Il Sogno isn't the only Andrew Weissman restaurant at the Pearl Brewery complex that gets rave reviews. The Sandbar offers some of the best seafood in San Antonio. The restaurant holds down a bright, modern, minimalist space adjacent to the Full Goods Building, just across the parking lot from the banks of the Museum Reach of the River Walk. The urban feel of its interior space is light and airy, just like the light, fresh food served here. The restaurant flies in 10 to 15 types of oysters from both the east and west coasts. There are also fresh lobster, caviar, diver scallops and shrimp. Favorite starters are the ceviche and the lobster rolls. Sandbar daily specials, like whole grilled redfish, are created with a light hand—nothing overdone or overplayed here, just fresh fare. Like Il Sogno, Sandbar doesn't accept reservations; however, you can call ahead to put your name on a waiting list and then stroll around The Pearl or stand on the banks of the river while you wait. I like having lunch here after a Saturday morning at the farmer's market just outside The Sandbar's front door. You can be sure Chef Weissman and his staff often forage there for fresh, local ingredients. Remember not to fill up too much on The Sandbar's fabulous artisan breads; you'll want to save room for the house-made seasonal desserts.
San Antonio› Restaurant
Pearl Brewery, Ste. 117
Our Rating Neighborhood Pearl Brewery/Midtown/Tobin Hill Hours Tues–Sat 11:30am–10pm Phone 210/222-2426 Prices Main courses $16–$45 Cuisine Type Seafood Web site The Sandbar
MapPearl Brewery, Ste. 117 San Antonio
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