20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar

20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.20ninewine.com/
  • Phone: 2107989463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 12:00pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Boone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Events at 20nine include: Wine Tastings, Private lunches and dinners (for up to 45 people), private Parties (for up to 150 people), Wine & Cheese Receptions, Presentation and Meeting Space.

    Now accepting reservations for engagement parties, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, pharmaceutical dinner presentations, birthday parties, and fundraisers.
  • Private Party Contact: Marisa Fulmer 2107989463
  • Entertainment: Live Music Every Thursday Starting at 7:00pm!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jones Maltsberger
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free abundant parking available in the front and rear of restaurant.
A word from 20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
This urban wine inspired restaurant is located in the heart of San Antonio just 5 miles north of the River walk, and minutes south of the airport. Highway 29 that runs through Napa Valley inspired the restaurant’s name. The oversized patio with water fountain creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy wine and appetizers or a four-course dinner. The bar and lounge area offers a trendy, stylish, urban setting for serious wine drinkers to sit back and enjoy a “Road Trip”. All road trips arrive with “wine itineraries” (tasting notes) for the “traveler” to refer to as they are sipping each glass. We specialize in wine country cuisine. We have an eclectic menu & makes seasonal changes to showcase fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (28)romantic (25)special occasion (19)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (9)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • lot's of choices...
    WeweVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    so many restaurants....20nine needs to step up service considering the prices. appetizers were small (which is fine except we chose entrees based on that fact) entrees were huge. Mac n Cheese was enough to feed 3 people, dork burger was enough for 2... had to leave half of it as we were leaving town the next day. All excellent. service wasn't exactly bad, but inconsistent. She wanted to take our food order within minutes of being seated. Told her we'd like to order wine and relax. The second apps were delivered, then wanted to take our dinner order. Again, we explained we'd like to enjoy our appetizer and had not really had a chance to yet look over the dinner menu. couldn't get her to return to take our dinner order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Henry210
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Frequent this establishment rwquaketky and never have had service issues. Always accommodate me and the servers, I've had numerous, have been nothing short of professional and attentive. Again I have the ability to dine and have drinks at any restaurant but 29 is a rare gem. I enjoy dining here. Additionally the champagne and wine collection is second to none. Including silo and the palm. Some extremely rare vintages. As a 27 year old with discernible taste and demand for high quality service, anyone who suggest this place is less then great is providing a review based on sophistry. 5 stars
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - ackward lighting
    No2GoOrders
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was great and the server was attentive. We enjoyed a few wine flights and a couple of glasses of wine. The one minor area for improvement was the lighting. Although most of the lighting through out is muted, there was a very bright light shining down on the seats on one side of our table.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing service
    NotQuiteAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Visiting from Baltimore, I had dinner with a visually impaired friend, and our server Raymond went out of his way to make us comfortable. it helped that we came early (5 p.m.) on a Tuesday, so it was quiet, but others came and went at tables around us, and the service never wavered. We ended up staying, eating and drinking for over 4 hours, and did not feel hurried. The food was very tasty, fresh, and well presented; a special shout-out to the chef for his salmon ceviche. All in all a very special treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    SMcDonald0302
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great place for a date night, the wine list is amazing and the waitress we had was very knowledgeable. Food was good but a little over priced depending upon what you order.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good...
    Desperado1019
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is our second time here. First time was better than the second. Had the dork burger and the bottom bun was too soggy before I finished. Also my fries were burnt the first time. Other than that great service by our waitress and great ambiance. Would come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than you would think
    Lynsk510
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I've been to 20nine several times now and have never been disappointed in the food quality or the service. The portions are more than ample. We had a special salad that was offered that night that had Fredericksburg peaches on top. It was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise in Alamo Heights!
    Billw123
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Outstanding food quality, service and ambience for a reasonable price !
