At Le Chat Noir Eatery, owner and head chef Lynn Oefinger refuses to let her cooking lapse into routine. In addition to constantly updating the menus to incorporate seasonal ingredients, she fully commits her attention to seemingly minute details, making caesar salad dressing from scratch and branding her initials into every steak. As she told San Antonio Express News in 2011, "if you take time to make it something special, people will appreciate it."
A graduate of the Texas Culinary Academy, she uses her formally refined techniques to give traditional American dishes a fusion flair, coating a po boy's shrimp in Japanese panko breadcrumbs and spicing a duck breast with Indian chai.
Wooden beams line the white walls and ceiling of the dining room, which remain clean and blank except for a few pieces of framed artwork and an art nouveau thermostat. Sheer, gauzy curtains gently filter out lights shone through the window by search-and-rescue teams specializing in endangered crème brûlée.
Cool Cafe in San Antonio is known for its tasty eats. Dieters beware — Cool Cafe does not offer low-fat cuisine. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Cool Cafe's full bar. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Cool Cafe's patio. Wifi here is on the house. If space is what you're looking for, Cool Cafe has plenty of room for larger parties. Cool Cafe is a dog-friendly establishment, so bring your pup along.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Cool Cafe, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Cool Cafe for catering.
For easy dining, Cool Cafe provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Thrifty eaters will also love Cool Cafe's prices, which are generally below $15. Cool Cafe accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Cool Cafe since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Since 1980, chef Francois Maeder has crafted artful European entrees in Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery's scenic, forest-surrounded dining haven, prompting accolades from Esquire, TripAdvisor, and OpenTable. A creek bustles beneath the bridge leading to the dining room's entrance, flanked by oak trees and a spacious patio for alfresco dining. Inside, exposed brick and tall, floor-to-ceiling windows inculcate elegance, and a painstakingly built menu of pasta, meat, and fresh seafood dishes highlights options that are heart-healthy, like running from a bear or running after a cardiologist. By request, cooks can poach or charbroil certain entrees with a nonfat Santa Elena sauce of vegetables in a cabernet reduction. Crumpets' lineup of delectable baked goods charms sweet teeth by feeding them croissants, cakes, flans, and pastries, and rotating wines from around the world arrive monthly, like new moons and new presidents.
Tunes played on the harp or keyboard during musical performances on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays fill the air with pleasantly sonorous vibrations to match the ambrosial cuisine scents wafting overhead. For more primal culinary outings, diners may be tempted to accompany Chef Maeder on gourmet rafting trips, which carry attendees through canyons and campsites with the promise of palatable rations and lessons in catfish calls.
Take your taste buds on a trip to Europe! La Frite Belgian Bistro's Belgian fare is served steps from your front door. La Frite Belgian Bistro is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — La Frite Belgian Bistro has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Tots and tykes will be right at home at La Frite Belgian Bistro with its kid-approved food and ambience. Need room for one more? Add another to your party — La Frite Belgian Bistro is great for large groups. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in La Frite Belgian Bistro's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at La Frite Belgian Bistro — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Or, take your food to-go.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
A meal at La Frite Belgian Bistro will typically set you back about $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Enjoy a classy night out on the town with a glass of wine from Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar. Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. For those searching for something other than a beer or cocktail, be sure to scan the wine list. The bar also provides TVs in the bar area, so you can stay entertained with your drink of choice. Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. Al fresco eating options are also available at Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Wireless internet access is just a click away at Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar.
People tend to swarm the bar on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time. The bar has catering services as well. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
A typical meal at Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar will set you back less than $30.
For a taste of France, try Frederick's. Gluten-sensitive diners can still find plenty of options on Frederick's' menu, as can vegans. Frederick's diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Frederick's is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. At Frederick's, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Throwing a big party? Count on Frederick's to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Frederick's provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.