About 20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
San Antonio, TX 78209
This urban wine inspired restaurant is located in the heart of San Antonio just 5 miles north of the River walk, and minutes south of the airport. Highway 29 that runs through Napa Valley inspired the restaurant’s name. The oversized patio with water fountain creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy wine and appetizers or a four-course dinner. The bar and lounge area offers a trendy, stylish, urban setting for serious wine drinkers to sit back and enjoy a “Road Trip”. All road trips arrive with “wine itineraries” (tasting notes) for the “traveler” to refer to as they are sipping each glass. We specialize in wine country cuisine. We have an eclectic menu & makes seasonal changes to showcase fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday: 3pm - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: 3:00 - 12:00am Saturday: 11:00 - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free abundant parking available in the front and rear of restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Events at 20nine include: Wine Tastings, Private lunches and dinners (for up to 45 people), private Parties (for up to 150 people), Wine & Cheese Receptions, Presentation and Meeting Space.
Now accepting reservations for engagement parties, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, pharmaceutical dinner presentations, birthday parties, and fundraisers.
Private Party Contact:
Troy Fulmer: (210) 798-9463
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews
Since it was a nice evening we opted to eat outside. The service was great and my wife and I started out ordering a "road trip" where you get 3 glasses (approx. 1/3 filled) of wine. My wife had the daily fresh fish special and I had the chicken breast. The food was great tasting and makes me want to try other dishes on their menu, to include the pizzas. Afterwards we shared a slice of the vanilla bean cheesecake, very delicious and a wonderful way to end the evening. Overall, great food, great service, great ambiance, best of all, it was all under $100.
Normally this is a great place. But we reserved a table on valentine's day and no one informed us before handthat we would have to order from the Valentine's menu not even when they called to confirm our reservation. As a result, we left because the Valentine's day menu was much more than we have spent at 20nine before.
I went to dinner with a girlfriend for Valentine's Day. I am absolutely shocked by the poor etiquette of the staff including the owner. This was our first time at the restaurant and decided to go based on the great reviews. I was greatly disappointed. From the beginning, I felt rushed by the waiter. We ordered a bottle of champagne and a three course meal from the Valentine's Day menu. We ordered everything at the beginning of the meal and the waiter never came back to make sure we didn't need anything else or ensure or meal was prepare to our satisfaction. The starter was a Caesar salad that was not fresh as the lettuce was brown. Secondly, I ordered the Petite Filet medium rare. I did not have any issues with the steak as it was properly cooked. For the dessert, I had the cheesecake which was delicious. My disappointment with the restaurant didn't come until the end of the meal as my friend and I were still enjoying our glass of champagne and the owner asked us to sit at the bar to finish our glass of champagne as his friends were requesting our table. We were at the table less than an hour. Needless to say, I was absolutely flabbergasted at the poor level of customer service and poor etiquette from upper management. This was not only tasteless but tacky. He offered to buy a glass of champagne for us at the bar and we politely declined as we were embarrassed by his poor delivery of request. I will NEVER step foot on this establishment ever again. Extremely disappointed in the management of this restaurant.
Overall OK but not driven to it. Three desserts were tragically not so good. The almost apple pie that was served is a Pepperidge Farm puff pastry using a very unsavory Apple that had a very light Center but a stiff peeling and it lacked any character and wisdom you would expect even in the Christmas dessert. I had a bite of the chocolate cake and it was also un-eventful then I forgot what the third one was but folks the food is great the wine tasting is kind of unusual where they have the threesome to check out but the desserts: avoid them and go someplace else. The concept of stacking the entree servings was a little unusual but it worked in the sense the foods were paired together.
Well the wine list was a nice selection and it was also extremely pricey and the management does not seem to realize that there's some less-expensive ones that would be equally paired to their food so that common people could afford to have a nice bottle of wine on a slim budget and still enjoy their Cuisine so you know strike out on the wine selection. Just because you sell pricey wine doesn't mean that your place would be outstanding or otherwise turn you on for only that reason.
The takeaway here is to get some house wine or some brand that could be paired equally and not rob the kitty. I personally have had an account with some wine purveyors in San Antonio and know for a fact that the wine prices are usually marked up at least 100% per bottle and in this case this place is doing us a little worse than that.
This being said is probably worth a visit to check it out and decide for yourself.
My friend and I had a very nice Christmas dinner that was tasty and enjoyable. The waitress and server were friendly and knowledgeable and provided great customer service throughout our stay. We had dined there several years ago on a Saturday night and found the noise level was over the top. This time we had a much more enjoyable experience and glad that we chose a different time and day for a return visit.
We had an early dinner before a Spurs game. The service and food were amazing. The pork fillet was among the best meals I've ever had. We also did a red wine road trip. Being early, it wasn't very crowded so it was very quiet, and we got exceptional service.
If I had a criticism of anything, the table was a bit small. We got a cheese board, which was also very good, and two entrees and a wine flight. The table was too small to accommodate all of that.
Worst dining experience I've had in a long time. After being seated it was 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. I think we were being served by the bartender or someone with not very much experience as a wait staff. Flow of the food arriving to our table was awkward. The restaurant itself was overly cold and during the entire meal we all kept smelling a sewer smell. Nobody likes that at dinner! The food was quite mediocre. But are not squash risotto had a good flavor but tasted like it had been over cooked or sat in the pot for days and was very starchy. The pizza was only average at best. The pumpkin cheesecake dessert was the best item but the piece was so small it was barely enough for one let alone to share. I will not be returning to this restaurant ever again.
