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Colonial Room Restaurant

204 Alamo Plaza, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
210-225-6196
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Ranked #40 of 4,141 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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Round Rock, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Zachary, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

you can can choose from a lavish buffet or order from the menu. Breakfast for two was around $25 ordered from the menu. I chose the Colonial Room breakfast taco and was very pleased. My friend ordered eggs and the French Toast. The coffee cups stayed full and the waitress was very attentive. Make a reservation for breakfast as there... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Menger hotel in San Antonio is known for Teddy Roosevelt, but the hotel restaurant is known for the Sunday buffet. Had excellent beef and chicken, my wife had salmon and shrimp. We both had nice vegetables, salads, and dessert (with Mimosas for relaxation). With a senior discount, we enjoyed quite a breakfast/lunch.

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Harker Heights, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Restaurant is great except if you want a good quality steak. Steak dinners go for around $27 and after eating 2 different cuts of steak here, I will NEVER allow myself to be robbed by them again. Also, the chocolate cake was very dry. Everything else my husband and I tried was very good, and the service was PHENOMENAL!! The... More 

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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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