September 06, 2019

The 25 Hottest Restaurants in San Antonio Right Now

No, we're not talking temperature here. We're talking buzz-worthy restaurants that keep a steady flow of enthusiastic foodies and casual diners alike coming through. Dig into this collection of restaurants that are either gaining a following in the local food scene, run by top-notch chefs or simply getting much-deserved buzz for just being damn good. You can’t go wrong with any of these fine options.
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Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
312 Pearl Pkwy Bldg. 3, (210) 354-4644, boilerhousesa.com
Whether you choose to dine inside or head out to the patio, you’ll be in good hands over at Boiler House. The industrial-chic eatery is all about gourmet American dishes with fine wines to match. It doesn’t matter if it’s the wine or the food that brings you here, just be warned that both will keep you coming back time and time again.
Photo via Instagram / thedomesticman
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
312 Pearl Pkwy Bldg. 3, (210) 354-4644, boilerhousesa.com
Whether you choose to dine inside or head out to the patio, you’ll be in good hands over at Boiler House. The industrial-chic eatery is all about gourmet American dishes with fine wines to match. It doesn’t matter if it’s the wine or the food that brings you here, just be warned that both will keep you coming back time and time again.
Photo via Instagram / thedomesticman
Cured
306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
Brought to you by Chef Steve McHugh, this trendy rustic-chic restaurant serves charcuterie-focused New American cuisine and craft cocktails. Found at the center at the Pearl and housed in a renovated historical building, Cured uses regional ingredients, paired organic methods and taking pride in serving hand-crafted foods. If you’re a first-time, you’ll be smart to order a charcuterie board.
Photo via Instagram / katemefford
Cured
306 Pearl Pkwy #101, (210) 314-3929, curedatpearl.com
Brought to you by Chef Steve McHugh, this trendy rustic-chic restaurant serves charcuterie-focused New American cuisine and craft cocktails. Found at the center at the Pearl and housed in a renovated historical building, Cured uses regional ingredients, paired organic methods and taking pride in serving hand-crafted foods. If you’re a first-time, you’ll be smart to order a charcuterie board.
Photo via Instagram / katemefford
Alamo Biscuit Co. & Panaderia
9630 Huebner Rd Suite 103, (210) 265-5585, alamobiscuitco.com
Priding itself in making breakfast “good,” Alamo Biscuit Co. is a gamechanger to SA’s brunch scene. Founder John Vale and Chef Caesar Zepeda keep a steady flow of breakfast dishes, biscuits and other baked goods coming, so you can get your fill without much trouble. These flavors are truly something else.
Photo via Instagram / steven_andreww
Alamo Biscuit Co. & Panaderia
9630 Huebner Rd Suite 103, (210) 265-5585, alamobiscuitco.com
Priding itself in making breakfast “good,” Alamo Biscuit Co. is a gamechanger to SA’s brunch scene. Founder John Vale and Chef Caesar Zepeda keep a steady flow of breakfast dishes, biscuits and other baked goods coming, so you can get your fill without much trouble. These flavors are truly something else.
Photo via Instagram / steven_andreww
Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
136 E Grayson St #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
With more restaurant concepts on the way, Southerleigh at the Pearl remains a food destination for tourists and favorite for local foodies. Chef Jeff Balfour’s menu is inspired by his childhood in Galveston as well as the robust flavors of Southern cuisine. The end product is absolutely delicious – one slurp of the oysters or bite of the fried chicken and you’ll agree.
Photo via Instagram / brontosaurusbreath
Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
136 E Grayson St #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
With more restaurant concepts on the way, Southerleigh at the Pearl remains a food destination for tourists and favorite for local foodies. Chef Jeff Balfour’s menu is inspired by his childhood in Galveston as well as the robust flavors of Southern cuisine. The end product is absolutely delicious – one slurp of the oysters or bite of the fried chicken and you’ll agree.
Photo via Instagram / brontosaurusbreath
The Jerk Shack
117 Matyear St, (210) 776-7780, facebook.com/thejerkshacksatx
A consistent mention in restaurant roundups, folks keep coming back to the West Side’s Jerk Shack. Both a black-owned and veteran-owned eatery, the restaurant offers wild flavors and hefty portions, so you’ll be eating good here. Stop by and taste for yourself.
Photo via Instagram / sa.suaveeats
The Jerk Shack
117 Matyear St, (210) 776-7780, facebook.com/thejerkshacksatx
A consistent mention in restaurant roundups, folks keep coming back to the West Side’s Jerk Shack. Both a black-owned and veteran-owned eatery, the restaurant offers wild flavors and hefty portions, so you’ll be eating good here. Stop by and taste for yourself.
