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20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar

Cuisine: Contemporary
Named for the Napa thoroughfare, 20nine has seduced the city’s wine wonks and seems to have tuned up its eats.
Open Mon. 3 p.m.-10 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 3 p.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 3 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar, San Antonio, TX

20nine Restaurant & Wine Bar Restaurant Review:

The restaurant gets its name from the highway that cleaves Napa Valley wine country, and its worldly wine flights are accordingly called “road trips.” Let your top down and take a cruise; the wines, no longer confined solely to California, are well-priced and there’s usually a convertible-conjuring breeze blowing through the outdoor seating space. The food was initially not as fine, but the latest chef seems to have tuned up the kitchen; encounters with cast-iron scallops with prosciutto, carrot purée and habanero caramel suggest that it’s now hitting on all cylinders. Wine-friendly small plates and entrées include tenderloin lollipops and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, while pastas such as orecchiette with meatballs and a pork chop flaunting grilled pineapple extend the driving range. A good way to ease into a full-out foray is to take advantage of the Monday-Friday happy hour (it starts at 3:30 p.m.) and its 25 percent-off wines, apps and pizzas.

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