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A Way To The Heart, San Antonio, TX

A Way To The Heart

5.0
5
184 Reviews
$50 and over
Global, International
Disclaimer! Our tables only seat 2 people. Any parties larger than 2 will be seated separately.
Welcome to A Way to the Heart, where culinary artistry meets soulful connections! Embark on a tantalizing journey through continents with our rotating 9-course tasting menu, an ode to global flavors that change with the seasons. Indulge in a symphony of tastes carefully crafted by lifelong best friends and culinary visionaries. Join us as we redefine fine dining, where every dish is a masterpiece, and every meal is a celebration of friendship and exquisite flavors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, African, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 7:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 701-0696
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Chef Diego Gonzalez
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Experiences

  • 9 Course Tasting Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on a culinary odyssey with our 9-course dining experience, spotlighting the rich tapestry of African flavors. From the bold spices of Morocco to the vibrant colors of Nigeria and the unique tastes of Madagascar, each course is a celebration of diverse cuisines. Indulge in a symphony of tastes that pays homage to the culinary treasures of the African continent, expertly crafted to transport you to the heart of each nation's gastronomic legacy.

What 184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.9Value

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  • San Antonio

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  • San Antonio

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    Innovative

  • San Antonio

    Best Overall

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184 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just continue going to this place and every single dish is amazing!!!!!!!!!!! At this point, we never look at the menu because we like being surprised. They never disappoint and their service is above and beyond ♥️🥰

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful night! The staff was amazing and so attentive! This was such a nice change of pace from your typical restaurant. This was not boring at all. It was entertaining and fun. Great job Diego and crew on creating such a wonderful experience!

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  3. CodyR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit and, just like the first time, Chef Diego and the team knocked it out of the park. This is consistently becoming one of my favorite things to participate in here in San Antonio. From the food, to the conversations, it’s just a good time. This is one of those hidden gems that I can’t get enough of.

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  4. Lovelytimes

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful venue. Excellent service with many intriguing flavors.

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  5. Timothy

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a amazing experience.every dish got better and better and the stories for each dish was great. I would highly recommend this experience with whatever menu there doing.i would absolutely go again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very creative dishes that are excellently prepared and delicious. We ate dinner here while their menu was featuring interesting takes on African continental dishes. Great experience and date night.

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  7. AngelW

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 2nd time eating here and we enjoyed every minute of it! The concept is just beautiful and the food is so flavorful and tasty. You can tell that each course of the meal was created with intention and passion! If you get to go when they are doing Africa you will be so pleased you did! I have my favorites, but I won't spoil it. My husband was very happy with his birthday meal and we will return!

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  8. WesM

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's not enough good I can say about A Way To The Heart! The food was absolutely amazing from the first course to the last. Although the food was some of the best I've ever had, what makes this phenomenal are the chefs and experience. Food is not just thrown on the table. Each dish is introduced by the chef who created it, down to the finest detail. It is evident these chefs take pride in their dish, and that adds to the experience. 10/10 would recommend!

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  9. Ksum66

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A unique experience in a quaint environment only 12 guests are allowed during the experience.. The chefs passion was displayed with every dish. I loved the explanation of the journey of the food, and how it was created. It opened up my pallet to new taste profiles in both the food and the drink tastings. Each table only serves two persons, so this is certainly not an experience for a large group, unless you want to sit at another table.

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  10. StevenA

    San Antonio

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the greatest restaurant experiences of my life. Every course was a revelation and I enjoyed every bite. I've never had a more intimate experience in the restaurant, with the entire staff in the room with a handful of diners. I've never known more about the food I ate, with the chef introducing each plate. I've had great meals before, but this meal was thrilling.

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  11. Diner

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This group continues to exceed expectations If you and your SO want to plan and enjoy a dining experience - go make your reservations now, mark your calendar and wait with anticipation Enjoy the moments and make some memories Cheers 🥂

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  12. StephDM

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW! I am having trouble finding the words to describe this fantastic experience. Not only was the food amazing, but the whole ambiance and experience was awesome. David and his crew were extremely welcoming. You never felt rushed, like you would in a lot of these types of experiences. The preparation and care of every bite of food was fantastic. I also loved that I could bring my own wine. Definitely a must place to go to when in San Antonio.

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  13. JENK

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an intimate food experience. The chefs are passionate and well studied. The food was from scratch, authentic and delicious . The dish background information and creation stories were non intrusive and such a personal touch. We will be beck for each change of the seasons!

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  14. ErinC

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing experience. The food was 10/10 and it was so wonderful to hear the inspiration behind each dish.

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  15. foodie

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the top dining experiences in San Antonio. Staff is excellent and very professional. One of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal. The chef explains the ingredients for each of the 9 courses as it is served. Only 12 patrons so it is fairly quiet. Worth it!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Gives one a deeper appreciation for food.

