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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

Good for a Date (83)
Creative Cuisine (77)
Special Occasion (77)
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Fit for Foodies (60)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Romantic (57)
Notable Wine List (48)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Worth the Drive (42)
Cozy (35)
Hot Spot (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Business Meals (29)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Local Ingredients (21)
Authentic (20)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
People Watching (12)
Seasonal (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (7)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, service and ambiance. Menu changes daily.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Incredible experience! Everything we ate was stellar but the standouts were the fried oyster sliders, their take on a wedge salad, and the Cajun spiced quail stuffed with dirty rice. Would return in a heartbeat if we didn’t live in Kansas City!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food & service for our group of 10 celebrating a birthday

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

A fantastic restaurant! We will definitely be eating there again.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

I was attending a conference and dined at several restaurants along the River Walk over those four days. The food, service and value varied dramatically, with two spots making it on my "never again" list. Thankfully just a few miles down the road we found Bliss! The food was exceptional. (The best scallops I've had in years.) The ambiance and service also spot-on. And plenty of free parking building-adjacent?! Too good to be true. Ive got another conference in SA in May. We'll be back to Bliss... probably twice!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, great food.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

It was an amazing experience me and my wife had for a very overdue date night. The staff was very friendly and professional. And the food....OH MY GOD SOOOO GOOD!!! Bliss will definitely be our date night spot.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

Good restaurant. Safe and ample parking. Very nice hostesses. I was there for Valentine's day so the place was packed and thus noisy. The kitchen is very close to the sitting area and this adds to the commotion, as waiting staff goes back and forth to the kitchen and back , navigating through very narrow spaces between the tables. Our server was middle aged woman, tired of her work, barely trying to hide her exasperation behind a forced smile. Although she did a solid job, personally, I'd prefer someone more enthusiastic. The food was very tasty. It was a special holiday four course meal. The weird thing is that an appetizer was a small arrangement on a big plate, however the rest of the courses were large and overfilling. Also, I felt a bit rushed.I think the pauses between the courses weren't long enough to fully enjoy the meal. I felt the message was: Eat up, we got more people coming. The thing I disliked the most though is not adherence to the dress code advertised.Most people were dressed really nice but few wore jeans and shirts. I mean, is this a nice expensive place or what? Well, all and all, I'd give them seven out of ten. I don't think I would go back there, but I'd recommend to check it out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing!! Our server Nick was great!! So personable and really helped impacts our already awesome dining experience. The oyster sliders are a must!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Scallops and short-ribs were superb. Service outstanding. We loved the butter cake for dessert.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was spot on. From the appetizer to dessert, excellent execution. Service rivaled the best restaurants in “big cities” I’ve been to in the past. Attentive but never invasive. I would recommend to anyone looking for inventive cuisine in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have enjoyed dinner many times at Bliss and our last visit was no exception. The food is always delicious and the service attentive. Bliss continues to be one of our favorite dining spots.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were in SA on vacation. We researched numerous restaurants before hand and narrowed our dinner choices to 4. Each night we did one of the four. It was unanimous Bliss was our favorite! We rated it the best of the 4 in quality, taste, service, ambiance etc. All 4 of us agreed we would return and recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was an exceptional meal and I would have given 5 stars except for the fact that they don’t have a full bar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I absolutely love Bliss! The service, food, and atmosphere is wonderful. This is a hidden jewel within San Antonio!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food and service here is always spectacular. They also have corkage if you have a special wine!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommended!!!

