6 Tasteful New Restaurants in San Antonio and Boerne
The strength and bravery of the human spirit, not to mention the desire to attain the American Dream has been alive and thriving even in the midst of a pandemic. These six new restaurants that popped up around San Antonio and Boerne within the last few months are proof of that. From fresh takes on Texas barbecue and Asian-American cuisine to French comfort food and everything in between, our city’s culinary scene is once again hitting its stride.
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Experience Boerne’s rich history at Richter Tavern, a second-floor 1920s industrial-themed bar and restaurant.
“This is where fine dining meets fun dining,” Patti Nelson said. “It's even dog-friendly so I might just have to take Mac sometime!”
Enjoy adult-beverages while savoring a fabulous selection of gourmet appetizers and a menu that rotates seasonally. The Tavern even projects classic silent movies on the wall and features a rooftop space where kids can toss bean bags.
153 S. Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006
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Vibrant and bustling with energy in the heart of the Pearl district, this quintessential French comfort food concept showcases simple, flavorful dishes from regions throughout France.
“The food is fantastic," Shelby Gambrell said, “but the service and ambiance are even better! It’s fun for me to utilize my degree in French, too!”
While most French restaurants are upscale, Mon Chou Chou offers an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere with full dinner options as well as simple hors d'oeuvres such as oysters, cheese plates and wine.
312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215
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Do not let the flamingo pink shipping container deter you. This walk-up restaurant, brought to you by the owners of popular Pinch Boil House and South BBQ & Kitchen, offers a unique combination of Southeast Asian Curry and classic Texas barbecue. Throw it all into a delicious rice bowl and you have a superb fusion of sweet, spicy, and smoky.
“It’s honestly ideal for the pandemic lifestyle we’re currently living in,” Tanner Nelson said, “since the dining is all outside.”
2334 N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78212
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This take on Asian-American cuisine is more than just pretty in pink. Located inside the historic Mueller House at The Pearl Brewery, it reflects the owner’s travels and features comfort food from her youth as a second-generation Chinese American.
“The exterior of the cute house alone is enough to make you stop in for a visit,” Patti said. “Once inside, the atmosphere is definitely fun and eclectic while the service is spot-on!”
With its wide variety of influences, Best Quality Daughter offers dishes like king crab, beef short ribs, twice baked bananas, and chorizo, and so much more. There is a little something for everyone, including a full bar menu complete with beer, wine and boozy boba.
602 Avenue A, San Antonio, TX 78215
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Welcome to the islands! This newest concept from the owner who brought us The Jerk Shack, features more delightful Caribbean flavors building on inspiration from the West Indies and Caribbean.
“I appreciate the customization Mi Roti offers,” Patti said. “The hot sauces that range from slight heat to mouth-on-fire are perfect for my family’s varying tastes.”
Named after a West Indian flatbread used to cradle savory street foods, customers can choose between sophisticated wraps or bowls filled with jerk chicken, rice, mango chutney, and more.
312 Pearl Parkway Building 6, San Antonio, TX 78215 miroti210.com
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Fitting for how life has been since early 2020, this “virtual restaurant” is a new concept that allows consumers to order from four established brands, Outlaw Burger, Mother Clucker, Firebelly Wings and HotBox by Wiz.
“Being completely virtual and delivered straight to your door, makes it quick, safe and convenient,” Shelby said. “With everything going virtual, we had to add it to the list!”
A ghost kitchen is a food business that operates in a restaurant space without the overhead cost of a dining room. Ghost Kitchens offers delicious, simple, and fun eats available at your fingertips, including popular favorites like Bone-In Honey Hot Wings from Firebelly Wings and Outlaw Burger’s 1/2 pound “The Gunslinger” burger.