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Feb 23, 2009 10:38 AM

San Antonio Restaurants

My husband and I were just in San Antonio for a convention. We stayed at the Hyatt Hill Country. There was no where to eat close to the restaurant. I had searched before departing to find great eats, there were restaurants suggested on the Riverwalk, but nothing that really appealed to us. After checking in we read one of the magazines that was in the room, there were some awards given out to: Tre Trattoria, Dough Pizza, and honorable mention to Wildfish. Since they were all going to be a drive from the hotel we tried them all. They were all great. Tre Trattoria was in a great building, the food and service were great. I would highly recommend it. We had 3 starters, the white beans with gremolata, roasted golden beets and grilled radicchio. All were flavorable and perfect size to share. We then had the pappardelle bolognese, another perfect choice. Nice amount of pasta, all homemade, with a sauce that had just the right amount of cream. From that we had the whole roasted fish (I beleive it was a snapper) Perfectly cooked, came to the table whole. The amounts were not over the top, we walked away from the dinner very satisfied. We went to Dough Pizzeria for lunch, sat at the counter to watch the pizza's being made. Definitely one of the best we have ever had. The cheese is made in house and it was great! The last night we went to Wildfish. It is quite the scene! All the pretty people in San Antonio must have been there, very lively! When the server came up I asked her if the portions were large, could I do 2 appetizers and be satisfied. She told me that they aren't too big, so I went with the miso soup (which was great) and the parmesan crusted sole. I would have been fine with the soup and another appetizer. The bowl of soup was enough by itself! But, the service and food was great. We had oysters to start, bluepoint and another variety which were very fresh. My husband had a chilean sea bass that was oven roasted. started with a salad that was ok. The fish was very fresh and perfectly prepared. I would probably go back, but it was a bit too loud for my liking.

Tre Trattoria
4003 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
6989 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216

Wildfish Seafood Grille
1834 NW Loop 1604, San Antonio, TX 78248

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  1. Great job! You managed to hit some of the best places in SA, while avoiding the Tex-Mex crappola. Did you go to Wildfish on a Thursday night? It can be quite a scene on Thursdays or weekends. Still haven't tried Tre Trattoria, but Jason Dady is well known around here, Bin555 is excellent as is his new BBQ, Two Bros. Dough is great, there was an article in the paper last week featuring some restaurants and almost all of the chefs go to Dough to eat!

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    1. re: saeyedoc

      We did go to Wildfish on Thursday night, that would explain it! But it was enjoyable. How nice that we did hit the good restaurants, I am not a Tex-Mex fan so I was pleased with our suggestions!