About The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden
San Antonio, TX 78215
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden is a true Texas original. Situated in the historic Pearl Brewery complex on the San Antonio River Walk, this wine-centric restaurant occupies the former “boiler house” which powered the adjacent brewery. The menu focuses on grilled items from local farms and markets, with a focus on “Texas ranch-style” cuisine. These delicacies are paired with extraordinary wines from around the world (all available by the glass, bottle and “to-go”), full bar, live music and a casual yet energetic atmosphere. The unique list of wines boasts some of the lowest prices in the area.
The restaurant incorporates various private dining areas suitable for private or corporate functions and an expansive outdoor patio area where guests can enjoy dining alfresco. Catering is also available at the restaurant or at a location of your choice.
American, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 11am-10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is also available at the restaurant or at a location of your choice.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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The restaurant incorporates various private dining areas suitable for private or corporate functions and an expansive outdoor patio area where guests can enjoy dining alfresco.
The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden Ratings and Reviews
I really wanted to like this place, but. ...
I really wanted to like this place, but.... While its at the fantastic Pearl venue and the building is interesting and unique, the restaurant seemed overwhelmed in many respects from how long it took to get a drink to having to ask for linens and flatware, and more. While the cuisine was creative, the food could have been hotter, and the service could definitely have been better. We ordered the stuffed bass for two, and at $65 it should have been something to remember - it was creatively designed by the chef, but not executed well by the kitchen, it was not hot enough nor did it have the signature sauce described on the menu (they substituted what tasted like bottled tartar sauce). I would only return to this restaurant for a drink and nibbles -- it is not a first rate restaurant warranting a $65 price tag for a signature dish.
We went to celebrate Valentine's Day the ...
We went to celebrate Valentine's Day the weekend after and it was awesome. The kitchen was running behind, but the waiter made up for it. He was more than accommodating to us. We didn't even have to say anything about the wait. The waitor apologized and offered free dessert, which is always a bonus. Anyways, I am gluten free and was able to to have everything I wanted. They have gluten free bread and an amazing bun! I had the burger and truffle barrata!
Tyler is the best server. They were unfo ...
Tyler is the best server. They were unfortunately out of he bone marrow, but the cheese fondue was to die for. While I've had better ceviche and flank steak, but the ambiance and service more than made up for it. Don't get the dark chocolate peanut butter candy bar unless you love PB! Def still coming back for that bone marrow.
Flank steak came out completely rare. I ...
Flank steak came out completely rare. I know it should be rare to medium rare but server didn't say a word about how the chef typically prepares it. There is usually a little conversation about that at any decent restaurant. When I pointed it out, server just said "yeah I see that", asked if I wanted to warm it up, I told him just to forget it. Not interested in warmed up flank steak. Thx. Seated up against wall in tiny room next to low hanging TV on full bright. Table near us constantly asking for server as well. Was a bad night at Boiler Room. Mixed drink was STRONG so didn't really mind that.
Great find! Was in the area for a confer ...
Great find! Was in the area for a conference and it was the best place we ate at all weekend. Leave the touristy area of the Riverwalk and try the Pearl district, the cocktails and steak were worth the uber ride!
We had great service. I had to give my f ...
We had great service. I had to give my food back on account that I didn't know I could not have pink meat being pregnant. Our waiter was super nice about it and we were checked up on various times that the food came our well. I was so embarrassed that I had to ask for well done. The service is always great when we go.
Evening meal with friends/business colle ...
Evening meal with friends/business colleagues. Great small plates to share amongst the table. Plenty of gluten-free options to pass around. All the food we ordered was exceptional and enjoyed by everyone at the table! Local beer selection was a pleasant surprise. Dessert was a peanut butter delight! One last note: our server Dan was wonderfully informed, efficient, and fun! Our visitor from Minnesota truly enjoyed the building, ambiance, food and the entirety of the Pearl area.
My wife and I celebrated with our son a ...
My wife and I celebrated with our son and daughter-in-law for their wedding anniversary at the Boiler House in late December. We had such a marvelous time we decided to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary there on the 31st of January. Once again we were delighted with the service, the food and wine and the fact we could share conversation and actually hear each other. Our anniversary celebration was a delight!
Two out of our four plates were served w ...
Two out of our four plates were served with cold meat. My order was taken wrong and I received quail appetizer rather than stuffed quail. When we pointed out the cold food the waitress brought us a to go box. I will not be returning. I had a customer and his wife and was very embarrassed.
The food was good, but the best part was ...
The food was good, but the best part was probably the grilled cheese and tomato basil soup. The other food had too much of something. The balancing of flavors needed a little work. The grits had too much butter and cream, the salad was unimpressive, the steak was cooked well, but the mix of sauces was a little shocking to the palate. The food was expensive and for the flavors, we were unimpressed. However, our waiter was very attentive and the ambience were fantastic.
Nice place and great service. A little ...
Nice place and great service. A little on the expensive side, but I think all Pearl Brewery places tend to follow a trend and charge more because they feel they have to, it's the thing to do I guess. But, it is a nice place, the food of course is good, and pretty food, as places like this tend to do. So, for a long lunch, or dinner, relax, enjoy, take your time, then go for a long walk on the river. If you are just hungry and in a hurry, go grab a burger down the street.
