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Bar Loretta, San Antonio, TX

Bar Loretta

4.8
4.8
313 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in the heart of the King William District, Bar Loretta is a restaurant featuring a menu of Modern Texas Cuisine by Chef Paul Petersen, and a full bar highlighting seasonal drinks and local craft beers. The venue pays respect to the building’s history, offering a modernized space, with its original integrity intact. The result is an eclectic mix of raw, chic, vintage, and hip. Outdoor gardens provide intimate spaces for dining and private events. The feel is energized, inviting, and relaxed.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 757-3607

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Paul Petersen

  • Neighborhood

    La Villita

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Antonio

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Antonio

    Contemporary American

  • San Antonio

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Antonio

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Antonio

    Contemporary American

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  1. VL

    VeronicaL

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic hostess friendly. Server was a bit short and not friendly seem to be making faces when my husband gave her a 20% tip. Food is so good we will definitely be back
  2. CL

    CatL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The drinks and service were excellent. I had the lobster scrambled eggs and they were okay. The Brussels sprouts were delicious as were their fries. The polenta cakes were also good. I was just disappointed in the lobster.
  3. RC

    RodolfoC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good. No surprises here. Best filet in town.
  4. GM

    GlenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is a gem in San Antonio. Complex, exceptional tastes in everything we ordered. Starters (Chicken Liver Gratine and Green Onion Polenta), Cocktails ( “Como, Cuando y Donde” and “Dope As Me”), Entres (Beef Tenderloin and Grilled Tomatillo Shrimp). There is limited parking but a valet is available across South Alamo. It’s a small venue. The two top tables are close to the bar. Order and dine at the bar if your party is small. My tenderloin was the best I’ve had but you could have a wonderful experience with Starters and Cocktails.
  5. DC

    DawnC

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I went with a couple of my regular happy hour friends. We like to try new places. This place is nice, but the food and drinks are overpriced. There were no happy hour specials at all. Our server started out attentive, but then progressively got snippy about our requests and acted put out when it came time to pay the bills. We had requested separate bills up front. He assumed that we wanted to split all menu items by three, instead of charging us individually for what we actually ordered. I just got a Caesar salad and added chicken. It ended up being $26. It was a good salad, but not $26 good. Unfortunately, we won't be back and have shared our experience with friends.
  6. JD

    JorgeD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, ambiance perfect. Zero complaints! It was sooo good.
  7. KJ

    KatherineJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here several times and have had a wonderful experience each time. It was easy to make a reservation through OpenTable. The food and the service were excellent. We dined with another couple and stayed for 2 hours. Never felt rushed. Highly recommend.
  8. H

    Howlett

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best food in San Antonio. Every item is scrumptious. Our favorites include the pear salad, and the brick chicken (cooked skin down with a weight, giving a great crust and totally moist meat. They then saute a meddly of veggies slightly crunchy in a reduction of the chicken pan gravy. Heaven. All the items receive the same care and savoir faire!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and our waitress was attentive and personable. Highly recommend.
  10. MG

    MelissaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic customer service; excellent food; wonderful restaurant!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun atmosphere, great for a girls night!
  12. RA

    RobATX

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wondeful as always. Great drinks, appetizers, and entrees. We never tire of visiting Bar Loretta. It’s like our “Cheers here in Southtown.
  13. MY

    MikeY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Paul has put together an amazing menu the food spot on, we ordered multiple dishes that looked and tasted incredible. The Bar has lots of creative drinks and the mixologist will create craft cocktails to go with your meal. Wonderful experience, ! We shall return soon.
  14. r

    rhondam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were thoroughly impressed and will definitely be recommending to others!! Food was delicious with unique flavors and a colorful presentation. The drinks and food were priced well. The staff went above and beyond in helping my 91 year old mother (without our asking) even keeping an eye on her while we went to get the car, then escorting her to the car before I could get to her to help! We were thrilled to have enjoyed the experience so much!
  15. l

    likefood

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Cannot hold a conversation, too noisy. Very crowded on a Thursday night. Wait staff had no room to move between chair backs when carrying dishes to table and used dishes.
  16. BF

    BoerneFoodie

    San Antonio

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar Loretta never disappoints. If you want an energetic spot for great food and cocktails in a casual setting, it's hard to beat. One of my favorite restaurants in San Antonio consistently. I haven't found a single dish that I don't enjoy here, and no matter what you order for your mains, get a side of the truffle mac and cheese - it's awesome!
  17. M

