When Vatel Bistro closed its doors in 2017, San Antonio's collective mourning for French food didn't have to last long. Spearheaded by former Vatel Bistro chef Damien Watel, Bistro 09 dishes out modern French fare like steak frites and duck confit as well as new creations like elk burgers during the evening as well as a fantastic Sunday brunch that features one of the city's best eggs Benedict.
San Antonio— like its sister city, Austin—is in the midst of a culinary renaissance. While barbeque havens and Tex-Mex spots still abound, the past few years have breathed new life into SA's culinary scene, making dinner one of the best things to do in San Antonio. Our list of the best restaurants in San Antonio (like Mixtli’s menu) is always changing, but you can expect historic spots to mingle with newcomers and oyster houses to share space with pancake joints. Here are the best places to dine in San Antonio right now. And while you're out on the town, try one of the best bars in San Antonio, too.
Our experts scour the city for great dishes, great value and insider info. So the EAT List is a unique, authentic snapshot of San Antonio's ever-evolving dining experience right now. It could be a mega-hyped destination restaurant or a pop-up-turned-permanent joint in a shipping container: if it’s on the list we think it’s terrific, and reckon you will too.
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