|Subject: Re: San Antonio Restaurant Info needed.|
We visited San Antonio last fall and had some good luck with restaurants.
One company has a number of restaurants on the Riverwalk. Its website is http://www.joesfood.com/ We dined at Paesanos on the Riverwalk and the Zuni Grill. At Paesanos the Mediterranean Salad with Almonds, Mandarin Oranges, Sun Dried Cranberries, Feta Cheese and Honey Poppyseed Dressing was memorable. In fact I duplicated it at home I liked it so much.
At the Zuni Grill I had the Honey-Coriander Pork Loin in Adobo Sauce and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and my wife had the Wild Mushroom Ravolini Ragout of Smoked Chicken, White Corn, Cilantro, and Charred Tomato Cream. Both were good meals. Not great but good.
Our big night out was at Biga on the Bank http://www.biga.com/ We shared the Game packets (3) with Asian chili sauces for an appetizer and I had the Axis venison, brussel sprouts, juniper sauce, goat cheese strudel, frisée gooseberry salad and chili jam for my main course. I was satisfied with the food but disappointed in the service. This is at the same level of dining as the restaurant I work in and I think their service could use a little polish. That isn't to say that you shouldn't dine there, do so and maybe you'll have a stellar experience. This is the pricey spot.
For a good burger in a local hangout you could take a cab just north of downtown to a fun place called L'il Hipps. Crazy decor and a long history of serving local San Antonians the best burger in town.
For breakfast I stopped in at Schilo's Delicatessen 424 E. Commerce 78205 a couple of times for standard fare in a long time establishment.
Also had a nice Mexican meal at La Fonda 2415 N Main Ave San Antonio, TX 78212. This is in a residential neighborhood north of downtown. Definitely a cab ride away.
Hope these help, John Rule San Diego, CA