Periphery

4.7
158 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

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2019

Ends: January 11, 2118

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

What 158 People Are Saying
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DF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had a wonderful gluten free dessert for restaurant week. Always love the chicken.

R
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hats off to the staff of Periphery! The food was amazing and the service was superb!

AM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Every thing was GREAT !!
Creative menu - well prepared - well plated - Delicious -
A little noisy

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken is amazing

OT
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience-first time and will be back! Food was creative and well prepared. Nice wine selections and friendly knowledgeable staff. Cozy atmosphere-highly recommend!

JM
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Periphery. Food was excellent and service was great. I would recommend it with out hesitation for any occasion.

DD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends!

G
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Periphery. Would like a little more change in the menu-maybe with each season.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

K
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the wine and the overall ambiance everything was awesome

CS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food...a bit noisy for me. The server was decent. I already recommended restaurant to friends, would go back.

MM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

have been several times. great neighborhood restaurant with fantastic food and friendly service

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BBQ catfish was incredible. Always inventive choices, and such a great atmosphere

RK
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Periphery has become our new favorite restaurant. High-end food at reasonable prices in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. We’re huge fans of the polenta crusted pimento cheese and utterly addicted to the crispy lentils. The chicken, which is Periphery’s signature dish, is divine. We never eat chicken out and we eat it here. You must come eat here. You will love it.

JD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a place that was not entrenched in the bustling Riverwalk, so we selected the aptly-named periphery. We had a great time. We got some inventive drinks and fried pimento cheese with bacon jam, ate some great NY Strip steak and BBQ catfish (get the collard greens as a side...LOVED those), and had peanut butter poundcake to finish. Afterwards, the chef came out and chatted with us and revealed some secrets about the food preparation. Next time we're in SA, we will be back!

S
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With exception of too cold fans blowing perfect in every detail

OT
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Service and food never disappoint. Looking forward to our next visit.

CW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, but limited menu. Nice neighborhood feel. Small/intimaye. Outside tables available. Parking was easy.

WS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Can’t ever get enough of the lentils so I’ve started ordering my own plate so I do r have to share. Love the new addition of the lamb! Yummy!

E
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Contemporary small neighborhood restaurant with delicious starters and drinks as well as personable service. It was a bit hard to carry a conversation when the place was full so I'll probably try to get a table outside next time.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Don’t miss the pimento cheese or the roasted chicken!

DF
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Chef Mark always serves up excellent food and treats his guests well!

P
San Antonio
28 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! The roasted chicken was amazing!

LB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A neighborhood gem that I’m glad I finally discovered! Limited menu but everything is so well done. Can’t wait to come back!

RM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, seasonal food prepared inventively and deliciously. Great neighborhood atmosphere and attentive service. Everything a small, local bistro should be.

KR
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was outstanding. From the burrata, to the pimento cheese. The lamb crepes were tender and flavor packed. The roasted chicken is literally the best chicken I’ve ever eaten in my life. I highly recommend checking out this restaurant. Very intimate setting, not loud.

HS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My meal at Periphery was one of the best I’ve had in San Antonio. The food is obviously made with care and a lot of attention to detail, with flavor profiles that just work so beautifully. My only qualm was with the service—our waiter wasn’t bad, just a bit disinterested and blasé. Maybe he was just having an off night; luckily it didn’t detract from the incredible food.

RJ
San Antonio
54 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Original Chef takes on farm to table foods. Always interesting and always delicious.

GL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this fine-dining neighborhood spot. Attentive and friendly service, great food and drink — a favorite.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to take my wife for a new experience since we won’t be going out together for a while due to our busy schedules. We got the risotto which was pretty tasty a little spicy but still good. We got the roasted chicken, which was quite juicy and flavorful. We got their broccoli and mozzarella dish, had a bit much black olives and I would prefer, however the toasted sourdough bread was great. We top it off with their peanut butter poundcake that has chocolate and fresh whipped cream. It was a little dry, however serving it warm was a nice change. We had a couple of drinks that were also nice. The price was on par for what you would expect this neighborhood and the type of food. All in all we would come back and try other dishes.

ER
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Great service, food and atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Great selection of local beers and eclectic cocktails. The lamb crepes were off the charts.

ER
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Food is always fantastic. Don’t pass up the crispy lentils or creamer peas. Smoked roasted chicken and catfish are a must. Actually, everything on the menu is great!

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

Periphery is the neighborhood restaurant you do not want to miss! The food is beyond amazing and always consistent. The Chef and his team run 5-star service every night. The BBQ Catfish and the Roasted Chicken are staples and will melt your face with deliciousness. Try the Lamb Crepes if you are feeling adventurous and you will not be dissatisfied

SA
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this neighborhood spot! Food and service were very good. Will definitely come again.

MM
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food. The roast chicken is the best chicken on the planet. Collard greens and crispy lentils are to die for

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner here. We had the steak, catfish, and the risotto. All were really good. Starters we had the burata and apple salad- soo good! Great combination of flavors. Go- you won’t be sorry!!

PC
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice neighborhood style bistro. Quiet and romantic atmosphere. Recommend for date night.

HM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and
Creative menu. Love it and will go back many times..
Well stocked bar liquors and wines ?
Friendly neighborhood venue.

SB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
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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