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About Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa

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.

212 W. Crockett St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
West Crockett Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 396-5817

Website:
http://www.mokarahotels.com/sanantonio/dining.html

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is complimentary at Mokara Hotel & Spa when you dine in Ostra.

Executive Chef:
Camron Woods

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine

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!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat your special someone to an unforgettable evening while enjoying views of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Book your reservation today.

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.

Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Special Occasion (15)
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Waterfront (14)
Scenic View (12)
Romantic (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Business Meals (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 2017

All was good. Great food/service

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife and I went to Ostra for a date night and we were impressed with the food and service. John, our waiter, was attentive and had an impressive memory of the menu. I ordered the chef's special of the day, an exceptional composition of Grouper fish with a wonderful accompaniment. Everything about our experience was pleasant and we would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We live in San Antonio and rarely go downtown to eat because the restaurants are generally not very good. But we wanted to see the Christmas lights so we decided to try Ostra because it had decent reviews. How other diners could give it more than a couple of stars is beyond me. The food was mediocre and very overpriced. My “grilled” crab legs were cooked but cold. My husband’s pork tenderloin was tough and over cooked. The service was abysmal! And they were not very busy. We’ll never go there again.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was not good. My children wouldn't eat bc was so not good. Very disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner with family. Beautiful location on the Riverwalk. Host was very accommodating as he allowed us to move to different table due to draft. Food was excellent, although our service was weak. One side dish never arrived, and our waiter seemed to disappear halfway through meal. All in all a good meal. I’ll go back a give service a second chance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was mediocre. Food was good

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 19, 2017

One of my favorite dining experiences in San Antonio. Excellent food, drinks, service, and ambiance. Great spot right on the Riverwalk.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had 14 people in our group. We were celebrating Christmas after seeing a show at the theatre. I had made reservations but the show let out earlier than we expected. No problem. Our table was ready and waiting for us even though we arrived before scheduled time.
The service was amazing. Very attentive staff.
Food was delicious.
We had a great time and even though the food was a 5 star we didn't feel like we had to be extremely quiet like in some restaurants.
I would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice river walk ambiance. Would definitely go again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were able to snag the private room (without requesting it) which was a blessing for our family and everyone in the restaurant. We had 4 kids with us (2 in high chairs) so it was a good decision for the waitstaff to make! The food was amazing: raw oysters, grilled fish, chowder, seafood pasta were all among our orders.

We ordered the calamari and the fryer broke so the manager came out to inform us and offered us a free dozen oysters and the waiter gave me one free cocktail for it, also. Great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wait staff very attentive. Food good. Expensive for what I got.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I initially was looking for a restaurant that could accommodate 9 people within 2 hours. This was the only place that showed up. It’s on the Riverwalk and it was within walking distance of our hotel. It was so good I booked it the next night for a group of 8. The food was again great. The fish fresh. As we were sitting outside the next night a group of people we knew was walking by and I told them it was really good and based on my recommendation their group of 8 went inside and had dinner! I am surprised that the restaurant isn’t busier.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very interesting location on Riverwalk, comfortable seating , the service was relaxed not pushy have had better fried oysters but main dishes were fantastic

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was there for thanksgiving, menu very limited, surprised the "service charge" is included in the bill, the tip is always based on the service received, on the other hand the waitress was very knowledgable, and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner. All food was room temperature. Sent back and when it returned the plate was hot but the food was not as better.They comped the sparkling wine but not the meal. ??????

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We sat by the window on a chilly evening...next best thing to being outside for people watching. Ambiance was nice, our server excellent, restaurant was not noisy. Oysters, scallops were delicious! Great wine list. Would definitely return!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was great...order taken promptly...food was served hot...we both enjoyed our meals...seafood pappardelle and ahi tuna...serenaded during our meal by wandering singers...enjoyed this....waiter recommended bread pudding for dessert which the 2 of us shared and enjoyed....highly recommend!!!

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our server, Jesse F., did an outstanding job, one of the best servers we ever had. The food and cocktails were absolutely delicious. Beautiful food presentation. A wonderful dining experience all around. Highly recommend Ostra!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our group of 7 sat outside on the Riverwalk. Service food and ambiance was wonderful. This is an expensive restaurant but we felt it was worth the splurge.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fabulous, we were in San Antonio three nights. Our first night and our last night we had dinner here. Fresh oysters and clams, wow. Lobster tails, Alaskan King crab legs, mahi-mahi all excellent. Desserts were soooo good. Service was great. Expensive but worth every penny!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Great for special occasion or date night.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had never had Barramundi fish before but it was well prepared, mild, white, flakey fish with pork rosutto and charred green onion emulsion and crispy Brussels sprouts. My wife had the blackened red with converse gristmill polenta, wilted spinach and roasted tomato all done to her liking. Good presentation and a delicious meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Situated on the river walk with that touristy feel we should of known that the restaurant expects one and done" meaning you eat here once and then never go back. This is probably the case for many visitors to San Antonio. In our case it was due to mediocre service with a 10 minute wait for Coca Cola and I'm not kidding an Oyster PO Boy presented with one half sandwich with three fried oysters and cold French fries. To be fair the sandwich was replaced with a new one containing two halves. The manager did apologize with words and not deeds. Paid the check and left. Never to return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

crab legs outstanding; seafood pasta incredible and the tuna delicious plus great martinis and wine! Wonderful evening

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was good, service was great, ambiance outstanding.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very nice place with excellent food. We had the scallops with rice noodles. One of the best places for scallops. Had a wonderful evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food and ambiance was outstanding, it’s a great setting the food was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We sat by the River Walk which was at times very busy- and you'll smell smoke from those standing nearby. The redfish was average. My friends gumbo and shrimp was also average. The host was very pleasant and helpful. Service was good but kitchen was slow

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food and great atmosphere on the river walk.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Terrible service, gumbo was cold, we waited 50 minutes for oysters.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We are visiting San Antonio from Oregon and wanted a nice dinner for our last night. We picked Ostra off the internet, the menu looked good, but we did not read any reviews. We sat outside on the patio next to the Riverwalk. This was the best dinner we’d had in months and we have recently been in Spain, New Zealand and France. Our party of four had Mahi Mahi, red snapper and pork tenderloin. Without exception, the meals were delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly without being intrusive. Highly recommend Ostra for a special evening.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We arrived 1/2 hour before dinner service.
Decided to go ahead with the "small Plate " menu , happy hour drinks, and dessert. Great choices- plan to do it again !!!

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Tapas, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Enjoyed setting by the river.

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