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The Best Restaurants in San Antonio

When it comes to dining in San Antonio, the city blends new and old culinary scenes. Fine dining restaurants, casual mainstays, and time-honored neighborhood restaurants are the backbone of the city’s food landscape. Unlike major cities, San Antonio has managed to blend fine dining establishments with classics. Its restaurants offer a little bit of everything; whether a diner fancies modern Midwest American, Korean, Turkish, or Chinese fares, San Antonio offers it all. As with all top businesses, be sure to make reservations first to avoid waiting in long queues.

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The OpenTable Team
31 Restaurants
Updated January 18, 2022
Restaurants:Aldo's Ristorante Italiano - San Antonio, Battalion, Biga on the Banks
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:North San Antonio, Downtown
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Aldo's Ristorante Italiano - San Antonio

$$$$
Italian
North San Antonio
4.8
1408 reviews
Lying in the northwestern section of San Antonio, this restaurant was started in 2019 by Aldo Ghaffari. It features a full bar, a tiled pizza oven, and private dining spaces. The menu specializes in Tuscan dishes that utilize various fresh handmade ingredients alongside an extensive wine list. Its dimly lit interior offers a quiet, cozy space to its diners. Popular entrees include rigatoni alla Siciliana and quaglie alla griglia in saffron-tomato sauce.

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Battalion

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.7
3093 reviews
This downtown restaurant was started by restaurateur Andrew Goodman and chef Stefan Bowers. It offers an extensive menu with stunning vegetable dishes, Italian classics, and fresh pasta alongside a comprehensive wine list. Popular entrees at the restaurant include herb-crusted lamb chops and sweet corn ravioli with goat cheese. Battalion offers a cozy interior with a red-lit buzzy hub, elegant furniture, and low-hanging giant chandeliers.

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Biga on the Banks

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.8
5209 reviews
Owner and chef Bruce Auden opened Biga on the Banks in 2000 and has been nominated for the James Beard “Best Chef Southwest” Award from 2000 to 2011. It offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere with floor-to-ceiling windows. Its menu specializes in contemporary northern American dishes curated in creative designs. Popular entrees include lobster ravioli on arugula, and Szechuan pepper cured salmon. Reservations are highly recommended to avoid waiting in line for tables.

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Bliss Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.9
4143 reviews
Popular for its quality service and atmosphere, this restaurant lies a few blocks from downtown San Antonio. This restaurant specializes in New American cuisine with an ever-changing menu emphasizing seasonal and creative dishes. Started by Mark Bliss in 2012, the restaurant offers a rotating menu of vegan-friendly options, small plates, salads, and mains. Its interior offers an intimate dining room, a seasonal outdoor dining patio, and private event dining rooms. Bliss Restaurant’s narrow skylights and big windows add an extra rejuvenating glow with its longleaf pine tabletops. Its elegant décor offers an ideal location for fine dining, attracting numerous San Antonio diners. Earlier reservations are highly recommended.

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - San Antonio

$$$$
Steakhouse
Northwest
4.7
2601 reviews
This Texas-born chain specializes in big, juicy steaks hand-selected from the country’s prime beef. The restaurant is popular for its lively atmosphere with simple and elegant furniture. Besides its steaks, this restaurant provides wines by the glass and bottle and various salads. Popular entrees include Cote de Boeuf bone-in rib-eye, and chophouse salad tossed in Thousand Island dressing. The restaurant was established by Steve Clemens, an expert with over 30 years of experience at an upscale steakhouse.

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Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown
4.8
6717 reviews
This classic steak restaurant is famous for its grilled beef. It is set in an old-world setting, and it offers a patio and a cocktail lounge alongside jazz music. Chef/owner Mark Bohana offers steaks, juicy seafood made with fresh ingredients, and spectacular desserts. The restaurant was founded in 2009, and it offers a 19th-century bar with an elegant and intimate atmosphere. Today, it boasts a AAA Four-Diamond rating and a Wine Spectator Awards. Popular dishes include chef Mark’s Frito Pie and Saffron Spaghetti and Shrimp.

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Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio

$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse
La Cantera
4.8
2151 reviews
This steakhouse boasts high style and world-class service north of The Rim. It offers an orange and black themed interior with rustic Malbec, slate walls, and oversized chandeliers overhead. It specializes in Brazilian dishes and offers a full-service bar and an outdoor patio. The restaurant also provides a salad bar, an outdoor patio, and a full-service bar. Starting in 2019, the restaurant has gained popularity over its popular dishes like Picanha, Brazilian apple salad, bife de ache, and Caipirinha cocktail.

