The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden
The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden

The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boilerhousesa.com/
  • Phone: 2103544644
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 10am-10pm
    Monday - Thursday 11am-10pm
    Friday 11am-Midnight
    Saturday 10am-Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jeff White
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering is also available at the restaurant or at a location of your choice.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant incorporates various private dining areas suitable for private or corporate functions and an expansive outdoor patio area where guests can enjoy dining alfresco.
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Toscano 2107171131x
  • Entertainment: Live music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Karnes St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is a true Texas original. Situated in the historic Pearl Brewery complex on the San Antonio River Walk, this wine-centric restaurant occupies the former “boiler house” which powered the adjacent brewery. The menu focuses on grilled items from local farms and markets, with a focus on “Texas ranch-style” cuisine. These delicacies are paired with extraordinary wines from around the world (all available by the glass, bottle and “to-go”), live music and a casual yet energetic atmosphere. The unique list of wines features pricing based on a “retail” model, and boasts some of the lowest prices in the area.

The restaurant incorporates various private dining areas suitable for private or corporate functions and an expansive outdoor patio area where guests can enjoy dining alfresco. Catering is also available at the restaurant or at a location of your choice.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden reviews from OpenTable diners
75 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)notable wine list (32)good for groups (27)special occasion (25)great for outdoor dining (21)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (18)romantic (14)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (10)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • First time visitor....
    Robert
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    First time visitor....excellent time. Great place to impress a client.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Discovery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    Our server, Nick, was very attentive and helpful. There were four of us dining and we ordered a couple of huge salads and many small dishes to share. We also shared a bottle of wine. The food was excellent including dessert! We will certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good place for brunch. their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    good place for brunch. their french toast was amazing to go along with the variety of mimosas. definitely planning on coming back to try dinner as their menu looked appetizing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place
    Nashfoodie
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    We stuck with the tapa style menu, so enjoyed trying a range of dishes. All were fantastic! Great service, great food - I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolute great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Absolute great experience -- we will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • almost there...
    auntie
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The Boiler House is still in its learning curve. Excuses for poor kitchen service ( protein dish before salad) etc. were "we are really busy tonight". It was very loud and the hostess could have probably used better care then to seat 4 of what was obviously the "older crowd" right next to the band where it was ridiculously loud. That said the food was very good. And the price for the amount of food and wine was quite reasonable. We will return but not likely on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our party of three had three
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Our party of three had three different items from the brunch menu, plus Mimosas and dessert: chocolate cake and s'mores. Entrees were the Pear/Gruyere Strata (light, flavorful, lovely combination of yum with the ping of the greens); french toast (really, almost sinfully wonderful--flavors and textures were sweet/unctious/with a zing of strawberry; and lamb/pork belly, which was hefty, meaty, charred/smokey wonderful. Wish we could have tasted everything. Anya was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Huge wine list and the snapper
    WilleniumVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Huge wine list and the snapper was out of this world! Great fine and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Boiler House a Definite Must
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    The birthday dinner was wonderful. Our waiter was great with recommendations and we were not disappointed with any of his suggestions. Surprisingly many of the food selections were enough to share with others at our table. That isn't as common at nicer restaurants. Portions were generous. Wonderful experience and great tasting food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was loud and dark. Sat
    Dside
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    It was loud and dark. Sat at a table by the upstairs elevator and needed a flashlight or the bright light of the tv at the bar to read the menu. A candle on the table would have been nice. The service was very nice and staff was very friendly. I just thought it was going to be a nice restaurant and it was an upscale beer and wine bar. The white bean and grilled bread was completely cold. Seems like the bread should be warm...tasted like it had been made earlier and stuck in the fridge. The pork was fatty with almost no meat, though the shrimp were good. The grilled pineapple pound cake was cold and dried out (shouldn't another grilled item, especially one with ice cream, be warm?) and the s'mores dessert was served with cold chocolate sauce
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Boiler House Review
    TNTJR
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Great service and delicious food. Beautiful old building with plenty of space. Dinner lighting is a little on the bright side in my opinion and kills the romantic atmosphere that this venue could easily have but the service and selection do makeup for it. Not a place you can eat at often as it is pricy but worth it when you can afford too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This was my first time at
    Steve
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    This was my first time at this restaurant, and being a fan of Max's Wine Dive, I knew I would appreciate the menu. The service was exceptional and the waitress (Paz) was very knowledgeable. I have a more adventurous palate than my wife, and was very happy with the grilled romaine salad, grilled pork and the quail. My wife had an outstanding filet mignon that was cooked to perfection and was very flavorful. The live music was great and not too overwhelming. I plan many more visits.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the music and the
