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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in San Antonio

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view 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!


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4.8
4.8 (1897)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Kerrville
About the restaurant
Built right on the bank of the Guadalupe River, 1011 Bistro offers the most spectacular view in Kerrville. You will find something in our menu for a special occasion, family gathering, or just kick back with friends and a bottle of wine on our open terrace.

Our menu features some French and American specialties, as well as some Italian classics, with a touch of Texas. Appetizers include our famous Mussels in broth, baked Crab Cakes and crispy Calamari. You can also find salads, pasta dishes, steaks and fish. Did we mention all our desserts are homemade?

Our extensive wine list has something for everyone… California Cabernets and Zinfnadels, Italian Chiantis and Pinot Grigios, Malbecs from Argentina, and Australian Shiraz. Our menu is definitely wine-friendly.

Top review
Antiqueman1836
Dined 6 days ago
Nice, relaxed atmosphere, with beautiful views, deliciously prepared meals, and amazing waitstaff, too!!! BEST RESTAURANT in Kerrville, hands down!!!
A photo of Ostra at Mokara Hotel & Spa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1286)
$30 and under
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
At Ostra we proudly present the finest selection of fresh fish, locally sourced produce and organic product flown in from around the world. Uniquely imaginative cuisine delights diners as they stroll in from the River Walk to enjoy fine fare and one of our famous margaritas. Ostra features exclusive river front terrace dining, a dramatic stone and glass oyster bar and two private rooms to accommodate any guest request. Here, you can expect quality ingredients, an extensive wine selection, specialty vintage tequilas and the highest levels of service in a relaxed contemporary atmosphere.
Complimentary Valet for up to 3 hours

Top review
Geohesvip
Dined 2 days ago
We decided to dine inside vs riverside just for a little more privacy. The food was delicious and Yani’s service excellent! Turned out to be a wonderful start to a great evening in San Antonio.
A photo of The Power Plant Texas Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (291)
$30 and under
American
New Braunfels
About the restaurant
Unique River Front Property with great comfort food for the entire family or the couple in search of a beautiful, romantic dinner!!
Top review
HeatherG
Dined 3 days ago
Food was great and presented well. Our server, Brayan was very nice and helpful! The drinks were also tasty! Will come back.
A photo of 1 Watson restaurant
4.5
4.5 (415)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Rooftop bar serving craft cocktails and seasonal cuisine 15 floors above downtown in the AC Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk. Take in views of the San Antonio River Walk, Main Plaza and San Fernando Cathedral.
Our food menu at 1 Watson includes Texas-inspired items such as smoked brisket tacos as well as three varieties of tostadas. Enjoy craft cocktails, beers and wines from select Texas vineyards and beyond. Our libations menu features cocktails made from Texas-made bourbon, vodka and gin.

We have Reservations available for a percentage of our restaurant and the rest of the tables will be on a first come first serve basis. For all reservations, a two-hour time limit will be enforced. We will only hold your table for 20 minutes after your reservation time. Thank you for join us at 1 Watson!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
View was beautiful, food was great, and Alexandria was an outstanding server with a pleasing personality. 
A photo of Chart House Restaurant - Tower of the Americas restaurant
4.4
4.4 (16083)
$30 and under
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Chart House is a fine dining restaurant serving seafood & steak and famous for their spectacular views. For more than 50 years, Chart House has redefined the ideal dining experience. With 27 waterfront and showcase locations ranging from the historic to the unforgettable, Chart House restaurants specialize in dazzling views, unique cuisine and exceptional service. From fresh fish specialties to slow-roasted prime rib, the renowned chefs of Chart House have tailored a menu that adds a unique touch to local flavors. And the Chart House happy hour is a guest favorite, where guest favor our signature cocktails and delicious bites you are sure to enjoy. Our original Hot Chocolate Lava Cake is the perfect end to a memorable dining experience at Chart House. Chart House offers the ideal setting for your next event. We would be happy to assist you with all the details of your special occasion.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our waitree was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A photo of Paesanos - River Walk restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2108)
$30 and under
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
Walk-ins welcome! An iconic San Antonio River Walk restaurant, Paesanos is where locals and visitors come to enjoy an Italian meal in a sophisticated, yet relaxed setting. Located on the beautiful River Walk dine al fresco on our spacious riverside patio and let the cares of the day slip away.
Top review
Dreavip
Dined 5 days ago
Service by Elisa was excellent and much appreciated for this occasion. She anticipated all our needs and wants without us asking. Food was good clam white sauce a little bland with dry noodles ut seafood was up to par. Very good 1st time experience.
A photo of Ambler - Texas Kitchen + Cocktails restaurant
4.2
4.2 (515)
$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
JeanineTvip
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Amazing creativity in cocktail selections. Try the Southern belle or the Blue bonnet. Had nice appetizer or guac and queso then absolutely great coutry fried chicken with corn and mashed potatoes. The service was friendly and attentive Great quiet and beautiful spot on riverwalk.
A photo of La Cascada Table and Bar restaurant
4.2
4.2 (566)
$31 to $50
American
Boerne
About the restaurant
Indulge in refined Hill Country cuisine in our large, bright indoor space with a twist of modern, western style or outside on our expansive terrace with views of the surrounding hills. This Hill Country favorite is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. La Cascada also features live music and events on the weekends. Visit our website to learn more about special events and offerings year-round.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Everything is beautiful. Menu and drink selections are top notch
A photo of The River’s Edge Café & Patio restaurant
4.1
4.1 (113)
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Downtown
About the restaurant
Situated on the famed San Antonio River Walk, River's Edge offers the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a delicious cocktail to relax and enjoy the view. Executive Chef Benjamin Callahan and his team create traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern flare and presentation.
Top review
JimH
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
We stayed at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio, and this was the second time dining at the River’s Edge. The first was for dinner when we first arrived, and the second was for brunch just as we were getting ready to depart. So, the two experiences were great bookends to our wonderful trip to San Antonio!
A photo of Little Rhein Prost Haus restaurant
3.9
3.9 (105)
$30 and under
Beer Garden
Downtown
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
Melweb
Dined 7 days ago
Greeted immediately after walking in the door by friendly staff. Beautiful views over River Walk and amazing live entertainment playing outside on the patio. The best pretzel we ever had and enjoyed everything our party of 6 had for dinner. Reasonably priced and also many great Happy Hour choices. Can’t wait to go back!!!
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