The Granary 'Cue & Brew

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471 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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Chicago
20 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
10 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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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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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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L
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced for what you get. Husband and I both ordered the barbecue board, very little meat you get, one slice of brisket and a spoonful of chopped brisket, along with sides and half a slice of bread. It wasn’t bad but wasn’t great either, meat temperature was warm but not hot. We were expecting more for $18 an order. Mediocre at Best! Save your money, there are much better places to dine at in the Pearl.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Great flavor but it tasted like lunch is a better time to go. Very dry. Service was so attentive to the point it was annoying. Overall decent and glad i tried it.

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TR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing visit been there numerous times but this time disappointed. Out of several items and some drink types. Less than I expect from this establishment. Gotta do better to keep me coming back.

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FG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This was not barbeque. If you are planning to visit because of TX Monthly's rating, forget it. The very small portions for the price was disappointing. The baked bean sides were really bad, the pulled pork way too salty just for starters.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Enjoyed dinner. Will definitely go back!

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n
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pretty good barbecue, great beer selection. for my taste, too much mustard in some of the sauces.

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BG
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

service and food was very good. liked the rustic atmosphere and variety of beer.

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Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere and location were great. Underwhelmed by dinner menu and prices. Food was good. We had BBQ plates, chicken thigh with grits, charcuterie and cheese plates and brisket ramen. Also had local beer flights. Very small portions, and large prices. However, atmosphere was good and I would go back again.

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e
San Antonio
120 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Absurdly expensive, very mediocre food. So dissapointed.

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SA
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced. Limited menu. Octopus and potato tapas appetizers way off mark.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Overall the food was good. A bit pricey for small portions. The biggest downfall for our large party of 11 was that the waitress did not communicate with us that they could not do separate checks. They just said it was on the menu which none of remember seeing. However, it should have been communicated that the bill could not be split into individual checks from the beginning to avoid conflict. The manager was rude about the whole situation. This place is good for a date but would not recommend for a business outing or large groups.

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D
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Portions are very small. Pretty limited menu. But everything was very good. Value is not very good with portion size.

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Mississippi
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Came here for our last evening of vacation. Love the concept but not the flavors. Strange combinations and I usually am very adventurous with my food. Nice service. Just not my cup of tea. If you are looking for traditional barbecue this is not it.

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