Restaurant advice in San Antonio..
- josephml1 Nov 2, 2010 10:15 PM
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.
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
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
Chinese - try Phoenix Chinese Cafe off of West Ave. The location is meh but the food is great. My fiance and I will drive from Boerne just to go there when we're craving good duck.
Steak house - stick to a chain in my opinion... there aren't any great local ones that I've been to. I could be wrong.
Italian - for pizza Napoletana go to Dough Pizzeria Napoletana off of 410 and Blanco (there's a Denny's by it). I lived in Naples for a year and I will personally vouch for their pizza Margherita... it tastes like it came out of the brick oven in Naples. They have daily burrata specials and their in-house handmade mozzarella is to die for. For pasta dishes I'd say try Paesano's.
Breakfast - I'd have to say Magnolia Cafe if you're looking for a traditional pancakes, waffles, eggs Benedict sort of breakfast. It's usually pretty busy but it's always been worth the wait in my opinion.
I hope those help!
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
6989 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
5525 Blanco At Oblate Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201
Phoenix Chinese Cafe
11821 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
555 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209
I think the Melting Pot is horrible, but my 16 yo daughter likes it. I don't get cooking your own, overpriced, medicocre food in a vat of flavored oil or broth. There are some thread on the chains board if you want other opinions.
Went to Ounce once or twice, not much different than any other steakhouse IMO. It used to be a pet store, we swore we could still smell it.
Haven't been to the others.
14855 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
josephml1, did you go yet?
I love Formosa Garden and Taipei, which may at one time have been linked. All the great American Chinese stuff done to perfection. Great Sesame Chicken, Egg Rolls, Crab Rangoon!
-Texas Land and Cattle
With all due respect, if you don't eat TexMex while you are in San Antonio, you are crazy. Do you not like it? This is Mecca for TexMex. See other listings if you want to enjoy what San Antonio does best!
The above recommendations wouldn't be on my top 100 for dining in San Antonio overall, but just giving you what you asked for...
1011 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209