Reef

Seafood Restaurant and New American Restaurant
2600 Travis St (McGowen St), Houston, TX 77006, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.9/10

Based on 124 votes

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  • seafood
  • snapper
  • milkshakes
  • chef bryan caswell
  • happy hour
  • crab cakes
  • mac & cheese
  • fish
  • mussels
  • wine
  • desserts
  • oysters
  • calamari
  • sliders
  • good for dates
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  • great value
  • risotto
  • scallops
  • Tony B.

    Try the Blueberry Financier With Limoncello Curd And Ginger Sorbet - (via @Foodspotting)

    Tony Bodeepong · 2 weeks ago
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  • Tony B.

    Try the Roasted Cobia With Plantain - (via @Foodspotting)

    Tony Bodeepong · 2 weeks ago
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  • Tony B.

    Try the Fried Calamari - (via @Foodspotting)

    Tony Bodeepong · 2 weeks ago
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  • Tony B.

    Try the Snapper Carpaccio - (via @Foodspotting)

    Tony Bodeepong · 2 weeks ago
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  • Ashley W.

    Cocktails, appetizers, and dinner all on point! Had the seared tuna with a side of fried mac and cheese.

    Ashley Wilson · February 22
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  • Jackie L.

    I went for my twentieth birthday, and it was great! The calamari and snapper carpaccio were fantastic appetizers. I was disappointed by my entree, but the bread pudding was THE most fantastic dessert.

    Jackie Luo · February 1
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  • Nono D.

    HVA 2014 company annual dinner and meet!

    Nono DanY · December 15, 2014
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  • Christy L.

    Great ceviche and mixed drinks. Menu changes often so it's hard to recommend an entree. Loud but cool. Great service. Definitely one of Houston's best.

    Christy Landes · October 2, 2014
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  • Shkelzen H.

    The grouper was excellent as well as the mac&cheese!

    Shkelzen Hoxhaj · September 10, 2014
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  • Reginald H.

    Jalapeño Jelly

    Reginald Hendricks · September 6, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Reef as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
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  • Travis C.

    Never had a bad meal here. Tonight, the slow baked salmon, seafood hot pot, and mussels were all really good. Service is also always good.

    Travis Combel · August 23, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Ronnie Killen, chef of Killen’s Steakhouse, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Kinilaw. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Michael L.

    Worth the hype- go for Grouper!

    Michael Lawless · August 15, 2014
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  • Rhi M.

    I dream about the crispy snapper. My husband loves the red fish on the half shell. It's easy to see why this has been rated the #1 seafood restaurant in the states.

    Rhi M · August 9, 2014
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  • Michael R.

    Best seafood restaurant and the milkshake is heaven

    Michael Rochman · August 8, 2014
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  • Adam C.

    Snapper, fried macaroni and cheese

    Adam Cooper · August 6, 2014
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  • Houston Press

    Chef Bryan Caswell is reeling them in with his imaginative new take on Gulf seafood. Read more

    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
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  • Houston Chronicle

    Inside track: Managing partner Bill Floyd's wine list — another local trendsetter — offers a wide and interesting range of bottles at remarkably low prices. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
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  • Houston Chronicle

    Don't miss: Marinated crab kinilaw; crispy-skin snapper with sweet and sour chard; roasted grouper with bacon-braised collards; beefsteak tomatoes with o-rings and Russian dressing. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
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  • Atlanta Food & W.

    Roll up your sleeves and get crackin' with Bryan Caswell at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29 - June 1 and learn how to barbecue crab! Read more

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  • Kevin

    Outstanding place. Food was delicious. Had the roasted grouper and crab cakes. Adult milkshake was out of this world

    Kevin · March 28, 2014
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  • Robert B.

    Great food, but the waiter was aloof.

    Robert Bell · March 21, 2014
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  • Natasha T.

    Crabcakes are the best!!!

