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20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.2
442 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Bar Seating
  • Romantic
This urban wine inspired restaurant is located in the heart of San Antonio just 5 miles north of the River walk, and minutes south of the airport. Highway 29 that runs through Napa Valley inspired the restaurant’s name. The oversized patio with water fountain creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy wine and appetizers or a four-course dinner. The bar and lounge area offers a trendy, stylish, urban setting for serious wine drinkers to sit back and enjoy a “Road Trip”. All road trips arrive with “wine itineraries” (tasting notes) for the “traveler” to refer to as they are sipping each glass. We specialize in wine country cuisine. We have an eclectic menu & makes seasonal changes to showcase fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday: 3pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 3:00 - 12:00am Saturday: 11:00 - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 798-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jerry Toomey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jones Maltsberger
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Parking details
Free abundant parking available in the front and rear of restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 442 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

I found the wine list lacking. The by the glass listing was very short and also lacking. Prices were above the normal range, in my opinion.

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BP1234 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

I enjoyed the atmosphere & the setting. The hostess was very helpful & friendly. Our server Todd was not; I did not feel welcomed, I felt like we were bothering him with any requests. He did provide a good recommendation for wine, however I never said “yes” he just brought it out & he never checked back with us to see how we were enjoying our meal or the wine he recommended. When it was time to leave he provided a very small take out container which clearly could not hold all the food & when we asked for a second container he seemed annoyed. I do not even recall if he said “Thank You for coming” Because of the service I would NOT return or recommend “20nine wine bar “ However there was one server (he was not our server) with dreads who was cheerful & very nice. The food is overpriced & was “Ehhhh” nothing to brag about. So double “no”

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Enrique (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service, we were seated very quickly and accommodated at the bar while waiting. The food was great and wine was amazing our server Brooke was very knowledgeable with the food and wine choices, there was a slight mix up when the entree was brought out early. Brooke was able to correct the mix up and even gave us a complimentary glass of champagne. Although I was expecting a high price it was still a little pricy for a casual visit, special occasions are worth it. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for an upscale restaurant and wine bar!

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MonicaL (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It's the first time I went to this place and I was expecting more. The waiter made us wait a little bit more than expected, they only have one special menu for Valentine's day but I wanted to look more options from their regular menu. The person who served the food, different from our waiter was asking table by table if that was their food. The food felt grease at the end and honestly it was hard to digest the dinner that night. It was pricey for all these little details that in general made it a bad or really mediocre experience. For sure not visiting again soon.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This place was uncomfortably hot, for a night that was humid outside and this place had the heater on made for a very rushed dinner just to get out of there. Even our waitress said it was to hot. Not good for our first experience especially with what was suppose to be a high end meal.

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LisaL (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was OKAY, but definitely overpriced. Would not return

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mellowyellow83 (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Bf and I went here for Valentine's Day and I can't believe I've never visited before. Usually, I would go to Max's across the street for wine, but the selection at 20nine is just as diverse and I would say the price point is slightly better for wine. And I was blown away by their specialty V-Day menu. Not the most inventive but what I ate was so delicious I can't believe the chef hasn't received numerous accolades already. I had the caprese, the duck, and the tiramisu. Portion sizes were huge and no complaints about any of the dishes. I definitely plan on returning for happy hour or girl's night next go around.

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AlexW (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This spot has amazing food and a great ambiance. I love the music they have playing and all of the employees are friendly.

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Donf (London)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Hostess service was poor when arrive with reservation, then tried to seat us in a very crowded bar area. After we got past hostess, waiter and food was good. Very unorganized at hostess area.

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fishlover (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was large portions and heavy. The service was average although the wait staff was trying their best however they may need more training. The menu was pricy. I would stop in and visit the bar for a drink but as for dining I would go somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Good Wine Menu and great service! I liked the atmosphere and the dinner choices for New Years Eve was great.

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love538 (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was passable. Great selection of wines. The waiter was busy socializing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

First time out for dinner on Christmas Eve, and it was delicious. Loved everything from service, wine to the four different courses we had

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

I took a friend to Christmas dinner there. Very disappointed. It started with a waiter who didn’t have a very helpful attitude. He offered drinks to me but not my companion. We had to wait for him to return with my tea before she could order wine. Then she asked if he had any menu recommendations and he said no, that they had just opened. Not sure what that meant. The meals were decent but my filet was cold. And while Im good with beef cooked rare, waiter never asked my preference. Finally, the desserts were included in the fixed price xmas dinner. My friend is a chocolate fanatic but didn’t care for her chocolate cake. My apple tart was mostly tasteless puff pastry and very little apple. Im pretty sure that the desserts came from some commercial kitchen specializing in fancy looking but cheap tasting desserts.

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PGreen (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

We would not go there again for dinner. Especially an anniversary dinner. We would recommend happy hour or wine flights at the bar. The food was delicious. But there were bread plates but no bread was offered. We had to ask. And then it was like, “oh I could get you some bread. “ But then the bread was never ready until we were leaving and so she boxed it up for us to go. In the meantime she had picked up all our plates and utensils so there would have been nothing to eat it on anyway. We were seated very close to the bar. The wait staff and bartender slammed the empty wine bottles into the trash. Made us jump each time they did it. Overall our meal was delicious, the wine was superb. Just a little down on the Service. Has potential though for another try.

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Hubby and I are not really wine drinkers (we like Moscato because it's very sweet) but the menu looked very good and we do love good food! We were not disappointed!
Hubby had the filet and I had the duck two ways. Recommend both! Prices were very reasonable for the food. I believe the filet was $27 and the duck was around that as well. We did have a glass of wine each and had an awesome dessert - Habanero Cheesecake. Trust me, it was great!
They do have a nice wine list, so if you are into that, highly recommend as well. You can order by the glass, they have a sample menu or you can order by the bottle.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

We always enjoy 20nine, and enjoy sharing our find with friends when we have the chance.

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Greg (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Great spot for trying different wines and a romantic dinner.

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vipRYJSA (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

Great service and attention to details by Eduardo!!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

I took a friend out from her birthday. We started with a buttery scallop appetizer. I had the braised short ribs and they literally melted in my mouth. The waiter made a great recommendation for a wine that accommodated both of our tastes. Wonderful food, wine recommendations and pairings, and an overall enjoyable evening.

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