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About Bliss Restaurant


Bliss is consistently among San Antonio’s best restaurants in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. Bliss is located just blocks away from downtown San Antonio in the burgeoning Southtown area. Our mission is to express excellence in the most inclusive, genuine and hospitable way. Bliss serves contemporary American cuisine. Our menu changes frequently with an emphasis on what is seasonal and creative over what is predictable and familiar. Our goal is to create a relaxed yet elegant dining experience in a genuine and comfortable environment.


926 S Presa Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Back patio is open for full service when weather pemits.

Cross Street:
S. Alamo

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 225-2547

Website:
http://www.foodisbliss.com/

Executive Chef:
Mark Bliss

Private Party Facilities:
Private room- Seats 30

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The following authorization statement formally confirms scheduled reservation for any party size at Bliss Restaurant. It allows Bliss Restaurant to collect $45 fee for every person in the party in the event of a late cancellation (24 hours) or no-show without a prior notice.

CHRISTMAS EVE
NEW YEAR'S EVE

New Year's Eve prefixed menu is $100 and includes amuse bouche and four courses with multiple choice

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Bliss Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (91)
Good for a Date (85)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
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Creative Cuisine (78)
Fit for Foodies (73)
Romantic (66)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Notable Wine List (44)
Worth the Drive (43)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Business Meals (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Local Ingredients (33)
Cozy (32)
Hot Spot (25)
Authentic (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Groups (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Healthy (14)
Fun (12)
Casual (10)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 20 hours ago

Food was unusual but excellent. A refreshing take on each entree. I haven’t ordered duck in years. Wonderful! The scallops are phenomenal. The snapper is next on my list. Ours is a family of sharers. Thank goodness! Don’t miss the pork belly and oyster sliders to start you off. We’ll be back soon.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This was my second time to your fine restaurant. Brought one of my executive managers back for your great food & overall restaurant experience. In my opinion, Bliss is the top restaurant experience in San Antonio. I think the best compliment I can pay your establishment is simply this: I live in Dallas, TX, we certainly have our share of world class restaurants, Javier's, Three Forks, Del Frisco's to name a few. Bliss is right up there with the best Dallas has to offer! I am a Foodie & I would argue with the best of food critics that a great restaurant is not 100% just the food, it's the atmosphere, great personal/detailed/vip service & throw people watching in as icing on the cake. Thanks for a great experience once again! I will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

We were staying at a local hotel & friends recommended Bliss. We were thrilled with the food particularly the octopus. The server Marcy is a pro and very attentive. Although we did not dine on the patio, it looks like a great area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

After all these years, Bliss is still hands-down my favorite restaurant in San Antonio!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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·Dined 7 days ago

Brought my husband for his birthday and he loved it. Our waiter was amazing and gave us the best recommendations champagne, appetizers, and our main course. I would highly recommend this place and look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We always go to Bliss whenever we are in town for the Breast Conference convention. I highly recommend going to Bliss before leaving San Antonio.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The name says it all. Truly blissful. One of San Antonio's best. Quail stuffed with spicy rice was a winner and fried oyster sliders to start, dynamite!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Best place in town. I have eaten at bliss several times and am never disappointed! Perfect dining experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Best for date night, special occasions

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had heard nothing but great things about Bliss, so I was very excited to get reservations for my birthday. The fried oysters on buttermilk biscuits were phenomenal. The Hamachi on Tostada were creative and took me back to our Hawaiian trip. The chicken pate was incredible. Our duck/foie gras made things complete. Thank you, Bliss, for making my birthday meal a meal I won't forget for a very long time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything we ordered was so delicious. It was a wonderful evening with family!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bliss had such great reviews, we decided to go for my wife's birthday. Other than the ease of parking, the experience was quite disappointing. We were seated quickly and in less than 3 minutes the waiter (adiamo, macht schnell, andele, I don't have time to waste) asked what do you want for the main course. No suggestions, no recommendations, no explanations of the menu. I wanted an appetizer but this request was ignored. I don't drink alcohol, so after my wife ordered a glass of wine I got water--I wasn't even asked if I would like something other than water to drink. As a vegetarian, I got the only entree available, the veggie enchiladas. About as good as a fast food restaurant. My wife's scallops were ok, all three of them. Well north of $100.00. Wouldn't go back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food actually exceeded our high expectations, and the service was excellent. Courses were timed well, and we never lacked for attention.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The manager and/or owner wasn't particularly friendly. Held the door to the restaurant for her and an acquaintance. Neither thanked me nor even acknowledged my presence. She stopped by the majority of tables afterwards, but not ours. I expect this from the average crass San Antonian, not the management or owners of a high caliber restaurant. Overall the food and ambience is incredible, however. The best restaurant in the city and I will be going back .

