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

The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boilerhousesa.com
  • Phone: (210) 354-4644
  • 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, 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 (210) 717-1131
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Fun ambience and eclectic menu. Waiter very helpful."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Lunch scene was fantastic as well as the food!! Will definitely return for dinner."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My new find! What a gem and the location is perfect. Can't get enough of this place"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Try the bone marrow jam or skewers. Very good. Cool place, cool part of town, our waitress knew everything about everything on the menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've been here a 1/2 dozen times for brunch & we're always happy with the food & service!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our waitress Briitany was awesome. All her wine and food recommendations were spot on. Great service."
    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."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We are enjoying the continuity of the food and service at the Boiler House! "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We took my mom or brunch on Mother's Day . The food was great and our server was fantastic. My mom had a great time and we will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I made reservations for Saturday 5-10-14. It was my mom's birthday and we wanted to celebrate that and Mother's Day, as I also stated in my reservation's notes. My family and I got there around between 2:15 and 2:30pm, the hostess informed us that she had a table but was waiting for it to be cleaned off. After waiting, we got to our table and it was not clean at all. The hostess had to finish cleaning it with us sitting there. Our waitress didn't ask if it was our first time there (which it was) so the menu was unclear and difficult to know which was an actual meal versus a snack. It's overpriced, quality of food was not good, my mom got no kind of celebratory desert or gesture. I was very disappointed. There were flies everywhere. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was ok and the waitress was brusque right up until she brought the check...I guess she didn't want to miss her opportunity to improve on the tip. Don't believe the hype and the write up on their website about "near retail pricing" on their wine. We paid $44 for a $22 bottle of Wire Ridge Cabernet. Most everything else on the list was just as bad."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food and presentation very good. Interesting dishes. Salmon ceviche excellent."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner! Great service and wonderful Quail and wine. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We went there for lunch and had a great time. The food was so delicious! We got some great apps and I got the Bison burger that was so delicious!! don't go there is you are on a diet - the food is just to good!! Service was great too! It is in such a fun location. I suggest bringing out of town guests there as well. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The food was very good, and the prices were good compared to similar restaurants. The employees were very friendly, but the service wasn't great (dessert came without a spoon, we had to ask twice for lemon for our tea, little things like that). Also, we had reservations, but got a terrible table next to a bunch of empty cardboard boxes near the bar. Not sure if that was supposed to be ambiance, but it didn't really seem that way."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I met a friend for dinner at The Boiler House who was delayed a few minutes and they seated me before she arrived. The waitress was not particularly pleasant until there were two of us. I ordered an IPA from Blanco and enjoyed it, but there was at least an inch of foam in the glass for each round she brought me. We ordered the popcorn, grits, spetzel risotto and quail skewers. All of the food was worth a return trip. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was great but didn't all come out together. That is my only real critique. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This was my first visit at the Boiler House and I was there for Easter brunch. The service was great but I was disappointed that I was not asked the way I wanted my steak cooked and I received a medium rare steak (too red for me) and we were told they could not make any adjustments to the food choices because of time. The food was good and would have been better if I'd made a different selection. Still, I would come back again and to be honest, I'm looking forward to it."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our party of 4 was seated upstairs where there was no supervision of staff - several loitered around the TV rather than focusing on service. Our server was rude and inattentive & seemed to be having a love spat with another server - slamming menus etc. 2 of us ordered the specials (soft shell crabs & fish), which were over seasoned and over cooked. The plating for the soft shell crabs was in a soup bowl and the beats were mushy and warm. I would not return or recommend this restaurant. When spending >$100 per person on a meal & wine, you expect quality. Bottom line - they missed the mark making our dinner experience lack luster. This restaurant will quickly fizzle into obscurity in the midst of so many great choices popping up in SA."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the entire meal, didn't realize the menu was a la carte. still amazing, I would definitely go back"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Interesting and fun decor, waitstaff attentive and helpful, good food and wine. Woudl recommend the salmon ceviche, the bone marrow and absolutely the bread pudding. Go and eat, drink, enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My wife and I were excited to try this restaurant, when we finally went for a birthday dinner. We left disappointed. Mediocre service - friendly and courteous but taking your silverware between courses but not bringing replacements? And not taking away plates before squeezing the next course onto the table? Notable but nothing to sway our overall opinion. Poorly cooked steaks, however, definitely did. My wife requested hers cooked medium-well. What she received was burned (not seared, but charcoal) on the outside with a red and bloody center. We sent it back and after quite some time (long enough for my food to get cold) hers came back. Completely charred. No color at all, not juicy, just burned to a crisp. Like I said, disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is our 4th trip to the Boiler House and it was DELICIOUS! We went with a larger group and go to eat in the Camelot room upstairs on a table fit with a GIANT lazy susan in the middle. We sampled so much of the menu and every single bite was to die for! You absolutely have to start with the cheese board and the white bean and kale dip. Both salads were fantastic, all of the meats super tasty, and desserts heavenly! I recommend this place all the time to out of towners and locals who want to venture out away from the chains and have some delicious food and wine in an amazing atmosphere!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "my only compliant is that they were not prepared...specialty items listed on web site were not ready for hr or so, had to ask for salt and pepper and they were not filled and also empty. asked for their form of ketchup because they said didn't carry were out of. ordered bottle of champagne for mimosas and it was priced higher on bill than on menu. seems like everything we asked for was not ready or were out of and it was at opening of restaurant. Expectations were not met."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The menu read almost a s beautifully as the food looked and tasted... The wine, the service were all top notch... We HIGHLY recommend this place... Some of the best food we've ever had in San Antonio!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food is really good. The restaurant'de setting is also top notch. The service was very attentive and polite. I have been here about 3 times, and I have never had a bad experience"
    Dined on 3/26/2014