About Bliss Restaurant

926 S Presa Street
San Antonio, TX 78210
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Bliss is consistently among San Antonio’s best restaurants in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. Bliss is located just blocks away from downtown San Antonio in the burgeoning Southtown area. Our mission is to express excellence in the most inclusive, genuine and hospitable way. Bliss serves contemporary American cuisine. Our menu changes frequently with an emphasis on what is seasonal and creative over what is predictable and familiar. Our goal is to create a relaxed yet elegant dining experience in a genuine and comfortable environment.


Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Back patio is open for full service when weather pemits.

Cross Street:
S. Alamo

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 225-2547

Website:
http://www.foodisbliss.com/

Executive Chef:
Mark Bliss

Private Party Facilities:
Private room- Seats 30

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The following authorization statement formally confirms scheduled reservation for any party size at Bliss Restaurant. It allows Bliss Restaurant to collect $45 fee for every person in the party in the event of a late cancellation (24 hours) or no-show without a prior notice.

CHRISTMAS EVE
NEW YEAR'S EVE

New Year's Eve prefixed menu is $100 and includes amuse bouche and four courses with multiple choice

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99% would recommend it to a friend

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Another special occasion celebrated here

Dined 3 days ago

We've been to Bliss several times, and it's become our go-to spot for our special occasions, notably because of their ability to accommodate our vegan diet, as well as the romantic atmosphere and wonderful wine list. We will be returning again soon!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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An amazing dining experience! The food w ...

vip
Dined 4 days ago

An amazing dining experience! The food was superb, creative yet delicious. The charcuterie selection was great, and our waiter, Jerry, did an excellent job of guiding our choices. The pan-seared snapper on risotto was fabulous! And the service was equally lovely. Mark Bliss himself stopped by the table and he was charming and gracious. All in all it was a wonderful evening.

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The name speaks for itself.

vip
Dined 6 days ago

The name speaks for itself.

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Awesome dinner

Dined on April 23, 2016

First time to visit and had a fabulous time. The service is excellent and not rushed at all. The food is superb and very fresh. We will be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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ambience4
service5

Can't go wrong with either the beef tend ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

Can't go wrong with either the beef tenderloin or scallops! Service was stellar and the waitress even provided a tour of the kitchen/restaurant.

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Wonderful dinner!

Dined on April 23, 2016

The food and service were amazing! If we are ever in San Antonio again, we will be coming back to Bliss.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5

Nice fancy restaurant with great appetiz ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

Nice fancy restaurant with great appetizers. Very good service.

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ambience5
service5
value5

A well named restaurant

Dined on April 22, 2016

We had heard good things about Bliss for months but it took us a while to get around to dining there. Everything was fantastic. Professional and friendly welcome at the door, excellent service that was knowledgable and precise (although a few too many options were suggested) and the food was delicious and served quickly. Everyone worked well together and it was my best dining experience in San Antonio. Restaurants aren't just about good food, that should be a given. They're about the whole package and Bliss ticks all the boxes.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Good to have exceptional food and service always!

vip
Dined on April 22, 2016

Whenever I have an out-of-town guest I want to impress – – from London or Paris or New York… Bliss never fails: inventive food, impeccable service, & especially appreciate the outdoor dining...

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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Great Food and environment

Dined on April 21, 2016

The environment and food selection that we choose was outstanding. The host and waitress were friendly. The food quality and presentation was excellent.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
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ambience5
service5
value5

wonderful as always

Dined on April 21, 2016

we had a lovely dinner -- the oyster sliders are always awesome -- and they served a whole branzino -- and deboned tableside!!!!! The snapper with cilantro risotto and kale melted in our mouths!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

An eclectic atmosphere coupled with a unique menu

Dined on April 16, 2016

The dining area is mostly a re-habbed filling station with excellent art. Our server was particularly informative about the structure as well as the nuances of the menu. One of the most unusual combinations of exquisitely prepared dishes. the au gratin potatoes are to die for. Definitely a place that begs return visits so that one could experiment with the savory menu. Not a children's restaurant.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Special restaurant, special meal

Dined on April 16, 2016

We thoroughy enjoyed our "blissful" meal on the patio of Bliss. Lovely setting, great service and marvelous food. On a day ouitng from Austin, we could not have chosen a better restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

This was my second time dining at Bliss ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

This was my second time dining at Bliss and the food was consistently delicious, from the appetizers to dessert. My friend who was visiting SA was super happy as well. Service was gracious and not pretentious at all.

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ambience5
service5
value3

Always a great meal and excellent servic ...

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

Always a great meal and excellent service. We found out that must of the wait staff has been ther since opening. A real testament

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience5
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Fantastic restaraunt with amazing food! ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Fantastic restaraunt with amazing food! The service is outstanding and always exceeds our expectations.

Tags: romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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Fabulous meal!! Highly recommended!!!

Dined on April 8, 2016

Fabulous meal!! Highly recommended!!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A perfect evening, my guests felt special.

Dined on April 8, 2016

Friends came from New York to enjoy San Antonio with us. The food was scrumptious, the service was just right, and the staff was able to accommodate our schedule and whims with aplomb.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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One of the best meals ever!

