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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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Still one of San Antonio's best resturants. The small appetizer plates are wounderful, as are their salads and main dishes. The wine selections are reasonably priced and the wait staff are very professional w/o being stuffy."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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
  • "Charming spot that we love making reservations for. Everyone is friendly and attentive. This visit, I discovered the 10-person chef's table in the open kitchen, which can be reserved for a prix fixe meal. Good to know. What a beautiful campus, with such attention to detail. Really shows the vision of Chef Bliss - the aesthetics matter as much as the food, and you can tell he has paid attention to both!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent service. My brother and I went on a Saturday night. Got an 8:30 reservation the day before and we were seated shortly after we arrived at 8:10. Our waitress was great and the service overall was superb. The food wasn't life-changing, but was very good. Definitely good enough to make for a wonderful night out."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The meal was amazing. Beautiful presentation, then I took a bite. Every vegetable cooked perfectly. I slowed down and enjoyed every bite, the lamb, potato purée, carrots, parsnips, blackberries. I did not want it to end. The Chef, whom I had the honor of thanking, was a genuinely nice person. Wonderful meal to celebrate my daughter's graduation. I hope to make it back there some day."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food and the service was impeccable. We will definitely go there again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The single drawback, and it was significant as it will prevent us from returning, was the noise. What passes as 'music' to some was irritating and distracting. Despite repeated requests and complaints, nothing was done about it. We shall return for the food and wine only when that noise is removed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I was very impressed. The food was outstanding. We started with a plate of cured meats and cheese. Ordered a bottle of wine and for dinner had the scallops and red snapper. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend Bliss."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The beet salad was excellent, as was the wedge...off to a great start! This was followed by a soft-shell crab and pork belly appetizer that was large enough for an entree and quite delicious. The halibut proved to be a very good choice for my wife's entree. For the finale, the key lime pie was tasty and had a great meringue topping."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was our 35th anniversary and we loved the atmosphere, service and and outstanding food. The oyster sliders are to die for!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great find!!! Perhaps the "foodiest" restaurant we have found in San Antonio. We love to go to Charleston, SC due to the food scene there. Bliss reminds us of Charleston."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Two couples having dinner, shareing food and wine, and having a blast. Wait staff very informative and paid the perfect amount of attention. Out of town guests were really impressed with the building and how well an old service station had been transformed into a great dining spot. Also alot of fun for "foodies" because you can easily look in the kitchen and see the team hard at work."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We decided to celebrate my wife's birthday dinner here and overall, the food, the service and the ambiance was perfect. I believe we sat in the main dining room area which was uncomfortably warm. When we mentioned it to our server, and even though she was attentive in all other areas, she said there was nothing they could do about it. My wife and I were disappointed but didn't let it ruin our date. Better luck next time, perhaps at a different venue."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had the salmon with a beautiful vegetable combination. The chocolate dessert was wonderful. The goat cheese cheesecake was on the dry side and not very flavorful. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Unique setting with wonderful service. Pricing is reasonable. Our dining selections were great. Good wine at a reasonable price. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Highlight of my dining this trip, the watermelon salad was amazing, wild salmon cooked perfectly "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was great, service very good, noise level way too high. The noise problem needs to be addressed. The waitress kept putting her hand on my shoulder( only for brief moments). Not cool in my opinion. My overall impression was great, and I will go back!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Maybe it was an off night, but I was disappointed in my most recent visit. Three of the four people in our party ordered the vegan plate and the fourth ordered soup and a salad. The last time I ordered the vegan plate, I could not stop talking about how great the meal was. This time it was just boring and bland. It also took an extremely long time for the food to come out, which was surprising given the ease of our order."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Everything from the food to the wine to the service was really very good. Food portions quite large - recommend ordering a few items to share amongst several people. Delicious, innovative, and fun!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My three girlfriends and I had a wonderful time! We sat outside. The ambiance was excellent. Most of the outdoor tables were filled, but we felt like we were the only group there. The service enhanced this even more. Lita was wonderfully knowledgeable about the food and wine and gave the best recommendations. Two of the women in our group were vegetarians and very happy with the food choices. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "So impressed with our first visit to Bliss! Food was excellent..love the fresh take on the daily menu; service was first rate and friendly. It has all the makings of a shi shi dining hot spot but is friendly and inviting. Absolutely will return!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went with family for a birthday celebration. Food was amazing, staff were very attentive and made it a special evening. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Not sure we would return to this location. Very few variety of soft drinks, only 3. Food was a bit raw. Some what expensive for very small portion. Odd dessert options."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Bliss may change their menu daily but the food is always magnificent!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. This was an exciting find for me. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I thought Bliss did a great job the food was exceptional the best Seabass I've ever had the maître d' a blond haired woman came by to check on us nice job bliss!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Would have been perfect if our table had not been in a room with a large table that was celebrating a high school graduation. We could hardly hear each other talk Other than that it was marvelous "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Nice locals restaurant in quit part of town. Mark Bliss is creative and presents well executed plates. Flavor profiles are right on. Wine list has some nice white options."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Food is very good. Depending on where you are seated, it can be very noisy. Ask to be seated away from large groups that can be very loud. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The restaurant is quite enough to have a romantic conversation. Huge Kudos to the baker for starting with slices of bread that were tender and crusty - perfection. We had a wonderful host, Sam, who was attentive and knowledgeable. Our evening started with the Bruschetta of Beef Tenderloin, it was savory and sensual. The Roasted Red and Gold Beets salad was the perfect transition from appetizer to entree. My wife's Rack of Lamb was tender and flavorful that I ended up gnawing on the bones. The Duck/Duck/Foie Gras was rich and hearty but delicate - a masterful dish. High Praise to the pastry chef for the Goat Cheesecake, it was heavenly and a perfect end to the meal. The Earthquake Zin - bold, berry but not heavy - Thanks Sam!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014