About Katz 21 Steak and Spirits

5702 Spohn Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
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Katz 21 Steak & Spirits, the city’s only Prime Steakhouse, is newly relocated on the Southside and setting the standard for the premier fine dining experience in Corpus Christi. Specializing in dry aged prime beef and fresh Gulf Coast seafood, Katz 21 also offers an award winning wine list that is sure to please every palate. Three elegant private dining rooms, perfect for all occasions, can accommodate from 10 to 150 guests. Start the evening with a glass of wine or signature cocktail in Club 21 or sit on the spacious outdoor patio to enjoy one of our many imported beers and live music. Call to reserve your table or next special event.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm;

Cross Street:
Staples and Saratoga

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(361) 884-1221

Website:
http://www.katz21.com/

Entertainment:
Katz 21 Steak & Spirits features live music on the patio and a DJ in the 21 Lounge on Friday and Saturday.

Catering:
Known for our elite style and providing exemplary service to our distinguished clientele, Katz 21 Steak and Spirits sets the standard for catering in Corpus Christi. Specializing in Gourmet Regional Texas Fare and International Cuisine, either plated or buffet style, our expertly trained chefs will provide you and your guests with the finest selection of US Prime Beef, fresh Gulf Coast Seafood, or a full-blown Italian, Mexican, or Greek Feast. We are dedicated to superb ingredients and exquisite presentation and every detail undergoes exacting scrutiny by our Private Dining and Catering Direct

Parking Details:
Katz 21 Steak & Spirits has a private parking lot and offers valet parking as well.

Executive Chef:
George Christodoulakis

Private Party Facilities:
As the premier fine dining steakhouse in Corpus Christi, Katz 21 Steak and Spirits would be honored to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. The finest aged prime steaks, succulent seafood, and award winning wines add to the conversation and camaraderie flowing amongst candlelight and laughter. Our brand new Banquet Rooms can beautifully accommodate your party of 12 to 250, whether you are planning a five-course dinner for a small group, a large cocktail party, a button-down corporate event, or the wedding reception of your dreams. You will be comforted by the knowledge that your event will come off precisely as planned because you’re in the hands of people who make taking care of you their highest priority.

Private Party Contact:
Alissa Pena: 3614381308

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Katz 21 Steak and Spirits Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.7

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4.5

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Prime rib

Dined on April 25, 2016

Prime rib was tough and chewy. In will not order it again.

food5
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Fine dining at it's best

Dined on April 22, 2016

There have been many times when friends and family members have given their opinion on a restaurant. Our experiences at those restaurants has been disappointing. We usually left thinking the cost vs. quality did not live up to the reviews. Since Corpus Christi is not known for fine dining we were skeptical about Katz 21. Was this going to be yet another overpriced meal served by staff who were obviously not interested in the dining experience as a whole? What a pleasant surprise. Katz 21 far exceeded our expectations. The restaurant was clean, well lit and quiet. The service was excellent. Our food arrived in perfect intervals. Every course was expertly prepared and delicious. The cost and quality were spot on. We will definitely be returning on a regular basis.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
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Beautiful

Dined on April 13, 2016

Katz 21 is a very elegant, very professional restaurant. I could not find anything wrong with it whatsoever. The staff was attentive, listened to what you were hungry for, and recommended some food as well. I was overall impressed with the food. It is expensive though it was worth it.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

First time visit to celebrate our anniversary

Dined on April 9, 2016

We have been to several upscale restaurants in Corpus Christi for special occasions, but had never been to Katz 21. We went there on a Friday night to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent as well as the food. We are definitely going to return for special occasions.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Excellent service, superb food, great wi ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Excellent service, superb food, great wine selection

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

As always, Food, Service and Ambience wa ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

As always, Food, Service and Ambience was excellent. Our Server, Emmanuel, was excellent. He was very thorough in his explanation of specialty items and our satisfaction.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent meal, great service. We had Em ...

