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Battalion

4.7
4.7
3030 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Located at the "Gateway to Southtown," the Historic and Majestic Firehouse #7 is home to Battalion. After a nearly two year renovation, "The Rock" has been restored as the crown jewel of Southtown. Overlooking the spectacular downtown cityscape and the famous Tower of Americas, Battalion's contemporary design merges perfectly alongside the historic building's strong, yet weathered 1920's craftsmanship. Chef Davis has created an extensive menu of fresh pastas, char-grilled meats, stunning vegetable dishes and Italian classics. Complimenting the menu is a comprehensive wine list and a refreshingly original cocktail program.

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Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 816-0088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Davis

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Caesar Chavez

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the lot next door (PAID LOT) Lavaca

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, View, Wine

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 3,030 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Antonio

    Italian

  • San Antonio

    Italian

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  1. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The only drawback in an otherwise fantastic experience is that they didn't have highchairs and we put on our reservation that we were bringing an infant. All went well, but would have appreciated a heads up.

  2. L

    Lily

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don’t remember my server’s name but she had dark curly hair in a ponytail and gave exceptional service. I needed help choosing between two dishes and she helped me narrow it down for the perfect option. My boyfriend and I had steak tartare as recommended by another server in the section and it was a huge hit. We’ve been talking about it all weekend. Cocktails were also great. Loved the bread service with garlic & olive oil. He had lamb chops and I had the spinach dumplings. Both were phenomenal. The two of us ate everything and left stuffed. 10/10 experience. It was my second stop and I’ll definitely be recommending it to everyone stopping in San Antonio.

  3. NG

    NGOG

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good experience over all. Better value than other recent experiences at higher end SA restaurants. Service and food were very good. Appreciated the attentiveness of the service.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our 1st visit. The food flavor and texture was excellent. Portion sizes were generous. We had 3 plates and it was enough for 3 people. We did get bread and the dessert. Service was top notch.

  5. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The only thing I would complain about was the parking situation . Other than that, the restaurant is beautiful. The server Adrian was very transparent and accommodating & most importantly, the food was delicious

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As usual the food and service was outstanding. The Risotto was great and our server Adrian was very attentive and we didn’t feel rushed. Looking forward to our next visit.

  7. M

    Marty

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Portions where a bit small (even for shared plates). But the food and service was very good.

  8. NE

    NicoleEhrgott

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing italian dishes. Loved the smaller portions-great for sharing!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great trendy old fire station! We were totally impressed at how nice Battalion was. Awesome pasta, good drinks and very friendly professional service. A bit noisy, but what would one expect from an old concrete fire station. Remodeling is amazing and this place is definitely worth experiencing!!!

  10. DB

    DaveB

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time diners and we were not disappointed! The entire staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the layout in the old firehouse. Started with their homemade limoncello which did not disappoint. We ordered steaks and 3 sides, plus dessert. Steaks were tasty and cooked to perfection. The sides were well seasoned and large enough for 2-3 people to share. The tiramisu and panna cotta for dessert disappeared quickly. I highly recommend Battalion for any occasion!

  11. AF

    AdamF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Katty was great at explaining the menu options, great services and honest with her answers on questions that my wife had about the wine menu.. we will be back soon

  12. KF

    KevinF

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere. Quick service. Delicious food. Great cocktails.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really cool place

  14. WG

    WilliamG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a good experience with this restaurant. Would easily return.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and atmosphere were excellent!! We had the lasagna and it was the best lasagna I have ever tasted!! It was nice and light!! Excellent experience!!

  16. TV

    TracyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The service was great! Nathan knocked it out of the park. We enjoyed our dinner, however, the NY Strip was a bit dry and “okay.” We did not care for the decor at all.

  17. V

    Vegas

    Hawaii

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Best food in the area. Food so tasty. Customer service, not expensive

  18. VV

    VeronicaV

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great experience dining at Battalion. Was excited to see some new items on the menu. We ordered the Shrimp Fra Diavlo and Herbed Parmesan Butter. The shrimp was yummy and spicy. We asked for a refill of bread as the butter was delicious however was charged for a bread refill $3. We also ordered Spaghetti al Pesto, Torchio Gorgonzola and Chicken Parmesan. Everything was so filling and delicious. We bought home 1/2 of it as portions were small but so rich and very filling. Alyssa was our server and she was amazing! Glad we chose Battalion for our Sunday date night! Also we learned there Spring Menu will change to Summer menu, excited to try more new items!

