Where to Eat

Where to Eat

There are loads of restaurants to choose from at all price points in downtown San Antonio. I will give you a list of those I can recommend, both on the Riverwalk and at street level. Almost all are within walking distance from the Menger Hotel. For additional choices, see downtown restaurants.

We also encourage you to try the multitude of restaurants at the Pearl, home of the Culinary Institute of America. Located just minutes from the Menger via the Rio Taxi Riverwalk barge service, the Pearl is located at the Museum Reach section of the Riverwalk. See Pearl restaurants and the Saturday morning farmer’s market for a tremendous amount of choices.

On the Riverwalk

Boudro’s Texas Bistro on the Riverwalk

421 E. Commerce Street

Website: Boudro’s Texas Bistro

Phone: 210.224.8484

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

4 minute walk from venue: Directions

Known for guacamole made fresh tableside and great margaritas. Also offers dinner cruises. Call ahead to reserve. A Bill Riles favorite.

Bella on the River

106 River Walk Street

Website: Bella on the River

Phone: 210.404.2355

Prices: $$$ Yelp Reviews

8 minute walk from venue: Directions

Beautiful location on the Riverwalk. Rustic and romantic atmosphere with a Southern European menu. Critics’ Choice winner for “The Best River Walk Dining.” Bella only seats 45 guests. A Carter Mattig favorite.

Esquire Tavern

155 East Commerce Street

Website: Esquire Tavern

Phone: 210.222.2521

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

4 minute walk from venue: Directions

Good location. Known for being the oldest bar on the Riverwalk. Great burgers and beer. Open late night.

Paesanos Riverwalk

111 W Crockett, Ste 101

Website: Paesanos Riverwalk

Phone: 210.226.8490

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

4 minute walk from venue: Directions

Excellent location on the Riverwalk. Classic Italian and contemporary Mediterranean menu. Known for it’s Shrimp Paesano appetizer.

The County Line BBQ

111 W. Crockett Street, #104

Website: The County Line

Phone: 210.229.1941

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

4 minute walk from venue: Directions

Excellent location on the Riverwalk. Decent barbecue.

Lüke

125 East Houston Street

Website: Lüke

Phone: 210.227.5853

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

10 minute walk or 3 minute drive from venue: Directions

New Orleans style seafood menu. Happy hour from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM daily (8:00 PM on weekends) gets you 1/2 off beer and wine, and 50-cent oysters.

Casa Rio

430 E. Commerce Street

Website: Casa Rio

Phone: 210.225.6718 Yelp Reviews

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

3 minute walk from venue: Directions

Very famous and popular Mexican restaurant. Also offers dinner cruises. Call ahead to reserve.

Biga on the Banks

203 St Mary’s Street at Market Street

Website: Biga on the Banks

Phone: 210.225.0722

Prices: $$$ Yelp Reviews

7 minute walk from venue: Directions

Highly recommended with great ambiance and great food. Located in a quiet section of the Riverwalk. Patio dining available.

Ocho at the Hotel Havana

1015 Navarro Street

Website: Ocho

Phone: 210.222.2008

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

12 minute walk or 3 minute drive from venue: Directions

Highly recommended. Cocktails and Cuban cuisine at the Museum Reach section of the Riverwalk. Private and free on-site parking.

Restaurant Gwendolyn

152 E. Pecan, #100

Website: Restaurant Gwendolyn

Phone: 210.222.1849

Prices: $$$$ Yelp Reviews

11 minute walk or 4 minute drive from venue: Directions

Beautiful location at the Museum Reach section of the Riverwalk featuring all locally sourced ingedients. 3 and 5 course menus priced from $55 to $75. Receive a $20 discount Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 5:30-6:30 PM.

Las Canarias at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio

112 College Street

Website: Las Canarias

Phone: 210.518.1000

Prices: $$$ Yelp Reviews

7 minute walk or 2 minute drive from venue: Directions

Beautiful view of the Riverwalk and known for it’s Sunday brunch.

Durty Nelly’s

200 South Alamo Street

Website: Durty Nelly’s

Phone: 210.224.3343

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

4 minute walk from venue: Directions

Fun Irish pub with typical bar fare. Piano entertainment nightly.

Street Level Near the Riverwalk

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood

219 East Houston Street

Website: Bohanan’s

Phone: 210.472.2600

Prices: $$-$$$$ Yelp Reviews

7 minute walk or 2 minute drive from venue: Directions

Lunch, Dinner, Specialty Bites, and Late Night menus available. Excellent jazz bands. Very highly recommended.

