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“Great View, Quality Service, Good Food but a Few Suggestions”

Republic of Texas Bar & Grill
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Twigg Street
Reviewed December 7, 2013

We have visited about 4 times In the last 4 months. The restaurant utilizes 2 floors to offer 4 levels of seating with spectacular views of the bay and Corpus Christi skyline.

The service has always been prompt, knowledgeable and pleasant.

If you go, the quail legs, carnitas, crabcake and steaks are delicious. As for sides, checkout the green chili Mac & Cheese...I don't like m&c but this was delicious, mashed potatoes and spinach are good too. Cheesecake is also a great desert there.

Mixed Drinks are a lil strong (that is not a complaint) and there is an extensive variety.

If you like to eat on a perch, this is a great place. There are perches within the perch and the lounge/bar is the pinnacle with a baby grand piano that is played on weekend evenings.

Overall very good with only 2 important suggestions:

1. While the lounge chairs are very comfortable they need to be reupholstered.

2. Although the piano player seems to be kind, he doesn't seem to know or play anything unless it is 1920's-1940's tunes with a jazzy twist of that era. It's not bad for a few songs but all night, every night begins to be off-putting. Needs some Adelle, Richard Marx, classical, etc...

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Thank TravellingTexans14
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Went for business dinner with group of 5.
The view was excellent, although it was foggy at first, but it cleared up.

The prime rib was very tasty and cooked just right.
They served antelopes but that's for next time.

Shrimp bisque was also very rich and creamy.

Overall great service, great wine list, and great steaks.

Thank nishizak
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Since we were staying at the Omni Hotel and Resort where this restaurant is located, we decided to try it out at the recommendation of the concierge. When we arrived, our table was not ready (had reserved earlier in the morning) but we were seated at a lounge to wait. I requested the New England Clam Chowder and it was cold in some parts, had bacon which overpowered the taste of the chowder, and very little clams. I did not like the taste either so I returned it. I tried the Filet Mignon, which was nicely done, and the texture was perfect except that they overdid the pepper on it. The baked potato was not appealing and looked as if it had been sitting around for a while after baking. it was not hot either. The dessert (Key Lime pie) was good but I expected it to be better than it was. Overall, we were disappointed with the dinner experience here, which was definitely not the best value for money.

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Thank kalyx77
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

The wife and I stayed @ the Omni and I couldn't wait to check this place out. We just had drinks with family but were very impressed with wine list and liquor inventory. I had a couple Garrison Bros bourbon cocktails and the wife enjoyed their signature margaritas as well. Ahi tuna tartar was delicious but needed more cucumber and more won tons. Great location and wait staff very attentive.

Thank MMJones09
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

We are staying at the Omni and decided to dine at the Republic. Excellent choice. I had the pan-seared fish which was Mahi-Mahi and crab. The fish was cooked perfectly and served with a devine butter sauce. The crab was sweet and wonderful. My husband ordered the bone-in steak. Once again, cooked perfectly, high quality meat, very tasty.

On a whim, we also ordered the green chili mac and cheese. Not something we would normally order but so glad we did. It had just enough green chili to taste but not overwhelm. The white cheese was wonderful. Highly recommend.

Our waiter, Simon, was very professional and friendly. He was helpful but not overbearing.

The view from our table was extraordinary. Yes, the Caribbean offers crystal blue waters and white sand, but the Texas Gulf offers gorgeous water that lets you know you are home. And, home is a good place to be. We were at Republic when it was a full moon and the water glistened beautifully as it was reflected by the moon.

It just doesn't get much better than this.

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Thank Rhonda C
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