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Restaurant Gwendolyn

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Fri, 4/26
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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All plates served w/ 2 buns, slaw, & iced tea, Mexican coke, sprite or orange fanta for $2
spicy beef steam buns
Braised‎ 30 day dry aged grass fed beef from Shuddle Ranch, w/ garlic oil
pork belly steam buns
Braised pork belly seasoned w/ Chinese five spice served w/ a quick cucumber pickle & cilantro
charsiu steam buns
roasted pork tossed in a traditional Chinese charsui sauce toped w/ scallions
mushroom steam buns
Shiitake mushrooms seared in soy sauce & brown sugar w/ fresh ginger & scallions
tea egg
tomato egg drop soup
daily vegetable
Classic, Fine Dining, Strictly Local All perishable products from within a 150 mile radius. Everything made by hand as it was done in 1850, without electric machines. Everything made by the classic methods, using only preparations that existed in San Antonio in 1850. We are the reflection of Old Texas in a graceful, romantic setting by the river.
$30 - $125
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch
American, International
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent! No question that that is squared away. However, the experience is marred by the pretention of the place, the slowness of the service, the size of the portions, and the price. Increase the portion size, drop the attitude, and lower your...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I sincerely wanted to like this place. The SA food scene has a lot to be desired when compared with contemporaries in other states. Having lived on both the East & West coasts, I've been lucky enough to experience my fair share of tasting menus...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank natcarhay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning technique and brilliant execution. Intimate setting with flawless service. Grand tasting with wine pairing takes the pressure off of some complicated dishes. I'm fairly well traveled and was in fine dining for a decade, they exceeded very high expectations.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ted M
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

We searched for restaurants and this one did not come up on the Google search. How lucky were we to find this gem. Our wine pairing with the price fixed menu was perfection. The flavors and the tastes were matched so well and the service...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mom22smartchix
Reviewed February 28, 2019

We went to Gwendolyn’s for lunch. The aged beef burger was truly outstanding! The truffle fries added an entirely new dimension for a casual lunch affair. My husband thought the coffee made in a crazy German siphon was the best he ever had. The location....removed...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank lillypuggles
Reviewed February 21, 2019

My girlfriend and I decided to celebrate our anniversary in San Antonio and chose Restaurant Gwendolyn for dinner. The 5 course meal with wine pairing was a fantastic experience and we loved the concept of using no modern tools for food preparation. Overall the meal...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank K6664GKnickg
Reviewed January 11, 2019

We booked a table according to the reviews and have to say that we are lucky we did so. The five course menu was absolutely outstanding. Watching the chefs prepare the different dishes was a special experience as well. The atmosphere is intimate with a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank A4595ELwalters
Reviewed December 21, 2018

First, the staff was superb and very attentive throughout our dining experience. You would search far and wide to find similar superb service. We loved the initial courses, especially the mushroom soup. Upfront, when we ordered the 7-course meal, a staff member asked if we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank maxpr1
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Small 5-star restaurant (?) offering several interesting choices with different results. The service and presentation of every dish was outstanding; low noise level, allowing for easy conversation. Located downtown with convenient valet parking, but in spite of the menu description of the offerings, which may...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laura S
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Just on a hunch, we booked a table at this restaurant having found it on Google maps. Based on their website, we thought we had found just the right place for our last evening in San Antonio and were not disappointed. Exquisite! Locally sourced ingredients...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Jay F
May 10, 2016|
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Response from dduck62 | Reviewed this property |
Everyone I saw was in business casual. No one was in suits or elegant dress.
April 12, 2016|
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Response from Christine T | Reviewed this property |
If not within walking distance, they offer valet parking. Let them know when you make reservations. You won't be disappointed. Our concierge made the reservations and they called me back with preference questions to assure... More
June 30, 2015|
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Yes, call ahead. It couldn't hurt.
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