Reef

Modern Seafood

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Overview

Set your course for Reef in Midtown to dine on seafood with Gulf Coast, Mediterranean and Asian accents, named one of the best seafood restaurants in the U.S. by Bon Appetit magazine (2008). The dining room is awash in sea tones while chef Bryan Caswell, a Food & Wine magazine best new chef (2009) prepares fish favorites like redfish on the half shell with fried mac and cheese, or crispy skin snapper with sweet and sour chard, all paired with a selection from their 4000 bottle cellar.

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Accolades

  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Top 100 Restaurants 2014 - Houston Chronicle
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Reef

Dinner Menu

Rare

  • Oysters on the ½ Shell Blue Point, CT*; Canada Cup, PEI*; Rochambeau, VA*
    Dozen $29.00
    Half Dozen $15.00
  • Taiwanese Style Oysters Shaved Lime, Asian Cocktail
    $15.00
    $29.00
  • Shrimp Shooters
    $3.00
  • Tuna Poke* Watermelon Radish, Avocado, Roasted Pepper Vinaigrette
    $17.00
  • Snapper Carpaccio* Grapefruit Agra Dolce, Garlic Bruschetta
    $9.00
  • 3rd Bar Plateau* Our Seafood Grouping of all Things Salty and Raw

Appetizers

  • Market Vegetable Salad Mixed Greens, Herb Sherry Vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Seafood and Andouille Sausage Gumbo Tex-Mati Rice
    $10.50
  • Gochujang Octopus Charred Cabbage, Shiitake Emulsion
    $14.00
  • Tempura Rock Shrimp, XO Sauce
    $14.00
  • Cornmeal Crusted Calamari Crystal-Steens Buttermilk Crema, Peppadew Relish
    $10.00
  • Jumbo lump Crab Cake Taqueria Style Pickled Vegetables
    $19.00
  • 3rd Bar Fried Oysters Sriracha Remoulade, Scallions, Chilies
    $18.00

Entrees

  • Snapper Almond, Brown Butter, Squash, Meyer Lemon
    $32.00
  • Crisp Skin Salmon Pistachio Gremolata, Shaved Beets
    $25.00
  • Roasted Barrel Celeriac Puree, Oyster Mushroom, Chipotle, Chorizo
    $30.00
  • Redfish on the Half-Shell Fried Mac & Cheese
    $32.00
  • Seared Scallops Glazed Beans, Black Garlic
    $28.00
  • Grilled Cobia Five Spice Carrots, Curried Cauliflower Puree, Watercress Raisin Salad
    $30.00
  • Ballerine Pasta Gulf Shrimp, Lemon Zest, Baby Squash, Roasted Garlic, Thai Basil
    $25.00
  • Chili Glazed Yellowfin Tuna Haricot Verts, Plantains
    $32.00
  • Filet Mignon Oyster Mushrooms & Grilled Broccolini, Bone Marrow Emulsion
    $34.00
  • Big Pork Chop Pecan Smoke, Napa Cabbage, Peas, Cherry Mustard
    $30.00

Simply

  • Shrimp
    $17.00
  • Salmon
    $18.00
  • Scallops
    $22.00
  • Chicken
    $15.00
  • Surf and Turf
    $38.00
  • Tuna
    $26.00

Sides

  • Fried Mac & Cheese
    $7.00
  • Sweet and Spicy Brussels, Bacon
    $7.00
  • Sesame Spinach
    $7.00
  • Cardamom Carrots
    $7.00

Lunch Menu

Appetizer

  • Snapper Carpaccio Grapefruit agra dolce, garlic bruschetta
    $9.00
  • Bibb Lettuce Celery, fennel, radish, green apple, pecorino, reef ranch
    $11.00
  • Seafood and Andouille Gumbo Tex-mati rice
    $9.50
  • Sweet Pea & Mint Agnolotti Herbsaint cream, spiced pistachio, bacon, pickled ramps
    $14.00
  • 1 Dozen 3rd Bar Fried Oysters Sriracha remoulade, scallions, chilies
    $15.00
  • Crawfish Croquettes Crab boil aioli
    $12.00
  • Chili Shrimp Lettuce Wraps Mango, crispy vegetables
    $14.00
  • Crab Cake Taqueria style pickled vinaigrette
    $19.00

The Special

  • Bibb Salad Shaved vegetables, pecorino, reef ranch
  • Mango Chili shrimp lettuce wrap
  • Potted Redfish Taqueria pickled vegetables, toast points
  • Pulled Pork Slider Creole slaw
  • Seafood and Andouille Gumbo
  • Vietnamese Cellophane Noodle Salad Avocado, peanuts, dragon chili

