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Battalion

4.7
4.7
3136 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located at the "Gateway to Southtown," the Historic and Majestic Firehouse #7 is home to Battalion. After a nearly two year renovation, "The Rock" has been restored as the crown jewel of Southtown. Overlooking the spectacular downtown cityscape and the famous Tower of Americas, Battalion's contemporary design merges perfectly alongside the historic building's strong, yet weathered 1920's craftsmanship. Chef Davis has created an extensive menu of fresh pastas, char-grilled meats, stunning vegetable dishes and Italian classics. Complimenting the menu is a comprehensive wine list and a refreshingly original cocktail program.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 816-0088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Davis

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Caesar Chavez

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the lot next door (PAID LOT) Lavaca

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 3,136 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Italian

  • San Antonio

    Italian

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  1. VV

    VeronicaV

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonight we tried the Lasagna, Chicken Parmigan, meatballs and bread. Everything was delicious! Service was on point.
  2. D

    Dizzydining

    San Antonio

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall a B/B+ - for San Antonio Italian it’s pretty good and we’d come back if others in our group really wanted to, but not anything like what you’d get in NYC, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, etc. Appetizers OK, salads quite good, pastas -eh - we had three: Spinach Dumplings (taste good but dry), Strozzapretti with Mushroom sauce done very well, but Spaghetti alla Gricia, the simplest and should be easiest, had a poorly executed sauce not incorporating Pecorino to form a “cream.” Very small amount of some meat that should have been lardons or cubed guanciale, but I suspect pancetta was used - needed a lot more care and better technique. If you are expecting high quality Italian and are used to it, not really up to expectations. Exec chef needs some training.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been there many times and bring guests with us whenever we can. The service is always outstanding and the food is absolutely amazing!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time going, I have to say it was amazing. Our server was great. He knew that whole menu and gave the best recommendations. Definitely coming back. Food was so delicious.
  5. j

    julief

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Disappointed with the lamb chops but everything else was absolutely amazing!
  6. h

    hayoungman

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really love this place. Service is always impeccable, including great recommendations for wines that suit the meal. I love the concept of 'Italian tapas' because I can try so many different dishes without having to pick just one large dish. The food is always incredible; there is a lot of variety in the dishes (i.e. not just all pasta and red sauce) which I think is great. Portions are perfectly sized, and they have a tiramisu that is to die for. Highly recommend.
  7. F

    Frank

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was OK, but did not justify the high price. Pasta was very good. My herb-crusted lamb chops were very over cooked and tasted like Shake and Bake. Complimentary bread service would have been nice, given the high prices. Very unlikely that we will return.
  8. MV

    MVP1

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    f I could give a 0 I would. From the moment I walked in to the sever Nicole, disappointed from the start. The hostesses were rude and every server was so angry and rude. Sad thing is the food was fabulous. I would never come back because of the service. I made reservations in advance and planned a fun weekend with my sister and her friends. I had heard so many great things. Again the food was great but you need to do better in service. Great Chef! Hopefully the service can live up to the food.
  9. JR

    JohnR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, nice ambiance, music a little loud. Will go back. Good location, easy access, w parking.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quick walk from hemisfair park! Floor two views were my favorite. The restaurant is located in an old historic fire station, so it really has character! I loved it. Food and service were great I’m looking forward to trying every menu item!! Definitely try the meatball, it’s a fun square take on the Italian classic. Overall menu vibe is eccentric as well as classic Italian offerings. A unique must visit San Antonio spot.
  11. K

    Kandi

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is AMAZING, especially the chicken parm and the bread service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time! Food quality is always excellent. Every single dish we ordered was delicious. Wine was also spectacular. Can’t wait to go back.
  13. MM

    MaryM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Seated outside. Bees started swarming and stung child in our party. I understand this is a possibility, being outside. They did move us inside, but no concern for the child. An offer of an ice pack would have been nice, or even asking if she was ok
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Alyssa was wonderful! Thank you for making our birthday celebration special.
  15. R

