23 Decadent San Antonio Restaurants to Hit When Someone Else Is Paying
By San Antonio Current Staff
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.
Ocho 1015 Navarro St., (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
Expect a surfeit of Pan-Latin fare and old-world charm at Ocho, an elegant riverside restaurant and lounge adjoining the stately Hotel Havana.
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Supper 136 E. Grayson St., (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
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.
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Hot Joy 1014 S. Alamo St., (210) 368-9324, hotjoysa.com
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.
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Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood 219 E. Houston St., (210) 472-2600, bohanans.com
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.
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Boiler House 312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 354-4644, boilerhousesa.com
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.
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The Cookhouse 720 E. Mistletoe Ave., (210) 320-8211, cookhouserestaurant.com
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.
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Cured 306 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
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.
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Barbaro 2720 McCullough Ave., (210) 320-2261, barbarosanantonio.com
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.
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Cappy's 5011 Broadway St., (210) 828-9669, cappysrestaurant.com
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, lagloria.com
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.