Silo Elevated Cuisine - Alamo Heights
First visit for meMy lady companion is a regular (this is her favorite restaurant) and my first visit. The evening was a pleasant experience, as the food and service were of the highest quality. The noise level is too much, however, as we could barely hear one another across the table. And, next time, I'll bring a flashlight for the side of the table she was on (I was under an overhead spotlight)> We'll do it again sometime soon.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable EveningA great celebration dinner with friends. Fish and scallop dishes were prepared wonderfully. And Fried Oysters on the side were excellent. A little overpriced for my regular dining, but excellent for special occasions.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Lunch MeetI enjoyed having lunch here. The wait staff we very good and the food delicious which is always a great combination.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Atmosphere, great forGreat Atmosphere, great for lunch date or special occasion, relatively low prices6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 4th visit toThis was our 4th visit to this particular site (there is another on 1604 near Blanco). It is our go to place for special occasion dining. The fish is always excellent and very fresh. My husband loves the lamb and this time was no exception. It was cooked to perfection. Our appetizer of crab cake was moist with chunks of crab throughout. Dessert was chocolate souffle which you have to order early as it takes 20minutes to prepare. Always hot and delicious. We will come again!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways on their gameFood and service always on point. Red snapper special for me excellent. Wife couldn't resist the signature chicken fried oysters entree, which I have to say, are soo good. Waitrress asked mid meal if interested in a chocolate souffle for dessert, which would take 20 minutes. In a weak moment I said yes. No regrets...at all. Yum! Stop reading. Make a reservation and go!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesWe celebrated a wedding anniversary at Silo with the usual result :
great food, attentive service, and understated ambience. Of course,
when you add " buy one, get one free," what could be better? The lamb was cooked to
perfection, as was the salmon!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at its bestWe ordered the Chilean Sea Bass. It was wonderful. An ample quantity and perfectly prepared. We will be back to enjoy more! WZ5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday evening dinnerWe greatly appreciated the Buy-one-entree-get-one-free promotion Silo was running - a rare promotion for an upscale restaurant. On my Open Table reservation, I had requested a quiet table. But we were seated next to a large, noisy table of women. I realize in a small restaurant, there is not much a host can do.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food in San AntonioWe have dined at the Silo several times over the past 5 or so years and have always been impressed with the food and the impeccable service. The chicken friend oysters are their trademark appetizer and they do not disappoint. As for entrees this time I had the 5 spice duck which as cooked to perfection and incredible. My wife had the cider braised pork shank which was fall off the bone tender and delicious as well....The salads were crisp and fresh and the walnut vinaigrette was tasty but not overwhelming.
Overall a spectacular meal to be sure. The service matched the meal....knowledgeable staff with helpful suggestions...very attentive but not hovering.... We will be back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat anniversary dinnerMy husband and I celebrated our 7th anniversary with dinner at Silo while on vacation in Texas. The front door to the restaurant was a little tricky to find (it's at the back of the restaurant), however we were very pleased once we got inside the restaurant. Dimly lit, with a romantic yet modern decor, we very much enjoyed our meal. We ordered two appetizer specials (soft shelled crab, and the foie gras), two entrees(fish and pork) and finished off with dessert (coconut pie). Everything was wonderful. On Monday nights, their bottles of wines are 50% off which was a great surprise!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat 4th timeThis evening meal was the 4th I have experinced at Silo. The food was excellent as always. I had the Jumbo Crab Cake and Shrimp, and my friend had the lamb special. Both of us were happy with our choices. Cocktails and wine were good, also. This time the service was excellent--very attentive.( Both evenings and one brunch exhibited good service--only the one lunch I went to was unacceptable--a very snappish, inattentive waitress, although the restaurant was almost empty. I had to call her from across the floor to ask a question--something I've never had to do anywhere except in Mexico!) It was a little noisy; I would have preferred side-by-side seating, or a table for two(unavailable at the time).5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful meal!The salmon with the buerre blanc and crab is delicious as is the crab cake. Wonderful caesar salad especially for my husband who loves anchovies..you can have extra whole ones put on top! spinach salad with apricots and raspberries is also nice. A delightful evening as usual!!.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLight meal - heavily satisified!Just an apps and desserts visit but didn't disappoint. Love the vibe, service and smells that permeate the place. Server Barney was perfect, as were the fried oysters and lettuce wraps. Go and enjoy!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat couple dinnerSilo's always had unique menu offerings and the meals and service are always pristine.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMVery EnjoyableWent to Silo for the first time for our 5 year wedding anniversary. Service was attentive as soon as we got there. Waitress right away wished us well on our anniversary without us telling her. I had noted it in the comments section when reserving with OpenTable online, and she offered us compimentary champagne glass. My husband took a Jack and Coke instead and was pleased with the good amount of Jack. Haha. The ambience was really nice. My husband and I both liked the food. I liked the caprese salad along with my chicken fried oysters, while husband liked his lamb. We split a chocolate mousse for dessert. It was all presented well and fancy. They weren't huge portions, but it all hit the spot. Overall we had a lovely dining experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable FoodLots of new foodie restaurants around town....But Silo is still my absolute favorite.