Dined on April 7, 2016

Visiting San Antonio this week and stayed at the JW Marriott resort. Found Bliss on tripadvisor and decided to make the trip in. So worth it! Great renovation of an old gas station. High ceilings, exposed beams and brick. Our waiter was friendly and polite and knowledgeable. My husband started with the bone marrow appetizer and had the lamb entree. I had the kale Caesar and the pork and beans. All delicious, in particular, my pork. A large serving of the most tender, tasty pork shank over this juicy bean concoction. So incredibly good. No room for dessert. Highly recommend!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Birthday celebration at Bliss

Dined on April 6, 2016

First I loved that there was easy no hassle parking. If you enjoy great food and wine with exceptional service, this is your place. Everything was first rate. My wife and I had an exceptional experience for her birthday celebration. Will definitely be back. Loved it!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Great food, nice setting

Dined on April 6, 2016

Food was great, and exceeded expectations . My only issue was with our server, while all other staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome, I felt like our waiter was rushing us into making our selections and provided little feedback when asked about items. Only came by once after 30 minutes into the meal to see if we were ok, which was disappointing because we wanted more wine.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Date Night

Dined on April 2, 2016

We are at Bliss this past Saturday night. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had the beef tenderloin and the pork ribs.....excellent. We will be going back!!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

Always superb service

Dined on April 2, 2016

This restaurant is one of my favorites. Always has great service and a relaxing atmosphere. The food that night wasn't the best I have eaten, but it was still edible. Not sure why that was the case that night. But that wouldn't hinder me from returning. Thank you for always being excellent.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service1
value2

Nice place but lukewarm reception

Dined on April 2, 2016

Nice atmosphere but the staff was very cold. It almost seemed like they were all in a bad mood. We were very disappointed that only wine and beer were available and not a full bar. The wine was also very over priced. The food was very good and the outdoor area was beautiful.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

One of the best restaurants I have ever ...

Dined on April 2, 2016

One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Special attention paid to quality and presentation of food. Great combination of flavors. Service was wonderful and unpretentious.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Reliably Great

Dined on April 2, 2016

My second visit to Bliss was just as good as my first back in January. Excellent food, service, and ambiance. A terrific place for a refined dining experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Never disappointed when we dine here. F ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

Never disappointed when we dine here. Food is always great and the server very helpful

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Bliss in San Antonio

Dined on March 30, 2016

a wonderful experience - great food, great service, great atmosphere. One of the best restaurants we have enjoyed during our recent swing through Texas.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service3

Service was not as attentive as expected ...

Dined on March 30, 2016

Service was not as attentive as expected. While quality of ingredients was high, too many tastes combined. Desserts too could be parsed out to include fewer tastes.

food4
ambience4
service5

Great dining experience; superior servic ...

Dined on March 24, 2016

Great dining experience; superior service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great restaurant!!

Dined on March 23, 2016

From beginning to end, everything was edgy, presented with flair, with melded and wonderful flavors. Service was outstanding, and the look of the place was great as well. We had a great dining experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Simply put, AMAZING! Food: 5 stars Serv ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Simply put, AMAZING! Food: 5 stars Service: 5 stars Ambiance: 5 stars. Great wine list also. Price tag is on the higher end, but definitely well worth it. Great spot for special occasions, we celebrated our 7th anniversary here & we'll definitely be back soon!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Bliss never misses!

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

I imagine that you all are bored with the same old reviews. Bliss is so consistent that they never miss a beat. The wait staff help each other and cover for each other. Water glasses never get close to empty. Our server Marcie would be a great help to anyone from out of San Antonio who was not familiar with the food menu or the wine list. I send all of my out of town guest to Bliss and then sit back and receive the accolades for having such good taste and steering them to such a great place.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Waited about 45 minutes past our reserva ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Waited about 45 minutes past our reservation time. We were give a charcuterie board as compensation. The food was amazing. Service was great.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Best restaurant in SA

Dined on March 19, 2016

Unbelievable food, great waitstaff and a very nice atmosphere.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

A Must Do when in San Antonio

Dined on March 19, 2016

One of the best restaurants that I have been to in a long time. A lot of attention paid to detail, which is the way we run our business. A must do when you are in San Antonio. Will need to get reservations a couple of days in advance.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place for a nice birthday dinner!

Dined on March 19, 2016

I took my wife out for a nice birthday dinner and we really enjoyed it!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Great gourmet menu! I enjoyed the bone m ...

Dined on March 18, 2016

Great gourmet menu! I enjoyed the bone marrow small plate, kale Caesar salad, and herb crusted lamb (med. rare). Everything was served timely and the meals were well prepared and were flavorful. Excellent spot for couples looking for fine dining.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Loved it

Dined on March 18, 2016

I took my daughter there for a daddy daughter dinner for her sweet 16 it was a very delightful memorable experience please go and experience this restaurant

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

fabulous evening

Dined on March 18, 2016

The food at Bliss is beyond delicious -chef Tony is extremely talented and makes a magical plate of ravioli---not to mention everything else on the menu is fabulous! Service can make or break an evening and here Monique makes the evening memorable and extremely special! This dynamic duo ROCK!!!! Love this place-can't wait to go back!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion

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