We're celebrating the top culinary talent in San Antonio with our annual Tastemaker Awards. You've met the nominees for Best New Restaurant and Chef of the Year, and, with the big event around the corner, we're giving you a taste of our Restaurant of the Year nominees.
These 10 spots represent the very best of San Antonio dining. We'll celebrate all the nominees and unveil the winners in Austin on April 19.
The Bin Tapas Bar
East Grayson Street has never been more inviting. Rosé all day should be the theme of your next visit to this spot. Pair your wine with the papas bravas — rosé and potatoes make perfect sense, in particular with that spice. The Bin's patio is great for dining al fresco, and the bites are super quick and designed for sharing, if you so choose.
Just a bite is all you need at this Presa Street eatery with a South American focus. Chef Astorga-Watel never misses the mark on delicious or over-the-top pretty food, and the menu evolves with seasonal ingredients.
Bliss is known as the perfect special occasion spot, which it clearly is, but it is also so much more. Bliss is an experience, a gathering spot for you and your friends to celebrate occasions big and small, with an amazing wine list and a menu that is out of this world.
We can’t say enough about this Asian Peruvian extravaganza. The Buenazo Roll, with shrimp, avocado, mango, sesame, crispy noodles, and sweet aji sauce, is still our favorite. A new favorite is the green fried rice with tofu — it’s worth the trip alone.
The charcuterie boards at Cured give us life. This Pearl gem has an amazing selection of delectable cuisine devoted to preserving and curing naturally. Oh, and the bar program is dazzling all by itself.
Southtown's crown jewel mixes it up just right. We suggest you enjoy brunch, dinner, happy hour, and repeat. A favorite neighborhood joint, the experience at Feast is exactly what dining should be.
Grayze has been heating up Grayson Street with a farm-chic vibe, amazing outdoor patio, and hearty American cuisine with international sensibilities. The varied menu is delicious and definitely worth grazing.
Restaurant Gwendolyn celebrates time-treasured techniques with a thoughtful process that goes into every single course. Everything is fresh and made to order ih an intimate setting that can't be achieved anywhere else.
Tuscan done right, from the pulled mozzarella to the golden beets to the pasta. Everything hits the spot at Tre Trattoria, and it all pairs well with the Italian varietals of wine on the lengthy list.