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Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa

4.2
553 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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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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 553 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipJanet (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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SeanH (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 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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vipAdagietta (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday dinner. Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service by staff and food was great.

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vipIkey (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined 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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vipSAdiner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 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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patrickkenney (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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vipTraveler (Houston)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 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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Melissa (Orlando)
2.0  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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Coco (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined 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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Bobinla (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

All was good. Great food/service

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StevieB (Frankfurt Area)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
1.0  Dined on December 24, 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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MikeS (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was mediocre. Food was good

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 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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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 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.

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JRHUGH50 (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice river walk ambiance. Would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 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.

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vipWinegeek03 (San Antonio)
1.0  Dined on November 23, 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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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 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!!

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