Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette - River Oaks

4.7
599 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette (LKRO) prides itself in it’s Oyster Bar. The multiple use seating at and around the Oysterette is inviting and friendly. The huge oyster, fresh seafood and whole fish display showcases seasonality and the vastness of the seafood offerings at LKRO. A traditional Japanese Robata Grill and a vertical 'Trompo' Grill are part of the Oysterette’s flexibility in a small space making the 'mini-kitchen' capable of producing freshly shucked oysters, grilled oysters, sushi, seafood towers and fresh carved tacos.

Moving into the main kitchen, the menu is just as wide and deep with a variety of local and regional seafood dishes and local Texas Beef. Our desire, as always, is to have a little something delicious for everyone and a menu for every palate as well as daily and weekly special features inspired by the bounty of available produce, meats and seafood in the Gulf Coast and beyond.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

What 599 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, well prepared and well presented.
Jaime and waitstaff team that served our party of four were excellent, well prepared and well presented.

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vipAndrewJ
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour options

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WilliamL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and burgers appetizers weee good and drinks were wet

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose is awesome

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vipTDGS
Houston
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blacked snapper special with lobster mashed potatoes was one of the best fish dishes i have had in a very long time. Remarkable.

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GuestIA
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The oysters, drinks, dessert, and service were all amazing! I happened to get the one thing off the menu I didn’t care for (the salmon Benedict special). Overall however, most of the dishes were amazing!

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vipAdventitrhitkb
Houston
83 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We really like this location. Today the service was a little slow, and unusually loud, but good to see them busy!

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vipJD83
Houston
78 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our waiter was VERY distracted! He brought my tea as soon as I ordered it, but he did not bring the lemon or sweetener until I was almost done with my meal! Thankfully a gentlemen busing the table nearby brought me some! One of my dining companions ordered hot tea. After he brought the first pot of hot water he NEVER checked again to see if he wanted another cup! I had to ask for more tea! Our water bottle sat empty on our table and was never replaced or refilled.

My friend ordered the gumbo to start and a quinoa bowl for her entree. Both came out at the same time! Our food came out a significant amount of time after we ordered!!

I LOVE Liberty Kitchen and this “bad” experience won’t keep me away

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WinkingAtYou
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It's a tight squeeze I'm this establishment. Appetizers came out quickly. It took a while before the entrees came. Food was yummy. Portion sizes are good. Cocktails are subpar. The Sangria was tart, definitely missing something. I recommend you stick to the basic brunch drinks.

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vipMO65
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiter was great .

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall great good ambiance was okay we were in back booth by service counter. Seemed to be short staffed. Like all restaurants now. Found us fabulous great wine prices! We love liberty kitchen!

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Mark
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and experience the great service, Jamey, and the fabulous fresh seafood and amazing sides! You will not be disappointed.

MB
MistyB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing - oysters delicious. Great wine selection as well. Ask for Jason as he was one of the best waiters I have ever met.

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vipIsisP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamey provided amazing service and provided excellent recommendations. We visited once before and made this a must stop for our weekend getaway. The food is consistently delicious and is truly a chef’s kiss🤌🏽. We look forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hairs on the table when I sat down

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CyndiS
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! The devil eggs were so delicious!

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zdubb
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was precooked and made it to the table in like 6 minutes. so it was very dry and taste overdone

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vipEllen
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. We had oysters, mussels and calamari as shareables. Wine list offers good variety. Service was exceptional - thanks Victor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and nice environment. The attention was also very nice, it’s worth the price

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamey was an amazing waiter. We loved the food. It was a great experience!!

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NicholasY
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had to wait 15 minutes for our Server to the table.

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fjacobs
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend of mine and I dined at Liberty last week. We went for the oysters, which were wonderful, and the lobster bites, which were divine. I will keep going back as long as they are a delicious and friendly place to go. As an added bonus, my friend had a drink that was made for her the last time she was at Liberty. The bartender remembered her and the drink! Extra special treatment.

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vipMichaelC
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sea bass fabulous, lobster bites ok but mishap on order for wife but waiter rallied to make it right

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
116 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We snagged a seat at the end of the bar. Celeste served us our drinks and food and was very, very nice. LK is one of our favorite "hang at the bar" locations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the food and drinks to the service! We ate every bite!

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vipDebraM
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was exceptional! Deviled eggs with oysters and bacon jam to start. I had the redfish and my husband had gumbo for an appetizer then shrimp with pasta for the main course. Our server paid the right amount of attention to us, not too much not too little. The atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. We had the white chocolate raspberry bread pudding for dessert and it was some of the best bread pudding we’ve ever eaten. A great experience all around!

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AllyS
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fabulous! We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Estuvo agradable para año nuevo. Es relajado y hacen la experiencia especial con efectos en la comida. Sí regresaríamos.

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MacMill
Memphis
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience, the food and service was awesome..
5 stars all the way.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I’ve dined here before and really enjoyed the other times but very disappointed during this last experience. Food was decent, not great like usual. And service was horrible. Our server never checked on us, not even at the end, had to ask the hostess for our check. I will chalk it up to it being NYE but it was not even that busy when we went and we saw the server check up on other tables around us, completely ignoring us. Definitely did not feel like our experience was worth the money. Plenty of other delicious seafood restaurants in Houston!

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Susie
Houston
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and food was exceptional

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devanh
Houston
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I believe our server's name was Juan - very friendly and helpful!

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Merick
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server made a mistake on my order. I asked him about it. He immediately apologized and took ownership. The manager came by a few minutes later and asked if she could do anything to make up for the mistake. It was all good. They brought the correct dish and offered a free desert. Despite the small mistake, everything was very good. I love servers and managers who are honest and try to make things right. They did and I gave the server a 30% tip

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food as always. Our favorite date night location

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vipBarbaraL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was super fantastic. It was my daughter's first visit and she exclaimed how everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday date night. First time in. Definitely not the last. Truly impressed with everything. Food was outstanding! All of it. Chargrilled Oysters, the Snapper and the Waygu Strip…then we got handed a raspberry bread pudding. Whew?!? Fantastic meal. Our server hit every point, perfectly. Overall great experience.

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vipShelbyB
New Mexico
404 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and presentation. Out server Jason was excellent. We will definitely return here when we’re back in Houston

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DavidL1958
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with friends and sat on the patio. The weather was delightful, the service was good and the food was excellent

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vipPhillipH
Houston
52 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit today was delightful!!! We were seated quickly, the calamari appetizer was excellent and our shrimp/crab pasta and grilled chicken sandwich were delicious! German chocolate cake for dessert was pretty good as well. Carolina or server did an excellent job taking care of us!

FAQs

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette - River Oaks offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 622-1010.

Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette - River Oaks is rated 4.7 stars by 599 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.