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1751 Sea and Bar, Houston, TX

1751 Sea and Bar

4.4
4.4
882 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 13 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 882 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CH

    ChrisH

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic experience! The wife & I went for our anniversary and they acknowledged it from the start. For appetizers We ordered the grilled oysters (yuzu bernaise was buttery, silky and great) & a Ceasar Salad (anchovie and the parmesan cheese for super flavorful). For main course, I got the crispy skin snapper which was done so well. The topper was the steamed Alaskan king crab!! Holy crap it was amazing. Super sweet & buttery and steamed to perfection. The service was awesome, always there but never oppressive. Bravo!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and Pam is an amazing waitress!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food was good but service was super slow. Bathrooms where very dirty
  4. JR

    JeyRoss

    Houston

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So Fresh! This restaurant serves very fresh food, especially the fish. It's a bit pricey, so not a regular hangout. But, very worthy of a special dinner.
  5. M

    Meredith

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love the decor very dark and alluring. Good and service were great but it’s quiet pricey.
  6. k

    katieg

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, fresh, and thoughtful. We decided to eat at the bar and the staff was phenomenal. We will be back!
  7. CC

    CourtneyC

    Houston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual, food, ambiance, staff. Thank you!
  8. CP

    CharlesP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very tasty cocktails, seafood suggestions and taste was good but aggressive. Definitely come here for great tasting drinks and seafood.
  9. TR

    TashR

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant on our first visit. We had a wonderful server; she was amazing and sweet. We had a simple mishap as one of our orders were not placed with the kitchen, however the manager was quick to assist and brought us dessert and even comped a few items. The customer service is superb. I would definitely visit again since the food was delicious as well. Stellar job guys!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The tall brunette/red head bartender horrible
  11. LF

    LindaF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Enjoy the rotating gin cocktail menu and the amazing sharable plates! We will be back again!
  12. KB

    KB120

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Honestly the service was SOOOO bad. The food was very good. But service was terrible. My drink from bar was 3 times wrong. And SLOW. Service was incredibly slow for everything g. We were there an HOUR!!! Before our dinner order was taken. I would not go back. Ever.
  13. n

    njd1

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted to try several appetizers and cocktails rather than just have one entree and they were all fantastic!! A special thank you to our waiter who insisted I try one of their gin cocktails. I have never liked gin and told him as much but he promised if I didn’t like it he’d swap it out-the Pear off was so good - I tried the These are my persimmons next - and just like that- I now can enjoy gin!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! We tasted our way through the menu starting with murderpoint and cape cod oysters. Moved onto a ceasar and heirloom tomato salad—all delicious! Worked through some small plates: quail, calamari, lobster hamachi and finally the tort! All so good! Great service, great food & great food presentation. Will be back.
  15. HR

    HeatherR

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was completely amazing here, with the food, the service, high quality--all of it! Some acoustic panels or something to buffer noise throughout would add perfection.
  16. BB

    BellaB

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the oak grilled oysters, whole snapper fried and served with shrimp, and seasonal vegetables over a mild curry sauce, and the oak grilled mushrooms. They made a really great Old-fashioned for my husband. Service was very pleasant and on point.
  17. SA

    SalvatoreA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Service. A perfect experience to celebrate our 50th anniversary.
  18. CF

    CaryF

    Houston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very pleased with the food and service. Pam did an excellent job as did the kitchen. One small suggestion is that they should have available a less hot cocktail sauce. Their only choice is very well spiked w/horseradish. My wife and I loved it (really loved it!) but our guests found it too hot for them, poor souls. A secondary choice would be a good idea I think.
  19. P

    Pony82

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was very good but service was abrupt. Our wait server last night, Pete, seemed preoccupied and rushed. Not sure if the restaurant might have been short staffed, but our dinings experience was less than great. Food is very good, and we will certainly be back. Hopefully additional training will be provided for all staff to help them understand the importance of providing an excellent dining experience to garner repeat business in an ultra competitive industry. The hostess, Sydney, was very welcoming, gracious, and seemed to remember us from last time we dined there.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made the choice to come here for my birthday and it was such a lovely experience! Food was great, service was great, my drinks were AMAZING! I really appreciate them making my special day memorable
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The seafood tower was great, and set the tone for the evening. All the main courses were well prepared and delicious. Really could not fault the food and can’t wait to return to try some of the other dishes. The only negative was it was a little quite and lacked some buzz.
  22. J

    James3rd

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server/bartender Meagan and the other staff members were awesome.
  23. C

    Cousteau

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was excellent Fish special and tuna carpaccio were also quite good However 2 of our appetizers were fishy and both of our desserts were dry .
  24. SC

    SantiagoCH

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a birthday and the food and the whole experience was amazing, thank you guys!!
  25. T

    Tiffany

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great, drinks were great, food was ok. We had the fish and scallops for dinner, and calamari appetizer.
  26. TH

    TeresaH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food is amazing and the cocktails. The ambience is so inviting. Definitely will be back.
  27. AR

    AndreaR

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service! Menu has changed a bit since the new chef has come in. All positive changes.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Drink orders were taken immediately then there were huge gaps between ordering appetizers and again to order entrees. The food was okay and the atmosphere is nice. Their restrooms were atrocious and do not seem to get serviced.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the seafood ordered by my 3-person table was phenomenal. They raved about the oysters, I loved the shrimp cocktail and the scallops and snapper entrees were excellent. The service was impeccable and professional. The cocktail menu was awesome although the wine program is less than stellar.
  30. AH

    AllenH

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and was an incredible dinner. The service was fantastic with multiple servers assigned to a table. Lighting, decor, and ambience was very good. Perfect Saturday night spot. Food was cooked just as we asked as well. Place is known for gin but was actually one of the best dirty vodka martinis I’ve had.
  31. DS

    DavidS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was good. The food was excellent. I put it among my top 10 dining experiences in Houston.
  32. AL

    AllanL

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience at the seafood bar. Arrived at 8 pm on a Tuesday night. Couple of lagniappes while we waited for our food - always a nice touch. Enjoyed the meal, ending with the Huckleberry Torte. Extremely professional staff. Only minor comment. Do not cleaning the kitchen floors while guests are still dining at the seafood bar. The aroma of floor cleaner is not appetizing when one is wanting to order dessert.
  33. j

    jordan

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    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
  35. T

    Tysto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    kristiR

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    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.
  37. PH

    PizzanHotSpot

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love the seasonal options. Pumpkin crab cake, etc. Great, strong cocktails. Lovely oyster and seafood dishes.
  38. 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.
  39. KK

    KKFoodie22

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pros: Nice restaurant, good service and atmosphere, tasty food Cons: room temperature was too cold, a little pricey
  40. 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 :)

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 4.4 stars by 882 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 13 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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