54th Street Bar and Grill
In the ever abundance of new and growing restaurant chains in San Antonio that the city has to offer, 54th Street Bar and Grill, a newbie into San Antonio’s dining marketplace, makes their mark.
The 54th Street location in the Shops of Culebra offers something best described as different. Different in the sense that after doing a little research, discovering firsthand what the 54th Street “Five-Four” concept is about. Not to take away anything from Chili’s, Houlihan’s, or even Texas Roadhouse but 54th Street keeps that loud or even sometimes obnoxious bar crowd at bay in the bar area with what seemed like large, sound proof glass walls and doors. The noise that sometimes emits from the bar area was virtually non-existent. This was fantastic after a long day of being out and about and just wanting to find a place to eat and chat with Lindsey without too many distractions.
The menu covers a wide variety of tastes and preferences for everyone to choose from.
Anytime a restaurant claims to have ‘made from scratch’ items it sounds like a challenge. I am always up for a challenge and I have the ever-expanding waistline to prove it. Kind of reminds me of this guy. Some of the ‘from scratch’ items include dips, breaded mushrooms, homemade soups, and hand-cut sirloin steaks, just to list a few.
Breaded Shrooms with the horseradish dip, check.
The mushrooms were delicious. They were very rich, very creamy, and very filling. Regarding the horseradish dip, if 54th’s version of horseradish dip is what horseradish dip is supposed to taste like, it was good.
Sirloin Steak Cheese, check.
I am a huge cheese steak fanatic! I have been around town and tried some cheese steaks at the different places that offer them. Although I’ve never been to Philly and had an authentic cheese steak, I am almost sure this version at 54th Street is what it would taste like.
On a quick side note, 54th Street puts their own twist on a Cuban sandwich that they call the “Havana Club.” Instead of ham they substitute smoked turkey and include the Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and fries. Very delicious!
An online drink menu is available (albeit without prices) and we just missed happy hour (ended at six p.m.). The point of trying to reach 54th street was to try to get our hands on the “BIG DAWGS” served in an 18 ounce schooner or fish bowl. Even after happy hour prices a 54th Street Margarita at $5.75 it was still worth it. Drink prices may vary
Sodas were a tab bit on the expensive side at $2.29 a pop, but it is understandable when a restaurant serves great quality food at decent price.
With already three locations ready and open to serve San Antonian’s 54th Street is scheduled to open two other locations, I-35 North in Schertz, Texas and on the south side of town on SE Military Drive located in the same development area as City Base Cinema, respectively.
For more information on 54th Street Bar and Grill, check out their main website here.