    Danitao
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Enjoyed the music and the food. Didn't know about the upstairs seating so would sit there next time, unless you want to sit close to the music. Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, shrimp were a few of my favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Give it a try!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Had a great and unique experience here. Love the high quality food yet with the casual atmosphere. Enjoyed the snapper! This is a trendy place, check out their website with menu list, prices and pictures to see what I mean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • small plates wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    We went with a group of six. We ordered several small plates and steaks. The small plates were all fantastic. The favorites included the brussel sprouts, crispy Kale bread and the quail legs. We reordered those because we could not get enough. Unfortunately the steaks fell way short of pleasing us. The reason was the combination of price and flavor. Had the steaks been $20 instead of $45, we could have overlooked the flaws (like the new york steak strip was maybe an inch thick/super fatty). When we are paying $45-$50 per steak without sides, we expect Flemings or Ruth Chris quality. That is certainly not the case. I would absolutely return and enjoy a bunch of small plates and wine. One more thing- there is only beer and wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our party of 2 arrived at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    Our party of 2 arrived at 6 pm before the crowd, which quickly gathered, even on a rainy night. Our server was pleasant, knowledgable about the food menu & the wine list, and quietly efficient, keeping our glasses filled and our orders delivered. The toasted bread points and pot of bubbling cheese was a favorite; the fresh spinach salad with smoked bacon, pickled red onions & Gorgonzola balsamic vinaigrette was large enough to feed 3-4; the braised pork belly with pineapple soy glaze was tender and flavorful - not too sweet - and the Serrano avocado relish provided a real kick to the Shrimp bacon brochettes. We left before the live music started; a large private party upstairs caused no disturbances. A lovely evening with great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time visit for lunch;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    first time visit for lunch; did the small plates thing and overall it paid off with several interesting bites and a few misses. really cool place, but...rest rooms, while outfitted for one's basic needs were as basic as one at the valero down the street and what is this with storing boxes of kitchen supplies (and I mean boxes and boxes) under the stairway in full view? Overall a promising addition to the pearl neighborhood's already vibrant foodie scene; I hope to go the distance with dinner in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good!
    HunnyBunny
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Great menu, diverse and perfect for sharing. Fun atmosphere with lots of choices for craft beer and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    The food was not good and very expensive. I would not recommend this place. It doesn't even have a full bar only beer and wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second floor bar/tables too crowded
    DoctorGRVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    The staff didn't seem to be in a hurry to take our drink order and our food order and luckily we had plenty of time. The time for our food to arrive after our order was also excessive (and one ordered "side" was missed.) The food was great; however. Just before our food arrived, a group of about 8 decided to congregate right next to our 2nd floor table standing in the middle of the narrow aisle between the bar and our table. One customer even put his bar stool in the midd;e of the walkway causing the waiters or other guest to attempt to squeeze through between this group and our table. The final hour of our visit was very uncomfortable. Our waiter assured me that he would tell them to move. This never happened.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A new favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent. All was fresh and prepared creatively without being overdone. The fresh vegetables in the salad paired well with the favors in the dressing and dairy. The appetizers were fun and addictive - we really enjoyed the chili lime kettle corn and wild boar meatballs. The main course choices were just as tasty - our table of 5 shared 7 - each one fresh and delicious. The steak was truly a stand out. The desserts were great too - we had the s'mores and an apple something that knocked our socks off. We shared each of these courses family style with amazing wine at great prices (their markup is less than many similarly priced restaurants). All of this and good, live music too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    My husband and I had excellent service from Ashley. My favorites were pork belly and the best filet I have ever had! I had to stop hubby from ordering his own Tomahawk steak and settle for a ribeye with he loved! S'mores dessert was to die for. We even left with a bottle of wine. Ashley was a delight !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Experiance !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    Where to start ?? The food above any I have had since my last trip to NYC!!! Server was friendly and knowledgeable without being over served like so many try to do in new places. Wine. Wow what can I say. Unique list at reasonable to great prices. Finally.aybe the most unique Quality Experiance in San Antonio. Looking forward to many dinners and bringing local friends as well out of town clients. Outstanding Experiance Boiler House. Thank You!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exceptional food/wine experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food was top drawer. We had the special 6 course NYE pre-fix dinner with the more expensive wine pairing. All of the dishes were deftly balanced and perfectly delicious! The wine pairings were absolutely exciting and extremely well thought out. There was not a single misstep! The only criticism I can muster is that the service while very considerate and professional it was a tad slow at times. Maybe this was due to the fact that the restaurant has just opened. In fact I am sure that was it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a new addition to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/23/2012
