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Arcade Midtown Kitchen
Arcade Midtown Kitchen

Arcade Midtown Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arcademk.com
  • Email: info@arcadesatx.com
  • Phone: (210) 404-9664
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday Lunch 11:30a - 2p Dinner 5p - 10p
    Friday - Saturday Lunch 11:30a - 2p Dinner 5p - 10:30p
    Sunday 10:30a - 2p
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Jesse Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Arcade Midtown Kitchen
Located at the Historical Pearl Brewery, ARCADE Midtown Kitchen is spiced with a mix of Pearl's historic past and San Antonio's casual culinary sophistication. Something old, something mood, something borrowed, and damn good food - ARCADE is a friendly and comforting mix of re-born brewery past and boardwalk street café that takes hearty food & spirits as seriously as it takes 'taking it easy.' Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful experience. The ambiance is great. And even though we had a party of 8, the service and food were impeccable. We enjoyed the lobster soft taco, romaine salad, and scallops. All super delicious. "The Arcade" cocktail is also awesome. Our server was named Roy and he was great! We were surprised to learn it was only his 2nd day at the restaurant. He was friendly, attentive, and just an all around great server. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Lobster tacos were so good! The outside patio is my favorite place to sit; service is great and it's not quite as loud as the inside area. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Have been here multiple times and always a great experience. Waiters are great!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Arcade offers excellent food at a fairly modest price. It has become one of our favorite San Antonio restaurants. We had the always good calamari appetizer and the fish special. All great. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I was surprised to find delicious gluten free options at arcade. My husband and I both suffer from celiac disease and had no problems after eating from the list of options our waiter presented us with. We had salad, entree, and dessert"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had high hopes for Arcade. It should have been a home run but was a single instead. Lets start with the drinks. Arcade wants to be know as a hot sport for cocktails and has a very interesting menu. Unfortunatly we tried several items on the list and all were a bit boring and uninspired. I even ordered a drink with Absinthe and expected a unique flavor profile and got what amounted to weak lemonade. The food was a bit hit or miss. The appatizers we ordered, the Calamari and Salmon chips were dynamite! excellent stuff here. The main course was a let down. I ordered the ribeye and while the flavor was good the piece of meat was tough and chewy. All in all I expected much more for a $150 dinner."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This restaurant is part of the redo of the old Pearl Brewery complex. Nice area that we enjoy. We were seated quickly and got our drinks promptly. To get our food, though, took a long, long time. We were about to complain when our food arrived. The food was very good and we quickly forgot about the time our food took. We will try it again. Two people had the chicken and waffles and loved it."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, particularly the lobster soft taco, NY strip steak, and the red snapper special . We tried two desserts, the roasted banana stack and red velvet cake, both were absolutely delicious. The cocktails were fun because they were unique to the restaurant and very tasty. We tried The Arcade and some of the barrel aged cocktails. We would definitely go back. The only negative and the reason I cannot give it a perfect score, is the noise level. It is very loud and difficult to have a conversation over dinner, especially when dining with a group."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Everything here is good...but the scallops are the best! I also love the lobster tacos."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Read the reviews before going and noted several issues with service. We had an excellent waitstaff. Attentive and responsive. Loved the food. Reasonable price. Will be going back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Many trips here and have figured out that the only things that are consistently good are the lobster taco, fried calamari (perfectly friend...tender yet cooked through with a beautiful crispy crust) and cocktails, which are well made but somehow not boozy enough. This last trip the service started off in the distracted and not great category but became stronger as time passed and the waiter finished off quite strong, providing attentive yet unobtrusive service. Wish the food had matched the good cocktails and the lovely day. Toast served with eggs was soggy, almost everything needed seasoning (potatoes, beans on the ranchero plate) and it was a bit pricey for what it was. Sit on their great patio and have a drink and calamari and a taco"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Arcade's brunch was crowded and the server we had was in the weeds from the start. He continued to get further behind from not consolidating his actions and lack of support. Luckily the filet I ordered was tender enough to cut with a butter knife because it was the only knife provided. Iced tea was never refilled, utensils were not replaced after being picked up with appitizer plates and we waited 35 mins after requesting the check. It was a nice atmosphere and the food was good but the service is not up to speed and the restaurant suffers from it."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great menu, service, and mimosas! Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I was disappointed from the beginning when we ordered wine by the glass($11-12), and it was the smallest pour I think we have ever had. it made us not want to order another glass. We shared a lobster taco appetizer which was good but not amazing. I love scallops and had read about their scallop dish, and it was good, but a bit rich and monotonous. We were not offered bread, and after I noticed other tables had it and i requested it, it came at the end of our meal. Also my salad plate/bowl had a chip on it, which didn't help my opinion of our dining experience. Over all the restaurant has a nice ambiance and the food was fairly good, but for nearly $100 for dinner, we more than likely will not return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have dined at Aracade several times and usually have had a good experience. This time was, unfortunately, an exception. Where is the management? The food was certainly delicious, but it took 30 minutes after being seated to receive our wine order. Really. It just felt as though things were disorganized and not customer focused on this visit. Also, we dined on the patio and the area was not adequately roped off as people kept strolling though, even a kid on a bicycle!, and one couple actually wandered in and sat down, not realizing that they needed to got to front door to be seated. This logistical issue needs to be addressed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service was excellent! The host, possible manager walking the floor was amazing. I will go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "After checking out their website, the place looked promising. Upon visiting though, it fell short for the price. Our waitress was no where to be found most of the time and the food just wasn't anything special. I had a medium rib-eye and it was bland. The 3 ounces of sauce offered on the side provided the only degree of taste and unfortunately lasted for a quarter of the steak."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I went a few weeks ago and was disappointed. The food was not what I've come to expect and I didn't want to go back and spend so much money only to be served poor quality food. However, on my visit this weekend it was fabulous. Everything was delicious and well prepared and I enjoyed it as much as I've come to expect. The only thing I would ask manager is to PLEASE put purse hooks on the bathroom doors. No woman wants to put her purse on a bathroom floor!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everything comes together at Arcade Midtown Kitchen, located in The Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. The atmosphere, the ambiance, the music, the cocktails, the incredible food and service. Honestly one of the best dining experiences I've had in awhile. Great spot for a fun night out with friends. You won't be disappointed! It's worth the 20 minute drive towards downtown if you live in suburbia like we do..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The service we received was uneven, our waitress was obviously out of her league with number of patrons/tables she was dealing with during the night...food, when it came was simply dropped off by various food runners with no follow up. Excellent salad, sea food was very good...our steak was served cold with cold vegetables. The noise level was off the charts! Conversation was really not possible without screaming (which many customers were doing). We did observe while we were trying to have a pepper grinder for the table, that at least 3 workers had no other job except to replace tiny oil lights that kept running dry...teach them to assist the servers and show them where the pepper grinder is hidden!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food and service is good. But it's too noisy to enjoy it or to have a conversation."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "They have metal chairs with metal tables. Needless to say, it's not the most comfortable seating. It can get loud in there because the furniture and lack of carpeting do not absorb the sound. If you're lucky enough to get seated by the bar, then you will really notice the sounds. The drinks are tasty but on the pricey side. The food was very well prepared. Plating was nice and everything was delicious. For the price though, you would expect bigger portions. Nonetheless, it is a good place to eat and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a different experience from the riverwalk restaurants."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was terrible. We weren't greeted upon arrival and had to initiate conversation with those at the front desk after standing around for a while; awkward! We had reservations but the seats reserved were terrible and located in a busy area so we asked to be reseated which was not well received despite the fact that the restaurant was not crowded. Food was very slow in coming and came piecemeal and some of us were through as others were just getting their meals or portions of their meals. The same with bar service, I asked to have a glass of wine with my meal, it didn't come when my meal came and I had to ask about it several times before it arrived and I had consumed most of my meal by then."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We made reservations with arcade for a special girls night out/ baby shower. Arcade was very accommodating and made our experience a wonderful one!