Frederick's Bistro

Frederick's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fredericksbistro.com/
  • Phone: 2108881500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: I personally cook for catering events from 10 to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Angelique's Room
    Flat screen for presentations
    Totally enclosed for private party only with its own bathroom.
  • Private Party Contact: Frederick 2108289050

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Huebner
  • Parking: No
A word from Frederick's Bistro
Named best French restaurant many times since opened by San Antonio Express News Food Critics and by the people choice.

Listed in Texas Monthly,Zagat and Frommer's.
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Frederick's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)special occasion (10)fit for foodies (8)romantic (6)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (5)hot spot (3)good for groups (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Not what we expected
    duchesslynne
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    At the start of our meal, we were the only ones in the restaurant. Our server seemed fine, if a little tentative. Salad and wine were both good as was my fish. My husband ended up with a steak with crab on it. He does not like shellfish and we asked the server about it. Apparently some miscommunication between the cook and the server. No one apologized or offered to take it off the bill. If he had had a shellfish allergy, that could have been a life threatening mistake! As it was, he did not enjoy his steak, but didn't want to wait on a redo. The Apple crepia was not particularly flavorful. It was a disappointing dinner. It was also 50% off bottles of wine that day, which was not reflected on our bill until we asked.
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  • A known gem does it again!
    DocET
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Frederick's Bistro provided another evening of great drink, food and attentive, but subtle, service. Standard menu items as well as wonderful seafood specials provided guests with a tasty and satisfying meal. We have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT DESSERTS!!
    DanielLVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Try the trio --- a chance to have a taste of three great desserts... EACH ONE EXCELLENT!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for special occasion
    BobB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went to Frederick's for our anniversary. It was our second time there and we have really enjoyed a well-paced dinner, a nice quiet atmosphere, with great food both times we went. Staff was very attentive but not obtrusive. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tp notch bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Outstanding food as always. I travel to San Antonio every couple of months and make sure I eat dinner there at least once per visit. My favorite place to eat in all of SA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Frederick's Bistro
    Spanky4578
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My wife and I went with another couple for a celebration dinner. The servers were attentive, and the food was excellent. WE like a quiet place where we can talk. Frederick's Bistro met this preference until a group of men arrived for a dinner meeting. Then the place got a little loud. All in all, a good experience. I would return if the restaurant were more in my traffic pattern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 199 reviews are from the Frederick's Bistro reviews archive.
  • Lovely restaurant
    jomsomet
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We have eaten here before and enjoy the food so much we came back for a birthday celebration. As always the food was excellent. Our appetizers ( shrimp in a spicy Thai sauce and spring rolls) were exceptional. The lamb chops were beautifully cooked and very tasty. Our other entree was the pork chops; again they were very tasty. We were tempted by the desserts - and really enjoyed them both. The mango creme brûlée was really good . I had a wonderful chocolate mousse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ktandfriends
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    great menu, fresh food, nice presentation but the taste was bland
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Underwhelming
    RudyVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This did not meet the high recommendations I read. The food was only fair. I ordered what was recommended by the waitperson and did not satisfy. Service was ok--nothing to be very proud of. Perhaps because I was dining alone? Although, I am certain my bill was much much more than the table of 4 next to me on the basis of what I saw them order........ I think my bottle of wine alone cost more than their meal, but they were pampered and I was just an after thought.
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  • Special Occasion
    Garlicmama
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Happened to arrive 15 minutes before our reservations but it was no problem to seat us immediately. Wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. She knew the long list of 'specials' inside and out. Food was excellent. We will come back more often!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rtamoVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Frederick's Bistro had excellent food and service, as always!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Progress"
    Coleen
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Unfortunately the parking lot for the restaurant and nearby businesses was being re-paved; patrons had no knowledge that much of the spaces was closed to parking. One after one, cars drove in and had to maneuver to get out. We had to park over a block away at Walgreens and hike to Frederick's. This was irritating and exhausting, but, in addition, the smell of hot tar wafted into the Bistro, ruining the taste and enjoyment of the meal. We realized the restaurant management had no control over this, but apologies and explanations would have been appropriate. None were forthcoming.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Taking my business elsewhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I have been to this establishment on a few occasions with people from work and have raved about the food and service to my husband every time. We decided to celebrate our anniversary at Frederick's this past weekend. The food was amazing and our waiter was superb. However, I did not take kindly to Mr. Costa making snide remarks when he stopped by our table. One minute he implies that I'm too good to eat his food because I left some apple slices from my salad on the plate and the next minute he makes me feel like a heifer for eating my entree and sharing dessert with my husband.
