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Toscana Ristorante
Toscana Ristorante
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Toscana Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lemidirestaurant.com
  • Phone: (210) 858-7388
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Nicolas Lebas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Navarro
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available in the next block in front of the Palm Restaurant.
A word from Toscana Ristorante
Toscana Ristorante is the authentic Provencal dining experience in San Antonio, combining an elegant ambiance with a Retro bar to compliment the culinary artistry of Executive Chef Nicolas Lebas. Born in Lyon, the menu is his take on classic dishes from his home, made with fresh ingredients, often from local producers. The dining room is warm and romantic with dark woods, chocolate linens, original artwork, and tapestries. Offerings from the bar include a daily happy hour, unique specialty cocktails, and a selection of rare French cordials and aperitifs. All of this, and more, is brought to you by a friendly and professional staff. For group events, Toscana Ristorante offers a 20 seat private dining room, a buyout option, as well as other solutions to suit guest needs. For Majestic Theatre patrons, a Prix Fixe menu is available on show nights. Toscana Ristorante truly is the South of France in the Heart of Texas. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I love this restaurant and the food is outstanding. It has a good wine list. The service was really bad. It was only bad because they had one waiter and too many tables for one person to handle. We waited a long time for everything. I would not recommend it for someone who is working and has a set lunch time. I inquired if someone had not shown up and left the restaurant short handed but the waiter said "No.""
    Dined on 4/7/2011
  • "For our first time in this restaurant, my husband and I chose the pre-theater 3-course dinner menu. My husband really enjoyed the pork scallopini in lemon caper sauce. The herb vinaigrette on my house salad was very tasty but too salty. Unfortunately my flounder Amandine was overcooked. But the rice was divine and the vegetables utterly delicious. The Panna Cotta could have been better, but the sauce surrounding it was wonderful. However, the service was atrocious. The waiter was inattentive, distracted and mostly absent, although he could be seen rushing around the dining room for no discernible reason. There seemed to be plenty of other waitstaff and the restaurant was far from full. We'll go back, but will request a different waiter!"
    Dined on 4/2/2011
  • "We went to the restaurant prior to attending the symphony. I had been before, and that was the reason for our return. Being seated next to the window, we enjoyed both the food and the goings-on at the beginning of a Saturday night on Houston Street in San Antonio, TX. My wife enjoy the pre-fixe flounder, and I had the filet mignon... both done to perfection. Our waitress was a busy young lady, but was very attentive to our needs as well."
    Dined on 4/2/2011
  • "It was okay but for the price expected more from both the food and service. Our waiter spent more time talking to the door girl then assisting us I had to poor our own wine and again for the price would expect that to be done by our server. I do think we lucked out due to our service had been spilling drinks on his other tables. This was our anniversary dinner and the waiter new it but still did not make an effort make it a memorable experience. We will jot be going back"
    Dined on 4/1/2011
  • "Arrived at 6 pm. Service slow. Waiter took our order around 6:20 pm. Had a glass of wine and a salad. 7:15 pm left for a show at the majestic and our food had still not been served. Several other tables were leaving without beening served. Service staff nice, but I blame the kitchen staff. They may had been short staffed. I might try Le Midi again, but I will not recommend it to friends until I try it again."
    Dined on 3/31/2011
  • "Perfect south of France style bistro in downtown San Antonio. Right across from Majestic Theatre. Highly recommended. Great wine list, classic dishes. Steak and frites excellent, fruits de mer outstanding, as was the coq a vin."
    Dined on 3/27/2011
  • "Best veal dish I've had. Waiter Jose (Jorge) was attentive and recommended a perfect wine to complement the meal. My wife equally enjoyed her crabcakes, and we split an apple dessert. Only nit was that we couldnt' get decaf cappucino. Five minutes after I asked for the check, we were on our way the few hundred feet to Majestic theater."
    Dined on 3/26/2011
  • "Perhaps I expected too much of Le Midi, but I was disappointed in the lackluster food and ambiance. I ordered steak frites which is a simple bistro fare, but returned the first order because the steak was well-done and I asked for medium rare. I had hopes we finally had a great downtown restaurant, but I don't think Le Midi fills that description. I should add however that the restaurant staff was very courteous and accommodating."
    Dined on 3/25/2011
  • "Was there on a friday evening 7:45/p 90% occupied. By 8:15/p the place was virtually empty. Not a late night dining place I guess. Ordered a caesar salad and a crisp crust skin salmon in a red wine butter reduction. Caesar could have used more garlic but that may be more a personnal preference. Vegetables on the plate were three pieces 1/4"x2" tornado cut zucchini with a herbed rice. I did not taste any herbs....just rice. Salmon was cooked perfectly but the sauce was absolutely tasteless. Big disappointment. Talked to manager who "informed the chef".....That was the end of that."
