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Reef



2600 Travis
Houston, TX 77002

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(713) 526-8282

  • Sun - Closed;
  • Mon - Thu 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Fri 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cuisine: Seafood Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 119 reviews


price range:$26 to $50

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  • Samantha Mae AMenu is based on the daily shipment! Good sized portions. Try their oysters.

    55555 by Samantha Mae A


  • Cindy B.Blood orange margarita is the best ever. Crab cakes - delicious!

    55555 by Cindy B.


  • EdReef's gumbo (delivered by Ubereats) was excellent!!

    55555 by Ed


  • Joshua J.Redfish on the half shell

    33333 by Joshua J.


  • Clifton McAdamsHappy hour menu, drinks and food, is really good, with many/most items $5 or less, including pizzas.

    55555 by Clifton McAdams


  • Sarah GIt can get pretty loud here, so conversation can be a challenge. However you won't want to talk once you taste the food. Incredible. Try the milkshake for dessert.

    55555 by Sarah G


  • Kathrine Z.The fish carpaccio is awesome

    55555 by Kathrine Z.


  • Clifton McAdamsAwesome Mother's Day brunch. Best seafood restaurant in town. Get the jumbo crab cake appetizer.

    55555 by Clifton McAdams


  • Tony B.Try the Fried Calamari - (via @Foodspotting)

    33333 by Tony B.


  • Tony B.Try the Roasted Cobia With Plantain - (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Tony B.


  • Tony B.Try the Snapper Carpaccio - (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Tony B.


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

    55555 by Tony B.


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

    55555 by Ashley W.


  • 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.

    55555 by Jackie L.


  • Nono RHVA 2014 company annual dinner and meet!

    55555 by Nono R


  • Christy LandesGreat 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.

    55555 by Christy Landes


  • Shkelzen KThe grouper was excellent as well as the mac&cheese!

    55555 by Shkelzen K


  • Reginald HendricksJalapeño Jelly

    55555 by Reginald Hendricks


  • TV Food MapsCheck out Reef as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • 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.

    55555 by Travis C.


  • Chefs FeedRonnie Killen, chef of Killen’s Steakhouse, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Kinilaw.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Michael L.Worth the hype- go for Grouper!

    33333 by Michael L.


  • Rhi MI 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.

    55555 by Rhi M


  • Michael R.Best seafood restaurant and the milkshake is heaven

    55555 by Michael R.


  • Adam CooperSnapper, fried macaroni and cheese

    55555 by Adam Cooper


  • Houston PressChef Bryan Caswell is reeling them in with his imaginative new take on Gulf seafood.

    55555 by Houston Press


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

    55555 by Houston Chronicle


  • Houston ChronicleDon'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.

    55555 by Houston Chronicle


  • 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!

    55555 by Atlanta Food & W.


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

    55555 by Kevin


  • Robert B.Great food, but the waiter was aloof.

    33333 by Robert B.


  • Natasha T.Crabcakes are the best!!!

    55555 by Natasha T.


  • Melanie C.The crispy skinned snapper is my favorite!

    55555 by Melanie C.


  • Saf anDish: tomato salad with Russian dressing and onion rings

    55555 by Saf an


  • 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!

    55555 by Jessica T.


  • Melanie C.The crispy skinned snapper was wonderful!

    55555 by Melanie C.


  • Holly S.Cauliflower grits.

    55555 by Holly S.


  • Kale P.Reef Bahn Mi was legit!

    55555 by Kale P.


  • Jen P.Shrimp Shooters are the best way to start your meal!!

    55555 by Jen P.


  • hamad NAmaizing place

    55555 by hamad N


  • Bobby W.The Happy Hour Beef and Pork Sliders are delicious!

    55555 by Bobby W.


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

    55555 by Robert G.


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

    55555 by Alba S.


  • 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.

    22222 by Tara O.


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

    55555 by Gena D.


  • Lorie S.Can't beat their Happy Hour!

    55555 by Lorie S.


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

    55555 by Scott F.


  • Rai S.Really enjoyed our meal. Ice cold beer, catfish was perfectly done. Lightly battered and not overdone. My husband loved his grilled stuffed shrimp.

    55555 by Rai S.


  • Jen P.The oyster shooters are fab!

    55555 by Jen P.


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

    55555 by Mark C.


  • chapman L.amazing service! Jalapeno jelly!!!

    55555 by chapman L.


  • Lorie S.One of the best Happy Hours around!

    55555 by Lorie S.


