8. Silo Terrace Oyster Bar
22211 I-10 W, (210) 698-2002, silosa.com
The Silo brand has expanded its reach into the far Northwest side of San Antonio and this time the homegrown chain of eateries is adding "oysterology" to the menu.
Located north of Loop 1604 and I-10, Silo Terrace Oyster Bar offers the same posh environment as its sister locations but with the added draws of far-reaching views of the city and an icy open compartment packed with pink king crab legs, shrimp and a formidable collection of oysters ranging from Beausoleil, out of New Brunswick, to Pemaquid via Hog Island, Maine, and Raspberry Point (yes, the same had by Kate and Wills while on their trip to Prince Edward Island).
But the offerings don't stop with fresh-shucked goodies. The newly established prix fixe menu includes high- and "low-brow" fare, such as Maine lobster rolls, Crystal Hot Sauce fried chicken, braised lamb shank, and fish and chips.
Grilled oysters Rockefeller with fennel cream, garlic breadcrumbs, parmesan and applewood-smoked bacon share the small plates menu with a bright snapper ceviche that combines tomatillos, grape tomatoes, cilantro and spicy serrano peppers. Bigger appetites will find lobster ravioli, shrimp fra diavolo with house-made squid-ink tagliolini and miso-glazed salmon. Wash it all down with some bubbles or signature cocktails made with Texan spirits and call it a day.