    Roxanna

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal, the drinks, the service and the ambiance were all perfect! It’s a definite must if you want an intimate, delicious dinner!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    I went off of the good reviews however the food was not good! I’m so surprised by the reviews! Terrible! The spinach dumplings are not dumplings at all. They are very dry and were basically packed into an ice cube tray to get the shape. Blah. The pasta I could have made better myself at home. Bland!! No flavor at all. The lamb…sub par. Too pricey for what you are served. We were in from out of town and was hoping this would have been a good pick off of the beaten path. While the building was really neat, the food was a 2/10.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from the beginning to end was excellent. The food was fresh and very delicious. We ordered the bread with garlic oil, spaghetti, garganelli alla Norma, lemon cello, fh7 & tiramisu. It was plenty of food, didn’t walk out feeling I need to be rolled out. Def will be back.
  18. KL

    KevinL

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & attention from staff. Food was excellent!
  19. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was amazing. The sweet potatoes were really spicy though. Pastas and quail and bread and meatballs were to die for. The service wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good but that’s kind of have it’s been when I’ve ate here before so that part was kind of expected.
  20. DR

    DavidR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard about Battalion from a friend. Me and my wife moved down here from Chicago where we had a variety of great food options. But we were glad we can to Battalion, we loved the food it was delicious. And the restaurant was very trendy , and the service was amazing. We will definitely be back.
  21. CH

    ConnieH

    San Antonio

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our go to for wonderful food! Battalion is consistent with their food and drinks! Thank you, Chef and management for your hard work in making your restaurant inviting!
  22. KE

    KellyE

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the small plates at the Battalion. The lasagna was especially delicious. Very fun place to dine!!
  23. ME

    MelissaE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service outstanding. Would go back immediately
  24. ZH

    ZachH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect was delicious. From the drinks, to every course of dinner. Our waiter was super knowledgeable about the menu and what tasted the best with what. I'm still dreaming about the spinach dumplings.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came into town for my husbands birthday surprise!! This place was AMAZING, food and service was to die for!!! We will be back!! Highly highly recommend
  26. MG

    MonicaG

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. We really enjoyed ourselves. Definitely suggest the spinach dumplings & the tiramisu! They are a must!
  27. M

    Marc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was our second time here. First time was when the restaurant was new. We loved it then. This time was not as good. We had halibut and it was dry and smelled little bit! Loud also.
  28. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could give the service a 10 I would it was an absolutely wonderful time.
  29. BL

    BethL

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Bread was amazing, best bread I’ve ever had- the butter was delicious too. The server took a while to take our order. The pear salad was good but really hard to eat, but good! I had the spinach dumplings. They were ok, the sauce was great, but it needed more sauce. They were pretty dry. My husband got the eggplant and it was ok, and the sweet potatoes. They were SPICY. I wish they’d had a bigger menu. I give it a solid B. Cool building.
  30. SB

    SandraB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was so nice and inviting. Bravo on transforming the fire station into a wonderful dining experience. The pastas are delicious, each is unique and the entrées are tasty and generous. Our server was great and was knowledgeable on any question we asked. Will be going back again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Good but server not very good
  33. WN

    WilliamN

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Good wine list with affordable choices.
  34. ST

    SusieT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Place is nice, servers pleasant, food is bland and the traditional italian dishes were dry… had to order extra tomato sauce….
  35. S

    Sweetandsouth

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was okay at best. Was expecting more with the dishes. Food wasn’t hot and the drinks were not good. Won’t be going back. Would give it a 6/10
  36. SH

    SalH

    San Antonio

    196 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Much improved since last visit coming back to their essence
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Battalion always has amazing service & exceptional food. The dining experience is ideal for those that truly enjoy food. They allow you space to enjoy your food while still ensuring you have everything you need to do so.
  38. EN

    EdwardN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would say one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in quite awhile. Everything was fantastic, ambiance is great and service excellent. Would definitely recommend it for a date, business or causal evening. Certainly earned my business.
  39. R

    Rodeogrl

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very hip restaurant. Chic decor. unique building - used to be a firehouse. Food is delicious and different that what you might expect but divine. Drinks are unique and tasty as well. Upstairs is rather loud - had a really hard time hearing what our waiter was saying and he was right next to us (party of 2) - my only negative. Downstairs seemed to be a bit more quiet and better for conversation. Definitely a great place to check out if you have never been!
  40. h

    honeymooners

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really great food and drinks.

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You can order delivery directly from Battalion using the Order Online button. Battalion also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 816-0088.

Battalion is rated 4.7 stars by 3136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Battalion

604 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Caesar Chavez

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the lot next door (PAID LOT) Lavaca

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Davis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, View, Wine

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