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I found the food to be just okay. It was overpriced for the quality and value received. The wine I had was very good. I would recommend this as a good place for Happy Hour with some friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • msmhalo
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The "Road Trip" is a great concept which allows you to try three samplings of wine within the same varietal. The wine choices seemed less common and more boutique. Each sampling is a little higher end as you get to the third glass. Helped me decide which wine I really liked instead of taking a chance as I usually do. They will also sell you a bottle of wine to take home at 50% off menu price. The food and service is excellent as well...absolutely nothing to complain about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have dined at 20nine many, many times and have always been impressed by the food, service, and overall experience--in fact it is usually one of our go-to spots for a quiet lunch/dinner when we can step out from the kids. I have to say that on this occasion, however, the food was pretty awful. Everything was SO salty. We had the hummus to start--both it and the Pita bread were almost too salty to eat. Warmed peach salad--again, very salty (which was strange for a salad). Had the blackened tilapia--overwhelming with salt/bitter taste. My wife had the pomodoro with chicken, and that was actually quite good. Big disappointment for us on this dine overall. The service and quiet ambiance were excellent as usual.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome date night spot
    Latinstorm
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I came here after several places had longer wait times than expected. Using open table allowed us to get seated immediately upon arrival. In addition to taking our drink order, water was provided within minutes of being seated. The menu provides enough of a variety to suit all palates. From those who are not adventurous to those with an eclectic palate. I really wanted to try the calamari since that is a favorite, but had to order the crabmeat and artichoke dip for the uniqueness and intriguing factor. I was not disappointed. My husband had the duck breast, medium, and was very pleased. I ordered shrimp pesto and was extremely happy. We also had 2 wine road trips. Loved our experience!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    DivaNerd77
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    It was a wonderful experience and will definitely consider coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wontgoback
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I had been to 20Nine twice before, w out of town guest and for my brother's birthday. We liked it so much and service was so good , we wanted to go back, but this time, service was the worst.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I expected but is that bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Menu descriptions need more. Started with almond crusted goat cheese. Didn't expect hot goat cheese with an almond powder. That wasn't too great as it creates a gritty feel in the mouth. Had grilled duck which was tasty but the duck confit risotto was too heavy and too much. Single carrot was the best thing on the plate. Wife had pomodoro pasta which she said lacked in flavor (needed garlic, salt, and more). I was satisfied with my duck and for the price was actually excellent. Highlight of the evening was the Malbec but it should be when it was 2/3 of the bill. I'd go back again but really only to drink not to eat as much since I only enjoyed 1/2 the meal. Maybe next time I'll try their bar and review again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never made it to the food...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We came in on a Saturday night with a party of four. We were sat immediately. Unfortunately, we were never greeted by a server. They all saw us, but no one acknowledged us. It felt very pretentious and judgemental. After waiting for about 10 minutes, we left. It was the server's loss. My husband and I own a successful business and we both spent many years in the restaurant industry. They shouldn't be so quick to judge. Our business and our generous tip went elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yelp Dictates All
    Blink
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Our server was very polite and professional, however I felt as though she was not very good at listening to us. One example of this was when she had asked if I would like a second glass of wine, my response was no, however she still brought over the bottle and began pouring me a second glass. A second example was when our plates were cleared and boxed up, she asked us if we would like some dessert. Once again, my guests and I responded no thank you we were ready for the check, however two minutes later, she came back with only the dessert menu. Ten minutes later, she returned and then asked us if we saw anything on the menu that was appetizing. We told her our response was no, and asked for the check once again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Bad Hostess Fair Service
    HawksFan12VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We had a reservation at 20 Nine and when we arrived the hostess sat us at a table across from the bar. We asked if we could move back to the larger room of the restaurant and she told us the table back there was for a reservation. We said we had one and overall her attitude was not customer friendly. The food was very good and the wine list has a lot of choices. Our waitress was just OK, she did the basics but also seemed "distracted" during our time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Diner
    spurrick
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This visit was great when it came to ambiance & service but the good was average. We have tried almost everything on menu but tonight's ahi tuna special was not great. It seemed to not be fresh. Rest of food was good but we look to uniqueness from Teenty9 bcz always so good. The scallop appetizer was great & always a hit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum
    Lamby
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    had a filet Mignon , tender and delicious, comes with potatoes and vegtables, nice portions
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • enjoyamealVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Lamb shank with goat cheese polenta was very good and the pork chop was moist, tender and flavorful. The roasted beet and baby carrot appetizer was very good, but a little pricey - great presentation though!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    TheDiners2
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was our first visit to 20nine. We truly enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The service was great. The only thing that put a damper on the evening: another party was seated very close to us. We could hear their conversations and we felt uncomfortable. This was the only thing that kept it from being a 5-star experience. (We were seated at a small 2-top under the Australia map.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT PLACE!!!
    diningwithfriends29
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I can't say enough about the food...servings where more than enough! Flavors were bursting with goodness! Service was outstanding in their kindness going over ever detail about the selections and suggestions what wine would pair well. I highly recommend 20Nine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely AMAZING!!!
