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Battalion

4.7
4.7
3077 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 35 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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What 3,077 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Antonio

    Italian

  • San Antonio

    Italian

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  1. E

    Eddie

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding, unique venue with Uber attentive staff an spectacular food Best restaurant we’ve eaten at in San Antonio in years!!!

  2. DR

    DianeR

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We had a problem with one entree undercooked. They responded beautifully. Apologized profusely. Had a fresh entree prepared. Provided each of us a dessert without charge and did not charge for the entree which arrived at the table perfect! Superb customer service!!!!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Anniversary spot!!!!

  4. KH

    KellyH

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Tables wobbled, and the plates didn’t sit flat and kept rocking. Pasta was fine but over priced. The noodles where nothing special, they definitely follow the trap of ‘more al dente is more better.’ Ordered the NY strip, it looked like they cooked it on way to hot of a surface; it was well done on the sides with an abrupt transition to rare on the interior. The tiramisu was made in house and quite the embarrassment. My wife and I could not taste any espresso, nor any rum. It didn’t do well to capturing the spongy consistency and it was riddled with far to many chocolate nibs. If you want good tiramisu you’re better off going to Costco.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time, the ambiance and food were both great. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Lamb was outstanding.

  7. G

    Girlstrip

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service from Katie! Fantastic food!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a special dinner surprise for my firefighter/paramedic husband for Father’s Day. We had a great time from arrival until we left. The food was tender and full of flavor, and our waiter was great. The drinks were great!

  9. SD

    SpokaneDan

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Very knowledgeable waiter made excellent recommendations. Nice anniversary dinner.

  10. G

    George

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had dinner with a dear friend that I hadn’t seen in 40yrs. It was a great reunion, but the food and service at Battalion made it even better. I will definitely return and recommend.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience2

    Date night with my husband, extremely loud last night. We were sat in between three to four large parties by the door leading to the patio. Not sure if we will return, but food was good.

  12. SR

    StanR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious appetizer and entrees. We will definitely return soon!

  13. ME

    ManiEh

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    It was a cool dinner spot. Nice decor & and wine selection.

  14. EA

    EluA

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Our waiter was friendly and attentive. My eggplant Parmesan was incredibly salty and not for consumption. The Chef should be ashamed to send this out to customers. As usual like most of the customers we don’t feel like complaining in the restaurant of the terrible food and simply don’t go back

  15. SW

    SaraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best time. Would not change a thing. Thank you!!

  16. BM

    BrendaM

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    So excited to try many of the dishes that were well thought out with various ingredients but they weren’t as good as hoped. Most were on the bland side and didn’t appear cooked to correct temps - either they were over cooked or under cooked. Service was great. At times hard to have conversation because it was so loud. Will try one more time in case it was just an “off” day for the kitchen.

  17. K

    Kole

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant atmosphere was very good, the staff was attentive and very friendly. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and was present for all our needs. The food was nothing short of amazing! One of my favorite Italian restaurants i've been to in North America.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and our server -Sloan - was so kind and helpful throughout the meal. We will definitely be back!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This place has a great ambiance but isn’t overly expensive. It’s not chilis prices but you’re also not breaking the bank. For two I paid about $86 plus tip. The menu is set up to go in courses which I love but you don’t have to follow it. I recommend the Gorgonzola pasta (forgot the name) and the spinach dumplings. I will definitely be back!

  20. RM

    RickM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding food and service. Finding free street parking is an issue.

  21. r

    rolandn

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Great menu with a combination of traditional Italian dishes and healthy complimentary entrees and sides. Attentive service with great recommendations for craft cocktails, appetizers and entrees. The setting is unique and enjoyable.

  22. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and great waiter. Next time I would sit downstairs as upstairs room was a bit too warm. Also upstairs very loud making conversation difficult.

  23. BB

    BillB

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner. Had a great experience!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and amazing service. Fun building too.

  25. DP

    DavidP

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It had been a long time since we had been there. Took our son and he enjoyed it as much as we did.

  26. P

    Pato

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was excellent, the food the service, the place is just a little loud but it’s worth it!

  27. B

    Bpineapple

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The meat squares were okay. The chicken parmesan was good. The green beans were the best. It was hard to hear the waiter over all the noise. He didn't seem very interested in serving us. Overall, the amount that we paid wasn't worth it.

  28. b

    bizarrespace

    Amarillo

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    I'll start by stating that the squash salad was delicious. Also, the bread service was good. They had a fairly nice wine list. However, the spinach "dumplings" were mounds of a too dry floury substance with a teaspoon of sauce. The steak tartar tasted like raw hamburger, and the pork osso bucco, while well cooked and tender, lacked flavor. We could hardly hear our soft spoken server and when asked questions about the menu, he seemed uninformed. The style of the restaurant itself was chaotic--it's in this beautiful space, but they've tried so hard to be "modern" that the whole concept is a wash. Techno music and strange flourishes don't work here. I won't return and wouldn't recommend it.

  29. k

    knctravels

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. Very different but still very italian.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food is very delicious very expensive, bring your check book

  31. DP

    DrPaul

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    I made reservations and requested a "more remote location" and that is exactly what we got. Thank you host staff for paying attention to my request. The ambiance was very nice. The restaurant was a little noisier than I had expected. I had the lasagna it wasn't as good as I had hoped. I would go back, but I'm not sure if I'd recommend it to someone.

  32. MB

    MarthaB

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was my first time here and it was very enjoyable. Nicole waited on us and was helpful, pleasant and had fantastic timing with approaching the table. We were two friends who hadn't seen each other in quite awhile so we were trying to catch up, however the noise level was really loud and it was hard to hear each other. Other than that concern, the food was delicious and I would go back!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food! Excellent service! Great location!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    The lasagna and was essentially sauce less, oversalted and almost inedible. The Polenta E Funghi was oversalted too. The steak was cooked very well and the bread was good. Overall the food was very bad and not worth the price!!! The drinks were also awful!! Ended up just not drinking the cocktail and getting a beer. The service and ambiance was good though but not worth the terrible food.

  35. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I went to Battalion for our anniversary. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Service was good, but the food was so salty. Every single item we ordered was heavily salted. No one at our table liked their food.

  37. R

    Roxy

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Our server was excellent. Very attentive. The food was good but not great. The portions far too much to give a good presentation....should inform you that the portions are easily shareable..... the carrots did not say tit was mixed with goat cheese which I'm allergic too.. The ambience was perfect and for this reason I will return.

  38. L

    Lunch

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very unique Italian cuisine! We lived in Italy for several years and found this food very good though not traditional Italian.

  40. PN

    PaulN

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Fine, expensive food, good service. Poor value for money. We won’t likely return.

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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 3077 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 35 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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