10 Date Night Hot Spots

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Our Favorites | 0 comments

It can be overwhelming and exhausting at times to search for a new restaurant that is romantic and has great food. So if you and your significant other are struggling to find a new restaurant for your next night out, look no further.

Here are 10 favorite date night spots among both locals and visitors.

Biga on the Banks

Biga on the Banks is a top-rated restaurant on the Riverwalk. This American cuisine has a slight Southern twist with menu items like habanero jerk scallops, South Texas antelope and Lockhart quail. You can sit outside and enjoy the view of the Riverwalk or sit inside with a warm atmosphere.

Bar 1919

An intimate bar inspired by the prohibition era. All their specialty cocktail use the freshest ingredients and are incredibly delicious. This is a great setting for a few after-dinner drinks. Bar 1919 was designed to be a speakeasy, so part of the fun is finding the entrance.


Located in the St. Anthony Hotel, Rebelle has a dazzling dining room and an exceptional seafood menu. The ambiance of Rebelle is remarkable featuring several chandeliers with the center chandelier bearing a cool blue light. They offer overnight shipped coastal seafood and farm-fresh produce.


A perfect setting to enjoy delightful Mexican food with a vibrant environment. This contemporary Mexican restaurant sits on the historic Riverwalk, where you can enjoy an uninterrupted view of the river. Acenar is open for lunch and dinner if you’d like to have an earlier date night.

Restaurant Gwendolyn

Dining at Restaurant Gwendolyn is a very striking experience. Everything that comes out of their kitchen is made by hand, the same methods used in 1850. All of the ingredients come from within a 150-mile radius. This noteworthy restaurant embraces the authenticity of the pre-industrial revolution in Europe. Having a cup of coffee here is an experience of its own.

Esquire Tavern

The Esquire Tavern opened in 1933, making it the oldest bar on the Riverwalk. Come for an intimate dinner and stay for the deliciously crafted cocktails. This unique establishment has a unique drink menu to match, with drink names like stage dives & fistfights, Fenway fairytales, and Bexar hug. A wonderful spot for a romantic date night.

Iron Cactus

Iron Cactus sits on the Riverwalk serving up contemporary Mexican food for over 20 years. Enjoy your dinner on the patio with the scenery of the river or dine inside within the lively environment. Iron Cactus has all the favorite Mexican dishes and more; crab-stuffed jalapenos, sizzling fajitas, chile Relleno. If you’re into tequila, there are over 30 tequila flights to choose from.


Paesanos on the Riverwalk is favored among visitors and locals alike. It’s located on the bend of the Riverwalk, while still having a remarkable view of the river. They have an extensive wine list from regions all over the world. Paesanos serves traditional Italian favorites like bruschetta and ravioli. 


As a go-to for fine dining, Bohanan’s does not disappoint. This outstanding steakhouse is a San Antonio gem. This is a perfect date night locale for a cozy dinner or to have a few drinks in one of their comfy couches. Experience an impeccable dinner with impeccable service. 


Bliss is a chef-owned restaurant serving upscale, contemporary American cuisine. Their menu emphasizes seasonal and fresh local ingredients, which results in a menu that changes seasonally. The atmosphere is relaxed yet elegant. The interior has charming exposed brick and the patio is surrounded by greenery. 

You will have a great date night at any of these establishments, or spend the summer trying them all! Remember to call a ride if you’re going to be drinking. Be safe and have fun!


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