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.
San Antonio, TX 78215
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: (210) 314-4152
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Cured Ratings and Reviews
The food was good but the portion sizes were tiny. I ordered the vegetarian option and while it was really good, I was still hungry and the plate was $20. My husband ordered a $40 plate and also didn’t get enough to eat. It was disappointing. Way overpriced. We won’t be returning.
This place was just OK. The charcuterie spread was tasty, but the redfish entree was dry and tasteless, the steak was undercooked, and the poutine was very watery. The cocktails were interesting, but we only finished 1 of the 5 different ones we ordered. Even during happy hour, I would consider this place a mediocre value.
This restaurant understands marketing. They put a lot of energy into the concept. And it seems that a lot of oeople were buying it when I was there.
But I would never go back. The centerpiece of what they're selling is their in-house cured meats, which they sell as cold cuts - very expensive cold cuts. And while the server is quite good at describing them in tempting ways, in the final analysis you've got cold cuts that, though more exclusive in their preparation than what you can buy in any upscale grocery store, are are no better - trust me on that.
I sampled a number of their cured meats. They were all good. None were superlative. Perhaps the problem is that is as good as it gets. Or perhaps the problem was that the serving sizes for each meat were too tiny to properly savor each.
I also tried the roasted bone marrow - something I have always liked since my mother used to give it to me as a treat when she was cooking in the kitchen. However, in this case it was merely ok. They have their own idea about preparation that doesnot align with my taste. Had it been as good as I had hoped I would not have begrudged the $20 for a couple tablespoons. The sauce that came with it was good.
On a positive note the vinegar pie desert was quite good.
The best part of the evening was the walk back to the hotel on the river-walk.
Summary: Cured has an attractive marketing pitch. They are much better at marketing than in delivering a dining experience in line with the size of the check.
We went for brunch and enjoyed it. The mountain mary was good. The Miller high life michelada was darling in its tiny bottle. The chicken and doughnuts was not at all what I expected but such a hearty serving that I couldn't finish it (but really wanted to). My friend had the French toast and practically licked the plate. We were there on the early side (10:30 am) so it was pretty quiet and service was very attentive. The sunshine was so bright through the uncovered windows that I ended up putting on a wide brimmed hat during the meal. Some window shades would have improved the meal, but overall it was fantastic.
Saw the restaurant featured in a Tangy Patton cable show and decided to give it a try on a planned visit to San Antonio. Made a reservation online, simple. A table was waiting for us upon arrival and we were greeted and seated quickly. It was immediately obvious the staff was very friendly and treated us well. We had a few crafted cocktails that were excellent. The menu has some very enticing items. We tried several different foods including the Quail Legs, aged meat/cheese platter and marrow dish. Everything came out quickly, was tasty and unique. We took a piece a pie to go and enjoyed it latter. Our waiter treated us very well. Very good experience! Look forward to returning.
In S.A. on business and happened to find info on The Pearl Brewery as an option to the obvious River Walk. So glad we explored - what a Gem!! CURED was a highlight! Sat at the kitchen bar & our server Joe was the best. He recommended charcuterie options which were fantastic - we tried the 6 options and each was fantastic - Duck Ham! We probably could have stopped there but the menu looked so good! Ordered Bison Tartar - wow! and the chefs behind the bar recommended the Filet which was on the special "Corn" menu, but we could order it separately. Steak perfection, but can't even begin to say how much we loved the Creamed Corn it was served on! Everyone provided friendly service and the vibe & architecture just added to the great experience. Go explore the Brewery grounds and buildings - super cool!
An outstanding restaurant in a great San Antonio location at The Pearl. We were there for Saturday brunch. Delicious food, great service, uplifting atmosphere (music was a little loud). This was not our first experience here and it definitely won't be the last.
Loved the charcuterie options.. I loved the pork butter,not something that I would suggest eating every day, but definitely addictive! We chose the smoked duck ham lamb terrine and pork rillettes.And the beer options were delicious too. Thank you for pouring my Devil's Night and my friend's Devils Envy! We thoroughly enjoyed our small plates, too, especially the chicken fried chicken livers.
Thank you for a fun evening!
Cured's food is awesome. Very creative small dishes. The bone marrow is a "must". The blending of flavors in each dish is amazing. Very unique experience for meat lovers. The service is also excellent. The place is a bit noisy if you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner; however, it has character and is the perfect setting for dining with friends. Highly recommend it.
Had an amazing time at Cured. The service was fantastic and the charcuterie is interesting and delicious. The only downside was the bison tartare which had a bizarre acrid taste. Everything else was incredible; in particular the happy hour specials and the vinegar pie.
Wife ordered the fried oysters, returned them due to being tough and chewy. We were there during "happy hour". Server did not advise us that there was a happy hour menu and only presented us the dinner menu. Wife ordered on the server recommended cocktails that she returned as well. I had the flat iron steak that was at best mediocre. Managers did come to table to apologize for the oysters and cocktail. :-(
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