San Antonio's best new bars and restaurants that opened in 2022

Despite the pandemic, labor shortages and rising prices, new restaurants kept popping up in San Antonio. Not that we're complaining — because many of them have been delicious.

In case you need to check some off your must-try list, here are 26 exemplary San Antonio dining and drinking spots that opened this year. They specialize in anything from upscale Southern fare to coastal Italian to diner favorites. 
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Double Standard 
114 E. Houston St., (210) 977-0005, doublestandardsatx.com
Double Standard is a high-end but classic bar experience right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, offering craft cocktails and hearty eats. Don’t sleep on the Friday steak lunch special — trust us on this.
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Double Standard
114 E. Houston St., (210) 977-0005, doublestandardsatx.com
Double Standard is a high-end but classic bar experience right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, offering craft cocktails and hearty eats. Don’t sleep on the Friday steak lunch special — trust us on this.
Arrosta
1803 Broadway, Suite 101, (210) 979-9950, arrostapearl.com
Arrosta offers customers more than just simple comfort Italian food. The restaurant’s ambiance and atmosphere gently transports diners to the coast of Italy for lunch, dinner and happy hour.
Photo by Erin Winch
Arrosta
1803 Broadway, Suite 101, (210) 979-9950, arrostapearl.com
Arrosta offers customers more than just simple comfort Italian food. The restaurant’s ambiance and atmosphere gently transports diners to the coast of Italy for lunch, dinner and happy hour.
El Honky Tonk
316 N. Flores St., (210) 883-6297, elhonkytonk.com
With a name like El Honky Tonk, customers should know what they are in for — an old fashioned country bar with updated perks set in the heart of Downtown San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram / elhonkytonk
El Honky Tonk
316 N. Flores St., (210) 883-6297, elhonkytonk.com
With a name like El Honky Tonk, customers should know what they are in for — an old fashioned country bar with updated perks set in the heart of Downtown San Antonio.
Vintage Wine Bar and Specialty Foods
555 W. Bitters Rd., #112, (210) 267-1872,  
vintagewinehcv.com
Vintage Wine Bar is a new concept from the founders of San Antonio’s Meadow, featuring an excellent selection of wine and specialty food offerings. From wine tasting to charcuterie boards, Vintage Wine Bar is the perfect location for an afternoon treat.
Photo via Instagram / vintagewinehcv
Vintage Wine Bar and Specialty Foods
555 W. Bitters Rd., #112, (210) 267-1872, vintagewinehcv.com
Vintage Wine Bar is a new concept from the founders of San Antonio’s Meadow, featuring an excellent selection of wine and specialty food offerings. From wine tasting to charcuterie boards, Vintage Wine Bar is the perfect location for an afternoon treat.
Reese Bros. BBQ
906 Hoefgen Ave., (512) 925-9205, reesebrosbbq.com
BBQ with a Mexican influence? Yes, please! Along with their famous sausage, turkey, ribs and 14-hour smoked brisket, the Reese Bros. team brings years of smoking and barbecue experience to the Alamo City.
Photo via Instagram / reesebrosbbq
Reese Bros. BBQ
906 Hoefgen Ave., (512) 925-9205, reesebrosbbq.com
BBQ with a Mexican influence? Yes, please! Along with their famous sausage, turkey, ribs and 14-hour smoked brisket, the Reese Bros. team brings years of smoking and barbecue experience to the Alamo City.
Ladino
200 E. Grayson St. #100, (210) 325-6007, ladinosatx.com
One of the newest concepts from Austin-based Emmer & Rye Hospitality group is Ladino, a grill house that focuses on a mix of Mediterranean specialties. Each dish is crafted with spices and herbs that are at once both bold and playful.
Photo via Instagram / ladino_sa
Ladino
200 E. Grayson St. #100, (210) 325-6007, ladinosatx.com
One of the newest concepts from Austin-based Emmer & Rye Hospitality group is Ladino, a grill house that focuses on a mix of Mediterranean specialties. Each dish is crafted with spices and herbs that are at once both bold and playful.
The Beignet Stand
8343 Broadway, thebeignetstand.com
Once in a while a concept comes along that is simple, straightforward and delicious. Founded by the team who created Southern Grit, The Beignet Stand offers diners the simple morning pleasures of local coffee and hot, fresh French pastry.
Photo via Instagram / thebeignetstand
The Beignet Stand
8343 Broadway, thebeignetstand.com
Once in a while a concept comes along that is simple, straightforward and delicious. Founded by the team who created Southern Grit, The Beignet Stand offers diners the simple morning pleasures of local coffee and hot, fresh French pastry.
Attaboy
111 Kings Court, cullumsattaboy.com
At its core, Cullum’s Attaboy is a French-American brunch spot offering refined breakfast classics such as omelets,as well as escargot and caviar. Situated in a cozy building, Attaboy is a fantastic place to spice up calm mornings, no matter what day of the week.
Photo via Instagram / cullumsattaboy
Attaboy
111 Kings Court, cullumsattaboy.com
At its core, Cullum’s Attaboy is a French-American brunch spot offering refined breakfast classics such as omelets,as well as escargot and caviar. Situated in a cozy building, Attaboy is a fantastic place to spice up calm mornings, no matter what day of the week.
