Periphery

4.6
119 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in a casual space in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood of San Antonio, we aim to be a neighborhood restaurant serving simple, honest and approachable food and drink, mostly influenced by Italy and the American South with a little smoke thrown in for good measure.

Reservations recommended but not necessary. For larger parties or if you don't see a time you like; please call the restaurant directly.

Specials

happy hour at periphery

enjoy $5 wines and cocktails and half off beer

$5 greens and cornbread / $2 chicken salad or pimento cheese sliders

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2019

Ends: January 11, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 5:00PM-6:30PM

What 119 People Are Saying
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SB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious chicken and the cauliflower salad was so surprising and wonderful!! There wasn't a plate we didn't love!

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E
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We enjoy food, service, and a nice night out (when we venture out without children). Overall the food was tasty but all variables considered (food, price point, amount of food, menu, service) leads to an average experience. If you do choose to go, the risotto and chicken are tasty.

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RO
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lunch reservation, but didn't need it that day. Great location and great food. Not a large selection, but what's there is done right. Had a chance to talk to the owner/chef and was very impressed. A nice place run by people who want you to be satisfied with the total experience. Looking forward to trying the dinner menu. Give Perifery a look, you won't be disappointed.

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OC
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch; my wife had the smoked chicken salad on sourdough and I had the Cuban sandwich. Iced tea cake with the meals. Service was friendly and fairly quick (it was not crowded). Shared a dessert of peanut butter pound cake — delicious! The food was tasty, well seasoned, and very moderately priced.

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j
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and food are fantastic! The owner/chef, Mark, came out to check on us. Great experience.

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OT
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small and intimate restaurant and it could be a bit friendlier from the staff but over all it was a nice evening

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious foods, properly seasoned and deftly combined, make a delightful meal every time.

Have the Cauliflower Apple Salad, the Marcona Almonds and Olives, and the New York Strip - Wow!

Come in, sit down, relax, enjoy!

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Innovative and excellent cuisine with great attention to detail. Pleasant environment and very good service.

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DR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a fantastic dining experience. The space is viby and cool and situated in a great, older neighborhood. Simply the best Cubano I’ve ever had. We’ll be back.

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live this place. Get the chicken and the roasted lentils.

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JT
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always excellent. We also enjoy visiting the Chef/Owner Mark Weaver who alway checks on his guests. This has become one of our favorite restaurants!

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NA
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food & beautiful restaurant! Will definitely come back.

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SM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Periphery is a five star experience.

Innovative menu, fantastic food quality, and high attention to detail makes this a destination.

Only hesitation in my review is food temperature upon presentation. I get the constraint; smaller kitchen with certain limitations for larger groups and when multiple protein dishes are ordered at once.

No matter, our overall experience was quite amazing.

Periphery has something very special to offer the San Antonio food scene.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This was our second time, first time was good. I found a hair in the food, they didn't ask to replace the plate or apologize, they just took it off the bill. The rest of the food was fine. The place was empty.

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LO
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! Food was incredible with tastes that just melt in your mouth. The service is great and you feel the center of attention from the minute you arrive. Reservations recommended.

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FO
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Periphery on Main is a little gem of a neighborhood restaurant that is always on my list of places to eat when I am in San Antonio.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great!!

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CS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went during Restaurant Week and decided to order off the RW menu. It was very good. I'd highly recommend this place for any occasion. Great ambiance and super nice staff...very friendly/welcoming atmosphere. Go here if you want good food and a great time! Trust me.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at periphery was spectacular! The dishes were perfectly curated. The ingredients complimented each other and the resulting flavors were fantastic. I highly recommend dining here.
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OI
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great interior and nice ambiance. The waiter was great and the food is creative. It is a small menu and vegetarian options are limited. The food I ordered was fine, but I did not love it (differed from what I envisioned on menu descriptions) and it was very small for the price. I love creative foody type places, and don't mind small plates, or expensive meals, but I just didn't like it enough to go back when there are so many other more delicious options.

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R
San Antonio
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Disappointing.... very poor restaurant week menu.

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SG
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cubano sandwich was excellent. The dijon vinaigrette on the salad was wonderful. And the glass of cold cava was perfect with both. The atmosphere was lively.

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A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went here for Restaurant Week in January. While we are meat eaters, we ended up getting vegetarian dishes. The salads are really tasty. The squash burata is very rich, sweet and savory in flavor. The service was great - very friendly and helpful in making decisions on what to order.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a group favorite. The restaurant was small and quaint. The food was great and the ingredients were fresh. The menus is set up to share entree and sides.

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LJ
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This cozy restaurant is delightful. We enjoyed many items including the corn bread, mushroom bisque, roasted chicken, squash with cheese and pumpkin seeds, polenta and the very delicious peanut butter pound cake. The craft cocktails are also good! Try it!

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MH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service. Highly recommend!

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AH
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good food, service and cocktails. Perfect for a date night or friends get together. A real neighborhood gem. When in doubt, just go.

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DS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great ! Crispy lentils, steak,chicken,warm dates , peanut butter pound cake!!

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KN
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!!! We had a little bit of everything and if we would have had room we would have tried the rest!!! Loved the panko pimentos cheese- and the stuffed squash was killer!

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OT
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always look forward to our visits at Periphery. And we always leave full & very happy. The food and staff always make us, & our pup, feel welcomed. A true neighborhood gem.

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RR
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had appetizers. The corn bread, the beef and barley soup were excellent. The warm date and Gouda cheese was a tasty surprise. We have decided to frequent the restaurant and try their different dishes.

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DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They roast a delicious chicken. Their greens with pickled veggies was a well-balanced side. A must if you dine here.

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JT
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were amazing. This was our first visit and Periphery will become one of our go to restaurants! John was a great server and we visited with the Chef before we left! Thanks for a great New Years Eve!

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ZG
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is outstanding. Best restaurant experience we’ve ever had. Chef really cares about his food and customers. Highly recommend this place.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monte Vista people this place is perfect and right in walking distance!
Enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner. The pimento cheese appetizer was outstanding. Then we split the pear arugala sunflower seed salad. So tasty! I had the gulf snapper and my wife had the roast chicken. Both outstanding. The desert was a peanut butter pound cake. Sounds great and tastes even better. Great experience all around!

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EG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

There really are only 3 entrees, a fish, a chicken, and a steak. Each entree is alone on the plate — so there are no composed dishes. Prices seem high to start with, and by the time you try to put together a complete meal the prices get very, very high. Chicken was way over salted.
The food just seem very incomplete.

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MH
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before a show at The Tobin.

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ZG
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food experience we’ve had in San Antonio hands down.

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j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Limited menu, however, Periphery does what the do extremely well. Good value for what is offered. Good neighborhood spot. Nice to have a full bar and an adequate wine list...could expand.

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SB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love eating here! Andy is one of the best servers in town. Mark knows how to turn simple ingredients into great dishes. Looking forward to the ChristmasEve meal!

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