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Conference Hotel Restaurants:

Ruth's Chris Steak House (in Grand Hyatt) – Steakhouse - offering breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the dining room or out on the patio; 600 E. Market St, (210) 227-8847; $$/$$$

Perks Coffee & More (in Grand Hyatt) -  24 hour Coffee Shop – coffee/sandwiches; 600 E. Market St, (210) 224-1234; $

Bar Rojo (in Grand Hyatt) - beer, wine, cocktails, bar food; 600 E. Market St, (210) 224-1234; $$

 


What if I want to. . .

. . .grab a quick, distinctive, reasonably priced bite to eat between sessions?

  • Commonwealth Café (611 Hemisfair Blvd.) – Classic café fare with locally roasted coffee
  • Dough (518 S. Alamo St.) – Neapolitan-style pizza and antipasti
  • Schilo’s (424 East Commerce) – German deli in a 19th-century building, open since 1917
  • La Villita Café (418 Villita St.) – Café fare and craft beer

. . .grab a quick, distinctive, reasonably priced bite on the way to a concert at St. Mark’s or the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts?

  • La Boulangérie (207 Broadway) – Family-owned French bakery
  • Kimura (152 Pecan St, #102) – Excellent ramen in a “snug” setting
  • The Original Blanco Café (419 St. Mary’s St.) - Tex-Mex and comfort food
  • Pharm Table (106 Auditorium Circle) – Includes vegan/vegetarian/GF options, locally sourced

. . .sample some of the best Mexican and/or Tex-Mex in San Antonio?

What a question!!! You’ll just have to come back and try more of them, but here’s a place to start. . .
  • Acenar (146 Houston St.) – Contemporary & innovate Mexican
  • La Gloria (100 E. Grayson) – Mexican street food by celebrity chef Johnny Hernandez
  • La Margarita Restaurant and Oyster Bar (120 Produce Row) – Fajitas and other classics in a lively setting
  • Mi Terra Café y Panaderia (218 Produce Row) – Open 24 hours, a San Antonio classic

Restaurants

Within 10-15 minute walk of conference hotel:

(many are a very pleasant walk along the Riverwalk)

(Caveat cenator ; there are many more restaurants (and coffee and sandwich shops, taquerias, etc.) than can be listed here, particularly along the Riverwalk, a major tourist destination.  However, the quality can be inconsistent.  If you are interested in one not listed here, it is strongly recommended that you pull out your Yelp app and investigate the ratings.)

Acenar Mexican Restaurant – Contemporary Mexican (probably the farthest of this group, but good food, best value for Mexican cuisine on the Riverwalk, and fun); 146 E Houston St; (210) 222-2362; $$

Barriba Cantina - Mexican with live music; 111 W Crockett St #214; (210) 228-9876; $$

Bella On the River – Mediterranean; 106 River Walk; (210) 404-2355; $$$

Bier Garten Riverwalk - Open-air beer garden; 126 Losoya St; (210) 212-7299;  $

Biga on the Banks – Adventurous New American (one of Gourmet Magazine’s top 5 restaurants in Texas); 203 S. St. Mary’s St; (210) 225-0722; $$$-$$$$

Boudro's - New American bistro (one of Esquire Magazine’s top 50 restaurants in the U.S.); Riverwalk level, 421 E Commerce St; (210) 224-8484; $$$

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. – American and Seafood; 406 Navarro St; (210) 224-4867; $-$$

Casa Rio – Famed Riverwalk cantina with respectable Tex-Mex; 430 E Commerce St; (210) 225-6718; $$

County Line -  Regional Texas barbecue chain; 11 W Crockett St #104; (210) 229-1941; $$

Dorrego’s – Argentinean in the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk (far end of the Riverwalk); 150 E Houston St; (210) 230-8454; $$

The Esquire Tavern – Drinks, pub fare and the longest wooden bartop in Texas.; 155 E Commerce St; (210) 222-2521; $$

Fig Tree Restaurant – New American and French; 515 Villita St; (210) 224-1976; $$$

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse – Brazilian churrasco; 849 E Commerce St; (210) 227-1700; $$$

Fuddruckers – Burger chain; 15 Alamo Plaza; (210) 223-9944; $

Houston St. Bistro – Continental; 204 E Houston St; (210) 476-8600; $$

Iron Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Margarita Bar – Traditional Mexican Texas chain, with 80-plus tequilas; 200 River Walk; (210) 224-9835; $$

