Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
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Excellent service from Miguel. We had a riverside table with a beautiful view. Ahi tuna, crabcake and Brulee were SO amazing.
AmberW, Thank you for the review! We appreciate the 5 stars, and the time you took to give us this feedback. I've passed along your kudos to Miguel for a job well done. We look forward to taking care of you again in the future. Best, Mike Nahat
Outdoor seating is THE BEST Riverwalk people-watching... a floor show with your meal! The food was lovely... migas and tequila perfection.
Oohl, Thank you for the review! I'm a huge fan of our little spot on the river, and it's unparalleled 'people-watching.' If there is anyone in particular that I can recognize for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat
Great location on the river walk. The classiest restaurant on the river walk by far. He had a great meal by ordering all of the seafood appetizers. The raw oysters we good, the east coast oysters were the best.
Dinner menu is pretty varied. Brunch menu is quite large. Ambiance is nice but nothing special, much like any other hotel restaurant on the Riverwalk. Food was fresh and of good quality. Presentation and preparation was very good. Given the location of the hotel and price point and the fact that it is an Omni property I expected a little more. Staff were friendly and attentive.
MarkY, Thank you for the feedback. I've passed along your feedback to the appropriate parties. Regards, Mike Nahat
They must use MSG or other preservatives as a few in our group had stomach problems soon after our dinner. However, the food tasted great and the location couldn't have been better.
Summ, Thank you for your review. I appreciate the feedback. For peace of mind, we do not us any MSG in any of our products. I see that you also had some poor service; if you have an additional moment, I'd like to hear more. Thank you again for your feedback and I hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Mike Nahat
Service was great. Almost all of the food was fantastic. One of the oysters, oddly actually had two oysters in the Shell but one was Sandy and had Shell parts in it. Everything else was great and John the waiter was very knowledgeable. Some tree parts were blown into the Beverages outside because of the weather.
adshijw, Thank you for the review. I appreciate the kind words. I'll pass along your feedback to John and let him know what kind of impact he's having on our guest's experiences. Thank you, Mike Nahat
We have eaten at this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed it. Wanting to share this experience with good friends, we found this trip was a little disappointing. Our party of four attempted to order Oysters as our appetizer but we were told "they were out of the Canadian and northeastern oysters with only the Louisiana ones available" . We did order the charred octopus which was incredible and loved by the entire table. My seafood pasta was lacking in substance as I did not have any scallops as noted on the menu and only 4 mussels were given. The shrimp that was present was tasty as well as the overall taste. We also had a difficult time with our cocktails that were ordered as it seemed that they were short on alcohol that evening. I will definitely try this restaurant again when in town and only hope that this experience was a "fluke".
Joyful, Thank you for your review. I appreciate the feedback, and have passed it along to my culinary and bar teams to address. Regards, Mike Nahat
The special was delicious, and the host seated me outside but by a window, so I could enjoy the evening and the air conditioning at the same time, which was extremely considerate. The service was good, and it’s right on the river walk, so there’s excellent people-watching opportunity. The only disappointment was that they were out of oysters except from Louisiana, which is a problem for an oyster house.
Thank you for the review! I appreciate the review. I apologize for running out of the East coast and Canadian oysters; in an effort to ensure consistent quality, we occasionally have to refuse a shipment to protect our guests. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Mike Nahat
Main dishes were amazing. The sides and sauces were under par. The desserts were 50/50. The bread pudding was phenomenal and the cobbler was not short of warm jelly in a bowl. Yuck! Then in cake down to the bill. We were charged $98.00 for Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon it is usually $20.00+- I understand restaurant mark ups but a 500% mark up is a little much. I’ll find somewhere else next time on the Riverwalk.
Thank you Will. I appreciate the feedback. We do our best to ensure that our pricing is in line with similarly caliber restaurants within San Antonio, but perhaps it's time to take another look. Regards, Mike Nahat
Worst oysters I ever had terrible desert and only passable main course only 5 customers in the large restaurant if not a part of.quality hotel it could not survive but they need a restaurant
David, Thank you for the feedback. I feel terrible that you had such a poor experience on Thursday evening. I've passed along your review to our team regarding the cobbler. Regarding the oysters, we work with our purveyors to ensure that all of our seafood, especially our shellfish, is of the highest quality. If you have any additional feedback as to why the oysters were terrible, please let me know. I'd like to ensure we fix any issue as soon as possible. Regards, Mike Nahat
Everything was delightful - we say outside on the Riverwalk - we are local and have many choices but we love to do staycations and usually eat here - Think it is the best of the Riverwalk.....Oysters were exceptionally fresh and my husband and I also each had the same dish of the seafood pasta - excellent - they were accommodating as I don't eat meat and it had pancetta - so they made it without for me.
nancyl, Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed our little spot on the river. If there is anyone in particular for a job well done, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat
Wonderful service, even for our kids. Awesome food!
JerryC, Thank you for the great review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Best, Mike Nahat
Great food on the river walk.!!!
Thank you for the 5 stars! If there is anyone I can recognize publicly, please let me know. Thank you, Mike Nahat
Just one complaint: I ordered Fruit de Mer and the description sounded perfect. I am a fan of bouillabaisse, cioppino, etc., the wonderful seafood stew in many languages. When it arrived I was most surprised. There were tiny, tiny shrimp, tiny, tiny scallops and tiny, tiny mussels residing in normal sized shells. There's a first for everything. Normally this dish has large shrimp, large scallops and normal mussels. When I complained, they said this was the first night they were serving this dish. I said tell the chef to go out and get some large seafood. This is a top-notch, first rate seafood restaurant; not our first rodeo. They did compensate with a "free" dessert. Everything else was aokay.
mab19, Thank you for the feedback. I passed along your comments to my culinary team. I'm glad that my team was able to impress enough that they still earned full marks. We look forward to taking care of you again in the future. Best, Mike Nahat michael.nahat@omnihotels
Had a wonderful meal to celebrate my wife's birthday. Our salads were followed by a cold seafood sampler with Gulf and Canadian oysters, shrimp, Snow Crab claws, and the best ceviche we have ever tasted, washed down with a delightfully crisp Pinot Gris. A peach and plum cobbler, recommended by our superb server Cynthia, along with a great Port for me and a tasty cafe latte for my wife, rounded out a perfect dining experience.
VernonN, Great review! It's hard to beat fresh oysters and a glass of pinot. I'll let Cynthia know that she received some great feedback as well. Regards, Mike Nahat
Do no go another day with experiencing their mussels! By far the best we’ve ever had! We so enjoyed our dinner.
I agree! I appreciate the 5 stars! Regards, Mike Nahat
I hate to write a bad review but the food was less than stellar. I don't mind spending money on quality food but don't like doing it on food that was just OK. We order mussels which were good. The ceviche had mustard on it and was served with chips. Guess they are going for the river walk flare, but it does not work. The ceviche was OK. Finally we split the gulf red snapper Veracruz. It had capers, olives, peppers and tomatoes. The fish was cooked well but all the other ingredients made it WAY too salty. The only flavor was sodium. Would not order it again. The fish tacos looked good, so if we go back, we would try them, if we go back.
The service and ambiance were good. Hard to have good ambiance on a crowded river walk.
roberth, Thank you for the review. I've passed along your feedback to my culinary team, so we can adjust moving forward. Regards, Mike Nahat
We recently ate @6:15 on a Wednesday night. Both my wife and I enjoyed the food, service and ambience.
bb8689, Thank you for the review! I appreciate the high marks. If there is anyone in particular I can recognize for providing you with a great experience, please let me know. Best, Mike Nahat
My wife and I love Ostra. My wife has celiac and eats gluten free, Ostra is awesome at making us feel comfortable eating without fear of getting sick. Ostra also provided us with gluten free bread. Waiters are knowledgable about menu and overall staff is friendly and helpful. I love Ostra and will be going back.
Francisco, Thank you for the review! We appreciate the 5 stars! If there is anyone in particular that took care of you that I can recognize, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat
We stayed at Mokara on our wedding night, followed by an incredible brunch buffet. While this was 4 years ago we were hoping to recreate brunch as the start of our babymoon, but no such luck. :( I should’ve called to see if they were still continuing this service, as we were really looking forward to it. Our food was good this time around (just a little cold) and the service was excellent.
Hello Anonymous, Thank you for the review. If you have an additional moment, any feedback you can provide regarding your experience would be appreciated. We strive for excellence everyday and all feedback is important to improving our offerings to our guests. Thank you again for the review, and I look forward to your response. Regards, Mike Nahat
Delicious food, great river walk location. Avoid the chains and dine here.
Great location and directly across from our hotel... food was Great although it seemed like we were constantly looking for our server. It was a Saturday eve although did not appear busy so I would expect better service. I would probably go back for food although doubt I would recommend as there are many other restaurants in area willing to earn your business:
It was a fantastic experience from beginning to end! I would give 6 stars if I could
Service was outstanding!
The food was wonderful.
The atmosphere is very modern and the servers were very quick to anticipate our needs without smothering us. Be sure to try the salmon avocado toast and the barbacoa eggs Benedict if you go for brunch. The salmon is cold smoked in house and is out of this world. They also smoke trout in house for the trout hash—it was wonderfully light and the flavors in the hash blended incredibly well.
