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Colonial Room Restaurant

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204 Alamo Plz, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205-2604
+1 210-225-6196
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Zachary, Louisiana
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank marchperson
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Corky G
Harker Heights, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Beth S
San Antonio
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Bucklesplus
Mesquite, Texas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Thank peterthebellhop
Elkhart, Indiana
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kim C
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 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 

2 Thank Clay E
Columbus Oh
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank Bubenikt
Austin, TX
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank trixie1101
DeLand, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Tim K
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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: +1 210-225-6196
  • 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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