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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LeeA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. Very professional staff, food was excellent. Reservation was for 7pm and we were seated right at 7.
1st time there, and we will be back.

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StephanieR
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! Steak was cooked perfectly to order, and the rest of the food was incredible. The service was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing, restaurant is clean and laid out very uniquely, and the food was phenomenal. The service was impeccable from the time we dropped our car off with the valet through out the entire meal with our wait staff. Although it is rather pricey, it is worth it and you certainly get what you pay for.

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Hank
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent view of the harbor and great good & service!!

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Beckyj
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Republic of Texas. Awesome views, delicious cuisine, superb service (by Crystal). Pricey but worth the splurge

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PeterT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

At 8pm they had run out of oysters, clams, and lobster. Steak and mushrooms excellent. Service mixed. Too many disconnected servers not paying attention.

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Visitors
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

First tome eating here and the steak was not the best. Their filet tasted like plain hamburger meat. The salad and lobster bisque was better than the main course. The ambiance was great though.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could give 0 stars I would. The drinks were very very inconsistent, none of them tasted the same and we both had the same thing 2x (different drinks) the waitress immediately tried to push us towards the 104$ steak when I specifically told her I eat like a toddler (literally... I had gastric) steak was fatty, au gratin potatoes where extremely greasy per my husband. Coming from out of town on vacation trying to have a special date night out for a special Occasion this definitely killed the vibe and on top of that I spent well over 160$ for 2 and got 1 New York strip 1 side 1 appetizer and 4 drinks. The ambience is not what is says and business casual is an understatement! We stepped out on patio to see the view and they cleared our table never apologizing or asking if we needed something else, so no drink and desert on way…. I requested window view seating and that was not accommodated when there was numerous open tables near the windows. I Will not recommend to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary there. I highly recommended Republic of Texas for special occassions. Our selections were made based on our server's recommendations. Everything she suggested, though we had not tried them before, were Outstanding. If in Corpus Christi again during a special occasion, birthday, anniversary or to do something different, I will return.

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Beautiful atmosphere, great service and delicious food

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RogerF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great view. Food is good for Corpus Christi would be only average by Dallas standards. We were told dress was business casual but several people came in in beach wear.

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jacksons
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was fantastic. The service was excellent, the best we have had there. Value, well it is expensive, but it is a nice treat

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic! Ambiance and view spectacular! Prices a bit high. I would definitely return! Nick and Wes were so friendly and efficient!

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KirkE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was a little overpriced. View was magnificent.

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CagG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Over all we had a good time, beautiful decor, nice host, and a great view! Unfortunately, my food was under cooked-very chewy.. I ordered the medium rare filet. I am never one to send back food especially at nice restaurants because I don’t want to be a bother, I ended up taking the steak home and cooking it longer and it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had high hopes for this restaurant. The dining room was FREEZING - so cold it was hard to enjoy ourselves. One of the servers set a hot cast iron dish down against my clutch and melted it where the handle of the skillet was laying on top of my bag. There was plenty of room on the table but she chose to set it with the handle resting on my new & expensive bag. My husbands steak was undercooked and had to be sent back. I ordered the fish, which was good, but saturated with butter. All in all, it was somewhat of a disappointing experience for all of the hype. I rarely write a negative review, but this was close to a $200 dinner that we had been really looking forward to. I could have easily cooked a better meal myself. We expected something above the ordinary, and sadly, this was not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chloe was very prompt and attentive. Escargot was tender, the caramelized onions added a touch of sweetness to the garlic butter. Au gratin was creamy and cheesy. Asparagus could have been a little tender but were still tasty. Venison was tender and cooked perfectly and the reduction was savory and sweet. The Buffalo ribeye with bone marrow crust was excellent, only issues were the cut was very thin on both ends which were a little overcooked and a little more of the crust. The cheesecake was not overly sweet and the creme anglais with raspberry coulis was wonderful. Nice atmosphere and staff.

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Victorv
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here and I have to say the food was great and service was a+!!!

Will come again

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vipJSed
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in Corpus Christi. I try and eat here every time I visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful and food was amazing!

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SueS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very disappointing. The service was quick but to the point that one must wonder how much is pre- prepared in the kitchen. Our filets were both undercooked and none of the food came out hot - more lukewarm.
I would return for drinks at the bar, which was packed the night we were there, and understandably as our cocktails were tasty.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and customer service is absolutely incredible. Definitely and highly recommend this place for any occasion or regular dine in.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service at a high end restaurant. We were seated at a window view and were able to take in the night scenery. The venison was absolutely wonderful.

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RayJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

This time not up to usual standards in food or service.

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TammyM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 4th anniversary by having dinner here. Everything about this restaurant was perfect. The waitstaff, food, ambiance and seating was excellent.

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Virgy
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service! Beautiful atmosphere! Would return again.

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RudyHerrera
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, the service was phenomenal and the food was delicious! I always enjoy my experience here.

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vipTCA5
Houston
77 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice/attractive facility, very tasty food, very pleasant and helpful service (thank you Ludwig and Nick!). I especially appreciated tasty food that was not — as so often happens elsewhere in Texas, at least to my taste (maybe I'm just a wimp?) — over-seasoned or over-spicy. The lobster bisque was wonderful, as were the Oscar-style filet/shrimp, the au gratin potatoes, and the carrot cake. Only two things kept this from being a 5-star review: (1) an unexpectedly long wait to be seated (along with a number of other people), despite having a reservation and arriving at the designated time, and (2) occasional delays in table service — again, the service was super-pleasant, but there were several times I had to wait longer than expected to see someone. Those two things were hardly fatal — this was still a very good experience and one I'll gladly repeat the next time I'm in town — but led to a 4-star, rather than 5-star review.

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vipPreston
Corpus Christi
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good. The service is exceptional.

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TimH
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall very nice experience. Some of the sides were cold by the time they arrived at the table. Food was very flavorful and the view was fantastic.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Would highly recommend.

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RoyG
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First time there. The staff opened 2 bottles of wine prior to our arrival and was ready and waiting for us. Ordered apps, steaks, sides, and dessert. All were cooked right and very good.
Waiter was not what I would expect at a high end steak house. Was not quite as polished as I would have expected. Overall experience was very good. Thank you.

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StetsonA
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing love going everytime! Really brings out a fancy mood

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. From the moment that I booked the reservation, until the time we left! Making another reservation, soon!

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wendyw
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food1service3ambience5

Had the Thanksgiving plate & it was mediocre. Have never been served dressing in a cube before. Stingy with the gravy. Turkey was rolled. $45 a plate & I think Lubys cafeteria could have done better. Very dissappointed.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful! I highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a quality meal in a relaxing atmosphere.

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HilaryJo
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing better than our amazing food was the gorgeous view.

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TimothyF
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good but not as good as the price suggested. The server was excellent and was very attentive.

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EnriqueG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fine dinning and waiter’s attention was not at the level expected. Beautiful view of sunset.

FAQs

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.