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The Granary 'Cue & Brew
The Granary 'Cue & Brew

The Granary 'Cue & Brew Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegranarysa.com
  • Email: thegranarysa@gmail.com
  • Phone: (210) 228-0124
  • 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: Barbecue, Southern, 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 (210) 228-0124

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl Parkway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street (Avenue A) and in the Pearl parking lots under 281 - accessible from either Pearl Parkway, Avenue A, or Newell Ave.
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed Granary very much. The food is all very delicious, albeit a bit overpriced. Enjoyed the adventurous spin on BBQ. Sat outside which was nice, until we left and smelled so much like BBQ (should have known)!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I decided to try the Granary since they make their own beer. They only had 2 of the 4 house brews available, we tried the IPA and the brown ale. Both were very good. We also tried the house made root beer and shandy, which was the brown ale mixed with a house made vanilla soda. The root beer tasted like root beer candy and the shandy tasted like a tootsie roll. The food was really the star of the evening however, we tried the smoked beets and root beer scallops as an appetizer and the coq au vin and barbecue board as an entree. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the excellent food and root beer."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Always amazing. The food and the service was great. Our server Arch was awesome."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I love everything about this place from its paroquial atmosphere to the ecclectic menu, and every item we ordered was delivered quickly, and was delicious. The staff were excellent, and responded very positively to our nerdiness. YMMV"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The Granary is a must try for anyone who is interested in a unique dining experience I'm San Antonio. This place is definitely a place for all foodies who appreciate substance (quality) over quantity."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food, great beer, nice people. We had the beet and grti fritter appetizers and the beef clod and risotto main courses. All excellent. Beers topped it off."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Communal seating is one thing, but crowded seating is another. Had to straddle a leg on what amounted to a picnic table. The Cheese tray was essential 3 very small thin slices of cheese and a pile of toast...for $15, really??? Decidrd to try the beef clod since I had read some good comments....another disappointment. Nice presentation but the beef was over cooked and dry. We are fortunate in south Texas to have some really great Bar B Q places, this is not one of them."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I think we expected more veggies with the entrees. I mentioned to my waiter I have a wheat sensitivity and he recommended the cheese plate that is severed with piles of wheat bread with no sub. He seemed to just recommend the most expensive things on the menu with no regard to what people might actually enjoy. The place was really relaxed and had this modern farmhouse feel we love. The food was good, but since I had poor recommendations it was hard to really judge. We were in and out under an hour - that is record speed for us on date night. Too bad we had to go spend our drink money elsewhere."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Granary is good. The food & service was good and the ambiance was Texas. The rootbeer scallops were very good and the brown ale ... they were out of the IPA ... was fabulous. Beyond good. One thing we wanted, the ribs ... wasn't on the menu and they were out of them as they served them at another table. I had the clod; it was good. One of the really good things about the Granary is, they feed you enough so you aren't starving but not so much that you're miserable. Too often SA is all about stuffing yourself with as much food as humanly possible. While it is good overall, and the beer was superb, I can't say there's one thing that jumps out at me as, "wow, I can't wait to get back there.""
