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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

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (91)
Good for a Date (88)
Good for Anniversaries (84)
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Fit for Foodies (83)
Creative Cuisine (79)
Romantic (69)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Worth the Drive (47)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Notable Wine List (39)
Business Meals (34)
Cozy (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Local Ingredients (29)
Hot Spot (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Authentic (20)
Healthy (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Fun (12)
Casual (10)
People Watching (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and waiter were truly amazing. The only down side was the bus boy. He over filled the water on my wife glass which spilled all over the floor and splashed on my wife . And that how my dinner started.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Exceptional food and service! Hands down the best scallops and most tender steak I have ever had. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding!!!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing! The service is excellent. We didn’t have to ask for a single thing. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and seemed passionate about the food. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was outstanding and creative. Charcuterie was generous and delicious. Duck & snapper were excellent. Good bread, too. Everything was delicious and the service was good, but our waiter was a little "pushy" in his recommendations: "You want this" or "You want that" while not letting me finish my question. Though, he was very attentive and everything was done right.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was the best I have ever experienced. The quality of the meal exceeded expectations. My steak was cooked to perfection. Great affordable wines served.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall was awesome, a little tight and too easy to enjoy other tables conversations

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Exceptional as always! Still our favorite restaurant in SA.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were a little early for our reservation and were seated at the bar until our table was ready. The four of us ordered ordered a glass of wine and the wine was fine and not over priced. However, one of us ordered riesling only to be delivered pinot grigio. The server said the bottles look alike with no offer to exchange for the wine that was ordered. After a little prodding the proper wine was delivered, shouldn't have to prod. Trying to overlook a poor start we looked forward to a meal and service worthy of the reputation. Most was very good, stopping short of great with the exception of two miss ques. A shared order of bone marrow didn't seem to have any marrow in the bones, rather a mixture of mushrooms and I'm not sure what else. The second area falling short was the bronzino to be boned tableside. Properly boned there should be two bones left, that was not the case, there were many bones and the fish was dry, overcooked. Overall the service was fine and efficient, maybe a little short, but OK. All in all the dining experience was a little short of what we expected.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 1, 2017

All of us enjoyed everything we ordered.
Very good menu options. Entrees enjoyed were the scallops and duck. Oyster appetizer awesome. Excellent service - don’t miss out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Lugar muy acogedor y servicio excelente , sirven rápido , buena sugerencia de platos y buena calidad precio

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Off the charts! Oyster sliders and hamachi shashimi chalupas were exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was our second visit to Bliss and we will be back! Excellent all around!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent menu. Great service. Delicious, innovative, creative food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Spectacular dining experience! I live in the Northeast and I would almost come to San Antonio just to eat at there! Blissful!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our meal at Bliss was awesome as usual. Scallops are always a winner! Wedge salad was lovely as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience. The fried oysters sliders were tasty. I had the short ribs which was wonderful and my girlfriend had the snapper which she loved. The pecan pie and butter cake was rich and good. Our waiter was professional and friendly. Will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We took our two teenage boys with us to celebrate our 20th anniversary. All of us loved the atmosphere, service and food. As usual, we each like to try something different and try it all. Octopus, salads, snapper, scallops, steak, and deserts were all fabulous.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

My friend and I do a Scorpio Birthday Celebration every year and this year it was Supper at Bliss/Bruno Mars Concert!
Bliss was pure bliss. The staff are on point and accommodating. The food memorable and the atmosphere is chic but comforting.
We were seated at a table overlooking the patio. We had an early supper so the light was golden. We enjoyed watching a white (fat and happy) cat mingle with guests on the patio. He looked like a regular.
Try all the suggestions but top plates for me were oyster sliders (must), scallops and butter cake.
We had a blast and will be dining here again ASAP.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was creative and good.
Unfortunately my scallops were not as hot as the plate they were on.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent and creative food. Service was perfect not rushed and not too slow!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Bliss was the perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary. We loved the romantic, quiet, relaxed ambiance and were treated like royalty. The food was delicious and well worth the price. We plan on returning soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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