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Brasserie Mon Chou Chou

$$$$
French
Downtown
4.7
1786 reviews
Popular for its dishes prepared in French style, this restaurant offers free-flowing drinks and comfort food showcasing flavorful fares from all regions of France. It is owned by chef Laurent Rea, Heriome Serot, and Philippe Place. Their menu emphasizes simple, flavorful dishes with popular entrees like Le Steak and Sandwich au Fromage Raclette. Its interior echoes a convivial brasserie charm with deco-inspired lighting, offering an elegant atmosphere to its diners.

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Cappy's Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary American
Alamo Heights
4.9
3700 reviews
This upscale restaurant offers creative northern and Southern American cuisine with fresh seafood from Mexico, the Atlantic, and the Pacific. Its ever-changing dynamic wine list pairs well with its dishes. Popular entrees include the Heights Burger, paired with hand-cut French fries, onion rings, or lemon-pepper potato chips. Cappy’s offers an outdoor patio under shady oak trees ideal for summers. Its interior offers an elegant, simple rustic décor with classy and traditional furniture. Cappy’s was established in 1977 by Cappy and Suzy Lawton.

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Chama Gaucha - San Antonio

$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse
Stone Oak
4.9
4434 reviews
This Brazilian Steakhouse is popular for its seared meat served on swords. Established in 2008, its owner Joao Carlos Ongarayo pays extra attention to world-class dining and experience in Southern Texas. In addition to its beef cuts, it offers a bountiful salad bar and an excellent wine list with traditional Brazilian cocktails. Popular dishes include fried bananas, fried polenta, and buttery garlic mashed potatoes. Chama Gaucha has a sleek interior with large chandeliers, white-clothed tables, and sleek white chairs. Its white and red-themed walls add a touch of elegance to the popular restaurant.

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Domingo Restaurante

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.6
163 reviews
Lying in the historic San Antonio River Walk, this restaurant offers a modern tribute to South Texas cuisine. The open-air restaurant offers a natural ambiance that blends a historical setting with modern art. It also offers a stunning terrace and Otro Bar. Domingo Restaurante was started by chef Arturo Trevino. Popular entrees include cilantro marinated halibut and plancha-seared rib-eye steak. It was founded in 2021 by Arturo Trevino. Domingo Restaurante offers a chic interior with mid-century banquet seating, a polyhedral chandelier, and terrazzo floors that add a vintage glam.

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FRIDA Mexican Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Mexican
Stone Oak
4.3
524 reviews
Frida Kahlo’s innovative and delightful artistry inspires this family-owned upscale restaurant. It offers modern Mexican cuisine alongside live music entertainment with jazz nights weekly. Popular entrees include duck flautas, roasted cauliflower, and churros. Its interior offers an elegant purple-hued bar and a custom-made cobalt blue piano. Owner Andrea Garcia and her wife Monica established the restaurant in 2020. Since its opening, it has won two 2021 Best of awards, including Nest New restaurant and Best Woman-owned restaurant.

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Full Belly Cafe & Bar

$$$$
Café
North San Antonio
4.6
487 reviews
Located in Sonterra village in San Antonio, Full Belly Café and Bar is the premiere spot for brunch, breakfast, and lunch. The chef-driven restaurant offers seasonal contemporary North American cuisine with French, American, Vietnamese, and Italian influence. Its interior features a stylish modern interior with epoxy floors, dark wood modular storage cases, walls of vintage vinyl LPs, and colorful murals. Popular dishes at Full Belly Café and Bar include Texas Wagyu Meatballs and crispy calamari. Chef and owner James Moor and Blade Haddock established this spot in 2020.

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Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio

$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse
North San Antonio
4.2
617 reviews
This festive Brazilian steakhouse is popular for its rotisserie-style meat, an impressive wine list, and traditional sides. Located in the Stone Oak area, this steakhouse was established by chef Jovani Gava in 2014. Its dimly lit interior offers diners classy, black-on-white tablecloths and simple, elegant furniture. The restaurant also features a full bar, a private dining room, and a contemporary salad bar. It was established in 2015 by Laura Harker and Alberto Wachholz. Its menu is inspired by dining traditions of Brazilian cowboys featuring 17 cuts of meat. Popular entrees include parmesan crusted pork tenderloin, spicy picanha, and lamb chops.