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We are so glad we finally tried The Granary! The restaurant is small but comfortable and the menu may be short but the food is perfection... fresh, interesting and full of flavor Our group of 7 managed to order everything on the menu and there wasn't a single bite that disappointed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The restaurant was quaint & unique within itself. The great customer service started from when you walked in the door & continued through the meal. The house beers were great. Start off with a flight so you can enjoy everything that is house brewed. It's hard not to order all the appetizers. The main course meals were well crafted & make sure to get the butter cream pie. Great service Arch & Barry.."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I've been meaning to dine here since a friend of mine and I stopped to have a root beer one afternoon. When I learned they earned one of the best new restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly, I made reservations. We sat in the patio, and it was delightful. We started with the ribs, and I could've had a dozen of those juicy gems all by myself. The beer, I had Saison, was excellent. I wish I could've had four more but unfortunately, I was driving. Next time! Dinner was just as savory. I had the Beef Clod and absolutely loved it. My family loved their dishes and beers as well. Another wonderful evening of great food and service at the Pearl, I highly recommend The Granary!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food, beer and knowledge of servers/bartenders all made this experience so enjoyable. The food was delicious. I'll definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The Granary has a great outdoor seating porch that is wonderful for our South Texas weather. The tables/benches are community style which allows for a group to gather with ease or an opportunity for a couple to mingle with their neighbors. The brew was excellent. We had the Brown Ale which was dark and full bodied. Very nice beer! Loved the menu choices, and our server was very helpful with recommendations."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I made a reservation to eat here on valentines; needless to say it was quite crowded, but we were seated within a couple of minutes. Our waiter Andrew was very nice, helpful, and attentive. The only thing I found odd was the communal seating that day; they told us that they were doing this to accommodate the many couples they were getting thing evening, but although I thought it would make for a more awkward dinner it happen to be very fun. Our neighbors ended up being very pleasant. funny dinner guests, and we enjoyed talking to one another the whole night. Now the food was really amazing it was pricey none the less but well worth the amount."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I will make sure I tell people there is no cue, we were expecting pool tables. And that you could be sitting right next to people you don't know at the same table. It was okay but unexpected. I think they were going for the European feel. But the food was well worth it. The waiter really knew his stuff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dining experience at the Granary. The food was delicious and unique. The service was over the top. When your food is presented to you, the servers thoroughly discuss the dish. The flavors and textures were off the charts, unique and interesting and delicious. I will be going back and will highly recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Great beer, friendly staff, and exceptional food. Great start to a Broadway show evening."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I love the Granary for special occassions: -its more expensive then I would normally pay going out to eat, but the food and drinks are a speciality unto themselves. You will not find rootbeer scallops anywhere else nor will you find waiters that are so knowledgable about their drink selection -the meat was phenomenal -wish there were more veggies on the plate -I like the sustainability aspect with a focus on more 'naturally' raised meat. It'd be great if it was locally sourced too (not sure if it is) -they accommodated my gluten-free needs, would've been nice if they had substituted a veggie for the grain items that I omitted at no cost"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had an amazing experience at The Granary. It came highly recommended by friends of ours so we decided to check it out. The whole ambience there is awesome - both exterior and interior. Adding to that was the absolutely delicious food we had. We started with the diver scallops which were divine. For our main course I chose the Lamp, my husband had the BBQ board and our guest got the Beef Clod. All were full of flavor and truly were some of the best food we have had in SA. We also had the very best waiter, Andrew. He was very knowledgeable about the food & wine pairings and his recommendations were spot on!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We took guests from out of town. The service was excellent. It was obvious these folks know food and carefully prepare everything on premise. While some plates were excellent and beautifully presented, others were disappointing. All in all it was interesting but if we go back it will be during their more traditional service during the day."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was my 4th time at The Granary and I have taken various guests there. We have never been disappointed. I took my adult children to several places when they were in from out of town, and this was their favorite."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "A wildly uneven experience! Started with good local beer. But the bar too small! My wife and I each had a small plate and large plate and we split a dessert.. My wife ordered the Smoked Beet Meringue (with goat cheese and a variety of beets) which was simply SPECTACULAR (one of the best and most innovative dishes EVER, including Alinea and such). I had the Smoked Duck which was overcooked, tough, and a flavor disappointment (and I love duck!) Main courses were Coq au Vin which had awesome flavor but was a rather small serving with only two smaller than golf ball chunks of chicken. The Pork Shank was more substantial but not as memorable. The chocolate ganache w/ pecans and butter ice cream was very good but rather small. Overall a mixed bag"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Everything was delicious, but... There were just a few minor execution flaws. for example both the duck and lamb dishes were slightly overlooked. Both were still delicious but we would have like to have had the less done. the risotto was devine and perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our server was incredible, he was very knowledgeable and had good recommendations. The beef clod was incredible as was the risotto. The beer flight was a nice arrangement. I travel for business quite often and it is always nice to find a great food in a nice atmosphere for a reasonable price. I would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Granary offers the best for all of the above! Great food, with a twist on the traditional BBQ dishes. Friendly service. Nice menu selection. We had a great time there, and other parties looked to be doing the same. Well done, Granary!