The Fig Tree
515 Villita St., (210) 595-1313, figtreerestaurant.com
The Fig Tree sports brand new renovations all the way from the kitchen to the patio. The restaurant’s new leadership — helmed by veteran San Antonio chef Luis Colón — breathed new life into the iconic downtown restaurant with a creative menu, cocktails and expanded riverfront seating.
Photo via Instagram / figtreeriverwalk
The Fig Tree
515 Villita St., (210) 595-1313, figtreerestaurant.com
The Fig Tree sports brand new renovations all the way from the kitchen to the patio. The restaurant’s new leadership — helmed by veteran San Antonio chef Luis Colón — breathed new life into the iconic downtown restaurant with a creative menu, cocktails and expanded riverfront seating.
Krazy Katsu
5257 McCullough Ave., (210) 254-9533, krazykatsu.com
With deep roots in Japanese cooking, the team at Krazy Katsu dares to challenge the kings of the chicken sandwich industry. Large portions and select ingredients make Krazy Katsu a no-brainer.
Photo via Instagram / krazykatsusa
Krazy Katsu
5257 McCullough Ave., (210) 254-9533, krazykatsu.com
With deep roots in Japanese cooking, the team at Krazy Katsu dares to challenge the kings of the chicken sandwich industry. Large portions and select ingredients make Krazy Katsu a no-brainer.
La Ruina 
410 Austin St,, (210) 627-7846, facebook.com/laruinasatx
Situated in an old grocery store on the city's East Side is La Ruina, an aesthetically pleasing cocktail bar focused on serving tropical America-focused cocktails and spirits. La Ruina offers classical elegance, historic cocktails and a traditional daiquiri midnight toast.
Photo by San Antonio Current Staff
La Ruina
410 Austin St,, (210) 627-7846, facebook.com/laruinasatx
Situated in an old grocery store on the city's East Side is La Ruina, an aesthetically pleasing cocktail bar focused on serving tropical America-focused cocktails and spirits. La Ruina offers classical elegance, historic cocktails and a traditional daiquiri midnight toast.
Bakudan Ramen
22506 U.S. Hwy. 281 N. Ste. 106, (210) 437-0632, bakudanramen.com
Fun, inviting and filling are all words to describe Bakudan Ramen. With two locations in the San Antonio area, patrons can expect all the ramen shop fare: gyoza, sake and slurpable ramen.
Photo via Instagram / bakudanramenstoneoak
Bakudan Ramen
22506 U.S. Hwy. 281 N. Ste. 106, (210) 437-0632, bakudanramen.com
Fun, inviting and filling are all words to describe Bakudan Ramen. With two locations in the San Antonio area, patrons can expect all the ramen shop fare: gyoza, sake and slurpable ramen.
375° Social Kitchen
8124 Agora Parkway, Suite 200, (210) 999-5429, threeseventyfive.com
For those looking for a unique meal to commemorate a special occasion, 375° Social Kitchen is a fantastic option. Offering a fusion of worldly flavors and generous portion sizes, 375° is a perfect place, no matter what food is on the mind.
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375° Social Kitchen
8124 Agora Parkway, Suite 200, (210) 999-5429, threeseventyfive.com
For those looking for a unique meal to commemorate a special occasion, 375° Social Kitchen is a fantastic option. Offering a fusion of worldly flavors and generous portion sizes, 375° is a perfect place, no matter what food is on the mind.
WonderSlice
312 Pearl Pkwy. Building 6, (210) 462-1505, wonderslicepizza.com
Whether it is by the slice, a whole pie, subs or a salad, WonderSlice — a new concept in Pearl’s Bottling Department — is an inviting, no-frills pizza joint.
Photo courtesy of Pearl
WonderSlice
312 Pearl Pkwy. Building 6, (210) 462-1505, wonderslicepizza.com
Whether it is by the slice, a whole pie, subs or a salad, WonderSlice — a new concept in Pearl’s Bottling Department — is an inviting, no-frills pizza joint.
Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House – New Braunfels
1515 Kuehler Ave., (830) 837-5172, lucycoopers.com
Everyone loves an easy-going, no-frills ice house, and Lucy Cooper’s newest location is poised to offer New Braunfels residents just that.The new spot features several areas to sit back, relax and enjoy the adults-only atmosphere the restaurant has been known for since 2018.
Photo via Instagram / lucycoopersnewbraunfels
Lucy Cooper’s Texas Ice House – New Braunfels
1515 Kuehler Ave., (830) 837-5172, lucycoopers.com
Everyone loves an easy-going, no-frills ice house, and Lucy Cooper’s newest location is poised to offer New Braunfels residents just that.The new spot features several areas to sit back, relax and enjoy the adults-only atmosphere the restaurant has been known for since 2018.
Nonna Osteria - North
434 N. Loop 1604 W. Acc. Rd., Building 1 Suite 1106, (210) 483-8989, nonnasa.com
The menu and environment at Nonna Osteria are rooted in Northern Italian cooking, paying homage to Chef Luca Della Casa's homeland.
Photo via Instagram / nonnaosteria
Nonna Osteria - North
434 N. Loop 1604 W. Acc. Rd., Building 1 Suite 1106, (210) 483-8989, nonnasa.com
The menu and environment at Nonna Osteria are rooted in Northern Italian cooking, paying homage to Chef Luca Della Casa's homeland.