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Get a taste of the 10 best restaurants in San Antonio

Get a taste of the 10 best restaurants in San Antonio

Tre Trattoria
Tre Trattoria. Photo courtesy of Tre Trattoria
The Bin tapas restaurant Jason Dady San Antonio olives
The Bin Tapas Bar. The Bin/Facebook
Botika San Antonio restaurant Pearl anticuchos limenos
Botika. Photo by Philip Carden
Dough Pizza Napoletana restaurant San Antonio
Dough Pizza Napoletana. Dough Pizza Napoletana/Facebook
Grayze restaurant salad
Grayze. Grazye/Facebook
Restaurant Gwendolyn pea soup
Restaurant Gwendolyn. Restaurant Gwendolyn/Facebook
Tre Trattoria
The Bin tapas restaurant Jason Dady San Antonio olives
Bite restaurant
Bliss restaurant potato blini dish San Antonio
Botika San Antonio restaurant Pearl anticuchos limenos
Cured San Antonio restaurant Pearl charcuterie
Dough Pizza Napoletana restaurant San Antonio
Feast restaurant San Antonio
Grayze restaurant salad
Restaurant Gwendolyn pea soup

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.

Dough Pizza Napoletana
Upgrade your pizza experience with pulled mozzarella and straight-from-the-farm ingredients at Dough. Always ahead of the curve, the authentic pizza oven makes magic happen.

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
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.

Tre Trattoria 
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.


Buy tickets now to the Tastemaker Awards on April 19 at Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin. Learn more about the event here.