Restaurants on the River Walk and the Downtown San Antonio area.

Las Canarias

112 College St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 518-1063
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/SanAntonioLaMansionDelRio/Dining.aspx

Built on three levels that descend down to the River Walk, the AAA four diamond Las Canarias is known for its romantic and relaxing atmosphere.  Sitting under the graceful palms, watching the flow of the river, or being caught up in the festivities of people strolling by, diners are carried away to another place and time.  Inside, Las Canarias recreates the graciousness that accompanies fine dining while providing the comfort that contemporary lifestyles demand.

Las Canarias was voted Readers and Critics Choice for Best Hotel Restaurant by the San Antonio Express News for 2009.

Las Canarias is “American Refined.” It is a careful presentation of sight, smell, texture and taste. It is a “celebration of food and wine.”  If you want to eat, you can go anywhere, but if you want a truly memorable dining experience, then Las Canarias is the place.

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Bella On The River

106 Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 404-2355
http://www.bellaontheriver.com/

Bella On the River is located on the San Antonio River Walk @ 106 River Walk.  Bella On the River is the newest Downtown restaurant in San Antonio and is locally-owned, and independent.

Bella features Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food, a well-paired wine list, wines-by-the-glass, sangria, ports and sherry.

The Menu features Spanish olives and Marcona almonds, toasted bruschetta, Eggplant Josephine, calamari fritto, antipasto, fresh spinach salad, paella, pasta, and pizzas, whole grilled Bronzini, steak Florentine, shrimp & chicken piccata, steak Diane, Virginia’s pistachio cake, and flaming Glace au Four.

 The Wine Bar features ice cold, fresh made-to-order red and white wine sangria, wines, ports, and sherry by-the-glass, ice cold imported and domestic Beer.  Featured wines include Prosecco, Red and Moscato, Ramey Chardonnay, McPherson Viognier, Maretima Pinot Grigio, Rubicon “Cask” Cabernet Sauvignon, and the great Chateau Grand Cordin-Grand Cru. And now we are featuring wine flights!

 

Great, Unique, Historic Atmosphere at the River [...]

Achiote River Cafe

600 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 224-1234
http://www.achioterivercafe.com

 

Hoisin glazed duck quesadillas. Cuban spring rolls. Teriyaki-chipotle chicken sandwiches. And many more inventive, unexpected delights that await your palate. River Walk dining has never seen anything like this. It’s a unique new taste. And an intriguing new Achiote.

Featuring a breathtaking view of the River Walk, our bold color palette imbues the décor with a rich, vibrant feel, while friendly staff offers impeccable service on every visit.

Whether you join us for lunch or dinner, you’ll experience a unique new taste where Latin flavors say hola to Asian influence. We invite you to explore new tastes like the Sansei Tempura Roll, Hoisin Glazed Duck Quesadilla, or Moo Shu Pork Empanada. And save room for dessert. Because with offerings like our Ginger Apple Pie and Yuzu Cheesecake, we promise that you’ll wish you had.

Tony Roma’s

849 E. Commerce, #171, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 225-7662
http://www.tonyromas.com

 

Tony Roma’s is the largest casual theme restaurant chain specializing in ribs in the world. With nearly 200 restaurant locations in 17 states, 33 countries and six continents, Tony Roma’s is one of the most globally recognizable names in the industry. From Miami to Los Angeles, Orlando to Edmonton, and Tokyo to Madrid, Tony Roma’s serves its signature ribs, world famous onion loaf, and other steak, chicken and seafood entrees to thousands of guests every day.

The first “Tony Roma’s” was opened in North Miami, Florida on January 20, 1972. The restaurant featured casual décor, comfortable ambience and the feel of a neighborhood bar. The menu was simple and consisted of great tasting food, reasonable prices, late evening service and nightly live entertainment. Baby Back Ribs emerged as the house specialty with people traveling miles to sample the signature [...]

