The Moon’s Daughters
With an expansive view and a menu to match, this new rooftop destination (twenty floors up at the Thompson San Antonio hotel) is a sleek, romantic addition to downtown dining. The long, glittering bar drives the hype, but the food shines far brighter than standard bar nibbles. Try this: Noteworthy textures and bright flavors are the hallmarks of the high-concept Med menu: think pillowy, deeply savory straw-and-hay gnudi (gnocchi’s lesser known ricotta-based sibling). Or über-crunchy calamari so laden with lemon zest and preserved lemon that the squid almost sings on the plate. For something more substantial, the sesame-coated-schnitzel sandwich is a delight, while the black bass filet, while not as exciting, certainly satisfies. Keep in mind: Reservations are a must, as this is the rooftop to land upon these days.
City: San Antonio