During my exploration of San Antonio's many historic sites and hotels, I discovered the Menger Hotel, home to the Colonial Room Restaurant. Rather than again choosing a modern bistro, I opted for the classic and stylish Colonial Room. Arriving around 7:30pm on a Friday evening, I was promptly seated. There were only a handful of tables, plus one large group deep in the dining room. The hostess definitely didn't take me back in time to a more elegant era, nor did my server, except for the fact he was graciously attired in a tux ensemble. The dining room was dimly lit, appropriate for the time period. It appeared there was 1 server, and he was barely keeping up. Polite as he was, I saw him to order and to receive my food. My glass of wine served after my meal arrived. By the end of my meal (a delicious Shrimp Scampi), another server arrived to assist. I think I may have caught this spot on an off-night for staff, but at least the waiter was very pleasant, (on my few interactions). I would return, but might inquire if they would be amply staffed! Otherwise, the restaurant truly lived up to my expectations of a classic, "vintage hotel" dining room, and overall, I was pleased with my choice.
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