April 05, 2019

The Most Hard-to-get Restaurant Tables in San Antonio That are Totally Worth It

Long lines might keep you from dining at some of San Antonio's most exclusive restaurants, but that's what reservations are for. Whether you need to calls days or months in advance, or need to make some compromises on your ideal visit time to get in the door, these restaurants aren't easy – but are definitely worth it.
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Rebelle
300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, rebellesa.com
Getting your fix of seafood has never been as fancy as it is at Rebelle. Found inside the St. Anthony Hotel, this swanky spot is also a favorite for inventive cocktails, so you can expect a good ol’ time here.
Photo via Instagram / rebellesanantonio
Rebelle
300 E Travis St, (210) 352-3171, rebellesa.com
Getting your fix of seafood has never been as fancy as it is at Rebelle. Found inside the St. Anthony Hotel, this swanky spot is also a favorite for inventive cocktails, so you can expect a good ol’ time here.
Photo via Instagram / rebellesanantonio
Las Canarias
112 College St, (210) 518-1063, omnihotels.com
The Omni La Mansión del Rio RiverWalk is home to Las Canarias, an elegant eatery known for its refined New American fare. With dining outdoors always an option, Sunday brunch makes for a great way to see what’s best here.
Photo via Instagram / lascanarias
Las Canarias
112 College St, (210) 518-1063, omnihotels.com
The Omni La Mansión del Rio RiverWalk is home to Las Canarias, an elegant eatery known for its refined New American fare. With dining outdoors always an option, Sunday brunch makes for a great way to see what’s best here.
Photo via Instagram / lascanarias
Fig Tree Restaurant
515 Villita St, (210) 224-1976, figtreerestaurant.com
Housed inside a historic home near La Villita, Fig Tree is all about upscale cuisine. Fine wines are the cherry on top to dishes such as the beef Wellington or baked Alaska. Or maybe the cherry on top are the views of the River Walk? Either way, you can have it all at Fig Tree – just follow our sage advice of reserving a table beforehand.
Photo via Instagram / sanantonios_places
Fig Tree Restaurant
515 Villita St, (210) 224-1976, figtreerestaurant.com
Housed inside a historic home near La Villita, Fig Tree is all about upscale cuisine. Fine wines are the cherry on top to dishes such as the beef Wellington or baked Alaska. Or maybe the cherry on top are the views of the River Walk? Either way, you can have it all at Fig Tree – just follow our sage advice of reserving a table beforehand.
Photo via Instagram / sanantonios_places
Bliss
926 S Presa St, (210) 225-2547, foodisbliss.com
Found in the trendy Southtown, Bliss keeps diners coming through the doors with its inspired menu of New American fare. And because the restaurant is housed in a restored former filling station – stylishly, of course – there’s also an impressive menu of wine and beer. If you have a special occasion coming up, Bliss should be on your shortlist – reserve your table soon.
Photo via Instagram / justlikethepresident
Bliss
926 S Presa St, (210) 225-2547, foodisbliss.com
Found in the trendy Southtown, Bliss keeps diners coming through the doors with its inspired menu of New American fare. And because the restaurant is housed in a restored former filling station – stylishly, of course – there’s also an impressive menu of wine and beer. If you have a special occasion coming up, Bliss should be on your shortlist – reserve your table soon.
Photo via Instagram / justlikethepresident
Biga on the Banks
203 S St Mary's St, (210) 225-0722, biga.com
Treat yourself to an evening of fine dining and make a point to visit Biga on the Banks. Located inside the International Center, this chic River Walk eatery brings you adventurous New American fare, a solid selection of wines and a rotating menu that gives you plenty of different flavors. Snag a table and you’ll see why Chef Bruce Auden is so respected in this town.
Photo by kodymelton for bigaonthebanks
Biga on the Banks
203 S St Mary's St, (210) 225-0722, biga.com
Treat yourself to an evening of fine dining and make a point to visit Biga on the Banks. Located inside the International Center, this chic River Walk eatery brings you adventurous New American fare, a solid selection of wines and a rotating menu that gives you plenty of different flavors. Snag a table and you’ll see why Chef Bruce Auden is so respected in this town.
