Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar
Opened September 2018, Meadow provides North Central San Antonio with a friendly, fun, warm and relaxing environment to enjoy dinner or brunch with family and friends.
We work closely with local farmers and ranchers to provide our guests with a truly Seasonal Texas Southern dining experience.
Happy Hour at Meadow!
Join Us for $5 glasses of wine, cocktails and martinis from $5 to $8. With specials on beers and snacks! Enjoy happy hour in the bar and lounge, our wonderful patio with a fireplace or in our dining room! Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: November 27, 2018
Ends: November 28, 2117
Availability: Tue-Fri 5:00PM-7:00PM
Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations
Celebrate Father's Day with Meadow and Enjoy our Pig Roast! We will have Live Music on the Patio, Fun Games, a Full Buffet of Southern Summer Specials and plenty of fun Drink Specials to ensure the man in your life has a Great Father's Day!
Sunday, June 16, 2019
We REALLY wanted to love this place, and have been once before. Though we had a reservation, they placed us RIGHT in front of a speaker and refused to move us to other empty tables where their staff were hanging out testing drinks and taking marketing photos, I’d guess (not using all the tables in the section).
The steak was not flavorful, the band speakers were to one side instead of in front of the band (and aimed within two feet of my head). The patio is beautiful, but poorly used for its space, (as described above), and worst of all, the attempt at “southern” food - endive and collard greens were both almost inedible. The endive was so bitter it couldn’t be eaten (needs desperately to be offset with something sweet like berry compote it strawberry slices, and maybe blanched a little better to rid that bitterness). Wife’s collard greens were not horrible, but not done well/flavorless and mushy.
My wife's Fried chicken was quite good, and the wine selection was decent.
We really want an upscale patio spot like this nearby, but charging gourmet prices for mediocre food and really poor table (with reservations!!) is pretty tough. We may try it one more time, because, as I said, we really want to love this place. They offered zero explanation for not being willing to reseat us, and the price for blah steak and inedible sides was way, way too high.
I'd recommend Meadow but not on a special occasion like Mother's Day. I get that a restaurant may decide to charge a fee for a late cancellation, but in this event they'd better up their game and make getting locked-in to a reservation worth it. They didn't meet that mark whatsoever on Mother's Day. We arrive about 5 - 10 minutes early and end up being seated about 10 minutes late for brunch because they're optimizing table sizes. Again, OK with that but you'd better optimize your service and buffet availability to the size of the parties in the restaurant. Again, they didn't meet that mark either. A party of 12+ all comes to the buffet at the same time and they're then out of many food items, in some cases basic breakfast staples are not available for 15 minutes or more. Would I recommend it? Yes. Is the food good? Yes. Was the service good? Yes. Was is worth $40/head to wait for food and a reservation? Nope!
Agree with other diners that Mother’s Day brunch was sub-par. Service was friendly. Not enough food options for $40/head and then not all items available throughout. I’m surprised that there was a problem with sitting diners at their allotted time since that’s the whole point of OpenTable. Not impressed with the quality of the food. Will probably not return.
We'd not been here and may try for dinner, but Mother's Day brunch did not seem like their forte. Very Minimal options, and high prices. We liked the added bonus of a $25 photo session but was charged double for simply a second print, and didn't even get to choose which photo we wanted. Our bill for 3 adults and a toddler was $300! We could have gone elsewhere for much less with a better selection.
Brunch was excellent, wonderful Mother's Day celebration, something for everyone (kids & adults). There were so many dishes to choose from .. service was impeccable. Build your own bloody Mary was awesome!
The drinks and ambiance are top notch, but the food is mediocre (second visit a few months apart). Despite thier attempts at creativity, the best thing on the menu is the impossible to mess up fried chicken and, not on the menu, the kids cheese pizza. Be warned, it comes with a Ruth's Chris size bill. They should expand their pizza menu since it seems they have a wood fire oven left over from the Tre Enoteca days.
Very interesting take on common (and some not-so-common) entrees! Unusual sides that elevate the whole plate. And the desserts were scumptious!
