Whether you're looking for a place to take a first date or to go for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, a proposal, or just because, these San Antonio, Texas, restaurants are the most romantic in town. Think: patios with river views, intimate tables in wine cellars, and fondue.
The Grey Moss Inn in Helotes is where to go for a cozy, quiet night out with your sweetheart. It doesn't get much more romantic than this rustic and historic (founded back in 1929) haunt. If the weather permits, take your surf and turf and a bottle of red outside to the whimsical patio.
The Palm is a good fit for carnivorous couples. If you and your partner are keen to celebrate special occasions with quality cuts of meat, then this family-owned steakhouse in Downtown San Antonio is just the place. The atmosphere at The Palm is warm and inviting, not to mention the Majestic Theater and iconic Riverwalk are just outside its doors. Menu highlights include some of the best lobster and rib-eye in town.
Sometimes it's the scenery that makes a place romantic. Fig Tree sits on a sliver of prime San Antonio real estate: right on the serene river. If you don't come for the views, then come for the food. Fig Tree serves up everything from pan-seared sea bass to beef Wellington and duck confit, all on the finest china and crystal. How's that for romance?
It is not often that a chain restaurant can be described as "romantic," but The Melting Pot is deserving. After all, sharing a pot of chocolate fondue is a veritable bonding experience. There is, of course, cheese, too. You won't be the only one with this idea on Valentine's Day, so make your reservations several days in advance.
Just a short drive to the outskirts of town affords you the opportunity to eat at a real vineyard in a romantic setting (so romantic that it's been known to host many a wedding!). The Oak Valley Vineyard Restaurant is an upscale steak and seafood house located on a vineyard. Take your sweetie for a wine tasting or have the staff make suggestions for a food pairing. If possible, request a table in the intimate wine cellar basement.
Also on the River Walk, Las Canarias (located inside the Omni Hotel) boasts three stories of indoor dining, along with outside seating overlooking the water. For a daytime romantic date, check out the incredible champagne brunch. For some great people-watching later at night, order one of Las Canarias' signature margaritas and take it out to the patio. You can make your reservations online.
Another romantic option inside the Omni Hotel is its AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, Ostra, which is known for its oyster bar, wine list, and specialty tequilas.