Food With a View

Scope out San Antonio's 5 best restaurants with breathtaking views

San Antonio's 5 best restaurants with breathtaking views

Boudro's
Sit waterside at the River Walk's Texas-style eatery, Boudro's. Boudro's/Facebook
Chart House
Chart House sits at 750 feet, offering unparraleled views of San Antonio. Chart House/Facebook
Citrus
Dine at Citrus for views of unique downtown architecture and the River Walk. Hotel Valencia/Facebook
Boudro's
Chart House
Citrus

Sometimes a culinary outing calls for a spectacular outlook as the main course. Whether it’s a rotating restaurant or a view of the San Antonio River Walk, these restaurants have incredible dishes to complement your dining experience. Whether you crave downtown hustle and bustle or need to get away from the city, these breathtaking scenic spots give you the opportunity to be somewhere fabulous, if just for a little while.  

La Gloria 
Chef Johnny Hernandez is practically the mayor of San Antonio's food scene at this point. Always friendly and accommodating, this patio in the Pearl Brewery district has a great feel to it. With river views, eclectic art, affordable Mexican street food, and an extensive vino list, La Gloria is a great place to un-wine and relax along the water, letting the week slide by. 

Primero Cantina
Primero Cantina at La Cantera resort feels like a winery and looks like one too. Enjoy the restaurant's rustic fare with a modern twist as you overlook the Hill Country and foray into unprecedented views.

Boudro’s
Nestled right in the middle of the River Walk is this Texas-sized patio. The owners know the ropes (and how to make you feel comfortable), whether it’s guacamole served table-side while sipping a margarita or a nice, warm blanket in the winter (and by winter, we mean below 65 degrees). The small touches add up and only enhance the amazing and bustling view. 

Citrus 
We like a view that takes us away. This one makes you feel like you’ve landed in Spain and have nothing left to do but sit back and enjoy. Set against the backdrop of Hotel Valencia, great architecture from gigantic and truly stunning historic buildings surrounds this patio. The comfort of a nice breeze from the river brings it all together at this restaurant. Not to mention, Chef David Gilbert’s New American menu will please your palate.

Chart House 
Clearly there is no restaurant view as expansive as that atop the rotating Tower of the Americas. Chart House boasts a 750-foot-high overlook of the city and a seafood-focused menu. As you slowly spin, witnessing unmatched scenes of San Antonio, only one question remains: Which view is your favorite?