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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in San Antonio

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Updated June 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 favourite 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 (472)
$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 on Jun 14, 2024
Great drinks, service and atmosphere! We highly recommend it!
A photo of In Contrada Vineyard + Kitchen restaurant
4.7 (150)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
My wife and I had Wonderful experience, loved the atmosphere!
A photo of Luna Rosa Puerto Rican Grill y Tapas restaurant
4.7 (89)
$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 7 days ago
We had a great time, food was delicious would definitely recommend. Drinks are really good too.
A photo of Conversa Elevated restaurant
4.6 (11)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
La Cantera
About the restaurant
Conversa Elevated is San Antonio’s haven of exclusivity and innovation. We invite you and your friends to gather, unwind, and indulge in an atmosphere and culinary menu that reflects our values of diversity, friendship, and sheer culinary pleasure. Certainly, a place for friends.

With cutting-edge technology and a team of dedicated staff, we ensure that every moment spent in our establishment is an unforgettable, elevated experience tailored precisely to your preferences.
Top review
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
We tried almost everything on the menu. The food was a good value and creative. Out of the samosas, deviled eggs, crudo, and jerk shrimp we liked the crudo the least but mostly because the rest of the ingredients overwhelmed the fish. For the price point of that dish 5 tiny slivers of hamachi were just not enough to overcome the orange segments and coconut milk. The atmosphere was very nice, particularly after dark when the lights were dimmed. It created a great vibe. We will be back for one of the monthly tastings or classes along with more date nights.
A photo of Qulturé restaurant
4.6 (21)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Stone Oak
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of urban upscale dining and the vibrant energy of a modern lounge at Qulturé. We pride ourselves on our commitment to bridging the gap between traditional fine dining and a lively, contemporary atmosphere. Indulge in an array of contemporary American/Southern-inspired dishes, each crafted with a meticulous attention to flavor and presentation. In the evening, Qulturé creates a sophisticated and yet lively atmosphere, with bottle service and the serving of expertly crafted cocktails.

When booking our bottle service, please remember there is a nonrefundable $1 fee at booking. Selecting an add-on is REQUIRED to secure your section reservation. If you don't choose an add-on, your reservation will be forfeited. Please select a table option from the add-on page and pay the deposit amount to avoid any inconvenience.
Top review
Dined on May 24, 2024
This was our first time. It was a nice experience with a good vibe. Very attractive looking place. Food was ok. But overall, we enjoyed our evening at VIBES and Verses.
A photo of Sichuan House restaurant
4.5 (39)
$31 to $50
Chinese (Sichuan)
Far West Side
About the restaurant
Humble eatery featuring Sichuan tapas, hot pots & mains such as pork belly & Kung Pao shrimp.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food was delicious. Great customer service from our server overall wonderful experience.
A photo of Boutique Speakeasy in Taqueria Los Cuates restaurant
4.5 (24)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Speakeasy bar with 18 members. Open to the public thru OpenTable only!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Great drinks & food!!! Bar tender one of the best in SA!
A photo of Fiume Pizzeria and Wine Bar restaurant
4.3 (108)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Comming Soon-

Fiume - in English meaning river - is a restaurant concept that merges the authentic flavors of Italy with traditional Texas ingredients. The artisan, Texas-crafted pizza incorporates local flavors that highlight Neapolitan-style pizza in what we define as Texapoletana.
Fiume - also once a city in Italy - was known as a cultural melting pot in the height of its existence. Similarly, the San Antonio River is the core of our dynamic and culturally diverse city of San Antonio. Our vision and menu are exemplary of an elevated dining experience revered for its deep local roots and hyperlocal culinary craftsmanship
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Drinks were really good. Pizza was exceptional. My only negative was how cold it was inside. But not really a negative
A photo of La Margarita restaurant
4.1 (514)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar is proud to be a part of Market Square, “The Heartbeat of Mexico,” where locals and visitors alike enjoy spectacular fiestas, shopping as diverse as produce and piñatas, and the romantic music of strolling Mexican troubadours.

In San Antonio, “The Mecca of Mexican Cuisine,” the Cortez Family and the entire staff of La Margarita welcomes you to the “Home of the Sizzling Fajitas.” Here, the most exciting dishes from across the border are presented to the most discriminating tastes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We eat here at least once a day while visiting San Antonio!! We Love It!!
A photo of Little Rhein Prost Haus restaurant
3.9 (101)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Great food and fun atmosphere. Not saying I am getting old but the live music was a little loud for me but those younger than me were having a great time with it. Oveall very enjoyable experience with good food, reasonable RiverWalk pricing, and a great view for people watching the Walk
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