You Decide Which San Antonio Restaurants Are the Best!

Deciding what the best restaurants are in San Antonio is becoming a difficult but delicious task! Are you ready to take it on? If so, here are a few fantastic choices to get you started. 

New restaurants are popping up all around the city. One of the newest to open its doors is O'liva Healthy Local Cuisine & Tasting Room. Conveniently located downtown next to the historic Spanish Governor's Palace, it's an amazingly affordable farm-to-table restaurant to visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Their Chef's Table, which offers a wide variety of entrees, sides, salads and more, is a local's favorite.

For a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience, plan ahead by making reservations at Mixtli (which needs to be done at least a month in advance). This progressive Mexican restaurant is rescuing and preserving traditional Mexican flavors and presenting them in the most creative ways. They serve only one 12-top a night on a train boxcar. It's utterly delightful!

High-end restaurants abound, many of which source locally and understand the freshest, high-quality ingredients translate into the most incredible cuisine. Restaurants like Luke, Gwendolyn, and 20 Nine all make a huge effort to showcase local ingredients. 

For steaks, you certainly can't go wrong at any of the steakhouses on this list. However, Chef Nedra Harris from Werner's Prime Steaks and Seafood may have a bit of a leg up, as she learned how to cook the perfect steak from Gordon Ramsey himself! 

A graceful, mirrored dining room provides an elegant accompaniment to Bohanan's top-notch steaks and seafood. Noted for serving Akaushi beef, three grades above Prime, and dramatic flaming desserts, the restaurant has a loyal contingent of...  Read More

Biga on the Banks
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Biga on the Banks has earned a stellar reputation. Request table 31 when you make a reservation at Biga on the Banks, and you'll end up with the best view in the house. You won't be gazing at the river, but you will have an eye on chef Bruce...  Read More

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What's wonderful about Feast is their original perspective on food, not to mention their amazing execution of said perspective. They have divided their dishes into six categories, those being Oceanic, Heat, Chilled, Grilled, Crispy, Hearty....  Read More

Hearsay Urban Taste
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Hearsay is one of the newest restaurants to open its doors in San Antonio's popular arts district, Southtown, a burgeoning foodie district. While it can sometimes be difficult finding fresh delicious and locally-sourced cuisine in the Alamo...  Read More

Werner's Prime Steaks & Seafood
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San Antonio's growing mecca of culinary excellence just gained another celebrity chef. Werner's Prime Steaks & Seafood, located in the Stone Oak area around 281 and 1604, is a new intimate, fine dining restaurant fortunate to have Corporate...  Read More

20 Nine Restaurant and Wine Bar
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20 Nine's new Chef, Jerry Toomey, came on board in June of 2014 and has, in just months, transformed it into one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in San Antonio. Toomey, a San Antonio native who resided in Seattle for a time, has brought...  Read More

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Lüke is celebrity Chef John Besh's first restaurant outside of Louisiana and is run by locally-renowned chef, John Russ. Lüke is truly one of the best restaurant's on San Antonio's famed riverwalk. The menu features authentic Old World...  Read More

Gwendolyn, located downtown along the Riverwalk, is a fine-dining American restaurant that, like the Grandmother it's named for, inspires deep love and devotion. A cozy, romantic venue, Gwendolyn is an ideal place for a first date, anniversary...  Read More

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Mixtli is so much more than just a satisfying meal, it's truly a journey of the spirit and senses. Owners Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, also chefs, have developed a unique dining experience they're calling progressive Mexican culinaria, which...  Read More

O'liva Healthy Local Cuisine & Tasting Room
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O'liva is a new downtown restaurant offering unbelievably affordable, contemporary farm-to-table cuisine in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere with a true open kitchen. They are working to revive the local food movement in a part of San Antonio...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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