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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The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)notable wine list (34)special occasion (33)good for groups (32)great for outdoor dining (26)neighborhood gem (26)great for brunch (18)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (13)late-night find (10)great for lunch (10)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Well, at least the food was great..
    Donnna
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The Mac and cheese eggs Benedict was great. I had never had a mimosa with grapefruit juice, my new favorite. I was shocked that the service was so bad. My daughter's pancakes were served a few minutes before the butter/syrup came. We had to ask another server for her bacon. Table was not pre bussed at all. I waited tables for 12 years before I became a teacher, it's not rocket science. We will definitely go back for the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peter
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was our first time eating at here and we really enjoyed it. Our waitress was very helpful and nice. We loved our food and will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great/staff ok
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I took my husband out for our anniversary. We wanted to check out some of the restaurants in the pearl district. Remodeled building awesome but who wants to sit at picnic tables outside unless you're at a BBQ joint. Not a great patio area. There was no line when we arrived but they took too long to acknowledge us. Then the waitress took way too long to get our table. The bread/sauce and skeweres were delish. The shrimp was ok at best. The dark chocolate cake was to die for. We asked the waitress to bring us another one. She laughed and obviously thought we were joking because she never brought another one. Very disappointing. It's like the dr.'s office. Love the dr hate the staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Annual Restaurant Week Lunch
    ElitistEris
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is the second year in a row my nursing friends and I have met for lunch for Restaurant Week here. The food is so good. Each of us ordered different entrées and were pleased with it. My friend had the truffled cous cous carbonara and I had the meatloaf sando gluten free. We loved it. For dessert I even got a flour less chocolate brownie with candied pecan over house made cajeta! Yum! Plus the wine pairings were a great accompaniment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simpsons?
    stealthgps
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    nice for casual bar scene but expensive! Not everyone wants to watch TV during dinner. Not sure if there is a dining room area, but we went for a romantic dinner and were directed to the bar area to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun but noisy
    DMandSG
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great and very tasty. Presentation was good. However there was a large party sitting right next to us and it was so noisy thay we could not talk without having to raise our voices. The service was just ok. Waiter needed to know the menu and be able to explain the items. When we asked a question he just read the menu to us. I thought the menu was confusing and did not understand some of the items and when the waiter could not explain them, I just had to decide not to try. Worth a second visit for a special occasion or a fun spot to take someone visiting from out of town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Bettereater
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife ordered prime rib. It was so bad, she refused to eat it and gave it to me. Chewy was an understatement. The table next to us ordered the same and sent it back. It was like chicken fried steak covered in gravy, except not as good. My wife ate the pork shank and beans. Their version of pork and beans. It should have been called pork finger, because that is about the amount of pork, you received. Friend got the salmon, she said it was good, but not a great size portion. Pork Belly for an app was good but two were ordered and only one appeared to have pork attached to the fried belly. No liquor menu, only beer and wine. Quite an extensive list. Price was grossly disproportionate to size of food. WILL NOT RETURN!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    FoodieCaptain
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went on the recommendation of a family member who raved about it. The service was interesting. Had a gentleman that came every 2 seconds it seemed to the table and it turned out he was waiting for the waitress. Her service was horrible. Waited over 15 mins between appetizer completion and entree. They were not even busy. The meal? Unfortunately the prime rib was stringy and the knife to cut it was dull. I left half on the plate and she came and said as she took our groups plates, oh, I see you didn't like it and left. For the price it is not even close to the standards it should be.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Spicy
    pebtez
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I love heat but not on everything, and it has to be enjoyable. Even the green beans were spicy. Presentation was poor. The highlight of my lunch was the appetizer bacon popcorn that they neglected to bring to our table until desert. Fun place to eat, but will not be going back. To be fair, I ordered off the restaurant week menu, but If they are not going to use it to showcase their food, they should not participate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch for a group
    Raven
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Perfect for a lunch group (nine)...service was quick and efficient. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Beautiful Meal
    SAgal
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went with my husband for Restaurant Week and was surprised with interesting, delicious choices for our three course dinner. Wonderful service, great wine line & a relaxing atmosphere made it memorable. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Visit
    foodgawker
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Was looking for a new and different dining experience in San Antonio. Found a gem! The Boiler House is unique in both atmosphere and food. Great place. Will visit again for sure!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BigBoldRed
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I selected The Boiler House to entertain a couple of my most important clients who were visiting San Antonio. The appetizers and tastes were bright and fresh, I'm a big fan of the salmon ceviche. The entree selection is very limited, especially if you don't eat red meat. I found the overall experience confusing - the food and wine are high end, the prices even higher... However the atmosphere is more like a bar than a quality dining experience. I entertain clients on a regular basis but do not plan to visit The Boiler House anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food tasted great. I would go back. A little pricey.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boiler House Blues
    Sylvester
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We chose this place for a special occasion-anniversary dinner. Poor choice. Although the food and service were very good, the atmosphere left much to be desired. When I made the reservation, I noted it was a special occasion and requested a nice table-we were seated next to the restroom door. That said, if you're just interested in food and drink, this would be a great choice. Menu choices are somewhat limited, but creative, and the appetizer and entrees were delicious. The recommended dessert- not so much.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's all good
    ArleneVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pulled pork over Poblado grits topped with 2 poached eggs. Need I say more? And there was enough for brunch the next day too. Happy tummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Pleasant Surprise!
