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1751 Sea and Bar, Houston, TX

1751 Sea and Bar

4.7
4.7
824 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 7 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 824 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Seafood

  • Houston

    Seafood

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  1. DA

    DonnaA

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. LP

    LinaP

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time there. Great service and really good food. The temp indoors was quite cool/cold, but otherwise was a nice experience.
  4. 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!!
  5. AB

    AmberB

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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!
  6. KK

    KelliK

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!”
  9. 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.
  10. CS

    CraigS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & drinks. Outstanding birthday dinner.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. F

    Fourchette

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

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

    Turbodog

    Houston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 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.
  17. 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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful drinks and food. Service was excellent.
  19. BF

    BrittnyF

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had outside seating, but there was a strong unpleasant smell...I'm sure to no fault of the restaurant. But our server was extremely friendly and attentive.
  20. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing, came at a reasonale pace, however at peak time of evening the delivery of food to the table was not well controlled. Food was delivered to the wrong table several times. However I would go back again, the smaller sampling plates were excellent.
  21. F

    Faydoc

    Houston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Food was extremely delicious. Cocktails were great. A pleasant surprise. Will return. Especially for the gin bar and oyster.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful oysters as always and tasty cocktails. Service is always great. One of our favorite places.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal with great drinks and a wide array of tasty foods. We tried several different dishes and they were all delicious. Loved the okonomiyaki!
  24. BK

    BudK

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding; however, food and drinks were pricey and average quality. A bit noisy if you want to have good conversation.
  25. m

    marcia

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, food and wine list. The chef is so creative and the entire team go above and beyond
  26. DC

    DavidC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As the name suggests, it's almost all seafood, and the raw bar and the guys behind it are awesome. We were there for happy hour and there is a solid food and cocktail menu at excellent prices. Servers were very attentive (almost too much so, but that's a good problem to have). I would not expect such a nice place in a strip mall, but it's just another reason to love Houston. I almost gave it four stars for the noise level, though -- it gets loud and the sound carries, even with a moderate crowd
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered had a bit of extra about the item. Examples you say? King crab legs we had were huge and tasty. We had several other appetizers to share that were also tasty~tasty. The gin/St. Germaine drink I ordered from the cocktail menu came in the most supreme crystal glass; and the drink had these little red balls in the drink. Tasted so good on the hot, hot evening while we were waiting for our next item. Cheese board was perfectly organized and arranged. The beastly big banana split to share was just different enough to make us eat every last bite but similar enough to remind me of happy childhood times. Kaylee and Pete were helpful and patient with all my questions. Definitely~ will go back. My husband went back the next day with a client and had another great meal.
  28. PS

    PhilS

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Went on a Tuesday night 7:30-ish. Few tables so it was quiet for normal table conversation. Food was outstanding. We had ceviche & 1/2 shell oysters to start followed by the seared tuna and crispy snapper. Well prepared and presented. Service as attentive without being overbearing. Waiter could have mentioned that the entrees were served alone--ie: no veggies or salad with the plates. Will recommend to others -actually I already have-less than 24 hours after.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible ambiance and staff. The food was outstanding!!! Will definitely go back.
  30. RB

    RickB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious drinks, delicious food, but the staff is really the highlight for us, we are always treated so well. Many restaurants can get the food and drinks right but fail on finding the right people. 1751 has accomplished that and it makes for a great experience every time we go.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    My boyfriend and I loved it the first time and had to come back to celebrate our birthdays!!! The food is amazing!! We have to try more next time. And those martinis.... stellar!
  32. Y

    Yeaux

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but portions are very small. I had the oysters and they were smaller than a nickel! My fish was about 5 ounces. But overall I enjoyed dining here.
  33. j

    jennyv

    Baja California Sur

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our waiter never came around and when he did he was in a rush and we could barely talk to him. Last 2 times I visited I loved the food bc everything I got was raw. This time I was w a pregnant friend so we got everything cooked. The Johnny cakes were bland except the sauce was good. Squash blossoms also bland. Beets had a weird flavor. Calamari was the best thing we had all night. Dessert was a bit disappointing too and that was all my pregnant friend wanted. Flourless cake was ok needed something. The goat cheese cheesecake needed more of the crunchy stuff. Overall we were disappointed.
  34. d

    diner2052

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extensive bar collection with very good mixologists. Not usually a gin drinker but they really made some very good cocktails. Food was outstanding with possibly the best calamari I have eaten in the last 20 years (not tentacles but steak strips). Will absolutely go back.
  35. M

    Margie

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming to this place for the Alaskan king crab. It’s always simply amazing and perfectly cooked. Fresh. My other favorite is the simply grilled fresh fish. Crispy snapper with no butter or other sauces on it. Snow pea leaves …. Mushrooms. I truly appreciate a restaurant that prepares food this way — fresh and perfect.
  36. FA

    FredA

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Took way too long to get drinks! Need to streamline that for sure! Our waiter was great and food was very good. Too noisy but comfortable tables and seats.
  37. LO

    LindaO

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding good. Incredible waiter
  38. EB

    EdwardB

    Houston

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food here is good, but I found some of the flavors a little odd. Certainly worth a look if you like seafood with more unusual flavors.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and customer service was absolutely phenomenal. everything was fresh and delicious including our cocktails. We will definitely return again
  40. MC

    MichelleC

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ever order at 1751 is always fantastic. Great service!

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 4.7 stars by 824 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 7 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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