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The Best Restaurants in San Antonio, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

San Antonio, the oldest and second-largest city in Texas, has grown into a major tourist destination thanks to The Alamo, River Walk, and other top attractions. Locals in-the-know recognize San Antonio as an incredible gastronomic powerhouse serving much more than your run-of-the-mill Tex-Mex. But where do the savviest of diners eat out when seeking the best restaurants in San Antonio? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. These 20 restaurants span an incredible range of culinary influences, all showcasing bold flavors of the southwest and the finest local, seasonal ingredients. Book a table at the best restaurants in San Antonio today!

Restaurants:Periphery, Clementine San Antonio, Maverick - Texas Brasserie
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern, Contemporary French
Neighborhoods:Downtown, North San Antonio
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Periphery

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
170 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
At Periphery, a light-filled neighborhood bistro in Monte Vista, elevated versions of classic southern cuisine and Italian comfort foods share equal space on the menu. At the helm Read more
100% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Antonio
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Clementine San Antonio

$$$$·Contemporary Southern·
North San Antonio
439 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
Clementine is a gem of the Castle Hills neighborhood and one of the best restaurants in San Antonio for reimagined southern classics. Husband-and-wife team John and Elsie Russ brinRead more
97% recommended
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Maverick - Texas Brasserie

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Downtown
948 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
With Maverick – Texas Brasserie, the acclaimed San Antonio restaurateur Peter Selig and chef Chris Carlson devised a concept of French brasserie-style fare cooked over open fire. RRead more
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in San Antonio

Playland

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Downtown
91 reviews
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Restaurateurs Andrew Goodman and Stefan Bowers, who are also responsible for the stylish San Antonio spots Battalion, Feast and Rebelle, took a departure toward the fun and casual Read more
100% recommended
Kid Friendly in San Antonio
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Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar

$$$$·American·
North San Antonio
218 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Meadow Neighborhood Eatery + Bar, one of the best restaurants in San Antonio, presents sophisticated southern cuisine inspired by Texas. Owners, married couple PJ and Lindsey EdwarRead more
98% recommended
Fit for Foodies in San Antonio
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Nonna Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
482 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Nonna Osteria occupies a corner of the historic Fairmount Hotel in downtown San Antonio. Acclaimed chef Luca Della Casa (a runner up on Food Network Star) presents fine Northern ItRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in San Antonio

Cappy's Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alamo Heights
2,407 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Cappy’s Restaurant in Alamo Heights is another popular establishment from Cappy and Suzy Lawton, who also own the San Antonio eateries Cappaccino’s and La Fonda on Main. The two-stRead more
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Antonio

Rebelle

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
938 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Within months of its 2015 opening, Texas Monthly named Rebelle a “Best New Restaurant” and San Antonio Magazine selected it as one of the top 10 best new restaurants in the city, cRead more
86% recommended

Tre Trattoria @ The San Antonio Museum of Art

$$$$·Italian·
Alamo Heights
403 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
The acclaimed chef Jason Dady is co-owner of Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art, which occupies the historic Hops House right on the River Walk. The rustic brick buildiRead more
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in San Antonio
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SILO Terrace Oyster Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
North San Antonio
614 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
SILO Terrace Oyster Bar is the third SILO location in San Antonio, testament to its reputation for incredible seafood. Oysters, flown in daily from boutique harvesters on the East Read more
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in San Antonio

Botika

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
785 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Botika, a Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant helmed by chef Geronimo Lopez, opened at The Pearl in 2016 and was an immediate hit with San Antonio diners seeking unconventional cuisinRead more
93% recommended

Signature, Inspired by Chef Andrew Weissman

$$$$·American·
La Cantera
940 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Signature, a fine-dining restaurant at La Cantera Resort and Spa, is the brainchild of Andrew Weissman, an award-winning chef who was born and raised in San Antonio. Taking inspiraRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio
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Supper

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,407 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Supper is a stylish farm-to-table bistro at the Hotel Emma, a beautiful venue beside the San Antonio River. Its menus focus on seasonal vegetables and whole grains, with chef John Read more
95% recommended
Healthy in San Antonio

Restaurant Gwendolyn

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
495 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Creative Cuisine
Restaurant Gwendolyn sits in a quiet spot overlooking a leafy bend along the River Walk, best admired from the wrought iron balcony. The restaurant is open for dinner only, either Read more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in San Antonio
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Grayze

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
526 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
At Grayze on Grayson, chef Pedro Cuellar presents elevated comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus weekend brunch. Cuellar’s cuisine is casual and creative, with regularRead more
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in San Antonio
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Range

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
519 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
Range is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in San Antonio for diners seeking top-quality steaks and seafood. The sophisticated, two-story chophouse, part of chef Jason Dady’sRead more
89% recommended
Late Night Find in San Antonio

The Cookhouse

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Alamo Heights
127 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
Pieter Sypesteyn, chef-owner of the Midtown restaurant The Cookhouse, is a native of New Orleans, and he takes the rich culinary heritage of his home city as inspiration for its meRead more
95% recommended
Best Food in San Antonio
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Feast

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
320 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine
Mediterranean, Mexican and classic southern cuisines come together at Feast, a modern space in a historic neighborhood. With its white walls, glass art and hip vibe, it’s a quirky Read more
Neighborhood Gem in San Antonio
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Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine

$$$$·Mexican·
Alamo Heights
725 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine, a consistently solid contender among the best restaurants in San Antonio for authentic Mexican fare, welcomes diners to its stylish hacienda-inspiredRead more
92% recommended
Great for Lunch in San Antonio

Bliss Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
3,083 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
At Bliss Restaurant in Southtown, chef-owner Mark Bliss changes his dinner menu frequently to best showcase the freshest local ingredients of the season. Bliss is a study in perfecRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in San Antonio
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