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Savor The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, TX

Savor The Culinary Institute of America

4.8
4.8
1320 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 554-6484
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    No off site catering is available.
  • Private party contact
    Hospitality Instructor Samantha Fletcher: (210) 554-6484
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Isleta / Emma Kohler
  • Parking Details
    There is street parking, a parking lot and free parking garage all within close walking distance. We are located between Hotel Emma and La Gloria, on the corner of Isleta and Emma Kohler.
  • Public Transit
    Public transportation is through VIA bus routes. Please visit https://www.viainfo.net/ for information.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,320 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  • San Antonio

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  • San Antonio

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1,320 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance, great service, excellent food. We had a great time. The noice level was perfect for conversations.

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  2. WolfgangZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Staff, great food and drinks. The experience made our family outing very special. My daughter is now interested in being a chef.

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  3. slivie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was intense! The food was very flavourful. The flavors punch you in the face whether you like it or not. The service was brilliant. the value is amazing for the quality of food and level of service you receive. It was an experience well worth it and a night that will be remembered. Keep in mind that this is not typical Texas fare that not all palettes will appreciate.

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  5. JeanM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So many delicious dishes I can’t pick a favorite! All was excellent as usual.

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  6. SusanA

    Puerto Vallarta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a fantastic experience from start to finish. It made our San Antonio visit so special. The food was excellent, the service amazing and the wine pairing perfect. Would highly recommend.

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  7. Monica

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Food is great and the students work so hard. Overall fantastic experience.

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  8. HopeN

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere for date night. Delicious food and wine pairings, at a moderate price. Love seeing the students thrive!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal served by students who truly want to give you the best experience. All lead by an amazing chef who seems to be as equally dedicated to the guests as well as his students.

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  10. Jeffk

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was polite and professional. Loved to see new culinary students applying their skills. Well done!

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  11. CMDJ

    Houston

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food and service. The pulpo was totally delicious. Just one of the great items. The waiter was extremely attentive. He listened when we indicated what was great and what needed a little improvement. He took opportunities to upsell where appropriate. He asked about our overall experience. Without prompting he adjusted the bill for an item that was slightly overcooked. What a fabulous time. My only criticism (so small) was that maybe the ambiance might be a little more refined. We will visit again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was truly exceptional. The server was helpful and knowledgeable. One of the best dining experiences in San Antonio. Highly recommended.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at CIA, it was beyond expectations! Food paired amazingly with wine. Chef created flavors that exploded my taste buds!! Attention to every detail!!Thank you

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  14. TexasTaster

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Also the bonus of helping the next generation of chefs.

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  15. ChristopherL

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The CIA experience is predicated upon exploring new foods and ways of prep. This requires the wait staff to be knowledgeable and offer insight to the cuisine. Our waiter was timid and the experience suffered for a lack of information. The cuisine was interesting and offered choices for all. We may return, maybe not. FYI: The Napa CIA experience was far superior.

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  16. AmethystM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First experience here and it was well worth it! Our student server (forgot his name) was amazing! Everyone was so attentive and you were served like you were in a 5-star restaurant! We will definitely be back!

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  17. DSergi

    Austin

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We frankly booked Savor by mistake and it was one of the best mistakes we’ve ever made in our dining experience. We consider ourselves foodies and are always searching for new experiences. Stumbling into this student lead restaurant we were blown away by the quality food, the sophistication of the service, and the overall dedication to find dining that we found The squid tapas had an underlying flavor that we find in Curry that made the dish. no one could identify with the spice was, but it was pure heaven. the shrimp appetizer was also amazing, and the hand chopped garlic was pungency strong but not overwhelming. I had the white bean clam and chorizo appetizer. The garlic tomato sauce was inspired and closed. Perfect. The garlic also made the dish. I really loved it. We also had the typical Spanish style croquette with a beautiful piece of Ibero ham. Drizzled with a delightful tomato based sauce. For my partner had the beef cheek, which had the wonderful consistency of tongue, but far more flavor. The potato loaf accompanied was quite nice. For mains I had the Stripped bass and it did not fail to please. It’s sat on a bed of paella style rice. It was perfectly seasoned. The fish was flaky and delicate, the flavor of the garlic and tomatoes. Unfortunately, the dessert did not match the rest of the meal, but the wine pairings were great, except for a boytris style wine that had a pungent odor of hemp. All in all, this was a great meal, and a totally unexpected surprise.

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  18. mrjirey

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting food that was prepared beautiful and tasted amazing

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  19. Braniesha

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Benny and Chef Fabien were extremely helpful and informative of the menu and all around hospitable throughout our dining experience! All dishes that were recommended were unique and delicious! Would definitely recommend trying this place and supporting the culinary students!

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  20. Wineandfood23

    San Antonio

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the seasonal tasting menu. The Spanish theme was spot on. The favorite dishes of the 4 courses + tapas were the ceviche, pulpo, and paella inspired redfish. We can't wait to come back for the next seasonal tasting.