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  • Splendid
    Repeater
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have eaten at Fredrick's Bistro before and it never ever disappoints. Not to be missed is the Escargot with Spanish Chorizo appetizer. The rich, elegant flavor lingers on the palate for just the right amount of time. This time we had the Snapper with an equally delicious mustard sauce. The restaurant is not large, you need a reservation made well in advance. The best thing about the restaurant is that they never rush their diners in an attempt to turn their tables. We had leisurely dinner with knowledgeable foodie friends -- a splendid time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    churchkeysVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This place could be fun and exciting - but the decor is drab and the menu underwhelming. The waitress was helpful and attentive. The sauce on my shrimp was bland and normal. Nothing special. The lemon dessert was the same. The hostess was unkempt and bedraggled - not a good first impression. Maybe that effected the rest of my visit.
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  • Gem in a Strip Mall
    Mary
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Hard to find (sign not obvious) and servings more American-sized than French, but an excellent meal. The Sunday wine at half price was much appreciated; it provided an opportunity to try a wine that we would not normally order. We recommend the duck and osso buca.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Class
    sooeepigs
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We have never had even an average meal here. The food and service are always exemplary. My fish was outstanding and my wife's chicken was superb. Definitely a place for us to continue to go to for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!!
    GroundHog
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    This was our seventh anniversary and wanted to go and enjoy some unique food dishes. The restaurant was quiet and very clean! The wait staff was very attentive and professional! The meals were Excellent (as always)! The wine and champagne drinks were tasty. We enjoyed our outing very much. Keep up your Excellence !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful once again
    RalphVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    4 of us for an early dinner Tuesday evening. Have been here many times all with favorable results. Service good, drinks better. A very nice wine list. The menu is simple with many wonderful meals. I often get the Osso Bucco which is great. Two in the party got the trout which say say is exceptional (better be, they get it every time )! Steaks are good as well. Frederick, the owner. always stops by, not just to say hi, but stays for a little chat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Always excellent
    Coleen
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I've dined here many times and always marveled at the consistently excellent level of cuisine, service, ambience. For lunch or dinner, Frederick's Bistro never fails to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    rtamoVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The Frederick's Bistro staff makes every effort to take care of their customers. Always an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to celebrate Chinese NY
    SonKneeBoyVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We decided to go to Fredrick's Bistro for Chinese New Year, what a blast. I believe this was the first time I have had upscale Chinese food. 4 courses prix fix Chinese fusion. Really a surprising and great change. Perhaps Fred should consider opening an upscale Chinese restaurant ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal - Very mediocre service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Multiple visits to this restauant. As usual, the meal was well prepared and very good. Our server was either new or not motivated and getting a refill or anything was a chore. Unusual for Frederick's.
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  • Neighborhood Gem in NW San Antonio
    DocS
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Always a delight! Great variety of menu and special items, perfectly prepared. A little on the pricey side, but they always deliver a first-rate dining experience. This is a quiet place, perfect for business discussion or romantic interlude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu is better than the meal
    2FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Was on a business trip Wednesday and looking for a nice meal with a colleague. No hostess to be found and a harried waitress finaly grunted at us. The restaurant had 3 tables occupied and some quiet bar patrons in the other half of the restaurant. Menu was fit for foodies. I had the truffled Chilean sea bass special, but no scent of truffles was detected. My friend, who prefers low brow meals, was satisfied with his parmesan cod choice. The vegetable sides were good as was the Napa cab by the glass. Irish coffee was coffe with whipped cream and some whiskey- but no Irish. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. Since it is close to my office in SAT and has the feel of a nice restaurant, I will be giving it one more try on my next trip.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal yet!