    Dined on 3/24/2011
  • "The food was good but the portions were small. If you have a big appetite then I grantee that you'll be making a What-A-Burger run later."
    Dined on 3/24/2011
  • "Located just a half block from the Majestic Theater it is a great find for pre-show dining. They even have a prix fixe menu for theater goers. There were six in our party and we had an assortment of soups and salads for the appetizer. They were excellent. My wife and I both had the flounder and it was very good. Unfortunately the service was a little slow (especially when we first arrived. We did have reservations) and therefore we had to skip dessert. And that was allowing 90 minutes!"
    Dined on 3/24/2011
  • "Great meal, great ambience, great service. What more can a person ask for when dining out? I was with my husband and we were going to the Majestic so I didn't want to eat so much that I would feel like sleeping. I had the Fruits de Mer and it was delicious. Good selection of wines that were affordable. Service was good and it was possible to carry on a conversation without screaming. I'll be back."
    Dined on 3/24/2011
  • "I know good french food, and this restaurant meets all expectations. You will not be disappointed. It is something different in San Antonio"
    Dined on 3/19/2011
  • "The food was excellent and would definitely come again for a special occasion. I had the seafood (pan fried flounder with almond cream sauce) and my wife ordered the pork dish (most tender, succulent split pork chop ever tasted). The wine was great and the service as well. They also have a decent price fixe menu that offered a good selection of starters and entrees."
    Dined on 3/19/2011
  • "Very good, perfectly cooked food. The pate appetizer is a steal at $6. The crispy polenta is also superb. The pork chops are the juiciest I have ever had. Divine! And the crispy skin salmon was also perfectly cooked. Prices are very reasonable for the food quality. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/18/2011
  • "We had a very enjoyable evening.Food was outstanding and we intend to return."
    Dined on 3/5/2011
  • "I've had my share of bad experieces before in terms of dining, however, this one was the absolute worst. I knew it was going to be a bad night when my wife was still waiting to be greeted even after I valeted the car. We had reservations setup, but didn't get seated until 30 minutes after regardless of the fact that there was open seating all the way around. The menu...not even what was advertised on-line outside of maybe the appetizers. Music, as advertised for Saturday night...nothing but radio music... The food received was horrible (Veal tasted like Salt,Salmon was bland) and the workstaff there was non-existent. Would not recommend whatsoever...sad excuse for a restaurant"
    Dined on 3/5/2011
  • "At first, I was somewhat disappointed that the menu was different than what I viewed online. I was expecting a more open menu with a larger french-based cuisine. But I didn't limit myself and I am glad I didn't. The soup I ordered to start was an asparagus and cream and it was simply light and refreshing. We ordered escargots and they were sinfully buttery. We dipped our french bread, laced with black olives, into the buttery leftovers for an irrestible taste. My entree was a traditional Coq Cu Vin, I hope I am spelling this right, the hen was simple succulent. The wine sauce was fruity with no hint of a wine aftertaste. Mushrooms were awesome. The asparagus was tend yet firm. The mashed potatoes were airy and buttery.Not nuff room 2 finish"
    Dined on 3/4/2011
  • "Great option for dinner before a show at the Majestic. Great pre-theater 3 course meal at decent price. Food was well prepared and delicious. Great portion size so I was satisfied but not too much. Definitely recommend to others and will go again. Get a reservation, but they were squeezing people in at the bar as well."
    Dined on 3/4/2011
  • "Unfortunately, this restaurant serves ridiculously small, overpriced portions, probably because it is a 'French' restaurant. If the food were world class, I could understand the pretentiousness of the menu, but the food is simply decent and, for the price charged, should at least fill the stomach of one person adequately. Thank goodness they served bread. And, I am not a buffet, all you can eat, kind of diner. Simply put, for the food given, the pricing is outlandish. I suspect the plan is to hit the tourists, most of whom will only be passing through."
    Dined on 2/24/2011
  • "Great food. Slower service than you would expect for opening night at the theatre. I only saw two waiters plus the manager attempting to cover all tables. First time in years I haven't tipped 20% or more. Music being played was very odd for a French restaurant, mostly hispanic. Like being at a Mexican restaurant and having to listen to punk rock. Overall, the chef/kitchen staff overcame the shortcomings in the front of the house."
    Dined on 2/16/2011
  • "My wife and I came to Le Midi for our Valentine's day dinner, the staff was wonderful, the food was amazing! Le Midi offered an incredibly romantic atmosphere!"
    Dined on 2/14/2011
  • "Welcoming was fine and cortious. The place lacks decoration. The prices are too high for what you get. Service was amatourish and at times took too long. There was confusion in our order. You do not expect to encounter such lack of concept in a restaurant that markets it self as high end. definitely not a place to go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2011
  • "Our maitre d' was personable and she was on point all evening. We requested chopsticks at the table (since my wife and I got engaged in Beijing). They were there and so was a great ambience. I had a dry Bordeaux to start with and the escargots; then New Zealand lamb chops for the main. They were succulent and prepared perfectly as I had asked; medium rare. The apple tart for dessert was delicate and smartly presented with just a dollop of ice cream. Service was a bit slow initially (more bread!) but then picked up throughout the meal. A proper French dining experience should keep you looking forward to every course and keep you talking about it a for a long while afterwards. My wife and I are still talking about it. :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2011
  • "Once again an excellent experience. One misfire on a first course item that was quickly remedied with a substitute. All the rest was excellent. Truly a place to return to as often as you wish to dine downtown."
    Dined on 2/14/2011
  • "Every year when my husband and I go to San Antonio for a conference, we try to hit up foodie-type (as opposed to chain or touristy) restaurants for dinner. Of the three we tried recently (all of which we'd go back to), this was our favorite. Every dish was spot on, while at the other places some dishes lacked seasoning or were a little off on technique. The ambiance was very nice, but above all, we'll be back again for the food."
    Dined on 2/12/2011
  • "WARNING - chef and management change. Nicolas Lebas is no longer with the restaurant.... what a loss for San Antonio. We enjoyed his food immensely on several occasions. All I can say is the new team has their work cut out, valentine's dinner was a little too much to handle."
    Dined on 2/12/2011
  • "This used to be a good restaurant. However, they have changed chefs, and the waitstaff have all turned over. Our waitress said things like "can I grab that out of your way?" The service was quite unpolished and the staff were not knowledgeable about the menu. The food was still okay, but had gone way downhill since I ate there last fall. I probably won't go back."
    Dined on 2/12/2011
  • "This was a wonderful first time dinner with great menu selections at an affordable price. The management is very customer friendly and always meets with guests throughout their meal to ensure complete satisfaction. Would love to come again and highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/11/2011
  • "The new chef brings a new menu and prices are generally down for some of the best food in San Antonio. The crab cakes are among the best on earth. The pate is solid. The coq au vin and lamb shanks are superb. The "Valentines" strawberry panna cotta was very good. A nice dinner before the Symphony."
    Dined on 2/11/2011
  • "It's fun to sit by the window and watch tourists walk by as we sip our wine and enjoy the meal. It's only half a block to the Majestic theater, so leisurely and affordable dining before the San Antonio Symphony performance."
    Dined on 1/28/2011
  • "Another very nice meal at Le Midi. The beef tartare and onion soup were both outstanding. The coq au vin is a reliably divine. The duck cassoulet was very good. The truffle ice cream with candied bacon was an interesting and satisfying conclusion to the meal. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/28/2011
  • "We had a lovely evening, great food, service and ambiance."
    Dined on 1/18/2011
  • "The cocktails were amazing! The mixologist emphasized sense of smell in his concoctions which made his drinks an experience (that's a good thing). The food was cooked to perfection with exquisite presentation, and phenomenal flavor! I highly recommend this romantic, elegant restaurant for you and that special person."
    Dined on 12/31/2010
  • "We had a great experience on New Years Eve. Manager & wait staff went out of their way to make it a nice night."
    Dined on 12/31/2010
  • "I had the black cod with cherry tomato relish and a black olive tapenade. This dish makes you feel like you are in Provence -- it couldn't be more appropriate for a restaurant named Le Midi. My wife had the quail special. It consisted of three half quails resting on a bed of carrot puree and covered by arugula. It was dressed with a brown sauce that had a bit of an ancho chile flavor. She rates it as "excellent.""
    Dined on 12/30/2010
  • "Christmas day was not the best time to try this restaurant. There was a very abbreviated menue and we would have preferred other choices."
    Dined on 12/25/2010
  • "The food was good, the restaurant was nice but does face two busy streets. Close to theaters and offers a prefix menu which was not evident until we looked in the very back of the menu. Waitress did not tell us about the prefix menu."
    Dined on 12/19/2010
  • "What a wonderful meal...the food was superb with a symphony of flavors in each bite. This is a special place that will become one of our downtown favorites."
    Dined on 12/18/2010
  • "This was my second visit and it equalled the first,which was outstanding. Great food,service and location(away from the Riverwalk,but close enough to walk down if you wish). The escargot was the best I've ever had and the fish entree was wonderful. my table mate (who is French) had a rabbit dish that she indicated was not prepared exactly as in France,but was equally good."
    Dined on 12/11/2010