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January 30, 2016 Slideshows » Food & Drink

23 Decadent San Antonio Restaurants to Hit When Someone Else Is Paying 

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Whether you're a shrewd employee mooching off company dime or a shameless freeloader romancing a delusional sugar daddy, remember to let someone else foot the bill after several courses at these high-class reserves.
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1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008,
Expect a surfeit of Pan-Latin fare and old-world charm at Ocho, an elegant riverside restaurant and lounge adjoining the stately Hotel Havana.

Photo via Instagram (havanasanantonio)
136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8351,
Supper, resident eatery of the industrial chic Hotel Emma, dishes out elemental Midwestern cuisine peppered with experimental flavors. Start off with the salt and vinegar Brussels sprouts and spring for the grilled beef ‘Santa Maria’ as large frame.

Photo via Facebook (Hotel Emma)
Hot Joy
1014 S. Alamo St., (210) 368-9324,
Happenin' locale dubbed the seventh "Best New Restaurant" by Bon Appétit in 2014, Hot Joy nails Asian fusion with a southwestern flare. Don't forget that the twice fried chicken wings drizzled with crab fat caramel are the talk of the town.

Photo via Facebook (Hot Joy)
Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood
219 E. Houston St., (210) 472-2600,
Bohanan's status as a cornerstone of the downtown area is warranted by the establishment's upscale atmosphere and outstanding menu. True financial leeches will pounce on the mind-boggling wyagu-style filet, a savory delicacy of Japanese origins.

Photo via Facebook (Bohanan's)
Boiler House
312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 354-4644,
Another flagship of the Historic Pearl Brewery, the iconic Boiler House offers up classical gourmet of the American variety in an open, airy venue. Balance the spicy Diablos a Caballo with a dry fine wine, such as the Saddle Ranch Pinot Noir.

Photo via Facebook (The Boiler House SA)
The Cookhouse
720 E. Mistletoe Ave., (210) 320-8211,
Tucked away on a shady street lined in Tobin Hill is the Cookhouse, a quaint joint serving modern Cajun and Creole food. Take a culinary risk with a specialty listed on this local favorite's seasonal menu.

Photo via Instagram (rgddesigns)
306 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 314-3929,
Cured is a stylish, buzzing restaurant in the Historical Pearl Brewery boasting a charcuterie-focused bill of fare accompanied with innovative craft cocktails. While the charcuterie is the obvious focal point of the rustic-chic institution, don't pass up Cured's very hearty poutine either.

Photo via Facebook (Cured at Pearl)
2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261,
In the spirit of its namesake, Barbaro comes in first as a top-class pizza joint with boozy libations that collide with novel wood-fired pizzas, such as a delectable pie that combines country ham, smoked mozzarella and hot sauce. An added impetus? You can leave Mom and Pops — or your sugar mamma or poppa — at home on Mondays when Barbaro serves up large pizzas for the measly price of $10.

Photo via Facebook (Barbaro)
5011 Broadway St., (210) 828-9669,
Warm hospitality and casual fine dining make eclectic Cappy's worth a reservation for an array of special events, ranging from date night to graduation dinner. While the constantly chancing seafood selection belongs on every gastronome's radar, the mustang chicken is a close competitor as well.

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La Gloria
Multiple locations,
Mexican street food with a modernized twist is the central concept at La Gloria, the vibrant brainchild of Chef Johnny Hernandez. Grab a outdoor seat facing a scenic portion of the San Antonio River while enjoying an El Fresco, a sprightly concoction showcasing hits of fresh basil and rum.

Photo via Facebook (La Gloria)
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Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse
2318 North Loop 1604 W., (210) 497-2500,
Galpão Gaucho is a festive Brazilian steakhouse inspired by rotisserie-style meat, traditional sides and a lengthy wine list. The menu includes 15 cuts of meat presented to your table by gaucho chefs.