We were visiting San Antonio for a funeral and not being very familiar with the are we searched online to find an outdoor dining location. The pictures showed exactly what we were looking for and the appetizer menu sounded right up our alley. We made the reservation and headed to the restaurant. The girl at the reception desk was happy to see us and super friendly. We requested a table outside which she was happy to accommodate us with. The waiter was efficient but not super friendly or helpful. Just doing a job instead of helping us enjoy our evening. The food was really good! We had the hummus, meatballs and arranzni (sp) appetizers which were good - the hummus one was Excellent!! We also ordered a margherita pizza and the scallops. Both of which were really good (we heard!!). We did order dessert, the bread pudding was outstanding (I heard!) The lemon tart was also outstanding and the creme brulee was delicious. I would recommend this restaurant - the food was wonderful, our waiter was good - just not super friendly even though we tried to engage him several times.
went on a Sunday at 4:00pm. There were only 2 other tables with customers. We left at 5:30 and we were the only ones left. The place was empty. For me it was too dark. I couldn't read the menu. The menu was short not a lot of choices but the pizza was delicious the wine good. This place was not for me and my friend.
20nine is one of our regular go to spots for wine, food, and the ability to actually have a conversation without shouting at each other. The staff is always warm, welcoming and very service oriented. The wine list is extensive and wine flights are offered if you're not sure what you like or what you want. It's great to have the option of trying several different wines. And the best part is, if you find one you really like, unopened bottles are available for retail sale.
Our favorite way to start is with the dates and the truffle fries. They pair perfectly with a glass of bubbles. We are French fry afficionados and we think these are right up there at the top. And we just found out this past Monday, that Sundays and Mondays are happy hour the whole time the restaurant is open. There is A happy hour menu that includes chicken sliders that are a riff off their signature chicken dish. So if you're looking to eat a smaller serving, this is a perfect way to have their wonderful signature chicken.
Creative, flavorful food, artistically presented. Bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese and pine nuts were a great starter. The wilted spinach salad with basted egg is large enough to split, as is the delicious thin crust pizza (try the Pig and Pear). The wine flights (called Road Trips) are a fun way to try a variety of wines in a single visit. Looking forward to returning soon to try more of their many other interesting dishes. Great location in the Quarry Market.
Food was a little slow coming out and when it got there my carrots and potatoes had already grown cool. The Braised Short ribs we wonderful and perfectly cooked.
My wife's Sweet Tea Chicken was very tasty!
The best thing we are were the side of Brussel Sprouts! Very good!
It has to be mentioned that I went here on Mother's Day, so the experience might not have been typical. They only had a limited, and pricey, prix fixe menu - not uncommon on Mother's Day. Most of us at the table wanted the steak. I wanted medium rare, and my wife wanted rare - but we were told they could only do medium on Mother's Day. They tried to make an exception, and brought us steaks a little below medium, but I don't get it. They didn't seem particularly busy, and I don't see how having a limited menu would mean they can't cook steaks the way people want them. I also asked to substitute my mashed potatoes for asparagus (asparagus was available on one of the other prix fixe choices), but apparently that was just too complicated, so I got no side dish at all. The tab, after a 20% tip, was $240 for 5 people - that was with a single glass of wine for one person (everyone else had water or tea). I don't mind paying that kind of money for enjoying the food I want, but this felt more like a demand-driven gouge.
The waiter was fine. My 3-star Service rating is based on the overall service, not our waiter, who I think did his best to work within the Mother's Day framework.
This was a last minute dinner reservation for us. Every table was taken so we were seated in the bar which I was a little uncomfortable with high top tables typically are uncomfortable. We were seated in the corner and we asked that the music be turned down which was perfect . My guess is there is a separate control and the hostess accommodated us.
Kitchen initially prepared wrong type of pizza (twice, two separate orders), but was caught prior to bringing meals out. Pizzas made in error were offered (and graciously accepted) free of charge whilst Kitchen remedied error. Side note, highly recommend the risotto.
We enjoyed an amazing three-course brunch on Easter Sunday. We ordered fresh salads for appetizers; Chicken and Waffles were extremely flavorful; Arctic Char was crispy on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside; Bread Pudding and deconstructed Lemon Tart were a great closing to the meal. First mimosa was free! All for $40/person. We sat outside on the patio with our 14 month old who enjoyed the free space to roam and admire the birds. Service was excellent, but surprisingly there were very few patrons. Couldn't believe this given the quality of the establishment, food, drinks, and service. People missed out!
I took a cousin to 20Nine to try it, as she was seeking a venue for her rehearsal dinner. I had a good experience at this establishment in 2015, but was embarrassed by the slow service and poor meals served last weekend. Service was great initially, but after we received our starters, our waiter went AWOL; it took well over 30 minutes to receive our entrees. Upon arrival, my steak was very good, but the entrees of my three guests were so overcooked that one individual declared hers to be "massacred." If the kitchen botched their job, the waiter should have let us know that there would be a delay while the meals were prepared properly. Instead, he was simply disappeared and then presented us with a good steak flanked by a ruined chop and short ribs. This did not impress any of us at the table, which is sad given that the wine list was quite favorable. Needless to say, my cousin will not hold her dinner event at 20Nine later this year, and I will not return again. Terribly disappointing.
Absolutely wonderful restaurant, fit for a special night out with that special someone. Experienced wait staff that know exactly how to ensure great service without being over bearing with their service. This was a first time visit and a definite jewel!!!! Only drawback was the bread, it was a little burnt other than that this place absolutely rocks a romantic spot for couples!!!! We will definitely be going back!!!!
I made the reservation two weeks in advance. When we arrived we were told of the special holiday menu with the $50 person charge. Ended up staying because of the likelihood of finding somewhere else to go. Food was great though. Memorable selections. Made up for the beginning. Overall good night.
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