Q on the Riverwalk

123 Losoya, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 222-1234
http://www.qriverwalk.com

NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHO INVENTED BARBEQUE. In America, it probably originated during the cattle drives of the 1800s, as chuck wagon cooks tried to tenderize inexpensive cuts of meat for the trail drivers. But the Chinese could lay claim to having a form of BBQ long before America was discovered. As well as the Romans and the Greeks. We’ll never know who really invented it. But what we do know is that BBQ is a planet-wide phenomenon, cooked in various forms of meats, sauces and spices over a broad range of wood fires.

That brings us to Q. We’ve spent quite a bit of time searching out the globe’s best BBQ and brought their recipes back. Now you can discover on your own the amazing variety of tastes that the wide world of barbeque has to offer, without having to bother [...]

Bolner’s Meat Market

2900 S. Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204
Phone: (210) 533-5112
http://www.bolnersmeatmarket.com
Bolner Family History
Our great grandfathers, Antonio and Joseph Bolner, immigrated from Tyrol, Italy to Vera Cruz, Mexico in 1881. The brothers came to the Americas as part of an appeal made from President Diaz of Mexico to Italy looking for farmers to tend their hill country. The citizens of Mexico did not appreciate the immigrants working their lands and violence broke out. The Italian immigrants were quickly released from their contracts. Our great grandfathers decided to try their luck in Texas. Antonio Bolner and his wife, Orsola Eccell Bolner, settled in Del Rio Texas while Joe Bolner and his wife, Orsola’s sister, Mary Eccell Bolner, settled in San Antonio, Texas. Both brothers farmed the land and raised large families.

Antonio Bolner and his wife, Orsola, settled in Del Rio, Texas on land south of the city known today [...]

Bill Miller’s BBQ

101 W Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 229-9519
http://www.billmillerbbq.com

 

In 1950, on a $500 loan from his father, Bill Miller opened a small poultry and egg business. Three years later Bill Miller Bar-B-Q began as a small fried chicken-to-go restaurant. Fried chicken led to hamburgers and then to barbecue. The second restaurant opened in February of 1963. Today there are 68 Bill Miller Bar-B-Q restaurants.

From the beginning, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q was a family business. Faye Miller served as a cashier and hostess while raising their four children. The children learned how to work and were raised learning the operations of the business. They worked in the restaurant during the summers and on weekends. When Bill Miller planned a vacation to Europe between Balous Miller’s junior and senior years of college, Balous ran the restaurant business that summer and then decided to make Bill Miller Bar-B-Q his career rather [...]

Sushi Zushi

203 S. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 472-2900
Fax: (210) 472-2902
http://www.sushizushi.com

 

Dedicated to purists, adventurers and first-timers alike, Sushi Zushi balances Japanese roots with Latin American influences to create an expansive menu, far beyond the ordinary. Follow us on Twitter: @Sushi_Zushi Dine In · Take Out · Delivery

El Mercado-Market Square

514 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 207-8600
Fax: (210) 207-4287
www.marketsquaresa.com

The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio’s city center, Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. It is one of America’s top -ten outdoor markets according to Frommer’s. Dozens of shops sell everything from hand-embroidered dresses to leather belts. Market Square’s working artists, musicians, dancers and major cultural events give it a rich and lively cultural atmosphere. Visitors browse through 32 shops at “El Mercado,” and 80 specialty shops in the Farmers Market Plaza. Market Square is also the scene of many Hispanic festivals where food and beverage booths spring up alongside Guadalajara lamps while the sounds of mariachi music blends with the excitement of Mexican dances

The Monterey

1127 S St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 745-2581
http://www.themontereysa.com

 

The conversation went something like this: “Hey – let’s build exactly the sort of place where we’d want to hang out.”

The food should be delicious, inexpensive, and a hell of a lot of fun to eat. The beer list should celebrate craft brewers and microbreweries. Our wine list ought to be comprised of varietally-correct, terroir-driven selections that are interesting and affordable. And we’ll open it in the beautiful King William neighborhood, in a converted old Sunglo gas station (with a great big open patio).

And, well, that’s what we’ve done. We’ve built The Monterey as a place for our fellow food lovers, beer nerds, and wine geeks. And we hope you’ll come join us at our sweet little addition to San Antonio.