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Houston Street Bistro

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204 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1815
+1 210-476-8600
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They say you eat with your eyes first -- the food here is plated beautifully and tastes just as good! Tomato Bisque with Basil and Caesar Salad for appetizers. Delicious! The bread and oil is so good and a nice touch. I had the ravioli of the day: beef with mushrooms in Marsala Sauce! It was amazing. Nice atmosphere, quality... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of dining here with a friend prior to a show at the Majestic Theatre. We had a 6:00pm reservation, so we were not rushed for the 8pm start. The service was the high point of the evening; our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. The entrees were just OK- not bad, but not great. The desserts... More 

Thank flabbytabbycat
San Antonio, Texas
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ran out of salad before the toppings and that is rare. The crab was perfectly cooked and chilled coupled with perfect service made my day.

Thank 4ElevenTechs
Plymouth, Minnesota
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318 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This restaurant is located near some of the theaters in San Antonio. Not a "fine dining"experience but good for a quick dinner before seeing a show. No mixed drinks.

Thank Chip1701
Long Beach, CA
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We happened upon the Houston Street Bistro on our way to the Majestic (amazing!) theatre, and had a really nice meal on the outside patio. The service is a tad slow, but we weren't in a rush. We had the tomato basil soup, the crab cake appetizer, and the chicken gorgonzola, ALL very good!

Thank Grammy6LongBeach_CA
New Braunfels, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I was there at lunch with business associates. The place has attentive wait staff but is more set up for a quieter, perhaps more intimate, lunch or dinner for two than a larger party -- I mainly say this because of the size of the tables. Two would be just right, four were cramped. The menu is not super-imaginative but... More 

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Gilroy, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were there on a Tuesday night at 7 pm and it was pretty empty. They only had one waitress working. The place was slow getting the food (bread, wine, appetizer) to the table. We had the calamari ($12)appetizer which was bland and too rubbery. We probably should have sent it back. A glass of wine was $12 but it... More 

1 Thank Scamboe
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

tasty meal, pleasant, helpful, engaging greeter, Angela and server Rey. The atmosphere is clean, appealing with indoor and outdoor seating. Menu varied, prices reasonable. I will return!

Thank nysunset
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The restaurant has both inside and outside seating. Reservations are certainly recommended! Outside seating is not recommended as the restaurant is on a busy street (autos and pedestrians). Inside is white tablecloth dining. We were a party of four dining ahead of the theater. We ordered wine (two bottles), salad, entrée and desert. The 'beet salad' was tasty, but greens... More 

Thank Dartgrp
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced dinner that was absolutely delicious! The service was spot on as I never had to ask or wait for anything. The salmon was incredible!

Thank garyandcarolyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, French, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1815
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-476-8600

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