    This is a new addition to the Pearl Stables. The service was neglectful and the tapa/family style plates were a bit small and over priced. They did have an extensive wine & beer list. It was quite busy for a Sunday night and we were sat in the bar area. With the live music it was hard to carry on a conversation. We'll give it another try to see if service improves and to sample one of the numerous steak options.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For the cost of the dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    For the cost of the dinner we found the food and ambiance a good match.The service was second rate. Staff was unatentive, took a long time to visit table for the first time and a la carte starch and bread did not come until the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The experience was good, not
    Withak24
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    The experience was good, not great. It did not live up to the expectations set by the menu prices. A casual dining experience at better than casual prices.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First timer to the restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    First timer to the restaurant. Creative menu, very knowledgable wait person. Timing on food delivery was slightly off. Food itself was good, no apologies there. Bending Branch Cabernet a real winner. The negative was the noise level. Had there been two more boxes to check above the energetic level, the one marked annoying would have been checked. Had a very difficult time carrying on a conversation with my guests.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Everything about the Boiler House is wonderful from their attentive and knowledgeable staff to the wonderful eclectic menu. When we arrived, my group and I were immediately greeted in a friendly and courteous manner. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and our food arrived promptly. The food was served at the perfect temperature, had beautiful presentation, and came out in a timely manner. Overall this was one of the best restaurant experiences I've ever had. I look forward to returning and I've told all of my foodie friends about this place as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The restaurant looks wonderful,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    The restaurant looks wonderful, they did a great job remodeling and decorating. The food was good, though maybe a little overpriced. My biggest complaint was the singer-songwriter doing Jimmy Buffet and Eagles covers at a high volume, which doesn't match the expensive foodie menu. And while I have no big criticisms of the service, it felt a little lackluster or low-energy. It's a lively place, though, and I'm sure it will be very popular. I'd recommend it more for happy hour or late-night dinner with friends rather than a business meeting or romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed our meal but left
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    We enjoyed our meal but left confused (and still are) about our bill. When we arrived I mentioned that we had a $20 Open Table coupon. THat was a surprise as they did not know about the coupons. When we were presented with our bill, we questioned it. Our waiter apologized and said the $20 coupon had not been applied. When our bill was returned "corrected" it was still $20 more than we thought we had spent (exactly what we would have spent without the coupon) and after reviewing what we ordered at home, it still is. Whether it was confusion over the coupon or a "special" wine deal that we purchased (it was a competition for waiters), we do believe that we did over pay. However, we are not of type to mske a scene over $20.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks great, food ok.
    signoret76VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    The wine and beer selection is very good. Several options by the glass or bottle. The food seems like a work in progress. The bison tartare is outstanding but the charcuterie plate could be better. The market sides are nice. We tried two desserts and by far the pear crumble was the best. Will surely go back and try other things.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new spot at The Pearl Brewery
    SczsaVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Had a great dinner at the Boiler House. Service was very attentive and helpful our waiter brought us several samples of different wines we were considering to help us decide on which bottle to order. I like that. Excellent wine list, great bar scene (for after dinner night cap). Had the Quail Poppers : bacon wrapped quail legs with jalapeño and a spicy green goddess dressing. Very good. Also shared the Swiss cheese fondue and bison tartare. Both well prepared and very flavorful. Surprisingly, my favorite dish was the Brussels sprouts with the lemon aolii. Delicious. A fun place. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So much to choose from - and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    So much to choose from - and everything we tried was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent in every way!
    JaimeVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    For a place that opened less than 2 weeks ago, The Boiler House comes across as warm, friendly, and seasoned. Menu is vast. Wines excellent. Wait staff prompt and attentive. Food presentation top notch. Food taste excellent. Highly recommended. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Having just opened this week,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Having just opened this week, the service was a little spotty at times. Food was excellent quality and very tasty. Definitely pricey and you wont walk out with a very full stomach as portions are generally very small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place to hangout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    It was a nice place and we will definately go back. My only complaint was they have prime beef steakhouse prices but the beef was not up to par. Other than that good value The snapper was delicious service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/19/2012
    The restaurant was very loud making it difficult to have a conversation at your table. In additin the night wewent they were out of several menu items early in the evening.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, good food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Great atmosphere, good food, but over priced for the quality of food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice, new restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Very nice, new restaurant in an old boiler room. Went second night they were open and it was slower than I had expected. Really cool atmosphere, interesting wine and food menu. Spicy pickled vegetables are excelent. Some menu items are a little over priced, do not go if you are on a budget. The only part of the meal I did not enjoy was the amount of effort the server put on selling multipe bottles of wine to the table for us to take home. Otherwise excellent service and food and I would reccomend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate