Grayze

4.2
483 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Grayze is San Antonio’s newest neighborhood, hospitality driven restaurant and bar, featuring a chef driven menu of recognizable & approachable favorites, seasonal cocktails, and eclectic wines and beers. Centrally located in Government Hill on East Grayson Street and minutes from downtown and the Pearl Brewery, Grayze strives to provide exceptional fare and friendly service in a casual and inviting atmosphere.
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TM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Our first visit.
Won’t be returning unless it’s to try something other than the salads the whole party of 4 tried.
Not much flavor to any of them. The chicken salad had a consistency of oatmeal. Very weird.
Staff was friendly and all but that’s not why we came.

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TH
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, friendly/attentive staff and amazing food choices with excellent flavor!!! A definite return visit is in order

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SS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and menu choices. I’ve been there before and enjoyed my meal. All our food was way too salty this time around. I are half my plate and my friend only had a few bites. Please tell the chef that excessive salt is not a good thing.

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BC
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice place, a little loud, ok A LOT LOUD, but all in all a good experience.

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing until desert let the lemon ice box thaw out a little more

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the visit to Grayze. The food was good and the service too. We would go back.

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AE
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We walked out. The place has a genuine D-bag feel to it. Don’t bother with any place on Grayson that’s east of broadway. They’re all overrun with shallow hipsters who recently escaped Austin.

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service

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AM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love love love coming to this place. Love the hours, love the service, and most of all the food keeps me coming back. We ordered the yellow candied beet and goat cheese salad. Sounds simple but it was literally plate lick-worthy. A it big but nice for 2 people to share as an app or to add a protein to it for an entrée. I really do appreciate the gluten free breads that they offer in house to be able to order things like eggs benedict or sandwiches. It is not a dry-styrofoamy bread like Udi's and it made the avocado
hollandaise great to dip into. The Scotch boozy breakfast drink "Archibald" didn't have much of a presentation nor taste but the Hendricks mule-jito and the Aperol cocktail made up for it with color and taste 10-fold. Keep up the taste-bud creativity!

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L
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch selections! Prepared really well and great flavor. Nice and cool atmosphere to enjoy. Definitely will go back for more drinks and food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative casual dining menu. Lots it different burgers and sandwiches and limited but varied dinner entrees and salads. They do their own smoking of meats. Would definitely return.

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JM
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We went to Grayze for the Culinaria SA Tasty Tuesday program. The waiter did not know anything about it. After he left to check on it he came back told us the menu and it was not really something that interested us. We ordered an antipasto/charcuterie plate and two salads. They brought out the antipasto and then 5 minutes later the salads. One of my pet peeves.

The restaurant was loud so loud that we could not hear our waiter with asking him to repeat and I could not carry on a conversation with my wife.

The food was good but I think we just had a dud for a waiter. I would not return.

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JR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is great BUT too many flies and AC/climate is inconsistent...will hope for better and give it another chance, want to try the dinner menu, brunch only on Sunday’s got past me on Fathers Day

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LJ
San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Father’s Day brunch at Grayze. We started with delicious cocktails. Then we had beet salad, which was unique and good, along with sweet potato fries and biscuits and sausage. Then we had entrees, including sausage hash, chicken and waffles, and a type of eggs Benedict. All were good. Thank you.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Awesome spot! We really enjoyed our Brunch. Just a warning, we had to move from the outside back patio to inside due to the bugs. We both got a ton of bug bites within the first few minutes of sitting down outside. Other than that, things were great. I'd definitely go back if I was in town again.

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SF
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server (Stayton) was awesome. His enthusiasm and energy showed how much he loved the cuisine. The food was a LOT and yummy.

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Grayze. We were there for my mom's birthday, table of six. The waitress was helpful , telling us about menu items. The food was wonderful. Perfect service. Will definitely be back.

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A
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The eclectic Saturday brunch menu is intriguing. I wish they had a sampler plate because of the assortment of entrees. I had the Elvis Banana Bread. It was an explosion of flavor. My son and husband had the fries with green Chile sauce which had carnitas and the red sauce with smoked brisket. The coffee is strong - too be expected at a brunch that has a full bar at 9:00 AM. The coffee was very good with a distinctive bold flavor.

The negative of the restaurant is there were lots of fruit flies and mosquitos (atypical of what you see in a restaurant) in the restrooms. Glad I’d already eaten because it is a turn off.

Otherwise, cool place with very good food.

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CF
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A little warm Sunday afternoon. Not sure if air was on. Food was good. Waiter was busy, would come again in the evening and try the outside area.

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was amazing! Drinks were on point. Employees were attentive and friendly. They need to figure out a way to cool the building down. I know the kitchen is connected but there was no airflow and I was sweating as I ate.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Bar tender was rude to our entire party
French toast was mediocre
Half of the group got sick after
Hostess and server were very nice

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MR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good. Service was slow. Very loud inside the restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fab!!! The AC is not cooling the place. Unfortunately, we had a.very loud, obnoxious table of 6 close by that caused us to yell across the table to whole evening. Service was A plus! Owner came by, apologized for the load group, comped our apps. Very nice gesture!!!!

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V
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and creative. It was so hard to pick what to eat, everything on the menu was tempting. The drinks were refreshing and strong. The Hendricks mule-jito and the Paddington were delicious.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Disappointing. Lots of gnats and flies pestering us at our table inside. Over cooked burger. My wife’s salad looked awful and she decided not to eat much of it. Waste of an opportunity for a nice meal with my wife.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service from Archie! We’ll definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The Bartender was rude, the service was so slow, it was too loud and it took forever to get our food. The food was good, but some of the descriptions on the menu were off from what we got.

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s
Orlando
55 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I really wanted to give this restaurant overall 4 stars, and honestly, the food deserves it. My beet salad was perfectly composed and delicious, my double-decker lamb burger the same. And I would have like to linger for a coffee and one of the interesting homemade desserts. BUT.... I was sitting inside and the music was just deafening, even after I asked repeatedly for it to be turned down. Just as well I was dining alone because I would have had to shout across my little table to make myself heard to any dining companion. And the music selection wasn't bad, exactly, but if I wanted to listen to top volume technopop, I'd go to a disco, not a dinner restaurant. Were mthey trying to make the music heard outdoors? I checked the out door seating area., and it was pleasant enough if you like dining al fresco, but the music was all but inaudible. I cannot fathom why a restaurant that takes such care with its fresh, artisanal food would opt for an audio ambience that's downright tacky, but so it is. If loud music doesn't bother your appetite, go ahead and enjoy.

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k
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Will be back again

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CV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

By far the most overrated restaurant in the area. I bought “frittes” which were expensive so I thought they were going to be the best fries ever.... I was wrong I’m not exaggerating when I say they were the worst fries I’ve ever had. Don’t waste your money.

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HH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere is really cute. I didn’t favor the food too much though. I had a few different appetizers off of their happy hour menu and a cauliflower salad with pork belly.

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F
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this gem of a restaurant! the menu is perfect for my foodie family. something for everyone!

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GB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food in a fun location east of the Pearl. Perfect for a casual time with friends. Dog friendly patio area!

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Unfortunately the air was either not working or the airflow inside is extremely poor. Too warm to stay and enjoy dinner.

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Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good (but not great)...some things quite salty. Fries were delicious. Margarita was spot on. Mac and cheese with pork had way too much going on for a single dish. House-smoked pastrami excellent. Homemade ice cream delicious. Pickled vegetables tasty. Kewpie sauce not an asset to menu. In fact, yuck!

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MF
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the menu; inventive and yummy. "The Bird" was spectacular, as were the appetizers and the other offerings. Great beer list as well. Service was attentive yet unobtusive, and we really enjoyed celebrating there. Will definitely return!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Awesome ambience

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

What a disappointment. My family and I traveled to Texas and while looking for a place to eat before the Spurs game found Graze on OpenTable. We arrived looking for a nice place with a good lunch menu. upon being seated at 2:30 we were given Brunch menu's. Upon asking for a standard lunch menu we were told "No, Lunch is at 3" and were left to make our selections. Now all we wanted were a few burgers and maybe a chicken sandwich. Each of us was forced into ordering what we didn't want, and shockingly, being dissapointed and hating it. The punch line, our food wasn't delivedred to the table till well after 3. We were told "they had a big order that backed things up", so there hard and fast rule was foolish and unnecessary, and in the end turned this family off horribly. Though were in town for another week, we wont be back, and suggest to you all looking elsewhere.

Grayze
Responded on April 23, 2019

It says you visited us on Saturday but we offer our cheeseburger official, a pork belly burger, and our queso classico. The "hard and fast rule" of not serving a menu we haven't prepped is for that reason. Some things just aren't ready. I can't imagine anyone telling you that you couldn't have a burger because we literally offer them anytime we are open. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us and for whatever miscommunication about when dinner started.

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RY
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great and our waiter was good, however the hosts are the reason I knocked down the rating. When we got there it was early Friday evening and no indoor tables were seated at. 20 minutes after we were seated, another pair was seated literately at the table right next to ours. There are 20 tables inside, they couldn't at least put a table between us? That other pair was extremely loud. We ended up moving outdoors, but it was quite the poor planning.

On a positive note, we went here because someone raved about the food. I would agree it was pretty good and we are interested in going back, especially as we learned the the backyard patio is dog friendly. Lastly, the cocktails were quite appealing and the wine list- while we didn't drink them, it looked good enough for us to return soon.

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ST
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This a quaint place in a quiet neighborhood. The portions were hearty and service fun (quirky waiter). It has an indoor and outdoor part, and both have plenty of room. We sat inside, because weather was coming in, but when it did, people still sat outside, because the patio is covered. We had brunch here, because it made a Top 10 brunch list I read, but it looks like a place we'd come at night, too. Street parking is fine, and the location is near downtown. Thumbs up.

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