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and service were outstanding!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

We live in the neighborhood and were saving our first visit for a special occasion which was my wife's birthday. It is very noisy, much like Rosario's down the street which can make conversation difficult. The food had competing flavors, was quite rich with excess butter and the salads were drenched with dressing. Other than that it was great! I would recommend sitting on the back patio if possible which we didn't realize existed until we left.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. Great food and service. The only bad thing might be do.e of the surrounding neighborhoods you have to drive through to get to it.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Table service is very good. Floor manager could take a little more time when checking on a table instead of doing the equivalent of a drive-by.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had high expectations and was not let down. It is an experience we won’t forget. - Thank You

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent service , ambience , chef table is the best !! Dinner menu exceptional , highly recommended , the best restaurant in San Antonio

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Not fine dining but fresh and tasty food
Nice staff

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

No wonder this restaurant carries a 5.0 star rating in Open Table. Superior service, original menu changed daily, awesome presentation, all from a renowned, excellent chef.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous meal. Great service. Excellent food. Lovely atmosphere.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Not our first time here, but a place we visit whenever we can. Food is always imaginative and delicious.
Probably the best restaurant in San Antonio.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was delicious. We ordered the octopus appetizer and it’s the best octopus I’ve ever had. It disappeared way to quickly. For dinner i ordered the branzino and my husband had the scallops. Both we mouth watering.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We heard a lot of good things about this restaurant and decided to try it to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance was enjoyable, the service was excellent, and the food was outstanding. We ordered a bib salad and oyster sliders for appetizers, and red snapper and short ribs for our entrees. Our experience was very pleasing and we will definitely return in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

First time here and it was delicious! The oyster sliders were great and the service was excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We Came to bliss for my birthday; the food was off the chain. The Goat Cheesecake & the service was amazing. The ambience was perfect . We definitely will be back!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was my wife and I second opportunity to dine with Bliss and both times the meal and service was excellent. The price is what I would expect for a restaurant of this caliber. (Bliss might want to rethink their policy regarding a complimentary desert for special occasions. Just a suggestion.) Throughly enjoyed the evening and looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent choice for a date. Staff is perfect. Will not hesitate to go back

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

EXCELLENT SERVICE, EXCELLENT PRESENTATION, EXCELLENT PALATE
HAPPINESS AT BLISS

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Total Bliss. Food was amazing. Started with an amazing Charcuterie plate, iceberg wedge, and oyster sliders. Sliders were decadent!! My wife had the Short Ribs and I finished with the Red Snapper and Mushroom Risotto. Highly recommend this restaurant when visiting San Antonio. An amazing experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was surprised to be so disappointed in our meal. Snapper was overcooked, scallops were undercooked, salad dressing too vinegary and too much of it. Risotto was delicious, though. When paying top dollar I expected top notch food. It was not.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Birthday celebration was so wonderful!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had heard and read high compliments of Bliss, and we learned they were all deserved. They score high in creativity, attention to detail and great taste. The oysters on biscuit and marrow bones are exceptional. Staff were attentive. This is a place for a special meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Everything was amazing from appetizer to desert. A must try in SA!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was a wonderful and relaxing dinner. The waiter was very helpful and answered all our questions. I had the scallops and hubby had the short ribs, both were a hit. And the warm bread was absolutely yummy!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Beautifully presented, delicious meal. Oyster sliders were the best app I've had in years, and all entrees were excellent. I've come to expect this from Bliss, and once again they didn't disappoint. As for service, it too is outstanding. The woman who helped us that evening was very knowledgable about the menu and preparation. I'm horrible with names, but do remember that she is a recent transplant from Michigan. Great server!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wow!! The food was amazing!!! Great service and great ambience.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent in every category-food, service and ambiance.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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