Noted food writer M.F.K. Fisher once wrote, "Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." That explains why a romantic dinner with your significant other is such a popular way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
If you’re looking for the perfect venue, here are six of our favorite restaurants in San Antonio that are sure to satisfy.
1. McAdoo's Seafood Company
196 N. Castell Ave
Creole and Cajun cooking are treats for all the senses, and you'll find some of the best at McAdoo's. Located just 15 minutes from Springs at Creekside Apartments McAdoo's is housed in the historic century-old post office building downtown, which gives it a feel of elegance and grandeur. The menu features fresh fish and seafood, such as halibut, mahi-mahi and crawfish, served in classic Texas Creole or New Orleans Cajun style.
2. 20Nine Restaurant and Wine Bar
255 E. Basse Rd
20Nine is a sophisticated, but comfortable, restaurant located in Alamo Quarry Market, the upscale lifestyle center. The fresh, seasonal cuisine is designed for pairings with more than 600 wines that are available by the bottle. Favorite dishes include beef tenderloin tartare, gourmet pizza and sweet-tea-brined chicken.
3. Pesto Ristorante
15179 Judson Rd
Italian cooking is one of the world's most romantic cuisines. Pesto, a short 10 minutes from Springs at Live Oak, guarantees that you’ll have your Italian food cravings completely satisfied. A Valentine's Day dinner of pasta, seafood or steak would not be complete without one of Pesto’s luscious tiramisus or slices of Godiva chocolate cake.
125 E. Houston St
Luke, in the heart of the city's iconic River Walk, is celebrity chef John Besh's first venture outside his native Louisiana. Chef Besh adds his passion for authentic New Orleans cooking to classic German and French cuisine in dishes such as chicken liver mousse, steak frites and duck andouille.
5. Gino's East Pizza
13846 N. Interstate 35
When it comes to sharing food, is there anything better than pizza? Gino's East, five minutes away from Springs at Live Oak, serves their signature deep dish pizza along with gourmet thin crust style. Enjoy the decadent Diavola, made with spicy pepperoni, mozzarella, basil and white truffle oil, or a hearty Gino's Supreme with sausage, onions, green pepper and mushrooms.
300 E. Travis St
Rebelle, located in the luxury St. Anthony Hotel, has regained its place atop the list of San Antonio's premier dining destinations. Its on-point blend of food and ambiance earned it the #1 ranking in USA Today's "10 Best Romantic Restaurants in San Antonio." The menu features a dozen elegant and delicious small plates that are perfect for sharing.
What's your favorite Valentine's Day restaurant? Share it with us in the comments!