8400 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820929.511439 -98.459000
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Friday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Sunday From 04:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Oak Park / Northwood
Great Texas Steak Experience – I was a bit frightened by the previous posts, but listened to the recommendations of a few friends and decided to go to The Barn Door while my parents were visiting from out of state. I was pleasantly surprised with our dining experience. Please don't expect an upscale steak house dining experience. The restaurant is decorated with traditional texas barn decor. Red and white table cloths cover the tables. The service is friendly but not fast. I do not recommend ordering the oysters. My family is from NJ, and we are used to oysters on a half shell... imagine our surprise when we were served oysters over ice that were from a can. We were willing to look beyond it. Once we past the appetizer, the meal was great. Salads come with every meal and the dressing is brought to you by the gallon... all the ranch you can eat. The biscuits come out warm. I ordered a ladies fillet (6 oz), it was tender and delicious. I liked how I could choose my baked potato fillings- sour cream, shredded chedder, and bacon bits. The rest of my family ordered steaks and everyone was very happy with their meal. We enjoyed the Texas experience, and I would definitely bring out of towners there again. While I think there are definitely better steaks out there, the experience of dining at The Barn Door is one unique to San Antonio.
Decent. – You have to remember that managers are always taught to offer a free dessert. Normally if you refuse it -- they have an obligation to comp your bill.
They'd rather give you a $5.00 dessert than to comp you the cost of your meal.
Disappointing – Long wait for food following salad. Salmon was undercooked and sent back, Premier Filet was overcooked-ended up dry and tasteless, I gave up trying to eat it. Insect came out of the bread basket. Blue Cheese dressing had poor flavor--not sure it was even blue cheese. Food brought to table in 3 trips-with delay in between -- first the fish, then the steak, and later the baked potatoes (only two of us). After pointing out the dry overcooked $26.95 filet to mgr he offered a dessert to go to make up for it. Upon leaving I discovered I had been sitting on scrap of food from previous patron. Was looking forward to a good steak -- very disappointed.
A True Steakhouse, A Classic San Antonio Restaurant – You have to admire a Steakhouse that has been grilling for 50 years. You have to give props right up front for a place that makes Yeast Rolls from SCRATCH and serves them hot!!!! And, yup, it is very cool to watch the guys cook the steaks in their open kitchen in the dining room. And, it gets my attention every time when it's a Family Owned and Operated Restaurant, with World Headquaters behind the cash register. You can just flat out taste the difference and enjoy the whole evening all the more. I always find the one of a kind, unique places to be the special ones and this is it. All in all, this is just a Fabulous place. The food is exceptionally good and the service is very nice & friendly. The steaks & juju might be better at Morton's, but this place is on the other end of the stuffy scale. I love the filet, the Ribeye and the Chopped Steak con Queso. Portions are good, prices are reasonable. Relax and enjoy, you're in a Tofu Free Zone here!
Not Too Good... – The owners and Managers treat their staff horribly. I've heard managers yell at employees on numerous occasions. having been a waiter before; its stressful and i would stage an uprising if i was working there. The managers should work for the waitstaff - not the otherway around. And they can't cook a steak medium rare if their life depended on it.
Fantastic – I'm a repeat diner at The Barn Door. Everytime I've been there the food and service has been excellent. The staff have always been friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. The food..... FANTASTIC!!!!!! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. I will continue to be a patron of this restaurant.
Old time steakhouse, good food – We have dined here for so many years. It is like visiting an old friend. You can depend on getting the same thing and it is just as good as the last time. While the steak is not the best it is as good as any you will find without taking out a loan for a meal. The service is great and friendly.
What a let down – We have been waiting for a good steak house on the NW side of San Antonio and thought that the Barn Door would be the one. What a disappointment. The blue cheese dressing was yellow and warm. The steaks average and the service non existant. When we asked to speak with the manager he acted like he did'nt care that we were dissatisfied. They have sent us coupons in the mail. We trash them. Were not going back.
Great Steaks and Pies – Excellent grill steaks cooked in front of you. Heaping portions of salad and dressings at tables. Great cups of gralic butter for fresh hot bread...
The Food Is Excellent – The food here is phenomenal. You sit down at a red and white checkered table promptly and are surrounded by an atmosphere that reminds you you are in Texas... and in a steakhouse. The new york strip and ribeye were wonderful and their chicken wraps were devine. Try the cheesecake, they have several varieties to entice the tastebuds.
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