The Granary 'Cue & Brew
602 Avenue A
San Antonio, TX 78215Neighborhood:
BarbecuePrice: $30 and under
The Granary 'Cue & Brew
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.thegranarysa.com/
- Phone: 2102280124x
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Social Hour Tuesday-Friday 4:30pm-6pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Southern, Barbecue, Brewery
- Executive Chef: Tim Rattray
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: Our restaurant’s interior dining space is divided into 2 rooms seating 20 & 34 each. Either can be reserved for parties close to the room's capacity.
- Private Party Contact: Alex Rattray 2102280124x
A word from The Granary 'Cue & Brew
The Granary showcases a lunchtime menu of traditional, humanely raised; central Texas Barbecue featuring smoked brisket, pork, turkey, ribs & made from scratch bread, pickles & sides. The Granary has also garnered national attention with its house special, beef pastrami. Dinner at the Granary brings diners something intriguing by introducing various Barbecue traditions and flavors from throughout the world in the form of exquisitely composed dishes. Dinner guests can expect table service from knowledgeable staff and communal style seating that make The Granary dining experience unique, elevated, but approachable. The Granary also brews exceptional Craft Beers in-house that pair beautifully with the menu. Rye Saison, IPA & Brown Ale are house-brewed beers to expect along with experimental beers like a Coffee IPA.Other Texas breweries are featured on the all Texas tap wall. A thoughtfully curated bottled beer reserve list, showcasing breweries from all over the world, is also available.Continued
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The Granary 'Cue & Brew reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 22, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (55)neighborhood gem (25)great for lunch (20)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (17)special occasion (17)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)romantic (2)late-night find (2)Show More
- Spoiled by waiterJtexasDined on 9/6/2014Great location in Pearl district. Seated at a community table which fortunately was good as other party was friendly. Waiter was very arrogant and this is a BBQ restaurant. The biggest problem was when he brought the other parties check he squeezed in between our groups putting his underarm and hips in one of our groups face while he was trying to eat. This wasn't just a reach in but was in that awkward position for 3 minutes while he discussed their check. He never apologized or even a simple excuse me. When we finished he handed us our check and no thank you. Great restaurant that needs to watch who they hireSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Average at BestAlanVIPDined on 9/6/2014Despite a number of positive reviews I had a different experience. The menu is limited and portions were small for a Texas BBQ restaurant. Many other better places to choose from.
- Something NewEarlandgirlsDined on 9/6/2014My husband and I wanted to try something new. The Granary was a wonderful surprise -- I don't know how we hadn't been here before. We've eaten at several of the other restaurants at the Pearl. Anyway, we were seated immediately at a cute table for two and our server Trey came quickly for drinks. We aren't beer drinkers, but there were several selections of good wine. The food was great -- we started with fried green tomatoes and then we tried the Barbeque board and the Beef Clod with quinoa -- great flavors. Delicious homemade pickles. And for dessert (I took it to go) was a delicious buttermilk chess pie. We can't wait to take our son in law who is a beer lover!Special Features:
- The GranarylookingforgoodfoodDined on 8/30/2014We got right in - but had to sit at a table with other folks. This was fine, but it would have been nice to know before-hand that this was the seating arrangement in the restaurant. The wait staff were fine - very attentive. There was quite a energetic feel to the place - lots of 20-somethings. The beer was great. The food was not-so-hot. We got an appetizer which we had to send back it was so bad. We exchanged it for texas toast, which also had a funny flavor to it. Our entrees were VERY small portions. My chicken had perhaps enough meat for 3 bites. My vegetables were very under-done - hard to chew because they were barely cooked. My husband's bbq was very small - tiny amount of meat with lots of fat. Not a great restaurant.