Main

  • Grilled Salmon BLT With avocado, pesto aioli
    $14.00
  • Sautéed Vegetables Harissa cous cous
    $10.00
  • Vietnamese Cellophane Noodle Salad Avocado, peanuts, dragon chili
    $9.50
    With Chicken $13.00
    With Shrimp $14.00
  • Potted Redfish Taqueria pickled vegetables, toast points
    $11.00
  • Jackson Street Pulled Pork Sliders Creole slaw, crispy fries
    $9.50
  • Charred Chicken Cobb Salad
    $14.00
  • Mixed Seafood Grill Sugar cane, harissa cous cous
    $18.00
  • Rock Shrimp Po Boy Spicy Creole Remoulade Tempura onion rings
    $14.00
  • Seared Scallops Roasted cauliflower, charred apple vinaigrette
    $27.00
  • Smoked Pork Chop Napa cabbage, cherry mustard
    $19.00
  • Gulf Crab Pappardelle pasta, bayonne ham, idiazabal cheese, sherry
    $24.00
  • Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna Bouillabaisse Roasted fingerling potatoes, saffron aioli
    $30.00
  • Fennel Crusted Trigger Fish Carrot puree, fennel, cipollini onions
    $30.00
  • Grilled Ribeye Roll Mushrooms & speckled butterbean, caper emulsion
    $19.00

Simply Grilled

  • Shrimp
    $17.00
  • Seared Scallops
    $21.00
  • Naked Ribeye
    $24.00
  • Salmon
    $18.00
  • Surf & Turf
    $29.00
  • Yellow Fin Tuna
    $26.00

Sides

  • Crispy Fries Sriracha remoulade
    $5.00
  • Mushrooms & Speckled Butterbean Fricassee
    $8.00
  • Spinach W/Sesame Oil
    $7.00
  • Stir Fry Vegetables
    $7.00

Dessert Menu

After Dinner

  • Espresso Martini
    $15.00
  • Inniskillen Cabernet Franc
    $25.00
    $125.00
  • Far Niente Dolce
    $25.00
    $125.00
  • Chateau D'armajan Des Ormes Sauternes
    $12.00
    $45.00
  • Donnafugata Ben Rye Moscato D'alessandria
    $15.00
    $60.00
  • Dotson - Cervantes 2010 Gotas De Oro "Drops of Gold"
    $11.00
    $50.00
  • Merryvale Antigua Dessert Wine
    $15.00
    $60.00
  • 2007 Tokaji Aszu "5 Puttonyos Aszu"
    $18.00
    $74.00
  • Marolo Grappa Di Barolo
    $15.00
  • Daron Calvados Xo
    $15.00
  • Pierre Ferrand, Selection Des Anges
    $25.00
  • Louis Xiii De Remy Martin Grande Champagne Cognac
    0.5 Oz $85.00
    1 Oz $155.00
    1.5 Oz $195.00
  • Martell Cordon Bleu
    $30.00
  • Martell XO
    $32.00
  • Taylor Fladgate 10-Year Tawny
    $10.00
    $85.00
  • Taylor Fladgate 20-Year Tawny
    $16.00
    $125.00

Sugar

  • Caramel Apple Pie almond - honey ice cream
  • Milkshake "No Minors"
  • Brulee Nutella Pot De Crème smoked salt, almond biscotti
  • Thin Lime Tart charred meringue, raspberries
  • Pistachio Sponge Cake salted caramel, bourbon gelato
  • Molten Chocolate Cake vanilla ice cream
  • Cranberry Financier limoncello curd, ginger gelato
  • Crème Fraiche Cheesecake macerated strawberries, strawberry sorbet
  • Seasonal Fresh Berries balsamic reduction, crème fraiche
  • Raspberry Sorbet

Happy Hour

Main

  • House Pickles Assorted house made pickles
    $4.00
  • Crawfish Croquettes Served with crab boil aioli
    $5.00
  • Fried Oysters Cornmeal fried, sriracha remoulade
    $5.00
    $10.00
  • Crudo Plate Grouper, blood orange, radish
    $5.00
  • Shrimp Shooters Shrimp, cocktail consommé
    $5.00
  • Pulled Pork Sliders Smoked pork, creole slaw
    $5.00
  • Arugula Pizza Kalamata olives, tomatos
    $5.00
  • Tomato Mozzarella Pizza
    $5.00
  • Tarte Flambée Bacon, caramelized onion
    $5.00
  • Redfish Rillette Potted redfish salad, toast, taqueria vegetable
    $7.00

Cocktails

  • Lefizz Ketel one, st. Germaine, club soda, lime juice
    $14.00
  • Mint Julep Bulleit bourbon, brown sugar syrup, mint
    $12.00
  • Mules Fresh lime juice, simple syrup, mint, ginger beer. Moscow - lemon grass infused absolut, kentucky - woodford reserve bourbon, maine - sourced cranberry apple vodka
    $12.00
  • Crowned Apple Crown royal apple, ginger beer, candied ginger
    $12.00
  • Texas Blue Bonnet Grey goose pear, lemon juice, simple syrup, blueberries, mint
    $15.00
  • Blood & Sand Dewars " white label", sweet vermouth, cherry heering, orange juice
    $13.00
  • Tropical Sun Captain morgan pineapple, OJ, pineapple juice, chili-lime rim
    $13.00
  • Rye Manhattan Crown rye, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, angostura bitters
    $12.00
  • Negroni Aviation gin, campari, sweet vermouth
    $14.00
  • Blood Orange Margarita Espalon silver, blood orange puree
    $13.00
  • Tejano Western son cucumber vodka, jalapeno, cilantro, ginger beer
    $11.00
  • Reef Lemonade Citrus vodka, lemon juice, thyme
    $10.00

2600 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77006

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Loud
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (713) 526-8282
  • Private Dining Room: Yes