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Colonial Room Restaurant

204 Alamo Plaza, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
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Ranked #47 of 4,108 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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85% Recommend
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English first
San Antonio
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The service and quality and selection of food was outstanding! You must try their signature warm bread pudding with rum cream sauce. It is to die for.

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Mesquite, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A great setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Staff friendly and very attentive. Fruits ripe, sausage gravy is devine at breakfast!

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Elkhart, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

During a recent stay at The Menger Hotel, I ate several meals at the Colonial Room. You must try their ice cream! I had the strawberry and it was amazing. Their breakfast buffet was great with plenty of choices including an omelet bar. The oatmeal, bacon and fresh fruit were all delicious. Their crab cakes are the best I've ever... More

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Houston, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Restaurant in the Menger Hotel: Our friend recommended we have lunch there, just up from the River Walk, near the River Center Mall and just down the street from the Alamo. The Lunch Buffet was excellent from the salad course through dessert and the best cup of coffee I have had in San Antonio. The buffet is all inclusive... More

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Columbus Oh
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stopped by the Menger hotel on a whim and had lunch there. The food was ok but not great. I had a Reuben - the bread was overly toasted, not grilled, and broke as I picked it up. The corned beef was alright, but again not great. My wife had a tuna salad sandwich that she liked but didn't... More

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Austin, TX
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a fantastic evening at the Colonial Room restaurant in the historic Menger Hotel on July 4th of this year. I did a lot of research on Trip Advisor and wanted to choose a restaurant that would please my husband and son who is about to leave for college. The menu looked very appealing, and the reviews were great.... More

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DeLand, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

On a recent Business Trip to San Antonio my wife & I stayed at The Historic Menger Hotel. We chose to eat breakfast at the hotel's Colonial Room Restaurant for convenience but were quite pleased with the quality of the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant historic like the hotel. Based on our breakfast experience, on the second evening... More

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hectorvenegas, General Manager at Colonial Room Restaurant, responded to this review

We want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Trip Advisor.. The ladies and gentlemen of our staff will be pleased that their efforts toward exemplary guest satisfaction were recognized. Fernando is truly a talented musician and enjoys the interaction with our guests. We hope to have the opportunity to meet when you return to... More

santa fe new mexico
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My family an I enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch, at the colonial room restaurant. The gourmet buffet was delicious. To top of our wonderful visit, our wonderful food was accompanied by beautiful classical guitar music, played by Mr. Fernando Santa Fe. We absolutely loved his music and definitely will be coming back to here him play.

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our family from Mexico city came to visit us two months ago, we decided to take them to one of the most historic and famous hotels in San Antonio "The Menger Hotel". Sunday branch at the Colonial Room was a wonderful experience, we were very pleased in every aspect, food, service and atmosphere. Kids loved the homemade waffles and mango... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The historic hotel is beautiful. The food and service in the Colonial Room was excellent. Our surprise was the music of classic guitarist Fernando Santa Fe. Thank you for a wonderful evening in San Antonio.

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