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20 Promising Menus to Try During Culinaria Restaurant Week 

With dozens of restaurants taking part in Culinaria's Restaurant Week this January, it's hard to choose where you should dine. We've made the Culinaria experience a little easier for you by choosing our favorite menus that we think you shouldn't miss. And with most of these spots being on the more luxurious side (at least to your wallet), here's the perfect chance to savor these dishes without breaking the bank. Make your reservations NOW.
Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St., (210) 616-2198, ilfornosa.com
Michael Sohocki’s pizza outpost will feature three courses for lunch so treat yourself to a romaine salad with spicy parmesan dressing, an 8-inch seasonal pizza and chocolate mousse for $15.
Photo via Instagram / stine.eats
Botika
303 Pearl Pkwy #111, (210) 670-7684, botikapearl.com
How’s Peruvia Nikkei and Chifa fusion sound during restaurant week? Chef Geronimo Lopez and his staff are preparing vegetarian-friendly fare including stir-fried noodles, edamame, kale, bok choy, napa cabbage and crispy eggplant.
Photo via Instagram / botikapearl
Hop and Vine
5619 W. Loop 1604 N., Suite 109, (210) 878-4071, hopandvinesa.com
Call ahead to secure a spot inside this cozy restaurant during Restaurant Week. You won’t want to miss Bob’s poutine.
Photo via Instagram / @s.a.foodie
Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar
207 N. Presa St., (210) 224-2900, zincwine.com
Dinner at Zinc means you’ll get a choice of grilled petite filet with Hudson Valley foie gras butter or pan-seared redfish with wild rice, spaghetti squash and sherry oyster mushroom butter.
Photo via Instagram / kodymelton
Biga
203 S. St. Mary's St., (210) 225-0722, biga.com
Service pros will wine and dine you (wine pairings are extra) at this classic San Antonio spot with choice of three ($35) or four ($45) courses.
Photo via Instagram / bigaonthebanks
Range
125 E. Houston St., (210) 227-4455, rangesa.com
Still haven’t experienced Jason Dady’s latest? Try it during restaurant week with your choice of Texas bobwhite quail, pan-roasted Ora King Salmon or 44 Farms sirloin coulotte ($12 supplement).
Photo via Instagram / rangesanantonio
Restaurant Gwendolyn
152 E. Pecan St., Suite 100, (210) 222-1849, restaurantgwendolyn.com
Fight fire with fire and choose Restaurant Gwendolyn for lunch where $15 gets you an amuse bouche of pickled pigs foot, their take on borracho bean soup and mountain cedar sorbet.
Photo via Instagram / safood.e
Bliss
926 S. Presa St., (210) 225-2547, foodisbliss.com
Reservations for this Southtown favorite fill up FAST. Get in there for chicken fried oyster sides (natch) and choice of entrees including vegetarian risotto or prime steak au poivre ($20 supplement).
Photo via Instagram / offal_tiger
La Gloria Dominion
21819 W. I-10, (210) 265-3315, facebook.com
Head to La Gloria’s Dominion location for a tier 2 lunch ($10) or dinner $25). Both options include dessert: churros for lunch or chocolate tres leches to end your night.
Photo via Instagram / ladylolaville
Kirby’s Prime Steaks & Seafood
123 N. 1604 E., (210) 404-2221, kirbyssteakhouse.com
Beef prices aren’t getting any cheaper so hitting up any one of the steakhouses participating in this month’s Restaurant Week is just cost efficient. Check out Kirby’s which is offering an optional course of pan-seared diver sea scallops for an additional $8; and choice of 5-ounce filet mignon, lobster pot pie, sous vide chicken, or crab-stuffed Atlantic salmon with various upgrades.
Photo via Instagram / kirbysprimesteakhouse
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Sangria on the Burg
5115 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 265-3763, sangriaontheburg.com
The dinner menu at Sangria on the Burg promises bacon-wrapped jalapenos with herb cream cheese and pineapple sweet and sour or baby back ribs as a first course.
Photo via Instagram / hungrytravelingmama
Tribeca 212
4331 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-0698, tribeca212.com
Now under new ownership, Tribeca 212 is pulling all the shots. Stop in for lunch for your entree of choice (spicy tiger prawn or braised short ribs enchiladas). Or head there for dinner for your choice of NY Strip or prawn and scallop in curry lemongrass bouillon.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vory
Primero Cantina at La Cantera Resort
16641 La Cantera Pkwy., (210) 558-6500
Get away with lunch at Primero which means choice of chicken milanese with ham, or crab tacos, while lunch means your choice of chicken adobo or lamb pastor with a stellar view of the resort’s pool.
Photo via Instagram / zar1bta1
Pam’s Patio
11826 Wurzbach Road, (210) 492-1359, pamspatio.com
Sometimes you just want a really no-fuss salad. Pam’s Patio Kitchen will feature choice of select half sandwiches or half salads and cup of soup with choice of homemade cupcakes.
Photo via Instagram / mcyungvegan
The Fruteria
1401 S. Flores St., (210) 251-3104, chefjohnnyhernandez.com
Can’t make it to Burgerteca? No problem. The Fruteria is offering a “hamburger poblana” with Angus beef, black beans, roasted poblano rajas in cream and panela cheese at this Johnny Hernandez spot.
Photo via Instagram / fruteriasa
Hearthstone Bakery Cafe
Multiple locations, hearthstonebakerycafe.com
San Antonio’s favorite paninis will be up for grabs at both locations with choice of house-made dessert (creme brulee, bread pudding, mini pie, cookie, or brownie).
Photo via Instagram / carolcun
Toro Kitchen + Bar
115 N. Loop 1604 E., Suite 1105, (210) 592-1075, facebook.com
Two words: Toro Paella. The house special with shrimp, chicken, calamaria and Spanish chorizo is available for lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week.
Photo via Instagram / torokitchenandbar
20Nine Restaurant & Wine Bar
255 E Basse Road, (210) 798-9463
Vegetarians don’t have to miss out on all the restaurant week action at 20Nine where they’re offering a “veggie not a pot pie” with onion, carrot, celery, corn and wild mushrooms in a puff pastry.
Photo via Instagram / miss_eater_tx
Outlaw Kitchens
2919 N. Flores St., (210) 300-4728, outlawkitchens.com
Already one of our favorite restaurants in town, Outlaw Kitchens is doing Restaurant Week their own way with four different menus for the next two weeks. These will be the hardest choices you’ll make all week. Seating is limited so call ahead!
Photo via Instagram / outlawkitchens
NAO at the Culinary Institute of America-San Antonio
312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 554-6484, naorestaurant.com
The choices for the first course at this over-the-top dinner feature choice of tuna crudo, olives and manchego, croquetas in bechamel with manchego or lobster “mac” and cheese.
Photo via Instagram / puropinchesa
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Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St., (210) 616-2198, ilfornosa.com
Michael Sohocki’s pizza outpost will feature three courses for lunch so treat yourself to a romaine salad with spicy parmesan dressing, an 8-inch seasonal pizza and chocolate mousse for $15.
Photo via Instagram / stine.eats
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