The Oar House
Come to The Oar House in Rockwall for lunch or dinner and prepare yourself for a meal you won't forget. Close to The Harbor Rockwall and Harbor Lights Cruises, this restaurant makes a wonderful choice for a meal with anyone.
The Oar House has delicious choices both for lunch and dinner. Come and have one of the salads like the finisima Con salmone or the caprese clasica or one of the hearty soups like the lobster bisque. If you're a fan of seafood, there are choices like farfalle al salmone and risotto frutta di mare. For those who love Italian dishes, there are choices such as pollo monsignore and vitello marsala. The Oar House also has a nice spread for Happy Hour, with choices such as ravioli di formaggio and lasagna Bolognese. The restaurant has something for everyone so no one goes home hungry.
Have heard of this place for so long, with good reviews. Decided to take husband there for his birthday. I ordered the filet with peppercorn sauce and he ordered a shrimp pasta dish. My steak was inedible .. was cooked properly (medium) but was so stringy and gristly that I even had difficult cutting it. Chewing was even more difficult. When our waitperson came by, I was frank and told him how disappointing it was. He immediately apologized and took the steak back to the kitchen. The manager came out and apologized as well and said he could see that it was not a good cut. I was offered something else from the menu, but was already somewhat full and didn’t want to wait. They took the steak off our check. My husband said his meal was “tasteless”...but I know he’s really picky. Even though the staff absolutely did the right thing, nor sure we will return there.
Excellent friendly service and superb food. Steven and Jessica are amazing servers.
Been going to The Oar House since 1997. It NEVER disappoints! Calamari is always tender and crisp...and the marinara just makes it even better. Salad with house dressing is crisp and fresh. Soups are creamy and delicious...especially the lobster bisque. Cognac filet and grilled pork chop with portobellos are a go-to on the menu if none of the specials of the day suit your taste. $116 + tip for 2 with 4 alcoholic beverages. Great that they are now using OpenTable to make reservations.
All the food was very heavily salted. Everything else great
Third time to try and it was just ok. The salad and dessert were the only thing we ended up eating. My husband and I split the halibut and it was not good. The fish was either spoiled or not cooked thoroughly. Really not sure but it tasted very fishy and had an odd gray color which is not typical of halibut. Mgr did offer another entree but we declined. Very disappointed in an expensive date night
I've been looking for a down to earth, high-end restaurant in Rockwall and The Oar House is it. Excellent menu, great-tasting food, and classy service. I will be back.
This is one of the best restaurants in Rockwall. The staff is the most professional I have ever had! They are kind and caring and friendly and expedient. The food is superb and and the drinks are well poured. It is a pleasure to dine here. It is like dining with great friends. The atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable.!!
Everything was great except lobster crepes were very fishy but our waiter did us right
Soup was amazing
The red snapper and peppercorn filet are 2 of the best dishes anywhere in the metroplex.
Our first time here-and we will go back. Nice ambiance- kind of “English- pub” like.
Food selection was excellent. Service was a bit slow- but not horrible.
Overall, a very nice find in Rockwall.
Table is in great area. Food was awesome but service was slow.
Very good atmosphere. The angel hair pasta was pretty bland but that could be my opinion concerning that dish. Regarding customer service, it took about 10 minutes before someone even came to our table. It didn't look like they were understaffed so it was quite offensive on a Wednesday.
First time there. My wife and I both had the chicken Parmesan. It was very good. I also had a Caesar salad which was one of the best salads I've had in a long time. Nothing unusual about it, just really good. Service was spot on. Definitely recommend and will definitely return.
We love dinning at The Oar House. When our friends come into town, they always request another dinning experience from The Oar House. From the moment you walk into the restaurant, you feel like you are welcomed with open arms. The staff members are fabulous and the food is outstanding.
Wonderful as always
Fabulous gourmet cuisine with impeccable service and an excellent wine list. My girlfriend and I have been many times and never had a bad meal or experience. We both order something different every time and never run out of choices.
Food was mediocre and was way over priced. Service was unfriendly and rushed. Will never go back. No social distance was being used.
The food is always served hot and tastes wonderful. I had the filet mignon with cognac sauce. It didn't list vegetables or sides, but it did come with two and a salad (but I upgraded to the lobster bisque - delicious!). The filet was cooked perfectly and so tender and flavorful! My husband had the red snapper and it was just perfect! The decor and ambiance is always so nice. They didn't have music (this was a Sunday evening in the midst of Covid-19) and I always enjoy it when they do, but it was a fabulous dining experience, as always.
Amazing food and service. They went the extra mile to make my girls birthday very special! Great Job!
We were celebrating my friend's birthday actually was in April. We've been putting off celebrating because of the pandemic. Great dining again at the Oar House!
I have enjoyed the Oar House for over twenty years and have never had a disappointing visit there either for lunch or dinner. Best upscale restaurant in Rockwall, bar none!
Great Italian food offerings. The wine was a bit pricey, but the service made up for it.
My favorite place to go ..... I like the people, the food, and the drinks. All the employees are super and the bartenders are great!
I go at least once or twice weekly!
50th birthday for my wife. Made the reservation over 10 days in advance. Been dining there since previous owner. My first visit was July 13, 1991.
Ok. Open tables in dining area. Couple behind us coming in was provided a table there after hostess explained our table by door was all they had. WRONG. Manager was dismissive. My wife was so upset we left and tipped waiter very well. Not his fault. You social distanced us to a standing around us flipping waiting area.
You just lost any future business and I will share as much as I can so they are treated as poorly. Nice job.
We had Robert as our server very knowledgeable and he gave us great service,
Food was great and it was so good to get out after being in lockdown for 2 months
Our first time to a restaurant. The Oar House has done a wonderful job of making diners feel safe a special. Every was great. Don’t be afraid, they have opened right. Enjoy!
Great as always
Love this restuarant. Great food!!!
The Oar House was spectacular as always! Friendly waitstaff, outstanding food and overall great first date after Texas opened up again!!
Excellent service and food. Social distancing was observed and we had an amazing experience.
I had the appetizer and and salad (both specials of the evening), and they were wonderful. Very
attentive staff. We got there early so it was very quiet. Had the back room to ourselves for a short while.
It was getting very busy by the time we left. Go early if you are trying to avoid crowds.
Everything was just great.
We will definitely be back.
A very good place for dinner we went a week ago and then again on Saturday and each time a very pleasant experience. Food is very good, service is excellent, first time did not know a dinner salad came with the entree's and for value that Really made it worth while. Would highly recommend. Make sure you have reservations as it fills up
Our experience was beautiful - dim lighting, romantic and great tasting food. The menu was amazing. We had such a great time, and we will definitely be back for another special occasion.
Love the Oar House! Our steak and pork chop were cooked to perfection. Always wonderful food and live music.
Early Valentine day celebration
Amazing food and amazing atmosphere.
One of my favorite restaurants!! The Oar House never disappoints. We had excellent service as well.
Happy birthday for my boyfriend.. the table behind us was way too loud and obnoxious
The Oar House is rated 4.6 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.