The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden

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966 reviews
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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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LL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Drinks were great. Food, kinda disappointed along with the service.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here with friends. The server was a delight and the food was good.

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JH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great, did notice they still the ocasional Christmas song playing.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the customer service!!!!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch

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

Have eaten thier several times. No real fond of the latest menu. Pork shank was excellent. Avocado spread was very salty, had to send back.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We loved the environment, But my Salmon was overcooked & dry and my boyfriends steak he ordered Medium well was very rare. I would still go back and try it again, because it is in a wonderful location at The Pearl and great for people watching.

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The music was too loud- felt like we were at a TGIF. The tables and chairs were all very wobbly. There was even a lady next to us that switched out her chair like 7 times! The food was really pricey although it was edible, lacked flavor. Service was lacking. Just really not impressed. Will not be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service as always!

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AR
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food outside the riverwalk. A little pricy but totally worths it

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Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Justin was our waiter and was fantastic. He is studying to become a sommelier so we had him pick out a pinot grigio. We loved it! The deviled eggs are fantastic. Wish we lived closer!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

1. The silver ware wrapped in the napkin was dirty. The server apologized and changed it after we showed the dirty fork.
2. The table is still unstable.
3. Food: the pork belly appetizer was good. But the duck entree which cost 36$ was hard and dehydrated. could be that it was a leftover and was refried or that it was freezer burned. Into worth the money.
4. Will not recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The food was underwhelming. Meatballs were dry. Apps were okay. Nicely constructed menu but the food didn’t live up to par.

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L
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is an interesting place with good ambience. The main room is dominated by a very cool, very long bar. The menu is fairly good, as is the food. On the pricey side for what you get

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SG
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We waited over an hour for our food (spending average $50 per entree) and the restaurant wasn't even full. You'd think the manager would come by and apologize or at least check in, but no. I had to flag someone down because my steak was ice cold. Won't be back!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

too loud for a Sunday

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LT
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This is priced as an upscale restaurant, but the food doesn't meet that level. We had three different entrees -- all average or less in quality than other comparably priced restaurants. The service was excellent, however, but the menu can use a going over and the dishes re-priced more realistically.

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

Service and food were stellar. The ribeye was superb and cooked the way medium rare should be, red center pink around edges with a great sear. The lobster Mac and cheese was amazing; highly recommend this side!

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VM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was terrible and the music was really loud! Price and value terrible.

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ST
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the wine pairing with the fixed NYE meal.

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CS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Went for New Year's eve dinner and had the Prix FIx dinner. Food was interesting but came out MAYBE warm at best. Service was slow, it took 2 1/2 hours to get a 5 course dinner. Other people around us got served out of order. Coffee with dessert was the bottom of the pot (thick). Not worth the $93.00 for each meal. On a regular day and the regular menu it could be totally different but would not want to try it again.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not good. Waited for 30min to get starting drinks as waiter vanished. Table set incorrectly, and menu recited incorrectly. Meal was 5 course and was ok but not amazing which it should be for $100 per person. Will not go back again.

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u
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but the service was slow. The restaurant was not full Christmas Eve, but it took 50 minutes before we were served any food and probably 10 minutes to get a drink.

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CG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at the Boiler House. Great food, great ambiance, great service.

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JB
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food: The food was good. Not great, not bad just good. No complaints but no rave reviews. Enjoyed the BH Burger and my GF enjoyed her salmon. We both enjoyed our cocktails and the hummus spread appetizer

Service: Service was timely and courteous

Ambiance: First level inside is pretty loud when there is a full dining room and music going so hard to have close conversation without feeling like you might be yelling.

Value: I felt like the food and drink menu was a little bit high. I enjoyed my visit but didnt necessarily feel like I got full value out of the final dinner tab

Overall: I would say go once yourself and see what you think. But know that you are walking more of a upbeat steakhouse type atmosphere and not a cozy, date night restaurant like it looks from the outside. Be prepared for a big check.

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M
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

First time at Boiler House for Sunday Brunch/Lunch and it was good! Brunch menu was impressive, everything we ordered was excellent. You may want to make a reservation, as there was a slight wait for walk-ins who were looking for a table inside.

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JB
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Typically the food is really good. We all had the steak and eggs.. the meat was too chewy appears to have been a bad cut. Would still come back.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner. Excellent service. Perfect timing of serving appetizer and then our entrees. Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and had good suggestions. I would definitely go back next time I am in San Antonio.

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
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.

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d
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely spot for a date!

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ST
San Antonio
8 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.

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San Antonio
19 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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

Great tasting food. Little pricey

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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.

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AS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great!

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