Seafood, New American
$ $
2600 Travis St (McGowen St)
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-8282
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm

Peer into Reef's buzzing open kitchen to watch renowned chef and devoted Houstonite Bryan Caswell expertly craft elegant, fresh seafood dishes that show his patrons the true meaning of Southern coastal culture. Caswell grew to fame under culinary greats like Charlie Palmer, Alfred Portale, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Thoughtful touches, such as presenting the lump crab lollipop with claw intact, express Caswell's devotion to the ocean. — Jess Kapadia, 2/18/11



  • The Happy Hour Beef and Pork Sliders are delicious!
  • 2010 Best of Houston Winner: Best Milk Shake: The age-old milk shake gets a kick in the pants, adding brandy and Kahla to its delicious ice cream base. Yowzah!
  • Loved the crab carbonara. The crme frache cheesecake was divine!
  • Caswell and Reef have earned accolades from pretty much every local, state, and national arbiterTexas Monthly, My Table, Food & Wine, Bon Apetit!, Travel & Leisure...
  • The Gumbo rocks!
  • The grouper was excellent as well as the mac&cheese!
  • Try the Redfish on a half shell. Awesome!
  • We 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.
  • The salmon BLT is serious business, guys. The bread only is fantastic! Their happy hour specials are legit too.
  • Mac n cheese is fried and it is awesome. Service is little laid back so take your time and not be in hurry.
  • Redfish on the half shell w/ mac n cheese
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amaizing place
  • Can't beat their Happy Hour!
  • 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.
  • Fantastic Happy Hour with $1 sliders, $5 flatbread pizzas & $4 shakertinis. Rachel and Summer tend bar very well.
  • get the lollipops!
  • Menu is based on the daily shipment! Good sized portions. Try their oysters.
  • Blood orange margarita is the best ever. Crab cakes - delicious!

Nearby places

2600 Travis St Ste R (McGowen St)
1011 McGowen St (Fannin)
2306 Brazos St (at Hadley St.)