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For some fun, food, and a relaxed time, Esquire Tavern has got you covered. The ambiance is cool and casual - great for hanging out with friends and loved ones. Some of the items on the menu include the shrimp sandwich, hanger steak salad, bacon cheeseburger, and fried apple pie. Uniquely mixed cocktails, such as the Warpaint and Lord Loves a Working Man are sure to impress even the pickiest of cocktail aficionados.
With a seasonal menu of creative dishes by Chef Bruce Auden, Biga on the Banks is one of San Antonio's favorite fine dining restaurants. The dining room is elegant and warm, featuring yellow and red tones and wooden sculptures throughout. Entrees are mainly American meat and seafood dishes, including the seared mahi-mahi and beef rib eye. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner. They also cater, so you can have their delicious food at your special event.
Restaurant Gwendolyn manages to create amazing seasonal dishes without the use of anything that plugs into the wall. That's right - no mixers, no deep fryers, and no blenders. The restaurant is committed to keeping food simple and fresh, so the menu changes as seasonal ingredients change. Examples of the kinds of dishes you may find when you visit include a golden beet and seared fennel salad, beef bourguignon with gnocchi, and an orange and white chocolate parfait. Choose from the three-course or five-course tasting menus to sample the best that this traditional restaurant has to offer.
The Friendly Spot lives up to its name, providing an inviting place for patrons - and their kids and pets - to hang out. This family-friendly ice house even has a play area where parents can watch their kids play while enjoying a drink from their menu of 250 bottled beers. Dogs are welcome too, so bring the whole family and enjoy the sunshine. From time to time, you'll be treated to a movie on their huge projection screen. Their menu features tasty bar snacks like sandwiches, hot dogs, and nachos. Factor in the friendly service, and this place really is a perfect place to enjoy a Lone Star on a beautiful day.
Head over to the Southtown neighborhood for something different at this brewpub. The huge copper brewing tanks here figure prominently, and a sizable patio offers a view of the tranquil river. Along with the variety of beers, it offers standard bar fare such as burgers and chicken wings, as well as a few surprises including sautéed chicken and artichokes and grilled salmon. Try a four-ounce sample of the Smoked Dark Ale or the creamy Stout.
This ultra-casual bar called La Tuna Grill provides the perfect backdrop for drinking a few brews, getting a little sun and seeing a lot of local color. A few tables are inside, but most of the action takes place on the patio, under a canopy of huge pecan trees. For a list of beers, ask the bartender or just look at the bottle caps blanketing the patio. Delicious food on the menu is a big draw, too. This is also a family friendly establishment, offering a kids menu.
Cafe by day and bistro by night, Picnikins Patio Cafe offers great service any time of day. Stop in for lunch and enjoy sandwiches with a side of their popular poblano soup. At night, enjoy entrees like the lamb chops and chicken piccata along with a glass of wine from their extensive menu. The dining room is modern and casual, featuring wooden tables and chairs with teal accents throughout. Besides dining in, you can take advantage of their catering services for your next business meeting or special event.
Silo Elevated Cuisine & Bar is a sure neighborhood favorite. The ambiance is hip and fun for a great night out; the creative food items served proves perfect for a fine elegant dining experience. The steaks and seafood is much appreciated here. They also have a dancing area and offer a great happy hours menu between 4p to 9p everyday. Consider their lovely space for your private occasions and huge gatherings to cherish those special moments. For more information, call ahead.
StoneWerks Big Rock Grille at The Rim is an American restaurant offering great food in a fun filled atmosphere. The restaurant has a large patio, a vibrant bar and the interior is done up with stylish stone accents, a fireplace and eclectic lighting. Must try's are the Kobe burger, Chicken Flatbread, Pecan Breaded Chicken and Oysters Rockefeller. Enjoy live music every Thursday through Saturday with your group over a nice drink and delicious food. No wonder it has become a hot spot amongst the locals.