by Jessica Yelvington
A swanky, stylish spot pairing New American meat and seafood dishes with inventive cocktails. Located in the St. Anthony Hotel, Rebelle is known for being San Antonio’s premium seafood restaurant. I highly suggest getting one of their seafood towers to share with the table. The crispy striped bass with coconut lime polenta and sweet corn relish paired with the Envy cocktail is divine.
Boudros Texas Bistro
A true Texas bistro, and one of the most treasured and popular attractions on the River Walk for locals and tourists alike. Boudros is a hip New American bistro with wood-grilled steaks and seafood. Enjoy a prickly pear margarita and then delight in the tableside guacamole presentation that’s a San Antonio treasure. Chef Danny Ibarra marries the traditions and history of South Texas with the finesse of the world’s finest restaurants.
Rosario’s Mexican Cafe
This locally owned cantina combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Guest favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, and specialty margaritas. Rosario’s also has happy hour and live music.
Vegan Avenue offers an approachable plant-based dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu uses a variety of unique plants and spices in order to create delicious plant-based and gluten-free dishes that everyone can enjoy. You must try the cauliflower “wings!”
Owned by Food Network Star runner-up and Executive Chef Luca Della Casa, NONNA Osteria, offers the traditional flavors of Northern Italian cuisine. The menu really focuses on the classic Italian dishes but elevates it a bit with unique meats like veal or rabbit and fresh sauces. Start off with a glass of champagne and a cheeseboard but make sure to save room for their delicious desserts.
For more places to dine while visiting San Antonio, check out www.visitsanantonio.com.