The Granary 'Cue & Brew

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485 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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Austin
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cool spot, attentive service, tasty beverages, good food albeit pricey (cool part of town, but $19 pasta???) and NOT KID FRIENDLY!!! Great adult get away from kids running around outside.

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CH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

My wife and I went to The Granary for Valentine's day. It is one of our favorite restaurants in San Antonio, and really anywhere. Normally, we have an exceptional experience. This was an alarming difference. It was a busy night of course, and we were in no rush, but it took us 4 hours to be served dinner. Despite having a reservation, we weren't even seated within half an hour of our reservation starting time. It took another 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order, and another 20 minutes for that drink order to arrive. Food was even slower, and even came out seemingly cold. It was very disappointing. I would like to commend our server, who handled it all with grace and charm, but the overall experience really left us wondering "what happened!?"

Hopefully this is a one-time experience.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Seating at communal tables was off putting. We saw a handful of couples leave because they didn’t want to sit at a bench next to total strangers.

Service from kitchen was exceedingly slow. It was a full two hours before we received our entrees.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff and atmosphere, however the portions were super small and they say it’s “made to share”.

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LV
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good except the prices were just a little bit too pricey for me

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y
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was great. Very warm and inviting. The service was excellent. The only disappointment was that we were told that it was a family style restaurant, and the three of us should order two main courses and 2-3 sides. Everything that came out was VERY tiny. The ribs plate was just five small ribs. The burnt ends bolognese was a very small bowl. The beets plate was about 1/2 a beet, and the grilled cabbage was 1/2 of a tiny head of cabbage. The prices were such that we expected larger portions - the bill came to almost $100, and only two of the three of us had a drink. So I have mixed feelings about this place. If you have the right expectations on the small portions, you'll have a better experience than we did.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

If you haven’t been in 2019 check the menu. Complete dinner menu revamp. No more BBQ board. Now only overpriced side free entrees. I’m ok with change but when someone came around asking how things were we were honest that we were a bit disappointed with the menu changes. Rather than a simple thanks for your feedback we were met with we are “taking things to the next level” which felt very dismissive. So good luck with the “next level” without our business. It was a good 6 years...

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I hate to leave negative reviews, but this visit was absolutely terrible from beginning to end. This was our 2nd time dining here, and we will never be back. You can get much better food, service, and value from your money at other restaurants in town.

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CH
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef Rattray does a super job about keeping his menu interesting and fun! Whether you are there for lunch or dinner expect a nice time. My husband and I have been customers since they started the business and we are in love with this BBQ restaurants feeling.
The Pearl is such a great location to be able to visit and walk around.
We had the Beef Clod (FAV) and the Fatty Brisket with Kimchi along with a new dish of Cabbage and Apples! Oh my! Thank you, Chef!

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DF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were excited to have some barbeque while visiting San Antonio. Our server Ryan was very good. However the food is very overpriced for what you recieve in food. 5 baby back ribs were $23 without any sides, no rice, no slaw, no beans, nothing. I had to ask for BBQ sauce to go with it actually. We also got the fried brussel sprouts which were good but also overpriced. The half chicken was $31 I believe which is outrageous and also without any side dishes. The chicken and ribs were good but we left hungry but didn't want to pay any more $. At home you get way more than just meat when you order BBQ unlike here. Wouldn't return, sorry

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JL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was tasty cue, just wish their dinner menu was a little more clear on what it is we are getting. If it spelled out the meats better it would have been more clear.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time sharing food and drinks!

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T
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Restaurant recently went through some major changes. Was unorganized and extremely loud. Food was not up to expectations.

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Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff was helpful. Some more gluten free options/modifications would have been appreciated.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious upscale bbq. Highly recommend the Texas Toast! While they cite beer in the name, there is a good selection of wines. Great service & food.

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JP
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with the quality of the food. The brisket was fatty, tough to chew, and luke warm. Others in my party of six had similar experience with their food quality. Service was okay but the food won’t bring me back.

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ES
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience. Would never go back. Didn’t even get to look at the menu. That should tell you everything.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale barbeque in a warm quiet setting. House crafted beers and delicious food. Will eat here again and tell all my friends to stop by for a bite. Yummy!!

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AS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Do not expect them to honor the reservation on time. Made it for 630 and was not seated until 6:50.

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JL
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Granary during a stay at the Emma. Charcuterie, bbq, a special duck dish, and wine. Great evening experience!

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WI
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 3

Portions, including the wine, were the smallest of any restaurant I have ever dined at. Ridiculous. BBQ plate had two small strips of brisket and ice cream scoop sized pork. Steak and duck entrees were both dwarfed by the dinner plate served on. I would have been embarrassed to deliver the $170 bill for three to the table.

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E
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitperson, Miranda, was very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed some unique appetizers, maitake mushrooms and a charcuterie plate with great pickles. We were able to share the pork chop, and it was delicious. I understand there will be new offerings in the new year. I look forward to trying them out!

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DS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thought the food at the granary on a Wednesday night was as good of food as you could get in San Antonio. It was excellent!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, cool decor and absolutely stellar chef and menu!! Highly recommend. In super cool Pearl neighborhood.

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RB
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first trip to The Granary and won't be our last! We arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation and were still able to be seated immediately (early Saturday evening). Our server greeted us promptly, was vibrant, and told us about the evening specials with enthusiasm and tasting knowledge. I asked about craft beers and our server explained several offerings, the first of which, Infamous Brewing's Sweep the Leg Peanut Butter Stout, was a winner!
We took her up on the New England Clam Chowder which was wonderful. We also found several ways to share offerings on the menu so that we could sample a lot without overeating and without having to take anything home. We had the barbeque board with brisket and pulled pork, and an add'l serving of brisket (only $6 more). The meat was wonderful! The board is served with a German-style potato salad, mixed beans, and barbeque sauce. The potato salad was flavorful with herbs and not too much vinegar; the beans were a fascinating combination of flavors with spice and a hint of sweet.
Great experience and we hope to return soon!

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AV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great. Smaller portions on some of the options. Really terrible and slow service. Took over 2 hours for dinner and we ordered our food relatively quickly.

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MC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and server were fabulous. We will definitely be back.

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

Great experience, will definitely be back.

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AC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Overpriced.
They don’t include the draught beers they carry (other than the ones the make) on the drink menu. So how are you supposed to know what they have? I went to the bar to find out they had others, but why not just put them on a drink menu????
Entrees don’t come with sides and they don’t have an ala carte for sides either. So I got a six ounce steak with a few Brussels sprout leaves - no options for sides! I saw Brussels sprouts and actually thought they would be there.
If you want to leave a place hungry, eat here.

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The hostess was stressed, the bar service was slow and inattentive, wait staff didn’t take our order for more than 30 minutes, food took forever and wasn’t worth the wait. Overpriced small portions. We would not go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Adventurous food which didn’t always hit the mark, but when it did was fantastic. Don’t confuse this with a gastro-pub, it’s really a creative restaurant that happens to have a brewery attached (the beer is also good, the wine list small but thoughtful).

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Good was shabby compared to 2 years ago when we ate there. Service was poor I placed an order 15 minutes later was told they no longer had that item. Will not spend our money there again.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and beers were amazing. The staff made us feel very welcome, made great food and drink recommendations. Easy to talk and eat as a family.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service from the waiter was a bit overbearing sometimes. mushroom Appetizer was the best i ever had!

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b
Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is two restaurants in one. At lunch the Granary is a stellar BBQ joint with standard Texas style BBQ with various specials - Tuesday lunch with a Pastrami Rib is my favorite. At dinner Chef Tim cuts loose and produces a range of fare all including something smoked, however lightly. My last dinner was the smoked duck and simply put, the duck alone was worth the trip!

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I would strongly advise against going there for dinner. All the great reviews are for the lunch menu only. For some reason at dinner they take away that menu and replace it with a new menu which I would call a work-in-progress. The charcuterie plate in particular was very strange - two servings of fish mousse and mustard / pickles but no meat! After we left we actually went somewhere else to get more BBQ.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food nice attentive staff

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AC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Surprisingly expensive for what we got. It was ok but won't make a point to return

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JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I was very disappointed in our experience at The Granary. We were a group of 9. 3 of the 9 entrees were served 25-30 minutes after the other 6. Additionally, the short ribs were extremely dry. Overall, it is by far the worst experience I have had at The Pearl.

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k
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and unique. Ambience wonderful. Definitely pricey - not your usual barbecue.

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