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  21. MatthewC

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience! We celebrated Valentine’s Day dinner on this day instead of the actual day,and it was worth the wait!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was amazing but the food was mediocre for the expected quality and what it was priced at.

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  23. JonZ

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    the food was extremely creative and delicious. I'm sure a lot of time and preparation went into the making of each course. The ribs that my wife had were dry but aside from that the evening was an excellent experience. Dollar for dollar it was a great value.

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  24. Alfredo

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabien and company just the BEST! Food excellent attention even better!

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  25. LeslieD

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my elderly parents for Valentines Day dinner and had a great experience. Highly recommend

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  26. GraceA

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good and great service!! Students are super friendly and always willing to serve!! A+

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  27. Fabulouseating04

    San Antonio

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu and wine list. Very informative wait staff and very courteous. Located at The Pearl in San Antonio, Texas. So plenty to and see. Loved the 3 and 4 price fixe menu. Everyone in our group enjoyed the choices they picked. Highly recommend Savour when in San Antonio, Texas. 5 stars!!

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  28. Jeredwcapt

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Savor is a true gem. All the staff are students at CIA and are top notch. One of our go to restaurants when we entertain out of town visitors

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  29. RavenGirl

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had dinner there with a friend last night, and from start to finish everything was absolutely lovely. The entire staff/students were very kind and attentive. I have social anxiety, so I deeply appreciated how welcoming the atmosphere was. Our server Courtney made us feel right at home, and made the entire experience both elegant and fun. The FOOD, 10/10 delicious. Me and my friend literally ate off each other’s plates for the sake of trying even more it. I look forward to going back soon. My favorite dish was hands down the Pulpo, I love seafood and that pulpo was the best i’ve eaten anywhere so i’ll definitely be reordering it. (P.S. I don’t know what they put in that potato soufflé but it was so good I can’t stop thinking about it)

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  30. Debs

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This review is not an opinion. It is fact. We have lived in San Antonio for 22 years and enjoyed most of the great restaurants in our town. We are foodies. By chance, the couples at the table on our right and left of us (and us) all ordered the same exact dishes. We discussed after each course, and all agreed that Savor is the best restaurant in San Antonio. Croqueta - light, fluffy with salty jamon. Magical Camaron - spicy shrimp, cooked perfectly with seaweed. The seaweed balanced the dish and made it pure heaven. Pulpo - cooked perfectly. Amazing Canelones - WoW! This smoky duck like nothing you have ever tasted before. ~ Paella (forgot the name) - like a party in your mouth. Mejilla - its like the better tasting short rib. So tender and rich. Nothing that we had was good. Everything was great to amazing. Service was perfect too. Will be back soon!!!

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  31. MichelleP

    Oklahoma City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely experience! The staff were friendly and helpful! They were attentive, never had an empty glass of water. The food was delicious. We will be back! We did the 4 course meal, I enjoyed the camaron, duck stuffed caneloni covered in cheese, the pork ribs (amazing) and ended with manchego cheese, different ages for dessert ❤️

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  32. tuthfaeri2

    San Antonio

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great way to help support the students at the culinary institute. Our meal was outstanding. Everything about our experience was exceptional. Definitely will return.

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  33. AnnL

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful. Staff is fun and helpful. Food delicious and beautiful.

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  34. PaigeW

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great ambience. Trent was an incredible server and everyone treated you like royalty!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great culinary experience! Highly recommend trying the wine pairing as well - love how everyone in the restaurant cares about customer experience, remember it’s a classroom and a really unique one. If you are in town, a visit to Savor is a must!

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  36. AustinGwen

    Austin

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and lovely presentation. Table service needs a lot of work.

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  37. LyndseyF

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chess/Chaz was a very attentive waiter along with everyone else. Every dish and wine pairing was explained. Fabian was a gracious host and made time to visit each table. We had a wonderful time and will be back. Thank you!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! The server was great, the food was great, it was all wonderful.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic and will definitely return! Grant was the perfect wait staff and everything was delicious! Thank you!

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  40. DougB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our evening at Savor was unique and wonderful. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making our evening exceptional .

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FAQs

Savor The Culinary Institute of America offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 554-6484.

Savor The Culinary Institute of America is rated 4.8 stars by 1320 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Savor The Culinary Institute of America

200 E. Grayson Street #117, San Antonio, TX 78215

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Isleta / Emma Kohler
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is street parking, a parking lot and free parking garage all within close walking distance. We are located between Hotel Emma and La Gloria, on the corner of Isleta and Emma Kohler.
  • Public Transit
    Public transportation is through VIA bus routes. Please visit https://www.viainfo.net/ for information.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (210) 554-6484
  • Catering
    No off site catering is available.
  • Private party contact
    Hospitality Instructor Samantha Fletcher: (210) 554-6484
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