Dined on March 9, 2016

Excellent meal, great service. We had Emanuel, who was entertaining and a good server. Katz's is on par with steak houses in large cities, a cut less expensive and better than most. I imagine that it's easily the best steak house in Corpus.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Just retired and moved down here a year ...

Dined on February 12, 2016

Just retired and moved down here a year ago from the Oklahoma City area. We enjoyed nearly every fine dining establishment there. My wife and I both just have to say that the ribeyes we had at Katz 21 are the best we have ever had. I don't know if it is the dry aged beef, the seasoning, or the 2200° sear, or the combination of all the above, but they end result was great. The escargot appetizer I had was very good. The sauteed mushroom medley served with the steak were the best mushrooms I have had. We'll be returning there often, and will request Jaime as our server. Enjoyed a great evening for our Valentine weekend cellebration.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Best dining I've had in Corpus Christi.

Dined on February 11, 2016

Corpus Christi has a number of restaurants I enjoy, but mostly because of the location and view of the water. There is a seafood restaurant I like, but the atmosphere is merely acceptable. This place is up there with the finest. I consider it better than a Ruth's Chris, and reminds me more of an Antoine's (New Orleans), minus the history. Great service. Beautiful block paneling, reminiscent of a British club. All in all, a nice surprise.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

awesome restaurant

Dined on February 7, 2016

Very nice restaurant. Staff is great. The food was great

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

Worst Birthday dinner I've ever had.

Dined on January 31, 2016

This was definitely not an enjoyable experience. Reservations were made for my birthday dinner with friends and family and that turned out to be a regrettable decision. The food took well over an hour and a half to arrive which is understandable if there is a full house. That of course was not the case for the night. Also, our waiter pulled a Houdini and disappeared for most of that time. When the food arrived my steak was charred, and my salad was three whole romaine leaves with Ceasar dressing. Which for the record I sent back but I was still charged for it. There was absolutely nothing at our table that anyone should have to wait two hours for. So basically I paid a $100.00 bill to have the momentum drained completely out of my birthday. By the way that was just my tab, others in my party were equally displeased by there tab and the service received. This was the worst dinning experience I have ever had and I will not ever come back. And any time I am asked about your restaurant I will tell them they are better off at Niko's.

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fabulous!

Dined on January 24, 2016

Absolutely delicious! Across the board satisfaction. One of the best places in Corpus for a romantic dinner with your significant other. I highly recommend.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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This was our second time within the past ...

Dined on January 23, 2016

This was our second time within the past six months to join you for a special occasion (birthday's). Katz 21 always has a great appearance, tables set properly, clean glasses, wait staff properly dressed and trained. The menu's are well represented with excellent choices for your clients/customers. These are great qualities for any upscale restaurant; however, the food preparation on our last visits to Katz 21 were poor at best. My steak was overcooked, not seasoned correctly. When you pay upscale prices at Katz 21 and compare it to Morton's you expect only the best, you have a long way to go.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Steak

Dined on January 21, 2016

One of THE BEST steaks I have had. Service is excellent, as one might expect when the waiter is a foodie. Thank you, Andrew.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Very Romantic

Dined on January 15, 2016

The service was superb. My wife was beautiful and restaurant was very romantic. Set the mood for a great evening of enjoying each others company. The cocktails were out of this world and the food was fantastic. If you want to impress your date this is the place to go.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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ambience4
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Remarkable Dinner

Dined on January 9, 2016

No better for quality of steaks and selection of wines. Dedicated to quality of service. Shrimp bisque was quite favorable. I had the Filet Oscar with asparagus. Excellent preparation and cooked exactly as desired. My husband had the rib eye. Again exactly prepared to my husband's request. While the waiter was delayed in taking our order, he apologized without our complaint and took 10% of our wine order. Definitely will return.

Tags: special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Excellent waiter.. Food was really good. ...

Dined on January 3, 2016

Excellent waiter.. Food was really good..only thing was ribeye steak was not cooked properly, however they put it back in the broiler to cook a little longer.. Could have given us a free desert or drink for the inconvenience of my husband waiting for his food while I ate, considering we were celebrating our 9 th Anniversary.. But they didn't... This is just Corpus Christi customer service as compared to other cities... We will be back though... Not to many other restaurants in this area to compare Katz 21 atmosphere and menu....

