Excellent food and great service. Not cheap but the lovely restored fire station and atmosphere made it worth it.
Dining at Battalion was a very cool experience. We enjoying the unique atmosphere and the architecture of this renovated firehouse turned restaurant. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable, and our food was delicious. A def must do while in San Antonio!
It was difficult to hear the waiter explain the menu because the noise was so loud. Was not aware that it was a family style servings so was not prepared. Would have preferred to order my own food then to order different ones and share.
Setting was wonderful. Old firehouse towards the south end of downtown San Antonio. Service was exceptional, but was upstaged by the food. Everything is done family style, but the portions are small enough to enjoy several items. The Pastas definitely stand out, but leave room for at least one main course, as they are exceptional as well. We enjoyed the Lamb Chops. Specially crafted cocktails were great as well. An amazing new find in San Antonio. Very much worthy of a quick return trip!
Overall neat building. Food was average with smaller portions. Wine selection was good. Good experience overall (not great) but probably not somewhere I’d come back to.
Fantastic experience, great food and outstanding service.
This is one of the best Italian food that I’ve ever tasted. I like the spicy goat ragu pasta, tiramisu cake, spinach artichoke dip, and the A side cocktail. My date liked the T-bone steak. Overall, it is an awesome experience though a little pricey. Recommended for special occasions or a fancy date night
The food was superb and our waiter was very knowledgable of all the dishes on the menu.
Absolutely awesome restaurant. We were in town from the Midwest for work and found this place. The meatballs paired with any pasta dish is exceptional!! Our waitress was amazing and very knowledgeable about her restaurant! Highly recommend this place.
We ate there once before and it was pretty good. This time the food was below satisfactory and food was cold and Brussels Sprouts were very undercooked. Very very disappointed, we will never go back nor will we recommend!
Absolutely love this place. The food and service are amazing. New change I didn’t like was that the parking which was always free is now $10 to park. Since Battalion doesn’t have their own parking there was free parking right next to the restaurant. Unfortunately this is not true anymore. It would be great to see the restaurant do something about this.
Unfortunately I didn’t know they only serve Brunch at 2:00 pm on a Sunday. We made reservations in Mother’s Day to have lunch in a Italian Restaurant and I only found pancakes and eggs in the menu. Very disappointed!
First time at their brunch. Everything exceeded expectations. i wish they had more pasta on their brunch menu because that's their best dishes on their menu. Everything is delicious though.
Outstanding service on Mother’s Day by Jeremy
Definitely for the younger crowd! A twist on Italian food, really different. Great waiter, Christian!! Ask for him. Dining room was Very loud and has low lighting.
We sampled a little of it all. The spicy Calabrian pesto served with fresh ciabatta bread, it was ok, mostly tasted the peppers in it not the eggplant etc. Shared the spring panzanella salad, it was ok, our drinks were powerful, The A Side, and the FH7; shrimp crab diavolo was very good with four large shrimp and enjoyed dipping bread in the rich sauce! The tomato lasagna was nice and not heavy tasting; milk braised pork, very tender but way too salty as it also had prosciutto in the sauce; orecchiette, Again way way too salty as it had anchovy in it. And Christian told us that it had anchovy even though the menu didn’t. Cherry Italian soda was nice and the large portion of tiramisu, all I could taste was chocolate nothing more, so my husband ate the whole thing minus the one tiny bite.
Website says free parking but it isn't free. Only $10 but seems like they would update their website
Table wasn't ready at reservation time
Entrees were served separate
Lasagna was ice cold
Had to ask for 2nd drink 3 times and it was 1/4 foam when brought to the table
the food was mediocre but the service was excellent.
would skip this place is the future.
Great atmosphere when you’re looking for nice food and drinks but you still want to be loud with your party. Excellent and attentive service
Food was great, but very loud. Will be back again.
It took a gin martini to overcome the noise level!!!!!
and the only available $10 public parking. Really no break on your meal tab when you aren’t providing parking?
The food was only so-so. My grilled octopus appetizer was cold but the Spring panzella salad was delicious. My husband’s grilled trout was only mediocre. The grapefruit tart and coffee were excellent. This was our second visit. Too many other better restaurants in SA for us to come back
Great restaurant for a gathering of friends/family or for an intimate dinner. Food was delicious and service prompt. A bit cold in the restaurant is the only negative. Highly recommended.
I always research before I go out, so I knew what to expect. My boyfriend not so much, so he was very pleasantly surprised. Our server was very knowledgeable and the food was perfect! Everything is meant to share for two. We ordered one thing from each category and it was the perfect amount for us with a little left to take:) we also ordered a bottle of wine and dessert and our bill was about $130. Definitely a great value! I was told the noise level can get up there because of the way the building is, but it wasn’t too bad for us. We sat upstairs. Loved it and will definitely be back soon!
The food quality is excellent, and the meatballs are to die for! I would definitely recommend dining upstairs simply due to the noise level. Service was excellent (Maurice)!
from start to finish the food was excellent especially the Octopus 🐙 appetizer 😋. Our experience was enhanced by our GREAT & FRIENDLY server, Michael. He made sure we had everything we needed and kept the wine flowing!! This restaurant is an absolute gold mine!!
Great food; however, the service is very slow and the place is too noisy
The atmosphere is trendy, and the food and service is excellent. I also liked that they had small plates that were inexpensive so I could try several different things. Very good experience.
Great food, and service. Music was a little loud, and seats were slightly uncomfortable, but overall a very enjoyable experience.
It was extremely loud. The lamb was well over cooked.
But if you really want to talk and enjoy your dining companions, plan to sit outside. It is VERY noisy inside. Otherwise, a great experience.
Brunch was excellent!
Food was excellent but two item we ordered were out and we had to chose another item.
The noise level was extremely high but it was a Saturday night.
Our waiter was snobby and distant.
Great place but make sure you have more than an hour. Wish parking was validated.
Early Mother’s Day dinner
Pretty good food, really nice service and experience, and at a good location, only bad thing is parking but you take that into account when you go out into downtown. Loved the restaurant!
Had a very enjoyable experience - service was spot on and food was excellent. Another delight was the fact they had two of my favorite Italian wine varietals which are Falanghina and Aglianico on their wine list. Ordered bottle of each for the table which our guests thoroughly enjoyed and had never before experienced. Plan on returning soon.
It was my first time visiting Battalion but won’t be the last. I loved the shareable plates which give everyone an opportunity to have an incredible and expansive dining experience. The food was amazing from appetizer to the main course. We did not have room for dessert, but did enjoy Battalion’s house limoncello after dinner.
The service was friendly and efficient. This is a ‘must dine’ on your list!
What an experience! From entry to exit our time at Battalion was excellent!!! Highly recommended!!
Inspired menu. Cauliflower was delist. Great sharing opportunities. Server was nice and knowledgeable
Great food and service