Ouzo Bay-Houston

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Greek
Welcome to Ouzo Bay - Houston!
Located in River Oaks District, Ouzo Bay will serve authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a Greek flare.
Celebrate the real deal in Greek cuisine without booking a flight. Ouzo Bay brings the Mediterranean to you with daily wild catches from around the world, grass fed lamb, and prime dry aged meats.
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Houston
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was certainly a fine Mediterranean dining to experience. Wagyu grape leaves was the most authentic version. Lamb shank dish was made for perfection. Ambiance was great and our waiter (Marcus A) was the most pleasant professional. He went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with our wine selection. They all made my birthday dinner so special. Thank you!

GJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Food and Ambiance! Fresh seafood and the Best octopus I have ever had and all the fish we had was wonderful. Deserts were also very special! One of my new top 5 restaurants for Houston.

HD
Houston
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I found ordering my seafood entree by the pound to be a bit over the top for two reasons: 1) I simply can't eat a pound of fish with everything that comes with it and 2) if i'm paying for a pound of fish I don't want to pay for the head and tail. They may be edible in some cultures but not in present day Houston.

f
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I’m a fish lover and was pleased with how delicate and delicious the Mediterranean fish was . Great salads too

E
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Very good waiter. The rest is mediocre and over priced. Sort of ruined my Sunday brunch by how little value I received.

SM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Went to bar when our table was not ready. Our first bartender was nice, but did not give us napkins or a coaster with our drinks. I could not drink my drink---is was terrible. I ordered a specialty cocktail that was on the menu. I asked him if he had made the correct drink and he said yes, but that the drink was made in a "batch" earlier in the day and must have gone bad. Didn't know that 15 dollar specialty cocktails were made in a batch. He made me another cocktail an "Old fashion" it was Delicious. the hostess came and told us our table was ready and to check out with the bartender for our drinks. After 10 mins. of waiting , asked another bartender if he could check us out and he answered, " I have 35 cocktails to make then I can check you out" and walked away. Very Very rude. Finally a asked a waiter to get us a bartender to check us out so we could go to our table.
We walked to the hostess stand and she took us to our table. The waitress came and took our appetizer order. Then she came back and took our food order. After she brought the food I had to ask her for the wine list and then I asked her if it would take long for us to get our wine so we could have the wine with our dinner. The waitress forgot to offer us the wine menu when we sat down at the table. The wait staff seemed in a hurry. The Lamb chops were Delicious and the Sea Bass was Delicious. The waitress and the bartenders were not.

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Outdoors was nice for a parking lot

SS
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Modern, trendy restaurant that serves great food at a premium. Extremely loud. Fun for HH or a big night out. The market fish is priced by the pound, but you're probably going to be served (and pay for) fish that weighs more than a pound. Overall, worth a try, but I think you can find seafood in Houston that's just as good for less.

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was nothing special, but it was sure priced like it was.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It was just ok

SG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience.
Highly recommend...

TN
Houston
49 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had a great time although it was pretty empty on Sunday evening but the food and service were amazing

GK
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Fish, meatballs, appetizers, dessert -- all tasty and well prepared. Our server was a bit inexperienced in timing (or was it the kitchen?) and our entrée began to get cool as we waited for the wine.

MH
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Colton was amazing! Very knowledgeable, attentive, and kind! We will definitely be back!

DT
Houston
143 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food..,crab cakes were to die for 😊. Excellent service. But, the soups, while tasting good, we’re not a value...small portions and not inexpensive. We will be back!

LM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome appetizers, food and wine! Manager, David is great!

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.
Music selection could be more dinner friendly and lower volume.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Fish was very fresh. Server did an excellent job with wine recommendations. Definitely a beautiful restaurant and I would absolutely go back.

GS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!!

SG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service... highly recommend you will not be disappointed.

M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This is my 4th experience here. The food was just ok. I’ve given it a try 4x.

The beef pasta roll I wanted to taste good, just the mushy pasta inside like crispy lasagna with doughy inside :(

The calamari taste was very bitter. Perhaps the greens that accompany are too overpowering.

The fried zucchini chips - some were flour tasting as if the batter wasn’t cooked all the way


What I do enjoy- sautéed vegetables, scallops, market fish, lamb meatballs, ambience, choice of cocktails

F
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful fresh, airy decor. Fabulous service from Penny! Enjoyed the lamb meatballs and the grilled calamari for appetizers- one of us had the lamb burger and the other had the salmon blt sandwich (lunch). Everything was seasoned to perfection and the salad dressing was light and bright!

FD
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

It is a nice new restaurant and the food was very appealing and well presented.
The experience was spoiled by the general high noise level and people at a large table behind yelling at the tops of their voices. That was just miserable and unfortunately not a rare experience
I would like to go back for the good food but much earlier in the evening when is hopefully less noisy

OT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok, wine list not impressive. Ambiance is absolutely beautiful.

C
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was great! Food was just too over cooked and not enough flavor. We ordered salmon, Hawaiian kamachi, and Sea Bass. Sea bass was over cooked and in a sauce that isn’t needed. If cooked correctly, sea bass doesn’t need much. Kamachi didn’t have any flavor. Salmon was over cooked. We had the octopus appetizer was ok, but octopus doesn’t really go with the hummus it’s served with.

e
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife, son and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The hostesses and waiter were awesome. All of them congratulated us on our occasion which was really nice. They sat us at a table in the bar area (we had our 9 yr old w us) which was odd considering we were there at 6 o’clock and most of the dining area was available. We should have asked to move but since it was so early we thought it would be okay. Within half hour it was much more crowded and really loud. There was a man behind us using all the four letter words you can imagine so it wasn’t the best of atmospheres for a family. Not the restaurants fault at all, other than we probably shouldn’t have been seated in that area to begin with...
The food was good, pricey but we expected that. Would probably try it again but only in the main area if our son is with us.

ML
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Had lunch here with my friend. She ordered the crab sandwich and I ordered the gyro. Her sandwich was amazing but mine was meh! The taste just wasn't there. I plan to give this restaurant another try as I think perhaps other dishes is better than the gyro I had. Just a little disappointed as I was expecting this gyro to be spectacular given all the reviews that I had read about this restaurant. Definitely will give it another try.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was okay. Service was great! Great for date night and to impress.

OT
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Excellent service! Beautiful place! It was our first time to eat there and we will definitely be back!

BP
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food really good although one dish wasn’t as expected but the manager didn’t charge and apologized

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, but very noisy, could not even talk.

A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!! Everything was really great! All their staff was very helpful, offering the best recommendations for food and wines. A must go restaurant next time in Houston

G
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as per the usual

t
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Very poor timing of service order to delivery. Appetizers arrived before wine.

No waiter around for 15 minutes after main course to either order desserts or checks. We ended up - no dessert, coffees or after dinner; just checks.

Given the extensive Greek wine list, the sommelier should have been on hand to help select the wines.

Great concept; poor execution. We've been to the original in Baltimore and the quality of service was much better.

Need more help in managing the execution of ordering, presentation and food delivery.

CW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was great. Will definitely go back

OT
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great from start to finish. Service was just okay.

JT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Sub par Food. Service awful. Only thing they have going is location and bar scene. Fish tasted like it was flown in from Lake Houston.

d
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Crab cakes and Branzino fish. Great wait staff. Top notch experience!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Good food. No Greek music.

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