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“very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Colonial Room Restaurant

Colonial Room Restaurant
204 Alamo Plaza, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)
210-225-6196
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Ranked #49 of 4,090 restaurants in San Antonio
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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.
houston, texas
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Take a break from the Riverwalk tourist restaurants. Colonial Room has been here a century, still excellent service and very good food. Just a block off the river it is an oasis of calm and nice break from the Tex-Mex.

Visited June 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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76 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Amazing breakfast buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Fresh fresh fresh, berries, omelets, bacon, sausage, pastries, and the best OJ I've had in a long time. Super nice people.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointing experience.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Food mediocre. The service was slow; entrees arrived at odd intervals, some people were served the incorrect meal or salad, and the flavors were bland, also overpriced. Beautiful setting but did not make up for the disappointing experience of the meal. Would not return or recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Just ok”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

If it wasnt for the guitar player, I probably wouldnt come back. He is very entertaining. I went there for their Sunday Brunch. The place was half empty and it took them about 10 minutes to seat me. Service was very unattentive. My juice glass was empty for a very long time until I had to ask for refill. Other than their homemade bread pudding, the buffet options were not satisfying. The omelette cook was very friendly (even more than my server). Valet parking service is terrible even though it is complimentary.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely the BEST!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

If you want a phenomenal breakfast, go here! The best Eggs Benedict and the Breakfast Buffet with Omelet Station, for approx. $16.95 per adult and much less for kiddos, can not be beat!! You can also order off the very reasonable menu. Lunch is fantastic also, as well as dinner. Do not forget the Chocolate Chip Cookies!! The service is impeccable. Come hungry and leave VERY happy! Simply one of the best in town.

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