January 08, 2021

The 20 hottest new restaurants in San Antonio

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The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
This northwest-side spot features 30 taps loaded with self-serve beers, seltzers and wines, allowing guests to sample a variety of beers without committing to a full pour. Expect a full food menu, outdoor seating for up to nine tables and a kids play area in the coming weeks.
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
This northwest-side spot features 30 taps loaded with self-serve beers, seltzers and wines, allowing guests to sample a variety of beers without committing to a full pour. Expect a full food menu, outdoor seating for up to nine tables and a kids play area in the coming weeks.
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
Amor Eterno
540 S. Presa St., instagram.com/amoreterno_sa
Amor Eterno — a new venture helmed by local bar owners Brian Correa and Aaron Peña — is poised to bring puro flavor to Southtown, including SA-inspired, locally sourced fare from popular pop-up ¡Bucho! The space, which previously housed Don Martin's Coffee Co., boasts one-of-a-kind wallpaper, cozy seating and moody lighting.
Photo via Instagram /  elgallonegro13
Amor Eterno
540 S. Presa St., instagram.com/amoreterno_sa
Amor Eterno — a new venture helmed by local bar owners Brian Correa and Aaron Peña — is poised to bring puro flavor to Southtown, including SA-inspired, locally sourced fare from popular pop-up ¡Bucho! The space, which previously housed Don Martin's Coffee Co., boasts one-of-a-kind wallpaper, cozy seating and moody lighting.
Photo via Instagram / elgallonegro13
Hello Paradise
520 E. Grayson St., facebook.com/HelloParadiseSA
Dara and Kusol Maknual, in-laws of local craft cocktail trailblazer Jeret Peña, will join forces with their son-in-law to introduce a new Thai restaurant in the building most recently occupied by Jason Dady’s Shuck Shack. The team put in a ton of work renovating the front patio to include a huge deck for outdoor imbibing.
Photo via Instagram /  helloparadisesa
Hello Paradise
520 E. Grayson St., facebook.com/HelloParadiseSA
Dara and Kusol Maknual, in-laws of local craft cocktail trailblazer Jeret Peña, will join forces with their son-in-law to introduce a new Thai restaurant in the building most recently occupied by Jason Dady’s Shuck Shack. The team put in a ton of work renovating the front patio to include a huge deck for outdoor imbibing.
Photo via Instagram / helloparadisesa
Brasserie Mon Chou Chou
312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Ste. 2104, brasseriemonchouchou.com
Unlike pricey, upscale French restaurants, Brasserie Mon Chou Chou aims to provide a more casual atmosphere where guests can enjoy a full meal or an afternoon snack of wine and oysters. The new spot offers an array of French classics from the kitchen as well as craft cocktails, wine and absinthe.
Photo courtesy of Giles Design Bureau / Clayton & Little Architects
Brasserie Mon Chou Chou
312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Ste. 2104, brasseriemonchouchou.com
Unlike pricey, upscale French restaurants, Brasserie Mon Chou Chou aims to provide a more casual atmosphere where guests can enjoy a full meal or an afternoon snack of wine and oysters. The new spot offers an array of French classics from the kitchen as well as craft cocktails, wine and absinthe.
Photo courtesy of Giles Design Bureau / Clayton & Little Architects
Best Quality Daughter
602 Avenue A, bestqualitydaughter.com
Food-focused dream team Jennifer Hwa Dobbertin and Quealy Watson — chefs and owners of Tenko Ramen, also at the Pearl — bring “New Asian-American” cuisine to the Alamo City with Best Quality Daughter. The restaurant balances culinary innovation with time-honored dishes and reflects the comfort food of Dobbertin’s youth as a first-generation Chinese-American.
