Let's be clear: My ribeye steak at Reata restaurant was fantastic. And, since the ribeye was the main course, feel free to look no further when searching for dinner in Alpine, Texas. That said, there are some clear opportunities for improvement. The biscuits and muffins were cold and hard when they should have been warm and soft. The broccoli was a little cold, a little undercooked, and a little under seasoned. And the service was a little slow. The jalapeno cheese grits, on the other hand, were very tasty and worth ordering.
Reata is a nice surprise -- a very good restaurant in a pretty remote part of the country -- but it has the potential to be even better than that.