Artsy Southtown claims some of the city’s greatest restaurant finds.
For those who have yet to venture into this eclectic district, here’s a short list of spots you may want to try — Lauren Silva


Serving up American cuisine, Mark Bliss' menu rotates, based on availability of seasonal ingredients. Menu staples include the Australian lamb loin, Maine scallops, and a vegetarian mushroom gnocchi.

926 S Presa
(210) 225-2547

The Monterey

This Southtown gem turns comfort food classics into fine dining treats and changes its menu frequently. Po-Boys, smoked brisket, and grilled cheese sandwiches never tasted like this in Gram's kitchen.

1127 S St. Mary's
(210) 745-2581


Bite Restaurant draws its inspiration from all things retro and features a compact menu offering smaller plates. Menu highlights are the lobster springs rolls, lamb chop Provençale, and octopus carpaccio.

1012 S Presa
(210) 532-2551

Liberty Bar

Housed in an old nunnery, Liberty is loved for their hefty bread and creative appetizers, lightly charred quail in piquant green mole, and Virginia Green's chocolate cake.

1111 S Alamo
(210) 227-1187


Fairly new restaurant Feast opened in 2011 and offers small tapa-like plates. Highlights include the roasted gold Yukon potato chips, French toast, pork tenderloin and mac 'n' cheese.

1024 S Alamo
(210) 354-1024

Station Cafe

The Station Café opened in 2006 and features homemade pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads. Offerings include a vegan tuna sandwich, southwestern pizza, a pulled pork sandwich and more.

108 King William
(210) 444-2200