The Granary

4.2
548 reviews
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Barbecue
Lunch guests at The Granary can expect a menu of traditional central Texas Barbecue featuring smoked brisket, pork, chicken, St Louis ribs & house-made sausage, bread, pickles & sides. The Granary has also garnered national attention with its house special, beef pastrami.

Dinner guests can expect a seasonal chef driven menu featuring composed plates influenced by smoke and live fire with flavors spanning the globe, table service from knowledgeable staff and communal style seating that make The Granary dining experience unique, elevated, but approachable. Visit website for current menu.

The Granary also brews exceptional Craft Beers in-house that pair beautifully with the menu. Rye Saison, IPA & Brown Ale are house-brewed beers to expect along with experimental beers like a Coffee IPA.Other Texas breweries are featured on the all Texas tap wall. A thoughtfully curated bottled beer and wine reserve list, showcasing breweries and wineries from all over the world,
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MD
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

BBQ was excellent. Service was also. This would have been 5 stars if the cole slaw had been better. It was virtually tasteless almost as if an ingredient or spice had been left out. Still I would definitely return as this was the best brisket I’ve had in a while.

SB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in an adorably rustic building. The supervisor checked on us twice while we were having brunch and our server was really nice.

E
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! She was incredibly helpful and attentive. Food was amazing, and cooked perfectly. My only complaint is the chicharons were not seasoned very well. The top pieces had everything, leaving the bottom layer bland.

OT
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After enjoying sister restaurant, Fontaine’s Southern Diner & Bar, last weekend, we finally tried The Granary for dinner tonight. We had a reservation for 6 PM, but we likely didn’t need it. The restaurant slowly filled up while we were there. The food, beverages, and service were great. Our server (Deziree) was very attentive & helpful with recommendations - all of which were delicious. Courses & drink refills were appropriately paced. We shared Texas Toast (thick sliced house-made buttermilk bread, barbecue butter, cracked black pepper), grilled beets (served with beet cracklin’, horseradish cream, dill), and a grilled tomato salad. For dinner, I had the Duroc St. Louis pork ribs with house mop sauce, and my husband had the 44 Farms Beef Clod (served on a tomato caramel sauce, topped with coffee quinoa crunch, and accompanied by pickled celery & “cornbread”). For dessert, we shared the strawberry ice box pie. For our beverages, my husband had the Cooper’s Old Fashion (which is made with El Dorado 12 yr. rum), and I had the Brown Martini (vodka, coffee liqueur, cold brew, & simple syrup). I’m excited to return for brunch, which is available Saturday & Sunday!

RD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

We were a group of 6. Many in our group were less than pleased as Granary is clearly not "Texas BBQ" - the primary exception that would make any BBQ joint very proud was the outstanding Texas Toast. While I appreciated the creativity of the menu and very nice beer selection, this was an overall miss for our group. If you are looking for a unique (but overpriced) experience in a hip area than this is for you. Hotel Emma is a short walk away and not to be missed.

TO
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Our waiter was fantastic.
The person who dropped of one of the plates was rude and condescending. She should have stayed home.
The brioche bread was so hard to cut and the brisket was horrible. Serving potatoe salad isn't a brunch item and it looked gross.
The freshly squeezed OJ was delicious however it was room temperature and not very enjoyable. Not to mention it was a very small amount.
I won't be returning and I won't recommend this restaurant to anyone.

k
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

A nice place with good service. Food was good but king of pricey for the portions.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect dinner from service to flavor!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose The Granary for their location and brunch offerings. The menu’s variety was enough to satisfy all the palates in our group. The pancakes and brisket sandwich were SO GOOD! I loved the homey-feel of the restaurant and all of the waitstaff worked together to create a pleasurable dining experience for customers. After brunch, we walked to Pearl Brewery to shop.

MO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

Absolutely atrocious service. Nice people, decent food but it took well over an hour to get our meal after ordering. I have no idea how this made the Texas Monthly Top 50 list - the food was fair at best. EVERYONE waited well over an hour. Maybe it's just slow in TX but this place would be out of business in 2 weeks if it were in Chicago. Too bad. Cool space and nice people.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great ambiance, and the service was great. Everyone is extremely friendly and the manager came by to personally check on how everything was several times

g
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent BBQ top quality meat. Clearly the best brisket ribs and pulled pork we’ve ever had. Nothing was overpowering and yet totally flavorful. You’ve gotta know what you’re doing to pull that off. Sides are also all totally worth ordering. Had lunch and dinner there that’s how good this place is! Wonderful setting in a beautifully restored Victorian. Try and leave some room for the banana cream pie or strawberry pie if on the menu.

CD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was AMAZING. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.The brisket, ribs, and Brussels sprouts were delicious. Give it a try. It won’t disappoint.

SG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in San Antonio and I was so impressed with my experience at The Granary. The atmosphere was nice, the decor was great, and the service was excellent. The food though... outstanding! Our server’s recommendation of the homemade buttermilk Texas toast was spot on. The ribs were easily some of the best I’ve ever had! Truly excellent meal!

E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and accommodating restaurant in the pearl district

DI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The first round of brisket that we ordered was a bit dry, and the second batch was very good. Should have been good both times. The menu wasnt quite what we saw at the website. The food was good, but I think the side orders could be better and have more variety. The overall experience, food and Pearl ambiance is well worth the visit, but a lot of room to improve.