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Excellent Restaurant

Dined on December 23, 2015

Great restaurant with outstanding food. Beautiful building and attentive staff. Would recommend the prime rib. It was perfectly cooked and very tasty. Did not see anything on menu that I would not order. It all looked good.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service5
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Excellent Food/Service

Dined on December 18, 2015

Waiter was great. 8 oz filet cooked perfectly. Appetizer, salads, sides all delicious. Wine excellent. Desserts and coffee superb. Only complaint was noise from 3 or 4 groups celebrating Christmas....but 'tis the season! Celebrating moving here and retirement. Will go again at a "quieter" time!

Tags: special occasion
food1
ambience4
service5

I had the veal Piccata and it was terrib ...

vip
Dined on December 17, 2015

I had the veal Piccata and it was terrible. Salty, heavy black pepper, no lemon. It was a business dinner so I didn't want to complain.

food4
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Seated immediately even tho we were 30 min. early.

Dined on December 8, 2015

Service from David was excellent. My only complaint was being seated in an area where we weren't able to see the majority of the room.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience5
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Delightful evening

Dined on November 29, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary at Katz and overall the evening could not have been better. Highlights - lobster, creamed spinach and the cream brulee! Only suggestion - less salt in the steak seasoning. Service was impeccable - thanks Albert!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
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Outstanding On All Accounts!

Dined on November 28, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate our anniversary, and we were not disappointed! Incredible filet, wonderful seafood, and a well-matched bottle of wine (Two Hands). Would definitely go back if we return to the Corpus Christi area.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
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Happy Birthday!

Dined on November 28, 2015

We like Ludwig who we had last time better than Barrett we had this time. Barrett was sarcastic. Ludwig was very personable and a gentleman.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
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Disapointed this time.

Dined on November 22, 2015

I am sorry to say we were disappointed with this visit, we have been a customer of Katz from the old restaurant to the new one, but this visit was disappointing. The service was great as always, the food portions have been reduced in size in some of the sides and on some of the entrees, so the price of dinning I felt was over priced on this visit. We will try again and I hope that the next visit will be better as we enjoy the great service and the extremely talented wait staff and service manager Himie which we are very pleased is back. On the noise level, we were close to the kitchen entrance so we did experience some noise and clutter of wait staff near our table, we will request another table location next time.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Good food

Dined on November 19, 2015

The steak was really good. I won't go to a restaurant and get steak if I can make it better in my back yard. So the bar is set pretty high with me and I am happy with the steak, the service, the whole layout, the experience. Thank you guys.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
food5
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Awesome!

vip
Dined on November 7, 2015

The food was only outdone by the service. Jaime was our waiter and I will request him again. From the salad to the dessert and everything in between, we enjoyed!

food3
ambience4
service3

The food I found to be average and over ...

vip
Dined on October 31, 2015

The food I found to be average and over priced. My shrimp chowder arrived cold. The service was always miss timed and after awhile we were getting tired of the waiter always apologizing for some item of food or drink not showing up when it should.

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ambience3
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8 oz filet very good, prime rib not good ...

Dined on October 28, 2015

8 oz filet very good, prime rib not good. Could barely cut it with a knife, flavor bland. sides, broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes nothing special at all. Two people, $140. w/o tip not worth it

food5
ambience5
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I literally can't find anything wrong

Dined on September 13, 2015

We went to Katz 21 for a friends bachelorette party. The valet was very prompt and there were 2 so all 4 doors were open promptly. Our waiter was prompt and courteous and was very knowledgeable about menu and wine selections. He made great suggestions for cocktails and night life. He even escorted us to the night club attached after dinner. Everything was done with percision and the food was amazing. There were 4 of us and we all got something different the petite filet mignon, Chicken Athenian, Surf and Turf pasta, and Stuffed Shrimp pasta. Everything was cooked perfectly. I would suggest Katz 21 who doesn't mind to spend the money for great food and excellent service.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
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Awesome food

