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The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar

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Downtown
American, Mexican, Café
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200 S Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 270-0786
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Relax and enjoy a meal or drinks at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar...
Relax and enjoy a meal or drinks at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar. Where each guest is treated as family and served a superior product sourced from local farms whenever possible. As an approved site for Culinary Institute of America Externs, we support next generation culinary artists, strive to maintain the highest standards of service. We hope you enjoy our food and hospitality!
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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service!

I was with a group of 8. They seated us promptly. The server put up with our group of women which quite frankly can be very demanding and persnickety. Our server (Melissa P.) was very patient. The food was excellent. I had the braised pork belly with fried polenta and spicy watermelon. I Really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Lambchop57
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was with a group of 8. They seated us promptly. The server put up with our group of women which quite frankly can be very demanding and persnickety. Our server (Melissa P.) was very patient. The food was excellent. I had the braised pork belly with fried polenta and spicy watermelon. I Really love having something different for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Walter helped me so many times on this visit to navigate through the hotel during an event, he was so cheerful and helpful and brightened my day :). Its a beautiful facility and was a wonderful visit :)

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Tulia, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The breakfast buffet had combination samples of everything on the menu. You knew it was prepared by a high quality chef because the complexity of the dishes and the favors. Superbly prepared food!

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Bolivar, Ohio
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151 reviews 151 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We ate breakfast here twice while staying at the Hilton...its located on the lower level of the hotel at the rivers edge and has a wonderful view. The breakfast buffet was good($20) nothing to rave about but was nice food, big variety of pastries, fruit, and made to order omlettes. I do wish that they had more hot options and... More 

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Aberfitchgr534, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. You're correct; our view is a real treat, especially while enjoying our breakfast buffet. With the early morning slow-paced River Walk, it really gives you a chance to sit back and enjoy the view and meal. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast... More 

Gorham, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I really enjoyed the beef fajita salad. My companion enjoyed the deviled eggs and fried mozzarella. The waitstaff was very attentive. It is fun people-watching on the Riverwalk, for sure.

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mainegirl_207802, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so glad to hear you had a delicious meal with us. Our kitchen is always coming up with new and exciting dishes for our patrons to enjoy, as they look out onto the River Walk. Our staff, kitchen and scenic location combine to create a one-of-a-kind... More 

Fort Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I travel quite a bit (as you can see from my reviews) for my job... It typically happens that for one reason or another, I get a bite to eat "in between" traditional lunch and dinner times and "seemingly" become the only guy in the room (ok, maybe a few more patrons).. For "restaurant folks" this can actually be hard..... More 

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar, responded to this review

Lefty-BassPlayer, Thank you for your raving review! Our staff, including Moriah, is the best in the business when it comes to making guests feel at home and exceeding any and all expectations. We are thankful for the team we have. Being a restaurant in such a scenic location, our menu has been crafted to match the setting. From San Antonio... More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Loved everything about our dinner! We have been here on several occasions since our first experience of just walking by and saw the Hh menu and price fix menu. The margaritas were amazing- the price fix meal Prime Rib was wonderful and the service was exceptional! our Server Ashley was great! - She was very personable and attentive! Arnold the... More 

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Kenna R., We are honored to be your favorite spot on the River Walk! Our staff, Arnold and Ashley included, go to great lengths to ensure we are attentive to your needs and provide you with a memorable experience each time. And, you're 100% correct; our prime rib is absolutely fantastic. Our executive chef is a master of perfection... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My boyfriend and decided to try a restaurant we hadn't been to before, on previous trips to San Antonio. We decided upon the River's Edge. The service was excellent and the food was great too! We appreciated the 3-course meal option - salad, entree, dessert.

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Noodles3603, It is great to hear of your wonderful experience with us! Our 3-course menu options are very popular on the River Walk and we are glad you had an opportunity to try it for yourself. Additionally, our staff continuously ensures that each guest is cared for and has their expectations exceeded. We pride ourselves on a creative culinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were snowed in for a day. Starving after spending the day trying to get another flight out we stumbled upon this delightful restaurant. The food was delicious, the presentation excellent, the desserts sumptuous and dare I mention the many flavored margaritas!! Truly a San Antonio experience worth the hold over. Thank you to Melissa P. for her friendly recommendations

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear Askdreno, It is great to hear how fabulous your experience with us was! We look forward to entertaining you with delicious meals, exciting beverages and world-class service. Our Executive Chef, James Bocanegra, is always coming up with fresh and new options for our guests and it is always a hit. Thank you for taking the time to recognize Melissa's... More 

Derby, Kansas
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

While staying at the Hilton Palacio del Rio, the best part about being Hilton Honors Gold was getting the wonderful breakfast at the River's Edge Cafe. There was an abundance of fresh fruit, yogurt, made-to-order omelettes and much more served buffet style. Very attentive service. All this comes with a view right along the river walk.

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Zain B, Public Relations Manager at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar, responded to this review

Dear NancyinDerby, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. As an honored HHonors member, we look to satisfy your needs and wants, before you even realize them! With our variety of fresh and interesting meal options, we aim to ensure you start your stay off the right way. Additionally, are staff's goal is to make sure you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 S Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (210) 270-0786

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican, Café

Description

Relax and enjoy a meal or drinks at The River's Edge Cafe and Patio Bar. Where each guest is treated as family and served a superior product sourced from local farms whenever possible. As an approved site for Culinary Institute of America Externs, we support next generation culinary artists, strive to maintain the highest standards of service. We hope you enjoy our food and hospitality!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?