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REEF

2600 Travis St. (McGowen St.) Send to Phone
713-526-8282 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
REEF rocks with fresh fish and inspired wine pairings.

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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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REEF, Houston, TX

REEF Restaurant Review

: Chef/co-owner Bryan Caswell knows fish: he’s an avid fisherman and supporter of sustainable fish. Together with wine guy and partner Bill Floyd, the two created REEF. Sleek and elegant with an open kitchen and a towering glass wine wall, this Midtown restaurant has a daily changing menu, depending on the catch of the day. Do try the 3rd Bar Plateau, a platter of things raw and salty. Start with shrimp shooters and move on to roasted golden tile plated with Southern collard greens, perhaps paired with a bottle of Duchman Vermentino, a Texas wine that rivals the Italian varietals. Finish with a dish of seasonal berries in a balsamic reduction topped with crème fraîche. Often on the lunch menu is the grilled salmon BLT with avocado slices and pesto aïoli, complemented by a side of sriracha fries. After dinner, try a digestif cocktail and maybe the Vietnamese coffee tart.



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