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“Downtown treasure for theater goers”

Houston Street Bistro
Ranked #123 of 4,625 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
San Antonio, TX
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Downtown treasure for theater goers”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

A treasure for theater goers in San Antonio. While perhaps not the "best" restaurant near the Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, for the money, it is always our pick for dinner before the show. The food is quite good and most of the servers understand (on theater nights) that most diners have to be done in time to make it to the show; they do a pretty good job of getting most diners in and out on time without feeling rushed. On our latest visit here, the "Barefoot in the Park" salad was excellent - greens, sliced apples, walnuts and rasberry vinegarette - perfect blend of tart and sweet! I opted for "Bye Bye Birdie" as my entree - grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, tarragon and cream over angel hair pasta- very, very good! Good wine list, reasonable prices, pleasant atmosphere. We love it!

  • Visited January 2013
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Dallas, TX
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Eatery”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I ate here twice during a three day stay in San Antonio--once at lunch and once at dinner. The place is a little pricey, but just a little. Not really out of line with most other good restaurants, though. The service was excellent, the food was quite good and there was never a wait.

Visited January 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
“Excellent dining experience”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

What a pleasant surprise Houston Street Bistro was! The food was terrific.The menu was varied, the wine list was not only vast but also afforable. Our waiter, Jeff, was cordial and attentive. It is definitly a spot we will return to.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Beth R
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Lima, Peru
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142 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice place but needs to improve a notch”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

My wife and I had a nice bottle of wine and some appetizers here during the Christmas season. The wine was nice and very reasonably priced, which was great. The food was ok but could have been much better. Service was basic at best although the server gets A for effort. I hope this place is successful but it needs to improve to get to the next level.
When we return to San Antonio, we will try the bistro again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank SilverLlama
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
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“Great experience! Food and service were top notch!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I went in this past weekend with a few girlfriends for dinner. We made reservations in advance and were seated immediately upon our arrival. Service was attentive without being overbearing or rushing us. The food was just delicious. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was perfection. Presentation was great and portions were generous. The restaurant is small and intimate. I will definitely be back to Houston Street! Thanks for a lovely evening!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank AshleeS154
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