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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in College Station / Bryan

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in College Station / Bryan? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Primrose Path Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (591)
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
College Station
About the restaurant
From the executive chef & owner of The Republic Steakhouse, Primrose Path is a Spanish & Italian style restaurant specializing in tapas, wine, & cocktails. Stunning industrial-chic decor and a lively courtyard patio scene with impeccable service is accompanied by some of the finest and most innovative food & cocktails in the region.
Top review
SherryPvip
Dined on May 30, 2024
Primrose was an absolutely amazing evening with friends. Every aspect was fabulous.
A photo of The Republic Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2277)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
College Station
About the restaurant
The only AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant in College Station, The Republic Steakhouse is known as the best fine dining steakhouse in central Texas. The Republic specializes in steak and seafood with a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, stunning handcrafted cocktails, and one of the largest whiskey selections in Texas. Impeccable service along with timeless steakhouse decor, The Republic is a steakhouse at its finest.
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PennyS
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
For a great steak, you can go wrong with Republic. Great service and ambiance.
A photo of Luigi's Patio Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1414)
$30 and under
Italian
College Station
About the restaurant
A family legacy brings you the most authentic Italian dining experience in the BCS. With nightly live music, a select Wine and Cocktail list, friendly yet polished service, and your favorite made-from-scratch recipes, you'll be sure to come savor the moment with us time and time again.
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BeatriceDvip
Dined 5 days ago
The service and the food were perfect! The taste of the dishes were amazing!!
A photo of 1860 Italia restaurant
4.7
4.7 (969)
$31 to $50
Italian
College Station
About the restaurant
Choose from one of our specialty pizzas or select your own ingredients. Our Italian restaurant is a dine in or takeout with a choice farm fresh ingredient menu serving the Navasota, Bryan, College Station area.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
It was amazing 10/10 all around food was superb and have not been to one like this in town
A photo of Gate 12 Bar & Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1081)
$31 to $50
American
College Station
About the restaurant
Gate 12 Bar & Grill is the sister restaurant to J. Cody’s Steaks and BBQ. It is a full service steakhouse with a few pasta dishes, seafood plates and chicken offerings and a full bar to round out the menu. There is a private dining room for events of approximately 50 or less.
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TexAnn
Dined today
The menu had something for everyone. Each of the high quality ingredients was perfectly prepared. Our waiter was attentive despite how busy the restaurant was. It was great fun watching the small planes land and take off.
A photo of Porters Dining + Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1212)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
College Station
About the restaurant
Porters Dining & Butcher features a wood-fired grill and premium cuts of meat, along with an extensive wine list and cocktail menu. Enjoy a drink at the bar or on the patio. Porters is open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Private Dining available contact: portersdiningbutcher@gmail.com
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SkipN
Dined on May 29, 2024
We ate sitting at the bar, and the service was both cordial and excellent. Unless you're really in the mood for something a little (or a lot) different, however, the specialty cocktails might leave you wishing you'd stayed with the traditional versions. The specialty Manhattan wasn't really a Manhattan, and the Vieux Carre had too much absinthe (not an ingredient in a typical Vieux Carre). The steaks were very flavorble, but my wife's filet was a bit too salty and my ribeye, which I ordered medium rare, was cooked closer to medium and arrived a bit cold. The mac-n-chesse was EXCELLENT. Despite these quibbles, we'll be back.
A photo of Juanita's Tex Mex Cantina restaurant
4.6
4.6 (76)
$30 and under
Mexican
College Station
About the restaurant
~ 2023 OpenTable Diner's Choice Award Winner ~

Juanita’s Tex-Mex Cantina is a boutique culinary experience born out of diverse parts of Mexico where authentic recipes and creativeness meet familiar Tex-Mex dishes served in our Lone Star state. Our central location at the heart of Aggieland gives you access to the posh shopping around Century Square, superb accommodations right next to The George Hotel, and is within walking distance to Texas A&M University. From private events and caterings to birthday fiestas and social hours, Juanita's is an upscale and lively cantina where our Tex-Mex roots and culinary expertise will make your experience memorable. And if you prefer to stay in, we partner with DoorDash to bring the fiesta to you.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Great fajitas! Good location Great service! Cool place!
A photo of Poché's Seafood Shoppe & Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (86)
$30 and under
Seafood
College Station
About the restaurant
Poche's Seafood Shoppe & Restaurant serves up freshly prepared seafood specialties and retailing fresh seafood in College Station, Texas.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Food was amazing! Crab and catfish cooked to perfection!
A photo of Elia Cafe Tapas Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (68)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Bryan
About the restaurant
Join us for a culinary journey through Spain at Elia Cafe Tapas Bar. Our delectable tapas, paella, sangria, and mouthwatering dishes will transport you to the heart of Spain. Enjoy a glass of wine from our distinctive wine selection to bring out the flavors in every bite. Located in the beautiful Old Bryan Marketplace, Downtown Bryan's historic building dating back to 1910, the warm ambiance and relaxed elegance of our restaurant will have you feeling right at home. And, to make your experience even more special, we offer live music every weekend. Come for the food, stay for the music, and leave with unforgettable memories.
Top review
EElizabeth
Dined 5 days ago
Elia is a fantastic restaurant that I am so happy to have in B/CS! The tapas are great for both small and large parties as they are all a pretty good size to be able to share. I’ve been 3 times now and everything I’ve tried has been delicious. The drinks are great and there’s a nice wine selection. Our service has been great every time as well. There is always live music that makes for a great ambience and it’s not too loud. Definitely recommend!
A photo of Campfire at The Stella restaurant
4.3
4.3 (296)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bryan
About the restaurant
Embracing the best seasonal ingredients of Central Texas in a warm and inviting dining atmosphere. All paired with crafted cocktails, local brews and a thoughtful wine list. As we embrace the seasonal ingredients, our menus will change with best produce available.

Reservations are strongly recommended.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 24, 2024
We stayed at the hotel for graduation. It was the best option to have all our meals at the Campfire. Beautiful restaurant next to the bar. Beautiful surroundings. 
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