This was our first visit to this neighborhood gem that is tucked in the rear of the Artisan Alley on Bitters. The menu offers unique twists on southern comfort food and the offerings change frequently because of the owner/chef's commitment to sourcing fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. We enjoyed everything that we ordered, particularly the cream corn fritters, cabbage pancake, lamb pizza (amazing crust!), monkfish entree (the accompanying spring peas were phenomenal!) and the charred broccoli. We also ordered the kale side dish but that was the only item that we weren't wild about (too acidic and awkward to eat). Everything else was seasoned perfectly and featured wonderful contrasts of texture, vibrant colors and palate pleasing flavors. The service was accomodating and efficient and everyone we encountered was friendly and hospitable. The restaurant offers a daily Happy Hour (5-7, I think?) with appetizer, wine, beer and cocktail specials (try the "281&Bitters"...fun and refreshing!). We look forward to returning for more fresh, delicious meals at Meadow.
We visited Meadow for a wine dinner. While very creative and attractive in its presentation, the food could have been better in terms of preparation and flavor. Less attention to novelty is recommended. Servers were very friendly and ambiance was pleasant if not memorable.
We had an outstanding brunch on Easter Sunday. The rooms are broken up to keep the sound level down. The food was made fresh and delicious. They offered a great assortment of food from fresh omelet station, to a carving station with 3 different meats, and the best cheese pizza and fried chicken you will try anywhere. The desserts were all made from scratch and equally tasty. We are so excited they had a great turnout. We plan on returning again soon to try their Tapas at the bar.
A great neighborhood restaurant with very good food (fried chicken and lamb pizza particularly) and a serviceable but well priced wine list. I would go back without hesitation.
Took my mom-in-law here for her birthday. We enjoyed the ambience and staff are very attentive. Food is excellent.
Outstanding brunch! Worth hunting around the Alley to find this gem.
Great food. Nice outdoor deck. Location a little odd to find depending on how you enter the shops, but don't let that stop you! Safe neighborhood.
Excellent food, highly recommend!
Will definitely be back!!
Wonderful food and atmosphere. will definitely go back.
I would recommend Meadow for drinks and appetizers. No one in our party was blown away by the main courses. However, the drinks were great!
We LOVE Meadow! The strip steak was UNBELIEVABLE! I was hesitant because there’s lots of other things I love on the menu that are less expensive, but my server said it was worth it and he was absolutely right. Oddly enough the bok choy side was a standout too! The big surprise was the beet dish- do NOT miss this if you see it. We cleaned that plate for sure! Can’t wait to go back!
I enjoyed Meadow Neighborhood Eatery we went for brunch and will definitely come back for dinner! It is a cozy hidden spot that’s has a unique ambience. The food was excellent and the service was great! I definitely recommended it!
Yay! Ashley, our server, was great and we loved the food as always.
A true gem. Delicious brunch, great service. Go!
Great Brunch! The house made Bloody Mary and the burger are worth a trip for, quality food, locally sourced at a great value! The kids devoured the first order of campfire doughnuts so fast we quickly ordered a second round & our server Matt was awesome.. Highly recommend that you check this place out:)
We loved this place. It was my wife’s birthday and they made her feel very special. The food was great and reasonably priced. We will definitely go back.
Cocktails were well crafted and excellent.
Food choices were interesting, but when you arrive on Tuesday (1st day of the week for them) at 6pm (early) and they are already out of one entree (from a rather small list of entree items), it makes you feel like the kitchen was not prepared for the week, or that Tuesday diners are not as important as weekend diners. I had the fried chicken with greens - a signature dish. It was enjoyable but certainly not the best fried chicken I've ever had. The greens could have been cooked a little longer for my tastes. The best "small" plate was the cornbread with lard butter and pimento cheese...very tasty.
We’re regular brunchers here and our only complaint in the past has been slow service. Enter Nick, a pleasant young man who made sure we received everything we wanted in a timely fashion even as he juggled larger and slower ordering tables. Looking forward to sitting in his section again.
