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
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.
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.
The Open Table review format needs to pr ...
The Open Table review format needs to provide more options for food/menu rating. I couldn't care less how good or big a Margherita is, I look for cuisine, creative menus, good ingredients, and this place has 'em. Terrific menu with hard to find items in this town. Kind of a bar setting, not super cheap, but worth it. Great food done well.
Great food, nice, attentive server. Luck ...
Great food, nice, attentive server. Luckily, we didn't let the host's attitude get in the way of our evening. We were "scolded" because 2 more people joined our party at the last minute. If I could have notified them earlier, I certainly would have. We were basically accused of causing problems for other diners by needing more room. I found this to be unprofessional.
So, I'm of a coupe of minds about our fi ...
So, I'm of a coupe of minds about our first trip to the Boiler House. It is a very cool space in a great location. The bar service was great and the cocktail selection was also very good.
Unfortunately, the food and service was a little uneven. My wife ordered the grilled octopus appetizer and the seared scallop entre (both were very good). I ordered the pork belly appetizer and the oxtail gnocchi. The pork belly was advertised at being three one ounce portions but was significantly larger (funny to complain about that), but arrived cool to the touch with very little of the fat rendered out. Additionally, the portions were so large it was hard to cut, but no steak knife was provided. I would have asked for one or asked for the dish to be re-heated, but the server never returned after delivering the plates. When I was about half way done with my appetizer a new server arrived with my main course, not asking if I was ready for it and did not offer to take my or my wife's appetizer plates. We then waited for ten minutes for my wife's main course to arrive.
My wife's scallops were great. My gnocchi was undercooked (soft balls of potato mush) with meat that I could not clearly identify as oxtail due to the exceptionally large pieces of meat.
So all in all, ok. Not great. An interesting space (as seen in other reviews the bathrooms continue to be a mess. I'm not sure I'd go back for food, but maybe drinks.
We came to the restaurant with out of to ...
We came to the restaurant with out of town guests on 14 Dec 16 and were greeted by a less than friendly/ borderline rude greeter that treated us like we weren't welcome there. When we asked about a reserved table upstairs. We were told that is was a reserved seating area. But when we made reservations we were then told that it was a "contracted only area" which is it?? after being seated at what I think is the worst table in the restaurant near the stacked cases of beer past the bar we eventually seated ourselves at a bistro table near the bar. (There was plenty of seating near the coed bathrooms area in the front of the restaurant).
What an embarrassment for my wife and I while attempting to treat our guests to what we thought was a friendly place that we'd been to many times. A mistake we won't make again.
Visited for brunch with my daughter who ...
Visited for brunch with my daughter who graduated Air Force Basic Military Training that weekend. Of all the places we dined at this weekend, this was by far or favorite. Service was great. We were seated near the chef station, and it was amazing watching the su chef carefully examine each order before it left for the table.
The food was awesome. Try the popcorn grits. Bloody mary was perfectly seasoned.
When i return to San Antonio, i will be returning to the Boiler House.
The food and service was excellent. Loc ...
The food and service was excellent. Location is nice being in the Pearl district. Although we realize this "warehouse" type restaurant is a thing now, my husband and I prefer to be in a place with more ambiance and lower noise level when having a date night. We found it to be very noisy. If we come back, it would be more in a group setting.
This was our second trip to the Boiler H ...
This was our second trip to the Boiler House. The menu is varied enough that it can accommodate our distinctive need for humanely raised meat. My wife and I shared the 22 oz cowboy cut bison steak. It was seasoned and cooked perfectly ... melt in your mouth! The popcorn grits were delightful - creamy and tasty. For dessert we had the lemon cake with goat cheese ice cream and pistachios - very creative and delicious.
Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Overall a great visit!
The only thing good was the lobster Mac/ ...
The only thing good was the lobster Mac/cheese! Whenever I go out to dinner and pay for a $50 steak, I expect table clothes on a table with wine glasses. Usually my server has on a suit and is accompanied by an assistant. The steak was seasoned, but this is a one and done experience. Please work on your servers and house staff etiquette. I hope this doesn't go upon a deaf ear. Thank you, a concerned patron.
We had wonderful service! Our waiter too ...
We had wonderful service! Our waiter took his time with us and answered all our questions with patience and enthusiasm! We will definitely be going back! Actually, all the staff we interacted with were very personable. Everyone had a smile on their face. Loved everything about this restaurant!
Went here for our 33rd Anniversary celeb ...
Went here for our 33rd Anniversary celebration dinner and the food was AMAZiNG, not so much the atmosphere. We were seated near the very loud bar area and it wasn't really romantic but the food and wine helped!! Also I didn't care for the unisex bathrooms! Both bathrooms were occupied for quite some time! :(
Didn't even get a chance to eat here. I ...
Didn't even get a chance to eat here. I made reservations for 9:15. It wasn't too busy. Waited 15 mins for a waitress to come and finally take our drink order and offer water. Waited another 20 mins after with no additional service or take our food order, so then we pulled the waitress over and told her to cancel out the drink after waiting for so long.
This used to be one of our Pearl favorit ...
This used to be one of our Pearl favorites. But, with all of the new restaurants opening at Pearl and throughout San Antonio, it had been awhile since we paid a visit. I guess the Universe knew better than we did, because it was a noted decline in the the restaurant, and most importantly, the food. I order my ribeye steak medium, and it was one of the most horrendous cuts of meat I've ever been served at a restaurant. For a ~$50 steak (al la carte), I would expect my steak not to crunch. The cut was so bad, that I had to fight through gristle nearly the entire time. This used to be a favorite, and hopefully they get back on track, but for this kind of money, I'll go to Ruth's Chris... Where they steaks are consistently top notch, every time.
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