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La Frite Belgian Bistro

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$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, European
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728 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3437
+1 210-224-7555
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Foster City, California (San Francisco Area)
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a delightful respite from the hustle and bustle. Cute place with great food with big portions. Very tasty and wish we had time to go back

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Thank hpisles
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So good to get away from the Riverwalk. The food was even better than expected. Mussels in pesto garlic wine sauce, duck confit with polenta, creme brulee....all nearly perfect and amazingly tasty. Weekday evening, service was great as well. Just do it.

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Thank gc3inDC
San Antonio Texas
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding nice little French bistro. Small place in King William area. The mussels are outstanding. I would suggest a reservation due to its size and popularity. The evening I went the restaurant was smokey due to poor ventilation, but the menu is varied. I had the escargot which was nice and the mussels were outstanding.

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LAS CRUCES
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Friends suggested this place with glowing reviews, but, sadly, it was one of the worst dining experiences we've ever had. We had reservations, but we were rudely dismissed to the bar for a 25 minute wait with no drink service of any kind, despite repeated attempts. We were finally escorted to a table, again rather rudely, only to be ignored... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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146 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

After coming back from Paris, I'd been longing for Parisian food. A Belgian bistro is probably the closest I'll get! The food here was good. I wish the French fries were a little cooked more thoroughly. The mussels could have had a little more meat to them. I appreciated our server, too, who didn't seem to mind my husband's and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

My daughter took her father and me to dinner to celebrate her father's birthday. She chose La Frite because her father likes it as do I. But not this time. From the beginning our celebration fell flat. We were relegated to a table next to the front door--and yes, there were other tables available. What was the advantage of having... More 

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chicago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

If you are hungry and it takes 55 minutes to get your food; you would think you will devour your food. The food was tasteless. The bread was ok. The caprese salad was ok; the mussels were decent; fish was fresh, but dry. People were not really nice, maybe the kitchen was backed up. So, to be the best Belgium... More 

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San Antonio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

Pate prepared in house. Wonderful. Mussels & frites - very tasty. Generous portion. Char - very tasty. Well prepared mixed veggies & jasmine rice were perfect accompaniments. Small but nicely curated wine list covering all price points. Parking is a challenge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

I was nervous about trying out this little hole in the wall, but from the second we walked in, it was fabulous! Our party of 7 was seated immediately, thanks to reservations. This place was packed from the moment we arrived. Food was outstanding. We eat at lots of great restaurants in San Antonio when we are there for business.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I ordered a glass of wine with my appetizer and was poured what I would estimate to be less than three ounces. At that rate they should get not less than eight pours from a single bottle. At eleven dollars per 'glass' they're making a mighty fine profit on a pretty pedestrian white wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 728 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3437
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-224-7555

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?