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Bliss Restaurant
Bliss Restaurant

Bliss Restaurant Details

  • 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 (210) 225-2547
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 Ambiance
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Diner Reviews
  • "Very Authentic Food and incredible Service. Place to go to impress your guests."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "As always, a great dining experience. Food, wine, service, ambience all excellent"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Delicious dinner, excellent choices on the menu. Excellent service. We are recommending to friends for a lovely special occasion restaurant. The seared scallops, lamb, wedge salad, and key lime dessert were all outstanding! Also an outstanding wine list."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Bliss is one of my wife and I's favorite San Antonio restaurants. The vibe is always great, and the food has been consistently innovative and amazing at the same time. I am prompted to write this review however to recognize their service. For the first time in probably five trips, we had to wait an additional 15 or so minutes past our scheduled reservation. No less than 4 people - from hostess to manager - came by our table and apologized. Also, the mgr comped us two of their best apps: the oyster sliders and the pork belly. Comps are not necessary; simply having people recognize the slight wait was enough. SA has a lot of cool new spaces and great food, but service has not kept up. Thank you Bliss for remembering service comes 1st!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Having lived overseas and had the fortune to experience some Michelin star restaurants, it's plain to see that the chef and staff are dedicated to bringing that level of excellence to SA. My wife and I were very impressed with the ambience that was high end without being snooty. And the food was fantastic. I believe the "pork & beans" was some of tastiest and well prepared meat I have ever had..."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Dropped onto Bliss after movie. We were dressed very casually, but did not matter. We fit right in with the other patrons. Ordered the oyster sliders and were very pleased. My wife had the red fish. It was fantastic. Fish had a great flavor and the kale was incredible. I had the veggie dish and was not dissappointed. Good, but not great wine list."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Meal: Oyster Sliders, Charcuterie board (Prosciutto, Chorizo, 3 cheeses, honey, peppers and mustard), Lamb, Scallops, and Snapper. Though the entrees were fine, the real winners were the starters - do not miss out on the sliders - unique, delectable, delightful, and unforgettable. Honestly, I would have a meal of those (4 to a plate). We had the entry level Zinfandel, which was also excellent. This place gets bonus points for the attention the staff gave to our three person party. You could tell there was genuine love and caring in what they were doing, and it showed in the service received. The sides were notably poor (congealed, oversalted...) - likely left in the window while the mains were finishing - prep/expeditor error."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Yes, it is very expensive. Yes, it is worth it! The scallops were awesome. The service top notch. Highly recommend Bliss!!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "What a fabulous place! Excellent service. Wonderful charcuterie offerings. Fun wine list. The oyster sliders are a must. Pork belly was divine. Would fly back to San Antonio just for the scallops. The redfish & shrimp risotto were amazing too. Only wish I lived closer, so I could go more. Was too full for dessert, but they looked great too! We sat outside and loved it, but inside had a cool vibe too!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I wanted to surprise my wife with a romantic dinner to celebrate our last weekend in San Antonio as we are moving out of state. From the reservations, to the help from the staff to make the surprise a success and the wonderful cuisine, it was awesome. The apps were awesome, the oyster sliders and the beef tartar and the scallops and lamb for entrees were phenomenal!!! It was an oddly cool night for San Antonio but we were inside and walked around when we were done and noticed the areas outside to eat. Either way anyone will be very pleased eating there!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Our entrees were fabulous--duck and the "pork and beans" I was disappointed in the charcuterie appetizer....Fabulous bottle of wine...newcomers to King William and will be regulars...hope to plan a Chefs Table soon .... Thanks Arizona Newcomer"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Do not miss an opportunity like this. Food was amazing!!!!!!!!!!Service was outstanding, Marcie was on top of everything we needed without being a nuisance. Menu had changed slightly from the time I viewed the menu on line, but it was no problem for Marcie And Chef /Owner Mr. Bliss made us a special order. You won't find a better restaurant with this type off class, ambiance, detail to service and quality."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our experience here was great! Even though the portion sizes were small, they were very well presented and very tasty. It lived up to its name in every way."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Met two of my girlfriends for dinner to catch up and share a meal and conversation. Lovely meal. Great ambience. Not too noisy that we couldn't hear each other. Service was attentive but not overbearing. This was my second visit to Bliss. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We went here very eager to try the food as we'd heard so much about it. Not only was it amazing but the servers and staff were so helpful and encouraging, making sure we had everything we need. They made the night truly special. The lb didn't hurt either."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Mike bliss is a genius chef...the food was outstanding! So delicious and the wait staff took great care to be attentive yet not overbearing! Worth every penny!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This place was absolutely amazing. The food was the best I have ever tasted. The flavors of each dish were rich and delicious. The presentation was beautiful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and polite. He made the experience even better. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone who loves food."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Amazing place to really experience great food and great service. The food is prepared so fresh and you can taste it!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have had in a while. I ordered the Maine Scallops which were perfectly cooked and amazingly seasoned. My wife ordered the Tenderloin which puts any steakhouse to shame. Better than Morton's, Ruth's Chris and Fleming's... Might even have edged out Myron's. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and its so nice to be recognized by name. This was the 1st time for my friends I always love what I call the 1st bite moment. The moment when persons who have never experienced Bliss take that 1st bite and stare ...at each other and realize this is a different restaurant experience and the statement right after the stare "Gilbert this is a great place." The restaurant environment has changed in the last 5 years in San Antonio to the delight of foodies, there are many restaurants and competition for fine cuisine has stepped but Bliss is a true gem. If you have never been to Bliss be good to yourself and take some time to visit this restaurant and experience food Bliss"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We loved everything about Bliss! From the creative and artistically presented entrees, the wine list and the attentive yet unobtrusive service, the entire dining experience was fabulous! We will definitely return to our new favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We last ate at the Chef's table at Bliss and enjoyed that experience immensely. Over 2 years later and we were out in the dining room. The experience was great, and the food was good. It was, perhaps, a tad less impressive than having been at the Chef's table; but, our group enjoyed the food and the ambience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have dined at Bliss several times and have always been please with the food, service and ambience. I would suggest dining in the main room"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "After reading reviews, I really thought this place would be a lot better. It was rated one of the most romantic places to eat in San Antonio, but when we were seated for our 8:45 p reservation for our 2-year anniversary, it was extremely noisy. My wife and I had to talk above a normal voice in order to be heard. She ordered the tenderloin and I ordered the Australian lamb. Both were cooked perfectly, but the lamb didn't taste any different than ribs. I don't eat that cut of meat often, so I don't know if that is how it's supposed to taste, but I didn't feel it was anything special or worth the price. The tenderloin was thick and very tender. The waiter was very nice and attentive, and the hostess was great as well, seating us immediately."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Bliss is amazing. You feel like you've stepped into another city when you dine at Bliss. We were greeted immediately by the hostess and seated promptly. Our water glasses were filled upon arrival and help with the wine selection from the server. We started with the watermelon salad, very refreshing. Our food took a bit to come out but we were in no rush, we enjoyed sitting out on the patio while waiting. When our food did come the presentation was amazing m I had the red snapper with shirmp risotto, delicious. My husband had the vegan stir fry. We finished with a key lime and pecan pie which was exceptional. I really enjoyed the portion size they were not overwhelming big. Overall great place."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was delicious, the wine wonderful and the service was outstanding. My husband and I were there for the first time and plan to go again and try their other wonderful dishes. The menu changes, so the possibilities are endless. We had the chance to meet the Chef and owner who was personally overseeing that everything was perfect."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Biggest problem we had was deciding which entree to eat. Everything on the menu as well as on other tables looked delicious. We ate the sea scallops and they were a perfect medium rare with a nice sear on outside. Good wine selection too. Felt a little bit rushed by the waiter at first but we slowed him down and his overall attention to our needs was good. Not your average congested downtown location. Ample parking outside. The hostess was very pleasant and we were greeted by an owner at our table shortly after our meal. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always a pleasure dining at Bliss. The food is fabulous."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Bliss is outstanding. The menu is printed daily. On the July day we went, the menu had everything from fried oyster sliders, watermelon salad, rabbit enchiladas, whole roasted fish, to fine steaks. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We went to Bliss with a large group of Culinary Arts students and instructors and it was amazing. They treated us with all the fan fair possible from the greeting in the garden to the chocolate bar for dessert and the kitchen tour. All was great. Please go and eat the oyster sliders....."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Everything was amazing except don't eat outside. Little worm like things were dropping in to us and the table it was gross. Live this place but will be never dine outside again. Service was amazing. Everything we ordered was perfectly prepared."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I traveled into SA for the weekend and I was looking for something unique. Wow did I find that. A very nice upscale resteraunt with character and flavor. The service....unbelievably great! We were hosted on a little tour of the place and that just added that little spark that makes you feel special. A must go if your in San Antonio."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Environment: A bit loud..screaming child.. ugh.. but the service was excellent, the decor very nice.. and every course was presented with flair, artistically, and exceeded our expectations. We will go back for sure.. too many great selections to try.. overall..excellent. well timed courses, served perfect temp, and attentive staff.. very tasty overall.."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "It is a nice restaurant, the waiter was awesome and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend it as a second date, birthday dinner, or just to go and have a decent conversation."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was our first time to Bliss and enjoyed it very much and will plan on coming back for the Branzino. It was served whole with Meditteranean finishes and was excellent. My husband tried my dish and agreed that it was far better than his duck dish. The bread was excellent, crusty, hot and whole grain which I appreciated. Our waiter was good but not great, however it's a college town so need to take that into consideration. The greeting however when we arrived to the restaurant was excellent. The restauarant is quite loud so wouldn't recommend it for a romantic dinner or taking someone that is hard of hearing. Wine list was ok and was disappointed that a full bar was not offered. My rating is in consideration of these comments."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We don't get to San Antonio as much as we would like - but this restaurant will make us come to town more often! Everything about our evening was 5 star - great food, great service and a well designed interior made everything come together perfect. I had the watermelon salad and my wife had the watermelon soup to start - incredibly refreshing after a hot Texas day. We followed up with the Red Snapper/Shrimp Risotto and the Filet with a perfect red wine demi glace. We ordered 3 desserts to try out as much as possible and did our best to finish them off. A great evening - can't wait to come back to town. This is a must try restaurant - I wish they were in Dallas!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were in from out of town and we found Bliss in a San Antonio best of listing... and they weren't lying. The food was excellent, creative, and beautifully presented. The sauces were extremely flavorful. The service was the best we've had in a long time - very attentive and helpful while not hovering. The watermelon salad was killer!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had dinner with my wife and 2 close friends, one of whom was celebrating her birthday. Always terrific, Lisa, Mark and staff made the evening just special!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have only been in San Antonio for a short time. I am from New Orleans and love great restaurants. Took my daughter who recently graduated from college to Bliss based on recommendations from local friends. It was "all that". Food, service, atmosphere - everything was very impressive. Oyster slidesrs belong in the oyster appetizer hall of fame. Perfectly crispy fried oyster on a biscuit so moist it defies description, with special sauce and wilted greens. The main courses were up to the task of following and exceeding the expectations set by such a wonderful start. Attentive and knowledgable staff. A great experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!!!! Great romantic place to dine. Quiet atmosphere with outstanding service. What's not to like!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014