Cured – chef Steve McHugh’s first and highly anticipated gastropub opened December 2013 in the century-old building that once belonged to the president’s headquarters of the famed Pearl Brewing Company. This seasoned chef spent ten years in New Orleans as chef de cuisine for chef John Besh followed by two years at Lüke in San Antonio. Yet, his most sterling achievement has been beating cancer. After such a life-changing triumph, McHugh set out to open Cured, giving it a name that speaks to his feat as well as the artisanal cured meats hanging in view. It was with this purity of ingredients and hands-on methodology that enhanced his own healing process. This from-scratch, seasonal focus finds its to menu items like Sweet Potato Agnolotti with Bourbon Brown Sugar & Sage and Slow Cooked Heritage Hog with Smoked Andouille & Okra. McHugh has found a way to implement “gastronomic giving” by donating $1 from every charcuterie board order to a different charity each quarter.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
All Cured patrons are invited to park at all Pearl Brewery lots located all throughout the entire campus.
Private Party Facilities:
For any additional information on Private Dining Options, please contact Sylvia McHugh via email at email@example.com
Private Party Contact:
Sylvia McHugh: 2103144152x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Cured Ratings and Reviews
I loved the ambiance and the artistic wa ...
I loved the ambiance and the artistic way in which the historic building was renovated into a restaurant. The menu was interesting and fun.The meats were good, but the sauces were especially great, and I loved the salad and veggies we ordered. The wait person was excellent, very attentive and very informative. The prices were kind of high, but we expected that. It was a great place to celebrate our 37th anniversary dinner.
Great vibes and great environment. The f ...
Great vibes and great environment. The food was real good. I had the steak and rabbit and gumbo and bone marrow. The steak was cooked great. Nice and red in the middle with great flavor but overpriced and not enough of it. The Rabbit was delicious but overpriced and not enough of it. The gumbo was the bomb. The roux was yum and good portion. The bone marrow was real good but again overpriced. The in house carbonated cokes were real good. The apple lime is my favorite. Overall, I think the food they offered was different and outside the box and I enjoyed that. #LambGang..... Thanks to our waiter, he was dope.
Awesome food and wonderful service- my o ...
Awesome food and wonderful service- my only complaint, and it is kind of a big one- is that we went for lunch on a Wednesday to celebrate my birthday and even though the place was basically empty, we ended up getting our food to go because it took so long. People have to get back to the office during the week. It's not dinner service- don't wait for us to finish the charcuterie plate to bring our meal. The food and service were stellar and I WILL be returning but the fact that I had to ask to either cancel my food or get it to go asap really irritated me. Because of that, I got to eat my birthday lunch in the car on my way to a meeting and totally missed out on the milk and honey cake.
I've been a server. I get it. But the place was empty and it was the middle of the week. If Cured makes their staff treat weekday lunches like dinner, I recommend they adjust that policy.
Location on the grounds of the former Pe ...
Location on the grounds of the former Pearl Brewery was easily accessible. It was enjoyable to walk around the area after dinner. The service at Cured was very good. There were five people in our group. One ordered the Redfish, which she thought was very good. One ordered the Flat Iron Steak, medium well. He had to send it back to the kitchen because it was so tough. It was graciously replaced with the Redfish. Two others also ordered the Flat Iron Steak and felt it to be no more than mediocre. One ordered the Roasted Bone Marrow and asked to substitute the Escargot that accompanied it with another selection. She was told there were no substitutions. She then asked that the escargot not be served at all, and this somewhat grudgingly complied with. The Roasted Bone Marrow was to also be accompanied with Chanterelles, and they were in scant evidence. She makes this dish at home, and felt that the marrow would have been better had it been roasted a little longer. She did enjoy the Country Style Pate that she had as an appetizer. Overall, the consensus of the group was that we would not be returning to Cured.
Our server was overly aggressive in his ...