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Ida Claire - San Antonio

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Alamo Heights
4.6
1495 reviews
Ida Claire started this funky, Southern-influenced restaurant in 2015. It offers a menu with Southern American-inspired dishes, and favorites include Nashville hot chicken and fried green tomatoes. The upscale restaurant offers diners an elegant dining experience with a comfort theme featuring cushy upholstered stools and warm wood paneling. A patchwork of bandanas canopies the garden area. Besides its Southern dishes, it offers a bevy of booze with classic cocktails and wines, as well as brunch plates. Popular entrees at Ida Claire include crawfish corn beignets served with mustard remoulades and wagyu pimento cheeseburger on a sweet potato bun.

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J-Prime Steakhouse San Antonio

$$$$
Steakhouse
North San Antonio
4.9
2843 reviews
The world-class upscale steakhouse offers a modern ambiance filled with unique flair and flavor. It offers unmatched culinary services, a complete craft bar, and a classy dining area. Its menu specializes in USDA prime beef, sustainable seafood, and free-range chicken. Popular entrees include lobster bisque and steak fries. A business casual dress code is recommended to avoid sticking out among diners. Established by Chama Gaucha in 2015, it features a sleek modern interior with an elegant dining room with beautiful glass features.

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JW Marriott San Antonio - 18 Oaks

$$$$
Steakhouse
North San Antonio
4.6
1165 reviews
Popular for its entrees skillfully prepared premium steaks and seafood, the restaurant lies in the 18 Oaks neighborhood. It features an impressive menu and a devoted kitchen team led by Brian Sundeen with northern American dishes made with locally produced organic ingredients in the local area. Its interior offers a delicate balance of warm tones and cool textures with a lively, refined dining space. With custom-made leather furniture, the restaurant offers large community tables with sleek rugs and carpeted floors. The restaurant offers an outdoor patio seating with hill country views and an elegant space. Established in 2010, this restaurant offers a fine dining experience to its customers.

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La Fogata - Dominion

$$$$
Mexican
La Cantera
4.5
203 reviews
Having been in operation for more than 35 years, this restaurant has attracted diners for its traditional recipes from all parts of Mexico. It also offers award-winning margaritas and an open flame kitchen in a lush tropical atmosphere. La Fogata offers a lush tropical interior with colorful, breezy patios, flowing plaza fountains, and flower plants. Besides its unique interior, diners are treated to background music by roving mariachi singers. Established by Patrick and Cari Richardson in 2018, the restaurant is popular for its quesadillas and enchiladas famosas.

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La Fonda on Main

$$$$
Mexican
San Antonio
4.8
3297 reviews
Being San Antonio’s oldest Mexican restaurant, this establishment has been in operation since 1932. Currently owned by Cappy Lawton, this restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and Tex Mex food. It offers seasonal outdoor dining covered by a giant oak tree and a wide drink selection. Popular dishes include shrimp enchiladas, fish tacos, and Chile Relleno. Its interior features a blend of Mexican and contemporary décor with dark wood furniture alongside white tablecloths.

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Liberty Bar

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.8
179 reviews
Lying in the heart of downtown San Antonio, this restaurant was established in 1984 by Dwight Hobart. Restaurateur and chef Andrew Weissman takes pride in the creatively designed menu specializing in Southern cooking, traditional Mexican food, and comfort food. It offers a well-lit interior with rustic elements and wood furnishings. Popular entrees include salmon, chicken, and omelets. It also offers a bar with an impressive collection of cocktails and wines.

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Little Em's Oyster Bar

$$$$
Oyster Bar
Downtown
4.6
553 reviews
Located in downtown San Antonio, this fine dining restaurant offers outdoor and indoor dining in a minimalistic design. Its menu specializes in seafood fare. It offers an entertaining atmosphere for diners with live performances from mariachi bands. Popular entrees include beef stew with ancho and guajillo chile or the rahjs de chile poblano in creamy queso. Its interior offers a chic environment with elegant furniture, painted white walls, and low-hanging chandeliers. Its dimly lit interior adds an elegant touch that blends well with the restaurant’s theme. Due to its minimalist design, the restaurant features a limited dining space and reservations are highly recommended to avoid missing a spot at one of its tables. It was established by Emily Carpenter in 2020.

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Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - San Antonio

$$$$
Contemporary American
La Cantera
4.8
319 reviews
This high-end restaurant takes delight in serving upscale contemporary cuisine in a refined atmosphere. Mariposa at Neiman Marcus features a bar with a wide selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. Its offers a chic lush interior with furniture encompassing shades of cream, tan and bleached ash. With a liner pendant light fixture, the restaurant offers a welcoming atmosphere to diners. It also offers background music for diners’ entertainment. Popular entrees include salmon tacos, chicken Milanese and NM burgers.

