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#39 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
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2600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006-3540 (McGowen Street)
+1 713-526-8282
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a business partner to the Reef the other night knowing that they have some fine seafood. We were pleased. We started tasting three different types of oysters which were chilled and fresh. Followed that with a Korean infused octopus (my friends first taste) which was a winner. We both ordered a fish entire, salmon and red fish. We... More 

Thank Joe G
Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner at Reef with a few friends. The food was great, really loved the redfish on the half shell with fried Mac and cheese. We all had the adult milkshake for desert. The restaurant repurposed its printed menus into coasters and other useful items. Overall great place to have a nice dinner

Thank K B
Kochi (Cochin), India
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

It was my first visit but it was really great experience. Food was really good and mouthwatering one Service was really nice Ambiance was super Grilled Chicken dish was best!!

Thank FReeBiRDsFreedom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I went to Reef for Valentine's Day dinner. This was our first visit to this restaurant but we will definitely be back. We were seated at the exact time of our reservation. The servers were attentive and friendly. The food was out of this world. We had a tuna poke appetizer which was outstanding - very fresh... More 

Thank tripman12
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Eaten here a few times and the food and service is always great. Valet parking is free. Has a bar to the side and you can get a dinner menu. Wine list is extensive.

Thank barb938
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A good range of inventive, thoughtfully prepared and delicious starters, entres and deserts. Friendly and knowledgeable staff that patiently explained the choices and options.

Thank Adrian D
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We came here to enjoy their 5 course tasting dinner with wine pairing and were blown away! The cuisine was top notch and the service was off the charts! We bid on this at an charity auction and are so glad we did! Everything from the bread and jalapeño jelly, gumbo, ahi tuna, and beef were prepared to perfection and... More 

Thank kendalljfriday
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I LOVED Reef! The food was absolutely delicious. The crab cakes, rock shrimp tempura, and poke were fabulous appetizers. I then had the red snapper for dinner, which was very unique with Meyer lemon foam and very tasty. The desert was also excellent - we had the blueberry (muffin I think?) and the chocolate lava cake. The service was great... More 

Thank Alexis G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious and creatively prepared. Had the striped bass and the snapper. Both were exquisite but the snapper, which comes with "instructions," was particularly incredible. Great wine list with surprisingly reasonable prices. Very attentive and gracious staff. A bit loud once it filled up but we had no difficulty conducting our dinner meeting. Highly recommended.

Thank magique1960
Dallas, Texas, United States
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

They serve very fresh local seafood that is perfectly prepared. The large attractive space is not as loud as most restaurants. Tables are spaced so that you can have a conversation without shouting. The wine list is one of the best I have seen, with a long list of very reasonably priced wines.

Thank Dallasoenophile

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 Travis St, Houston, TX 77006-3540
    (McGowen Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-526-8282

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?