    CorkSanAntonio
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My husband & I wanted a date night and we were hungry for steak and good wine. When we arrived we were a little disappointed to see how expensive the steak was for just the steak. We would have added sides. However, we just ordered some of the appetizers (which were large enough for us to split and were so satisfied! We can't wait to go back to have the Bison meatballs, the Bubbling Swiss Cheese dip, the Boiler House salad and the Brusselsprouts!!!! A true winner in our book!!!!!! Not dissapointed at all that we didn't get our steak. However, if you want steak -- I would guess it is one of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch needs work
    thankyou
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I have been to The Boiler House (TBH) a dozen times for dinner and every time has been exceptional. Had lunch for the first time at TBH recently, and was not impressed with the entrées. The entrées seemed like they were trying to hard to taste good, and instead lacked in the right flavor and edibleness. I noticed my guests using forks and knives for a sandwich and a burger. This should never be the case, it takes away from the purpose of two (2) pieces of bread separating your hands from the core ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quot spot at the end of Riverwalk
    Shirlsmor
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fun ambience and eclectic menu. Waiter very helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meatballs!
    Reba
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Loved the menu and easy to share plates. Saw the ravioli on-line so was disappointed to hear they are now off the menu. The breads are good, but maybe a little too much cheese (can you have too much cheese?). Service was slow, but the company was good so we were ok with that. Beer choices were fun. Would have loved a flight to try a few more. Desserts were so-so. We tried 3 and none had any wow factor. Bison meatballs rocked!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Lunch scene was fantastic as well as the food!! Will definitely return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PearlGem
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The restaurant was upstairs from the bar and open to below which led to a moderate noise level, although for 8pm on a Saturday not to bad. It is not a large seating area but quite comfortable. The double-cut pork chop that I had was the best and cooked just perfect. My wife had the tenderloin skewers which were charred just right. The appetizer, Bubbling Swiss, Roasted Elephant Garlic, Sweet Onion, was hot and gooey with toast! The shared vegetable dish, Zucchini-Quinoa-Golden Raisins, was good and multi-faceted, although could have been a larger portion. The tab with a beer and tip came to ~ $88.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner guest
    Food4thought
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Appetizers were WAAAAAAY better than the entrees. If I go back, Ill pass on the entrees and load up on apps. Good ambience. Hard working manager.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    Greatfood
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    the bar does not offer liquor. The chef is mood y and wont do any substitution even with extra cost. They were out of the venison tartare. It was ok
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites!!
    eck1010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is one of our favorite places! We've had nearly every thing on the menu and have yet to be disappointed. It's best to dine with a small group family style so you can sample as much of the menu as you can. The bubbling Swiss, brussel sprouts, and meat skewers are out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time there...
    bingo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    2nd time to eat at the Boiler House. Some things were delicious...the filet was cooked perfectly, the 2 specials we had were good...chicken fried steak & the salmon sashimi. great wine list and excellent service. the 2 different breads we had were good, best was the bubbling swiss. loved the charred bread. our dessert was delicious, caramel cheesecake. what we didn't like were the skewers...we had the tenderloin, shrimp with bacon, & the quail. the meats tasted like they had been marinated in liquid smoke. the taste was overpowering. i didn't remember that flavor the first time we ate there. i had wanted to try the venison loin but was full after appetizers. will try that next time. in summary, everything was good except the skewers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    YolibVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My new find! What a gem and the location is perfect. Can't get enough of this place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    First time at The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden and I must say it was fantastic! Our food was fresh and perfectly prepared! Loved the atmosphere, very friendly place. Would highly recommend if you are visiting SA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, slow service
    KYoungVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Really glad I gave this restaurant a second chance. When they first opened, the food was a D at best. Extremely salty - so much so that it diminished the flavor of every other ingredient. Now, Chef Jeff White has transformed the menu into a delicious array of comfort foods (great BLTs and potato salad) and unusual pairings (lemon and ricotta ravioli!). My only concern was the service, which was somewhat slow. Lunch took almost 90 minutes, and it was not due to the crowd. Going back as soon as possible to check out dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Place
    rcoronado1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    They were out of Big Red after opening for the Big Red Sangria Brunch. The restaurant is too cold so the food gets cold quickly. The staff are not morning people (cold).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique foodie place.
    ChefMarc4You
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Try the bone marrow jam or skewers. Very good. Cool place, cool part of town, our waitress knew everything about everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great bet for brunch
    LollyVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We've been here a 1/2 dozen times for brunch & we're always happy with the food & service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional service this time!!
    Ryan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I've been to the Boiler House many times...the food is always excellent, but this time they went above and beyond in service. I ordered the filet medium, but it came medium well. I never return food and I seldom complain so I just ate. However I did tell friends that I was with (we had 3 couples in our party) that it was overlooked and our server overheard me. He went to tell the manager who came right out and apologized for it. I told her not to worry about it but she comped the steak anyways and gave the table free desserts. That type of service seldom happens...I've seen jerks make a huge fuss so the restaurant HAS to give them something, but I've never seen the restaurant manager make the first move like that. Kudos on the service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Our waitress Briitany was awesome. All her wine and food recommendations were spot on. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    JainiacVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We ordered six dishes off of the menu and it was very disappointing. Honestly, should have sent things back but had no confidence they could do any better. Not worth the money. Great location so maybe the next resturant in this space will do better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We were unfortunately sat between two large parties which made the area a bit loud but the food made up for it. The place was very clean.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden reviews archive.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is the second visit to the Boiler House for me and it was all really good. I recently had to adopt a gluten-free diet and I was overjoyed at the amount of options for me on the menu. I felt like I had a huge selection and was not limited to things I really didn't want. The brussels sprouts with chorizo were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    nverette
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Service was great, food was too! Staff had excellent recommendations and made our experience a good one. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxing evening
    Gr8nite
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great location at the Pearl Brewery. Easy parking. Tasty food at reasonable price. Hung out on river after dinner and listened to bands playing outside.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    DiningSA2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We are enjoying the continuity of the food and service at the Boiler House!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.