Loch Bar-Houston

4.6
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249 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Welcome to Loch Bar - Houston!

Located River Oaks District, Loch Bar is a classic seafood tavern featuring one of the area’s largest raw bar and seafood menus. The food menu is complemented by a wide selection of local craft beer, handcrafted cocktails and one of Texas’ most substantial whiskey lists. Loch Bar also features live music 7 days a week!

Loch Bar’s menu incorporates some of the East Coast’s most popular seafood dishes while utilizing local and Gulf seafood. The Loch Bar beverage program centers around one of the region’s largest whiskey lists, in addition to dozens of local craft beers and expertly crafted cocktails.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTexanFoodie4life
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The hostess station was a little chaotic , but everyone was pleasant. The service was AMAZING! We dine at a high end establishments frequently, and the service here was hands down the best we’ve had in years. The food was amazing. I woke up the next day thinking about the lobster roll. The live music was very good but a little on the loud side to be conducive for conversation. Can’t wait to go back!

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RodrigoM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always stop by at Loch Bar and it’s always a pleasure. This time we had a small size charcuterie table , followed by amazing lobster rolls . Sparkly rose and beer were our beverages . The restaurant had a lot of people (Friday evening of course ) but social Distancing was working , then nothing to worry about . Music was good too !

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vipJoniH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved celebrating our anniversary at Loch Bar. We sat on the patio. The service, drinks and food were excellent. We felt safe and we loved our waiter. Also we are so excited to see that Scott is the GM! We’ve been a loyal customer to all of his previous spots. Looking forward to our next outing at Loch Bar!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was delicious! Our server was fantastic. The bar service was unbelievably beyond slow. Took over 20 minutes every time we ordered a drink.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and i really enjoyed our lunch here. They did a great job with a thoughtful birthday for my husband. Thank the staff for good service.

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MeraryG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like lochbar’s ambiance. The food is great the service is attentive. Their oyster options are amazing.

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VictoriaA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Hope for great service and being so sweet! 10/10 for her!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend my birthday. Food and service were exceptional!

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Nikki
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The server was attentive. The food was ok. I enjoyed the ambiance better than the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Everything I could ask for in a go-to spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spot on and on point with the food quality. The drinks were perfectly mixed. Had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

I would like to start by saying the food was excellent. If I were to rate on the food alone, it would have been a 5 star experience. We booked a reservation almost a week prior and upon arrival we didn’t have a table ready. We were told that “just because we request a table outside does not mean we will get one”. So I feel like this defeats the entire purpose of a reservation. The service was fair, but as the night went on the crowd got rowdy, which is surprising since the pricing did not reflect a restaurant that would have this sort of problem. We were also surrounded by people who were smoking so this was a little disappointing.

Despite the excellent food, I feel the service and the atmosphere did not reflect the value of the experience. Unfortunately, I would find this restaurant difficult to return to.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed my first trip to Loch Bar will be back!!

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VaughnC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outing since March 20!!! Had a blast enjoyed this restaurant completely, LOBSTER WAS OFF THE CHAIN

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vipLanceW
Central Texas
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Eaten here many times. Service since Covid is terrible. Three dinners since June here and service terrible on all. Not lack of staff..always waiters and managers standing around talking.

Food is good and oysters are fresh and I love ROD but if they do not start taking care of clients we will take our big ticket averages elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic place, especially outdoor on the patio

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Idaliaa
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was my first time coming here and for a birthday celebration. Usually at restaurants that I have gone, I leave a comment for birthday celebration and they make sure to treat us special and with much more enthusiasm. After all, we are choosing to celebrate at chosen location. That vibe was not felt in this restaurant. Something just felt very off with the environment that this place gave me. The food is okay, I would say, very small portion for a ceviche and the price. I’m sure it’s the location of this restaurant that the prices are that way but I would had expected good quality food and better service. The waiter seemed like he was just service us out of force. I don’t think I would come back :/

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TommyB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Crab cakes in Houston! Wine selection ok but could use a little more variety. Service was over the top excellent.

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Drew
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot. The Snapper was amazing, but the chocolate cookies were disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and nice atmosphere! Very high energy restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday, they served complimentary cake.

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vipSherryR
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was spectacular, drinks to par, waiter excellent!

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Robin
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loch Bar is a great place to eat. I had the Loch Burger - excellent. That sauce was great!!
If you like a romantic, upscale feel, this is the place for you.

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vipEmptynester
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as usual and Rashad provided excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food needs work especially for the prices. Took my daughter and niece to celebrate my daughter birthday. The drinks where good but when it came to the food we were disappointed. Did not live up to the hype.

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vipaandsmendoza
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere for date night but service and food just ok. Brought out wrong soup that was ordered. Drinks took awhile to come to our table. Food tasted Overcooked..oysters Rockefeller the oysters were very chewy. Scallops were also chewy and overcooked. Bday cake was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!!! Chill and low key but fun!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I'll never be able to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the waitstaff! Kalup remembers his old customers and knows how to make whatever drink you need to each customers’ liking. Saw Yaheezy, who waited on us just a couple of days before and he also greeted us and made us feel welcomed.....again. Overall cool staff and that means a lot!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we to Loch for our Anniversary. The service was good and the cocktails we ordered was also good. We were happy to get out of the house since Covid. The restaurant was full but not over crowded. I can definitely recommend Loch Bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so kind! Felt totally safe among this annoying virus. Only note is a whiskey sour came with a whole, intact egg white for me to swallow. Oye.

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vipNicoleG
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This is one of our favorite spots for dining. The food is exceptional. The oysters, crab cake and scalps. This is the 2nd time in a row we had the same waiter that was not attentive at all and forgot our bar order. the service is not as top notch as it was Pre covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and setting was great!

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Cristina
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Theresa is a wonderful host. Thank you.

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SeanD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks 🙏🏾.........................................

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vippeters
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was surprised at their very limited selection of fish. Only salmon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to have brunch with friends, and everything was absolutely amazing. Rashad was a wonderful waiter, extremely prompt, very tentative, and professional. My husband ordered the fried chicken which is to die for. We also ordered a shellfish tower. The shellfish was fresh and delicious . I ordered the lobster sliders with a side of Cajun cauliflower, So mouth watering. We had a party of eight and there were no mixups with any of our food nor our checks. My friends loved every thing about Loch Bar. Great place for food and drinks.

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PhilipK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place i was 5 minutes late so they confirmed i was coming and held the table. Great staff and service

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MichelleinHouston
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We use Houston Restaurant Weeks to try new restaurants. We went to Loch Bar for brunch and it was really good. We had the breakfast taco, fried oysters, avocado toast and the burger. Everything was very delicious. The service was also very good. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive. Everyone wore face masks and the restaurant adhered to social distancing. I'm looking forward to coming back again and trying the Raw Bar.

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DillJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch for restaurant week - great food, great service, and wonderful ambiance. There is comfortable outdoor seating if you prefer. The waiter and hostess both took care of us and were so friendly. The food was delicious! I cannot wait to come back. Great for date night, brunch, or dinner with a group

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Loch Bar-Houston is rated 4.6 stars by 249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.