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About The Springbok

Enjoy contemporary American cuisine in downtown Houston at our two floor space with a large deck overlooking Main Street. In addition to the restaurant Springbok has a 4000 sf event space and can accommodate parties and receptions both small and large.

711 Main St.
Unit 100
Houston, TX 77002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday through Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday through Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Late night 10:00pm--12pm
Brunch Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
Capitol

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(832) 767-5574

Website:
http://www.springbokhouston.com/

Parking Details:
There is street parking available. It is free after 6 PM, and on Sundays. There are cash lots located at Texas & Main, and another one is located at Fannin & Capitol.

Public Transit:
Metro line has stations on Main for both the North/South and new East/West corridors.

Executive Chef:
Chef Seth Greenburg

Private Party Facilities:
We have three settings for private parties.
The Main Dining Room - 4,000 square feet. Seats 100 comfortably.
The Van Reibeck Room - 150 square feet located off of the main dining room. Seats 20 comfortably.
The Safari Lounge - 4,000 square feet, 60 foot patio, private bar. Seats 120 comfortably. Outside furniture must be rented for large parties.

Private Party Contact:
Em Connor: (818) 201-6979

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host all different types of events. From corporate happy hours to weddings, The Springbok will create an unforgettable event for you and your guests.

The Springbok Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Unexpectedly the food was awesome!
Even though it wasn't crowded it took a long time to get our drinks once they were ordered.

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food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Danny, our server was excellent; he was attentive, efficient, and kind. Food was average to below average--overpriced bar food. Happy hour on beer and house wine only not pricey specialty drinks--although cocktails were tasty.

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food2
ambience3
service5
value2

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I was there once before with bro and his date. We played ping ping upstairs at that time. this time was a white hip hop rapper show. But great ambiance, setting, comfortable. I am supposed to get 1K pts to my 6pm reservation!

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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food3
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

My date is awesome

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food4
ambience5
service3
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Rated as 5 stars but NOT a 5 star restaurant. It is OK bar food. Very disappointed in the meal.

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food2
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service3
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The redfish was very good. Big portion and mixed well with the other ingredients.

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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Sat at the bar. Male bartender with the beard. No personality. Seemed high. Had to request a beer each time. Food service was slow and food quality OK.

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food3
ambience3
service1
value3

vip
 (Austin)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Service was not that spectacular. My accent apparently was too extreme for her to understand, "Bloody Mary." But food was amazing. Worth a shot.

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food5
ambience5
service2
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2017

For us it was not what we expected. The waiter was attentive. My husband's hamburger was bright red in the center and he had requested well done. I agree with the comment that it's actually a bar that serves food. We will never go back

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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on April 28, 2017

This has turned into just another generic food spot. Nothing really unique or special about the menu and all four of our entrees - burger, fish sausage, and salad - were solidly average. It's not a bad place, but not special at all now either.

Tags: Comfort Food
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food3
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (Houston)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Wild boar sloppy joe was very tasty. Deviled eggs as a starter were great.

Server did not talk about the cheese plate.

Overall was a really nice.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Good food and people/sites watching when you dine outside. The salmon was delicious with a sauce that is divine. Buttery and peppery. Definitely worth a trip downtown to visit this place. Look forward to trying it again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Loved the steak tartare. Would like to see more South African wines and dishes.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Live Sports, Happy Hour
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food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Interesting menu and nicely casual atmosphere, but the service was slow and erratic. No real need for a reservation on a rainy Saturday as it was not even half full.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
ambience2
service2
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We had reservations and were given a table right at the hostess station and when I asked to move tables the hostess was put out by my request. I also called to let them know we were celebrating my husbands birthday and no one ever acknowledged it. We were rushed and overall did not enjoy the experience. The food was really good but unfortunately it was overshadowed by the poor experience.

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food4
ambience2
service3
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Very nice buffalo burger and fries although prefer crispier exterior on fries with dipping sauce. The homemade ham starter was okay, but nothing spectacular. Our server was new but good. The menu is quite small, with a lot of dishes served with an egg (I guess a South African thing). Good beer selection

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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food3
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Great cocktails and draft beer, although no high gravity beers when i was there. Food was so so, but i only had one dish.

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food3
ambience3
service5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 21, 2017

I'be been here many times before but the servers may have changed since the last time I was here. The girl who greeted us barely made eye contact, didn't ask us if we wanted water while we waited and walked away to talk to a police offer that it seemed she knew for more than 5 minutes. Our server was nice, on the other hand. She was polite, made good conversation and recommended a good dish. I really wish there were more of the dinner items on the lunch menu like the curry or the beef stew and maybe some sides like the brussels sprouts or carrots. Other than our initial greeting from the girl, a great experience of food and drink was had!

