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Dining Guide

Landrace

In the Thompson Hotel, Landrace targets upscale conventioneers and locals with a changing menu from executive chef Steve McHugh, of Cured. While imagination abounds, execution can be uneven. Beautifully bronzed scallops came with a lovely risotto-like orzo-and-corn mixture tied in a corn husk like a gift-wrapped tamal. But oysters (with buttery parsley toast) arrived overcooked in a too-strong New Orleans–style barbecue sauce. Overall, though, the seafood and fancy Wagyu steaks are perfect for a special occasion. A raclette—the traditional Swiss melted-cheese dish—was served table-side over grits as an accompaniment to bison short ribs (which tasted much like a very good pot roast—but cost $65).

City: San Antonio

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$$$

Rating: ★★

Address: 111 Lexington Ave., San Antonio, TX, 78205

Hours: L Mon–Fri. B & D 7 days.

Phone: 210-942-6026

Website: landracetx.com

Last updated: January 13, 2022