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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in San Antonio

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 Sidecar at Prince Solms Inn restaurant
4.9 (458)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
New Braunfels
About the restaurant
"Where craft meets quality. An evening at Sidecar, located in the heart of New Braunfels at the historic Prince Solms Inn, is like stepping back in time. The ambiently lit speakeasy features an extensive whiskey selection, live jazz and fantastic tapas. Whether you're enjoying the live music downstairs or imbibing in one of the private party rooms upstairs, the beauty of the building does not disappoint."

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Good drinks and good small plates. Our waitress was great
A photo of Botika restaurant
4.6 (1467)
$30 and under
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
Dined on Apr 14, 2024
Service was very quick and pleasant and attentive server. We had various sushi rolls and they were excellent!
A photo of In Contrada Vineyard + Kitchen restaurant
4.6 (141)
$31 to $50
Timberwood Park / Bulverde
About the restaurant
Family owned In Contrada Vineyard, the oldest winery in San Antonio, invites you to visit us! Enjoy an afternoon in the vines while delighting in our house made wines and freshly prepared food.

We offer inside dinning in addition to covered outside seating in the vineyard. Outside you will find gazebos, sun shades, misters and fans. Its really quite nice!

Please make sure to note our Kitchen Hours if you will be dinning with us:
Kitchen closes promptly at 8pm, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Sunday the kitchen closes promptly at 5 pm.
Our Wine Tasting Hours are:
Thursday 4pm to 9pm,
Friday 4pm to 9pm,
Saturday 12pm to 9pm,
Sunday 12pm to 6pm.

No split checks on parties of 6 or more & gratuity is automatically added on parties of 6+

Top review
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
The food was delicious but a bit pricey. I will go again but be more mindful of ordering. The white wines were delicious also.
A photo of Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill y Tapas restaurant
4.6 (81)
$31 to $50
Puerto Rican
About the restaurant
Authentic Puerto Rican cuisine right in the heart of Downtown San Antonio. Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill y Tapas, is a family owned restaurant that will give you an experience you won't soon forget! Your senses will be entertained and appetite will be pleased.
el sabor de la vida...
The savory pernil y arroz con ganudules, mofongo, sorullitos, tostones and more. From Spain, we will offer the amazing paellas, tapas and sangria. The Tapas concept offers patrons the option to choose from a variety of tasty dishes to share. We offer a fully stocked bar specializing in a variety signature Puerto Rican rum cocktails, tropical margaritas and a selection of tintos and white wines.

Top review
Dined on Mar 28, 2024
Great food and great service, if you’re in San Antonio… GO!
A photo of Santa Diabla restaurant
4.5 (16)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Santa Diabla offers an explosion of Authentic flavors that will take you on a journey to Mexico.

At Santa Diabla - Cocina Mexicana we embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates the past, embraces the present, and envisions a flavorful future.

Come experience the true essence of Mexico through our inspired dishes, warm hospitality, and unmistakable passion that drives us forward.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Incredible meal and experience! Will definitely return
A photo of Nineteen Hyaku restaurant
4.5 (204)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Nineteen Hyaku will be opening soon! Please see our website for updates. Thank you!
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful, upscale restaurant with delicious food that is not over priced. Definitely a fun night of dining in an energetic atmosphere great for a night out with friends.
A photo of Boutique Speakeasy in Taqueria Los Cuates restaurant
4.3 (19)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Speakeasy bar with 18 members. Open to the public thru OpenTable only!
Top review
Dined on Mar 16, 2024
Place is so nice and peaceful. Has a great vibe and the service is outstanding. I love the drinks and presentation. I will be back. It is a hidden gem.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - The Rim restaurant
4.1 (184)
$30 and under
North San Antonio
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
Dined on Mar 3, 2024
We had the longest wait ever however, flagged down a Mrg. He took order right away and continued to help out as it was a very busy time.
A photo of Little Rhein Prost Haus restaurant
4.1 (97)
$30 and under
Beer Garden
About the restaurant
Historic Texas Country Icehouse & Premium River Walk Patio

Nestled on the edge of the historic La Villita Village is a very special place, the oldest two story rock building in Bexar county built by Otto Bombach in the mid-19th century. A pleasant surprise to behold! The Prost Haus, German by design but Texas country by application. Admire the museum like spectacle of the interior restaurant and bar architecture and slide outside to the most beautiful patio on the San Antonio River Walk. Live country music radiates as guests indulge in cool Texas brews or hand-crafted colorful cocktails. The menu items are made from scratch daily and offer delicious delicacies from hand pulled giant pretzels, Texas corned beef Reubens, and mouthwatering USDA steaks.

This is the best patio on The San Antonio River Walk to wind down, enjoy Texas country music, and watch the best sunsets in the southern USA.

Prost Y’all!

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Great place! Loved it! Sausage was amazing! Will for sure be back!
A photo of On the Bend Oyster Bar & Cigar Lounge restaurant
3.5 (324)
$30 and under
Oyster Bar
About the restaurant
On The Bend is an upscale yet casual seafood dining concept that combines fresh contemporary styling with a multi-purpose venue offering lunch, dinner, and late night hot spot appeal. Situated at River level on an attractive bend of the famous San Antonio River Walk within the atrium of The Hyatt Regency Hotel. On the Bend has a two-tier patio which allows for breathtaking views. Our venue is comfortably positioned behind tropical palms and lush landscaping and boasts the only open-air river level bar on the River Walk.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 10, 2024
Amazing outdoor cigar bar with delicious food and great service.
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