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Julia’s Bistro & Bar

Imagine for a minute that Julia Child grew up in San Antonio, did her stint in Paris, then returned to a modest and lively inner city neighborhood. This bistro, from the same Jean-Francois Poujol (along with chef de cuisine Zack McKinney) who brings us the cozy comfort-food cafe SoHill, right next door, puts that imagining into its menu. For example, chile relleno here is a roasted poblano filled with shredded braised lamb and goat cheese and bathed in chimichurri, wildly herbal and aromatic. Moules marinière live on the classic-French side of things, with a creamy white wine sauce, but the duck street tacos take on Mexico with stellar results, featuring lots of texture with a corn pico, cotija cheese, and a sprinkling of cilantro. Bare and spare, the dining room’s minimalist decor of Edison bulbs and exposed brick is warmed up with attentive and informed service.

City: San Antonio


Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 1725 Blanco Rd., San Antonio, TX, 78212

Hours: D Tue–Sat.

Phone: 210-476-5404

Website: https://www.juliasonblanco.com

Last updated: January 7, 2020