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Battalion

4.6
4.6
3152 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

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  • Order online

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 3,152 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Antonio

    Italian

  • San Antonio

    Italian

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  1. TB

    TB84

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was lackluster (slow, forgot a few items, inattentive and generally unwelcoming). All of the food tasted great, but the value just isn't there for what you get (whether from the restaurant week menu or the regular menu).
  2. l

    laurah

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Spinach dumplings were a real disappointment. They were great the first time I had them months ago. Now they were cut cubes instead of hand rolled dumplings. Bread I can get at central market for $7 is silly. Lamb was great. Raviolli was good. Just not the lovely experience from my first visit in the early days . Too much attitude at the front door that feels more judgemental that welcoming.
  3. CC

    ClarissaC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous experience! Our waitress was superb and helpful. We will be back soon.
  4. B

    Bill

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, way too loud "music?". It's good we came early because by the time we finished dinner at 6:20PM, someone had turned up the screaming, er, music to above the threshold of pain. Conversation became difficult/impossible. We'd come here more often if it was a little quieter, or if they played more relaxing music. I realize that the building's construction causes the sound to become overwhelming, so playing music a little more relaxing would help. Or maybe they just need a special "seniors night" where the sound is less overwhelming and diners can count on a relaxing meal with good conversation.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly informative gracious staff Food unique flavors of old favorites made better 5 star
  6. SG

    StevenG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow, our food was delicious starting with the Primi, in which my wife had the Watermelon Salad and I had the Three Cheese Beef and Pork Meatballs. For our main entree, she had the Chicken Parmesan and I had the Eggplant Parmesan and they were both very flavorful. Now for dessert, we had cannoli and tiramisu. Our server Katie did an outstanding job with her wine recommendations that complimented our entrees and she was attentive but not overbearing. Thanks, Katie
  7. RM

    ReneM

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From drinks, apps, dinner to dessert, Luscious! Can’t wait to go back!!
  8. CG

    ClarissaG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was absolutely amazing!! The food was phenomenal, the drinks were delicious, the service was phenomenal… I mean I can’t say enough great things!! We will definitely be coming back here!
  9. PC

    PatriciaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Participated in Restaurant Week, and the overall experience was average. A bit disappointed that some of the entrees & sides' spice levels overwhelmed the flavor of the food. Perhaps chefs in the back had an off evening. Beautiful atmosphere despite the upstairs being rather warm.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cuisine offered was spectacular with an array of options to tantalize your palate from the pasta dishes to the Chicken Parmigiana was some of the best ever. The ambience was unique and inviting. I highly recommend Battalion, if looking for great food and with wonderful atmosphere this is the place!
  11. RP

    RaeP

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved!!!!!!!! We ended up sitting at the bar and had a great experience. The bartenders were amazing and let us enjoy the experience and didn’t rush us. The food was sooooo good and we left very full and happy! They were on top of everything!
  12. AT

    AshleyandTerry

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience!!!!
  13. LS

    LeticiaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Remember in the movie Ratatouille when the food critic eats the food at the end and it tastes so amazing that he is transported back yo his childhood? That's what I wanted from this meal. I did not get it. The building is nice and looks very fancy. The service was just ok. We had a reservation but still had to wait to be seated and no, it wasn't full. There were many free tables available. We got there at the same time as another couple who did not have a reservation and they were seated first and we were told that they had to figure out where to seat us. Since it was our first time at Battalion the waiter recommended getting many dishes so we could share and said that the idea is family style. We got the spinach dumplings, the meatballs, the Bombay. Each was 14$. We also got lamb chops which was 38$. For the price, the servings were so small. The dumplings were the best thing but I would recommend getting one plate per person because the servings were so small. The meatballs were good but were gone before you know it and the waiter said the Bombay pasta would be spicy but instead was flavorless. We were disappointed at the size of everything but expected the lamb chops to be more. Instead, we got 4 tiny lamb chops. I wouldn't mind if the food was a flavor explosion. Sadly, it was not. It was forgettable and we won't be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    While the place is very nice it’s also very noisy. It’s hard to have a conversation with people at the table without speaking loudly. The server was great and on top of the table. Food was mediocre the steak was over cooked and the food wasn’t hot. The halibut and the sweet potatoes were probably the best dishes my table got last night.
  15. VV

    VeronicaV

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonight we tried the Lasagna, Chicken Parmigan, meatballs and bread. Everything was delicious! Service was on point.
  16. D

