Loch Bar-Houston

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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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C
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff were very pleasant and took extremely good care of my wife and I on our anniversary. I will and have recommended it to many of my friends, a great spot for an intimate dinner for two.

EK
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a pretty quiet Sunday early evening and the restaurant was nearly empty. We had a fantastic cute young waiter. We had lots of questions about the menu and he guided us well. The tuna poke was fresh and had a wonderful ginger dressing. The mussels were some of the best I’ve ever had. It’s not cheap bur good seafood never is. Had a really nice evening.

F
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was
Very sexy and
Elegant. Food
Was really good. Our server Diego was
Great
As
Well.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

The service was slow- took a while to get appetizer plates. Slow on wine pouring - had to ask. Fish tacos had no taste. Was a great set up though and quiet

GP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Our waiter, Steven, was great! Food was delicious. We loved the live music. We will definitely be back!!

l
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

went there for the raw bar. oysters in shellfish tower were on the smaller side. mussels and raw clams were less than exciting. would have preferred just having raw oysters on the menu with a few different appetizers to pick from to complement the oysters instead of having large shellfish tower with other raw items that weren't that great.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all excellent. Our server did a great job. Kamir (Asst GM) came out and visited with us for a bit - great guy. Wonderful atmosphere as well. The live music was good and at perfect volume.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Robert (server) Karem (manager) are fantastic!

j
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good service. HIgher prices . would return

TL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Service was great. Food was mediocre. Cute spot. Pretty dead on a Monday evening.

C
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Pro: Good place for drinks and to socialize. Food and service was fair. Energetic atmosphere at a popular area.

Cons: Oysters seems overpriced for quantity of 2 or 4 pieces. Unisex restroom of only 3 stall and was extremely dirty. Made reservation for 8:45pm and we arrived at 8:55pm and had to wait another 20 minutes for a table of 4. Spoke with a couple sitting at the bar and they were waiting @ 10 minutes to order drinks so we left to La Colonial to grab drinks prior to eating at Lock Bar.

NG
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE! THE SERVICE AND CUSINE WAS EXCEPTIONAL.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The MANAGER Karim is the upmost unprofessional person in management I’ve came across in my entire life. I witnessed him take people’s drinks out their hand and get into a back in forth altercation with a customer. I will NEVER return nor recommend this establishment to anyone. The front desk lady said they were behind on reservations 30 minutes or more. She also said the servers were not prepared to handle the traffic. Luckily my server was nice. The only thing I appreciated were the two servers I encountered. Will still never return nor recommend.

TD
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Made a reservation 10 days in advance for Valentine’s Day and ended up on the patio outside. While this was still nice, it did not give us the full experience. Therefore, we will just have to go back again soon. The crab cakes were fabulous!!

DW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Loch Bar was fantastic. I was there for a birthday dinner and was blown away. Our server, Justice, was extremely helpful (and cute) with explaining the menu and with recommendations. The oysters, Maine lobster roll and ceviche were divine. They specialize in seafood, but even the burger was thick and juicy. Definitely coming back

I
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a little more expensive that $$ but the food was so good. We got the Cajun cauliflower, oysters, and crab cakes. Will definitely be going back.

L
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. We had a great waiter named Chad who made our experience even better!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed Loch Bar. Great whiskey. Oysters were very good. Loved the crab cakes. Snapper was good but I wouldn’t order again. Very nice place. Great for a date or special occasion.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my sister

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The raw oysters were off the chart good. The grilled swordfish was the best fish I have had in years. Service was fabulous.

j
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. The waitstaff was very attentive. I will definitely come back.

b
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cool vibe and decor, service was friendly and attentive. A little loud but had excellent food.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great and Steven our host was awesome! The customer service is amazing with friendly welcoming staff and the crab cakes were delicious. We will definitely return.

NC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Can’t wait to return.

a
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was great except for the pork chop. Too tough. And breaded too much.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Fire alarm went off for 15 minutes. No fire. Waiter added gratuity to our tab without telling us. We were party of two. Food was fantastic. Really enjoyed raw oysters, poke, and ceviche.

