by Steven Doyle
The legendary Fort Worth Rodeo starts this weekend and runs through February 3rd of 2017. There are plenty of fantastic dining options for rodeo-goers, and we will be providing an extensive list this week, but the Reata has some of the very best options on premises.
Reservations are currently being accepted for Reata at the Rodeo, the original on-site restaurant in the Amon G. Carter, Jr. Exhibits Hall operated since 2002. Offering both lunch and dinner, Reata at the Rodeo features many of the legendary western menu items from its downtown location, including Pan-Seared Pepper-Crusted Tenderloin with Port Wine Glaze, Charbroiled Rib Eye with Cook’s Butter and Carne Asada topped with Cheese Enchiladas. Open 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. every day – reservations can be made at 817.336.5766.
Overlooking the coliseum, the Backstage Club has an extensive history of dining and social gathering for more than 50 years, and has been frequented by politicians, movie stars and other celebrities. During the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo the Backstage Club is a Member’s Only Private Club but during other times of the year the Backstage Club can be opened as an amenity for events in the coliseum or for private events. Limited memberships are still available for Reata at the Backstage.
- $500.00 membership admits member plus 11 guests
- $150.00 membership admits member plus 1 guest
Reata’s third rodeo location, La Espuela Mexican Cantina, is located in the Centennial Room of the Charlie and Kit Moncrief building at the corner of Burnett Tandy Drive and Rip Johnson Drive. La Espuela is a fast casual Mexican restaurant featuring Reata’s Beef Tenderloin Tamales, Tortilla Soup, and Beef and Chicken Enchiladas.