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.

The OpenTable Team
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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Time
7:00 PM

Aldo's Ristorante Italiano - San Antonio

$$$$·Italian·
North San Antonio
1,286 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 T...

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Best Value in San Antonio

Battalion

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
2,889 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 co...

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Italian in San Antonio

Biga on the Banks

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
5,155 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

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 floo...

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Contemporary American in San Antonio

Bliss Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
3,924 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 ...

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Best Overall in San Antonio

Bob's Steak & Chop House - San Antonio

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Northwest
2,471 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 s...

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Special Occasion in San Antonio

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
6,676 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic

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,...

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Best Overall in San Antonio

Brasao Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
La Cantera
1,753 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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 specia...

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Most Booked in San Antonio

Brasserie Mon Chou Chou

$$$$·French·
Downtown
1,292 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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, Her...

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Fit for Foodies in San Antonio
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Cappy's Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alamo Heights
3,417 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 di...

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Best Overall in San Antonio

Chama Gaucha - San Antonio

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Stone Oak
3,947 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

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 Tex...

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Best Food in San Antonio

Domingo Restaurante

$$$$·Regional Mexican·
Downtown
163 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 mo...

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Hot Spot in San Antonio
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FRIDA Mexican Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Mexican·
Stone Oak
421 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic

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 ent...

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Full Belly Cafe & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
North San Antonio
334 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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 cuisin...

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Great for Brunch in San Antonio
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Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Antonio

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
North San Antonio
565 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 Jovan...

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Special Occasion in San Antonio

Ida Claire - San Antonio

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
Alamo Heights
1,218 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch

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. Th...

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Great for Brunch in San Antonio

J-Prime Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
North San Antonio
2,496 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 special...

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Best Overall in San Antonio
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JW Marriott San Antonio - 18 Oaks

$$$$·Steakhouse·
North San Antonio
1,088 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

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 ...

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La Fogata - Dominion

$$$$·Mexican·
La Cantera
153 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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 ki...

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Kid Friendly in San Antonio
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La Fonda on Main

$$$$·Mexican·
San Antonio
2,871 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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...

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Liberty Bar

$$$$·American·
Downtown
160 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 ...

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Healthy in San Antonio
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Little Em's Oyster Bar

$$$$·Oyster Bar·
Downtown
422 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 d...

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Outdoor Dining in San Antonio

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - San Antonio

$$$$·Contemporary American·
La Cantera
297 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Brunch

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. I...

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Great for Lunch in San Antonio
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Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar

$$$$·American·
North San Antonio
642 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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 sett...

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Best Service in San Antonio

Myron's at Alon Town Center

$$$$·Steak·
North San Antonio
3,447 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 restau...

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Steak in San Antonio

Nonna Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
954 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

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, Ar...

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Italian in San Antonio
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Otro Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Downtown
32 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 appet...

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Hot Spot in San Antonio
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Restaurant Gwendolyn

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
674 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

This upscale restaurant specializes in North American cuisine and was established by celebrated San Antonio chef Michael Sohocki. He dedicated his kitchen staff to crafting handmade menus from local i...

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Fit for Foodies in San Antonio
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Signature

$$$$·American·
La Cantera
1,565 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

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...

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Best Overall in San Antonio

SILO Elevated Cuisine - 1604

$$$$·American·
North San Antonio
1,309 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 Op...

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Best Overall in San Antonio
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Stout's Signature

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
206 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 Amer...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in San Antonio

Supper

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,295 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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...

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Fit for Foodies in San Antonio

Tre Trattoria @ The San Antonio Museum of Art

$$$$·Italian·
Alamo Heights
1,175 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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 ...

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Scenic View in San Antonio