It had been many years, since we were last in San Antonio. Back in the mid-‘70s, we spent many wonderful days there during Fiesta Week. We’d usually get the Rex Allen Suite at the Gunther Hotel and partake of the various events and parades. Then, we moved to Colorado and only drove through San Antonio, usually just to dine at La Fogata. Last week, we were heading back for the first real visit in decades. I made a request for info on fine-dining, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/565942, and got several recommendations.
We only had two nights of dining on our own, as we had events that we needed to attend, so I narrowed down the recommendations to two: Le Rêve, http://www.restaurantlereve.com/ and Las Canarias, http://www.omnihotels.com/Home/FindAH.... These two were chosen, based on the recommendations, on their menus and their proximity to the Marriott Riverwalk, where we were staying.
San Antonio had changed. The Gunther is now a Sheraton, and looks like it’s had another major renovation, since we last stayed there. Do not know if the Rex Allen Suite is still in existence, but hope so. The Riverwalk has expanded greatly and some places that we knew are gone. Many, many new ones have been added. The Riverwalk was definitely a vibrant place, though there is a decided wealth of mid-level dining locations. Judging by the crowds, these seem to be what most tourists are seeking, so I guess that the city is doing something correctly. Back up at street level, some things do not seem to be going quite as well, especially when one gets only a couple of blocks from the River Center development. Still, the Riverwalk was very busy and most of the restaurants there seemed to be filled.
Now, for the reviews: