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Mark Bliss to Open ‘Bliss’ in Southtown in November

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Chef Mark Bliss, who opened the original Silo Elevated Cuisine on Austin Highway, has returned to San Antonio and will open a new restaurant at 926 South Presa Street. He hopes to have the restaurant, located in an old Magnolia filling station, by November.  Construction began two weeks ago, he said.

Construction begins at the site for Bliss, Mark Bliss's restaurant in Southtown.

He and his wife, Lisa, announced that the restaurant will be a “small, intimate space with private dining, a chef’s table in the kitchen, with outdoor seating as well as indoor.

“My focus is going to be on American Contemporary cuisine with an emphasis that diners will have the ability to create a multi-course experience based on their appetite and desires. Overall, we’ll have a small seasonal menu that will change frequently. Our goal is to serve a quality product with a well-trained staff in a comfortable, elegant environment,” said Bliss.

Bliss left the restaurant business here at the first of last year to tend to family business. He spent a total of 13 years at Silo, on Austin Highway, with a two-and-a-half year break. Prior to that he worked as chef, with Bruce Auden, at the original location of Biga on Locust Street.


Photograph by Bonnie Walker


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3 Responses to “Mark Bliss to Open ‘Bliss’ in Southtown in November”

  1. So happy someone – particularly a good chef – is doing something with that Magnolia waiting to bloom again. Kept trying to talk the mister into homesteading there without any luck….