Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette

4.5
207 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette (LKRO) prides itself in it’s Oyster Bar. The multiple use seating at and around the Oysterette is inviting and friendly. The huge oyster, fresh seafood and whole fish display showcases seasonality and the vastness of the seafood offerings at LKRO. A traditional Japanese Robata Grill and a vertical 'Trompo' Grill are part of the Oysterette’s flexibility in a small space making the 'mini-kitchen' capable of producing freshly shucked oysters, grilled oysters, sushi, seafood towers and fresh carved tacos.

Moving into the main kitchen, the menu is just as wide and deep with a variety of local and regional seafood dishes and local Texas Beef. Our desire, as always, is to have a little something delicious for everyone and a menu for every palate as well as daily and weekly special features inspired by the bounty of available produce, meats and seafood in the Gulf Coast and beyond.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday
Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm
Saturday
Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm
Monday - Thursday
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Friday
Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(713) 622-1010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lance Fegen
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Private party facilities
LKRO’s private dining room offers a sophisticated and stylish retreat with impeccable service and an award-winning cuisine. The private dining room can accommodate groups of 75 cocktail style and up to 55 for a seated affair making our venue the ideal location for corporate and social functions
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Private party contact
Lezlie Mahan: (855) 819-5760
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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l
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found this place since it is around the corner and within walking distance of the St. Regis Houston. The restaurant is a great find. It is a neighborhood gem for anyone in the River Oaks section of Houston or the surrounding area.

Food was excellent, and the menu had great choices. Service was spot on. Very pleasant place to dine.

I will return.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good drinks and appetizers but worst gumbo ever. Wait staff and management very attentive.

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D
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner. Steaks were cooked perfectly as ordered. Seafood tasted fresh . Good value overall.

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WA
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice lunch at Liberty Kitchen. We agreed that the options were good. Our server, Jamey, was very attentive and informative about the available specials. Our food was good, especially the Fish tacos that were on the lunch menu.

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H
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Well, I am disappointed I'm disappointed ! Liberty Kitchen is not what it used to be. Quality and service has gone down. Suggest never going for late reservation because you will be rushed out with little consideration or accommodations...regardless of $$ spent. Open Table offers to 8:45pm but the kitchen closes at 9! Bar too!! They should change in their system actual availability because waitstaff is removing aprons and gathering their keys at that time, completely disinterested in the service you would expect, or use to receive at Liberty Kitchen.

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DW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I came thinking I would get a taste of New Orleans. Grilled Oysters and Gumbo. Both were terrible. I couldn’t finish either. No flavor at all in the gumbo. The oysters reminded me out eating a pizza with extra cheese. Never seen so much cheese on oysters. I even ordered a Margarita and it was terrible. I think they forgot the simple syrup or agave. This issues in one night is not a mistake it’s a problem.

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D
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything we ordered was amazing.....one dozen oysters, deviled eggs with bacon jam, mixed grill special, gumbo & shrimp and carnitas.....all so good. Our server, Roberto was very friendly.

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JM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. The food was delicious; ambiance wonderful; service great.

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LH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The crab cake special was very good! However the server did not advise the cost until the bill arrived. Asked for booth in a quieter area of this busy restaurant and our request was honored. We could talk during lunch. 😀🍽

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DD
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good cold bar food. Cocktails are a little sweetened over the classics so let them know if you want your cocktails to be made traditionally. Great service and I was able to get food that was low in carbs without making special request.

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SL
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We were celebrated ne a birthday and looks like it was completely ignored. I was hoping someone from the team would at least wish a happy birthday to the person celebrating her birthday with family.
French fries were not served as requested with oysters. So service was not that good. It is a shame because I have been several times to this place and this is the 1st time I am disappointed

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TD
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding Sunday Brunch at Liberty Kitchen. The food is FANTASTIC! Our server was fantastic and provided us with excellent recommendations. The manager came over to greet us and check to see if we were satisfied and that was a nice touch to a wonderful dining experience.

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CC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a great compliment to our occasion. A quiet girls night out. The food, service and atmosphere was wonderful and I look forward to going back!

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OT
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Drinks were subpar. One martini needed to be sent back. The steak was burnt and felt like cutting a rubber hose. Service was inattentive.

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RW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been a while since our last visit, but part of the reason we went were for the cocktails. It appears they no longer have their hand-crafted cocktails, just the generic ones. The food and service are still excellent, but we were disappointed.

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TA
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Crab cakes were so disappointing. Service was great as always. Drinks and apps good.

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GR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my birthday dinner with my family. Ordered a dozen grilled oysters(happy hour prices) and they were delicious. My husband ordered the pimiento cheese and the whole table loved it. I ordered the shrimp scallops and cheese grits with bacon jam and it was very good. My husband ordered the shrimp po boy with the pork belly and it was huge and excellent. My daughter had the fish special and I had a
bite and it was very tasty. Our service was excellent, the food was great and we had a wonderful experience.

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A
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Much less crowded than the heights location. Easier to talk and you don’t feel crammed in or rushed. Good food, great service.

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NK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was okay. The portions were very small. The restaurant was so empty at 8:15 in a Friday night. We didn’t feel the portions were worth the money. The server was very nice and attentive.

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M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter lives right behind Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette, so we decided to try it out. We both loved the atmosphere and décor. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. You must get the Brussels Sprouts! We will definitely be back.

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RR
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Oysters and Martinis. Perfect....

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JD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Business dinner with NY out of towners and they loved it.

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was great. Very pretty interior. Ordered one of the entrées from Restaurant Month menu. It was so-so. Steak was dry, black and charred. Tasted like grill had not been cleaned in a while. (Ordered medium). Poke was plopped down and dripping along side of bowl. Dessert was okay - but nothing special. Live in neighborhood and love small intimate settings when it comes to dining out, but would not recommend. Never would take a client.

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n
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! Been here three times now and gets better every time! Also love the atmosphere and decor! Perfect place!!

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NY
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had Billy for service and he was great. Menu is different but also had common items. Everything we had was really good and fresh. Younger restaurant people classify as millennial in general. We go there for the seafood, service and conversation. We have been there twice and the GF really likes the place.

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SG
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I’ve had better seafood elsewhere in the city. Not sure what that cocktail shrimp appetizer was made of...
why the lasagna Bolognese was so creamy & crunchy or why the Italian cake was stale...

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TD
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded all expectations! I brought 6 colleagues here for dinner and everyone LOVED the restaurant! It is very rare that all guests would be totally satisfied but the food here is amazing and left us talking about the meal for days. Given that we all had very different dishes, I would say that that you cannot go wrong with this place is you need a “go-to” spot to impress your friends or business colleagues!

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l
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Flavor of the food was great but the quality of the food wasn't impressive. I did the HRW menu and was sadly not impress overall. Sat at the bar for this dinner and service was great though.

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Can a accommodate larger parties and was a great experience.

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K
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time visit because of Restaurant Month. $35.00 for 3 courses dinner sounded wonderful.
half dozen oyster on half shell - fresh, tasty but small. Ahi Tuna is small and not really freshin dull color Entree- Sirloin Steak 4 oz and 3 shrimps.
Steak is rather small for 4 oz and shrimps are smaller than I expected to be served as part of entree.
Desserts - nothing spectacular - all in all for $35.00 is not bad value but expected more for Restaurant Month to show case the restaurant.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for lunch and I set at the bar the bartenders where so helpful with the menu and recommended some great small plate and everything was delicious!!

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HD
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

we went during the HRW, the food's value and the taste didn't worth!

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YC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Convienient and great service. Manager did the rounds and made us feel at home and special.

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Bar service was good, but the kitchen was extremely slow. My friend ordered poke, and it took 30 minutes. I had oysters first, which took about 25 minutes, then ordered poke, and after 45 minutes of waiting on it, I canceled the poke order. There were minimal people in there, maybe 15 at the busiest point. I’m unsure why the kitchen was so slow.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food great service. Enjoyed the HRW menu.

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C
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent but I wish they had sugar free jelly and pancake syrup

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was horrible! I watched our waiter give every table in his section the same subpar service. He didn’t smile.. he even put up His hand to stop another patron to stop talking as he rushed to
Another table to take their order. For this reason only, I will not go back to this restaurant. Although the bar staff was excellent!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

We did the restaurant week dinner menu. The portion was surprisingly small. Main course was more like starter. And three of us ordered oysters, THEY DID NOT OOK AND TASTE FRESH. All of them appears to be grey. See photo for detail.
First time here might well be my last visit. Very disappointed.

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F
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was good, my dad did have to keep reminding them to refill his coffee since they’d tend to forget to come around and ask. The food wasn’t as great as it used to be from the last year or so that we visited.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great service. Drinks were very good. Highly recommend this place.

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