Dined on September 11, 2015

The food was awesome, steaks cooked to perfection. Waiter was without a doubt on his toes and tuned in to every one of our needs. We went for my husband's birthday and it was without a doubt a perfect experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience4
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Katz 21

Dined on September 6, 2015

Seated too close to kitchen and table was too small. Crowded into a corner when other tables were open. Not good use of floor space. Food not nearly as good as in the past. We came to Katz for an aged Army Colonel's birthday one year ago and had the most enjoyable evening, this year, however was a totally disappointing experience.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Our server was excellent in all aspects. ...

Dined on September 5, 2015

Our server was excellent in all aspects. We were most thankful for guidance in food selections for our daughter who has food allergies. She hadn't eaten out in a couple of years until we discovered Katz21. She can eat here and enjoy every bite. We are very grateful for their food choices and compassionate servers. Many thanks!!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service3

Excellent food high price

Dined on August 22, 2015

Katz has excellent food and wine. The service was a bit lacking. It is not a place to go often. The cost is excessive. I do not like having to pay extra for sides. A $10 baked potato is too much! I have been there twice in 8 years and enjoyed it both times. Just can not justify spending $175 for dinner.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

33rd Anniversary Night Out!

Dined on August 22, 2015

We both LOVE Katz. The food is always great and the service is even better. This time, however, my wife's filet was ordered MW as she can't handle any blood. It arrived MR although it looked great upon arrival. We sent it back not once, but twice. It finally came back to her satisfaction and she loved it. I had Alaskan Salmon and it was perfect. We will definitely return to Katz, but I hope their chef/cook figures out their grill and how to properly present a nice filet as ordered. We still give them 5 stars overall as the staff works hard to provide a special experience.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

dinner

Dined on August 20, 2015

This was our first visit to the restaurant and the food was delicious. The service and atmosphere were also excellent.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5

Parents really enjoyed it

Dined on August 8, 2015

We sent my parents here for their 35th wedding anniversary. My mother, who is quite the foodie and pretty critical when it comes to service said their server was wonderful! She was very impressed with the young man, sorry I didn't get his name, but he must have been good because she can be very hard to please!! The food was very delicious, she has a rib eye and my dad the prime rib. I tasted the left-overs, they were awesome even cold! She was disappointed in the crème brulee, her all time favorite desert, but she said that maybe Chef just had a different way of doing things than what she was used to. Overall, they had a wonderful time and will definitely be going back. As for me, I am just thrilled there is such a place in Corpus Christi, TX. I love Corpus but there just are not many, like 2 or 3, (more like 2) 5 star restaurants, and this was a definite find! Can't wait to be back so I can try it myself!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Great Dinner

Dined on August 8, 2015

Very nice bar before dinner. Dinner was excellent except for their version of Apple pie. Great place for dinner.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food1
ambience4
service4

Food was a disappointment

Dined on August 1, 2015

So we walk in greeted by nice staff. Get to table get our drinks and bread. Order our food. Salmon is over cooked. Steak is burnt. We address issue waiter begins to say that is why he asked us how our food was that he noticed it. Umm why did you bring it to table then. We ask waiter to split our check according to our meals, he splits down the middle. That dont take off the salmon or do anything about it. So we say you need to take off half and fix bill. He goes back to do that then brings back split check. But doesnt take off half the salmon...we waited 45 mins to get the check right. Walk out the front door manager is smoking a cigarette and says how was your dinner... umm not classy! Wont be going there again will go to The Republic! Just a bad experiemce

food5
ambience5
service5

Anniversary Dinner

Dined on August 1, 2015

Our table was wait when we arrived. We were greeted at the front desk and showed to our table. Are sever, was great, very knowledgeable of all the items on the menu and recommended 2 outstanding drinks to start the night off. Food has great, and cooked perfectly. They even put "Happy Anniversary" on our dessert. Made our anniversary diner very special. Thank you Andy & Pat Morales

Tags: romantic, special occasion

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