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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in San Antonio

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in San Antonio? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bliss Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4863)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Bliss is consistently among San Antonio’s best restaurants in terms of quality, service and atmosphere. Bliss is located just blocks away from downtown San Antonio in the burgeoning Southtown area. Our mission is to express excellence in the most inclusive, genuine and hospitable way. Bliss serves contemporary American cuisine. Our menu changes frequently with an emphasis on what is seasonal and creative over what is predictable and familiar. Our goal is to create a relaxed yet elegant dining experience in a genuine and comfortable environment.



Top review
MichaelT
Dined 2 days ago
excellent food and service in a nicely restored filling station.
A photo of Cappy's Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4798)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Alamo Heights
About the restaurant
This casual, upscale restaurant offers innovative American cuisine including the freshest seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific, great steaks from Allen Brothers in Chicago, and regional and seasonal specialties. Daily lunch and dinner specials feature local ingredients whenever possible. The Heights burger can be paired with hand cut French fries, crispy thin onion rings, homemade lemon-pepper potato chips or German potato salad. There is an outdoor patio under a canopy of oak trees that's shady and extremely popular with locals and visitors to San Antonio. The brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays features a menu of classic egg dishes, Texas pot roast, jumbo lump crab cake, seasonal "out of the blue" seafood entrees, entree salads, and Mustang chicken. Cappy's has an ever-changing, dynamic and well-priced wine list, with great choices by the glass or bottle. Full bar.
Top review
Helgavip
Dined 3 days ago
Everything I ordered was most delicious and enjoyable. Especially liked the appetizer that was totally new to me. My server was very friendly as were all people belonging to the restaurant. Plan to return soon.
A photo of Savor The Culinary Institute of America restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1350)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
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!

Top review
AmyC
Dined on Jul 15, 2024
The fine dining menu was unique, delicious, and best with wine pairing. We visited from out of town, reserved our table online, and supported our future CIA graduates.
A photo of Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - San Antonio restaurant
4.6
4.6 (427)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
La Cantera
About the restaurant
THE MARIPOSA® located in Neiman Marcus SAN ANTONIO is open to socially distanced dine in and patio seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

Laid-back luxe. Experience delightful dishes in a casual, contemporary atmosphere at THE MARIPOSA® SAN ANTONIO. Muted lighting and understated, modern decor create the perfect environment for a midday retreat. Whether dining with a group or simply ordering upscale take-out, expect delectable food and exceptional service that is synonymous with Neiman Marcus.

Let THE MARIPOSA® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We pride ourselves on creating the perfect menu and ambience for your event in our chic and inviting atmosphere. Pamper the glowing bride- or mother-to-be in your life with the shower of her dreams or a lavish luncheon.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 17, 2024
Enjoyed our lunch! A little pricey but so worth it!!
A photo of Bazille – Nordstrom La Cantera restaurant
4.7
4.7 (92)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
La Cantera
About the restaurant
Bold flavors elevate beloved bistro classics in chic and inviting Bazille. Meet up with friends at the bar for internationally sourced wines and handcrafted cocktails. Stay for appetizers, salads, brick-oven pizzas and our tempting housemade desserts.
The Bazille is located on level 2 inside Nordstrom at The Shops at La Cantera.
Join us for Brunch on weekends.

Top review
SonjaS
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Wonderful meal and wonderful service. The lemonade was delicious and came with free refills. The view is lovely.
A photo of Supper restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3065)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Being welcomed for a good meal is a true hallmark of genial South Texas hospitality. Matched with Hotel Emma’s distinctive historical ambiance and modern allure, Supper offers the promise of American cookery and graceful service at any time of day.
Top review
OChemist
Dined 1 day ago
Another great meal at Supper. Our salads were beautiful composed works of art, with excellent fresh ingredients and deft dressings that were light enhancements of their flavor. Our main dishes (red fish and a spicy shrimp pasta) were ample and creative presentations. Finally, our drinks (alcoholic and non-) were enjoyable and refreshing on a hot Texas afternoon. Great chocolate cake, too!
A photo of Stout's Signature restaurant
4.8
4.8 (611)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Stouts Signature at the Tobin Center is featuring upscale plates from a 22oz Tomahawk pork-chop to Rockefeller Oysters, backed by a full bar of handcrafted cocktails.

The Tobin Center provides a world-class venue that promotes a diverse range of cultural, educational, and artistic experiences that improve the quality of life in San Antonio. Stout’s Signature compliments the arts with our own unique dining experience.

Top review
Jerryvip
Dined 4 days ago
Carl, the server is excellent. Attentive and respectful. The beer menu has been upgraded to offer a wide variety of tastes.
A photo of Whiskey Cake - San Antonio restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4096)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
La Cantera
About the restaurant
Whiskey Cake is an award winning farm-to-table restaurant, offering signature New American comfort food with a farm-to-fork mission. The approachable menu locally sources as much as possible and will feature innovative appetizers, slow-cooked meats and freshly caught fish, along with the infamous whiskey cake for dessert.

The large central bar pays homage to great whiskeys with an expansive list of variations. A menu of cocktails features creative concoctions of local spirits with fresh ingredients, evocative of beverages served at a pre-prohibition bar experience.

The contemporary design of reclaimed architectural elements creates an environment that is comfortable and inviting, an ideal spot for dinner after a long workday or a lazy brunch on the weekends.

Top review
JOMCFvip
Dined 5 days ago
We had a business dinner. It worked perfectly, with excellent service and very little interruption.
A photo of Sweetfire Kitchen - La Cantera Resort and Spa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (659)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
La Cantera
About the restaurant
Sweet Fire Kitchen, located on the lobby level of the La Cantera Resort & Spa, features an open-air exhibition style kitchen with a wood fired pizza oven. Guests will enjoy a twist on regional, home-style cuisine along with signature dishes from our fire-roasted oven. The casual dining venue offers indoor seating with spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country and al fresco dining overlooking Plaza San Saba. Whether you're craving an unexpected take on deviled eggs or a classic wood-fired pizza, SweetFire Kitchen guests can have it all. The restaurant also offers a full-service bar with unique craft cocktails, an extensive wine list and draught beers.
Top review
TiffanyS
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Excellent food and drinks. Karl was a great server.
A photo of Ambler - Texas Kitchen + Cocktails restaurant
4.3
4.3 (516)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Inspired by Texas’ deep-rooted history of cattle ranches, Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails serves as a culinary tribute to its beloved Lone Star State.

Ambler, true to its character, is as bold in flavor as it is in design. The restaurant’s subtle masculine-yet-approachable interiors gives way to the bright and cheerful ambiance of San Antonio’s iconic Riverwalk. Offering vibrant flavors and jaw-dropping views 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Ambler is located on the lobby river-level of Hotel Contessa, a 265 all-suite destination property situated on the banks of the San Antonio River at 306 West Market Street. For more information or to make reservations, please visit Ambler online at amblersanantonio.com or call (210) 298-8040.

Top review
KevinB
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Excellent Margaritas and food! Our server was excellent!
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