DF
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent July 4th luncheon. Brisket, sausage and ribs were all very good. The homemade bread and pickles were a nice addition. The burnt ends baked beans were especially tasty. We plan to return for their yummy looking daily specials.

CW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Granary. We honestly went in with limited expectations outside of service. The food was different and delicious. Pairings were interesting and nothing that w'd think of in our own cooking life. I would highly recommend The Granary to anyone that is a fan of smoke foods with a twist. IN addition to the delicious and unique food choices, the atmosphere and customer service was excellent. You won't be disappointed

PE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Raw eggplant, tasteless fried appetizer, unrecognizable bolognese sauce. Very good thai brisket. Nice service.

MW
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was our first time at The Granary since they introduced their new menu. Like that they have a bar and cocktails now as well as beers.
The food tasted great. A few hiccups - but nothing major.
We started with fritters - delicious, light appetizer. There were four of us for dinner - two ordered ribs, one ordered beef clod and another beef brisket with kimchi. Dinners came out at different times - first both ribs (but one had 6 and one 4 which seemed odd), five minutes later the brisket, then the brussel sprouts, then about another 10 minutes later the beef.

Maybe it was an off night or they're just getting the hang of doing table service this way.

It all tasted great, just made for a slightly "off" dining experience. We'll be back for another try though.

JC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cuisine exquisite in both consistency and variety. Excellent, truly excellent service - the best we’ve experienced in some time!

GP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Good place but the food was deplorable. Worst brisket I have ever eaten. It was served just warm, with a poor and small strange salad. I wouldn’t recommend it on food quality. Service was fine, place is quaint.

KC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It was good but not big portions for the prices. Also the brunch menu on Father’s Day was not the best.

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was very attentive, but we were very underwhelmed by the food. The Thai brisket was over salted, as were the mushrooms. The Brussels Sporuts and the Texas toast were very tasty. For the price and reputation, we expected a lot more. We likely won’t be back for dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. Awesome food.

BB
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything e had from the appetizers to the entrees was delicious.

RM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the St Louis ribs and the Texas toast both were Excellent!!!

MG
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I expect to have a good experience here and they haven't let me down yet! We had the seared scallops and the ramen bowl, while both seem odd choices for a BBQ place, they were delicious!

DR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always wonderful. I have been here many times and have never been disappointed with the food. The chef is wonderful.

TB
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

The menu was not as extensive or as appetizing as shown in OpenTable. The grilled beets were good. The beef clod was terrible - dry in some parts, sweet in others, completely unbalanced. The “cornbread” was like eating a bland sponge cake. The chess pie dessert was also fairly one dimensional. Very uninspired, unbalanced food. I would not return.

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable meal and experience, as we have come to expect. The ribs were amazing, as was the wilted salad.

G
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Rustic and charming...limited menu choices and all-a-cart style

MH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Gourmet Grill is the best way I’d describe it. It’s not a BBQ place so don’t go thinking your going to get Brisket, Sausage, beans and rice with pickles and onions and a sweet tea. Small portions, but very premium and full of flavor. Kids 13 & 7 had quite an experience tasting the food and loved that the Maitake Mushroom tasted like a mouthwatering steak. Went at 6pm on a Saturday and it was nice before the crowd and the noise of people. Overall great experience, pricey compared to portion sizes but if you’re looking for an experience for a dinner on a date or special occasion I’d give it a try.

DR
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal. The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

GM
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We arrived and were seated promptly, several minutes later a server arrived and took drink orders. Drinks arrived 20 minutes later then we waited another 25 minutes to place an order, no appetizer order! We waited 30 minutes for cold food and again no additional drinks. The server arrived back 10 minutes later we placed a drinks order, when it arrived only half of the drinks on the order. Pretty poor service for expensive cold BBQ!

LC
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Brunch menu was very yummy. Have not ever been during lunch or dinner to sample the barbecue, but our Breakfast Benedict has chopped brisket. It was very good. The praline pancakes were delicious and the slab bacon is what dreams are made of. The house made Bloody Mary mix made for a great drink. We arrived at 11a on a gorgeous Saturday morning and were the only people there. By noon the place was packed. I would love to go back!

RM
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food, knowledgeable waitress who made great recommendations.

JN
Charlotte
47 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal after The Granary - indulged and ordered 32 oz ribeye (shared between the three of us) - great beef, perfectly cooked, two amazing butters which went well with the steak. Service was good although a bit slow for our taste. Overall a good experience.

TO
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I would recommend to a friend but not for brunch. Eggs Benedict had no flavor. French toast was mostly just bread and jelly. Their bread is great but it didn't taste like French toast. I've always loved their lunch and dinner but will not return for brunch.

MI
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambience is what makes this place. We went for brunch, so I don’t know how their regular food menu, but brunch was ok. I got the French toast which was really good, my husband got the omelette that came with a salad. The salad tasted like wet lettuce, so that wasn’t very good, the omelette was just a egg omelette, so not much flavor and a little undercooked. The side of beef sausage he got, that we had to pay for, was phenomenal. Honestly, he should have just ordered a side of eggs and a side of sausage and it would have been cheaper and better! Overall, it was a neat experience, just order with caution for brunch. The location is perfect for the farmers market! We had a good time!

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