Savor The Culinary Institute of America

4.8
1034 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located on the campus of The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, and nestled in the Pearl, Savor highlights the talents of our CIA students under the supervision of the college’s world class faculty. Experience a meal inspired by ingredients and techniques from around the world. Our dining room and patio are open and reservations are strongly encouraged. Curbside takeout is also available.

All guests are required to wear a mask while indoors—regardless of their vaccination status—except when seated in a dining environment. Thank you for helping to keep our CIA campus community safe!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1034 people are saying
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vipSchientist
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and I really enjoy supporting the chefs-in-training! It's a great opportunity to have a well prepared, upscale dinner in an environment that benefits everyone. Thanks CIA!

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marks
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My daughter and I dined here so that she could see exactly what the school has to offer as she's interested in culinary arts. We both left there very impressed.

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Eric
San Antonio
33 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great place ad the food is outstanding. A must go in San Antonio. Culinary art studio to the max!

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MarevaE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service you can hope for!! I love it so much

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Lydia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food connoisseurs should try if you haven't been for the experience. The quality/taste of food was mediocre. All courses seemed to have used same base to plate each entrée.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is rich in flavors. Great service and establishment. Highly recommend for a night out. You won’t be sorry AND you’ll be supporting students and their scholarships. Food AND good deeds? You can’t ask for more.

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Duke
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good service but food was salty and lamb was tough. Wine pour was tiny for $9. Fish was tasty.

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the variety of flavors and the presentation. The wait staff was friendly and helpful.

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FoodieOO
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Excellent service. Food was so-so, had higher expectations as I have eaten at other CIA restaurants. A bit generous with the salt on several of the dishes. Longer wait between courses than I would have expected.

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MinLinRi
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience. I’m so pleased that we were able to dine here while in San Antonio. Delicious food and over the top great service. Thank you.

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RoyT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent overall experience. The multi course choices were excellent and varied. We especially enjoyed the excellent service and the description of the items that we chose. The wine parings could not have been more appropriate!

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JosephJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the culinary Institute on california and then here in san antonio
The food and service is amazing!

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JanisT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time to go to Savor.
We took some friends from out of town, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was prepared and presented so well, and we had fun trying things we had never heard of before. Everything was great. We will certainly return.

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TuffEnuf
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at the CIA San Antonio was fun, relaxed, friendly, informative and delicious. Every bite was flavorful. The combinations and plating were delightful and creative. This was my third visit there and the first for my two companions. We were all impressed and delighted with the meal, the ambience and the staff. Thank you for a memorable evening!

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vipTerryC
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Simply top notch all the way around.

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Sunset
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing staff members who share their culinary schooling experience. Very informative dinner.

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StephG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! This was our second time eating here, and we will be going back...

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JBGB
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing. Everything looked picture perfect and tasted even better. Loved sitting outside to enjoy the weather and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see the CIA students practicing their craft. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the food service and wines. Students at this point in there education are expected to know all this and our student server did not disappoint! Great job to all the students who made our evening memorable!!

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vipannad
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening

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vipRachp
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and exceptional food

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Yuri
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The host needs more training on how to manage the seating. We were there about 15 minutes earlier, and there were quite a few open tables. But the host told us our table is not ready yet.
When we came back, we were seated at the exact empty table we saw.

Other than her, everything else is exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful culinary experience with excellent wine pairings. The food was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Savor is always an enjoyable experience. The food is excellent, the waitstaff attentive and always ready to answer questions.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. The manager was attentive and very pleasant. Will def come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a date night, had a great experience. Will come again!

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StephanieS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Savor. Every dish from first course to dessert was delicious. Service was very nice.

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MariaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and creative, perfect sized portions, the students do a very good job, service was very good, just a little too warm in there!

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WilC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Undercook risotto, red wine pair with fish? Needed to ask for utensils. Everyone knew that it was a birthday but no candles for the desert?, no happy birthday song? But we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Sat at the bar and Fabien and the staff were incredible. Awesome experience:)

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BelindaM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ribs were delicious. As were the other apps except Risotto.The risotto was watery probably the spinach…should have been creamy. Wining pairing matched.Severs very good.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love to take every opportunity to enjoy a meal at any CIA campus we are near. This meal added the Texas SAVOR restaurant to our list. Greystone in Napa Valley came first. We will certainly look forward to our next opportunity!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was outstanding! The only issue we had was it was extremely warm where we were sitting.

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HNSTX
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in Savor worked together to make a memorable dining experience! I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion! The food and service are exceptional.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & creative! Amazing quality & craft for the price! Well worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven’t gone -you are missing one of the best dining experiences San Antonio has to offer. The food and service will make you feel like royalty. Everyone one there made us feel special .My grandchildren 14 and 11 were treated as valued guests. They loved the whole experience to especially the food!!

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KerryW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must go here. The students try SO hard and do everything so well under the guidance of professional chef/professors. The food was SO amazing. Will go again for sure!

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vipApril
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an amazing dining experience. Good was fantastic as well. Would highly recommend!

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Savor did not disappoint. It was SO GOOD! The price is more than reasonable for the quality of food and the impeccable service. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal.

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MarevaE
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chef and team to serve you with an incredible food experience!

FAQs

Savor The Culinary Institute of America offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 554-6484.

Savor The Culinary Institute of America is rated 4.8 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.