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Frederick's Bistro

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14439 Northwest Military Highway, Shavano Park, San Antonio, TX 78231 (Huebner)
+1 210-888-1500
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Antonio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, reflects the French-Vietnamese fusion of its owner. (It’s sister, Frederick’s Restaurant, which is located closer... More 

Thank sanantoniotravelers
San Antonio, Texas
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 clean white linens. The wait staff is knowledgeable with most of the staff long standing... More 

Thank Cynthia B
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142 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We often come to celebrate one thing or another. Have NEVER been disappointed by the food or service. Great place!

Thank MNJM12345_80
San Antonio, Texas
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135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I have been here before but it just keeps getting better. I love the waitstaff for the bar area, and Katlin is tops in my book. She is personable, professional and engaging. Her recommendations are always top notch and the food is Always wonderful. Ask for her and you will be blown away by the care and service she provides.... More 

Thank John D
San Antonio, Texas
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241 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I met a friend here for lunch, and we enjoyed a wonderful meal complimented by a wonderful server named Kaitlin (Katie). The trio lunch of half sandwich, soup and salad seems pricey, but it's a lot of food. Katie was attentive, professional and fun. When I got home I told my guy about my great service at lunch. We wound... More 

Thank Deb B
San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My husband and I went to this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We thought we'd try something different than our usual celebration restaurant. As soon as we walked in the door we were hand motioned to come to the waiter in the dining area, asked if we had a reservation (we did not - it was 6:00 on a... More 

Thank Pamela J
San Angelo, Texas
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325 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Well we love this restaurant and it is such a great atmosphere. They have great fish specials and super drinks. I was disappointed though in the sautéed spinach ( no special flavor) and thought the seafood pasta was a little underwhelming but had a great variety of seafood. The shrimp with curry was loved by one in our party. The... More 

Thank Yokum
San Antonio, Texas
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317 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

we hadn't been to frederick's in several years and our neighbors had never eaten there so we decided to go have lunch. the menu has numerous selections of salads, apperts and entres. I had a pan seared trout, my wife had a shrimp atop rice noodles, our neighbors had chicken tenders ( which were huge) and schnitzel. everything was prepared... More 

Thank TexasTravler45
San Antonio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

1. Red snapper with piccata sauce is best dish of its kind town. 2. Shrimp and scallops creamy. Perfectly cooked. 3. Wine list is not extensive but comfortable selections

1 Thank Mick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14439 Northwest Military Highway, Shavano Park, San Antonio, TX 78231
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-888-1500
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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