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Bella on the River

106 River Walk St. Send to Phone
210-404-2355 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Romance awaits a few steps above the River Walk.
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Cuisine
Open
Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment
  • Reservations suggested weekends
  • Romantic setting

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Bella on the River Restaurant Review

: Once housing a somewhat scruffy restaurant a few steps up from the River Walk, the cave-like space that harbors Bella now seems an asset, one that emphasizes romance over rusticity. The kitchen has been spiffed up, too, both physically and in terms of its output. The young chef may still be inexperienced, but his daily specials show real promise --- lamb meatballs being a case in point. The regular menu, initially consisting of an around-the-world hit parade of dishes, also shows signs of slow evolution. The chef’s way with fish is showcased in Texas redfish with Brussels sprouts purée and steelhead trout with braised fennel. Calamari and steak Diane have thankfully been purged; our vote is to do the same with paella. But come dessert time, you would be remiss in not trying the stalwart lemon and olive oil cake. A few decent wines are available as well.

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