  • 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)

    55555 by Ryan D.


  • Sharon H.Food was cold sent it back then the shrimp was over cooked. Tried it a couple years ago was not good then still not.

    22222 by Sharon H.


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

    55555 by Rani R.


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

    55555 by Sou S.


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

    55555 by Sou S.


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

    55555 by Sou S.


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

    55555 by Sou S.


  • Sou S.Try the Big Pork Chop - Seriously the best pork chop anywhere. Napa cabbage kimchi slaw and cherry mustard were perfect foils for the juicy pork.

    55555 by Sou S.


  • Sou S.Try the Naked Rib-Eye with Cornmeal Gnocchi, Wild Mushrooms and Beet Jus - The gnocchis were so good.

    55555 by Sou S.


  • Sou S.Try the Slow Baked Salmon with Meyer Lemon Risotto and Chili Oil - The risotto was amazing!

    55555 by Sou S.


  • Sou S.Try the fried oysters - Yummy!

    55555 by Sou S.


  • Sou S.Try the Crunchy Calamari

    55555 by Sou S.


  • Sou S.Try the The Perfect Pear - Very nice cocktail. pear vodka, lychee and pineapple

    55555 by Sou S.


  • Rani R.Anything you get here is sublime. Menu changes daily. RansChoice: Shrimp Shooters, Fried Calamari w/Alioli, Red Snapper w/ Fried Mac, the Spiked Shakes. You walk out giddy!

    55555 by Rani R.


  • Stephan StammFantástica Vieira ,

    55555 by Stephan Stamm


  • Laura P.My favorites are the No Minors Milkshake, crab cakes, sweet potato and bacon(?) raviolis, their jalapeño jam and their fried macaroni and cheese (which comes out in a perfect cube) delish!!!!!!

    55555 by Laura P.


  • LaurenTry the crab cakes!

    55555 by Lauren


  • The Culinary Institute of AmericaThe restaurant view is the cherry on top of Chef Bryan Caswell's decadent creations. Find out more about The Culinary Institute of America, where the chef got his start:

    55555 by The Culinary Institute of America


  • Craig W.Had the gumbo. Highly recommended, but have some WARRR-TAAH(!) handy! Spicy!

    55555 by Craig W.


  • Diane M.Surprised that on a Saturday night the bar was not busy.

    22222 by Diane M.


  • David S.$6.50 get Henry or Jerry to make you a Long Island Tea. If you make it past the 2nd one call a cab!

    55555 by David S.


  • Laura B.Houston Press 2012 Favorite Dishes - Kinilaw

    55555 by Laura B.


  • Debra W.Oysters on a half shell were fresh and cold! I had the Simply Shrimp, and got 6 perfectly grilled shrimp (a little to salty), served with green salad. The Thin Key lime tart was excellent! A+ Service

    55555 by Debra W.


  • The Culinary Institute of AmericaThe restaurant view is the cherry on top of Chef Bryan Caswell's decadent creations. Find out more about the Culinary Institute of America, where the chef got his start:

    55555 by The Culinary Institute of America


  • Wil E.Standouts include the crispy skin snapper and roasted grouper. For intense flavor, try the steamed mussels splashed with toasted ancho chile broth and Shiner Bock beer.

    55555 by Wil E.


  • Kristi C.Crispy Skin Snapper

    55555 by Kristi C.


  • Houston PressCheck out The Reef's Happy Hour on the Go Time Happy Hour App! Download for free on iphone, android and blackberry! http://bit.ly/NkNt2M

    55555 by Houston Press


  • Laura B.Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Milkshakes - #4

    55555 by Laura B.


  • Kate T.The appetizers are bigger portions than the entrees. Great value!

    55555 by Kate T.


  • Kate T.Ok, I'm convinced: the Mac and cheese and the milkshake are in fact good, as counter-intuitive as they may appear to be.

    55555 by Kate T.


  • Nancy M.Jalapeno juice does not make hushpuppies or cocktail.sauce CAJUN. Getting worse not better

    22222 by Nancy M.


  • Laura B.ReefEpisode: SmokyAir Date: 05/30/2011Mark Forgione / Pork ChopHouston, TX

    55555 by Laura B.


  • Jessica S.Pork chop was on The Best Thing I Ever Ate

    55555 by Jessica S.


  • Greg C.You CANNOT come to Reef & not have Tom as your server. Stunning service; well done Chef Caswell, well done...do not let him leave ever!

    33333 by Greg C.