Photo via Instagram / bestqualitydaughter
Best Quality Daughter
602 Avenue A, bestqualitydaughter.com
Food-focused dream team Jennifer Hwa Dobbertin and Quealy Watson — chefs and owners of Tenko Ramen, also at the Pearl — bring “New Asian-American” cuisine to the Alamo City with Best Quality Daughter. The restaurant balances culinary innovation with time-honored dishes and reflects the comfort food of Dobbertin’s youth as a first-generation Chinese-American.
Photo via Instagram / bestqualitydaughter
Pharm Table
812 S. Alamo St., pharmtableshop.com
Pharm Table has made the move to Southtown, bringing its Ayurvedic-centric approach to anti-inflammatory cooking to the neighborhood. A full bar will accompany the new kitchen when the space is finished, but you can get your fix for fresh food items from the food truck situated outside.
Photo via Instagram / losroblesapts_
Pharm Table
812 S. Alamo St., pharmtableshop.com
Pharm Table has made the move to Southtown, bringing its Ayurvedic-centric approach to anti-inflammatory cooking to the neighborhood. A full bar will accompany the new kitchen when the space is finished, but you can get your fix for fresh food items from the food truck situated outside.
Photo via Instagram / losroblesapts_
Cervecería 88
2119 Interstate 35, (210) 888-1481, facebook.com/Cerveceria88.SA
New taco, wing and burger joint Cervecería 88 took over the space that once housed popular eatery Eastside Kitchenette, which they updated with an expanded patio and turf-covered yard. The spot also includes a full bar and a handful of beers on tap.
Photo via Facebook / Cervecería 88
Cervecería 88
2119 Interstate 35, (210) 888-1481, facebook.com/Cerveceria88.SA
New taco, wing and burger joint Cervecería 88 took over the space that once housed popular eatery Eastside Kitchenette, which they updated with an expanded patio and turf-covered yard. The spot also includes a full bar and a handful of beers on tap.
Photo via Facebook / Cervecería 88
SA Seafood
5222 De Zavala Rd. #330, (210) 236-7777, saseafoodtx.com
SA Seafood serves up its extensive menu of crawfish, lobster, shrimp and other dishes exclusively in to-go containers. 
Photo via Instagram / saseafoodtexas
SA Seafood
5222 De Zavala Rd. #330, (210) 236-7777, saseafoodtx.com
SA Seafood serves up its extensive menu of crawfish, lobster, shrimp and other dishes exclusively in to-go containers.
Photo via Instagram / saseafoodtexas
Ghost Kitchens SA
2015 NE Loop 410, (956) 238-8220 facebook.com/GhostkitchensSA
San Antonians can now get snacks from four established brands delivered to their front door thanks to Ghost Kitchens SA, a new “virtual restaurant” concept, which offers Outlaw Burger, Mother Clucker, Firebelly Wings and HotBox by Wiz vittles directly via the Uber Eats and DoorDash apps.   
Photo via Instagram / eat_outlaw_burger
Ghost Kitchens SA
2015 NE Loop 410, (956) 238-8220 facebook.com/GhostkitchensSA
San Antonians can now get snacks from four established brands delivered to their front door thanks to Ghost Kitchens SA, a new “virtual restaurant” concept, which offers Outlaw Burger, Mother Clucker, Firebelly Wings and HotBox by Wiz vittles directly via the Uber Eats and DoorDash apps.
Photo via Instagram / eat_outlaw_burger
Jollibee
5033 Northwest Loop 410, jollibeeusa.com
When Filipino comfort food chain Jollibee opened its first SA location at the end of December, diehard fans lined up as early as 7 a.m. to get their hands on their Chickenjoy, Yumburgers and Palabok Fiesta. 
Photo via Instagram / adobotestkitchen
Jollibee
5033 Northwest Loop 410, jollibeeusa.com
When Filipino comfort food chain Jollibee opened its first SA location at the end of December, diehard fans lined up as early as 7 a.m. to get their hands on their Chickenjoy, Yumburgers and Palabok Fiesta.
Photo via Instagram / adobotestkitchen