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About 20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
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.
San Antonio, TX 78209
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
Friends just got back from overseas, and we wanted to get together over good food and wine. The noise level suited being able to hear all the conversation. I had the flat iron steak, and it was okay. A little too much seasoning for my palette. The wine was really good, though. We had the calamari as an appetizer, and it was excellent. I would go back and try other entrees.
It's a handsome venue and the food is quite good -- but the portions are small and prices quite high by San Antonio standards for equal quality cuisine. In fact, some of the really good local fine dining places are less expensive than 20nine. The service wasn't bad but not great, either. Even though this wine bar idea appeals to some I don't think we'll be going back any time soon.
The wine and the truffle fries highlighted the evening. Our first visit there and we may go back for wine and apps. The entrees were incredibly salty. So much so we couldn't finish either entree and when I mentioned it to the server, he just took our plates and walked off. No apologies or anything. The server over all was rude and could only stick to "the script". They did have tasting flights of wine which we did enjoy. So I recommend this for wine and apps.
I usually really love 20nine but my most recent experience was less than impressive. I went by myself for Happy hour on the patio and I ordered the fries which took at least 35 minutes to come out. They were also out of personal pizzas which is why I went. The calamari was a very good replacement, though. There were lots of screaming children running around which is not 20nine'S fault and is not usual.
The service was excellent but the food was a bit overpriced and not worth that price. I ordered the steak, which was not nearly as good as those at Ruth's Chris or Myron's. My husband ordered the chicken but said his meal was rather bland. Happy hour appetizers were good, though.
I was greeted by the server saying "Hey, need anything?" which was strange. I went for Happy Hour on a Monday which is a great deal. I ordered the Caesar salad and although the dressing was great, the chicken was chopped so tiny, I could barely fork it. Would definitely go back, at least for Happy Hour.
My husband, son and I went for dinner recently while in town visiting my mother in law. My son is 6 and there is no kids menu but he ate the calamari and loved it.
I ordered the spinach salad without bacon and have to say it was one of the best salads I have ever had! I also ordered the Brussels sprouts which were pretty good.
My husband had the halibut special which he said was excellent.
Only issue is that my husband ordered a salad to start and they sent it at the same time as the entree. Likely a waiter issue.
Overall, very good. Wine is pricey though. Glass prices are pretty steep!
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.
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