    Dizzydining

    San Antonio

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall a B/B+ - for San Antonio Italian it’s pretty good and we’d come back if others in our group really wanted to, but not anything like what you’d get in NYC, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, etc. Appetizers OK, salads quite good, pastas -eh - we had three: Spinach Dumplings (taste good but dry), Strozzapretti with Mushroom sauce done very well, but Spaghetti alla Gricia, the simplest and should be easiest, had a poorly executed sauce not incorporating Pecorino to form a “cream.” Very small amount of some meat that should have been lardons or cubed guanciale, but I suspect pancetta was used - needed a lot more care and better technique. If you are expecting high quality Italian and are used to it, not really up to expectations. Exec chef needs some training.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been there many times and bring guests with us whenever we can. The service is always outstanding and the food is absolutely amazing!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time going, I have to say it was amazing. Our server was great. He knew that whole menu and gave the best recommendations. Definitely coming back. Food was so delicious.
  19. j

    julief

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Disappointed with the lamb chops but everything else was absolutely amazing!
  20. h

    hayoungman

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really love this place. Service is always impeccable, including great recommendations for wines that suit the meal. I love the concept of 'Italian tapas' because I can try so many different dishes without having to pick just one large dish. The food is always incredible; there is a lot of variety in the dishes (i.e. not just all pasta and red sauce) which I think is great. Portions are perfectly sized, and they have a tiramisu that is to die for. Highly recommend.
  21. F

    Frank

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was OK, but did not justify the high price. Pasta was very good. My herb-crusted lamb chops were very over cooked and tasted like Shake and Bake. Complimentary bread service would have been nice, given the high prices. Very unlikely that we will return.
  22. MV

    MVP1

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    f I could give a 0 I would. From the moment I walked in to the sever Nicole, disappointed from the start. The hostesses were rude and every server was so angry and rude. Sad thing is the food was fabulous. I would never come back because of the service. I made reservations in advance and planned a fun weekend with my sister and her friends. I had heard so many great things. Again the food was great but you need to do better in service. Great Chef! Hopefully the service can live up to the food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for my birthday on a Wednesday. Everything was excellent. Service was great. Aperol spritz was nice. Meatballs and all pastas were excellent. The bread and butter was some of the best i’ve ever had.
  24. JR

    JohnR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, nice ambiance, music a little loud. Will go back. Good location, easy access, w parking.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quick walk from hemisfair park! Floor two views were my favorite. The restaurant is located in an old historic fire station, so it really has character! I loved it. Food and service were great I’m looking forward to trying every menu item!! Definitely try the meatball, it’s a fun square take on the Italian classic. Overall menu vibe is eccentric as well as classic Italian offerings. A unique must visit San Antonio spot.
  26. K

    Kandi

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is AMAZING, especially the chicken parm and the bread service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time! Food quality is always excellent. Every single dish we ordered was delicious. Wine was also spectacular. Can’t wait to go back.
  28. MM

    MaryM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Seated outside. Bees started swarming and stung child in our party. I understand this is a possibility, being outside. They did move us inside, but no concern for the child. An offer of an ice pack would have been nice, or even asking if she was ok
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Alyssa was wonderful! Thank you for making our birthday celebration special.
  30. R

    Roxanna

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal, the drinks, the service and the ambiance were all perfect! It’s a definite must if you want an intimate, delicious dinner!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    I went off of the good reviews however the food was not good! I’m so surprised by the reviews! Terrible! The spinach dumplings are not dumplings at all. They are very dry and were basically packed into an ice cube tray to get the shape. Blah. The pasta I could have made better myself at home. Bland!! No flavor at all. The lamb…sub par. Too pricey for what you are served. We were in from out of town and was hoping this would have been a good pick off of the beaten path. While the building was really neat, the food was a 2/10.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from the beginning to end was excellent. The food was fresh and very delicious. We ordered the bread with garlic oil, spaghetti, garganelli alla Norma, lemon cello, fh7 & tiramisu. It was plenty of food, didn’t walk out feeling I need to be rolled out. Def will be back.
  33. KL

    KevinL

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & attention from staff. Food was excellent!
  34. SR

    SteveR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was amazing. The sweet potatoes were really spicy though. Pastas and quail and bread and meatballs were to die for. The service wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good but that’s kind of have it’s been when I’ve ate here before so that part was kind of expected.
  35. DR

    DavidR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard about Battalion from a friend. Me and my wife moved down here from Chicago where we had a variety of great food options. But we were glad we can to Battalion, we loved the food it was delicious. And the restaurant was very trendy , and the service was amazing. We will definitely be back.
  36. CH

    ConnieH

    San Antonio

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our go to for wonderful food! Battalion is consistent with their food and drinks! Thank you, Chef and management for your hard work in making your restaurant inviting!
  37. KE

    KellyE

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the small plates at the Battalion. The lasagna was especially delicious. Very fun place to dine!!
  38. ME

    MelissaE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service outstanding. Would go back immediately
  39. ZH

    ZachH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect was delicious. From the drinks, to every course of dinner. Our waiter was super knowledgeable about the menu and what tasted the best with what. I'm still dreaming about the spinach dumplings.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came into town for my husbands birthday surprise!! This place was AMAZING, food and service was to die for!!! We will be back!! Highly highly recommend

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 4.6 stars by 3152 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 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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