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 (El Paso)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Bliss was recommended by a friend who has great taste in restaurants. Based on this, we chose Bliss for a special birthday celebration and so glad we did! Ambiance is great and the food was amazing. So glad we went, it made the occasion so much more special!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My husband’s 70th birthday and our friend’s 69th.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Phenomenal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, great service-always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is San Antonio’s best restaurant so we save it for special occasions. We just returned from the food Mecca (SF)and this was as good as anything we had there. No other restaurant here can come close to that. The tostada & pork belly are the 2 best appetizers.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Dorian the chef was an amazing host to our dining experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was delicious. The waitress was informative and attentive. The ambiance was relaxing, we sat in the outside back area by the fire. I love this place that's why I keep coming back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazingly creative dishes. I had two small plates—shashimi nachos and a warm octopus dish. Both were spectacular. My husband had the duck breast foie gras dish. He loved every bite. We both have some dietary restrictions and they were not only accommodating, but creatively so. We would back in a skinny minute.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went to Bliss to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. We had never been there before. We absolutely loved everything about it. The setting was intimate. The service was impeccable. The food was just amazing. I tried the branzino and my boyfriend had the duck. Both were amazing. We will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The oyster sliders were absolutely amazing!!!! Oysters, biscuits and candied beacon....genius

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Bliss is now in my top ten favorite restaurants anywhere! The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. We had the charcuterie plate as an appetizer, which was delicious. We also had as our entree, pork and beans (great!), and short ribs (also very good). For dessert, we had the butter cake, recommended by our waiter. That was the best dessert we have had in a long time.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great service by Joeangel! Food was great!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Celebrated my birthday at Bliss again this year. Everything was great as always. Service was spot on and the food was great as always.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My partner and I went during Restaurant Week 2018.
As I am vegan, I was very pleased to try a new restaurant with vegan offerings during our Restaurant Week exploration.
I ordered the arugula salad, the vegan risotto, and the sorbet - all of which were delicious.
My partner ordered the Hamachi Tostada, the "Pork & Beans" and the Chocolate. He indicated that the entrée was one of the best things he'd ever had and loved both the appetizer and dessert.
We also both had the wine pairing, which were well suited to the meal, though neither of us particularly loved the pinot noir that came with the main course. The dessert course's port was particularly good, though.
The decor was very pretty (and quite in line with our tastes), the ambiance very charming, and the service was excellent.

Overall, an excellent meal and a great experience – Bliss is definitely going on our list of restaurants for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Sat outside on the patio. It was chilly but they had space heaters and a fire pit. It was super quiet and romantic. A great location for my girlfriend's birthday dinner. The food was delicious and the service was superior. All the wait staff were friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

fanatastic meal, aentive staff professional , clean restautrant
highly recommend when in san antonio

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My spouse & I really enjoyed our dinner at Bliss. We visited San Antonio as part of a tour which included meals but we wanted to have a special dinner date. We are so happy that we selected Bliss. Our dinner was delicious. My appetizer was one of my favorite indulgences the roasted Marrow Bone. It was both unusual and tasty. My spouse had The Hamachi appetizer which he also thoroughly enjoyed. We then shared the Bronzino fish. We also had a bottle of Garnacha. The entire meal was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere as well. Thoughtful service made the evening as special as we had hoped.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love Bliss - never disappoints and always surprises us with their consistent preparation. We’ve tried everything on the menu and love them all.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love, love, love this restaurant! Everything was delicious. The waitress said the portions would be half sized on the prix fix but they were very generous, more than enough for dinner!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always, BLISS is a total delight! From the time we walked in the door, with Daria as our Hostess, & Marcy as our very knowledgeable & personable waitress, everything was perfect! It was Restaurant Week, & BLISS has the most extensive Prix Fixe 3-course meal in town! Fresh Oysters on the Half Shell, Scallops, Beef Tenderloin, Snapper...the list is extensive, and EVERYTHING is prepared perfectly! BLISS is the BEST!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was absolutely phenomenal! The food was fresh, which is difficult to do with seafood in San Antonio, the service was impeccable, and the overall experience was outstanding. While not the least expensive meal in town, it certainly delivers great value in the quality, refinement, and creativity displayed in each dish. The ONLY suggestion I’d have, and it’s minor, was maybe slow down the pace a little between courses. Other than that, don’t change a thing. Must have item on the menu: Hamachi Tostadas. Goodness, that was the best starter I’ve had in ages!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great atmosphere if a smidge loud; cool Southtown spot for friends or a night on the town. We went for Restaurant Week and they had great options at a good discount. Service was incredible.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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