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Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar

$$$$
American
North San Antonio
4.8
759 reviews
Established in September 2018 by husband and wife PJ and Lindsey Edwards, the restaurant offers fine dining. Its menu focuses on Seasonal Texas Southern cuisines alongside a charming, comfortable setting and an outside patio. Popular entrees include creamed corn fritters, roasted monkfish, and sorghum glazed Berkshire pork chops. It offers a well-lit interior with simple, elegant furniture.

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Myron's at Alon Town Center

$$$$
Steak
North San Antonio
4.9
3657 reviews
Located in Alon Towne Centre, Myron’s Prime Steak House focuses its menu on prime beef dishes. It also features a full bar with an award-winning line list. Established by Bill Been in 2011, the restaurant offers a casually elegant dining experience to its diners. It features a chic interior with a dimly-lit space, white table tops, dark wood furniture and a bar. Popular entrees include steak fries, fillet, and Jalapeno Mac and Cheese.

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Nonna Osteria

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.8
1049 reviews
Chef and owner Della Cassa opened this restaurant in October 2017. Its eclectic menu specializes in Northern Italian Cuisine with handmade pasta and artisan pizzas. Popular entrees include Buratta, Arancini ai Gamberi, and Caprese. It offers an elegant interior with wide window banks, blue upholstered booths, an open kitchen with a tiled pizza oven, and upholstered booths. Tables can be reserved up to 30 days in advance.

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Otro Bar

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Downtown
4.6
33 reviews
Sitting in the downtown area of San Antonio, this innovative bar and lounge offers craft cocktails, river walk views, and a wading pool. It offers light late-night dishes, a limited selection of appetizers, tacos, and bar snacks. Its interior blends with its surroundings and offers a modern and rich cultural décor. Popular entrees include chicken enchilada and beef Mexican hamburgers. It was established by chef Arturo Trevino in 2021.

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Signature

$$$$
American
La Cantera
4.9
1767 reviews
Located at La Cantera Resort and Spa, this restaurant offers a straightforward and appealing menu that focuses on traditional Texas cuisine. Popular dishes include scallops, filet mignon and steak. In 2018 it was listed as one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the country. It boasts an expansive wine list and a French-themed countryside dining space with Renaissance paintings. Its interior offers a rustic room with elegant chandeliers, chic furniture, and ceiling-to-floor windows. Andrew Weissman established Signature in 2016, and since its establishment, it has been nominated in The Best New Restaurant and the annual 10 Best Reader's choice contest.

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SILO Elevated Cuisine - 1604

$$$$
American
North San Antonio
4.8
1539 reviews
This restaurant is popular for its tasty food and lovely atmosphere. Chef and owner Mark Bliss established this restaurant in 2010. Since its establishment, Silo Elevated cuisine has been listed as OpenTable’s Top American Restaurant and Zagat Top local pics. It offers a chic interior with black and white rooms illuminated by slivery globes and crystal chandeliers. Its menu focuses on contemporary North American dishes like signature Chicken Fried Oysters and Oak Grilled Beef Tenderloin.

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Stout's Signature

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.6
307 reviews
Lying in the Tobin Center, this upscale restaurant offers fine dining comfort food and a full bar with hand-crafted cocktails. Its menu is popular for dinners, salads, and lunches made with North American, Mexican, Italian, and French influences. Popular dishes include duck wings, salmon, and meatballs in Marinara sauce. It offers indoor and outdoor dining alongside a parking area. Stout’s Signature offers a chic interior with tan, brown, black, and cream shades, alongside polished floors and large chic windows. It was established in 2020 by Jason Stout.

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Supper

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.8
2514 reviews
At Supper, chef John Brand and executive chef Jaime Gonzalez use straightforward and creative ways to develop North American dishes. It also boasts its own signature collection of cocktails and drinks that pair well with its dishes. Its interior features a mix of modern design and southern Texas décor and art with uniquely crafted chairs alongside a terrace room. The restaurant was established in 2020.

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Tre Trattoria @ The San Antonio Museum of Art

$$$$
Italian
Alamo Heights
4.4
1371 reviews
Inspired by the Tuscan hillsides and family-style dining, this restaurant brings Italian flavors to San Antonio. Established by Jason Dady in 2018, the restaurant offers a spacious patio and a shaded dining area. Its interior highlights the rustic brick walls with wine vases and stag leaf ferns crawling across walls. Menu dishes focus on fresh cast-iron pizzas, Antipasti, and house-made pasta. Popular entrees include crispy skin rainbow trout, Campanelle Bolognese and Pizza Bianca.

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