No Matter What the Occasion it is Always Best Celebrated at Cover 3 San Antonio
As soon as I walk into Cover 3, no matter what the occasion, I know they have me covered. If I’m there for a Spurs or any other game, I know they are the best place to catch all the action live. They feature more than enough televisions to give me or my party an extensive selection of tables to choose from that are comfortable and nearest to the TV/game. And for game day snacking they have all my favorites. FYI Cover 3 has previously been added to CNN’s list of “101 of the best sports bars in the U.S” as well as the “Best Sports Bar in the Central Region” by Sports Illustrated.
If it’s some down time I’m looking for after work, I can count on them to be ready for me with signature cocktails, bubbly and regular wine (70 to choose from) or some of San Antonio’s coldest beer, featuring four rotating taps and two chilled liquor taps. And be sure to note: Wednesday is half priced wine!
If it’s weekend brunch I’m craving, they are at the ready with an awesome menu along with a Bloody Mary and Bubbles Bar so I can mix up my favorite Mimosa or Bloody Mary from 11am to 3pm.
Late night dessert is a must after hours with one of their delicious house-made sweets and a rich cup of coffee.
And if I am stopping in for lunch or dinner with friends, they have literally something for any appetite, from burgers to steaks, tacos to grilled trout, salads to flatbreads, I know I can find all that and more at Cover 3.
Tonight I’m at Cover 3 for dinner and I’m really not sure what I am hungry for so I ask Geoffrey Smith, the General Manager, to recommend a couple of things. First it was suggested that I start with a refreshing Strawberry Basil Lemonade made with Ketel One Citroen Vodka, Patron Citronge, sweet & sour with fresh muddled strawberry & basil. A nice sip after a fairly warm day while I waited on food.
We started with Queso Flameado, which made its claim to fame during Culinaria Restaurant Week. Unfortunately you won’t find this on the menu, but maybe if you request it, they will make it for you. It was a great appetizer with Poblano peppers, onions, pico de gallo, Oaxaca & Jack cheese with Chorizo Verde. This melted concoction was a delicious blend of flavors and not greasy like the traditional dish. They served it with warm flour tortillas to use as a spread then roll up the tortilla as a taco.
Another appetizer Geoffrey recommended was the Seared Ahi Tuna. Served over a bed of Udon noodles & julienne snap pea salad, this tuna was perfectly cooked. Topped with black and white sesame seeds and presented in a soy based broth this was a flavorful dish. Of course there was the addition of the pickled ginger and wasabi paste for adding dimension to the tuna.
The Allandale Salad is so much more than a salad. It is a meal for one or can be shared for two. With Chicken, Chopped Egg, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Dates, Avocado, Red Onion, Bleu Cheese & Candied Walnuts all topping a bed of baby spinach and mixed greens, this one is meant to fill you up with healthy and flavorful ingredients. And I’m here to tell you it did its job for me. It came topped with a lovely Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette. This dish is gluten free.
Looking for a comfort food? Try the Brick Chicken Mac-N-Cheese! This creamy bowl of classic Mac-N-Cheese is mixed with crushed red pepper and Italian spices then topped with lots of Cover 3’s brick chicken as well as crispy Pancetta. This entree will have you oohing and aahing.
Can’t decide between the steak or tacos? Go for the Ribeye Steak Tacos, the best of both worlds. The ribeye is marinaded in a Honey-Chipotle Marinade, grilled and sliced. It comes with Southwestern Fried Rice topped with house-made black beans, guacamole, fresh hot flour tortillas and a side of salsa.
OK, so let’s talk about those late night desserts! Let me start by saying Cover 3 offers a tasty selection of desserts made from scratch in their very own pastry kitchen. If you order a Brownie, as Geoffrey suggested, you don’t get a measly cookie. Nope, what you get is what appears to be the whole pan of warm brownies they just pulled out of the oven. The brownie is filled with both pecans and chocolate chips then topped with Vanilla Bean ice cream, homemade chocolate and caramel sauces and candied walnuts! This is why I was saying this restaurant is a great place for late night dessert. And two possibly four can share this dessert!
I love Key Lime Pie, so I had to try this option. This tart Key Lime filling is on a thick Graham Cracker crust and topped with homemade whipped cream and lime zest. With an accent of mint on top, it makes a beautiful and yummy ending to any meal. I see you licking your lips!
**Full Disclosure: I received dinner in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.
Location: 1806 TX-1604 Loop, San Antonio, TX
Phone: (210) 479-9700
Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday 11am – 11pm
Saturday 10am – 11pm
Sunday 10am – 10pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm
Monday & Tuesday 4pm to Close
Wednesday – Friday 4pm – 7pm