My wife and I went to San Antonio for a small break from everyday life in Houston, and its only about a 3 1/2 hour drive, an easy trip for an escape. I made reservations at the Chart House before we left, for the first night in San Antonio, since my wife hadn't ever been there. I did warn her before we went that the food would be okay, but it was the ambiance/view that made it worth while, and I wasn't to far off. We got there a bit early for our reservation and decided to have a glass of wine and an appetizer at the lounge, and they have a nice Happy Hour. The only problem I noticed was the type of music they were playing, which was some form of Euro music, certainly not romantic and not fitting for a special occasion restaurant in the USA, don't know what Landry's is thinking. We decided to be seated for our dinner reservation and had a great table, which it appears all are excellent. I wasn't impressed at all with the wine list, which was heavily weighed with CA wines, and we decided on one of the few none CA wines, an Argentine malbec, which was good. Time to order dinner and the menu seemed ordinary, not a lot of imagination. I ordered the free range chicken and my wife ordered the salmon. Our food came and my chicken was good and my wife asked me to try her salmon, and my impression, I couldn't eat it, it was so salty, and just what she thought too. We told our waitress, but found out it would take at least 12 minutes to make her a new one, so she decided to eat everything else but the salmon. The restaurant manager came over and we told him as well the salmon was extremely salty and my wife just couldn't eat it. He said he would have a talk with the chef. He came back and said he tasted the salmon and agreed it was to salty to eat and took it off our bill. He did offer us a free dessert, but we passed and called it a night. Fortunately we did have an appetizer at the lounge before dinner, so my poor wife didn't starve. So the moral of the story, the Chart House is a great place to go for a view of San Antonio, but our recommendation would be to go to the lounge and have a drink or two with some appetizers and skip having dinner, until Landry's changes the music and makes the restaurant menu worthwhile.
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