    Amazing
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    My wife and I went here for the first time to celebrate our 1yr "engageaversary" (as my wife calls it). Food, service, dining experience, people, atmosphere all were TOP NOTCH! Why have we never been here before??? Why have we never heard of this place??? We'll definitely be back. Fyi...must try the Duck Salad. It will blow your mind!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Dosappointed
    spurrick
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This was our 4th visit to 20nine & the food was great & we enjoyed a wine we had yet to try that was on point.great ambiance as always.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 233 reviews are from the 20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • enjoyamealVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The beef & mushrooms with blue cheese linguini was so delicious and our server (Brian) was delightful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    Foosh
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Wanted a change of pace and this restaurant hit the spot. Great wine list. I really liked sampling three wines for the same price as a single glass. Service and food were excellent! Will be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great food, great wine, great service, great dining experience inside or on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love your food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I took my two daughters and grandson to dinner and we had a marvelous time. Our server was great and the food excellent. Kudos to the Chef for the Pepita Chicken Breast! It was a winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    paul59VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    During a business trip to San Antonio, I was looking for a non-chain restaurant in the airport area. 20nine certainly hit the spot, with a great selection of food and wine. The duck on risotto was excellent, served with a selection of sampler wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    pcardinal7
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great service. Good food but somewhat Limited menu. Nice atmosphere and great selection of wines. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Polenta was Salty
    Salty
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It was our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we drove in from Houston for the weekend. Made reservations before heading out. The restaurant was in a very upscale part of the city - the Quarry, and the waiters were very accommodating when I asked for more intimate seating. I ordered the Lamb Shank but was told that they offer Osso Buco instead. I was very happy because that is one of my favorite dishes. When the meal arrived the polenta was so salty that I shuddered and had to drink water immediately. When the waitress finally arrived, I told her about the excessive salt and she recommended mashed potatoes as a substitute. I really wanted polenta and felt that the chef could have come out and apologize. It was our Anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was our second visit to 20nine. We first visited restaurant in Dec of 2013 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The second go round was just as fabulous, excellent service, great food and an outstanding wine list. We will tell family and friends about the restaurant and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Groupon discovery
    ChapoC
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Everything was very nice. A bit on the noisy side. All the food was very good, except the beans. The pork porterhouse was yummy!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great food. Great service. Great place. A must to dine at. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, ambiance, and wine
    Jess
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was our second time at 20nine and our first successful outing was no fluke. First, one of my favorite wines was on their list and not too overpriced by the bottle. As for food, my husband ordered the meatball pizza (which sounded super heavy to me), but it delicious. It had thin slices of meatball, buffalo mozarella, and sauteed yellow peppers, which gave the overall flavor a lot of balance. I ordered the blue cheese and beef linguini, and I wasn't sure what to expect from this combination. But the blue cheese was subtle and complemented the chunks of meet throughout the pasta. It was a hit (and the leftovers were excellent the next night as well).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine and Fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dinner with friends. Sat outside with a bottle of wine and dinner. Great service. Dinner was ok, dessert was great ( blackberry cobbler)
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed...
    AnniversaryCouple
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Not worth the money. Mediocre at best. Would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Take a road trip
    Eatingisfun
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The calamari and duck breast is good. The road trips are what stood out to me. I love the idea of them and will be back for both the food and the road trips. You have to find out for yourself what a road trip is :-)
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Service was good when we walk in smell was horrible it smell like seafood realy bad server was super nice we order some food and both of our orders were wrong they should focus more in kitchen talk to your chef we wont never g poo back to dat place
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate