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Colonial Room Restaurant

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204 Alamo Plz, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205-2604
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Cedar Hill, Texas
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday, we had the typical hot buffet - eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, French toast, biscuits, fruit, oatmeal, coffee and juice. It was awesome. Sunday was a brunch to include prime rib, ham, the best bread pudding I have ever had! Well worth the money!

Thank Leeayn
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the huevos rancheros, and it was wonderful. They do have a breakfast buffet, but I never eat enough to make a buffet worthwhile. The restaurant would have received a 5 star rating, but my server never refilled my coffee cup. I had asked for the check when the food was brought as I had to catch a flight out... More 

Thank Cora W
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant, in the Menger Hotel probably never served Teddy, but the adjoining bar is where TR recruited his Rough Riders before heading off to take part in the Spanish American War. The hotel is a historic "gem" and the restaurant is charming. Be sure to try to sit in the alcove near the curved windows overlooking the garden. Ask... More 

Thank Steven S
Bay City, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The Colonial Room Restaurant is located inside the historical Mengar Hotel. It is a very nice restaurant where you can come as you are or be as "fancy" as you would like. The breakfast buffet is delicious, with fresh fruit, pastries and made to order eggs.

Thank Texasluvbirds
Waco, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The Colonial Room at the Menger was great, really enjoyed both breakfast and Dinner. The wait staff was wonderful.

Thank suz502016
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Service was nice and attentive. $16.95 for adult buffet with drink. The omelettes were great! The breakfast potatoes were gross but everything else was good!

Thank Dfwmate
Del Rio, Texas
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258 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

My wife and I had dinner on a Monday night. The service was magnificent - the kind of service I have only experienced in the better places in London. The food was well plated, well presented, and perfect. You have to try the Mango ice-cream! You have to get reservations well in advance.

Thank djfluth
Round Rock, Texas, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Filet Bernaise was literally the best steak I've ever had. I can't wait to go to San Antonio again.

Thank Jenifer S
Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Historic dining in wonderful old fashioned ambience, where you can actually talk together in the quiet. Friendly, top-notch wait staff as well as well picked menu items to please most anyone.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Attentive staff that was good with children. Knew our names and drink orders from one day to the next at breakfast.

Thank TSchwarz6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Alamo Plz, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 210-225-6196
  • This restaurant is at Menger Hotel
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?