Battalion

4.6
2454 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located at the "Gateway to Southtown," the Historic and Majestic Firehouse #7 is home to Restauranteur Andrew Goodman and Chef Stefan Bowers newest concept, 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 Bowers 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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Bird
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates are outstanding. You can’t miss with any primi or secondi.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid! Always a favorite... never disappoints! Food, service, ambiance on point!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We celebrated a birthday. I made a special request for champagne and dessert. Upon arrival and they forgot

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Autumn
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Batallion is our Go-to! If you haven’t been, you need to book a reservation!

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JoannaW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! This place never seems to let me down.

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RudyH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lights were to dim unable to see menu, needing to use my cell phone light. Music was extremely loud unable to clearly hear waitress and my gust setting next to me.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress named Analisia. The food is delicious. Will definitely visit again.

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Sheschue
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bourbon selection at the bar. Service was great. Menu was so so... appetizer menu could try to appeal to more it seems limited, if you like bread the bread is good. Butter leaf salad was good, the spinach manacotti not that Herat but steak had a great flavor

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michelep
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Birthday dinner with friends here. Always great drinks and food.

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CarlosD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gran lugar con buena comida y excelente servicio y atención

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ValerieQ
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent experience at battalion!
Our waiter, Jeremy, was positively fantastic! He was attentive, explained the menu well, gave us a history on the restaurant which was wonderful & he even shared with us other restaurants to try!
The food was phenomenal! The eggplant Parmesan did not disappoint and it was one of the best I have ever eaten!
The spinach dumplings were also very good though I don’t know if I would order that again as there are so many other choices to try at our next visit.
The tiramisu was decadent & Delicious!
The only thing that I was disappointed about was that the pour on the Chardonnay was about 4 ounces for $14.
I recognize that alcohol is the bread-and-butter of the restaurant but this was being very, very skimpy for a glass of wine. They are creative as they choose wine glasses that are very small and they are beautiful but… If you’re going to pour only 4 ounces than you need to reduce the charge to about seven or eight dollars and to me that would be fair.

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vipKCN78209
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Battalion!
Every dish was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service!

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keithf
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and good food. Music selection didn't fit mood of restaurant. Stay away from doors when weather is cold. Too much liquid smoke on charred green beans. Entrees were fantastic and server was outstanding, answering all questions about fire station's history. Will definitely return.

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vipCpmyr
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality, generous portions, good value.
Will be back!

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Tati
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food arrived shortly. Excellent service. Good wine list and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful!! Everything we had was amazing! The restaurant itself is gorgeous and has a wonderful ambiance.

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Rgmart
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Do not recommend octopus as portion was tiny. Steak was over seasoned and salty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Went here to celebrate a friend’s birthday and came away very disappointed. It’s very unfortunate especially when we don’t get out much these days.

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Chancentx
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Who charges an up charge for a prix fixe menu? Battalion does and was definitely NOT worth the up charge. Pasta is charged separately, nothing was remarkable about the food here.

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ElleW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place! The meatball appetizer is delish and chicken parm even better. Everything is fabulous. The ambiance is wonderful. Battalion is my happy place for Italian goodness.

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vipAudreeLee
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner on the patio. It was perfect - excellent food and service.

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vipvv421
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible

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AudreyD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Free Veterans appreciation dinner

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and the service is always GREAT!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience overall!

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RickB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appreciate the menu special for Veterans and Active Members of the military. Nice environment. Food wasn't as good expected for the normal posted prices. However, with the menu selection for the special event may have been the reasoning.

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vipAnnaS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and wonderful service! Also lovely wine selections

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KeithD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The music was too loud. All the concrete and metal don't help the noise level either.

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vipLindaSA
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It had been a year since I last dined at Battalion. Restaurant Week menu was excellent. Pasta was some of the best I've ever eaten, and the veal marsala was innovative, rich and delicious.
However, our table was so dark neither of us could read the lightly printed tiny font wine menu, and the waiter could supply neither candle nor flashlight.

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vipScottM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best dining experience of the year. Food was creative and delicious. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Battalion is San Antonio gem and a destination for both the casual and savvy diner alike.

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Sarah
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted right away and taken to our seats. The flow of ordering our drinks and food was smooth. The timeout for our drinks were slower but the way our food came out from appetizers, to our main course, to our desserts were perfect. Nothing was left to go.
Only wished that our server informed us that when ordering the ny strip no sides were provided that it it’s optional to order a side from the dinner menu
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vipAnonymous
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be my new favorite! We went for the Restaurant Menu and everything was delicious. We'll be back soon.

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JaryP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time to eat there. Great food and environment

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CR12
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance is great! The food was ok, we ordered the cache de peppe and it was lacking cheese and flavor. The noodle selection for that dish is not delicate and is more for a ragu style dish. The salad was great. The cocktails great. The focaccia was lacking flavor, but the butter served with it was great.

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auntlala
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and enjoyed wonderful service and delicious, well-prepared food. It was a lovely experience.

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ShawnaW
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We got there when it opened but it took them a very long time to get the food out. It was expensive and didn’t taste like something unique. The building is very interesting and that’s what attracted us to it initially.

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LauriD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I have always had amazing food here! It was very disappointing to spend over $100 for my teenage son and I (had the Culinaria menu)& have the food that was presented. Besides poor presentation, the steak was stringy and barely edible. The waitress kept trying to get the bill paid, but I was finished with my meal. I was so looking forward to a nice eve out which I haven’t had in many months. It was such a let down😐

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dinner
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant! The food was excellent and filling without being heavy. We were rambunctious but our server was awesome. Thank you so much!!

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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 4.6 stars by 2454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.