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Nov 2, 2010 10:15 PM

Restaurant advice in San Antonio..

Hello everyone...

I am looking for an advice about where to eat in San Antonio Downtown and in the north star mall area, I will be there for one week I will be staying in the area of the north star mall I will have a car...and I don´t mind to drive.

My personal preferences:
One good Chinese...
A good but moderate price steak house.
A good traditional homemade Italian Restaurant.
If you also have any favorite place for breakfast, lunch or a most go in San Antonio please mention it.
Mhhh also a good place to buy some desert

I am a big fan of the public markets with food...If you have any good choices please let me know.

As always I am open t suggestions by locals all the counseling and advice is welcome and truly appreciated.

Thank you all.

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  1. Dough Pizza Napoletana, on Blanco right near the mall. Great pizza and Italian food.

    Blanco Cafe
    5525 Blanco At Oblate Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201

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    1. When you say "breakfast," are you talking about a traditional American breakfast?

      Or would a Mexican breakfast suit?

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      1. re: Jaymes

        I am open to suggestion if you have In mind a good Mexican breakfast let me know...

      2. Tre Trattoria is great italian food. The pork ragu is my favorite. The pizza is excellent too Everything is homemade and it is a great place for a group or just a meal for two. They also have excellent homemade mozzarella.

        Tre Trattoria
        4003 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

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        1. re: Emilykb

          Mhhh great, thanks for sharing I will add it to my list :p

        2. What about a good steakhouse?

          And a good Chinese?

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          1. re: josephml1

            Steakhouses are mostly the chains (Morton's, The Palm, Ruth's Chris). Bohanan's is local, but it is very expensive and I didn't like the way they try to upsell on everything.
            Good authentic Chinese is difficult to find here. China Inn on NW Military can be good, make sure you order from the Chinese menu, not the americanized one.
            Kim Wah BBQ on Bandera is also good and there is a good asian market across the street, it's a haul from DT though.

            7660 S Highway 377, Cresson, TX 76035

            1. re: saeyedoc

              Talk about upselling, we went to Little Rhein Steakhouse on the river on our honeymoon. It was a nice enough experience, good but not exceptional food, a romantic outside table on a beautiful fall evening, but the upselling started immediately. How a about a bottle of xyz wine, ninety bucks, or how about some bottled water, eight dollars. I like Ruth's Chris just fine, it never seems to be crowded, and they do a good steak.

              Little Rhein Steakhouse
              511 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

              1. re: James Cristinian

                I agree! Little Rhein has a great location on a beautiful section of the River Walk, but definitely expensive / overpriced for the quality level they offer.

              2. re: saeyedoc

                Thanks for the advice...I am taking notes...I am a big fan of a good steak, so maybe I will go to Morton´s...

            2. Best Italian in town is Piccolos. San Antonios best kept secret. Everything is homemeade. Authentic, quaint, delicious.

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              1. re: ShannonYoung

                I am taking notes,,, I have a list :),