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Arcade is a great hip spot at the Pearl with great food! The drinks were also amazing! I loved the industrial ambience and candle-lit tables. Overall was a great dinner and great experience! Note- be sure to make a reservation :)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Friday early dinner prior to a concert was my second time at Arcade. My salmon was really good, perfectly cooked, nicely presented, salad was large and very satisfying. The hostess was pleasant, and we were seated immediately, food arrived very quickly....main course actually arrived when i was only halfway through the first course, and our waitress asked me 6 times if she couldn't remove my main course plate, which was obviously only half consumed and I was holding the fork in my hand and chewing. Since we were seated for only one hour, I don't think they need to push their clientele quite that much, no matter how many tips she wants to accumulate turing her shift."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great service that was very knowledgeable. Too loud music soundtrack that overwhelmed and distracted from dining experience. Perhaps appropriate volume level for twenty something year olds but if Arcade wishes to continue to appeal to older than that demographic, suggest toning it down and selecting different selection than 90s grunge at volume 11. Server while great, was very quick to point out more expensive dining and wine options. for the money, I'll try other spots for food before going back, but would consider going for the bar for a drink."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "All the wonderful things I have heard about this place were true and not exaggeration. I would recommend this place to everyone."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Dined on 3/15/14. When I made reservation via Open Table, I commented that it was a special 60th birthday & we had Australian visitors. Upon arrival, we were greeted by name, our Aussie guests welcomed and we were seated at the chef's table. Service excellent, if not effusive, very good food. A large slice of red velvet, with a candle, was presented to our birthday member. Would recommend to anyone looking for new & interesting place to enjoy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Though I had a reservation and had called to confirm the time, I still had to wait 20 minutes. Once seated we were put at the table in front of the bar where we couldn't hear each other and kept getting bumped into. She asked to be reseated and she was given a line about some big group. I got up and asked the question again and finally we were re-seated. Food was OK. The worst part was seeing a waiter in the restroom not wash his hands (the guy that brought my food out). Low class experience indeed!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I am a regular customer. Booked for 9 midweek expecting a festive time and ready to give a generous tip. Table was late and setvice equally tardy and begrudging. Will think again before entertaining."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Of all the great choices at the Pearl, this was not my favorite. Good, but not WOW!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Love the retro cocktails, love the menu...Arcade is delish and fun and lively, but don't go if you're craving a intimate tete-a tete....it's stylish, fun, and tasty, but there's not a textile in sight to absorb sound..."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant with great food, really loud though, not for a date or a business meeting."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was really good, but the waitstaff is slow. I probably won't go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Service was fantastic! Ask for Micah (pronounced Mike-ah). She was very pleasant, patient and accommodating. More lighting (candles) on each table is necessary in order to read the menus--for those of us whose eyesight wanes. Really loud environment--not enough surrounding sound absorption for people to actively engage in conversation, beyond smiling and nodding and looking good. Cocktails were outstanding. The food was very good. The appetizers in particular were intriguing. Side dishes were heavy in garlic."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have heard so much chatter about Arcade and was excited to go for Sunday brunch with a small group of women (all serious foodies) to celebrate a birthday. The server was slow and unfriendly. It took 30 minutes to get coffee. He had no suggestions or ability to communicate about the food or the cocktails. I ordered a steak rare and it came out charred on the outside and with no pink on the inside. Nothing that we ordered was bad. It was just not good. Among 6 of us, not one of us had a dish that stood out. The nicest person and most professional person we dealt with was the male host. I will not be returning and I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We took friends for their first time to arcade. Everything was wonderful. Scallops were great. Steak cooked correctly and very good. Dessert just the right size and wonderful."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The noise level was almost intolerable. Screaming patrons and the sound system was even louder. The f'od is superb. I returned my first drink as it was not what I ordered. The second drink wasn't either. I finally ordered a merlot. Others drink orders were satisfactory. We really enjoy the food. Would enjoy going back, but have to consider the audio punishment. Really a shame."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We'll have to return to sample more items from the lunch menu, but you can't go wrong with this excellent group in the kitchen. Dinners are outstanding. Everything sounded enticing with ample portions so large that we took leftovers to savor later. Salad dressings were "in-house" creations that had perfect balance. Flatbread pizzas are always a favorite here and desserts are not to be missed. Wait staff is friendly without being intrusive. The only downside is the absence of sound absorbing materials to manage the noise level. The decor is fun but not conducive to conversations at normal voice volumes. Of course the cocktails are also not to be missed so that adds to the "energy" level too. Good times!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014