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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in San Antonio

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in San Antonio? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. 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 (4808)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Had an amazing experience. The lady checking in reservations had a bad attitude towards me for whatever reason but I did notice she interacted with other guests totally different than she did with me. My server was amazing and my food was amazing!!!
A photo of Savor The Culinary Institute of America restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1318)
$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!

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slivie
Dined on Apr 15, 2024
Savor was our anniversary dinner choice and it far exceeded our expectations. Four delectable courses served, cooked, baked, presented, and supervised by every aspect of the culinary institute. These students are trained and expected to work every aspect of the restaurant experience, from your initial welcome at the door to serving your table and cooking each meal. They are trained and supervised by multiple mentors who are on site. Additionally, each and every person working carried them self with kindness and poise. A big shoutout to our server Shyanne. She’s truly found comfort in working with the public and made our experience even more special.
A photo of Gonzales Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (206)
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Seguin
About the restaurant
Gonzales Bistro is an upscale restaurant that makes its home near the very heart of Independence square. We are the only restaurant by the square with prime & waygu aged steaks, fresh seafood, New England oysters. The bistro offers a Wine Spectator Magazine award winning wine list, craft cocktails including house made Tiki drinks. Our reputation is based on repeat diner loyalty not marketing.

Gonzales Bistro changes menus often in order to take advantage of local, seasonal products. Chef Parind's food has big flavors & is seasoned assertively, yet is nuanced, complex, and most importantly, balanced.

Come join us and experience big city dining without all the hassles. Gonzales Bistro is a intimate space with an open kitchen, wood ceilings, framed by great black & white pictures from a bygone era while the charming independence square offers free parking, wide open spaces & vistas of historic buildings. Nearby parks, art galleries and shopping define the sophistication of Gonzales.

Top review
MichaelG
Dined on Apr 17, 2024
Great food, atmosphere, and excellent service. Will definitely be going back.
A photo of Ladino restaurant
4.7
4.7 (782)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located in the Historic Pearl, Ladino is a modern Mediterranean grill house celebrating all the cultures and cuisines of the Mediterranean region. Ladino features fresh-made pita from a wood-burning oven, an abundance of dips and small plates, and entrees from the 'mangal' - regional specialties cooked on a live-fire, charcoal grill. Desserts are inspired by the sweet and savory staples of the region with a modern touch, and the beverage program highlights the area's wines and spirits.
Top review
BethH
Dined 2 days ago
We opted for chefs choice and then added a few more dishes in. Everything was exceptional and very interesting. Front of house explained dishes well. Pacing of meal was excellent. Wine selection also terrific. Main dining room was very pleasant; got a little noisy as evening went on, but always able to have a conversation. Outside dining was buzzing and looks really pleasant as well. We will be back!
A photo of The Melting Pot - San Antonio restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1993)
$31 to $50
Fondue
North San Antonio
About the restaurant
At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different - and discover all the ingredients for a unique dining experience including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service, fine wines and signature fondue dinners.
Top review
KrisWvip
Dined on Apr 12, 2024
Great experience! Staff went out of their way to make our meal amazing. Thank you!
A photo of Botika restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1468)
$30 and under
Asian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Botika is a Asian /Peruvian located at the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, TX. Led by Executive Chef Geronimo Lopez, Botika’s menu features “Chifa” (Chinese-Peruvian) and “Nikkei” (Japanese-Peruvian) cuisines, as well as inventive takes on traditional dishes from across Asia and Latin America. Botika’s bar offers classic cocktails and a wide variety of rums, piscos, and cachaças. The restaurant features a sushi-ceviche bar, a cocktail lounge, and late night dining options. Ample outdoor gathering space is also available, with indoor seating for over 100 guests.
Top review
MariaA
Dined 2 days ago
Great food! Fresh and delicious. I will definitely be back.
A photo of Tiu Steppi's Osteria restaurant
4.6
4.6 (20)
$30 and under
Italian
Far West Side
About the restaurant
Tiu Steppi’s is a neighborhood Italian restaurant specializing in wood fired pizza, Italian classics made from scratch & arctic cold craft beer.
Top review
Retiredknights
Dined on Apr 16, 2024
It was a birthday celebration and the meal was absolutely fabulous. The service was impeccable, and the drinks were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant it’s intimate and has a great ambience.
A photo of Cured restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1804)
$31 to $50
Southern
Downtown
About the restaurant
Cured – The gastro-pub style restaurant, in the heart of the Pearl District of San Antonio, TX. Cured is endowed with a name that celebrates Chef Steve McHugh's successful battle against cancer, as well as the artisanal cured meats that are the cornerstone of his menu. The three-time James Beard Award finalist began his culinary journey on a small farm in Wisconsin and a vibrant decade in New Orleans. This position eventually led him to San Antonio where, with a new lease on life after beating lymphoma, he ventured out on his own to open Cured. McHugh's gastronomic foundation relies on the purity of natural regional ingredients and the hands-on unadultured methods that enhanced his own healing process. This from-scratch focus finds its way to seasonally dynamic menus of cured delicacies from the charcuterie to pickles.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food concept was great and the taste was outstanding. The chef even took the time to visit our table when the waitstaff let him know we were from New Orleans. A must try!
A photo of Tokyo Cowboy restaurant
4.5
4.5 (101)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Downtown
About the restaurant
Asian-inspired diner with creative cocktails and a great selection of whisky!
Top review
delilahvip
Dined 6 days ago
Staff was great and knowledgeable, not everything on the menu was available, so if you have a favorite, call ahead!
A photo of Sylver Spoon Dinner Theater restaurant
4.2
4.2 (166)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
New Braunfels
About the restaurant
Indulge your senses in a multi-course Chef's dinner, followed by evocative live theatre. Dinner is served in our lake-view eclectic dining room, where you'll "mmmmm" your way through our three or eight-course seasonal tasting menu.
After dinner, move into our intimate black-box theatre to enjoy an original modern performance every Friday and Saturday night. Join us Sun-Thurs for live events, such as Murder Mystery Dinners, Themed Trivias, and All-You-Can-Eat Tapas Tuesdays!
Sylver Spoon is the perfect location for a lunchtime wine tasting with the ladies, or a romantic dinner date. We also offer a venue for private parties, company events, and weddings. Catering services are available, so you can spoon at home or work! At Sylver Spoon, we guarantee you will enjoy an unforgettable evening, complete with dinner, drinks, and drama!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 30, 2024
This is our 2nd time here, had a blast! Our waitress Bailey did a fantastic job. Very courteous, great service, very prompt and delightful attitude. Food and wine was above expectations, play was great as well, will definitely be making a trip back!
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