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Kirby's Prime Steakhouse - San Antonio
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Ranked #166 of 4,625 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: US$40 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Stone Oak
Cross street: N 1604 East
Description: Continuing the legacy of Dallas' Original Steakhouse, Est. 1954, Kirby's Prime Steakhouse in San Antonio, Est. 2007, is an award winning restaurant featuring Mid-Western, grain fed, aged prime beef. Kirby's also offers fresh seafood, daily chef features, and a spectacular collection of New and Old World wine housed in an impressive cellar of over 3,000 bottles. Kirby's boasts a trendy jazz bar and lounge featuring live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. To compliment their excellent wine selection is classically trained Corporate Executive Chef Daniel Nemec. Chef Nemec seeks to introduce the culinary versatility of Kirby's cuisine to the newcomer, and to charm the well-educated diner with the tastes, colors, aromas, and preparation of the dishes Kirby's has to offer. Guests can enjoy our lounge while partaking in a hand crafted cocktail, premium spirit or a glass of wine selected by certified Sommelier, Sam Miller.
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Pricy”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We thought that we'd taste some mouth watering steaks in Texas. Have to say they were the same as we've had anywhere else. The steaks were good but I wouldn't rush back unless someone else was paying the tab.

Visited January 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent All Around”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

One of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at. Exceptional service, wine selection, dinner, and dessert. The waiter even suggested on half-price wine night a full bottle and recorking to take it home. The wait staff treats you like you have multiple servers making waits minimal.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank JohnTSanAntone
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KirbysSteakhouseSA, Director of Sales at Kirby's Prime Steakhouse - San Antonio, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Hi John,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review !

We look forward to seeing you in again soon for Half Off wine Sundays, have a wonderful week.
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Bixby
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Great Steaks, Service; bring your wallet”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Delicious, great portions, but ala cart. Atmosphere is good to conduct business, but majority of crowd was family and friends. Convenient location.

Visited October 2013
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Thank William F
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California
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“Server had 'attitude'”
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Ribeye bone in not great . Very expemsive. Crab cakes were good.
Kristen or name similar had attitude which will make us not return
We ate at Ruth's Chris Riverwalk
and Morton's Riverwalk and both were much better food and service

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank ShopperDJ
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San Antonio, Texas
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317 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Up & coming steakhouse”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Kirby’s Steakhouse online presence both entices & draws serious diners to this well-appointed steakhouse on San Antonio’s north side. Although known for its steaks the wait staff is quick to point out Kirby’s seafood offerings rival the best in the city. Greeted by a warm & smiling hostess promptly leading us to our private table it was clear by the early crowd reservations are strongly recommended.
Our server was both knowledgeable & personable offering insightful recommendations for both appetizers & entrees but was subject to the restaurant’s internal policy of pushing high end/priced wines vice ensuring the diner’s dinner choices were paired. Kirby’s wine list is impressive with no less than 300 choices of wines averaged $50-$200 per bottle. We opted out of the “front” page high priced offerings for a 2011 Sterling Carneros. At $60 the 2011 Sterling Carneros was an absolute steal. Our server while knowledgeable and engaging was provided but missed repeatedly the cue to allow us to share our special night together. While his efforts undoubtedly well intentioned over time became a source of irritation. Servers shouldn’t feel they need to be the most interesting person in the room. The commentary here is that there is a point where the art of serving is one of quiet professionalism. While concise & succinct recommendations are always appreciated affording the couple time on their special night is an unspoken rule. While largely proficient in his craft save for a minor faux paux of awkwardly reaching across my wife vice neatly stepping behind to place a utensil to her left our server was well trained. Selecting the lobster cargot & Kirby’s fried asparagus as appetizers was a good choice. The lobster cargot was baked to perfection, very yummy! I was a bit disappointed in the fresh sautéed spinach which was a bit bland however the sautéed mushrooms made up for it. For entrees we chose the Tournedos Béarnaise and accepted our waiter’s recommendation of foregoing the Tenderloin Trio Tips for a better cut. Unfortunately the better cut ran out and a tenderloin tip made its way onto the plate regardless. Overall the fifty cent sized steaks were superbly cooked to perfection, the sauces excellent as well. Compared to Ruth Chris, Morton’s, Bones in Atlanta, Chicago’s Chop House, and Shula’s, Kirby’s of San Antonio is a distant sixth but with time will undoubtedly improve.

  • Visited September 2013
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