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The crispy-skinned steelhead trout.
Photograph by John Davidson

The neighborhood goes global at this citrus-fresh Castle Hills spot. Using seasonal ingredients and pristine techniques, husband-and-wife team John and Elise Russ create bright flavors and beautiful plates with city-wide appeal. Chef Russ (formerly at Lüke) takes inspiration from Southern traditions but sneaks in a good dollop of world-wide influence. Thus creamy, just-so cheesy polenta grits (whimsically topped with pea tendrils) provide a perfect foil for buttery trumpet mushrooms with braised chicken thighs. Paper-thin beets, dressed with Gorgonzola dulce, bloom like a spring garden; salt cod fritters with lemon exude flavor and crunch. Whatever else, don’t leave without dessert: pastry chef Elise’s cardamom cake doughnuts with coffee ice cream will put you in a quandary: eat all three now or take one home for breakfast? Dove-gray walls with bold graphics keep the vibe current and casual for diners of all ages and groupings.

City: San Antonio


Drinks: Beer & wine

Price: $$$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 2195 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio, TX, 78213

Hours: D Tue–Sat.

Phone: 210-503-5121

Website: https://www.clementine-sa.com/

Last updated: March 14, 2018