  19. RG

    RonG

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service - perfect recommendations and food is outstanding

  20. SG

    SteveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for any occassion. The food, service and drinks were all outstanding.

  21. i

    imlopez

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, it was great. Little bday dinner started off right with a complimentary glass of proseco. Adore the plate of olives as a starter. Don't pass up eggplant or chicken parm. Love this place. It's a hit every single time we have dined. :)

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff and awesome food!

  23. SH

    ScottH

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The negatives for this place really boil down to two problems... the food was too salty & the place was way too loud. I did a lot of research to try to find a nice place to eat around the Riverwalk area & this place got consistently good marks. So, to say I was disappointed is an understatement. The good things... the cocktails were tasty, the staff were great & the base marinara sauce for the dishes was pretty good.

  24. CB

    CynthiaB

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice and open space. Great ambiance. Food had great fish flavors. Lamb chops and lasagna were the best. Service was fantastic and made it special with cakes and candles. Will go again for sure !

  25. K

    Kenneth

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary

  26. H

    Hungryandthirsty

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Innovative food, excellent service, just a bit too loud for us.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Good was ok

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time celebrating our 1 year anniversary. Food, drinks, and dessert were all great.

  29. CH

    ConnieH

    San Antonio

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Battalion is always consistent all the way around! My husband and I love to go here for dinner. The music is upbeat with a nice atmosphere. The menu is small but well done. I had the Lasagna which was full of flavor. My husband chose the Osso Buco which was also just delicious! The Bibb Lettuce Salad is a shareable size. Don't leave out the Bread Service either because it is perfect with every dish! Then lastly we had a Chocolate Martini to go with our Tiramisu. Needless to say, we went all out but every once in a while you have to enjoy yourself. Thank you, Battalion for always taking care of us!

  30. VS

    VivekS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Don't miss the charred beans and the eggplant. Service was top notch. They did forget a dish but made up for it graciously. A very happening place with a great ambience.

  31. MT

    MorganT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    Food was amazing service was decent had to call over for a refill on drinks.

  32. JJ

    JohnJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, had a great time upstairs with my beautiful wife, daughter and beau. Great time, best memories!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10/10! Food, ambiance and Sloane was attentive, kind and had a lovely disposition. The building was renovated and decorated beautifully and the prices were refreshingly approachable. Can’t wait to go back!

  34. R

    Robert

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and great food!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was great . Sarah took care of us and she was excellent!

  36. C

    Curt

    San Diego

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Cool location in a former firehouse and as visitors from San Diego it was also great to get away from the tourist food on the boardwalk! The food was excellent - complements to the chef. And, actually our individual server was very attentive and knowledgeable as well. The reason for 4 overall stars and the 3 for service was due to how the meal was delivered. We ordered apps - those were delivered first and tasted excellent (olives and bread). We then ordered a couple of salads and the pasta meals - this is when we had an issue. Out of the blue, someone (not our server) just started randomly bringing out our dishes. There were no courses - e.g., the salads were not delivered first, a couple of the pastas delivered to the table, then a couple more, then the salads (after prompting) and finally the last pasta dish. Again, the food/atmosphere was great, but they need to work on the fine art of delivering the dishes. BTW, we will definitely go back again when we are in San Antonio - however, we will space out our order to control the delivery. Really cool place overall.

  37. B

    Beth

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience, food amazing, wait staff amazing, atmosphere amazing.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favorite restaurant of the trip! Fresh and absolutely delicious.

  39. L

    Lili

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had dinner for the first time at this restaurant. My husband enjoyed the eggplant Parmigiano , and I had the Lasagna. We had the meatballs and salad as well. The food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great service and fair portions. Try the tiramisu it's delicious.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service, and environment. Is a bit loud and cozy but it makes you feel comfortable. Great wine selection and drinks. Totally recommend this place.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Battalion using the Order Online button. Battalion also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 816-0088.

Battalion is rated 4.7 stars by 3030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Battalion

604 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX 78205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Caesar Chavez

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in the lot next door (PAID LOT) Lavaca

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joshua Davis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, View, Wine

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