The other night I had the redfish special that was so fantastic, as to be etched in my taste memory.
I many of these taste memories of many different meals at Silo.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodService and food was excellent!! Atmosphere is very nice as well. Bar service lacked as our drinks had to be sent back twice. We ended up ordering a bottle of wine instead.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious food!We always enjoy the food and the service is very good. Consistently good! Very enjoyable atmosphere! You can eat "big" or "little"!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLove, love, love this placeFood is always outstanding and the bar is conveniently located downstairs. Service is usually great but on my most recent visit I didn't have the greatest service. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to everyone but suggest they speak up if the service is below par.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten there on severalWe have eaten there on several occasions and have always found the food to be excellent. I had the special , which was the snapper...highly recommend this dish...look forward to our next dining experience there.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Food !!I had the Shrimp & Grits and my husband had Pork Shank.....they were SO delicious we ate every bite !! Wonderful atmosphere, great, informative waitstaff.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMJust the bestBeen here dozens of times. Food is always great. Consistent favorite.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe often celebrate birthdaysWe often celebrate birthdays and other happy occasions and never fail to delight in the dinner choices and the excellent service!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite SA restaurants.One of my favorite SA restaurants. Food is excellent. On my last visit, my only negative comment would be that it was either an off night for the chocolate soufflé or they've changed it. The sauce was runnier than in the past and flavor not as intense. The soufflé was a bit overcooked. Everything else was great. Great place for a mid- sized group - easy to converse.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad Business Lunch for five.Had Business Lunch for five. Everyone was pleased with their meal. The atmosphere was suitable for business.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe all had a fantastic time.We all had a fantastic time. Thank you all for making it a great evening with friends!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent fare away from downtownThis was our second visit to this Silo location, and it was as tasty and pleasing as the first. From the valet parking to the table and out again, every staff member was attentive and pleasant. The salads were crisp and pretty, the entrees great, and the wine list had some very nice selections. All in all, a wonderful meal and an enjoyable night. This is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio, and located away from the downtown area for those who like to avoid the traffic.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food! Silo isOutstanding food! Silo is noted as one of the city's best restaurants, so at $9-12 per plate for lunch, the value is excellent. I brought a group from work, none of whom had been to Silo before, and nearly all of them were already making plans to come back before lunch was even finished. The atmosphere is quiet, making it great for conversation or a nice business lunch.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food. Good service. GoodGood food. Good service. Good wine list with some real values.What else is there to say?4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAs Always, everyone (Barney,As Always, everyone (Barney, Chef Paul) was fantastic. They made our 32nd anniversary one to remember!!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful secret. Ask forWonderful secret. Ask for Debbie, she's been there 16 years. Great food and ambiance.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food. ConsistentWonderful food. Consistent over time. Noise level choices pretty silly--energetic or don't recall? really? sounds like Silo is actively avoiding possibility of negative comment. no choice for real noise level--difficult for people trying to visit and spend time with each other. customers who have to read each others lips and raise voices and ask the waiter to repeat himself--not fair to waiter or customers.
But why? the food is always fabulous and attractive. Why should I ever need to talk about something as silly as noise levels? Cement floors, one big room, hi ceiling, etc. Knowing that this must be an ongoing complaint and doesn't look like it will change--why bother asking about it. o well. take-out is probably a good idea.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIn The DetailsThe food was very good and my meat was prepared exactly as I asked for. I liked everything, and asked that it be brought out leisurely so I could savor everything. The ambiance was very nice and relaxing, I enjoyed the view very much. My waiter was extremely helpful and when I expressed an interest in their oysters but was unsure, he brought me a small taster, which was very thoughtful. The portions i was surprised to see were quite generous. My only complaint was the dessert. I like to sit back after a rich meal with some tea and savor a something sweet. It was called dark chocolate mousse, it was actually a dark chocolate mess. It was the thick consistency of porridge, very unappetizing and disappointing after such a lovely meal.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've eaten at Silo's on manyWe've eaten at Silo's on many occasions, but the quality of food this time surpassed any of our previous experiences. It couldn't have been better.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply OutstandingEverything here was fabulous. My dinner companion is very picky about service and food quality. As we left he said he had nothing negative to say about Silo and he was going to tell all of his foodie friends about it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been there a numberWe have been there a number of times for special events. Literally the best place in the city for a nice romantic meal. Everything was perfect as usual.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is outstanding, staffFood is outstanding, staff is friendly and helpful3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEvening @ SiloOur waiter provided amazing service and the food came out steamy hot. The food was great. The ambience of the restaurant is just what I was looking for. I will be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded expectations. WifeExceeded expectations. Wife loved veggie risotto with added scallops. Surf n turf steak was superb, though subbed swordfish was good but overshadowed by steak. EXCELLENT MEAL!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMIn town for a business conference.In town for a business conference. Decided to eat here based on the reviews and to get away from the River Walk. I'm glad we did. Fantastic food. Definitely surprised given the surrounding neighborhood. Loved my seafood dish, and my dining partner's lamb was absolutely amazing. Would definitely return when in San Antonio again!!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM