Bliss Restaurant
Bliss Restaurant

Bliss Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.foodisbliss.com/
  • Phone: (210) 225-2547
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Back patio is open for full service when weather pemits.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Bliss
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room- Seats 30 (50 w/ outdoor patio.)
  • Private Party Contact: Daria Kossowska 2102252547x
  • Special Events: The following authorization statement formally confirms scheduled reservation for a party of 8+ at Bliss Restaurant. It allows Bliss Restaurant to collect $45 fee for every person in the party in the event of a late cancellation (24 hours) or no-show without a prior notice. Yes Delete

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Alamo
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bliss Restaurant
Bliss is consistently among San Antonio’s best restaurants in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. Bliss is located just blocks away from downtown San Antonio in the burgeoning Southtown area. Our mission is to express excellence in the most inclusive, genuine and hospitable way.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bliss Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
246 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (203)special occasion (175)romantic (129)neighborhood gem (117)notable wine list (102)great for outdoor dining (82)hot spot (67)good for groups (47)late-night find (15)scenic view (8)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (7)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Bliss
    jloor
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Excellent dining experience and creative menu. Oyster sliders are not to be missed. Fall squash salad was different and excellent. Monkfish was wonderful. The scallops were perfectly cooked-the mark of a fine restaurant. If you want to enjoy a special evening with great food in a casual atmosphere, this is your place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    ace75
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I booked Bliss for a group of 20 and they were able to accommodate us in style. Service was outstanding, the food was fantastic and service couldn't have been better. The dinner was for a group of clients who were all impressed. Several even thought I had called a party coordinator to find the place. Nope, it was just Open Table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bliss rocks
    supershane
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Excellent! Fresh, creative menu, nearly perfect execution, and impeccable service. By far the best restaurant in San Antonio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Techies!
    HISTech
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I looked for a dinner location with a 'good vibe' for a small, but diverse group of senior level technical professionals from East and West Coasts who were attending an Engineering strategy session in San Antonio. I looked at serveral spots online and actually picked a few over Bliss in an attempt to book a reservation. I am extermely pleased that they were too all busy to host my small group. Bliss was fantasic. From our Server's unbelievably well rehersed description of the menu . . . to the obvious care and attention that Bliss has undertaken to ensure a premier dining experience. My team was absolutely delighted . . . AND, the food was amazing. This was absolutely one of the best dining experiences of my career. Thanks Bliss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    KenH
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    A great place to celebrate a special occasion! We are from Dallas, and Bliss was recommended to us by a former local. We were there mid-week for dinner celebrating our anniversary and the experience could not have been better. Food, service (by Rudy who was exceptional), and ambience were all top notch. We appreciated the adjacent off-street free parking, which is rare for Southtown restaurants. We were staying on the Riverwalk, and Bliss was just a short easy drive (under 5 minutes) from our hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Bliss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wonderful dining experience and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    nokidding
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    First time I dined here was a year and a half ago and I was thrilled by the menu, execution and service. This time around it was just' meh' and now what I would regard as rather overpriced.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good food
    radmanVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Imaginative cooking, quality ingredients, well plated. DELICIOUS
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and scrumptious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My wife and I went out on a local recommendation and had a blast. The food was other-worldly along with the flavor combinations. We did arrive a bit late and was warned that our table had to be vacated at a specific time due to another reservation by the hostess who seated us (not the best way to be greeted when trying to have a little fun on a night out). Other than that, every bite and everything else was magnificent. On the pricey side but it doesn't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Bliss is excellent. I had a friend in town that hadn't been in San Antonio in many years and she was delighted that San Antonio now has foodie restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bliss lives up to it's name
    disappointeddiner
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Our Tenderloin steak dinners were fabulous. Great and considerate service. A nice view of two iconic buildings. Also we enjoyed a nice Cabernet Savignon and Merlot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazingly good
    cwellls
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I've been to Bliss twice now and both occasions were exceptional! The service, atmosphere and, of course, the food were top notch. Get the charcuterie, scallops, and pot de creme. You really can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    MarklockVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were in town for a band competition in the Alamodome, and snuck away for dinner at Bliss! We are so glad we did, the meal was fantastic and the service impeccable. We thought we'd have more time, but we found out our son's band made it into finals and they were first up, so we had to speed up dinner. The staff paced the meal just right so we didn't feel rushed, but got everything in. Great food! (we had the charcuterie to start and the vegan plate and scallops for dinner).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect from beginning to end.
    FeffyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Perfect evening with great food and service. The overall experience was exceptional. My wife is a retired chef and has not stopped raving about the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our first to Bliss was perfect. We sat outside on a cool evening on the beautiful patio. Table were far enough apart to feel that our conversation was private. Wait staff made great reccomendations and knew the menu very well (it changes daily). We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    JustJ
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was fantastic! The service was slightly lacking, not as attentive as they should have been. Perhaps not enough wait staff for the amount of patrons in the the place. They all seemed a little over worked!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in San Antonio
    MattVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Tasting menu is outstanding. Our group had a wonderful evening and enjoyed each carefully crafted plate. Chef Bliss and his team have set a new standard for gastronomic indulgence in central/south Texas. If you don't dine here, you're missing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Fantastic
    TexasJon
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I dine here seven or eight times a year. Bliss is consistently fantastic in regards to menu, quality and service. I can't think of a single item I've had that wasn't outstanding - this is easily one of the top restaurants in San Antonio, yet it isn't priced as such. While not cheap, I feel Bliss offers good value in terms of both amazingly creative and delicious cuisine and good portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional
    lulu
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Excellent attentive service...i tried just about everything on the menu..can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Visiting from Amarillo. Three ladies in our party...one a local San Antonio friend. Bliss came highly recommended and now we know why. Our meal was excellent. We shared oyster sliders and the marrow bone. Oh, my! So delectable. Each of us had a salad..one beet and two arugula...beautiful and fresh. We enjoyed a good house dry red wine. The rich chocolate dessert was a perfect finish. The very best part was we were treated with such careful attention even though we were seniors with small appetites. I wish I could go back again right this minute. Thanks to all for a most pleasurable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, excellent service
    MissyLVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Was completely amazed by every aspect of this restaurant. The food, service, ambience were all perfect. Probably the best meal I've had in about 3 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bj
    bjmech
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had an amazing night at Bliss. Everything was amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible in every way!
    FoodieGirlVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I loved everything ... From the oysters to the farm to table salad. The wine list was great. And the server was vey knowledge. The food has many layers of flavor. It felt like my mouth www dancing. And the desserts unreal. I travel extensively and fine dine often. This is rare find! Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladyaquamarine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love the place. Oyster sliders are to die for. Love the whole experience. Definitely will be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly 'Blissful'!
    Tweynand
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our birthday celebration for our favorite girlfriend was wonderful, beginning with a new bottle of wine recommended by the 'bartender' as we arrived. We chose oysters and pork belly to start; they were so delicious! Each of the six of us ate a different entree, from fish to tenderloin and so on...we were in heaven! Our meal ended with a sampling of four desserts and they were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Patricia
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My eating experience at Bliss was outstanding! The service was excellent, the food amazing. Our glasses were always full, the servers were corteous and very knowledgeable of the menu, food and trends. I highly recommend it to friends and to our groups at our hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply superb
    Redhead2
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food, presentation and service were wonderful the second time around for me and my guests. The oysters fresh, the bronzino beautifully plated and filleted at table. Tried the pork and beans this time – an original and surprisingly good choice.Gorgeous desserts and a wonderful wine list.. Well worth the expense!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blissful!
    issyfoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What a great spot. When our party of six arrived, we were advised that whoever had reserved the chef's table in the kitchen had cancelled and would we be interested and of course, we were. The service was impeccable and the food was fabulous. The show in in the kitchen was great. Couldn't have asked for anything better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best part of our trip
    RibcramVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Terrific food and atmosphere and service! Our server Letty was amazing . She was very knowledgable about the menu and super attentive without being annoying. This place is a gem and definitely the highlight of our trip to San Antonio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vdcdds
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great service. Excellent menu. See why it is one on the best places to eat in San Antonio
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly blissful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We ordered small plates and salads to get a variety, and everything was exquisite. The oyster sliders were an incredible mix of flavor and texture and perfection, and I will be trying to recreate the goat cheesecake for the next several months. Also, our server was friendly without being intrusive, helpful but not patronizing, and very knowledgeable and professional throughout. Loved the whole evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss out on Bliss!
    FineDineFineWine
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Service is impeccable! The watermelon salad was exquisite followed by a succulent Duck/Fois Gras entree. My guests had the signature Oyster sliders with a tasty beet salad and Bliss' take on the Caesar salad with the perfectly-prepared Red Snapper. Never disappointed and will return again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food and service
    jemejoVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    great food and service without pretense - would go back anytime for a repeat performance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A true gem in San Antonio
    publisher73VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Off the beaten tourist's path, away from the Riverwalk, is Bliss. The name fits. The whole experience is first class from start to finish. The eclectic menu is almost universally approachable and the flavor pops ... from the watermelon salad to the scallops and, of course, the oyster sliders. Highly recommended for anyone planning a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dining experience
    laugh
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Classy. Enjoyed my time there. Expected a little more quanity of food. Food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • date night
    SouthTownYum
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This restaurant in SouthTown San Antonio was very nice for a date. The food was not typical Texas sized huge portions. Was well presented and very tasty. We had the small plates of Tuna and the pork belly. Pork belly was excellent. The tuna i would not get again. Tasted good but was a little odd to eat very small bits of tuna on a fork and them falling off the fork. The entrees of filet medallions and scallops were excellent. Service was very excellent and the wine suggestions and timing of food delivery could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise level was distracting
    LocalGuest
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, but I would not recommend it for a romantic dinner for two, it was so noisy we really couldn't talk at our own table without raising our own voices in turn. The outdoor area was just as "boisterous" but at least the outside allows the noise to dissipate a bit.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic, but I need more food!
    WineGuy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I loved a lot about this restaurant, the ambience, service, location, and tastiness of the cuisine. I know that elevated cuisine generally offers small portions, but for the price, I think the portions could have been a bit bigger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific & engaging
    Redhead2
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was extremely creative and beautiful presentation. It offered up a long list of excellent choices – really spectacular menu. And the mix of flavors was simply scrumptious. Spent two weeks in Paris this summer and this is the first meal I've had that reminded me of the passion and style of a Parisian restaurant – but was all its own and terrifically, distinctly nouvelle Texan. Hats off to these San Antonio chefs! The service was prompt and excellence and without flaws. The whole restaurant gave off a very eclectic and energizing atmosphere--former garage so it has a very funky and nouvelle vibe. Looked great outdoors – with fire pits and and more spacious in the layout of tables. So overall the restaurant was spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DMB1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I'm never disappointed at Bliss! As always, the food was superb, as was the service. I love duck and it was done to perfection. After ordering a glass of wine, I decided I did not care for it, and the waiter brought me another very good selection in the same price range. Of all the restaurants in this trendy area, Bliss is my favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.