WilliamC, Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed our brand new brunch offerings. The trout has is my personal favorite, and it's hard to beat a trip (or two) to our bloody mary and mimosa bars. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Mike Nahat
Great food and good service.
I will go back again.
Wait statf was great
CraigL, Thank you for the review! I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to supply us with this feedback. I'll pass along the great comments to the team as well. Regards, Mike Nahat
Good service, great food.
MarcelaH, Thank you for the review! I appreciate the review, and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Mike Nahat
It was excellent service, food was great and they did not rush us. I was cold but they give every person who complains about the cold air inside a very nice throw. Thank you
MarianneH, Thank you for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Mike Nahat
Over two days I had the octopus appetizer, bass entree and swordfish entree. Everything was perfectly prepared and was a great break from the craziness of the river walk. The restaurant seemed very amenable to casual attire despite being a higher end location. The hotel attached is also very nice and convenient if you do want to wear nicer attire and do not sweat through it on the way to dinner. The beer and wine selection was enormous, not too mention the signature this or that spirit. All and all a great place to eat while being close enough to the river walk atmosphere if you interested.
Rcl83, Thank you for the review! I'm a huge fan of the Spanish Octopus personally; I'm glad you enjoyed it as well. Thank you for thinking of us twice as well, it means a lot! Thank you, Mike Nahat
Everything was wonderful. The food was great and the drinks were excellent. Service was great.
LuisC, Thank you for the 5 stars! I appreciate the review, and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Mike Nahat
Entrees were very tasty. Don’t order the field salad, nothing special about it.
MarilynR, Thank you for the feedback. I'll pass along your thoughts on the field salad to my culinary team to address moving forward. Regards, Mike Nahat
Always great service, food and drinks. Definitely one of our favorite Riverwalk restaurants.
Twistedtat2, Thank you for the kind words, and the 5 stars! I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback. We look forward to taking care of you again in the future. Regards, Mike Nahat
I took my wife there for an anniversary lunch (25th). The decor, food, service, were wonderful. The complimentary champagne was a nice surprise. Everything we ate was delicious, & we will definitely go back.
Russ, Thank you for the 5 stars! I appreciate you taking the time to give us this review. Thank you for allowing us to celebrate with you on such a special occasion. Regards, Mike Nahat
Thank you for the review! If there was anything more we could've done to earn that 5 star, please let me know. Regards, Mike Nahat
Fabulous food, service, and ambiance with consideration for our need to get to the theater on time. We were even treated to a free creme brûlée to share. We have had dinner here several times and always had a great experience.
LydiaM, Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to taking care of you again soon. Regards, Mike Nahat
The restaurant was not busy at all and we were constantly looking for our server. It took nearly 15 minutes to get water and then my daughters had to wait longer to get their drinks. The experience was awful over and a waste of money for Mother’s Day. I’m very disappointed and will never recommend this place.
Hi Angela, I left a message on your voicemail. If you have a moment to discuss your experience, please send me an email at michael.nahat@omnihotels(dotcom) or feel free to call me at 561.248.2981. Thank you, Mike Nahat
Visited on a Sunday afternoon given the positive reviews. Very disappointed. I had a party of four. We ordered appetizers and entrees. The appetizers, ceviche and calamari. The appetizers lacked flavor. Ceviche had a chunky creamy textured that was bland and only saved by a few scattered slices of jalapeños. Calamari, nice portion, but no seasoning. For the entrees, redfish tacos. The fish was well prepared, but the taco as a whole just didn’t have that authentic traditional blend of mild heat and freshness you expect with a fish taco in San Antonio. The side of pickled carrots was a pleasant surprise though. It helped make up for the blandness of the taco. However, the service was on point, the receptionist was very accommodating and the server was attentive. Both were very professional and friendly.
Anonymous, Thank you for your feedback. I've passed this along to my culinary team to address. Regards, Mike Nahat
Was there for lunch alone. Had the calamari and seafood tower. The calamari has a weird batter, like grainy, but the sauce was great. The seafood tower was delicious.
Jayjia, Thank you for the review! We appreciate the 5 stars, and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Mike Nahat
Great venue on the Riverwalk. Service and food were great! We had the Scallops and Salmon for entrees. Both were very well prepared and tasty. Staff was attentive and we ate outside, so the atmosphere was great!
Elinstow, Thank you for the review! I appreciate you taking time to provide us with feedback. We look forward to seeing you next time. Regards, Mike Nahat
We love Ostra and Nicolas was a wonderful servicer. We will request him on our next visit.
Thank you for the review! We appreciate the high rating! Best, Mike Nahat