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Dining Guide

The Republic

Fortunately, the speakeasy feel and phenomenal cuisine of this longtime steakhouse are both enhanced in its new home. When a beloved restaurant moves from a small space to a larger one, the food and atmosphere are often unintended casualties. But not here. The dark, Prohibition-era vibe hinted at in the original location is in full display, from the veiled alcoves to the hidden “speakeasy” VIP room. Though more spacious (as evidenced by the lavish bar and jaw-dropping display of whiskeys), the space’s burnished wood and countless chandeliers still give the restaurant an intimate feel. The kitchen, too, has upped its game, converting what were already excellent dishes into virtual masterpieces. Even big-name steakhouses would be hard-pressed to match the seasoning, tenderness, and juiciness of our New York strip, and the multilayered flavors of the grilled Texas redfish and jambalaya are likewise a mouthwatering indulgence.

City: College Station

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$$

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 701 University Dr. East, College Station, TX, 77840

Hours: D Mon–Sat.

Phone: 979-260-4120

Website: www.therepublic1836.com

Last updated: July 30, 2019