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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.

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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (76)
Good for a Date (71)
Creative Cuisine (64)
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Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romantic (59)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Worth the Drive (45)
Notable Wine List (39)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Business Meals (33)
Hot Spot (32)
Cozy (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Local Ingredients (21)
Authentic (20)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fun (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (10)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Healthy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Tapas (3)
Late-night Find (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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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

Great experience, as always! Bliss is one of my favorite restaurants in San Antonio. I’ve been here numerous times and have yet to have a mediocre experience.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Really enjoyed everything. The saying "you get what you pay" holds very true here. You may be paying a good amount but the service is incredible, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is very cozy and inviting. I would come back in a heart beat!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

I've eaten here several times it each time it is just perfect. Wonderful service and peerless cuisine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was full of flavor. Great service!!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 4 days ago

I've been here 4 times and have enjoyed each one. The food is delicious. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

We tried Bliss during Restaurant Week. It was AMAZING! The food was outstanding, ambiance was very pleasant. Our waitress was friendly but not chatty. Had the scallops and the short ribs. Every bite was bliss.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A chic yet cozy ambience-not easy to achieve-with amazingly delucious food, creatively curated and excellent wines.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

The restuarant was absolutely amazing, i went with my girlfriend for a fancy date and i was blown away. The service was amazing, the atmosphere was fantastic and the food came out quick and was absolutely delicious. If you are looking to take your special someone of a fancy date this is the place.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience! Loved the scallops! Great service. Wished they had a cocktail menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

Bliss always delivers!! Great service, amazing food, and of course the ambiance. I recommend this as a special occasion type of restaurant it’s a great place to make a first, second or third impression. The tables are close together but no so much that you can not have a conversation with your guest. The menu changes but I recommend trying the oyster sliders as a must from the appetizers selection for dessert try the pecan pie and no it’s not at all what you think it might be. The main course you really can’t make a bad choice.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed the offerings at Bliss during Restaurant Week. Did not like that food portions were reduced in size for the Prix Fixe Menu (only 3 courses) and wine pairings were good but expensive for what they were. The place was packed and waiters seemed rushed. Service coordination was a little uneven but it was busy, so will give that a pass. Will come back when we have more time and more money to spend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

Our first visit to Bliss but it won't be the last. Everything that we had was superb presentation, flavor, quality and amount.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

Bliss always satisfies. Some of the best service I've ever received and the food is always exceptional. I just wish we lived closer to the restaurant so we could visit more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

The evening was perfect in every way! We ordered from the prix fixe. The food, especially the red snapper, was exceptional. We’ll be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

AS always, the food at Bliss was very well prepared. I do have just a touch of a suggestion on the starter menu. The appetizers themselves seem a little on the havy side, but the salads were soooo full of greeenery (the first items listed on the salads are not necessarily the focus of the salad) that I wish there was a bit less fricasee and maybe more than one grape and/or two pices of nuts. I have had the snapper frequently when I go, and this is the second time it was a bit dry. That is something they should likely address.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

It was OK. Nothing great. Had short ribs - about 2 ounces of meat, tablespoon of mashed potatoes, one carrot. Left hungry. Not a good value. Wine pairing was acceptable. Whomever says the Bliss is one of San Antonio's best restaurant is totally wrong. Although our first time, my wife and I will never return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent cheesecake! Friendly staff

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service was excellent. We were just ecstatic about finding a place of this caliber in a new town to us.

People told me that you cannot find fresh fish is San Antonio. Wrong. Try Bliss. The snapper and octopus was second to none.

The only disappointment was when we called for reservations and told 7pm or sooner was not available. And in a not so friendly tone. We took the 9pm table but immediately went on open table and found a table available for 7pm. Called her back and was told fine come at 7pm. But perhaps just a bad day for the hostess. The place was really nice, the service excellent, and the food the best we found in our 4 day stay in San Antonio.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

amazing food, we had a great experience. Will for sure visit again.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was great. Just wish they served mixed drinks.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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 (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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