The San Antonio culinary scene is booming, but your budget may not accommodate eating out every night. Luckily, San Antonio Restaurant Week can help you check off your dining bucket list without breaking the bank.
For 13 days, more than 100 of the area's top restaurants will offer special prix-fixe menus at an affordable price. Diners can select from a roster of three-course lunch and dinner menus at two different tiers: Tier 1 ($15 per person for lunch; $35 per person for dinner) and Tier 2 ($10 per person for lunch; $25 per person for dinner).
With each meal ordered, participating restaurants will donate $1 from each lunch menu and $2 from each dinner menu ordered to local nonprofit Culinaria.
This January’s participants include a who’s who of San Antonio favorites. Tier 1 establishments include downtown locavore spot Restaurant Gwendolyn, lauded Southtown eatery Bliss, and River Walk hot spot Biga on the Banks, among other upscale options.
Tier 2 boasts restaurants located all over the city, from chef Johnny Hernandez’s La Gloria at The Pearl to Periphery, a rustic bistro in Monte Vista serving up southern classics, to Alamo Ranch's Hop & Vine, specializing in comfort fare.
For the first time this year, Boerne and New Braunfels will join in on the fun. In Boerne, enjoy Italian dishes from Valeria Ristorante and Scuzzi’s, and Czech and German fare from Little Gretel. In New Braunfels, enjoy a French-influenced menu from Downtown Social or a decadent steak and chocolate feast from Faust Hotel.
The culinary fundraiser runs January 15 through 27. Better get busy making those reservations.