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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!

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

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (15)
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Romantic (14)
Waterfront (14)
Scenic View (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
People Watching (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was delicious. Service great and atmosphere delightful

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Ostra was a wonderful surprise. Being a hotel restaurant, you never know what to expect. We had breakfast and dinner there, both meals were delicious, and the service was exceptional. Definitely recommend the Migas for breakfast, and the steak, snapper and bread pudding were all so good, we look forward to dining here again. You can have a quiet meal inside, or sit on the Riverwalk and enjoy the strolling mariachis.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always an excellent stop on the Riverwalk.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent service! The presentation was very nice, and the ambiance was perfect for a quiet night out. Really enjoyed the food and location!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were there during hurricane Harvey. We had the place pretty much to ourselves. We were never rushed. The food was amazing and our server was great and attentive. We were celebrating our nephews engagement and the restaurants attention to detail made it a memorable night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Always good choice when in SA. Used to dine here when it was the Watermark Hotel & Spa. Menu and drinks and service still excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Staff did an outstanding job helping us celebrate my wife's birthday.
The coffee rubbed short rib was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very good pappardelle. I would definitely reccomend it again. Crab cake was excellent. Gumbo was excellent. Little neck clams were a tad small but the dipping sauces were excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food was pretty good but the drinks were way over priced which comes with the River Walk. Service from the waiter was poor. Our waiter was very kind but wasn't attentive. We had asked for a couple things and never received it from him. The guy who helped out but wasn't a waiter was good, they honestly should have him as a waiter instead. Manager was great, he greeted us as soon as we walked in and also checked on the tables periodically. For the Riverwalk it's not a bad choice but there are still a couple others that I would recommend first.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Restaurant Week prix fixe dinner was delicious and well presented. Butter-poached salmon and coffee-braised short-ribs

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The location is great! We received impeccable service from John, who was an all around nice guy. We ordered the Gulf Seafood Plateau and it was amazing. Very fresh! My wedge salad was delicious as well. The entrees were just ok. One entree wasn't hot when they brought it and the other was just bland. The desserts were good, but not great. We did have a wonderful time and John took superb care of us. Overall a pleasant experience.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I love oysters and the oysters were great! Wonderful seafood selection.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The raw bar is what we always order from and never disappointed. The Ostra Margarita is delicious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We love seafood and were heading to a weekend in San Antonio. I googled "Top seafood restaurants in San Antonio" and Ostra was the top rated one in the Riverwalk area, near our hotel. We had the scallops which were amazing, the tuna tacos appetizer, the gumbo, and the Ceasar salad -- all fantastic and expertly made. We split everything so our waitress Cynthia had the chef split the plates for us, which was nice. Oh! and the homemade bread was to die for. We sat inside in the air conditioned dining room which was quiet and elegant, off of the hot, noisy and crowded outside seating area, which we preferred.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food and atmosphere on the river walk. Very attentive staff.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Outstanding seafood! I found this place on Open Table a couple of years ago when I was dining alone and I was excited to bring my wife this time. She was pleased with the scallops. I had the barramundi, which included very tasty roasted Brussels Sprouts on the top.
We shared a delightful South African Chenin Blanc from Ernie Els winery.
Being right on the River Walk makes it interesting for people-watching.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Very disappointing. The food was bland - no taste to the crab gumbo & no crab. The calamari was over cooked. The seafood tagetelle was supposed to be cooked in wine sauce - no sauce to be found. This was a horrible dining experience. It was as if they gave us someone else's leftovers. Horrible....

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