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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (69)
Good for a Date (61)
Creative Cuisine (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (57)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Romantic (52)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Worth the Drive (39)
Notable Wine List (37)
Business Meals (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Cozy (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Local Ingredients (19)
Authentic (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
People Watching (10)
Casual (9)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 13 hours ago

The flavors were beautiful. Lovely presentation. Truly a fine restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service is a hallmark of Bliss.
Wonderful flavor combinations.
A place to really enjoy company youre with and food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Exceptional, as usual. My favorite restaurant in San Antonio.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Disappointing. The whole experience felt rushed. The hyped oyster sliders were densely gooey and surprisingly short on flavor. The recommended "pork and beans" were boring. The scallops were very good, but that's a low degree-of-difficulty dish. The wine list has some very good options by the glass, and the atmosphere is buzzing, though a bit austere and cold. Two nights later, a similar outing to Supper yielded a vastly more enjoyable meal.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent. My wife and I both had the quail. The octopus is a must, very tender. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and charming. Overall great experience as usual.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Been eating all over the country and this was an outstanding restaurant. I highly recommend Bliss. Started with the oyster sliders as an appetizer—-amazing. I had the duck with foil gras, companions had quail and the other had scallops. We all were blown away by how good this restaurant is. Don’t forget the butter cake—OMG, even better than the description. This place is to die for! If you only have one meal to eat in San Antonio, go to Bliss.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Sam was a great waiter. My only complaint is that seating was not open until 5:30 . The establishment should push reservation times back. It was very awkward arriving at 5:15 and only having the option to wait. Not everyone drinks alcohol. All in all a great time had by my group.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 10, 2018

First time at Bliss and everything was excellent. Will definitely go again.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I brought some friends to celebrate their anniversary and was dissapointed that it was not acknowledged by the waiter nor management. The featured item was lobster and gnocchi which was cold and had to be sent back. The manager brought back fresh warm plates and it was quite tasty. The price point appeared to be on the high end for the amount of food you receive. We did enjoy a quiet evening if I interrupted conversation and did not feel pressured to eat and leave quickly. Dessert menu was fabulous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was amazing. The butter cake was outstanding. Jen ordered the duck. That plate had a lot going on. Everything was just amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Completely lives up to its name! Just a blissful experience. I love bringing newbies just to see the yummy joy on their face with their first bite. It's just really good food, starting with the bread and ending with dessert. Please don't deprive yourself of the pate appetizers. Literally melt in your mouth. We usually end up getting a second order, it's so good!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Perfection!!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, wish there was a full bar. Only beer and wine.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love it all the way ,Love it all the way ,Love it all the way ,Love it all the way ,Love it all the way ,

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service were great and would definitely come back since we were told the menu changes often to accommodate what is in season. Great spot for a special date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Cozy setting with excellent service. The wait staff know the menu well and the food is spectacular! The quail is the best so far, but the other meals I have had previously were incredibly good! Highly recommend for a nice meal with someone special. Priced higher than some other restaurants but worrh every penny given the excellent food and service experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Creative dishes all worked really well. Every component of each dish we had was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Service was also great. Wine list had many options of old world, food friendly bottles. We were very happy with the complete experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Most wonderful staff! Sam our waiter is the best!! He helped orchestrate my engagement proposal, I was completely surprised. Food was fabulous! You won't go wrong choosing Bliss.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been to Bliss several times and are never disappointed. The food was fabulous, wine great value and service perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The best meal I have had in San Antonio! Hamachi app fresh and vibrant and the Duck entree was one of the best Duck meals I have ever had! Very Impressive!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing service and food!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Highly recommend the charcuterie platter. Nice to be able to make meat and cheese selection based upon your personal taste.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Some of the best scallops I’ve ever had in my life. Everything is beautifully presented and absolutely decorous. With beautiful presentation, attentive wait staff, this is how fining should be. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a special meal in San Antonio!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The single best restaurant in San Antonio!!! Great food, good wine list, experienced servers. Love the oyster sliders and the snapper was OMG.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of the most enjoyable meals we’ve had ever! Perfect all the way around. Can’t wait to return :-)

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Sat outside with my with for her birthday. Perfect spot.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service to compliment a perfect meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Everything was wonderful except we felt a little rushed. While we were eating our starter, I saw a server walk by with our entrees. He sped by and later when we were finished with our starter and our meal was served it was obvious it had been under a warming lamp. The smeared sauces were a littydry on the edges.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had our best meal in San Antonio in this restaurant. if we'd gone there the first day, we would have gone again. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal atmosphere and service!! I will be recommending this restaurant to ALL my friends!!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Knowledgeable waiter, excellent food.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We always love dining at Bliss. The service, atmosphere and especially the food is outstanding!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food is just incredible ..... service amazing !!! We love
The branzino!!! Dessert menu is really interesting !!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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