Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Inspired Dining in San Antonio

Some people go to a horse race and bet on the pony with the coolest name. Usually they lose.

Last week during a trip to San Antonio I noted that Yelp restaurant reviews all seemed to favor a new restaurant called "Bliss". 

I have to admit the name bliss seemed perfect for the dinner experience I wanted to have. 

Bliss Restaurant

It turns out the restaurant is located in an old Southtown gas station. There is a small bar, the main dining room and two outdoor sections. The restaurant is named after its chef / owner Mark Bliss a 20 year veteran of the San Antonio restaurant scene. Dinner was a birthday present and since we did not have reservations we arrived early. We were immediately seated.

If you plan to arrive after 6 PM reservations are essential.

Our dinner started with spring rolls and mahimahi ceviche. Both were light and filled with flavor. The ceviche was accompanied by wafer thin crispy (I'm assuming baked) plantains.

The Mahi Mahi Ceviche

My dinner was scallops. Big perfect scallops floating over a bed of cheese grits. They were accompanied by an avocado puree and cilantro lime buerre blanc. They were quite simply the best scallops I've ever eaten.

The Amazing Scallops

Service was enthusiastic, attentive, and charming. This place is very friendly with wait staff who clearly want you to enjoy yourself.

Then came dessert. I had the grapefruit tiramisu. Who'd have thunk it?

Grapefruit Tiramisu

Perfect restaurant name. Perfect service. Lovely environment.

A birthday dinner to be remembered.

Experience Bliss!

Roadboy's Travels © 2012

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