Reata: Offering Comfort Through Food Texas Style

By Donna Long

With a Texas-sized tip of the hat to great food and service, Reata in Sundance Square of Fort Worth embodies the quintessential atmosphere and spirit to the good ‘ole days of the West. Just past the entrance, you walk into a grand lounge anchored by a sprawling bar and sitting area.

The sitting area exudes the vibe to stay awhile and relax with warm wood-tones and oversized leather chairs and couches. The walls are adorned with western art from Texan native Stylle Read and various displays of Western history and memorabilia from the 1950’s Hollywood movie “Giant,” starring James Dean, Rock Hudson, and Elizabeth Taylor. Reata, the restaurant, was named for the majestic ranch of the same name in the movie.

Reata’s kitchen is run by executive chef James Gaines. His passion and commitment to creating classic Texas comfort food with a twist is notable making his meals – unforgettable. The Reata incorporates daily features into their menu, but some of their highly popular, and what I would recommend, regular menu items are the Calf Fries with cream gravy for the adventurous and Calamari with Cowboy cocktail sauce to start your meal.

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