We went for Restaurant Week. Service was ...
We went for Restaurant Week. Service was a bit slow. Beet salad was excellent. Egg Sandwich was ok...all the flavors didn't go well. Potato salad was delicious. The Bourbon Pecan Pie was just ok and man they were NOT generous with the sliver they gave us. Out of all the places we went for Restaurant Week in The Pearl, (4) I would give The Boiler House the lowest rating.
We requested a table that allowed us to ...
We requested a table that allowed us to talk and hear one another. The host found the perfect table! We enjoyed cocktails and the charcuterie platter. Nice wine list. The wedge salad was large and fresh. The filet was flavorful, although ordered medium rare, served medium. The sides, roasted beets, mashed potatoes, and mushrooms were enough for 4 people to split and were flavorful. We liked our meal. However, the bill was over $100.00 per person, before tip. This atmosphere and food did not measure up to the cost.
Great experience! The food was fantastic ...
Great experience! The food was fantastic and the portion sized are quite large. It is pricey, but worth it given the quality and amount of food you get. We had the bone marrow spread (very decadent). My husband's steak was fantastic and my foie gras burger was absolutely amazing. Not easy on the waist line but oh so delicious! Our reservation was early in the evening and it was not noisy at all. I can see how it could get loud if there was a big game on though. Would definitely go back.
My wife and I had a wonderful lunch at t ...
My wife and I had a wonderful lunch at the Boiler Room! Parking was easy (and free) , our service was excellent, and the food was good too. My wife had a patty melt which was so big she brought half of it home, and my pork shoulder schnitzel with spaetzel was ok but not as good as the real German ones I've had before. I'd rate this place a 9 out of 10, a do-again!
We went to the Boiler House for restaura ...
We went to the Boiler House for restaurant week. I have to say that the appetizer was absolutely to die for. It was called----Bacon Eggs and Taleggio Grits
Anson Mills taleggio grits, cured pork belly lardons, poached egg, olive oil, black truffle. We literally licked the plate. Our other 2 courses, were good, but again, that appetizer. Heavenly.
We went to lunch for Restaurant Week. W ...
We went to lunch for Restaurant Week. We were very pleased with the special menu as well as regular menu. Happy Hour options were amazing. The quality of service, food and beverages were superb! Will definitely return. Special shout out to our server - Kyle!
Shared the 32 oz. ribeye-a bit too fatty ...
Shared the 32 oz. ribeye-a bit too fatty! Needed more carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms to justify big price tag. Lobster bits in mac and cheese were small and tough. Interesting experience. Didn't like dessert, but no one asked.
Party of 4 for brunch and we had slower ...
Party of 4 for brunch and we had slower than normal service and all food served was less than the desired temperature. Shame because we have eaten here in the past and enjoyed the experience and we brought friends from Chicago. Even though the food was tasty it was not up to standard.
Food was tasty but over-priced even for ...
Food was tasty but over-priced even for New Year's dining - $135 without wine. Ribeye steak was cooked well and flavorful. Salmon tasted fresh. However, the popcorn grits were disappointing - dry, lumpy and lacking flavor, and the cheese and charcuterie plate needed more than 2 ounces of meat.
Went out with good friends. Busy, but to ...
Went out with good friends. Busy, but took care of all our needs. My friend said his octopus was the best he had ever had, and the rest of the food was very good. We did get one bottle of wine that was average, but our second was primo.
It was our first time to the Boiler Hous ...
It was our first time to the Boiler House, and we loved it! Industrial but comfortable..... i would recommend dinner .. the lighting at night really added to the ambience. We had drinks and a couple of starters. The beef tenderloin was cooked to perfection and paired wonderfully with tomato jam. So good we ordered 2 of those! We follow it up with very plump and rich pan seared scallops.... The wine list was broad and offered a nice variety. The FOH staff was inviting and pleasant right from the front door. I highly recommend this experience and We will definitely be back soon.
Cool location in Pearl area, band playin ...
Cool location in Pearl area, band playing outside in courtyard. Web search indicated top 5 USDA prime steaks. Good steak served barely warm on a thin cold plate. Thus, Flemings is the call not hear. One of our guest had the Kobe burger and said was off-the-hook. Would go back for burger and beer.
Always great. Great drinks, great food - ...
Always great. Great drinks, great food - brunch, lunch, dinner. Everything on the menu is so delicious you can't to wrong. This time we did vanilla short ribs (to die for) and pulled pork
sandwich. If in doubt, this place will always please!
Went on a Monday night, and they weren't ...
Went on a Monday night, and they weren't that busy. However our waiter apparently had every table or was hiding in the kitchen. We would have drank more and stayed longer if we could have gotten waited on. Appetizer of Oysters Casino was great, main course of salmon was sub-par, and quail was ok. Noise level was pathetic, they sat us in bar area and football game was on tv, so other guests were extremely loud. I go to the pearl for upscale dining, not the sports bar scene.
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