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Discover the Best New Restaurants in San Antonio

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated November 02, 2022

The historic San Antonio, Texas bursts with culture and modern attractions. The city clings to its Texan pride, from its famous frontiersman, Davy Crockett, to the legendary story of The Alamo. San Antonio also has the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, the San Fernando Cathedral and a host of other historical attractions. Theme parks like Six Flags, top-notch museums, professional sports teams, and the picture-perfect River Walk continue to attract tourists from afar. You can indulge your inner cowboy in the nearby Hill Country or visit the spectacular caves at Natural Bridge Caverns. You can enjoy dozens of eateries in this burgeoning culinary destination, from Tex-Mex style cuisine to fantastic barbecue and upscale eateries. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. If you want to impress your friends and family with a meal at one of the hottest new spots in town, check out our Tastemaker List of the best new restaurants in San Antonio.

A photo of Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio restaurant
4.8 (3492)
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
La Cantera
About the restaurant
Many locals will tell you that Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse, located on Interstate 10 in the La Cantera neighborhood, is one of the best new restaurants in San Antonio! It’s the perfect spot for steak lovers and brings high style and obsessive service to the former home of Chinese restaurant Wangchao. The restaurant features a cozy atmosphere with crisp tablecloths and diim lighting and plate and plate of meats arrive at your table so you can select from the variety of cuts offered. Options include chunks of pork loin, Sirloins, slow-roasted beef rib and costeleta de cordeiro and more. They also offer tasty and satisfying sides, like fried sticks of polenta, well-seasoned rice, porky black beans and caramelized bananas! Pair your meal with a delicious glass of wine or an expertly-made cocktail for a meal you won’t soon forget.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Amazing place to go! Celebrated my 50th Birthday. Food was delicious and service was beyond expectations.
A photo of Savor The Culinary Institute of America restaurant
4.9 (1347)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Located on the campus of the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Savor is the new student-staffed restaurant at the Pearl. The interior is bright and airy with wood and brass furnishings in the 2,500 square-foot space that seats 62 people in the bar area, lounge, and dining room. The menu is a classroom laboratory for advanced CIA students and features modern American food offered in a three or four course price fix. Menu options include items like fingerling potato and soft egg salad, curried potato soup and steak tartare along with entrees like Berkshire pork schnitzel, honey-chile roasted chicken and grilled rib-eye steak. The beverage program includes a full bar with a roster of classic cocktails from martinis and old-fashioneds to negronis and Manhattans.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Enjoyed our experience so much! Noah was the best server! Food and service was excellent!
A photo of Aldo's Ristorante Italiano - San Antonio restaurant
4.9 (1880)
$30 and under
North San Antonio
About the restaurant
Aldo’s Ristorante recently moved from its location at the Medical Center and now lives in the Dominion Ridge shopping center in northwest San Antonio. The new space is a full remodel of the now-closed Italian restaurant Di Frabo and features a full bar, a tiled pizza oven, private dining spaces and an expanded wine list. They offer a warm and inviting dining experience, just like an old Italian country home. The menu has a variety of homemade dishes cooked to perfection, including housemade pizzas, Spaghetti, Salmon Pavarotti and Scallopine Piccata. They also have a fantastic wine and cocktail list.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Aldo’s is always an excellent choice! Aldo is there most every day watching over his excellent team! Most all who work there have been with him 15 years or much longer! You can add Leah’s count on a great bartender and delicious good and conscientious service!
A photo of Ida Claire - San Antonio restaurant
4.5 (2351)
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Alamo Heights
About the restaurant
Ida Claire, a restaurant chain known for Southern dishes and delicious weekend brunch, opened its first San Antonio location at the Alamo Quarry Market. The restaurant has a 6,800 square foot space previously home to El Machito. It has a mix of indoor table and bar seating as well as an outdoor patio space, a rose garden and two converted airstreams for use as a bar and for private dining. The menu has options like po’ boys, shrimp and grits, Nashville hot chicken, crawfish corn beignets and unique desserts with inspired flavors like tobacco and coffee. They cover all the bases from breakfast to late-night eats, cocktails, wine and beer.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Food was delicious, staff is kind, very cute restaurant.
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