An early adopter of the shared plates concept, this culinary pioneer has never lost its touch, continuing year after year to fashion simple, pleasing dishes that are understated yet “elevated.” The constantly changing menu offers a three-course prix-fixe menu, along with a la carte and main dish offerings like cider-braised Kurobuta pork shank, green chile orzo mac and cheese, and vegetarian risotto with grilled portobello mushrooms. Lunchtime stars include crispy duck spring rolls or Silo’s signature chicken-fried oysters with mustard hollandaise. Downstairs, at sister restaurant Nosh, guests snack on small-plate fare and fun items like pizza, chicken wings, and wild-boar sliders. At the Silo bar, also downstairs, guests may order from the full Silo menu. Now called Silo Alamo Heights to distinguish it from the newer Silo arrivals (one in Stone Oak at Loop 1604, another downtown in the Fairmont Hotel, 401 S. Alamo St.), this first still shines.