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  18. AdrianG

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, can't wait to try a different menu also!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience. The intimate setting, personal service, and exceptional food made this one of my favorite dinners in San Antonio. Every single course was divine!

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  20. AlexB

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Wife’s birthday. Food and service was outstanding. Will most def return. Only wish was that there was a drink menu so we don’t have to wait for the tastings.

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  21. Foodie

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Way to the Heart is always an amazing experience! The food is spectacular, and the chefs are welcoming and friendly. There is no other restaurant like it in San Antonio. We make a point of attending every quarter for the new regional menus. We love it!!

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  22. aylar

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    INCREDIBLE! Do not miss this unique experince! The food, the personalized service, the wine pairings. It’s all off the charts.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to even find words. Best experience ever

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Place is a unique experience. We've never been disappointed with the food or service. Been several times and will continue to go to experience their rotating menu.

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  25. vickid

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious dinner I have had in a long time. All 8 courses were wonderful. From the meatballs to the pulled pork to the sea bass and then the prime beef it was all prepared perfectly and with visual imagination.The desserts were creative and a taste adventure.

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  26. LorianneH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most wonderful experience at A Way To The Heart. The food was delicious, the chefs were friendly and excited to answer questions about the food and shared their experience. I hope they continue to do well and stay open because this was a phenomenal experience!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Wonderful staff and atmosphere!

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  28. Emmanuel

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    These 4 gentlemen and their crew are amazing. What a great experience, especially for San Antonio, where settings and menus like this are few and far between. Our menu was Oceania, not Asia as per the online menu. Though slightly disappointed because we'd gotten our hopes up for the latter menu, it quickly faded as the first 2 dishes arrived. From new Zealand lamb meatballs to a student inspired squash and sweet potato soup, followed up with an truly inspiring fruit ceviche dish, Chilean seabass, wagyu beef and so much more, each dish out did the last all the way through the Lorax desert! The ambience was truly unique, sitting practically in the kitchen of the train car, we got an inspiring view of the magic going into each dish. The chefs were warm, friendly and caring in both the creation and presentation of the dish, giving us brief explanations as to the origins and inspiration behind each plate. I can't wait for the African inspired menu, which we hopefully got to contribute some ideas to.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and will be going back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very fun and intimate outing! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and had a blast, the chefs and staff are amazing and the food was outstanding. I would definitely recommend checking this place out!

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  31. SheriT

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional experience at Way to the Heart. Elevated cuisine in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. The chefs introduced and served each dish to the patrons. You could tell how much skill and care went into the preparation of each meal. The open kitchen at the front of the railway car in some ways felt like the inside of a food truck - but in a good way! It was interesting to watch the inner workings of such a chef’s kitchen up close. As close to a one star Michelin restaurant as I have experienced in Texas (shame that such a large state does not have any Michelin recognition). Highly recommend trying at least once. We plan to go back again soon.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great, the food was amazing, there was not one dish that made me thunk it was just okay. Only thing that stood out was the broken ac, so it got a little hot during our dinner but to be honest every time they brought out a plate i completely forgot about that😂

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always !! You have to check this place out ! So creative and delicious!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the ambiance and service to the food and course-by-course story-telling, A Way to the Heart created a delicious and memorable evening. We will definitely be back

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall a great experience, can't wait until the next food experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    If you haven't been to one of their reginal dining experiences, get a reservation as soon as you can. Our first experience was amazing and this one was just as spectacular. From South Korea we had a Wagyu Bulgogi dish, from Armenia they presented Savory Seasoned Beef Filled Dumplings. Then from China we had a Pan Seared Peking Duck Breast dish, from India the prepared Brined Seasoned Quail Braised in a spicy Rich Red Curry. The finally from Japan we had Chilled Soba Noodles bowl and from Lebanon we had a Spiced Sirloin with Rice Stuffed Squash. Between these courses and the pallet cleansing dishes, the meal was outstanding. Next quarter they will be celebrating their second year and is going to be the Islands them. Anxious to see what delicacies they will prepare for us; my wife and I are definitely going to make it....

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  37. GenevieveW

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Way To The Heart was unique and intimate experience. Each of the dishes were amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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  38. DanielC

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was amazing. The owners and chefs working there definitely have a passion for what they do that shows in the food and presentation. Would recommend for date night or a individual gastronomical experience.

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  39. LanceC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very excellent dining experience. Food was incredible

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  40. foodie

    San Antonio

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of the best dining experiences in San Antonio. Truly an wonderful culinary journey they take you on with the courses. A Gem!

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FAQs

A Way To The Heart is rated 5 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

A Way To The Heart does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for A Way To The Heart

5251 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212-1642

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Alamo Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 7:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, African, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Chef Diego Gonzalez
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking
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