11. OlorosoPerhaps San Antonio's most sophisticated kitchen, Oloroso is located inside a freestanding Art-Deco building in the Southtown neighborhood. Appetizers — duck confit, Hudson Valley foie gras, oysters Rockefeller with lardo — reflect Chef Josh Cross's hand in some of the world's most lauded kitchens. He's cooked in the restaurants of Mario Batali and Jean-Georges Vongerichten and also worked at the triple-Michelin-starred Restaurant Alain Ducasse and New York's Gramercy Tavern. His Oloroso entrees offer diners a choice of finely prepared fish, chicken, steak, duck, lamb, or rabbit. An early three-course prix-fixe menu is a boon to those with Champagne taste and a cola budget.
Restaurants have always been popular spots for proposals, decent and otherwise. This classy eatery, named to commemorate a local legend about lost love, looks out upon the Texas Hill Country from floor-to-ceiling windows. It's located inside Westin La Cantera, about 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio. Francesca's provides a subtle, sensual setting for questions to be popped along with Champagne as day fades to night. The ambitious menu, originally conceived by Chef Mark Miller of Santa Fe's Coyote Café and now focused on sustainable farm-to-table fare, is a matter of taste. Yet it hardly matters. For this one night, you will live on love.
On the River Walk inside La Villita Historic Arts Village, the Fig Tree is another romantic spot popular for proposals. Whether you dine inside or out, tables are covered in white linen and dressed with fine china and sparkling crystal. Elaborate fare that requires a deft chef's touch — beef wellington, rack of lamb, duck breast — characterizes the menu. And do leave room for dessert. Whether you opt for bananas foster over vanilla ice cream or baked Alaska, your selection will be fired up at your table. The rest is up to you.