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Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa

4.4
578 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
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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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 578 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was fantastic. And our waiter, Jorge, was the best!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food, but service was eh....

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great meal. The server was a tad bit inattentive but it was a great meal overall.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The staff and food were exceptionally good, we had a great birthday dinner here.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was very busy yet we were seated on time. The food was terrific. Our waiter was very helpful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a group of 8 and had an awesome table in a side alcove which was great to catch up with our friends we were with as it wasn’t noisy. Our server was great and the breakfast buffet was awesome!!

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter and final 4-
I had booked through opentable and we were seated at 1100-they were busy but not overly so-were not given the option of ordering off the menu even though others at other tables were. We then went to the buffet where there were slim pickings-no sausage/meat, no potatoes left, the omelet station had few things to add to eggs-unbelievable.
We had to ask for juice, coffee refills-I was paying for the meal treating our friends so I was pretty embarrassed, needless to say.
Won’t go there again.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The service was not great, did not write down the order and messed up with multiple orders, we were a party of 6. Mahi - Mahi was good, not great and the sides was just ok as well. Calamari I do recommend though. It is set up well for a business dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Had a reservation for 6, which they only had down for 5. They wouldn’t seat us because they didn’t have enough menus, even though they weren’t all that busy. The waiter left us for quite some time and didn’t come back. He did explain they were very busy and the food would take a long time. He bought us a bottle of wine due to the wait. The food was top notch. Definitely worth the wait.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food and service were excellent, but the restaurant was too loud for our dinner meeting.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Hostess was rude, slow, aloof, inept. We had a reservation, half of restaurant was empty still took 10 minutes to be seated.

When finally seated it took 20 minutes to speak to a waitress. There was a waitress assistant who brought water and a basket of bread. Waitress attempted to take entree, drink, and appetizer order upon first conversation. Before putting in the order she explained the entire menu to another 6 top table. All told it took 45 minutes before we got drinks. We did complain to a manager but the service did not really get any faster or more courteous. He did comp a round of drinks but it’s beside the point for me. The service was TERRIBLE!

As for the food? I ordered the snapper with some sort of mushrooms. There were a couple people who ordered the scallops and pasta, and others who got the seafood papardelle. None of it was seasoned properly, the snapper was dry and yet somehow mushy, scallops were seared only on one side and had textural issues. Appetizers were not great either, the oyster selections felt like they were an attempt at appeasement for people who actually like seafood, not selections made based on a love and understanding of the mollusk. They also brought chimichurri, mignonette, hot sauce, horseradish, but no citrus with the oysters.

This place was incredibly bad. Regardless of the price, I’d rather eat Long John Silvers than the food I got, and the service/managers reaction was garbage.

This experience is executing a con job on tourists walking by. They should start over, retrain the kitchen and wait staff, redecorate, change the name, and get a new menu, because what they are doing is terrible.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Always love coming here. Seafood plateau is great seafood meal for one person even though it says two. Oysters were good. Love gulf coast style ones the best. Clams were ok. Calamari was awesome, almost a sweet maple syrup hint. Seafood pappardelle was good, chunky lobster and crabs meat. Scallops were buttery and thick. Great place to people watch since its right on the riverwalk. Only river restaurant that is actually good, most are below average tourist spots. I always come out of there with a higher bill than I think it should be but I guess thats the tourist tax and location rent I’m paying. Id come back more often if it wasn’t so pricey.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Food great, nice place, but need more servers. Service was really slow.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The sea food papardelle was fantastic and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Delicious food and an outstanding and creative menu. Nicholas took very good care of us!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We had a last minute meal for a large party and they did us right. Great food and wine.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great night except would have been charged for an extra entree if we hadn’t checked bill.

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2.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Food was cold (fish) and overcooked

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The food was good, but the service was very, very slow

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Drinks are $$...food is ok...service and ambiance were freat

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very pleasant and helpful staff, exceelent seafood. Great sauces for the oysters on the half shell. Every part of the meal was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I ate here several years ago and was again very satisfied with the whole experience.
The food was delicious, perfect proportions and creative cocktails.
Seating comfortable, lighting just right!
We will be back in the summer.
We hope you will consider opening an Ostra in Houston.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had 8 in our group, everyone enjoyed the food and drink. Everyone ate everything on their plate.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday dinner. Amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service by staff and food was great.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Canadian oysters fresh and shucked properly, preserving oysters juices so we could fully enjoy the beautiful brine. Service adequate. Main course of Barramundi was meh. Slightly over cooked. 1st Martini not as cold as should be. Had to request a glass to be pre-chilled for second one. All in all, Ostra has been consistently average every time we go. Things unfortunately never get better,, but thankfully not worse either. Deserts continued this as well.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We made use of the Restaurant Week menu to try out this place. It was a very good experience - the food and wine were both excellent and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We ate there just on the Riverwalk after a musical at the Majestic Theatre (highly recommend this amazingly restored venue). It is mainly a seafood restaurant and we enjoyed all those dishes (Ahi, redfish and the seafood pappardelle). The side dish of Brussells sprouts were a surprise big hit! Mussels also terrific.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Service was wonderful and attentive. My friends had a wonderful time.
Thank yu

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We visited Ostra on New Years Eve, looking for a special night out in a convenient location. Overall, it was very good, but not quite "outstanding", especially considering the price. The complimentary NYE champagne was a nice touch and got us off to a good start. Our waitress was very friendly, but she was also serving a very large group in a private room, so she would disappear for long stretches, making the service a little slow. The food was very good, but again not outstanding. We both had gumbo to start - it had a smoky dark roux base and was very good, but not our favorite style. We order different fish dishes, both of which were very good - the presentation was excellent and the fish itself was very good.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent spot for our NYE dinner date. Our waiter, Jesse, was very attentive and engaging. Food was excellent (we had the scallops and crab cakes as main courses). Highly recommend!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We came here for an early New Years Eve dinner. They had the regular menu, and not prix set. So this review is based on their regular menu.
The service was great, but the Chardonnay options were subpar.
There were so many different people that came to our table to take orders and deliver drinks and food, that it never felt personal.
After we got our drinks, we ordered the wedge salad as an appetizer. My boyfriend said it was so so, but was the worst / sloppiest presentation he’s seen.
Then we ordered dinner. He got the ahi tuna, which was terrible. The color was nothing we’ve seen before, and the “seared” edges were overlooked and rubbery. He hardly ate any of it.
I ordered the crab cake and tuna tacos for dinner. The crab cake was very good, but the tacos were overpowered by the fried shells.
We did not get dessert.
I do not understand how this place is rated so high, which is a bummer bc it’s in a great location.
We definitely will not be returning to this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food and nice atmosphere. Only complain was that it took a long time for our entres to come out but the restaurant offered complimentary soup while we were waiting.

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was unusually lacking for such a high end restaurants. Food was adequate. Probably came at a bad time, due to a busy week.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

All was good. Great food/service

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