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Colonial Room Restaurant

204 Alamo Plaza, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
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Ranked #43 of 4,157 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Built as an addition to the original hotel and later remodeled by San Antonio architect Atlee B. Ayres in 1912, the Colonial Room Restaurant reflects the prevailing neoclassical style of its time. Decades of elaborate balls and parties have been hosted in this room.Among the celebrities who have dined here are Presidents Grant and McKinley, Robert E. Lee, and French actress Sarah Bernhardt. The Colonial Room Restaurant's famous mango ice cream was served at both of President Clinton’s inaugurations. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Colonial Room Restaurant features a fabulous noontime brunch and traditional entrees such as prime rib au jus and lamb shank with linguini. Don't miss the popular Sunday brunch buffet, which tastes even better at a table in the garden courtyard.
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I loved the fact that this restaurant is located in the Menger hotel which made it convenient while staying there. It had white linen tablecloths and the service was excellent. A little dressier than restaurants I usually go to but while staying at the Menger I would splurge. I got the tortilla soup for a starter and it was very... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Incredibly this restaurant has a myriad of good reviews. I guess it's possible that we just caught the colonial room on a bad night. A really terrible, stunningly bad night. We walked into an almost entirely empty restaurant, where we there was no one attending the front desk. We waited and after a few minutes we almost missed the whole... More 

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Glendive, Montana
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192 reviews 192 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My wife and I dined at the Colonial Room Restaurant while staying at the Menger Hotel over the New Year holiday. We had the lunch brunch and it was small but very tasty. Salmon and London broil were the meat choices, beans and garlic potatoes were the vegetable choices. A couple of salads and soups were also offered, as well... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had a late lunch. The sandwiches were quite good. The bread was fresh. I would order mine again. The french fries were the spicy, peppered kind. Cajun seasoning? They were nice but probably of the frozen kind. Now teh desert, the mango ice cream, was excellent.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were in San Antonio for our son's air force BMT graduation. He was lucky to have town liberty on Sunday so we wanted to find an extra nice place for brunch. Of course we forgot that we would likely need a reservation on a busy weekend. Thank you so much to the hostess who set up an extra table... More 

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League City, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love the ambience of the Menger, the restaurant is very grand and takes you back to another time when life was simpler. Great service, wonderful food, room service was awesome too

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san antonio, texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I loved the history of the Menger Hotel and the Colonial Room restaurant. The menu offers a good selection at reasonable prices but the real plus is the historic interior looking out on a beautiful courtyard. The room is light, airy and relaxing. It's one of those gems that more people should find out about and visit.

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Austin, TX
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had dinner plans so I was disappointed that we couldn't try it in the evening, but it sure looked lovely and romantic. We did have breakfast and the buffet had tons of choices and was really good.

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Kilmarnock, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Good grits, bacon, biscuit, and omelet mdse to order. Coffe was excellent, anf the staff never let me see the bottom of my cup.

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Fort Myers
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great Friday seafood buffet! Good variety of menu! Great breakfast too! Some events in restaurant like Ghost tour so check with the restaurant.

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Address: 204 Alamo Plaza, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 210-225-6196
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown

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