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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in San Antonio

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in San Antonio? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, 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 (448)
$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 2 days ago
This is a consistently great place to hear traditional jazz. Great service and great value.
A photo of In Contrada Vineyard + Kitchen restaurant
4.7 (134)
$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 24 Feb 2024
We absolutely loved our experience at InContrada. The staff was professional and knowledgeable. We were late for our reservation (2pm) but they held our table! The buratta, meatballs and ravioli were all delicious. Our entire table ordered the wine tasting. All 6 women loved it. Ed invited us to sample the new Prosecco, as well. Our friends were visiting from DC and they loved the entire experience. Beautiful views and tranquil atmosphere. Highly recommend!
A photo of Botika restaurant
4.6 (1458)
$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 2 days ago
Great food— Great Service!! Love the Sake flight.
A photo of Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill y Tapas restaurant
4.6 (77)
$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 3 days ago
This was a delightful experience through food came exceptionally slowly. We had a show to get to, so ordered food we knew wasn’t prepared from scratch (slow cooked meats) and it still took over an hour to come. I would still go again, just not hungry and not with deadline.
A photo of BLÜ Prime Steakhouse restaurant
4.6 (281)
$50 and over
North Central
About the restaurant
BLÜ Prime Steakhouse fuses traditional fine dining and all the five-star accommodations with a unique modern-day vibe to deliver an unforgettable experience. From our in-house dry age steak program, five star wine list, expansive craft cocktail and champagne bar, to our main and private dining rooms, every detail has been curated for a bold, elegant and memorable dining experience.
Top review
Dined 5 days ago
This was the most lovely experience from the minute we were greeted at the door. The bartenders being extremely knowledgable when offering recommendations, the wait staff was beyond helpful and always visible when we were in need of something. The food was incredible, and very comparable to any other steakhouse near by & they brought us the most delicious dessert to help us celebrate our anniversary! It was overall an amazing experience and we are already looking forward to dining there again soon!
A photo of Nineteen Hyaku restaurant
4.5 (178)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Nineteen Hyaku will be opening soon! Please see our website for updates. Thank you!
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
It was absolutely amazing! The staff was amazing. All so friendly. Our server she was amazing! She had suggestions for us. Great smile. Very friendly. The food was amazing! Have I said amazing yet?! It was wonderful!
A photo of 1 Watson restaurant
4.4 (392)
$31 to $50
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
Dined 4 days ago
Alex our server was outstanding. She was highly attentive to our large party. All 10 of us always had a drink in our hand. Alex we will come back thank you!!
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - The Rim restaurant
4.3 (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 2 days ago
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
4.2 (89)
$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 on 26 Feb 2024
Fun place great atmosphere right on Riverwalk great outdoor dining
A photo of On the Bend Oyster Bar & Cigar Lounge restaurant
3.6 (310)
$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
Dined 1 day ago
Here you will find the best shrimp cocktail! Our visit was extremely enjoyable. Will visit again!
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