About the Restaurant

Growing up in Texas, captivated by the fragrance of mesquite smoke and beef on an open grill, Mark Bohanan harbored a dream to some day open a classic steakhouse that served the best beef in the state. And that’s what he did in 2002, renovating the second floor of a fine old building on a downtown street in San Antonio, a block from the city’s famous Riverwalk.

“The first day I walked the space that is now Bohanan’s, I resolved to preserve the original floor during renovation. The heart pine floorboards are quarter-sawn in eighteen-foot lengths… you just can’t find flooring like that any more. There it was, a solid foundation of quality and tradition for a steakhouse based on the same principles.” — Mark Bohanan

Built in the late 1800s, our building has housed a gentlemen’s haberdashery, shoe store, millinery shop, ladies fine clothier and an architecture firm.

Today, Executive Chef/Owner Mark Bohanan has written a new chapter in the storied history of Texas steakhouses at Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood. Please join us for mesquite-grilled center cuts of prime aged beef, Japanese Akaushi steaks, seafood flown in fresh, an award-winning wine list and flawless service.


AAA Four Diamond Award, fourteen consecutive years Diners Choice, 2009

Tom Horan’s Top Ten Club, six consecutive years

Prime Time Top Ten USDA Prime Steakhouse, 2007, 2008

#2 Steakhouse in Texas, Texas Monthly, 2007

Wine Spectator, Best of Award of Excellence, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Zagat, 2016 Best Business Dining in San Antonio, 2016 Best Steakhouses in San Antonio, 2016 Best Views in San Antonio, 2016 Best Restaurant Décor in San Antonio, 2016 Best Restaurants in San Antonio, 2016 Best Service in San Antonio

Mayor Ron Nirenberg Light up Downtown 2018, Best Store Front Display, Mayor’s Choice

Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence, 2019 Most Romantic Valentine's Day Restaurants in the Nation, 2019 Diners Choice San Antonio Best Restaurants for Overall Cuisine, 2019 Diners Choice San Antonio Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine List, 2019 Diners Choice San Antonio Most Booked Restaurants, 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2019

TripExpert, 2019 Experts' Choice Award, Best of San Antonio 2019

Gayot, 2019 Top 10 Restaurants with the Best Food in San Antonio, 2019 Best Romantic Restaurants in San Antonio Area, 2019 Top 10 Wine Lists in San Antonio Area