- Pricey but deliciousChicfroDined on 8/29/2014Just like the tittle says. It's really expensive, and you don't get much on your plate, but the food is delicious. I got the barbecue board and surprisingly was actually close to feeling full. Would still recommend to anyone who wants delicious food. Just understand that you'll be paying a lot for it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Unbelievably delicious.RobbyVIPDined on 8/23/2014PURE DELICIOUSNESS - Fried grits, chicken wings, Texas toast, BBQ board - brisket, brisket, brisket - melts in your mouth! Awesome beans! Buttermilk pie - yummy! GREAT BEER FLIGHT. The best meal I have ever had in SA. Excellent, knowledgable and excited waitstaff. Wonderful ambience.Special Features:
- DisappointedShermVIPDined on 8/21/2014I checked Open Table for the reviews and looked at the menu. Smoked beets app and pork shank entree. Sounded great. The menu had changed. Didn't have either. So, I asked for a Porter Ale - one of the four beers of the day. They were out. So, I asked for the lamb entree. They didn't have it. Got the beef "clod" - nothing special. One of us had the pork chop (too dry) and the other had the brisket ramen, which was good, but the brisket was "over" smoked, and it hurt the overall flavor of the soup. Service was slow - but the server, hostesses, everyone was delightful. No complaint there - the people were wonderful. I think the kitchen couldn't handle the demand thus causing the back-up.
- Good food, good beervictoriagirlDined on 8/21/2014Good food, good beer, good service in an old renovated house. Pretty busy and noisy, so not the place for an intimate conversation. Free parking!Special Features:
- Very Pleased2SAFoodiesVIPDined on 8/21/2014The location was great and the food was wonderful. I understand Bar-B-Q restaurants in San Antonio are plentiful, but The Granary had a few interesting twists. Could improve a little on the service and some of the side dishes still need a little work (the beans were very dry).Special Features:
- AwesomeDhackler30Dined on 8/16/2014We absolutely love this place! Anytime we are in San Antonio we always make time for a visit! Amazing food, service, and drinks!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great BBQamandam106Dined on 8/8/2014Started off with the Fried Green Tomatoes and the Grit Fritters. Both were delicious, but the Fried Green Tomatoes was the winner hands down. I had the biggest and most juicy porkchop ever, and my husband had the barbeque sampler platter of ribs. All of it was perfectly cooked and made from scratch. Will definitely go back again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not greatWillow4102Dined on 8/2/2014Food was good, but not good enough to warrant the high price and small portions. Waiter was rude to kids.Special Features:
- DisappointingMikeDined on 8/2/2014The appetizer was excellent, the flan dessert was best I have ever had - but the main course had no flavor at all.
- Yummy BBQ and Beer!WillMDined on 8/1/2014I love this place, I've gone for an afternoon beer, lunch and dinner and loved it every time. It's definitely not a candlelit kind of place but is still great for a date night or place for a group to eat. The lunch is a good deal and pretty much the same as dinner at a better price. The beer is fantastic (it is a brewery and restaurant) after all. They love to talk about their beer and food which is one of the reasons I keep going back. The atmosphere is great, they revamped an old house into the restaurant and the decor is awesome. Chill out on the balcony or share a table inside with some other diners, great either way!Special Features:
- Meh. Too HipsterishTowsonDinerVIPDined on 7/29/2014I really wanted to like the Granary more than I did. Limited Menu (some of which they were out of @ 6:30 pm on a Tuesday); trying a tad too hard to be hip. Texas Toast spread was fabulous, most other foods just above average.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Small but highly recommendedFoodfiend1205Dined on 7/26/2014I had heard a lot about the Granary, so decided to try it out Saturday. First of all, the place is small-they make the most of the room, and there are always people there or waiting. 2nd- make a reservation. Some guests expected to get seated there right away and they were a rude to the hostesses who were doing their job. You may have to wait a little when you have your reservation,but the wait is very much worth it. While waiting , I went to the bar,got the Strawberry Ale- they brew their own beer, several kinds. Was very good. Will also recommend the homemade root beer-not your typical can root beer and it was exceptional. Appetizer- have to suggest the toast with BBQ butter- best thing ever. The BBQ board- amazing tastes. Get it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WonderfulOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/26/2014Great food and service, It got very busy quickly after opening so strongly suggest reservationsSpecial Features:
- Excellent BBQ & ServiceEnjoyEatingOutDined on 7/25/2014The excellent quality of the food matched with the Granary's level of service. I will definitely return to this restaurant.Special Features:
- drpamelaDined on 7/11/2014We really enjoyed this place. 90% of our food was perfect. The Flannery Ribeye was a disappointment as it lacked flavor and was chewy. They were very accomodating.Special Features:
- Best Barbecue…ANYWHERE!!!FoodieSADined on 7/1/2014I don't consider myself a connoisseur of BBQ, however, I have had a lot of it. Whether it be the barbecued chicken of Brooks in Oneonta, NY, the Lexington-based bbq of Little Richards in Winston-Salem, NC, or Lexington and Eastern style of Prissy Polly's in Kernersville, NC, Angelo's bbq in Fort Worth, TX, Texas Pride's bbq in Adkins, TX, the Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX, or Rudy's in multiple locales, the Granary's bbq takes the cake! While it is a little pricy, it is well worth it. The ambience of its earthy location on the site of the refurbished old Pearl Brewery no doubt plays a part (albeit small) in the delivery of a terrific dining experience, but the bbq is the centerpiece. If you try it, you won't be disappointed!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Awesome FlavorQausiCausticDined on 6/28/2014BUT, get there early on the weekends. My wife and I have gone 3 times and every time they had just ran our of the ribs and the pulled pork. So our next venture there will be before 6 pm. Other than this minor annoyance, everything we have tried thus far has been wonderful and tasty. The waiter Archie is pleasant and seems to enjoy his job. The owner even stopped by the table to check on us which is nice to see.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Still good, but not the sameLAS212Dined on 6/27/2014This was our third time eating here and the food was not nearly as good as the first two times. It was still good but lacked the flavor and high quality that we had expected. Also, the portions seemed a lot smaller than we remembered also.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Date Night PlacemusicsrkDined on 6/27/2014There are really no complaints about this place, other than they really are not kid friendly. They have no kid menus so they are basically an adult place. They do microbrew their own beers and a couple of sodas. The tea was awesome. Our service was excellent! As soon as our food was ready, it was brought to us...it might not have been by our server but it was always by someone knowledgeable. It is a great example of teamwork! Everyone was super friendly and the restaurant was very accommodating to us. The server answered each and every question and Jose's recommendations were spot on. The bartender knew what he was doing too. I would definitely go back with just my husband!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Relax and EnjoyEricaDined on 6/21/2014My husband and I have been eager to sample this new neighborhood hot spot and finally got our chance this past weekend! It did not disappoint. We ordered the fried green tomatoes to start along with the Texas toast. The ranch ice cream that accompanies the tomatoes was unique and delicious. The special whipped butter served with the Texas toast was AMAZING. The brisket was some of the best I have sampled and the baked beans served with the sampler plate were just perfect. If you are looking for a BBQ house with Texas sized portions and buckets of sauce, this is not the place. I highly recommend ordering several items and sharing. This is a true foodie experience meant to be enjoyed slowly. Don't forget to sample their house brewed beer!Special Features:
- Frequent DinerEATinSATDined on 6/21/2014Always enjoy the BBQ board. Wonderful atmosphere. Great neighborhood spot.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Had a great birthday dinner!Food4thoughtDined on 6/14/2014We were a party of 8, treated very well, food was excellent. Wait staff recommendations on point! We were celebrating a birthday and only my husband and I had eaten here before. Our 6 guests were thrilled with the experience!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner not all about brisketThisnicknamethingisstupidVIPDined on 6/13/2014If you want great brisket for dinner this is the place. But don't stop there. Smoked oysters with umami foam, perfectly cooked ribeye. Craft beer to match each bite. Come for the Q but try everything else. You won't regret it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/5/2014Excellent food. Chef was creative, and very engaged with his guests. Pricey, but overall, a nice change of pace on BBQ.