The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden

4.4
1104 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Horrible horrible horrible

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danielv
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. It was 6of us for a bday dinner.

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Connie
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The tomahawk steak was tender and delicious highly recommended.

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robertc
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we checked in to our table till we finished our brunch & drinks. Everyone was outstanding, food was amazing, service was 💣. Thank you

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SamY
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Pearl must. There is an abundance of cool and fun places to enjoy at the Pearl. A majority of them do not disappoint. The Boiler House has a great wine, beer & cocktail selection. The food will not let you down as well.

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ElizabethL
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is a sweet spot to attentiveness. The service here is sublimely on point. She didn’t hover but was intuitively available. Don’t even get me started on the delightful charred edges on my steak! Loved it and you will too.

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz was a wonderful server. We always get appetizers for entrees and they are all delicious and just the right quantity. Love the old boiler informal atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was great, our server was fine, the bar service was extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BH Bacon Cheeseburger was so delicious. It has brisket in the meat. Bacon had really great flavor. Texas Old Fashioned strong drink but went down smooth, great tasting. Service was great, very friendly and attentive. Definitely will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful birthday celebration, great food, drinks and ambiance!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall it was a subpar COVID experience, and the food wasn’t worth the cost.

Masking rules were not enforced to patrons who were moving about the restaurant. Nearest restroom was a single stall, where people had to wait near tables where other patrons were eating.

Steak was good, but the sides were sub par. We got whipped potatoes and lobster mac. The whipped potatoes should’ve been called “cheesy potatoes” as the cheese over powered the entire side. The cheese flavor could’ve been added to the lobster mac, which tasted little like cheese and more like powdered cheese and noodles.

Also got a charcuterie board that seemed off balance. 3 types of meat, 2 types of cheeses, everything else was a spread or pickled something. Not bad for a charcuterie board, but definitely not something I would order again.

Service was good, very attentive waitress, until her friends came in toward the end of our meal, otherwise it would’ve been 5 stars.

Drinks were excellent, if we did go back, it would be exclusively for pre dinner drinks (dinner at another place).

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Joseorlo
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for a date, they take care of you and exceptional option on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was awesome. Food was delicious. Get the chicken sandwich

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vipHeatherF
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, love the atmosphere! Great place to go with friends or for happy hour.

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Indy
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Unfortunately the food was cold & had to be remade twice. The staff was very friendly & willing to accommodate.

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JimW
Central Texas
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonable price, excellent service! Large portions....could have shared pork shank. Nice atmosphere....we’ll be back!

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LolaAnne
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went to try the restaurant week menu. Should have realized it would be iffy because first course was a salad and one of the two choices was also a salad. My burger was over cooked, hard and dry. The photos look delicious!

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MartiM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the duck and it was delicious. I also had their key lime pie and it was also delicious!!

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KymE
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a surprise proposal dinner for our daughter upstairs. Beautiful glass enclosed room! The waiter and service was amazing! Pork shank, shrimp and tenderloin skewers with lobster Mac and cheese were delicious!
The food is always great here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

For the price I paid my ribs were a little tough, and full of fat, so half of my plate was still there when we left. Drinks were really good tho. I will definitely not return. 🤷‍♂️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was not great. Menu seemed limited and prices were high. Food was ok, but not stellar.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, welcoming, very interesting and fabulously tasty! Looking forward to a chance to go again

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MichelleS
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was not the good. Service was good. Probably would not go back because I didn’t like the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. The kitchen was a little slow, but the food was worth it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food3service1ambience5

The service was absolutely horrible. Will not return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated right away. We enjoyed brunch for the second time and The Boiler House, once again, did not disappoint. We shared the charcuterie board as an appetizer. That was amazing!! We ordered the mimosa flight, which is a much better value than ordering one at a time. My friend enjoyed the hangover hash and I ordered the steak and eggs with the homemade steak sauce. We finished our meal with the lemon and olive oil cake. Highly recommend!
Everything was wonderful! Our service was exceptional as well. We will be returning to The Boiler House soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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RobR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MY FAMILY DINED IN ON XMAS EVE EXCELLENT FOOL AND SERVICE

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JesseF
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve...the evening was cool on the out door area but staff very accommodating with the outdoor heaters.
Awesome vibe with all the Xmas lights and we kicked off our holidays with a whiskey cocktail. Then couple appetizers quail poppers yuuuumy! I had the house special burger and partner the oven chicken with corn casserole-delicious! We had Malbec glass wine with our meal and a toffee cake dessert shared. Mmm. Everyone and staff seemed to be following CDC guidelines! Thank you!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful time coming here. Food and menu variety is always a hit. Margarita was a bit too salty and the sangria fruit was a bit old, but everything was tasty and had a fantastic evening with friends. This was my 3rd time visiting. Will come back again for next special dinner out!

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vipAwtumnskids2
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for happy hour. We enjoyed the food, drink, and service and overall had a great time.

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FeliciaN
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I reserved high-top seating and got seated on the main floor. The food was fantastic, if a little pricey, but that's what you get for eating at the Pearl.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food did take quite a while for it to be prepared but it was outstanding once it got to the table! Our waitress was very kind and genuine which made our experience that much more enjoyable!

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Pepper
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service, nice outdoor seating.

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vipCam65
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were good. I did have an issue with my reservation. I received an email from open table that I failed to cancel and did not show up. This was incorrect and I assume due to the hostess failure to record my arrival. It was cleared up but not great experience.

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StephanieM91
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very expensive, but was very tasty. The atmosphere and setting are what you are paying for and it was quite lovely. The ambient music was very loud which was annoying since you are fine dining and trying to talk. But we love the vibe at The Pearl!!

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TXmom33
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time dining at the Boiler House and all I can say is that i couldn’t have chosen a better place to have dinner at.. The food was fantastic and their drinks were good as well.. We had the Patriot Burger and it was amazing, the combination of flavors made it very special, never had anything quite like that before, 100% recommended.. Our table also had the BH Bacon Cheese Burger and it was extremely good, the tomato jam and aioli made it standout from a regular cheeseburger.. The seasoned red potatoes were pretty good as well and just tender enough.. for dessert we decided on the Caramel Semi Freddo and it was amazing, my son loved it.. I will definitely come back and will try different menu items because I’m sure I will not be disappointed..

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Caseyl
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The waiter was extremely nice and very knowledgeable of the menu. The food and drinks came out externally fast and everything tasted great!

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vipJayC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Dinner 2020

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The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 354-4644.

The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 1104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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