This Texas hotel’s exquisite restaurant has been named one of the nation’s best hotel restaurants

The exquisite restaurant at a Texas hotel has been named one of the nation’s best hotel restaurants. The publisher recently unveiled his selection for the best hotel restaurants in the country.

The flagship restaurant of the Emma hotel Supper was the only Texas facility on the prestigious list. Commissioned by Chef John Brand, the farm-to-table bistro offers a refined American menu “guided by flavor, season and what feels good at the center of a table shared with friends,” reads the restaurant website.

The popular San Antonio Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Supper is generally open on statutory holidays and offers special menu items.

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Fodor’s editors have taken special care in congratulating the hotel on employing a full-time culinary concierge who calls guests prior to arrival to plan their culinary itinerary.

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The Emma Hotel is the centerpiece of San Antonio’s historic Pearl District, which was built on the site of the famous Pearl Brewing Company, a brewery founded in 1883 in downtown San Antonio.

Now home to 23 independent restaurants and the third campus of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the historic Pearl District is the hub of the Alamo town culinary scene and has a rugged route food-focused events.

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The Emma Hotel was built from the bones of the 19th century brewery. Hotel namesake Emma Koehler kept the brewery afloat through the ban after her husband, brewery president Otto Koehler, was fatally shot by his purported mistress, San Antonio magazine detailed in a piece on it.

“Hotels are no longer just for tourists, but a real gathering place for everyone,” Hotel Emma CEO and CEO Bill Petrella told Fodor’s. “As the definition of luxury has changed, travelers are looking for new, fresh and authentic experiences and want to experience local culture and get a feel for the food, the people and the sense of the place.”

Here are the top 11 hotel and restaurants in the country, according to Fodor’s Travel:

  • The Garden Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa, New York City, New York

  • Market Steakhouse, St Francis Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Land at Hidden Pond Resort, Kennebunkport, Maine

  • Campo at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

  • The Elysian Bar, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Zero Restaurant + Bar at the Zero George Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina

  • Cheyenne Club at the Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming

  • The restaurant at the Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia

  • Emma Hotel in Pearl, San Antonio, Texas

  • Octagon, Palmetto Bluff Montage, Bluffton, South Carolina

See the full list here.

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