    Maremo
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We were on a whirlwind long weekend trip from Corpus Christi with stops in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, back through San Antonio and home to Corpus. We had a lot of good food during the weekend but our meal at Frederick's was by far the best! We shared the special lobster crab salad, the country pate, the escargot, and the duck confit pizza. Everything was excellent. We will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Food & Service.Cold atmosphere
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Restaurant is trading on an old reputation from Alamo Heights & not living up to it! Had to change tables to get away from kitchen staff's conversation. Slow Slow service. Waitress told us about 1/2 the specials....had to hear from another table after we ordered about other specials & 1/2 off wine. Caesar Salad was definitely a Costco pre-fab! Dressing had no taste. Croutons like cardboard. Lettuce from a bag. Parmesan cheese with no flavor. Mushroom sauce (same sauce is on lots of menu items) has too much salt or pre-processed food with sodium....left mouth dry. Dry chicken. Bone dry pork chop...probably reheated. Just like going to a chain restaurant where food is prepared elsewhere. All this and owner was there oblivious.
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  • Enjoyed it
    txjaybirdVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We ate here on a weeknight with friends from out of town. The menu was innovative and varied. For appetizers, we chose pate, escargot, oysters and we all enjoyed our choice. Entrees we tried were salmon, "healthy" fish, lamb and all enjoyed. Service was attentive. Wine list not extensive but good choices. A nice neighborhood bistro, but not inexpensive. We'll go here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Started out with Escargot w/ Spanish Chorizo, Mushroom & Garlic Butter Sauce. Best ever and we don't share. Once again, the seafood was outstanding. Perfectly cooked scallops, shrimp and fish. Reservation for Saturday night at 7:00 and the place was packed but I would not let that get in the way of going back again on a Saturday night. Sunday nights are a little more quieter and they used to have 1/2 price wine. Not sure if they still do at this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always reliably very good
    Georgia
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    My favorite is the appetizer spring rolls and any fish special
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALWAYS Superb!
    doodahvet
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    My favorite restaurant when I lived in San Antonio and I cannot find ANYTHING that comes close to the food, service and ambiance where I live in California. I am in San Antonio pretty often and look forward to the delicious meals I always get at Frederick's Bistro (or Frederick's Restaurant located on Broadway). EVERYTHING is always prepared to perfection and served with a thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Their menu has something for everyone. If you think you don't like desserts, you haven't tried one of the many that Frederick's offers. My personal favorite is the Chocolate Rum Cake Euphoria . It is a Happy Dining Journey that is not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply great
    IgnacioVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I went with my family and everybody loved the food and service was just excelent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The menu was prix-fixe, but quite varied in course selection,so it was easy to find something that suited. All the courses were excellent. Service was a bit slow,but given the crowd,understandable. The two hostesses did double duty with drink service and our waiter (who was actually a part of the kitchen staff) was polite and knowledgeable. We have been to Fredrick's (both locations) many times and have never had a bad experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve 2013
    Danitao
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a reservation in the bar side of the restaurant for NYEve with a special menu for the night. The food was delicious as usual!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great dinner @ Frederick's!
    llbreadyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Wonderful meal on New Year's Eve - mouth-watering choices from a prix fixe menu - as always, simply dellicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    PinkieSue
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    New Year's Eve dinner was a great way to end 2013; the food was great especially the seafood medley and the service was special
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    DedicatedVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Located in a stripmall close to highway, this is a good place for dinner with a broad menu, specials and very attentive service. Wine list is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as always
    Anniv
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Excellent holiday meal. The most tender filet I've ever had! The fried Brussels sprouts appetizer was absolutely delish. You must go try it out. We were too full for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    CoCo
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Fredric's never disappoints!! All was wonderful!! Would recommend to anyone for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ray
    RayK
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Food was the best I have had in years. TOP NOTCH!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.