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Frederick's Bistro

14439 NW Military Hwy, Shavano Park, San Antonio, TX 78231-1646
+1 210-888-1500
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“escargot” (6 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
14439 NW Military Hwy, Shavano Park, San Antonio, TX 78231-1646
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our first visit and and plan to be back. We loved our lunch of escargot, crabcake, beet salad and salmon salad. Great list of wines by the glass. Best service.ots of parking.

Thank aloha2055
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We have dined here numerous times over the last 4 years and, generally like the experience. When they are on , and the kitchen and dining are in sync, they can produce a nice evening. But when they are off, its horrible. Due to the...More

Thank Saboxdweller
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Many restaurants in San Antonio are located in strip malls. Unassuming from the outside, this one is very posh on the inside. Frederick, the owner, welcomed us in at the front door. He kissed my hand (nice touch) as he introduced himself to my husband...More

Thank NDeniseS
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This place has great food in the main restaurant, but the best part is the happy hour. It's every day from 4-8 pm. Nicely priced wine and drinks, great bar food, and if you want more upscale you can order from the main menu which...More

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Friendly, prompt service, varied menu, and everything is delicious. Salads are inventive and there's an extensive , affordable wine list.Another plus is that its not overly loud so one can have a conversation.

Thank hikermania
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Frederick's Bistro is an excellent choice for a romantic dinner. The atmosphere is pleasant. The service is great. Ask for Dave! Their wine selection is excellent. The food is amazing. The chef is top notch. You cannot go wrong by choosing this place to take...More

Thank zanewilliams26
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Really nice place to dine. Food is as described exactly. No surprises except the nice service with a smile. Everyone was very happy with the meals, service, wine and atmosphere. Could be a bit romantic with a tiny bit of thought.

Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you are a San Antonio local or a visitor who want to step off the beaten tourist path, a bistro in the heart of the city’s North Side is one of our favorites. Frederick’s Bistro, one of two excellent eatery’s owned by Frederick Costa,...More

Thank sanantoniotravelers
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The services, food and menu is one of the best "special night out" restaurants in San Antonio. The food is high end gourmet, cooked to perfection. Always greated at the door, the environment is low lighting, lovely dark wooden walls with the stark contrast of...More

Thank Cynthia J
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Parking is good ! Nice place.... good food ! Nice atmosphere ! Had a very nice lunch ..Mahi Mahi everything was cooked very well

Thank Robert T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14439 NW Military Hwy, Shavano Park, San Antonio, TX 78231-1646
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-888-1500
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Frederick Costa, the Owner of Frederick's Bistro was raised in an environment of wonderful food and hospitality. Growing up in both in Indochina and France, his parents, Henri and Odette owned highly acclaimed gourmet restaurants in both countries. As a young man he not only learned the secrets of French and Asian cuisine's, but also the true meaning of hospitality and customer service. Customers of Frederick's Bistro will say that visiting the restaurant is like walking into your best friend's home. You feel completely welcomed and special on every visit. After working in the family restaurants for many years, Frederick sought formal training at the Flo Brasserie in Paris. From there he came to the United States and to San Antonio in 1984. In 1985 he opened the very popular L'Etoile restaurant. After several years with L'Etoile, Frederick sought to blend the flavors and diverse cultures of the lands he grew up in. His parents operated both French and Indochinese restaurants and the fusion of both cuisines intrigued him. In 2000, he opened Frederick's Restaurant in Alamo Heights and in 2008 Frederick's Bistro in Northwest San Antonio. The results are dining experiences that have become legendary for area residents and visitors. You and your guests will truly experience fine dining at Frederick's Bistro in San Antonio. At Frederick's Bistro we offer a wide variety of gourmet dishes and an exquisite selection of wines and beverages. In addition to the wonderful cuisine, you will experience the service that is uniquely Frederick's. Be it lunch or dinner, your dining experience at Frederick's Bistro will be one that you are not soon to forget.
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