    Natasha Torres · March 15, 2014
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  • Melanie C.

    The crispy skinned snapper is my favorite!

    Melanie C · March 14, 2014
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  • Saf an

    Dish: tomato salad with Russian dressing and onion rings

    Saf an · January 31, 2014
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  • Jessica T.

    Roasted grouper! Slow baked salmon! Red fish on half shell! Baked oysters! Fried oysters! Friessssss!! Soo crispy! You really can't go wrong unless you choose something basic.. Try something new!

    Jessica Tran · December 21, 2013
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  • El☆na ☇.

    Every single thing i tried was absolutely delicious. Try: Crab Cake, tuna, redfish and mac&cheese. For dessert they brought out a boozy milkshake that was really good.

    El☆na ☇ · December 7, 2013
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  • Melanie C.

    The crispy skinned snapper was wonderful!

    Melanie C · October 27, 2013
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  • Holly S.

    Cauliflower grits.

    Holly Shoals · October 6, 2013
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  • Kale P.

    Reef Bahn Mi was legit!

    Kale Petersen · September 19, 2013
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  • Jen P.

    Shrimp Shooters are the best way to start your meal!!

    Jen Prejean · August 17, 2013
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  • hamad k.

    Amaizing place

    hamad khalaf · August 6, 2013
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  • Bobby W.

    The Happy Hour Beef and Pork Sliders are delicious!

    Bobby Witcher · July 24, 2013
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  • Robert G.

    The seafood is very fresh. The redfish on the half shell is awesome!

    Robert Gruener · July 14, 2013
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  • Alba S.

    Steamed mussels amazing. And the milk shake dessert is a must!!!!!

    Alba Sandoval · July 12, 2013
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  • Tara O.

    The food is absolutely awful. If they put any more spices in it, they would be in violation of the fire code. And apparently, all vodkas are billed as Ketel One and $8.50 a piece.

    Tara Osborn · July 11, 2013
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  • Gena D.

    Loved it! Great service, more than reasonable wine prices, delicious food.

    Gena D · July 6, 2013
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  • Lorie S.

    Can't beat their Happy Hour!

    Lorie Simon Fortson · June 27, 2013
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  • Scott F.

    Their lunch is surprisingly inexpensive. The salmon BLT is awesome and only $11!

    Scott Fisher · June 12, 2013
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  • Jen P.

    The oyster shooters are fab!

    Jen Prejean · April 27, 2013
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  • Mark C.

    Loved the crab carbonara. The crème fraîche cheesecake was divine!

    Mark Collado · April 20, 2013
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  • chapman L.

    amazing service! Jalapeno jelly!!!

    chapman Logan · March 17, 2013
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  • Lorie S.

    One of the best Happy Hours around!

    Lorie Simon Fortson · March 13, 2013
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  • Ryan D.

    Crispy skinned snapper is excellent, as is the grilled mako shark, if you're lucky enough to have it on the menu (I believe they also serve a Cobia that is prepared in a similar fashion)

    Ryan Dean · March 9, 2013
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  • Rani R.

    This place has quickly become my favorite restaurant. Crispy snapper is another favorite

    Rani Ramchandani · February 16, 2013
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  • Sou S.

    Try the The Milkshake 'No Minors' - Milkshakes for the grown up taste. Its got booze! Awesomely awesome!

    Sou Seuasingnouane · February 9, 2013
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  • Sou S.

    Try the Roasted Grouper - Greens and crackling in potlikker his...delicious!

    Sou Seuasingnouane · February 9, 2013
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  • Sou S.

    Try the 28 Day Dry Aged NY Strip - Buttery soft it was! Salad and frites with Sriracha remoulade

    Sou Seuasingnouane · February 9, 2013
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  • Sou S.

    Try the Seared Scallops and Crab Carbonara - Perfectly cooked scallops, they were so tender! Pasta was delicious!

    Sou Seuasingnouane · February 9, 2013
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