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“Exquisite Food Experience”
Review of Frederick's Bistro

Frederick's Bistro
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Ranked #257 of 4,622 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Huebner
Description: Frederick Costa, the Owner of Frederick's Bistro was raised in an environment of wonderful food and hospitality. Growing up in both in Indochina and France, his parents, Henri and Odette owned highly acclaimed gourmet restaurants in both countries. As a young man he not only learned the secrets of French and Asian cuisine's, but also the true meaning of hospitality and customer service. Customers of Frederick's Bistro will say that visiting the restaurant is like walking into your best friend's home. You feel completely welcomed and special on every visit. After working in the family restaurants for many years, Frederick sought formal training at the Flo Brasserie in Paris. From there he came to the United States and to San Antonio in 1984. In 1985 he opened the very popular L'Etoile restaurant. After several years with L'Etoile, Frederick sought to blend the flavors and diverse cultures of the lands he grew up in. His parents operated both French and Indochinese restaurants and the fusion of both cuisines intrigued him. In 2000, he opened Frederick's Restaurant in Alamo Heights and in 2008 Frederick's Bistro in Northwest San Antonio. The results are dining experiences that have become legendary for area residents and visitors. You and your guests will truly experience fine dining at Frederick's Bistro in San Antonio. At Frederick's Bistro we offer a wide variety of gourmet dishes and an exquisite selection of wines and beverages. In addition to the wonderful cuisine, you will experience the service that is uniquely Frederick's. Be it lunch or dinner, your dining experience at Frederick's Bistro will be one that you are not soon to forget.
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exquisite Food Experience”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Perfect Ambiance, EXCELLENT Service and Divine Food! Do not miss the dining experience at Frederick's Bistro. Take friends with you that don't mind you eating "off their plates" because every selection on the menu is not to be missed. I had the rainbow trout on a bed of shrimp in the most fabulous sauce. WOW! A friend had the lamb chops that just melted in your mouth. As an appetizer, I had the calamari on a bed of spicey noodles. A great beginning to an EXQUISITE meal. The thoughtfulness and imagination put into each dish is impressive and delicious. If you're looking for a restaurant that makes you go "awwwwwwwww", this is the place to go. Simply the best food you'll find in San Antonio.

  • Visited August 2012
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Teresitalamasbonita, Guest Relations Manager at Frederick's Bistro, responded to this review, April 22, 2015
Hi there! It took us very long to Thank You for your review, we appreciate it very much and are glad you enjoyed the rainbow trout.

At Fredericks, we love to provide great food and excellent service to grateful guests like you. We hope to see you soon!

Yours in Culinary Delight!

Frederick's Bistro
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English first
Midland, TX
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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A fantastic neighborhood bistro!”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

We were in San Antonio for one night only to visit a friend and wanted to take her to dinner. We had actually made reservations at another restaurant, but a freak storm had taken out the power and they were closed for the night. Our friend said that she had heard of Frederick's Bistro and we decided to give it a try. We were so happy that the power was off at the first restaurant because this restaurant was absolutely delightful! It is located in a strip mall, but don't let that fool you. It has a sophisticated, and yet welcoming, interior; very knowledgeable wait staff and a fantastic menu with a great deal of variety and a very good selection of wine, although the wine was a bit pricey. I had trout with shrimp sauce and it was amazing. Portions are large, so you might want to take that into account. We didn't have an appetizer but the Caesar salad was outstanding. What a wonderful dining experience! We will certainly go back on return visits to San Antonio!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank grayhog
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Teresitalamasbonita, Guest Relations Manager at Frederick's Bistro, responded to this review, April 22, 2015
Hi there! It took us very long to Thank You for your review, we appreciate it very much and are very pleased the power went out so you get to enjoy our Bistro.

At Fredericks, we love to provide great food and excellent service to grateful guests like you. We hope to see you soon!

Yours in Culinary Delight!

Frederick's Bistro
14439 N.W. Military HWY Suite 100
210.888.1500
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Outstanding scallops”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

The title reflects the highlight of our dining experience because we truly believe these may be some of the most outstanding scallops we have ever had. Absoltely incredible. But the service... From a technical view point, it was entirely correct, but it's not often you have a waiter looking down his nose at you at every point of the dining experience. After a couple of glasses of wine and the scallops, we ignored him but it was frustrating in the beginning. Who determines the the pace of the meal- the diner or the waiter? Nonetheless, the scallops were amazing. Will we go back? Very likely. Note that Sunday evenings feature half price bottles of wine. More than enough reason to ignore a hostile waiter. That and the scallops.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank AMPWyo
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Teresitalamasbonita, Guest Relations Manager at Frederick's Bistro, responded to this review, April 22, 2015
Hi there! It took us very long to Thank You for your review, we appreciate it very much and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the scallops.

At Fredericks, we love to provide great food and excellent service to grateful guests like you. We hope to see you soon!

Yours in Culinary Delight!

Frederick's Bistro
14439 N.W. Military HWY Suite 100
210.888.1500
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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Always delicious.”
Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

Frederick's is one of our local favorites. The food and service never dissapoints! I typically get the special, but everything on the menu is worth trying. Yum!

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Teresitalamasbonita, Guest Relations Manager at Frederick's Bistro, responded to this review, April 22, 2015
Hi there! It took us very long to Thank You for your review, but we appreciate it very much!

At Fredericks, we love to provide great food and excellent service to grateful guests like you. We hope to see you soon!

Yours in Culinary Delight!

Frederick's Bistro
14439 N.W. Military HWY Suite 100
210.888.1500
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San Antonio, Texas
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very nice atmosphere and service”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

I have had lunch and dinner here several times. Although I do not order desserts, someone in the group usually does. The desserts are very good. I was disappointed in the calamari and in the crabcakes. My friends were very impressed with the trout and the shrimp. Service is always excellent. It is a lovely place and very friendly.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank RoseSA
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Teresitalamasbonita, Guest Relations Manager at Frederick's Bistro, responded to this review, April 22, 2015
Hi there! It took us very long to Thank You for your review, but we appreciate it very much!

At Fredericks, we love to provide great food and excellent service to grateful guests like you. We hope to see you soon!

Yours in Culinary Delight!

Frederick's Bistro
14439 N.W. Military HWY Suite 100
210.888.1500
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