5 San Antonio Restaurants That Taste Like Home Cooking

5 San Antonio Restaurants That Taste Like Home Cooking

  • Hayes Heritage Realty
  • 11/30/22

San Antonio’s restaurant scene is exciting and diverse, featuring a range of Tex-Mex fusions, high-end American and barbecue options, and cuisine options from the Gulf. When searching for San Antonio homes for sale, be sure to try out these five great restaurants in the area for classy takes on a home-cooked meal.

1. Bohanan’s Prime Steak and Seafood

219 East Houston Street

San Antonio, TX

Photo courtesy of Bohanan’s Prime Steak and Seafood

Located right on historic Houston Street is Bohanan’s Prime Steak and Seafood. The old-world charm of this steakhouse features modern elements and amenities, offering dinner all days of the week for those interested in their contemporary takes on southern heritage foods. Those eating in the elegant dining room or sipping a drink in their first-floor bar can enjoy the quality ingredients and inventive creations of the dishes and beverages available.

Those visiting for a dinner out can enjoy appetizers like the French-grilled oysters, a house specialty, or the seared sashimi grade tuna with house-made ponzu. The grill options include choices like a 12-, 16-, or 24-ounce New York Strip steak sure to satisfy your cravings, and the veal tenderloin. Or guests can order seafood classics like the Gulf red snapper royale with crabmeat and scallops. To complete a meal, there is a wide range of bar options and specialty shaken and stirred cocktails. Those searching for San Antonio real estate should mark this spot down as one to remember.

2. Domingo

123 North Saint Mary’s Street

San Antonio, TX

Photo courtesy of Domingo

Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as brunch on the weekends, Domingo features a menu filled with the Southern Texas flavors any native of San Antonio would love. This restaurant overlooks the beautiful San Antonio River Walk, providing waterside views with indoor or outdoor seating. Also available is their terrace bar called Otro Bar, an open-air space providing great views and excellent beverages for guests. Enjoy the warm-toned southern décor in this restaurant any day of the week.

Those visiting for breakfast can enjoy sweet creations like the churro waffles served with dulce de leche syrup or the heartier chicken tinga with a fried egg. Additional menu options like the halibut Rojo in a calabacita stew and the green chile & chicken enchiladas are delicious choices for brunch. Lunch options feature a variety of tacos, sandwiches, and main entrée items, while dinner standouts include dishes like the halibut ceviche for starters, the Wagyu flat iron with chile guero for main dishes, and a range of signature cocktail options.

3. Bliss

926 South Presa Street

San Antonio, TX

Another great spot to stop at while searching for homes for sale in San Antonio is Bliss. Living up to its name, Bliss provides upscale, contemporary American cuisine with options inclusive to every guest’s dining experience. The menu frequently changes with a focus on seasonal, local, and fresh ingredients, keeping options new and exciting. Diners reserving a table here can enjoy the intimate dining room, sit at the exclusive chef’s table, or enjoy mild evening weather on the back patio.

Those dining here can create endless combinations with their charcuterie board options. Guests can choose from choices like the Don Juan chorizo from Spain, the Dalmatinac cheese from Croatia, and accompaniments like Calimyrna figs and honeycomb. Or they can start a meal with appetizers like the braised and charred Spanish octopus. Enjoy dishes like the Mediterranean branzino or the beef tenderloin with braised cauliflower florets for entrees. To pair with any meal is an extensive wine list full of options available by the glass or bottle.

4. Range

125 Houston Street

San Antonio, TX

Located at the Embassy Suites Downtown is Range, a steak and seafood restaurant offering lunch and dinner for guests all days of the week. This restaurant is a tribute to Texas’ ranching culture, as it offers world-class Texas Angus beef to its guests. With a view right above the San Antonio River Walk, this is a great spot for diners looking for a comfort food dish alongside some breathtaking views.

For lunch, start with appetizers like the Wagyu stuffed arancini, made with Oaxaca cheese and Anaheim chile. Those eager to dig into main entrees can enjoy options like the black truffle-glazed roasted chicken, served with a fresh herb vinaigrette. Dinner takes a step up with their appetizer options, offering guests choices like grilled octopus with crispy prosciutto and “Parisa” South Texas beef tartare. Entrees honoring their roots include the garlic and thyme-basted beef tenderloin filet, served with red onion jam.

5. Biga

203 South Saint Mary’s Street

San Antonio, TX

Photo courtesy of Biga

Another great spot on the Riverwalk that those searching for San Antonio real estate can count on for elevated comfort food classics is Biga. This restaurant offers guests contemporary and regional fine dining and has received several accolades for its excellent cuisine. Located on the second floor, the floor-to-ceiling windows of the private dining room offer great views of the city at night. Given its desirability, it’s common for Biga to be reserved for large celebrations.

Although the menu changes daily, the quality of the dishes remains the same. Guests enjoying dinner can order starters like the seared Hudson Valley foie gras with brioche French toast and duck cider jus, among several equally refined appetizers. Main course options range from exotic choices like the South Texas antelope and Lockhart quail with a goat cheese tart to elevated classics like the slow-cooked Angus beef Denver. Also available is an extensive bar menu featuring a wide wine list, a generous cocktail and beer selection, and a whiskey library collection.

Ready to enjoy these Texas spots?

When you’re looking for home cooking on days when you don’t feel like actually cooking at home, try out these five San Antonio restaurants for luxurious renditions of your favorites. If you’re ready to live a little closer to these great spots, contact one of the trusted local agents at Hayes Heritage Realty to guide you through the process. They’re local experts who are excited to help you find your dream home!

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