clearly overwhelmed and missed out on sales because we would have ordered dessert...but we were offered that after the check was requested. I even wrote in the reservation notes that it was my boyfriend’s birthday, but nobody cared, haha. Overall, I gave them a three because the food was delicious and the views/ambiance did not disappoint. Let’s just say they weren’t prepared for the amount of people ready to get out and have dinner after being stuck in the house due to COVID-19.

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AApolin
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

We have dined here prior to COVID and found it to be exceptional. Started out well, not all staff had masks. Menu was only a limited selection. I had to return my steak the first time because it was well done and not medium rare. The second steak was as if they pulled it from the refrigerator and re-heated it. Center was very cool. I did got a discount, but for the amount of time and the fact it took three times to get it write, I should have received the entree for free! The wine and bread were great! The ambiance was as expected, very nice setting.

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vipRickJ
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The place looks great and the view from the 20th floor is excellent. The food and service though was a little less than I expected. One of my guests ordered the prime rib special and it was way overdone and so tough she sent it back and got the five star pepperloin which was very good. My wife had a filet which was also good but not excellent. Service was sluggish and just not as attentive as we are used to at an upscale restaurant. The food presentation was also not quite five star.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Pretty much paying for the view of the harbor. The service was slow and the food was subpar. The steaks were tough and dry and the brussel sprouts were undercooked.
It was quiet and the staff were wearing masks and encouraging social distancing throughout the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Vacation stay at the Omni.

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