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food is amazing, the environment is fun and the staff LOVES their work!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Wait staff is fabulous , waiter was also fabulous ! Very knowledgeable about the food and drink offerings ! Food was very good whole family experienced a great time . The setting in the old house and in the Pearl area is really great .Will be back for more in the future,"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "First and foremost the food is outstanding. In fact everything about this restaurant was outstanding, including the customers! We arrived 15 minutes early and where left out standing around waiting for three seats at any of the NINE empty places that remained empty for the 15 minutes we waited, and surprisingly where still empty an HOUR later when we had finished our dinners! The food is outstanding, the wait staff is VERY enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I believe our waiter knew the name of the cow that the milk came from that was used to make the cheese on our appetizer. I would however have gladly traded the two beautiful hostesses for one competent one."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The setting of the Granary is lovely. Pulled pork was excellent along with the chess pie. My husband was disappointed on the portion size of the clod. The meat was really tender with a good flavor - just not enough of it."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Every dinner we've had at the Granary has been fabulous. Attentive, friendly service. Innovative, unique menu. Fantastic execution and delicious plates. Even the one time that we had a dish we didn't enjoy (Smoked Lamb Leg), the response from the manager and servers was topnotch and everything was great."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "a cut above regular Texas bbq. They still had a few pastrami portions left from Pastrami Friday lunch, so our table shared as an appetizer.... unlike any I've ever had. Wonderful flavor, tender, and the homemade light rye was great. Other appetizers enjoyed at our table were the smoked squash and the grits fritters. Dinner plates ordered... the lamb curry was AMAZING; my husband did manage to share one bite with me! I had the beef clod, very tender, smoky, flavorful. Quinoa crisp was good flavor, but know it will sound like you are crunching on glass. So worth the distraction. Others had the shrimp and grits and barbecue board. All enjoyed. Dessert choice for all was the pecan glass with chocolate ganache. Black ale a can't miss."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We were in town for the San Antonio marathon and wanted to find a place that would accommodate our diverse party (French, Irish, Italian and five well-traveled Americans). The Granary was an unexpected surprise in many ways. The ambiance was upscale with a rustic vibe. Service staff was extraordinarily knowledgeable about both the preparation, sourcing and components of the dishes (my wife is gluten-free so this is a must). While it is small-plate focused, everyone left completely satisfied and my European friends were very impressed with both the quality of the food and the composition of the menu. The Pearl Brewery complex continues to be a developing highlight for the San Antonio area and is perfect for a night out. Great evening."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Sophisticated riffs on Tried and True Texas barbecue. The smoky aroma upon entering the place had me at hello."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Simple le the most desapointig experiance ever, I want to walk out the minute I walk in, cocktails are limited to beer or ice tee, reesling wine served hot, no soft drinks, the menu is four altenatives of pour and flavorless food if one can call that food al all. Stay away forma the coc au vin, boild chicken is and understatment, Lamb is even worst, find better food at burger king."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Great food. Small portions, even for a small-plates kinda place. The duck was excellent, as was the beer. Will be back to try lunch sometime soon."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Our group was surprised with the quality of the food. We expected "The usual San Antonio BBQ" and were amazed at the flavorful and fork tender BBQ we all had. BBQ lovers have to try this place! And the sides were great too!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "great atmosphere with knowledgable service. food was absolutely the great tasting and very flavorful"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "I liked several things about the Granary. Service is good, and it has a nice young crowd. It's located in the Pearl Brewery complex, which is a big plus. The beer and wine list had a number of good selections. I'm not a barbeque connoisseur, and maybe that's why I wasn't bowled over by the food, although the cheese plate appetizer was excellent. Some of the entrees are really small, big plate and not much food. When we asked if something else was coming, our server told us the chef likes to work with "negative space" on the plate, and that one remark kept us happy and laughing for the entire evening. All in all it's a trendy location and a good place for young people to get together, and you won't leave feeling stuffed."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Server was knowledgeable on the menu in all aspects, great delivery of the menu itself. Andrew really loves his job, and it shows. He took great pride in explaining the menu and wne pairings along with brew pairings. This pace was an 11 for me. Thus prices were not outrageous either."
    Dined on 9/14/2013