F
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was reasonably priced. Bar was extremely excessive price-wise. $20 for shot of TX Whiskey when bottle costs $45.

G
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Well.. too bad... I went for the band playing.. band cancelled.. I told the manager how disappointed I was and that I drove 20 miles to see the band.. he said, sorry and started telling us how wonderful his restaurant is.. no empathy.. I spent over $50, didn’t see my favorite band and manager didn’t even offer up a slice of free dessert.. favorite band will be back there in about a month but without me!! Sad!!
Oh, and $9 valet guy lost my keys..

Help!!

MD
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Loch Bar is a good concept in theory but theory does not translate to the palate. We were very excited about trying Loch Bar after looking at the menu. The service was very good and personable. The manager spent a good amount of time with us having a general chat and the drink selection was superb. Unfortunately, the food that arrived looked wonderful but the taste was bland. This was across the board on all of our dishes so it wasn't just one type of food. We don't mind paying for a nice meal, but when it comes we want to taste it! Maybe we will revisit at another time, but with so many really good restaurants in Houston, it may be a while.

OT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The bartender not friendly to busy on her Apple Watch, Only saving thing was the deviled eggs were good . The atmosphere of the place is cool but bad service

OT
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was so-so. Not really worth the $$ (crab cakes for $48!!). The service was good but the food was average. The crab dip was so salty I could barely eat it, and the top was burned (not just bubbly, blackened). The fish and chips, on the other hand, lacked salt and were flavorless. There were no vegetarian entrees and when we asked if the chef could make one (we had a guest with us who we did not know was vegetarian until we got there) we were told to just choose from the appetizers and sides (of which only 3 or 4 were vegetarian). We had the special Smith cake for dessert (according to the waiter, their signature dessert) and it was dry and not very tasty. The hostess told us that they are known for their Raw Bar fare which, to be fair, we did not try. The atmosphere is very 'Joe's Crab Shack-y' and not at all crowded on a Saturday night. Maybe Loch Bar will improve with time? We won't be back, though; it just wasn't worth it.

DB
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!
INCREDIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steve .... Our server was Great...thank you.....WOW....some of the best seafood EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT TILL OUR NEXT VISIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do the RED SNAPPER (STUFFED)...... the little muffin bread.......the oysters.......the Cobb salad......the white wine..... STOP I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE....TO GOOD TO BE TRUE....BUT IT WAS !!!!! LITTLE TERRY AND THE BLUEBIRDS were playing this evening and it was really a nice time.

DI
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never had a bad experience here - the crab cakes are delicious and impeccable service. Definitely recommend.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fun atmosphere

OT
Cancun
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cameron was WONDERFUL!! Mussels were fantastic!! Drinks were great!!! 17 layer cake was dry!! Crab cakes were yummy but overpriced!! Overall, we would return for another visit based on the quality of service!!

IM
Houston
88 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loch Bar was a great choice to ring in the New Year. We had a 1030 reservation - a little late for dinner. So we ordered cocktails and mussels and a charcuterie plate. All were delicious. The spirits list is extensive - there is something for everyone. The menu also ranges from bites to hearty appetizers to full dinners and dessert. There was live music in the bar and hundreds of balloons suspended to drop at midnight. Televisions followed the festivities going on around the glob. The host distributed hats and noisemakers to all. The bartender poured complimentary bubbly into a tower of champagne glasses. Everyone was excited for the big moment, and it did not disappoint! We will be back to try out more of the menu.

T
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went to Loch Bar for my birthday brunch. Everything was first class from making reservations to the end of the meal. The service was EXCELLENT!! Danette was absolutely AMAZING!! I would highly recommend Loch Bar for brunch, dinner and/or drinks!! Thanks Loch Bar until next time!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was OK. Ambiance was nice!

OT
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun & festive spot! Great appetizers & food.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to dine at Loch Bar. The service was great and the food was amazing. I will return.