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1751 Sea and Bar, Houston, TX

1751 Sea and Bar

4.6
4.6
848 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
1751 offers seasonally inspired menus featuring the highest quality seafood and meats available from the local Gulf coast and beyond. Our full raw bar features several different varieties of oysters and rare delicacies such as live uni and O-toro fatty tuna when available. There is something for every diner — from a traditional dining experience with simply prepared fish to a multicourse experience of shareable small plates.

Our name is a nod to the Gin Act of 1751, an ode to our vast assortment of over 100 different gins and our pride in being Houston’s premier gin bar. Enjoy one of our hand-crafted specialty cocktails or gin and tonics in our inviting lounge or with a few small plates at our large community table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (832) 831-9820

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    JD Woodward

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private space/area available, please call for information.

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cross street

    Koehler/East 2nd Street

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 848 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Houston

    Seafood

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  1. j

    jordan

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Returned to 1751 with our close friends after raving about our first time there to our friends, colleagues and neighbors. What a total disaster and embarassing experience! Our waitress took a long time to take our order and check on us throughout as she had another table to tend to. The patio smelled of sewage(they blamed it on the city). We sat there the time before and had no issues. Not only did they run out of what we wanted on the new limited menu due to new chef (website still shows original) what they did serve was cold, small and dry. At $38 dollars I expect more than a small cold duck leg with no sides.....very disappointing. We asked for the bill without even taking two bites of food. We waited for another 15 minutes after receiving the check and after the 3rd cockroqch of the night crawled up my arm, I decided to take it the bar to settle up. They did comp our food, our drinks were actually good. All in all a horrible experience made worse by when I was leaving and our waitress came to apologize again, she had to cut me off after a few words ro go check on her other table again. Let's just say we will never be going back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We meet up with some friends for dinner and drinks before a show. Everything was on point, never disappointed when going on a dinner date at this place. Food was delicious and the drinks were very good
  3. T

    Tysto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Oysters and Tuna Carpaccio has sting fish smells. Was sick the next morning
  4. R

    kristiR

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was ok not great. Service was awful. I felt bad for our waitress who was really nice, but the bar was backed up and it took 20 minutes to get cocktails. We never received wine tasting we asked for or a second cocktail. Would not go back.
  5. PH

    PizzanHotSpot

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love the seasonal options. Pumpkin crab cake, etc. Great, strong cocktails. Lovely oyster and seafood dishes.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I had big expectations with this place and food was definitely not great. We ordered the baked oysters and they were cold. Octopus dish with lame taste, and the tuna tartine seemed to be made the day before. Regarding the entrees be careful with simply grill selections as portion sizes are extremely small for snapper options. Chef day selection, sword fish, tasted like one you could have in a restaurant chain. Definitely price and quality are not aligned in this place. Service was ok and the place is nice but food was a disappointment.
  7. PM

    PamelaM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Absolutely delish!! All four of us loved our entrees and small plates. We ordered Baked Salmon, Seared Scallops, Seared Tuna & Grilled Sword Fish for entree & small plates to die for; OCTOPUS OKONOMIYAKI, 1751 Calamari & Crab Cake. Sides were definitely large enough for us all to share. Simply , we can't wait to return :)
  8. FB

    FilipeB

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour specials. Staff is super friendly and helpful
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Do not waste your time and money. Service is awful. Food not worth the time or money except for 1 appetizer.
  10. RS

    RachaelS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters, specifically Uncle Bobby, were perfection! We were in town from Philadelphia and we all agreed these were some of the best oysters we’ve had. The drinks were amazing and the main course was perfection. Would definitely come back on my next trip to Houston ☺️
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    There’s a new chief and one of the dishes that we loved (Tuna Tartine) has been changed and it was upsetting.
  12. d

    denised

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to 1751 but it will certainly not be my last! The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, the drinks were outstanding. I literally cannot say enough good things about the experience. We will be back!
  13. c

    chef10001

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Always dependable for excellent quality & well prepared fish & shellfish. Great service. Noisy.
  14. MN

    MorganN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Gin drinks were great! Staff was awesome and friendly. The food was okay. It was a little loud.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Chef Rudy is incredible! Going back next week 😃
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service was below average. I don’t place the blame on our server or the kitchen. It appeared to be due to understaffing both on the floor and the kitchen. Also, the restaurant management did comp some appetizers, didn’t charge for others, and brought complimentary aperitifs and dessert. There was certainly an effort to makeup for the service issues. I would’ve liked for management to have stopped by the table and just said something. This did not occur, however.
  17. MF

    MichaelF

    Houston

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Had reservations at prime time (8 pm) Friday night. Waited about 15 min for table which is ok. After getting table, about 10 minutes before a waitress came to take drink orders. Cocktails took almost 40 min to be served. Ordered appetizers next and then dinner. Only 3 of the 4 dinners arrived at the table. The staff was clearly overwhelmed and not prepared for the crowd, which is puzzling since most people had reservations, so should not have been a surprise. THAT BEING SAID, the food was absolutely delicious. For appetizers, we ordered crawfish johnny cakes, wood grilled oysters, calamari and caesar salad. All were top notch. Entrees were grilled snapper, the special seared fish of the day which was amberjack and another salad. The snapper was delicious with crispy salty skin on and amberjack was just amazing, perfectly cooked and perfect sides. Desert was banana split, a specialty there was a decent portion for the 4 of us to share a sweet bite at the end. I will say the manager and staff were extremely courteous and helpful with adequate comps to make up for service stumbles. They left us with a feeling of just compensation for the trouble. Based on the superior food, beautiful and energetic place, we will definitely return.
  18. L