A word to one of the reasons we enjoy brunch here so much. My partner is strictly a meat and eggs kind of guy and Meadow’s are good. I like something a little different when I go out. So, an order of house smoked Spanish mackerel with a French 75 is heaven to me. BTW drink is not on the brunch menu but their bartender makes a good one.
Amazing food, great service and local ownership - will definitely return soon!!
We sat outside on a lovely evening and it was great! Food was very good for all of us and the staff was very personable. The manager was engaging and took good care of us-I think this place should be well!
We loved all of the food, and the service was second to none! They made it feel like we were just old friends stopping in. The food was unique and yet delightful. I particularly loved the beets and the cabbage pancake. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
The cocktails were great. The food was delicious. The place was quiet.
Both had Going to the Coast menu (8th-16th of March). Salad was good as were the fritters. Black grouper w/ dirty rice -awesome. Had one of each desert -delicious. Sat outside. Great simple and delicous meal.
Food is covered in sauces that is overkill. space is very cold. No plants nothing warm about it
Brie was a def loser. Fish was almost inedible due to oversalting.
. Cabbage pancakes and fried chicken were hits at ourtable
Would take a lot for me to try again
Good food. Went for Sunday Brunch.
Had the pork loin on toast with poached eggs, arugula and béarnaise sauce. Eggs were poached perfectly and the sauce was heavenly. Friend had strawberry shortcake stack, which she said was really good, though a bit too sweet.
Waiter kind of gave us a disapproving/condescending look when we asked for an additional cream for our coffees and to correct a mixed drink that wasn't prepared properly. Back in the day, I used to bartend, so I KNOW how drinks should be prepared! Sorry guy, it's not your job to JUDGE your guests, only to provide good customer service!
Still left him 20% because I used to be in the industry. Someone else may not have been as kind.
Exellent! Service seemed a little confused, but for a new spot that's a minimal observation!
Gem of a place. Drinks were excellent. 6 people at our table, 2 kids. A little something for everyone. I had a burger that was awesome! We really liked the appetizers (need tartare and creamed corn fritters) and the kids loved the cheese pizza they served up. Will definitely be back. Next time will spend some time at the bar, looked like a nice crowd.
Our go to brunch spot on the weekend. Loved my salmon toast with dill cream.
This was our second trip to Meadow and it’s our favorite new spot! The jalapeño pimento cheese with corn fritters (ask for this) was delightful! I had the cabbage patty with a fried egg and pork belly. It sounds like an interesting combination, but it’s amazing. My husband had the fried chicken and greens. Although a bit spicy, this south Texan didn’t mind! I haven’t loved the desserts on both visits (buttermilk type pie and vanilla ice cream?) but that won’t stop us from returning!
We were met with cooking smells entering restaurant as if their vent fans did not work. The sparse decor was not inviting and did not think the little glass vase of dried black eyed peas was decorative. Our waiter needed more training and seemed confused with simple questions about menu. Management sent an appetizer of cornbread, honey lard?? & pimento cheese which was overcooked & dry, the lard tasted disgusting & pimento cheese very good.
The burger meat did not taste like beef. It was cooked properly and was just okay. Excuse of not serving tomatoes with lettuce, onion and pickles because not in season was ridiculous. The fried chicken dish was delivered with three wings and a little tender! Why?? Because the cook could not identify pieces? The Owner corrected that and sent over another server when I complained about my bread & butter plate being picked up twice for no reason.
Not a total loss, as the fried chicken and french fries were good.
Food and service was great. Ask for Nick, he really knows the menu! Menu is diverse and full of vegetables!!!! The pickles were amazing. Can’t wait to go back!
First time visiting and will be back! Loved the pork belly biscuit and cream corn fritters - snacks. The gulf swordfish was my favorite! Enjoyable and pleasing dinner. Super friendly staff.
It’s very hard to make excellent food for a holiday service, but we tried Meadow for the first time on Valentine’s Day and they absolutely nailed it on a four course dinner with wine pairing. Wait staff was great too. Definitely will be going back!