It’s made for special occasions, yes, but any dinner at Bliss deserves the adjective. You’ll find it first in the low-key glamour of the dining rooms (if you have a choice, request the palm tree view at the back). Chef Mark Bliss’s globally sourced and locally inspired menu carries through in the beautiful plates to come. Start, for example, with the so-smart hamachi sashimi tostadas. Follow, as we did, with Georges Bank scallops on cheddar-pepperjack grits, a perfect balance between comfort and classy, or the roasted Lockhart quail (two could share it, but it’s too delicious for generosity). Whatever path you take, don’t miss the “big hair” Key lime meringue pie, reminiscent of any vintage Dallas episode. Finally, Bliss has another plus in Southtown: a parking lot.

City: San Antonio


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$$


Address: 926 S. Presa, San Antonio, TX, 78210

Hours: D Tue–Sat.

Phone: 210-225-2547


Last updated: February 3, 2016