310 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX | Directions 7610232.754967 -97.332718
Daily 11am-2:30pm and 5-10:30pm
Think twice before eating here!!!! – If you have an evening and extra money to waste....by all means make a trip to Reata!!!!! They say they have a "romantic atmosphere".........I've had more romantic evenings in a Waffle House at 3am Sunday mornings. The food is nothing special (except to them) and the prices are way out of line for what you get. I don't mind spending money for fine dining, but this place makes one wonder if the owners really know the definition of fine dining.
Their Tenderloin Tamales were bone dry. I was advised by my waiter that the tamales were rated by the newspaper as one of the ten dishes one should eat before they die. Evidently, the newspaper gets a deal on the food there......:(
My steak, ordered medium rare, came out almost raw and had to be returned. By the time they managed to get it back to the table, my wife was almost finished with her dinner. The noise level was similar to an airport bar. Don't waste your time or money at this place. There are some great restaurants in the area......sadly, this isn't one of them.
New favorite place! – I just moved to downtown Fort Worth after spending the last three years in San Francisco, and came across this place about a month ago. I grew up in South Texas and the decor of the place reminds me a hunting lodge that my dad used to take my brother and I to. It's a great "Texas" experience to bring guests. I've had several friends come visit, and Reata is always thier favorite spot. The tamales are out of this world, the pepper crusted tenderloin is great and their wine list gives plenty of options. Check out the rooftop after dinner for some drinks.
The Worst Service at a High Price!... Keep Walking – As long as you order drink after drink, the wait staff will cater to you. Considering the burger-joint level of service, their high prices are unreasonable. Although the surroundings are unique and pleasant at Reata, we felt that they were doing us a favor by allowing us to have a drink and dinner in their establishment. We complained to the manager, but after several days, no one followed up! We decided to tell everyone we know about this circus and to make sure they forgot it ever existed. There are plenty of restaurants in the DFW area to choose from. It is interesting that hard-working folks in lesser-known restaurants know how to give better service. They know they need a friendly attitude and a welcoming smile to get good tips. The wait staff at the bar area should spend some training time at McDonald?s. It will save Reata some money and also teach these ignoramuses some basic customer service. It is time to get out of Dodge, partner!
Our Favorite Place! – My wife and I frequent Reata often, and we always have a great time. We usually begin our evening with a cocktail or glass of wine at their rooftop bar which offers a great view of downtown, and then head downstairs for dinner. They are known for the Tenderloin Tamales which are great, but my favorite appetizer is the Smoked Quail served on Jalapeno Cheddar Grits. My wife usually goes with whatever fish feature they are running that night, and I get either the Pepper-crusted Tenderloin or the Buffalo Ribeye. All of their desserts are awesome and we usually just go with our server recommendation. In fact, last time we went, we let our server choose every course for us, and it turned out to be the best meal we've had! It's our favorite place in town and we always look forward to a great evening when we go there!
What has happened to this jewel? – Time was when Reata was a great restaurant. However, in the last three months I have recognized a decline that is alarming, disappointing, and will preclude my spending my dollars there in the future. Same great atmosphere, same items on the menu, but the issues now reside with execution. Service is often inattentive, inexperienced, and rushed, almost what I'd expect at On the Border. The food has shifted from outstanding to average and inconsistent. The chili relleno is now heavy and cold; the buffalo ribeye greasy(?), the pork chop cold and tough. I think the issue is management in both the front and back rooms, so hopefully, Reata will fix itself.
Rustic setting, down-home food and welcoming smiles are waiting at this Fort Worth favorite. – The Scene
Cowhide-covered seat cushions, solid wood tables and friendly service remind you where you are: Fort Worth, Texas. Large comfy leather couches and sofas greet you at the door. Perfect for a before-dinner drink from the big mahogany bar at the side of the entrance. Throughout the restaurant is memorabilia from the cowboy flick "Giant," after which the restaurant is named.
Don't think about skipping appetizers: The upscale tamales come highly recommended. Standard country staples are abundant. Be ready for a twist to your plate-sized chicken-fried steak. Pan-seared herb chicken comes with a savory chipotle barbecue sauce and the pepper-crusted tenderloin is served with standard wine sauce. Side dishes such as jalapeno cheese grits and bacon-wrapped asparagus are perfect options to complete any meal.
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