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Battalion

4.7
4.7
3093 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 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • 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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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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place had a great vibe and really delicious meals to match. The waiter was really knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Similar to a tapas place where you get a few dishes to share. Highly recommend.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Our waiter, Micah, was attentive. The food was very good, but even in these inflationary times, it was pricey. The meatballs, lasagna, green beans, Osso buco and swordfish were the high points. The chicken parm was unremarkable and should be thinner. The steak tartar was a disappointment. Cocktails served up should have been much colder. Ditch the metal martini “glasses.” We had six adults in our party. The tab with two bottles of wine and cocktails was about $100 per person. We would go back.
  3. B

    Billy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the great food, environment and service.
  4. M

    Mcastro613

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. This is not our first time dining. Maybe it was Julia, but the food was extra tasty. We had bread, olives, salad, the meatballs, pasta and eggplant parm. Everything was perfectly cooked. Julia was an outstanding in her service and recommendations. The wine she recommended was spot on. We were celebrating our Anniversary and she made it extra special
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time! We all ordered different dishes and shared them family style and each one was so good that we couldn’t pick a favorite. The service and wine list were just as good as the food!
  6. RP

    RichardP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great take. The food was very good and special cocktails, especially old fashioned like drinks. Great service!!
  7. D

    Deanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good was excellent and our server, Nathan, knowledgeable, well versed and accommodating.
  8. JR

    JenniferR

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Adam W. remembered our drinks from our last visit in FEBRUARY! Great service. Super friendly and made excellent recommendations to drinks and courses. We will definitely be back! 🤩
  9. ZD

    ZDMTexas

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have been twice and the food is wonderful. However, each time I've gone they have been "out" of a number of dishes including some cocktails. This may be due to the supply issue that we are all facing right now.
  10. MG

    MrsG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Battalion has a great idea and a very inviting setting. However, the "sharable" plates are small and while they say they are sharable, they should tell you they are sharable for 2 people maximum. I believe they only had one bartender, so drinks were slow to arrive. The wine list and signature cocktails are good as is the food. Just make sure you order enough food if you have a large party. The bread service is great, but they do charge you for each dipping sauce and re-up the charge for any additional bread delivered to the table. Would I return?...probably not.
  11. n

    naye

    Yucatán

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Make sure to be super clear our waiter was really nice but the food was not that good House Marinated Olives - DO NOT RECOMEND, really strong flavored Warm Squash - DO NOT RECOMEND, flavorless and hot spicy, do not enjoyed Spinach Dumplings - good option (do not expect dumplings Parmesan-Herb Crusted Lamb Chops - ok but not the best overrated, or at least expected more the price and the TIP of 30% is required
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Loved it, really cute, laid back environment.
  13. RS

    RexS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Everything we ordered was delicious.
  14. E

    Eddie

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, unique venue with Uber attentive staff an spectacular food Best restaurant we’ve eaten at in San Antonio in years!!!
  15. DR

    DianeR

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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!!!!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Anniversary spot!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably our fifth time dining at Battalion and still a great experience. Service has definitely rebounded since the pandemic very personable and professional. The only critique is that the eggplant parmesan portion size has gotten quite a bit smaller since our last visit. Other items has stayed the same so it was disappointing that this lower food cost item shrunk. Still highly recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great! I’ll definitely be coming back
  19. KH

    KellyH

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, the ambiance and food were both great. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Lamb was outstanding.
  22. C

    Czyk

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second time dining at Battalion. It is definitely our favorite place to eat in San Antonio. What a treat! The spinach dumplings are divine!
  23. G

    Girlstrip

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Katie! Fantastic food!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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!
  25. SD

    SpokaneDan

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Very knowledgeable waiter made excellent recommendations. Nice anniversary dinner.
  26. G

    George

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  28. SR

    StanR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious appetizer and entrees. We will definitely return soon!
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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!!
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. BB

    BillB

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Had a great experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service. Fun building too.

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 3093 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 9 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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