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Trendy, fusion, barbecue reimaginedRayWDined on 6/5/2014Cue and Brew is a gem. Not just for foodies, it radiates quirky charm, and character in its refurbished house location near the Pearl. Highly recommend it. The only negative is portion size. The menu says something about tasting sizes AND dishes for sharing. You can't do both. Portions for some dishes are sparing and almost stingy. Loved the Lamb two weeks ago BUT the plate only had two small slices on it. This week I loved the quail BUT was shocked at the four tiny quail drumsticks on my plate. They were elegant and delicious and had a delightful seat and flavor. But portions were fit for the super model on the night before the photo shoot, not a full grown hungry man.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, but not enough of itChristineDined on 5/30/2014This was the2nd time to eat at the Granary for dinner. The artichoke appetizer literally looked like 1/8 of an artichoke, same with the tofu dish and salad appetizer. The smaller portions force you to buy more food, which is already expensive. I shared the 16 oz steak and it was excellent (again, expensive but it was a ribeye so i expected that). I love that it's local food, that's the primary reason why I came, but for the portions size I won't come back for dinner. Great restaurant for a special occasion, but quantity could only improve.Special Features:
- Salads??MmmfoodDined on 5/24/2014Our service was perfect, atmosphere was great, but menu is very limited. I felt it needed a few more main dishes. I would've liked the addition of a couple of salads or soups and a variety of vegetable dishes. The desserts were delicious. I also thought the prices were high.Special Features:
- MuddyDined on 5/24/2014We enjoyed our inaugural visit to The Granary. I guess because it's a "farm to table" place, the menu is pretty limited. Small, but decent, wine list. Did not try the beer. The pork chop was not special -- not worth $32. Great food server. We'll go back.Special Features:
- Good but not greatcharlesDined on 5/24/2014The food at The Granary is good but overpriced. The beer options are really nice and wine list is adequate. We had the TexasToast appetizer...good but the dripping butter was too salty. Had the quail, barbeque of the day and the beef clod for our entrees. Small portions for $20+ entrees. I will say that the beer and pretzel ice cream was fantastic!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Choose another place....DateNightDined on 5/24/2014Too expensive for what you get. $60 for a steak that can be described as...well, a steak? The overzealous waiter boasted that it was the best steak in North America. Well, folks keep looking, because if this is the best steak in North America, or even in Texas, I'm going vegan right NOW! This place is meant for aging hipsters with too much money.
- The following 84 reviews are from the The Granary 'Cue & Brew reviews archive.
- Not As Good As They Think They AreAlamoCityDinerDined on 5/17/2014Too pretentious. Food was okay but overpriced. Waiter got my order wrong, brought out brisket and pulled pork when I ordered brisket and turkey. He acted like I was the one that got it wrong. Dining room was loud and seating on picnic tables and benches was not the most comfortable.
- Great findBbqbeeDined on 5/14/2014Fabulous pork chop, risotto, desserts! Great prices, beers are fantastic.Special Features:
- Fun place for seekers of qualityLinnyNomnomDined on 5/9/2014It's no question that you can find a lot of barbecue in Texas, however, the Granary is unique in that the food it offers is entirely farm-to-table. In addition, the on-site brewery, superb guest beers they offer, as well as a unique and refined wine list make this a spot for foodies who also appreciate quality drink. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and quick to catch onto what we like for good suggestions. Our food was tasty with noticeable details like handmade noodles and bread, which you don't find many places, especially barbecue establishments! We will be back again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful timeOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/9/2014I am totally craving the risotto (as well as the delicious beef clod). Can't wait to go back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very good BBQOpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 5/9/2014Granary is great at its core mission - BBQ. The efforts to do vegie based things - risotto, artichoke appetizer - while appreciated, were sort of meh. We'd go back for the BBQ thoughSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- YummyYumminessDined on 5/8/2014The food was delicious, the service superb! Will definitely go again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.