About The Boiler House and Texas Grill & Wine Garden
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.
San Antonio, TX 78215
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
Boiler House never disappoints. The service and friendliness of the staff always make me and my guest feel good about stepping through their doors. The lunch menu is a great value with some truly spectacular options and we always appreciate the gluten-free options and their willingness to work with our dietary needs and request. All together we are hooked on the place.
The atmosphere was quite nice, food was great, our server forgot our iced teas at the beginning, but the restaurant looked packed so she probably had alot on her plate. The visit was great overall, they let us know before hand of the dishes they could not serve that night and went from there. Definetly recommend for a tasteful dinner if your looking to splurge.
I was very disappointed. The hostess was excellent. The server wasn't attentive. I love this place and come quite often. I was trying to surprise a friend and the food this time for horrible! The drinks were even horrible. This is the first time i have been disappointed. My meat was very dry and my collegue's steak was order medium well and it was medium. She didn't even eat it. I spent over $100 and this was a horrible experience. I don't think i will be coming back again. I usually bring a lot of outer town guest here, but i don't see that happening again. The server didn't even offer a discount!
Don’t know what’s changed but the food this visit was not as good as in the past. My husband’s food came out cold and hard. Had to send it back. When a new dish was brought it had gone from 5 scallops to a measly 3. My oxtail gnocchi, which I had raced about, was just OK. Not the creamy dish I had only a month before. Our server was great but great service doesn’t make up for pricey but poor quality food. Won’t be back☹️
Good server. Bland food (went with server and hostess recommendations).
Note of concern: Asked for better table upstairs on a Monday at 6pm with reservation. Reply was they had 2 large groups upstairs...went upstairs 15 minutes later and there were empty tables. Not good.
The transformation of this old brewery complex is absolutely amazing. The food and atmosphere at The Boiler House were great as well. Before visiting, we read several comments online from others who had complaints about the service, so we were a little trepidatious about the type of service we may encounter. Ultimately, we had zero complaints about the service. Our waiter was attentive and did a great job of managing several tables at once.
Went for Restaurant Week lunch - food was good but there was only one choice for appetizer so between the hummus and egg salad sandwich there is just too much bread. A lot of food for the $15 but not sure I would order off this menu again. Did appreciate the to go boxes for 1/2 sandwich and dessert - and left a lot of hummus and bread.
Appreciated our waiter allowing us to have time to talk.
We ordered from the restaurant week menu but specifically asked the food not come out to quickly. We were assured our 3 courses would be paced. We were barely done with our second course when our entrees were served. When I said something to our waiter. He just looked at me and walked away. Disappointed!!
we went for lunch at culinary week and it was delicious. The only comment is that the hummus was way too salty and therefore, we couldn't eat more than a few bites. but the chicken and the brownie were delicious. and i always enjoy the bone marrow there--the best!
Service was great, love the ambiance and the history of the building. 8 ounce Filet was $49 and yet both steaks were served over cooked and not hot, the butter on top wouldn't even melt. We ordered medium and both steaks were medium well to well done. The special pork shank was amazing however. Given that steaks are a main item on the menu, one would think they would be properly cooked. It was a Monday night and not very busy. The bread pudding for dessert was fantastic. The brussels sprouts were cooked with some type of salami/meat - hard to identify and was too salty. The bone marrow had a tomato jam on the side and that was incredible.
Went for brunch. Food was okay, not great. Had the BLT Mac and egg and it didn't have much flavor at all. Also the restaurant marker us as a no-show on Open Table even though we were there. Used to love this restaurant but haven't been wowed the last few times I've gone.
Food tasted excellent, but the price is way, way overboard. For $20 you can make the steak selection to "surf-n-turf". What we got was about a thumb size piece of lobster cut into 10 tiny pieces...you had to look carefully just to find it. The steak itself was 4-5 small slices. If you like pricing what you would expect in a $1,500 dollar a night 5 star hotel in Palm Beach, come here. Their special of the night $15 drink was tiny and was so bad, no one at the table wanted to finish it. Again, the food tasted great, but the pricing-to-serving ratio was the worst I've ever experienced in San Antonio.
My husband and I selected the Boiler House from several great choices at the Pearl to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere within the rehabilitated historic structure was perfect - a nice combination of new with the old. The dishes we tried were all full of flavor and generous in size. Service was exceptional. We will be back!
Visited this restaurant for the first time even though we had talked about trying it out many times over last several years. This is not a place we would return to. There are so many great restaurants in San Antonio, Boiler House would not make our list of recommended choices. Service was ok- not great- we sat for 10 minutes before being waited on. Once waiter did arrive, all was acceptable. Wine choices by the glass were very limited and expensive for quality of wine- $10 up per glass. Wife loves Foie gras so she was excited about the Foie Gras Kobe Burger. Too bad- very disappointed. The burger impossible to pick up due to the grease and moisture content. By the third bite (even though she cut it in half) the bread fell to pieces and she had a wet mess on her hands. The second half was worse- a wet mush for a bun and way to greasy to eat -even with a fork. I had flank steak and while well prepared and presented- the meat was tough and difficult to chew- flavor was good though. Started with a wedge salad which we split- one large thick cut piece of bacon- very much over done or old- not sure which. As we were sharing, I tried to cut it in half. I had to use my steak knife to cut the bacon- and even with that it was a real chore-I sawed but ultimately, I basically had to pull it apart rather than being able to cut it in half . Just a very disappointing evening. We cannot see ourselves every returning with so many other choices available.
Good place, overall, but as usual , it was pretty busy. The good thing is to make reservations so that you don't have to wait. Took a bit to get "noticed" once we sat down, but after that waitress was very attentive. Food was flavorful and I was not expecting it because of how busy it all looked.
This was our 4th trip and it was just as great as our first 3 visits. The menu is wonderful especially if you wish for something different yet wonderful. Our server, Houston was great. His advice along with being there just at the right moments but not over bearing was first class. We have told others about this place and will return again and again.
I was excited to try this place after seeing all the great looking food pics online and seeing all the positive reviews... too bad the excitement was short lived once we got our food... the food was cold, bland and just overall not good. My mom ordered the shrimp and grits and she literally gagged trying to eat it as she didn't want to disappoint me since I was the one who planned our brunch and I was excited to try it. My husband is pretty easy to please, he doesn't mind cold food and rarely complains about food... but he didn't like his either. Its unfortunate, but I wouldn't reccomend this place.
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