The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden

4.5
936 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Tapas / Small Plates
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Sunday 10am-10pm
Monday - Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday 11am-Midnight
Saturday 10am-Midnight
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(210) 354-4644
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Jarrad Gwaltney
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Catering is also available at the restaurant or at a location of your choice.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Karnes St.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Live music
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 936 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat and take your significant other to if your at the Pearl. Delicious food, very nice staff, great ambience in the restaurant, very large Wine Menu. Couldn’t have went to a better place. First time here and definitely will return.

Report
Helpful
d
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely spot for a date!

Report
Helpful
ST
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I got a steak, and my wife got the scallops. Both were very good and prepared exactly as requested. The only negative I'd give to the entire evening was the drinks were a tad slow (cocktails) and wait staff vanished some. We were there visiting some old friends, so we stayed for about 2 hours. So I can get being ignored some because of the sheer time we were there. But we ordered wine/cocktails the entire time, so I felt like we were still worth the attention. But overall a great place, and I'd certainly go back.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to this restaurant is always lovely. Our server, Ricardo, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food and wine were spectacular! Always looking for a good reason to get back!

Report
Helpful
SG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went out with wife and friends for dinner. I’m average guy, middle class. Prices were out of sight, very trendy area so I guess that’s why. I thought the waitress was kind of rude. Again I felt I was out of place there, but it had been recommended so we tried it. So the rude part, waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu but didn’t smile, didn’t engage. I asked if the steak came with sides, I was told “a la carte”. It was a 60 dollar steak. With no sides. I looked at her like “you’re crazy” and she states, “That means no.” Oh man, not a good start. Yeah I know what that means. Oh well. Food wasn’t bad but that was my first, and last $60 dollar steak. I didn’t think the meal was worth the price. Maybe you’ll get a better server, or she just had a bad night. There are plenty of nice restaurants in the area so I don’t think we will be back.

Report
Helpful
L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service wasn't too great in the beginning. Took 15 minutes before we got our drinks. The appetizer came out with our main meal. I think to make up for it, the server gave us a free dessert. All the food was delicious!

Report
Helpful
CM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and I'm sure I will come back!!! Amazing experience to celebrate my 11th anniversary.

Report
Helpful
EB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was out of this world and Shawanna was the most amazing waitress! We will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tasting food. Little pricey

Report
Helpful
M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service is what stood out for me. Went for couple's dinner. I did book a table ahead although the restaurant was not full on a rainy Sunday night. Friendly service from the moment we walked in. Loved the modernized warehouse space. Considering the hard surfaces the place felt warm and not too loud or hollow.

Happy with the menu selections, sides and extensive adult beverage list. Food is flavourful and RICH. Go hungry!! We both had the bison burger along with brussels spouts and grits.

Was disappointed that our mains came out cool. Staff could not have done more. Our concern was immediately addressed in a manner that went well beyond my experience in most establishments. Turned the evening from a disappointment to something I am very pleased to complement the team on. Happy to recommend.

Report
Helpful
AS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great!

Report
Helpful
OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty food and excellent service, limited and pricey dinner menu.

Report
Helpful
LA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
JW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Went here on a recommendation....very disappointed!

Positives:
1. Arrived about 45 minutes early and we were seated right away
2. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess and 2 waitstaff upon entry to the restaurant
3. Extensive Beer list including local craft beer
4. Waiter was friendly and responsive to our questions regarding recommendations

Negatives:
1. Ordered the shrimp and bacon appetizer. Shrimp severely under cooked (mushy and wet inside) and bacon was all fat. Waiter very apologetic and removed it from the bill. However, not once did a manager approach the table with an apology or to acquire about the rest of our meal. When we asked for the bill, the waiter sheepishly asked if his manager had been there and when told we had not seen anyone he mumbled 'I'm not surprised!'
2. Both meals, Duck and Flank steak were adequately portioned but came out lukewarm at best.....

Not recommending this establishment to anyone!

Report
Helpful
HC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wish they had more vegan or even organic options. It would be nice to enjoy a menu that is not made in bulk.

Report
Helpful
SH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. The pork shank and the flank steak were over the top! Only complaint is they were out of wine on tap - I sure it was just a fluke that night.

Report
Helpful
l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boiler House has a unique menu - everything is always fresh and well seasoned. We had a pork shank and a duck entree and both were amazing. There are many gluten free options, as well.