    Magnifico

    Houston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We found the food very good, distinct dishes, interesting drinks, and an excellent wine list. We chose a SA Malbec which fit with our main dishes of lamb and pork but also with our firsts of quail and veal. The price of the food was consistent with its quality and it was clear that each dish was well thought out to deliver distinct flavors. The staff were outstanding and very nice. The ambience was fantastic. There was a nice chatter providing a moderate sound level, it was clear everyone was enjoying themselves and there was a good banter between the staff and the people enjoying their food and drinks. Strongly recommend getting reservations. They do have seating at the bar for 15-20 people, but the tables, on a Monday, filled up with only those who reserved, walk ups who did not reserve had to be turned away or sit in the 100F temps of outside tables (not). They have around 10 tables in doors and as many outdoors, so on very hot days, no way to accommodate more than those 10 tables for any given time slot - RESERVE, and enjoy. Next time we are in San Antonio, we will definitely be back to Bar Loretta, it was a fun time. Thanks!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was good. Drinks were good but overpriced. Too loud though!
  19. MC

    MaCJ

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely evening, celebrating our anniversary. Our waiter was very good & knowledgeable about the menu. We will certainly be back.
  20. M

    Mcwelen

    Central Coast

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic overall experience. Bar Loretta really shined on appetizers. The polenta was a perfect marriage of textures and flavors. The tomato and watermelon salad featured the highest quality ingredients. The chicken livers started is highly recommended. Be sure to ask for bread- it is no charge and is excellent. My wife loved the salmon served with arancini rice. Between the two fine desserts I would favor the shortcake biscuit with strawberries and cream over the still wonderful chocolate bread pudding with ice cream. Somehow the biscuit in the former managed a perfectly firm and toothsome platform that did not just deteriorate with the moisture of the strawberries or the fabulous homemade cream.
  21. KV

    KatieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and beautifully presented food! Hip atmosphere! Great service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Nice aesthetics, very nice bathroom.
  23. DR

    DavidR

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food and our waitress were incredible. Since the restaurant is very small the noise level is loud and they have the music on which adds to the noise level.When the music changed we had a brief moment where we were able to talk without screaming.
  24. DE

    DeniseE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was great. We were not happy with one bartender who reserved 2 bar seats for a 6:30pm reservation which you cannot reserve. And at 8:00pm when we left his reserved seats we’re still empty but yet he wouldn’t allow anyone to sit there. He had us move over and 2 other couples who later came to try and sit he told them it was reserved so they left upset as the hostess told them it was open seating, first come first serve. He was too busy trying to hold these two bar seats and not being attentive to others like us sitting at the bar waiting to order drinks and food.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance, service, food and drinks on point. It was everything I was hoping it was gonna be. Everyone loved it.
  26. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellant. Noise level was a bit high at times
  27. W

    Winedaddysr

    San Francisco

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First night in San Antonio and this was a fantastic find on OpenTable! Loved the rustic Texas atmosphere with a bit of a fun club vibe. Their new menu is wonderful including the Zombie cocktail (my husband had) and a very nice whiskey sour! Super friendly and knowledgeable servers. Everything was great but the stand out dish was the heirloom tomato salad with watermelon and arugula and a scoop of the most flavorful basil parmigiana sorbet in the middle!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and playful setting. Truly excellent full menu of food and spot on exciting cocktails. Noisy as heck so be prepared as it’s a popular bar.
  29. CR

    ChristineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience all around. We will definitely be back soon!
  30. TS

    TheSanAntonioAficionado

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and ambiance
  31. S

    Sofia

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Loretta Burger was wonderful, make sure you ask for some complimentary bread when you get there! Our server Ashley (sorry if I misspelled your name) recommended a great mocktail as well, the apple crisp dessert was a delicious way to end the night. Highly recommend for date night or any occasion.
  32. MS

    MonicaS

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was great. Cocktails were average. We were sat in the middle of a high top bar which made the dining experience not as pleasant.
  33. HO

    HannaO

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are always on point here. Highly recommend the pork tenderloin.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, attentive service Great ambiance Will definitely return!
  35. A

    Analisa

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is awesome - the interior is so cool as it is an old home. Really intimate vibe which made it a perfect date night spot. Also loved the courtyard as it seems private and perfect for my next event. The food was also phenomenal and I will be thinking about it until I return. We had the Brussel sprouts, lamb chop, truffle Mac and cheese, and truffle fries!! ABSOLUTE FIRE!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful time, a little close to people, but everyone is really respective of each other while we were there. Parking is rough but don’t let that deter you, it’s a wonderful time. Just make a reservation so you can ensure you have ample time, parking, and space.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful time out on the front porch. The drinks were wonderful and the service was excellent. All the stars!
  38. CT

    CorinaT

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was yummy and atmosphere was inviting.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, per usual. It was our friends’ first time and they loved it. Every part of the meal was well timed and the service was amazing.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect, but they had a group of really drunk & loud girls that ruined our dinner . They just stood in the corner right next to our table and even used my wife as a arm rest when one of them could barley walk due to intoxication.

FAQs

Bar Loretta is rated 4.8 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Bar Loretta

320 Beauregard St San Antonio, TX 78204-1305

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    La Villita

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Paul Petersen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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