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The Mokara Hotel & Spa is known for its refinement and quality, so it's no surprise that its restaurant is, too. Set below shady trees along the River Walk, with tables available indoors and out, Ostra offers contemporary, understated dining. There are comfortable booths inside, and a colorfully lit wine cellar along the back wall. A favorite spot for those who like to sit at the bar and eat fresh oysters, Ostra offers simple, fresh seafood dishes from Executive Chef John Brand. The menu changes regularly because Chef Brand wants foods to be fresh, seasonal, and (whenever possible) locally sustainable. If you're not a seafood lover, have no fear—Chef Brand makes a mean Kobe beef burger and a delightful vegetarian pasta. The full bar is a good place to try a margarita. With 65 different brands of quality tequilas on hand, you're sure to find one you'll love. Weekends get crowded, so reservations are recommended.