Photo via Facebook (Galpa?o Gaucho)
The Granary 'Cue & Brew
602 Avenue A, (210) 228-0154,
The Granary combines nostalgic 'cue staples, unique microbrews and high-priced specialty dinners in a warm, wooden interior. Fill up on savory entrées such as the highly recommended barbecue board, but definitely save room for the buttermilk cheese pie topped with cane syrup chantilly.

Photo via Facebook (The Granary 'Cue & Brew)
Wildfish Seafood Grille
1834 North Loop 1604 W., (210) 493-1600,
Part of a trending national chain highlighting expertly prepared seafood and high quality steaks, the San Antonio location of Wildfish Seafood Grille is known for its oyster bar and luxurious main courses. Divide and conquer with the Bay of Fundy Salmon.

Photo via Facebook (Wildfish)
La Fonda On Main
2415 N Main Ave., (210) 733-0621,
This refined mainstay from 1932 is a must in Midtown featuring unique interpretations of Tex-Mex favorites, interior Mexican dishes and a diverse array of amazing house margaritas. It's the perfect spot to entertain visiting family with a taste for the finer things in life.

Photo via Facebook (La Fonda On Main)
Myron's Prime Steakhouse
10003 NW Military Hwy., (210) 493-3031,
Wet-aged steaks, seafood and wines galore take center stage at this chophouse, which also boasts a large bar and patio.

Photo via Facebook (Myron's Prime Steakhouse)
521 E Grayson St., (210) 481-8776,
The recently opened Grayze — a self-pronounced "gathering spot for those who love a authentic food" — has already sparked the interest of San Anto foodies with creative dishes like the Fiery Red Head, a blackened redfish po'boy featuring crystal remoulade and tomato relish.

Photo via Instagram (ryuwulf)
146 E. Houston St., (210) 222-2362,
Acenar, a contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar, features an awesome happy hour and innovative Tex-Mex fare. Stick with the perfectly tart house margaritas and pay attention to the Mole Poblano de Pollo, tender boneless chicken breast simmered in mole poblano sauce.

Photo via Yelp (Acenar River Walk)
Silo Terrace Oyster Bar
22211 IH-10 W., Suite 1210, (210) 698-2002,
Stop by Silo Terrance Oyster Bar with a financially stable suitor to enjoy high-end seafood, raw shellfish and house cocktails in modern digs.

Photo via Facebook (Silo Terrance Oyster Bar)
136 E Grayson St., (210) 455-5701,
Southerleigh spotlights original recipes and craft beers from Les Locke, which is housed in the microbrewery on the restaurant's second tier. Order a Golden Export Lager and try an appetizer of crispy fried chicken cracklins.

Photo via Instagram (don_flair)
The Grey Moss Inn Restaurant
19010 Scenic Loop Rd., (210) 695-8301,
Those roughing it out in Helotes, Texas can treat themselves to steaks, seafood and fine wine at the rustic and romantic Grey Moss Inn Restaurant, which dates back to 1929. Anyone with a taste for the exquisite will sample the lobster tail accompanied by twice baked potatoes.

Photo via Facebook (The Grey Moss Inn Restaurant)
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The St. Anthony Hotel, 300 E Travis St., (210) 227-4392
Expect overnight shipped coastal seafood and farm-fresh produce at Rebelle, a modern classic located in the beautiful St. Anthony Hotel. Make a date to split a family style dish or kick 'em to the curb with your own personal plate at this stylish haunt, but be sure to bring your wallet.

Photo via Instagram (s.a.foodie)
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St., (210) 227-1187,
A popular cornerstone of the Southtown culinary scene, the Liberty Bar is a window-filled space that serves unique fare all-day, and is housed in a restored convent. While barhopping through the King William District, be sure to order the goat cheese with piloncillo, a signature appetizer featured on the restaurant's late night menu.

Photo via Facebook (Liberty Bar)
1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008,
Expect a surfeit of Pan-Latin fare and old-world charm at Ocho, an elegant riverside restaurant and lounge adjoining the stately Hotel Havana.

Photo via Instagram (havanasanantonio)

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