Our server was overly aggressive in his suggestions and was not shy to let us know our preferences were wrong. The charcuterie was and always is excellent. The entrees were large, I would suggest splitting the poutine with someone special, and, same as the char, excellent. The desserts were what really surprised me this visit. All spectacular but my favorite is the milk and honey or semifreddo chocolate cake.
Located in the Pearl district, this is m ...
Located in the Pearl district, this is my favorite area of SA. We had the 9 meat plate and the cucumber melon salad. This was plenty to share for two of us and oh so delicious. Great variety of cocktails and wines as well.
Overall I think the food was pretty good ...
Overall I think the food was pretty good. The value just isn't there though. The place looked grimy and the food was overpriced. We had the $18 Charcuterie which allowed us to choose three 1 ounce portions of meat. We thought this was slightly pricy but the waiter said it was what they were known for. When we received the check that item alone was $30...the waiter failed to mention that there was a $12 upcharge for one of the aged meats when he was explaining how the charcuterie plate pricing worked...ridiculous.
Went there thinking the experience was g ...
Went there thinking the experience was going to be great. We'll it was better than great. My wife and I hadn't been on a date in awhile and this was just what the doctor ordered. Amazing food and very friendly staff. Will definitely go again.
Great place to stop if you are near the ...
Great place to stop if you are near the Peal in San Antonio. we stopped hear after a long day of walking and as soon as we sat down the manager came over to great us. we asked what was good and he suggested the PIG CHEEK POUTINE and Fried Quail Legs, both of these were fantastic.
Service was friendly and responsive to our needs and the drink menu was very interesting. Little pricey on the drinks though.
Cured offers a unique venu for healthful ...
Cured offers a unique venu for healthful probiotic foods. The portions are inadequate, I.e., very small in terms of the menu prices. European restaurants with the same kinds of plates are more generous with the portions . For example we selected a cheese item, and the four of us each had .002 grams of this item! The service was chaotic at best. Too many wait persons serving one table. Noise level approached uncomfortable. Cured is unique, but does not offer quality value for the money. The menu needs to be reevaluated and expanded with more imaginative and creative offerings.
Fantastic restaurant. Would have given a ...
Fantastic restaurant. Would have given all four stars but the waitress told us the portions we were ordering were large and in fact they were very small. I've eaten here previously and some of their dishes are quite large, so that's what
I expected. Also, we asked about happy hour and she was not forthcoming until we specifically asked for the quail legs which we had had in the past. Minor details because we loooove this place and will be back!
Too loud, too loud, too loud. Could not ...
Too loud, too loud, too loud. Could not converse with people next to me or across the table. Will not go there again. People, Servers, General Manager were polite, helpful, friendly, but they need to do something about their noise level.
This place came highly recommended as a ...
This place came highly recommended as a different place to eat in the Pearl district. Cured did not disappoint! I met up with some friends from out of town and although the restaurant was hopping, we were in a table/booth and were still able to hold a conversation without yelling to hear one another. The food was amazing, the wine list indeed notable, and the dessert was delicious. Try the beet salad!
The restaurant serves fantastic food, th ...
The restaurant serves fantastic food, the charcuterie tastes fresh, and feels of good quality; the presentation of the dishes is also great, every dish comes very adorned and is pleasing to the sight. The service was okay, not great but good enough, perhaps by the lack of organization our server. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant to other people, it was a very enjoyable experience for me.
Arrived early but seating was seamless. ...
Arrived early but seating was seamless. Service was knowledgeable and helpful in navigation of an expected eclectic menu that required flavor profile history. Hot day but never saw the bottom of our water glass even though our server had an inside/outside multi-top venue. Cocktails were spot on and the management showed a quiet attention to detail and presented a professional service preparation on all their visible stations. Good job.
Did not like the table we were given. W ...
Did not like the table we were given. We were seated next to the main entrance.
I think the restaurant could do a better job identifying/description of the meats they have on display next to the main entrance.
They should improve their offering of wines priced $40 - $60 range from Spain, Italy and South America (Chile and Argentina).
I will definitely return again. Hopefully we will get a better table.
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