About The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is a true Texas original. Situated in the historic Pearl Brewery complex on the San Antonio River Walk, this wine-centric restaurant occupies the former “boiler house” which powered the adjacent brewery. The menu focuses on grilled items from local farms and markets, with a focus on “Texas ranch-style” cuisine. These delicacies are paired with extraordinary wines from around the world (all available by the glass, bottle and “to-go”), full bar, live music and a casual yet energetic atmosphere. The unique list of wines boasts some of the lowest prices in the area.
The restaurant incorporates various private dining areas suitable for private or corporate functions and an expansive outdoor patio area where guests can enjoy dining alfresco. Catering is also available at the restaurant or at a location of your choice.
San Antonio, TX 78215
American, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11am-10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is also available at the restaurant or at a location of your choice.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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The restaurant incorporates various private dining areas suitable for private or corporate functions and an expansive outdoor patio area where guests can enjoy dining alfresco.
The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden Ratings and Reviews
I was disappointed in the steak. For the price, it was cooked rare, but the meat itself was tough. It was like they used a poor cut and the fat was hard/chewy. It just seemed expensive and the food wasn't any better than we could have gotten at a chain steak house. The drinks were excellent! Our waitress wasn't real enthusiastic though. She was polite enough, but just didn't give us the "warm fuzzies" I would have expected at paying those prices. I know this is a picky review, but I expected more out of this place. I heard their brunch is better than the dinner though!
The menu was terribly limited. I got the love beef hamburger my wife got a salad. Neither of us could manage more than a few bites of our food. My burger was drenched In a terrible mushroom mayo and her salad had a sour dressing. We paid 80 bucks for this lovely food.
We arrived early for our reservation to have a drink at the bar. Hostess was very kind and seated us early. Service was good! I ordered the seared sea scallops and my plate of food was warm at best. The scallops weren't seared really and they were very rubbery. My husband had the stuffed quail and was happy with his meal. Said it could have been hotter(temperature). I would come back there for drinks and appetizers but not for dinner.
There was a bit of confusion with regard to the server assigned to the table. Business partner and I waited 20 minutes while servers did not attend to the table.
Food was just ok. Which is very surprising because this is usually a favorite. Just an off night.
Off your game this visit. The cod was not good and all of the dishes including the flank steak was served warm. Our server seemed very occupied for a very slow Tuesday evening. I didn't get his name but his previous work history included the Marble Slab Ice Cream Parlor. Our server took our orders then looked at us and said with all sincerity, "I'm sorry, I have no idea what any of you ordered?". If it has been a joke, I would've rated the service TOP NOTCH! Will go back because I know y'all are capable of better.
I actually ate here twice in one day. First for brunch with a friend and it was amazing. The grits, green chili pork and eggs was delicious. That evening I went back for dinner. The small plates are great for sharing. The meatballs were our favorite. We thought the pierogis and quail poppers were a let down. My only recommendation would be a few lighter sharing plates as the food is heavy and rich. I would've also liked a few lighter vegetable sides to mix in. We tried the Brussels sprouts which were good but also heavy due to the Spanish chorizo.
Service was exceptional. Shawanna was friendly, funny, prompt and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. Highlights were the grilled quail poppers wrapped in bacon and the melt in your mouth pork belly starters. The chef, Jarrod even came over once to see how everything was. Made our night that much more special. Will definitely be back.
This is the first negative experience that I have had at Boiler House. We were there to celebrate a birthday. Seated at a table that was not balanced so it rocked back and forth thru out our meal. Ordered an appetizer, the waitress left without taking drink orders. We had to ask another waiter for silverware and napkins after we had received our appetizer. That afternoon I received an email from Open Table that we had not kept our reservation and the consequences of that! That was the last straw! The food was delicious. It is a shame really! There was no acknowledgement of the birthday until the end (our 4th wait person noticed the presents and wished my friend a Happy Birthday.
We loved the location, ambiance, and service that was provided at our dinner last night. The popcorn and burrata appetizers were quite tasty. We ordered the diver scallops, pork shank, cod and lobster Mac and cheese. With the exception of the Mac and cheese, our meals were cold, slightly warm at best. The potato purée served with the pork shank and diver scallops were cold which was off putting to say the least. The pork shank was cold in the center. The scallops had a beautiful sear but were barely warm and undercooked. We didn’t complain to our server and just ate our meal. After reading some of the reviews, the meal temperature issue is not new to the restaurant. Despite the temperature of the food, the flavors were there and our service was great. We are from out of town and would consider returning if they can make some minor fixes.
Boiler House is a bit of this and a bit of that, all prepared excellently. In some ways, it tries to be all things to many people--steak house, inventive Texas ranch cuisine, small bites and spreads. As a result, it appeals to many tastes, but not those looking for a specialty. We had two tastes, and two mains, all pretty much different than anything we've ever had. Try the Pierogi and the seviche, as recommended by our server, Zander, who was very candid about his recommendations. For mains we had excellent roasted cod and a oxtail gnocchi, both very tasty. The Pearl Brewery location adds to the Boiler House appeal and the house margarita was so excellent, we both had two! Definitely worth a try and good value overall.
Three of us visited on a Monday evening. We were seated in the bar area which was fine. It was not busy at all so the noise level was very good for discussions. Drinks were ordered along with appetizers. The octopus and quail poppers were very tasty. The salads were very large and fresh. The entrees were delivered, two pork shanks and scallops. All were enjoyed. We were not blown away but enjoyed the taste and place.
Loved the ambiance of the Boiler Room in a reclaimed historic building in the Pearl district. We had a table in the bar area. Our brunch entrees were delicious: the burger was juicy, well-seasoned and delicious and the BLT mac and egg was a perfect blend of pasta, bacon and eggs. Wine selection is great and the margarita was spot on. We could see how popular this place is and we're glad we tried it during a visit to San Antonio.
Boiler House was fun and inviting! All our food was really tasty, from the spread to the salad to the scallops and the lobster mac n cheese! Also the popcorn app was an elevated take on a classic. Our server was great-attentive and friendly. The hostess was not as friendly but overall this was a fun place.
We celebrated a friends birthday with Saturday Brunch and although we had reservations for a table we ended up eating at the bar because the wait staff & bartenders were so attentive and fun! Had a wonderful time, food was great, drinks even better and the service was the best!
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