Hotel Emma — Supper Restaurant, Sternewirth Bar, & Larder Market

136 East Grayson Street (short cab ride or take a Rio Taxi to the Pearl)

Website: Hotel Emma — Supper Restaurant, Sternewirth Bar, & Larder

Phone: 210.448.8300

Prices: $-$$$ Yelp Reviews

8 minute drive from venue: Directions

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is available at Supper. Larder Market carries impeccable sandwiches and prepared foods. Very highly recommended.

Il Sogno Osteria

200 East Grayson Street (short cab ride)

Website: Il Sogno Osteria

Phone: 210.223.3900

Prices: $$$ Yelp Reviews

6 minute drive from venue: Directions

Magnificent five-star Italian food. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Menu changes often. Impeccable service. Very highly recommended.

Brigid

803 S. St. Mary’s Street (short cab ride)

Website: Brigid Restaurant

Phone: 210.263.7885

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

7 minute drive from venue: Directions

One of Southtown’s newest restaurants, Brigid is known for its fish, artfully conceived salads and vegetable dishes, and its fabulous foie gras torchon appetizer. Menu changes often. Highly recommended.

The Last Word

229 East Houston Street, #10 (Take elevator to the bottom floor)

Website: The Last Word

Phone: 210.314.1285

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

7 minute walk or 2 minute drive from venue: Directions

Cocktails only. Located next door to Bohanan’s. A very private and hidden cocktail bar open daily from 4:00 PM to 1:30 AM. Their menu offers 15 cocktails on draft, including a great assortment of champagnes and beers.

Zinc Bistro & Bar

207 North Presa Street

Website: Zinc Bistro & Bar

Phone: 210.224.2900

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

5 minute walk or 2 minute drive from venue: Directions

Owned by Boudro’s. 1/2 price appetizers during happy hour Monday – Friday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Fabulous private wine cellar room.

Morton’s Steakhouse

300 East Crockett Street (just steps from the Menger ballroom)

Website: Morton’s Steakhouse

Phone: 210.228.0700

Prices: $$-$$$$ Yelp Reviews

1 minute walk from venue: Directions

Affordable Bar Bites menu Sunday – Friday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM to close. (Not as good since the Landry’s buyout. Beware.)

Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia

218 Produce Row

Website: Mi Tierra

Phone: 210.225.1262

Prices: $-$$ Yelp Reviews

19 minute walk or 5 minute drive from venue: Directions

Open 24/7/365. Lots of fun and excellent. Great mariachi bar.

La Frite Belgian Bistro

728 South Alamo Street

Website: La Frite

Phone: 210.224.7555

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

13 minute walk or 4 minute drive from venue: Directions

Traditional Belgian/French fare. Adjacent wine bar offering a French inspired wine list and Belgian beers. Happy hour Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Bliss

926 South Presa Street (short cab ride)

Website: Bliss

Phone: 210.225.2547

Prices: $$$ Yelp Reviews

5 minute drive from venue: Directions

Fabulous contemporary American cuisine in an amazing setting. Open for dinner from 5:30 PM. Closed Sunday and Monday. Menu changes daily. Highly recommended.

Feast

1024 S Alamo Street (short cab ride)

Website: Feast

Phone: 210.354.1024

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

18 minute walk or 4 minute drive from venue: Directions

Award-winning hip and trendy tapas and small plates restaurant in Southtown. Great food, great cocktails, craft beers, and a seasonally changing menu at excellent prices.

Stella Public House

1414 S Alamo Street, Ste. 103

Website: Stella Public House

Phone: 210.277.7047

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

6 minute drive from venue: Directions

Great menu featuring artisan wood-fired pizzas, appetizers, salads, and house-made cheeses made with fresh local farm ingredients alongside an excellent selection of craft beers on tap and fabulous wines.

Rosarios

910 South Alamo Street

Website: Rosarios

Phone: 210.223.1806

Prices: $$ Yelp Reviews

15 minute walk or 4 minute drive from venue: Directions

Excellent enchiladas, fish tacos, and shrimp nachos. Live music and great margaritas.

Schilo’s Delicatessen

424 E. Commerce Street

Website: Schilo’s Delicatessen

Phone: 210.223.6692

Prices: $ Yelp Reviews

3 minute walk or 2 minute drive from venue: Directions

Authentic German cuisine since 1917.

Denny’s Riverwalk

903 E. Commerce Street

Website: Denny’s Riverwalk

Phone: 210.223.4321

Prices: $ Yelp Reviews

8 minute walk or 2 minute drive from venue: Directions

Open 24/7 serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Short Drive from the Menger

Soluna

7959 Broadway Street, Ste. 204

Website: Soluna

Phone: 210.930.8070

Prices: $$$ Yelp Reviews

13 minute drive from venue: Directions

The best and most consistent Mexican food in San Antonio. Fantastic dinner menu and great atmosphere. Known for it’s margaritas, excellent fajitas, superb shrimp, and Rajas Poblanas. Very highly recommended.