Photo by kodymelton for bigaonthebanks
Supper
136 E Grayson St, (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
Open for all three meals, Supper at the Pearl is a go-to for elevated farm-to-table American dishes. As with any Pearl restaurant, a reservation ahead of time will mean you’re that much closer to scoring savory dishes like bronzino fish or lamb inside this Hotel Emma restaurant.
Photo via Instagram / yourgalmacy
Supper
136 E Grayson St, (210) 448-8351, supperatemma.com
Open for all three meals, Supper at the Pearl is a go-to for elevated farm-to-table American dishes. As with any Pearl restaurant, a reservation ahead of time will mean you’re that much closer to scoring savory dishes like bronzino fish or lamb inside this Hotel Emma restaurant.
Photo via Instagram / yourgalmacy
Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
136 E Grayson St #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
Sitting in the heart of the Pearl is Southerleigh, a prime spot for Texas-inspired bites with a focus on the Gulf Coast. The historic space pairs perfectly with the robust menu of more common dishes such as a chicken sandwich or meatloaf that are prepared with an elevated sophistication.
Photo by agjosh11 via Instagram / southerleigh
Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
136 E Grayson St #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
Sitting in the heart of the Pearl is Southerleigh, a prime spot for Texas-inspired bites with a focus on the Gulf Coast. The historic space pairs perfectly with the robust menu of more common dishes such as a chicken sandwich or meatloaf that are prepared with an elevated sophistication.
Photo by agjosh11 via Instagram / southerleigh
Bella on Houston
204 E Houston St, (210) 404-2355, bellaonhouston.com
Formerly known as Bella on the River, this Houston Street spot is still regarded as one of the best restaurants in the Alamo City – just take the unofficial need for a reservation as proof. This intimate destination is worth making arrangements, so you should definitely do so in order to get a taste of the Mediterranean fare served up here. There’s also a selection of steaks and wine available. Whatever you decide, make it a point to request a table on the patio to enjoy the entire experience.
Photo via Instagram / kingsimmons12
Bella on Houston
204 E Houston St, (210) 404-2355, bellaonhouston.com
Formerly known as Bella on the River, this Houston Street spot is still regarded as one of the best restaurants in the Alamo City – just take the unofficial need for a reservation as proof. This intimate destination is worth making arrangements, so you should definitely do so in order to get a taste of the Mediterranean fare served up here. There’s also a selection of steaks and wine available. Whatever you decide, make it a point to request a table on the patio to enjoy the entire experience.
Photo via Instagram / kingsimmons12
Mixtli
5251 McCullough Ave, (210) 338-0746, restaurantmixtli.com
Headed by dynamic duo Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, Mixtli is by all means a hot spot with innovative dishes inspired by regional Mexican fare. Complete with drink pairings, Mixtli is just one of those spots you need to visit in order to say you’ve dining at San Antonio’s best spots – even if that means making arrangements to do so.
Photo via Instagram / b.present.sinq
Mixtli
5251 McCullough Ave, (210) 338-0746, restaurantmixtli.com
Headed by dynamic duo Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, Mixtli is by all means a hot spot with innovative dishes inspired by regional Mexican fare. Complete with drink pairings, Mixtli is just one of those spots you need to visit in order to say you’ve dining at San Antonio’s best spots – even if that means making arrangements to do so.
Photo via Instagram / b.present.sinq
Restaurant Gwendolyn
152 E Pecan St #100, (210) 222-1849, restaurantgwendolyn.com
Brought to you by Chef Michael Sohocki, Restaurant Gwendolyn provides a true dining experience. Prepare to be amazed that all of this upscale American fare is prepared without motorized machines. Yes, really! The entire restaurant embraces the authenticity of the pre-Industrial Revolution in Europe. An extra treat is that the fix-priced menus features dishes made with ingredients sourced from a 150-mile radius.
Photo via Instagram / safood.e
Restaurant Gwendolyn
152 E Pecan St #100, (210) 222-1849, restaurantgwendolyn.com
Brought to you by Chef Michael Sohocki, Restaurant Gwendolyn provides a true dining experience. Prepare to be amazed that all of this upscale American fare is prepared without motorized machines. Yes, really! The entire restaurant embraces the authenticity of the pre-Industrial Revolution in Europe. An extra treat is that the fix-priced menus features dishes made with ingredients sourced from a 150-mile radius.
Photo via Instagram / safood.e