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Ouzo Bay’s Ritzy Mediterranean Cuisine Arrives in the River Oaks District Next Month

Also joining the Baltimore export: the whiskey-obsessed Loch Bar

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Ouzo Bay, a Baltimore export known for its upscale Mediterranean cuisine, will officially kick open the doors to its Houston outpost next month.

The new eatery at 4444 Westheimer Road will be joined by Loch Bar, a whiskey-focused drinking establishment that boasts a seafood-focused menu. As Eater reported back in 2018, both concepts will occupy a 12,000 square foot space on the bottom floor of the Equinox building in River Oaks, with Ouzo Bay taking over 7,000 of those square feet and Loch Bar situated in about 5,000 square feet.

At Ouzo Bay, diners can look forward to a menu of Mediterranean dishes made with fish flown in from across the globe, including jumbo prawns from Madagascar and bronzino caught in the Aegean Sea. Look forward to dishes like charcoal-grilled fish, Australian lamb chops served with cucumber raita, and shrimp saganaki, along with Greek classics like dolmades, spanakopita, and hummus on the appetizer menu.

Meanwhile, Loch Bar will boast an equally seafood-themed menu, with dishes like lobster rolls, crab cakes, and grilled oysters on offer. A riff on Houston’s own Viet-Cajun crawfish boil is also on the menu, along with a truly gigantic selection of whiskeys — more than 400 bottles from Europe, Japan, and Canada are on the list. Aesthetically, the space was designed in keeping with the restaurant’s maritime vibe, complete with white-washed wood accents, brass fixtures, and custom clocks.

The raw bar at Loch Bar
Courtesy Loch Bar

Both Ouzo Bay and Loch Bar are expected to open their doors on June 17.

Ouzo Bay

4444 Westheimer Road, , TX 77027 (832) 430-6610 Visit Website

Loch Bar

301 South Broad Street, , PA 19107 (215) 267-8272 Visit Website