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About Smoke the Restaurant
Smoke is BBQ and other eats at it's highest level but at approachable prices. We're taking smoked meat off the picnic table and into the restaurant where you and yours can enjoy full service including cocktails, beer and wine. Smoke also features a robust bar and music on weekend evenings. If you enjoy barbeque, don't settle, eat with chefs who LOVE BBQ so come over and enjoy the best in style!
San Antonio, TX 78258
Barbecue, Comfort Food, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Smoke will feature live music (weather permitting) on our spacious patio Thursday through Saturday nights. Come by and reward your auditory senses as well as your palate!
There is a front parking lot, and we have adjacent street parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Smoke the Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (866) 731-9839
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Smoke the Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We got there at 4 on Sunday, (hrs are 11am to 9 pm) We were greeted by a waitress with a list of 5 meats they were out of, plus things like corn bread as well. What? and u have 5 more hours of service?
Long wait for food, was good, but was not what I wanted to eat...the turkey & cornbread was gone.
Upon arrival was surprised to see how empty it was, but could have the time of day on a Saturday, we were there at 4pm. Our server, Jesse, was great, first time there, and he was very informative regarding the food and menu. Would recommend the Animal Tots for a starter, but needed to be a little bit bigger of a portion, brought my wife and 2 daughters, and we each had one bite, and they were gone. Brisket sandwich, flavorless and served on Texas toast, disappointing. Duck over cooked with no flavor. Dino bone, very tender and enjoyed very much. And the pick 3 of pulled pork, chicken, and brisket was good, but once, again very small portions. Hesitant to go back, considering hit or miss.
Smoke has taken an abrupt turn for the worse since its head chef left.
The food takes like it's store bought. Mainstays in the menu now resemble cafeteria food.
This will be the last time we go to Smoke.
Really sad since we spent the last two years frequenting this establishment.
Smoke the Restaurant never disappoints! Excellent food and great service. We always go with at least 6 people and get one of their feasts - tons of meats, unlimited sides, and those delicious pickles! This time we went to the Sonterra location, but the Sunset Station location is also great if you're in that area.
Brisket was fatty and stringy. They messed up my friend's order multiple times. I ordered the pit sampler, as did three others in the group. They had brisket, smoked chicken breast, and pulled pork. I had the same items, except I received a chicken drumstick that was the size of my little finger instead of the chicken breast. Great ambience and a decent beer selection. I'm hoping this was just an off night and not indicative of how the place normally operates.
Food was unique and flavorful. Service was terrible, however. We ordered an appetizer that came out with full meal. It was 7 pm on a Tuesday, and the kitchen was already out of several desserts---Hmmm.???? We ordered coffee with dessert and no french press coffee(their norm) was not available. We ordered coffee with cream and splenda with our dessert, however, coffee arrived 15 min after dessert was served and then we had to ask for cream etc again. Dessert was poor.
What's there not to like about Smoke? Delicious taste, very reasonable prices, amazing cocktails, friendly servers, comfortable yet classy ambient. What more could one ask for? Go there for a date, or take the whole family. This place is perfect for any occasion. I can't wait to try their lunch menu.
Service was lacking. I had a reservation and they took about 20 minutes to seat us. Then it took an age for anyone to help. The waitress was not very knowledgeable and we had to remind her about refills and about our dessert. I guess they were very busy and didn't know how to handle a busy restaurant. Not an excuse. Will not be going back.
The chef's choice was what we had for dinner. Three meats of the plate were pulled pork, brisket and chicken which the chicken and pork were "good" but the brisket was only "fair". Two small pieces of brisket that were tough and not much flavor. The buttered mash potatoes and the carrots were very good as sides.
Food was inconsistent around the table. Brisket was lean on one plate and fatty on another. Kitchen was out of popular items(chicken and ribs). The smoke in the room, literally, burned my eyes for most of our meal. Others at the table mentioned it too. The soup was great, the salad was very skimpy for the price. Fried chicken livers were tasty.
Can only offer a 3 star rating for Smoke. The food was excellent, but unless ordering by bbq the pound, the individual plates on the menu are at best child size portions. Our waitress even commented management was looking at increasing the portion size.
Would still have to say, the food itself was outstanding
Love the restaurant. Would have rated 5's for food but too many items on the menu were not available which I thought was weird for a Wednesday night. Service missed a 5 because we made a point saying no gravy on the chicken but it came with gravy. Situation was rectified and chicken was good but the waiter apparently didn'the take notice of the "no gravy" request. My meatloaf was wonderful.
Smoke is such a unique BBQ restaurant - an upscale, but casual (yes it's possible) atmosphere with outstanding food and great service. I wish I had the willpower to order something else other than brisket, because the menu is awesome (but, the brisket is so tender and amazing) and has so many creative dishes! Must try the potato salad if you go - truly unique and delicious. One of my favorite restaurants in SA no doubt.
Our experience at Smoke was very enjoyable. The menu is really a step up from the standard BBQ and every dish was very well prepared and delicious. I chose it because I wanted fried chicken, a dish I haven't permitted myself for years. It was very crispy and the meat cooked just right. The mashed potatoes were exceptional with butter, chives and the flavor from the crusty chicken. The lamb was just right and very good. We'll be back for Brunch.
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