Loch Bar-Houston

4.6
275 Reviews
$30 and under
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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGary
Houston
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was not the quality and quantity expected for the price. It took quite a while for appetizers and main course to be brought out, way too long considering only about 4 other tables with 2 to 3 persons during the lunch hour.

Had to valet park even though there were ample parking spaces in front of the restaurant all blocked off by the valet. Silly during lunch time where few customers were parking. Too many better restaurants in this city to choose for lunch time.

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Comfort
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Loved everything about this place. From the food to the service 100 stars. Andrew the GM was amazing, even though I was early for my reservation he catered to me and gave me a seat at the bar so I’m not waiting outside. My server Augustine was very attentive and fast. Everyone was great. I nothing negative to say.

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Nina
Houston
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing. We tried it all, at least it seemed. Oysters, deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail to start. Then crab cakes, fish and chips, chops with Brussels sprouts and mac and cheese! Food was delicious and on point! For a $400 tab you would think the service would have been just as good as the food. Server not very attentive to us. Walked past us multiple times without asking how we were. Even the manager walked past us. Thankfully the staff who brought our food out was helping out more.

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TiffanyO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! I celebrated my birthday! We will definitely

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

When eating oysters outside, would be helpful to have something to shade oyster tray to keep ice or slow down from melting.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food! It took awhile to get our food and drinks but I’m sure they were making everything with love!! Live music was amazing will definitely go back when I’m back in town

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on other reviews, this venue was exactly what I hope and anticipated for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the quality of food was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great!! The waiter was attentive, it did take a

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KeyLimePieLover
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loch Bar is the place to go in Houston for late night wining & dining!

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Keia
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Sage was perfect! He was very informative about the menu, food choices, and drinks! His service was exceptional and overwhelmingly the best service I’ve ever had!

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vipMime
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were seated for 25 minutes without a server.

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and also had very good music!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and customer services is superb! Shout out to Scott for going over and beyond!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Amarillo
32 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on a patio. Delicious as usual

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vippeters
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The first time we ate there it was a better experience. This time we sat right next to the computer ordering station and there was a lot of negative energy (and even what seemed to be an argument). The waitress was very sweet, but unfortunately not very good. Had to ask for things multiple times. Oysters were excellent, the crab cake was a bit fishy, and the fried chicken was dry and over done. Prices were a bit steep. $50/lb for whole main lobster and minimum size was 2 lbs. $32/glass Veuve Champagne when it's available at a Total Wine for $47 a bottle. I get a mark up, but that's high.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was outstanding! Provided great customer service and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmospheres. Fantastic whiskey collection if you’re a fan. The food was fresh, with simple clean ingredients. Everything was fantastic and their distancing and mask usage was great.

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vipAnyC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Background music was also nice songs choice..

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vipJimW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were great. Server made a great evening. Nice to get out and forget about the world for a while.

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Livvv
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience for a double date or night out with friends!

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LauraPHdz
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Went for my best friends 40th bday dinner, just her and I. We were lucky to get a table outdoors since the weather was amazing, but spacing was minimal. At best! We were seated next to a larger party of men so it was a bit rough hearing over them since we were so close, but we didn’t let it take away from the amazing food we had. Service wasn’t bad even with it being as full as it was!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent raw bar.

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vipTexanFoodie4life
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
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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olgaD
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and food. The oysters were unbelievable and the scallops.

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JessicaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance at this restaurant was absolutely amazing! The lighting was so nice on the patio we sat right behind the open door where the band was. She was so good! We had great music while enjoying our food. The whole staff was accommodating when I asked to have the heater turned on. Dessert was delicious and so were the drinks! I’d definitely come back!

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RodrigoM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food very pricey

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vipJoniH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
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
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
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. Ordered our last drink during our meal and got it after the check came. The food is beyond delicious and I will come back but my suggestion would be work on the bar service. Also, The computer/waiter station by our booth was very congested and bothersome. Will Ask For a specific table next time.

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vipMichaelNg
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Decided to celebrate one of my best friend's birthday here as part of our tradition. I was hopeful expecting to enjoy a great meal of seafood delicacies, but overall the experience really felt short. I think either the restaurant used salt to preserve the food, or the chef/cook was really off with the salt/seasoning for almost EVERY single dish that we had.

The King Crab Legs were quite salty, and it was not the "fresh from the sea" type of salt level either. The Maryland Crab Cakes, though the size and shape were great, were quite salty that I had to doused them in the cream sauce to lighten up the taste. The Grilled Red Snapper was a disaster - my friend had to send it back to the kitchen as the sauce was salty to the extreme. The manager brought out the remade dish, and the sauce was of an entirely different color, and tasted much better. The table next to us also had to return their Red snapper, so I figured we were not the lone ones feeling tasting the saltiness in the dishes.

The hushpuppies were okay. We also order the Oyster Rockefeller, but that was a terrible disaster - the taste of the topping of the oyster was horrid!

The items to save the say were the Chesapeake Crab Dip and the Mac & Cheese topped with lobster (they were not shy on the lobster pieces!). But that is sad to have the shining stars of the night be the appetizer and a side dish...

Loch Bar-Houston
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for your reviews. I saw this on Yelp as well today and needed to send you an apology! Feedback like yours keeps making us better day by day, so I really appreciate you taking the time to write to us. I sincerely apologize for the service you received, as it clearly wasn't the quality that you (or I) expect. I offer no excuses, just a heartfelt apology and a plea to make it right. I'd love to send you a gift card to use on your next visit, if you would please send me your name & address I'd be happy to send this out immediately. Thank you Andrew Ojeda General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 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
2 reviews
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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Loch Bar-Houston is rated 4.6 stars by 275 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.