  • Ulf H.Great food, douchy midtown crowd

    55555 by Ulf H.


  • Atlanta Food & Wine FestivalChef Bryan Caswell is one of the Oceans 6, a dinner on Thurs May 10 at this year's Festival! If you love great Southern seafood, you won't want to miss this! Get your tickets today!

    55555 by Atlanta Food & Wine Festival


  • Laura B.Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Seafood Restaurants - #2

    55555 by Laura B.


  • Evan[Bu]A posh restaurant seasons their food properly, hence there are no salt and pepper shakers at your table. That being said, get a crabcake.

    33333 by Evan[Bu]


  • Malissa L.Not the best sea food place, I give it a 3

    55555 by Malissa L.


  • Brian G.Uhhhh go with the crab cake if you know what's good for you

    33333 by Brian G.


  • CultureMap HoustonCaswell and Reef have earned accolades from pretty much every local, state, and national arbiter—Texas Monthly, My Table, Food & Wine, Bon Apetit!, Travel & Leisure...

    55555 by CultureMap Houston


  • Joann L.Seafood is fresh!

    55555 by Joann L.


  • Ben C.get the mussels.

    33333 by Ben C.


  • Shana C.Definitely not the place to be for happy hour to hang out between appts. After they take your order there is no bar conversation. You are all together ignored unless you want to order more. Great food

    55555 by Shana C.


  • Laura B.Houston Press Best of Houston 2011 - Reader's Choice - Best Seafood Restaurant

    55555 by Laura B.


  • Dani R.The wine list is great and reasonably priced. The seafood is great. Love the redfish on the half shell. Other great non-seafood selections as well, such as the sliders.

    55555 by Dani R.


  • Hugh A.Try the Redfish on a half shell. Awesome!

    55555 by Hugh A.


  • Jay J.The "slice" salad is phenomenal as is the salmon w/lemon risotto.

    55555 by Jay J.


  • Marilyn H.They let me get a kids meal... Yay!!!

    55555 by Marilyn H.


  • Kellie M.Make sure you ask for Debbie! She rocks!Try the Lollipop Crabs! Delish!The Thin Lime Tart is so good, it melts in your mouth!

    55555 by Kellie M.


  • Davinci VirtualFrom salmon to scallops, Reef offers a delicious seafood selection that can't be matched!

    55555 by Davinci Virtual


  • Cynthia W.Nadia is the best bartender!

    55555 by Cynthia W.


  • Jonathan D.Crab cake to die for. Grouper with the corn pudding was next level. The milkshake was maybe the best one I've ever had.

    55555 by Jonathan D.


  • The Daily MealWe know you're here for fish, but the mac 'n cheese comes in a perfectly geometric panko cube! That said, the mussels swim in a broth chock-full of Texas-born Shiner Bock and are a must-try.

    55555 by The Daily Meal


  • Houston Press2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Milk Shake: The age-old milk shake gets a kick in the pants, adding brandy and Kahlúa to its delicious ice cream base. Yowzah!

    55555 by Houston Press


  • Greg C.Fantastic Happy Hour with $1 sliders, $5 flatbread pizzas & $4 shakertinis. Rachel and Summer tend bar very well.

    55555 by Greg C.


  • Vincent M.Great seafood. Contemporary atmosphere. Lots of business dinners. I will go back.

    55555 by Vincent M.


  • Alin D.Ask for Jennifer, she rocks! Oh and the shrimp and lollipops are freaking awesome!

    55555 by Alin D.


  • Michael Ryanget the lollipops!

    33333 by Michael Ryan


  • Keelan H.The Gumbo rocks!

    55555 by Keelan H.


  • Alin D.The Shirmp and Crab Shooters... strange but AWESOME!

    55555 by Alin D.


  • Keelan H.Reef has a grest ber called 3rd Bar next door. Excellent. Say Hi to Summer...

    55555 by Keelan H.


  • Kasie Lynn C.its not on the wine list, but ask for the cade. a sauvignon blanc you won't regret.

    55555 by Kasie Lynn C.


  • Mark A.The salmon BLT is serious business, guys. The bread only is fantastic! Their happy hour specials are legit too.

    55555 by Mark A.


  • Amyn Z.Mac n cheese is fried and it is awesome. Service is little laid back so take your time and not be in hurry.

    55555 by Amyn Z.


  • Andrew C.Redfish on the half shell w/ mac n cheese

    55555 by Andrew C.


  • Emily H.Try the mac and cheese!

    55555 by Emily H.


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