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 18, 2017

AJ was a good waiter. Offered great suggestions on draft beers. The venue is dirty. The bathroom's sink appeared not to have been cleaned in week. The faucet knobs were extremely dirty. Could send the wrong signal about kitchen.

Tags: Live Sports
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food3
ambience2
service3
value1

 
 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Awesome food!! Great service! We went for Valentine's and it was amazing!! Greatly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Very frustrating experience. I wanted to check this place for their "Super Bowl" brunch but it took them over 1 hour to set up the buffet. Food was below average and only had 5 items on the buffet. Not a good value for what they charge. I wouldn't recommend this place for brunch at all.

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food2
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service1
value1

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Went on Sunday evening so it was especially quiet.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Casual
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Really poor table service. We had to to the bar to get any service

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food4
ambience3
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on January 17, 2017

First visit was a business lunch on a stormy day. There were only a few tables full; the good thing about that was the lack of noise! The kitchen was out of some ingredients and had rejected others so there were a few items not available. The server was attentive but didn't hover. The food was well-prepared and very tasty. This was a bit more casual than I envisaged but a good downtown spot with tasty lunch options.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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food3
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service4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Outstanding, as always. The Coulotte Steak and Garlic Spinach were superb. Kudos to Chef Greenburg and his team. Our regular server, Em, was friendly and attentive as has come to be like a daughter to us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2017

It was a night that filled with surprises. We made a reservation, but there was a sponsored party for recently graduated lawyers going on in the main dining area. Upstairs was full, so we were seated at the bar. We were compensated for our inconveniences though, and the steak was great!

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food4
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The online menu I observed is not the menu at the restaurant. I understood it was South African cuisine. Not so much. Maybe a little. Wife's burger was undercooked. Very disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating
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food1
ambience1
service5
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The food was good quality and tasted good, but the meal seemed incomplete. Bread with our meal would have been nice.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2016

One of the best steaks we have ever eaten. Will definitely go back...

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Food was average. Was expecting a little more with the reviews I had read. Was expecting a but ended up being more like bar food

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Love the Brussels Sprouts!
We will be back

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2016

The Springbok is a great downtown bar with a few food options that are inspired by South African cooking. I had thought is was a restaurant with a bar, but it is clearly a bar that also sells food. I was a little disappointed that the South African sausage plate that was listed on the web site is no longer available. In addition, the descriptions of the food on the menu are basically "American" descriptions. You have to read the details to learn, for example, that the chicken option uses South African style spices.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Went here since my Husband is South African. Took about 15 minutes to get our drink order out to us. The hostess noticed and remedied the problem shortly thereafter. To start, we ordered the Biltong and Shrimp Ceviche. Biltong was subpar and the Ceviche was quite good, especially if you like Coriander/Cilantro. Entree, my husband ordered the Steak salad and I got the Redfish. There was practically ZERO dressing on the salad and he had to ask 3 people (over a span of 10 minutes) for extra dressing before someone finally brought it. The redfish was cooked perfectly but it was lacking in flavor. Maybe it just needed more chorizo? Quite a disappointed considering the waitress recommended it. Overall the Hostess was keeping an eye on everything and she made sure we had a somewhat decent experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Overall an enjoyable visit. Upscale and unique bar food with a solid tap list and attentive staff. Decor is modern and suitable for anything from a date night to business lunch to a bachelor party.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Wonderful service. Slow when we were there on a Saturday night but hat was kind of nice. Delicious food!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2016

I was expecting a restaurant. However, this establishment is a more a trendy bar frequented by locals. The French fries, Brussels sprouts & carrots were divine. The chicken was nice as well.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Tried lunch last week. The menu consists of both traditional lunch items along with unique South African items. My friend had the buffalo burger and I had the smoked turkey sandwich. Both were very good. Waitstaff was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Not the most convenient location but the food was excellent! Some surprisingly delicious dishes.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Hostess was a bit rude but experience was great due to the great service of our bartender/ waiter

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2016

I really liked Spring Bok. It was surprising to find it empty on a Friday evening because I have heard such great things about it. Definitely a hidden gem. I had the cailuflower and eggs and I tried my friends sloppy joe. Both were delightful. The drinks are good too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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