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The Republic

701 University Drive East, Suite 406, College Station, TX 77840
(979) 260-4120
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
College Station, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

When we get a craving for a great steak in town, this is where we go! There is an extensive drink and wine list, and the bar is a very popular place to be any given evening. The side dishes are also very good (we love the mac & cheese and mushrooms). One area they could improve are the desserts.... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While not easy to find from University Avenue- actually perpendicular to University, the restaurant itself is impressive in appearance. We were seated at a booth, and there was plenty of room for the four of us. The drinks are creative and the food is very good, as is the service. Nice atmosphere for a college town.

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Texas
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728 reviews 728 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
1,337 helpful votes 1,337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

On a whim, my wife and I went to The Republic Friday evening. We arrived without a reservation but they were able to accommodate us. Our waiter, Jantzan, did an excellent job of serving us. My wife has the Corsa salad followed by the kingfish, a relatively new item on the menu, and I had the chopped salad followed by... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Eaten there many times, very consistent. Nice environment, friendly service. Great wine list, but a little expensive. Nice bar, can eat in the bar area. Many nights have live music in the bar without a cover charge. The best thing is the food, the steaks are outstanding! If you order a large steak to share make sure you tell them... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were so excited to bring our Granddaughter here after her graduation, after looking at reviews we decided this sounded excellent, and we love high end steak houses. This was not it. We were a table of 10, and they gave us one server that also had at least 8 other tables in the room. After the 1st round of... More

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Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After having several wonderful experiences at The Republic 1836 over the years I am sad to report an overall drop in quality of the food preparation. Service is still great but I was forced to send the following letter to the Manager in regard to our meal last weekend. I did not ask for a response but was surprised not... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I am not normally a fan of steak houses, considering most of them over rated. That being said, the dining experience at Republic may make me rethink that position. Do not be fooled by the location, or exterior, as you will find a very upscale experience when you enter this restaurant. We had a large party, eight people, and the... More

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Bryan, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

After a long week, my wife and I look forward to a Friday evening at the Republic bar. Not only does the dark wood feel and special lighting accents make for a relaxing atmosphere, a well-stocked bar and staff help to create a perfect evening to include generous pours and great appetizers. If you enjoy your steak rare, try the... More

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Pomona, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This place is exceptional! Their house bloody mary is unique and amazing. Also, I believe they are officially the largest whiskey bar in Texas, with dozens to choose from. I suggest trying the Japanese Whiskey; you won't be disappointed. The oysters are to die for. This place is full of little extras. Be sure to notice the smoked salt butter... More

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Abilene, Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Took my family to dinner here. My daughters filet was charred, burnt tasting, on the outside. The inside was somewhat ok. The calamari was decent. Loved the roasted pepper sauce served with the calamari. Our salad was decent. I tried the pork tenderloin. It was just ok. I really expected much better food for the price. I probably will not... More

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