Report
Helpful
MG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and our server Adam was the BEST! :)

Report
Helpful
r
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Expensive small portions and salmon undercooked. Noisey. Wrong night. Day of dead

Report
Helpful
OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good Brunch!

Report
Helpful
FM
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited San Antonio and wanted to try their steam. This place is in the middle of a complex where there’s a lot of stores and restaurants. We liked the area. The ambiance was great. The food was great. The steak was delicious. Worth the visit.

Report
Helpful
c
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was quite good but very expensive. Great atmosphere and outstanding waiter, Houston.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary

Report
Helpful
JW
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a 715pm reservation and arrived at 655pm. We were told our table wasn’t ready and that the party at our table we’re hanging out and talking. They asked if we could wait at the bar so we followed their suggestion. Our table wasn’t available until 740pm. The whole point of making a reservation is to secure a table for a specific time and it’s the restaurants responsibility to make sure that your requested table is ready when you arrive. Now, at other places we have made reservations and if our table wasn’t ready when we arrived then the manager would offer a free glass of wine or an appetizer etc..(FYI...my wife and I weren’t looking for a free meal or free stuff but it’s the principal) .The Boiler House failed here and did nothing to recognize the fact that we sat around at the bar waiting for our table. The guy sitting next to us was also waiting for his “reserved” table. The food was great but whoever is managing this eatery needs to understand that if this keeps happening to people then they will simply not return and go to a different place where they’re taken care of no matter what.

Report
Helpful
WB
New England
53 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in San Antonio foe a conference and tonight was our last night. We wanted a fun new dining experience and really enjoyed the Pearl Brewery area earlier this week. I had heard great recommendations about the Boiler House and the food and service met all.

We each had the filet and it was tender like butter. Everything was delicious. My only minor comment is that we do not eat bacon/pork and many of the side dishes had this baked in. Also it would be great to have a cappucino machine. No complaints though as everything we ate was great. Our waitress Paige was fabulous and made excellent recommendations.

As Boston fans it was great to be able to watch game 1 of the World Series during dinner.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just celebrating another year being together. Making new memories for us.

Report
Helpful
JC
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome. Good was great. Best place for brunch because you can make reservations. No wait time.

Report
Helpful
AD
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good steak. Expensive no veg included, salmon underdone. Urinal in gents disgusting.

Report
Helpful
RC
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Over the years, I've eaten here many times but I had never brought any members of my family. Today was my dad's birthday so I thought I would bring him and treat him and my mom. They both loved the food and our server, Justin, was excellent.

Report
Helpful
S
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The Kobe burger was astronomical in price and wasn't worth 5.00 at best.
Wine pours are PATHETIC...maybe 6 sips.
Food awful.
Will never return.

Report
Helpful
BD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for a new adventurous meal! I got the David Lee Roth burger... It is delicious! I forgot to take pictures of that others peeps food. Lol

Report
Helpful
B
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, professional staff, and wonderful ambience!

Report
Helpful
p
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience dining at Boiler House. We were seated promptly. Our waiter and helper were very professional and attentive. They forgot my salad, however they made it up by giving us a free dessert:) Food was delicious! I had the filet mignon with brussel sprouts and beets for sides. Highly recommend this dish. We would definitely come back for a special occasion since it is kinda pricey.

Report
Helpful
JJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very wonderful experience. Dinner was worth the price!

Report
Helpful
RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service; friendly, professional, and accurate! The food was great with the exception of the mac n cheese...it tasted like the cheese snack 'goldfish,' which left an undesirable aftertaste. The lemon cake was also a disappointment; the cake consistency was off which gave the impression that it had been frozen vs fresh made. Aside from these two food items, all else was delicious. We'll definitely return!

Report
Helpful
OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was a little slower than we had hoped. I had to flag him down just to order and then flag another waiter down to get our ticket. He only check on us once after we had been served our food.

Report
Helpful
EM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in SA! All around experience of the Pearl, the river walk and the farmers market makes this the perfect Sunday morning location.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Parents anniversary

Report
Helpful
AO
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Took my wife for are 12th year wedding anniversary the food was great but my only issues was the waiter he wasn’t attentive enough ... his manager kept checking up on us and giving us are refills she was great

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We constantly got the LS we were sold out of items after ordering

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
24

Tweets by The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden