Dinner in San Antonio
Hello from Brussels, Belgium. Passing through San Antonio next week, only one night. Where would you send a foodie from Europe to sample the best fare in town?
I lived in Belgium (Mons) for a year, and traveled throughout Wallonie and Flamands...chowing very hard. I have great memories of a Summer at Knokke-Heist, and dinners in Bruxelles. Call Le Reve (001-210-212-2221), tell them your circumstance, and see if they can get you in. You won't be disappointed. Try to stop by Le Frite ( google it + "San Antonio"), a Belgian-style bistro for Filet Americain...the quintessential Walloon treat.
LeReve closes if not for the whole month of Aug, at least for most of Aug. Try Biga on the Banks; Pesca; Las Canarias; Francesca at the LaCantera Westin for high end. If you want something a little more affordable, try Meson, Bistro Vatel, Bistro Time. For San Antonio Tex-Mex and Mex-Mex and Latin, I suggest Aldaco's, Azuca or Cafe Palomar, depending on where you are staying and if you have a car. In the downtown area, I always tell people to take the TROLLEY. It funs until about 10 p.m., goes everywhere, just get on the right line .. (your hotel desk can help you with that) and is the best $$ deal in San Antonio. Have a wonderful time in this wonderful city.
Le Reve is considered the best (and is rated no 6 in the States) but I think it's closed for August. I like Biga on the Banks and Boudro's. I have recently moved here from New Orleans though and notice that service is not good here. I just got back from Holland where the service was perfect. By the way, La Frite on S. Alamo is a Belgian restaurant and their service is wonderful!
People, people, people. He is asking for the best fare in San Antonio. He gets French food at home... He needs some Tex Mex fare. Amazinc had the right idea!
If you have access to a car, I would recommend Paloma Blanca on Broadway. Sit on the patio, even if it's hot outside. Wonderful neighborhood place, great food. Also: a little farther out, on Redland Road (off 281 outside 1604) is Las Hacienda de los Barrios. They have been around forever and the food is exceptional. So are the Margaritas. Nice outdoor patio, too.
For breakfast, you must go to Taco Taco, at HIldebrand & McCullough. Worth the wait.
Enjoy your visit! Yes, we know it's hot here (although not so much this summer!). We love showing off our city, and hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed Brussels. Wish we had your beer halls, tho.