Year in and year out, this restaurant serves outstanding food with admirable consistency. Not as well-known as many of San Antonio’s glitzier establishments, it has a large body of loyal customers who know its semi-hidden location at the back of a Broadway strip mall. The focus in this low-lit, comfortable dining room is on the cuisine rather than on the show. Chef-owner Frederick Costa was born in Vietnam but moved to France early on, and his cooking combines elements from both cultures. For starters, consider delicate and crispy spring rolls of shrimp, pork, and mushrooms; or escargots with Spanish chorizo. Entrees might include baked sea bass in truffle oil with artichoke hearts, or duck breast cooked in a sauce of green peppercorns and cognac. Save room—and time—for rich chocolate lava cake, served with fondant and cherry ice cream.