The 24 most beautiful restaurants in San Antonio
Whether you're seeking a romantic date spot or simply looking for world-class dining, you'll be in awe of these gorgeous, locally-owned eateries. Aesthetic details such as velvet banquette seating and one-of-a-kind wallpaper may not make your food taste better — but they do elevate the experience.
Whether you prefer a sprawling patio or cozy, tucked-away booth, there's something for everyone at the most beautiful places to eat in the Alamo City.
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1015 Navarro St, (210) 222-2008, havanasanantonio.com
With its bright colors and large windows, dining at Hotel Havana's Ocho is an all-around picturesque spot to dine. The airy spot is a dependable option for brunch, as well as for a romantic dinner, but diner beware: this downtown restaurant is so gorgeous you may be a bit distracted from your meal. Just take a sip of your mojito to keep your focus.
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306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
Charcuterie boards are incredibly flavorful, but they’re just part of Cured’s appeal. Just as enticing is the rustic-chic vibes of the space, which pairs nicely with the New American fare and craft cocktails on deck here. Seriously, you’ll want to thank Chef Steve McHugh personallly for this dining experience.
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300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, rebellesa.com
If you’re into swanky dining, Rebelle should definitely be on your short list. This dazzling restaurant offers seafood dishes that will hit the spot, inventive cocktails served from a backlit bar as well as a stylish space that’ll make for a great background to some pics for Instagram.
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16401 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 247-0176, signaturerestaurant.com
With views of the beautiful resort grounds, this La Cantera restaurant is all about giving you a memorable dining experience. As if the scenery isn’t impressive enough, the menu — from the mind of the esteemed Chef Andrew Weissman — will make your meal all the more memorable. Go for the classic New York strip, or opt for something more inventive like duck magret.
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1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
Found inside a restored convent, Liberty Bar is full of windows, offering a bright space to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or a late-night drink. No matter what meal you decide to stop by for, you’ll enjoy the food and views. Just be sure to order one of the famed Bloody Marys and take a few photos in front of the bright pink exterior.
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2195 NW Military Hwy, (210) 503-5121, clementine-sa.com
Over in Castle Hills, you’ll find this strip-mall hosts an incredibly charming restaurant concept from husband-and-wife team John and Elise Russ. The globally-inspired menu is changed up nearly daily, meaning you can get completely different, but always delicious fare each time you visit. Don’t worry, the stylish interior is a constant.
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102 9th St #400, (210) 340-9880, paramourbar.com
Okay, Paramour is totally a bar, but the bright colors of the space make it impossible to leave it off this list. Plush couches, fun wallpaper and the fact that it is a rooftop bar with views to boot — you’d be silly not to come here for the gorgeous vibes. Oh, and you can order pretty much any drink under the sun, considering how massive the drink menu is here. If you get hungry, there’s also small bites like tikka masala meatballs and lobster rolls.
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136 E Grayson St, (210) 448-8351, thehotelemma.com
Nestled just inside acclaimed Hotel Emma, this Pearl eatery is an obvious choice whenever you’re wanting beautiful vibes to accompany your meal. Serving farm-to-table American plates, Supper will leave your appetite satisfied.
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604 S Alamo St, (210) 816-0088, battalionsa.com
A restored fire station may not sound super beautiful, but Battalion definitely pulls off that feat. The downtown eatery not only offers an eclectic dining space, but also delicious Italian fare and cocktails that go down just right. Make sure to snap a selfie in front of the oversized lollipop for the full effect.
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Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar
15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 21200, (210) 236-8095, whiskeycake.com
This chic space is all sorts of trendy — just take a look inside and you’ll see what we mean. In addition to the woodsy aesthetic, Whiskey Cake serves up locally-sourced farm-to-kitchen dishes from its seasonal menu. You know, so you can feel good about what you’re eating.
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