Landry's Seafood House – Chain offering steaks & Gulf Coast seafood; 517 N Presa St; (210) 229-1010; $$$

Las Canarias - New American in the Omni La Mansión del Rio; 112 College St; (210) 518-1063; $$$

Las Ramblas - Spanish in the Hotel Contessa; 306 W Market St; (210) 298-8040; $$$

Little Rhein Steak House – Steaks and seafood; 231 S Alamo St; (210) 225-2111; $$$

Mad Dogs British Pub Riverwalk – Classic pub fare (below the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk); 123 Losoya St #19; (210) 222-0220; $$

Morton's The Steakhouse - Aged prime beef and seafood; 300 E Crockett St; (210) 228-0700; $$$$

Nonna Osteria - Northern Italian in the Fairmount Hotel; 401 S Alamo St; (210) 224-8800; $$$

Oatra Restaurant - Upscale seafood, raw bar in the Mokara Hotel; 212 W. Crockett St; (210) 396-5817; $$$

Paesanos Riverwalk – Mediterranean; 111 W Crockett St #101; (210) 227-2782;  $$-$$$

Rebelle – Seafood and steak in the St. Anthony Hotel; 300 E Travis St; (210) 352-3171; $$$

The River’s Edge Cafe and Patio Bar  - American and Tex-Mex in the Hilton Palacio del Rio; 200 S Alamo St; (210) 270-0786; $$

Saltgrass Steak House - Informal Texas-themed chain; 502 River Walk St; (210) 222-9092; $$

Schilo's - German deli; 424 E Commerce St; (210) 223-6692; $

Sushi Zushi - Modern Japanese chain in the International Center; 203 S St Mary's St #170; (210) 472-2900; $$

Yardhouse – American, sports-bar chain with extensive beer selection in Shops at Rivercenter; 849 E Commerce St #409; (210) 354-3844; $$

Zinc Bistro and Bar - Southwestern-inspired New American; 207 N Presa St, (210) 224-2900; $$

Zocca Cuisine D’Italia - Contemporary Italian, a riverside spot at the Westin; 420 W Market St, (210) 444-6070;

 

Other Downtown restaurants:

(slightly longer walk/short taxi ride—worth it)

Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia - Landmark Mexican café (with Mariachi—very festive & very loud!); 218 Produce Row; (210) 239-9215; $$

Ocho - Pan-Latin in the Hotel Havana; 1015 Navarro St; (210) 222-2008; $$

Restaurant Gwendolyn – American, locally sourced; 152 E Pecan St #100; (210) 222-1849; $$$$

 

Southtown:

(short taxi ride—worth it)

Azuca Nuevo Latino - Pan-Latin; 709 S Alamo St; (210) 225-5550; $$

Bite - French-Chilean small plates; 1012 S Presa St; (210) 532-2551; $$ (highly recommended by Kimberlyn)

Bliss – American, charcuterie; 926 S Presa St,; (210) 225-2547; $$$

Burgerteca - Mexican-influenced burgers and sandwiches; 403 Blue Star #105; 210) 635-0016; $$

El Mirador – Local landmark, Mexican; 722 S St Mary's St; (210) 225-9444; $

Feast – American; 1024 S Alamo St; (210) 354-1024; $$

La Frite Belgian Bistro – Belgian/French; 728 S Alamo St; (210) 224-7555; $$

Liberty Bar – American served in a restored convent; 1111 S Alamo St; (210) 227-1187; $$

Rosario's – Mexican; 910 S Alamo St; (210) 223-1806; $

Southtown Pizzeria - Classic Italian and American; 728 S Presa St; (210) 251-4606; $$

Stella Public House – Pizza from locally sourced ingredients; 1414 S Alamo St; (210) 277-7047; $$

 

The Historic Pearl Brewery:

(10 minute ride—again, worth it)

A few suggestions here, but there is a full list of restaurants on the website: http://atpearl.com/food

Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden – Texan (yes, it's a thing); 312 Pearl Pkwy Bldg. 3; (210) 354-4644; $$

Cured – American, charcuterie; 306 Pearl Pkwy #101; (210) 314-3929; $$

La Gloria – Mexican street food; 100 E Grayson St; (210) 267-9040; $$

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery – Texan;  136 E Grayson St #120; (210) 455-5701; $$

Supper – American; 136 E Grayson St; (210) 448-8351; $$$