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Bite

1012 S. Presa St. (Sadie St.) Send to Phone
210-532-2551 | Menu
Bitty Bite turns out classy small plates with verve and flair.


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Open
Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Bite Restaurant Review

: Bite-size Bite consists of a marble-topped, horseshoe-shaped counter and a few tables surrounded by purple swivel chairs and a shiny orange wall. This all comes across way better than it sounds, especially in the company of Lisa Astorga-Watel’s Euro-centric, contemporary cuisine. Astorga-Watel is the wife of Chez Vatel Bistro’s Damien Watel, but she has a style all her own. Small plates, the restaurant’s focus, run the gamut from a successful phyllo-wrapped “cigar” to earthy lamb stew with rice and a somewhat less laudatory eggplant “waffle” with wild mushrooms. But all show attention to detail and a flair for the original. Take notice of the specials board; it changes frequently. Though the wine list is minimal, cocktails have improved immensely. We suggest a Southtown Sazerac or the delicate blackberry lavender smash.





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