October 16, 2020

The most anticipated restaurants coming to San Antonio by the end of 2020

There's something to be said about the tenacity of the San Antonio food scene, given the many curveballs it's been thrown this year.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SA restaurateurs are continuing to pull themselves up. Some are even opening new, unique and highly anticipated concepts before the year is out. From tried-and-true to unexpected-and-intriguing, the Alamo City's culinary landscape will soon be awash in an impressive wave of creativity.

Click through to see the most anticipated new eateries that will be opening their doors in the coming months. As a bonus, we even threw in a couple that will get started in early 2021.
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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., will boast one-of-a-kind wallpaper, cozy seating and moody lighting.  Opening November 2020.
Photo via Instagram / amoreterno_sa
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., will boast one-of-a-kind wallpaper, cozy seating and moody lighting. Opening November 2020.
Photo via Instagram / amoreterno_sa
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 — aim to bring “New Asian-American” cuisine to the Alamo City with Best Quality Daughter. The restaurant will balance culinary innovation with time-honored dishes and reflect the comfort food of Dobbertin’s youth as a first-generation Chinese-American. Opening November 2020.
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 — aim to bring “New Asian-American” cuisine to the Alamo City with Best Quality Daughter. The restaurant will balance culinary innovation with time-honored dishes and reflect the comfort food of Dobbertin’s youth as a first-generation Chinese-American. Opening November 2020.
Photo via Instagram / bestqualitydaughter
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 will offer an array of French classics from the kitchen as well as craft cocktails, wine and absinthe. Opening November 2020.
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 will offer an array of French classics from the kitchen as well as craft cocktails, wine and absinthe. Opening November 2020.
Photo courtesy of Giles Design Bureau / Clayton & Little Architects
Brooster's Backyard Icehouse
815 Pleasanton Rd., facebook.com/BroostersBackyard
This huge indoor-outdoor facility on SA’s Southside will feature play areas for both furry and human kiddos, as well as live music, DJs, chancla throwing contests and Lotería nights. Plan to imbibe offerings from a full bar, as well as a mocktail menu, snow cones for the kids and eats from a variety of food trucks. Opening November 2020.
Photo via Facebook / Brooster's Backyard Icehouse
Brooster's Backyard Icehouse
815 Pleasanton Rd., facebook.com/BroostersBackyard
This huge indoor-outdoor facility on SA’s Southside will feature play areas for both furry and human kiddos, as well as live music, DJs, chancla throwing contests and Lotería nights. Plan to imbibe offerings from a full bar, as well as a mocktail menu, snow cones for the kids and eats from a variety of food trucks. Opening November 2020.
Photo via Facebook / Brooster's Backyard Icehouse
Buckets Beer Garden
2014 S. W.W. White Road, facebook.com/Bucketsbeergarden
This south SA spot will be a family-friendly joint that offers ample space, burgers and live music on a nearly 2.5 acre property. While long term plans include volleyball courts and a playscape, the venue will open with a huge kitchen, beer and wine and a selection of ice cream desserts. Opening October 2020.
Photo courtesy of Buckets Beer Garden
Buckets Beer Garden
2014 S. W.W. White Road, facebook.com/Bucketsbeergarden
This south SA spot will be a family-friendly joint that offers ample space, burgers and live music on a nearly 2.5 acre property. While long term plans include volleyball courts and a playscape, the venue will open with a huge kitchen, beer and wine and a selection of ice cream desserts. Opening October 2020.
Photo courtesy of Buckets Beer Garden
Black + White Creamery
4011 Broadway St., facebook.com/BlackWhiteCreamery/
This high-end ice cream concept from chocolatier Mary Collazo features “puro San Antonio” flavors, mingled with some international twists and turns. Inspiration for the frozen treats will come from popular truffle flavors at Chocollazo — the adjacent chocolate shop also helmed by Collazo. Black + White Creamery opened its doors October 13.
Photo via Instagram / blackwhitecreamery
Black + White Creamery
4011 Broadway St., facebook.com/BlackWhiteCreamery/
This high-end ice cream concept from chocolatier Mary Collazo features “puro San Antonio” flavors, mingled with some international twists and turns. Inspiration for the frozen treats will come from popular truffle flavors at Chocollazo — the adjacent chocolate shop also helmed by Collazo. Black + White Creamery opened its doors October 13.
Photo via Instagram / blackwhitecreamery
Curry Boys BBQ
2334 N. St. Mary’s St., curryboysbbq.com
The phrase “Texas BBQ and Southeast Asian curry” may leave you scratching your head, but menu items like the Brisket Curry Bowl — smoked Texas brisket with green curry, Jasmine rice, cilantro and fried shallots — sound downright delicious. This new concept from Pinch Boil House and South BBQ is slated to open October 23.
Photo via Instagram / curryboysbbq
Curry Boys BBQ
2334 N. St. Mary’s St., curryboysbbq.com
The phrase “Texas BBQ and Southeast Asian curry” may leave you scratching your head, but menu items like the Brisket Curry Bowl — smoked Texas brisket with green curry, Jasmine rice, cilantro and fried shallots — sound downright delicious. This new concept from Pinch Boil House and South BBQ is slated to open October 23.
Photo via Instagram / curryboysbbq
Deco Pizzeria Brooks
2402 SE Military Dr., Ste. 102, decopizza.com
While the owners of Deco Pizzeria have yet to release a solid opening date for the new location, the Brooks location stands to offer a spacious indoor dining room, banquet room for private events, and a large, pet-friendly patio. Like the existing locations on Babcock and Fredericksburg roads, the new City Base location will host live music and happy hour events. Opening November 2020.
Photo via Instagram / pizzeriadeco
Deco Pizzeria Brooks
2402 SE Military Dr., Ste. 102, decopizza.com
While the owners of Deco Pizzeria have yet to release a solid opening date for the new location, the Brooks location stands to offer a spacious indoor dining room, banquet room for private events, and a large, pet-friendly patio. Like the existing locations on Babcock and Fredericksburg roads, the new City Base location will host live music and happy hour events. Opening November 2020.
Photo via Instagram / pizzeriadeco
The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
This northwest-side spot will feature 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. Opening Fall 2020.
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
The Dooryard
4503 De Zavala Rd., Ste. 108, thedooryardsa.com
This northwest-side spot will feature 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. Opening Fall 2020.
Photo via Instagram / thedooryardsa
The Hayden
4025 Broadway St., thehaydensa.com
The long-awaited neighborhood cafe with a Jewish twist opened its doors October 13 — a bit behind schedule, but locals aren’t splitting hairs. Guests already rave about the pastrami sandwich and salmon burger, and the cocktails look like something out of a dream.
Photo via Instagram / thehayden_sa
The Hayden
4025 Broadway St., thehaydensa.com
The long-awaited neighborhood cafe with a Jewish twist opened its doors October 13 — a bit behind schedule, but locals aren’t splitting hairs. Guests already rave about the pastrami sandwich and salmon burger, and the cocktails look like something out of a dream.
Photo via Instagram / thehayden_sa