    Lakecross

    Houston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    HORRIBLE SERVICE FOOD DEPRESSED THAT WE PAID $200 FOR POOR QUALITY ACROSS THE BOARD
  19. DR

    DoctorRichard

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Happy Hour. Super service. Oysters were amazing. Our favorite spot since we became new Houstonians.
  20. T

    Turbodog

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Love 1751 for the oysters and martinis. Crab stuffed squash blossoms were terrific.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing, food and service was A1. The value for the food provided is also another plus of this place. They are located attached to a shopping center but sit right at the end of it. They are so good they deserve a stand alone brick and mortar building like a 5 star steakhouse. Will definitely be back and Megan our server couldn’t have given better service!
  22. DA

    DonnaA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Food was amazing (5)!!! Drinks were disappointing (3). Service was unacceptable (1). We felt totally ignored by our server…or server(s). We were initially greeted and introduced to our server; however, another server seemed to be serving us — it was confusing. Nonetheless, never were we asked if we wanted more drinks (even when our glasses were empty). Never were we asked if we were finished with our meal (yet the bill was dropped at our table). And, never did our server return to process our payment — we waited an unacceptable amount of time, and finally another server apologetically took our payment. I had such high hopes for 1751 Sea and Bar…the poor service will prevent me from returning.
  23. LP

    LinaP

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    was not happy with the service. Value of food was over priced!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time there. Great service and really good food. The temp indoors was quite cool/cold, but otherwise was a nice experience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely THE BEST seafood we’ve had in Houston - possibly ANYWHERE EVER. The outstanding service & great setting were just icing! Already planning our next trip back & taking friends!!
  26. AB

    AmberB

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! We loved sitting at the oyster bar and talking with our server/oyster shucker John. He gave us great recommendations on food and wine and is a great guy! Definitely try the Crab Squash Blossoms and the Octopus. Both were delicious!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love Hugo!!! He’s spectacular!
  28. KK

    KelliK

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a dinner date. We sat at the bar and had a wonderful time. The bar staff was very attentive and friendly. Our favorite dishes of the night were the scallop conserva and the crispy snapper. We will absolutely come again.
  29. SB

    SammyB

    Houston

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and dessert were perfect! Calamari and heirloom salad to start. Crispy snapper, simply grilled Ora king salmon and mushroom entrées. Goat cheese cheesecake for desert! Magnificent!
  30. LC

    LaineyC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my mom here for her birthday and we had a phenomenal meal. The server wished her a happy birthday, drinks were fantastic and I can’t say enough good things about the food. My mom’s quote was “I’m taking my taste buds on a yummy adventure!”
  31. CH

    ChrisH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Team happy hour at the bar. Easy to make reservations and so much fun! Top notch gin martinis all around.
  32. CS

    CraigS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & drinks. Outstanding birthday dinner.
  33. JG

    JoseG

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience! Great food! Great drinks! Great servers!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice ambience. Service was good. Food not so much. Seems like the kitchen are in cahoots with the area cardiologists to over saturate the foods with salt, probably looking for new hypertensive patients! Everything we tried except the drinks were salty. My suggestion? Go easy on the salt!
  35. SM

    SMA1724

    Houston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I was disappointed. Our meals were just okay. Service was extremely slow, it took forever to get drinks. The legs to our booth were unstable so it moved constantly, and the staff was aware bc the couple behind were bumming us but didn’t seem to care. To add to that, the couples behind were extremely loud. Lastly, we mentioned it was our anniversary, nothing was done.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly the best seafood restaurant. All the dishes exceeded our expectations. Calamari and muscles cooked to perfection. Same with the fish special. Great service. Perfect balance of care and privacy.
  37. F

    Fourchette

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Nothing amazing, except for the Commodore cocktail.
  38. T

    Turbodog

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the happy hour oysters and the mussels with pozole. They have the best gin selection in town, and a creative wine list.
  39. g

    glovedrk

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We sat outside on an unseasonably mild night in Houston in the summer, but we had a great time.
  40. J

    Jacob

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Had a 7:15pm reservation for 2, didn't get sat at a table (ended up being a cocktail/lounge table) by a hostess until 8:10pm. No one came up to the table and told us "I am so and so, I will be taking care of you." We had no idea who our server was, we then assumed the bar was taking care of us after the bar back came over to take our order and check on us. Only 1 other server came to the table to see if we were alright and had questions apart from what I believe was the manager who came and asked how the food was. Food was great, came out in a timely manner after our order was placed, and everyone of the staff we interacted with had a great attitude and seemed happy to help. We didn't complain, got comped some drinks and was brought an appetizer on the house. Not sure if we would go back, food was good though.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

1751 Sea and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 831-9820.

1751 Sea and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 848 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for 1751 Sea and Bar

191 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007-3728

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Koehler/East 2nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    JD Woodward

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (832) 831-9820

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private space/area available, please call for information.

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