Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa

4.5
632 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
At Ostra we proudly present the finest selection of fresh fish, locally sourced produce and organic product flown in from around the world. Uniquely imaginative cuisine delights diners as they stroll in from the River Walk to enjoy fine fare and one of our famous margaritas. Ostra features exclusive river front terrace dining, a dramatic stone and glass oyster bar and two private rooms to accommodate any guest request. Here, you can expect quality ingredients, an extensive wine selection, specialty vintage tequilas and the highest levels of service in a relaxed contemporary atmosphere.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch: 12:00pm- 4:30pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 396-5817
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Camron Woods
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Crockett Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking is complimentary at Mokara Hotel & Spa when you dine in Ostra.
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Special events & promotions
At Ostra we are proud to house two private dining rooms for the exclusive use of guests dining in groups or who are in need of that little extra privacy. We also have the capability to host large private groups. Call 210.396.5817 for more information!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 632 People Are Saying
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NB
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Menu has not been updated. The lobster on the lobster roll was over cooked.

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LM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambience was perfect. The service outstanding. The food memorable. We will come back. A bonus: The Texas-TCU game appeared on the TV screen over the bar to our left. We got to watch a Longhorn win for dessert. The apple pudding ice cream dessert was fabulous. The view of the Riverwalk from our booth was beautiful. Highly recommend!

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DS
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always very good, staff always friendly.

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AT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dining experience at Ostra. Our server, John was amazing and very helpful in making our choices for appetizers, dinner and wine. The food was absolutely wonderful - very creative chef! I had sea bass and my date had bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. Both were very tasty and cooked to perfection! I certainly would return to this beautiful and intimate venue next time I am in San Antonio.

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AC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious seafood! A little more hectic than I had imagined and it was right up close to the Riverwalk and there was no barrier. Still an enjoyable experience.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taking my almost 101 year old mother to an evening on the river!

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s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, excellent swordfish

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m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ultra fresh, inventive, and beautifully presented seafood dishes accompanied by friendly and proficient servers. Delightful and sophisticated - but not stuffy - ambience. We did, in fact, visit again two nights later. A first rate house!

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RV
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent and attentive wait staff. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. Food was good and the view by the River Walk was nice to see people enjoying an afternoon. Food was nicely prepared and portion appropriate. Overall a pleasant experience.

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RD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is meant for those who want to savor what they are eating. Although, the lighting was a little too dark for my taste, I know that many enjoy it. It does overlook the riverwalk but you wouldn't notice because of the lack of noise.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, food service and atmosphere areelegant with the fun of the riverwalk. Patio seating is my favorite. Staff were extremely attentive. I eat here each time I am in SA.

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AT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for setting up a table for us. The meal was beyond delicious as well.

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SG
Houston
86 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Best thing: The staff. Everybody was wonderful. Okay thing: the food. We had walked by the night before and the food LOOKED amazing, so we made the decision to dine there the next night. The reviews said the fried oysters were fantastic so I tried them. They were good, but not fantastic. Not a fan of the sauce they put on them. My mom and I each had the seafood pasta for dinner. She didn't like it at all and had to send it back (no real flavor in the sauce). I had not eaten all day, so ate the seafood out of it and left most of the pasta. As someone else said in another review -- not worth the price tag. I would try it again, but try something else next time.

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c
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was very slow on a night that was not busy.

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Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 4

No points = bad rating
Welcome to the real world where your rating reflects how you treat your customers.

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New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbly done scallops in an interesting, very light curry sauce. The service personnel really know how the food is prepared. They don’t just rattle off the ingredients. I will definitely go back.

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BJ
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Ostra prior to attending a show at the Majestic Theater. We were seated next to the windows along the Riverwalk. The server opened our windows and even though it was July, the A/C inside kept us cool while making us feel like we were sitting outside. The oysters were great as were the main courses. Wine list was nice, too. Great people watching, as well.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience. Top restaurant in San Antonio by far. Highly recommend and request Jorge for incredible service.

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BK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Very good food and very attentive staff. Barramundi was not prepared very well, but they remedied it immediately.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food not warm. Service was terrible.
I guess they thought we were tourists and not locals.

Recently fined at lunch and it was great. Of course server knew we were locals.

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CD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service. Long time to get food after ordering.

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

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DL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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JR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

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

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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!

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CB
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pricing was a bit high for a lunch menu, but had a great dining experience and would go there again!

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AZ
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

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l
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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SS
New England
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant with superb service. It was a lovely evening topped off with great food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

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Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice dinner. Food was excellent. Service was good. We we’re visiting friends & had taken them out to celebrate. Would go again.

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SA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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F
Western NC
342 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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F
Western NC
342 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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??!!

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EP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great and quite nice to sit outside. It was s great Mother’s Day!

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