Ostra offers a variety of semi-private settings perfect for any business or social occasion. Additionally, the restaurant features two exquisite private dining rooms; one which comfortably accommodates up to 12 and another which comfortably seats up to 18.View Private Dining Details
The only downside to sitting outside at this restaurant is its location next to a bar where people smoke, unless of course you’re into that cigarette smoke-meal combo.
Great service and food!
I’ve been several times. Service was terrible this time. Food took over one hour to arrive, server never checked on us, not even once. Terrible experience this time.
The Moscow Mule was below average. The seafood plateau was not good. The oysters were not appetizing. Shrimp were ok. Ceviche was average. The prices were exorbitant!!! $275 for a party of four with not very good food. We won’t be back.
So this place has potential but they need to step up an really serve fresh fish or do something else. Fish was disgusting. Order risotto pork belly. Great idea but it tasted like porridge. Can’t complain there’s no good restaurants at the Riverwalk except I gues bohanan’s. Will never go back
The ambiance at Ostra was lovely, a bit more casual than I had expected, but still lovely. The Mokara hotel itself is beautiful, too. My only complaint is the price we paid for our food, considering the delivery of it. We ordered the Ostra's chilled seafood tower with a pretty price of $189. The shrimp, ceviche, and oysters were fantastic. The lobster tails on the other hand were very difficult to eat. The kitchen did not detach the meat from the shell. Crab claws were a little overcooked as well. However, our server was great and even though I don't remember his name, I'd like to recognize how friendly, personable, and knowledgeable of the menu he was.
I highly suggest the bread pudding for dessert!
Pricing was a bit high for a lunch menu, but had a great dining experience and would go there again!
We chose one of the patio seats and the service started off with a 12 min wait to be greated, it only got worse as the waiter had too many tables, for this price point, better service is appropriate. The oysters were not shuked properly and we had to pry them loose. Bad experience overall
Lovely menu but fish was way undercooked and inedible. Waitstaff not very attentive so we were not provided with an opportunity to report our experience.
It was wonderful food. I sit outside when possible and wanted to be near river but the river walk was so crowded one couldn’t barely see the river. A constant flood of tourists. But food and service was great.
Elegant with superb service. It was a lovely evening topped off with great food.
Great seafood and raw bar. Great meal. Server a little too attentive telling us we can take the wine to our room if we do not want to finish it here.
This was our 2nd visit to Ostra. We had to send our fried oyster appetizer back because the oysters were a bit under-done. Now, some of you might not mind that, but for our taste, we prefer them well-done. The server very politely offered to have another serving cooked for us, and they were perfect. We had the blackened redfish which was very good, and the sweet potato fries were very good too. They have a wonderful list of wines by the glass which is unusual. Most restaurants only have a few offerings by the glass. I'm sure will eat there again on another visit to San Antonio.
Great setting on the river with al fresco dining available. Enjoyed the parade of people streaming along the riverwalk. Had breakfast as well as lunch (separate occasions). Selections are adequate with some special meals. Excellent salads, receptive to alterations, friendly staff. Lobster roll was very good! Will return
Fine outdoor dining on the Riverwalk—what could be better? Excellent ambiance, good selections, and food well presented and tasty. Our only issue on this occasion was the crab addition to a salad didn’t taste fresh to my wife. The service was leisurely as well. The lobster roll was excellent. Will return.
Mother’s Day Dinner...! My mother loves red snapper and Ostra has the best!! Service was superb and the ambiance? ...well, it’s on the San Antonio Riverwalk...need I say more??!!
The food was great and quite nice to sit outside. It was s great Mother’s Day!
I was so disappointed in this restaurant. The only things we had that were good was calamari and ceviche. The kale salad is just big chunks of kale with dried apricots thrown in, the fish tacos are dry and very unappealing. Service was terrible....we had to ask for silverware twice, servers are very inattentive. Love the location on the river, but that’s about it! We would not go back.
Always enjoy this restaurant on the river. Food and service is great and the people watching is always enjoyable.
Oysters were shucked ok. Half of them had grit but thats on par for san antonio. Im not one for salt but risotto was horribly under seasoned. Scallopes appeared seared nicely but where raw in the middle. Coconut curry was very unbalanced in spice. Good restaurant for the riverwalk but i wouldnt go there again. To many better options in san antonio.
Great restaurant on the San Antonio Riverwalk . Excellent food, service and oyster shooters (if you're a fan). We had a great evening there with friends and will return!
First time to San Antonio and wanted good food and relaxing/enjoyable atmosphere- we were skeptical due to mixed reviews, but what a great decision!! The food, service and ambience were all A+!!! Highly recommend!
Wait staff seemed uninterested in making requested accommodations. She came off as distant and somewhat passive aggressive. Food was good, although the value just wasn’t there. Definitely not worth a $150 meal for two people. Nice ambiance because it’s on the river-walk.
We were a bit cautious due to 1) the fact it was on the river walk and the associated tourist trap phenom 2) the mixed reviews on OT. but decided to try it out anyway. We were pleased we that we made that decision.
Our bartender, Patty, was great. She crafted a fine cocktail and shared some local insight on things to do in the area, which worked out great for us.
Our server, Cynthia, was polite, warm, and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. She made some great food recommendations and did a nice job with the wine pairing.
The food was tasty, properly timed and presented nicely. We really enjoyed the Civiche.
All in all this was a much better experience than we had expected and would recommend it to others.
Our server was prompt and knowledgeable . We couldn’t have had a better table - right on the Riverwalk and the meal was excellent.
Really good, tasty food. I had the Ahi Tuna and my wife had the Salmon. Prepared very well!
Staff was wonderful and the food came out fast!
Whenever we go to San Antonio Riverwalk will make it a point of having dinner at Ostra! The service is always great as well as the food!!
I will say that the New England clam chowder was the best I’ve ever had. The Mediterranean Sea bass was incredible.
My expectations were higher than what we had, not a fancy less far than elegant but the name!!!
What we ordered was not the best quality of seafood☹️
Food was mediocre, not worth the price. Service was slower than average.
It was fantastic. And our waiter, Jorge, was the best!!
Fantastic Meal, Fantastic Staff. Beautiful venue. We ordered the Seafood tower ans it was impressive as it was Delicious. Had an immensely enjoyable evening. Thank you!!
We were seated promptly at our appointed time. Service was attentive. We ordered a nice bottle of wine. I told our waiter that we wanted a leisurely dinner. This request was honored and we never felt pressured to give up the table. We had wine, starters, main course dessert and after dinner cocktail. Total of 2.5 hours. Great people watching on the river walk.
Excellent service, incredible ambiance, average food, though others have had a better experience than we did. I had the Gumbo, Tuna Tacos, and Crab Meat; my colleagues had a whole fish and a fillet Mignon. All of us thought the food was pretty good - but we expected more for the price. The service was outstanding - Candace was delightful and attentive - and the outdoor dining on the RiverWalk was excellent. Other reviews rave about the Oysters and other raw offerings and Scallops, and maybe that's the way to go.
Great food, but service was eh....
Great meal. The server was a tad bit inattentive but it was a great meal overall.
While normally fantastic, on this occasion our food took a very long time to come out, our waiter disappeared for long periods and bugs were flying around inside restaurant. It was a Thursday night and the restaurant was close to empty, so I’m unsure why our experience was so different from previous ones. We would have mentioned this to a manager but no one came by our table like in the past and we didn’t see anyone that appeared to be a manager.
The staff and food were exceptionally good, we had a great birthday dinner here.
It was very busy yet we were seated on time. The food was terrific. Our waiter was very helpful.
We were in San Antonio for the NCAA Final Four and chose Ostra because it was highly recommended by AAA. It certainly did not disappoint. We had a wonderful meal. Started with Oysters on the 1/2 shelll, followed by a cesar salad and I had Barramundi and my husband had a filet. We each had a drink and a glass of wine. The service was very good and the food delicious. A fun atmosphere also.