Photo via Instagram / sa.suaveeats
Supper
136 E Grayson St, (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
Hotel Emma may earn marks as being the top hotel in San Antonio, but Supper has fans all of its own. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Supper is actually great for any meal of the day, including for happy hour or late-night drinks. With a contemporary menu that won’t leave you dissatisfied, Supper remains a sought-after dining experience for both tourists and locals for a reason.
Photo via Instagram / supperatemma
Supper
136 E Grayson St, (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
Hotel Emma may earn marks as being the top hotel in San Antonio, but Supper has fans all of its own. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Supper is actually great for any meal of the day, including for happy hour or late-night drinks. With a contemporary menu that won’t leave you dissatisfied, Supper remains a sought-after dining experience for both tourists and locals for a reason.
Photo via Instagram / supperatemma
Maverick Texas Brasserie
710 S St Mary's St, (210) 973-6050, mavericktexas.com
Standing proud in the heart of Southtown, Maverick’s brick-clad brasserie features French-inspired fare and a lovely patio to take it all in. Factor in the Texas hospitality and flare, and you’re all set for a memorable dining experience.
Photo via Instagram / beyondblissxo
Maverick Texas Brasserie
710 S St Mary's St, (210) 973-6050, mavericktexas.com
Standing proud in the heart of Southtown, Maverick’s brick-clad brasserie features French-inspired fare and a lovely patio to take it all in. Factor in the Texas hospitality and flare, and you’re all set for a memorable dining experience.
Photo via Instagram / beyondblissxo
Eastside Kitchenette
2119 I-35, (210) 507-2568, theeastsidekitchenette.com
After months of anticipation, Eastside Kitchenette opened its doors earlier this year to much fanfare. Said fanfare was much deserved, as the restaurant hits high marks for its take on Southern fare. Husband and wife team Jeff and Jenn White definitely know what they’re doing, just take the buttermilk country fried duck as proof.
Photo via Instagram / the.weekend.foodie
Eastside Kitchenette
2119 I-35, (210) 507-2568, theeastsidekitchenette.com
After months of anticipation, Eastside Kitchenette opened its doors earlier this year to much fanfare. Said fanfare was much deserved, as the restaurant hits high marks for its take on Southern fare. Husband and wife team Jeff and Jenn White definitely know what they’re doing, just take the buttermilk country fried duck as proof.
Photo via Instagram / the.weekend.foodie
Mixtli
5251 McCullough Ave, (210) 338-0746, restaurantmixtli.com
This is definitely a no-brainer for special occasions when you want to treat yourself to one of the best dining experiences San Antonio has to offer. Brought to diners by chef team Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, Mixtli is regarded as innovative and modern, with a changing menu of regional Mexican fare. Don’t expect breakfast tacos here, as the restaurant prides itself in using a mix of pre-Hispanic techniques and modern, avant garde cuisine.
Photo via Instagram / hatchetteats
Mixtli
5251 McCullough Ave, (210) 338-0746, restaurantmixtli.com
This is definitely a no-brainer for special occasions when you want to treat yourself to one of the best dining experiences San Antonio has to offer. Brought to diners by chef team Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, Mixtli is regarded as innovative and modern, with a changing menu of regional Mexican fare. Don’t expect breakfast tacos here, as the restaurant prides itself in using a mix of pre-Hispanic techniques and modern, avant garde cuisine.
Photo via Instagram / hatchetteats
Carnitas Lonja
1107 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 612-3626, facebook.com/Lonja17
Carnitas are the name of the game here at this Southtown-area restaurant. Good enough to gain recognition from national food and travel publications, Carnitas Lonja’s menu is simple, but plenty flavorful.
Photo via Instagram / keto_pastor
Carnitas Lonja
1107 Roosevelt Ave, (210) 612-3626, facebook.com/Lonja17
Carnitas are the name of the game here at this Southtown-area restaurant. Good enough to gain recognition from national food and travel publications, Carnitas Lonja’s menu is simple, but plenty flavorful.
Photo via Instagram / keto_pastor
Rebelle
300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, rebellesa.com
Located inside the gorgeous St. Anthony Hotel, Rebelle comes through for when you want to have a night out on the town and feel absolutely cosmopolitan. The space is swanky and stylish, while the kitchen delivers a delicious lineup of seafood dishes. The inventive cocktail menu draws in guests all on its own, so do take in a nightcap whenever you’re in the area.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
Rebelle
300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, rebellesa.com
Located inside the gorgeous St. Anthony Hotel, Rebelle comes through for when you want to have a night out on the town and feel absolutely cosmopolitan. The space is swanky and stylish, while the kitchen delivers a delicious lineup of seafood dishes. The inventive cocktail menu draws in guests all on its own, so do take in a nightcap whenever you’re in the area.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie