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“Delicious Friday Seafood Buffet”

Colonial Room Restaurant
Ranked #106 of 4,629 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: 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.
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious Friday Seafood Buffet”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

It's not advertised at all,but this Friday Seafood Buffet is incredible. The Historic restaurant is a beautiful background for a delicious feast. Cold boiled peel and eat shrimp, salads, soups, hot entrees and home made desserts to die for. You can scoop out your own ice cream. It was strawberry last friday. Went on my birthday with some friends and it was such a treat! You do need to make reservations way in advance for this one. It's all of $17.00 and included tea and coffee. They have really updated the hotel and gardens and you will feel like you have been on a historic vacation dining here!...Bon Appetite!

  • Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent value and food!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

On a mother/daughter weekend, my daughter and I stayed at the Menger, having brunch in the Colonial Room the next morning. The food was wonderful. We chose the buffet and couldn't have been more pleased. BBQ, fish, a variety of potatoes, salad bar, etc. My favorite...bread pudding. Being somewhat of a connoisseur of bread pudding, I must say it was by far, the best I've ever had! Anytime I am in San Antonio, I will only stay at the Menger.

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Houston
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507 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
“Excellant Breakfasts”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Had breakfast two days here. First day from the menu and second from the buffet. Both were great with outstanding service, The dinner menu looked good also, but alas, we ate at the Little Riene. More on that in another review.

  • Visited December 2012
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Parker, Colorado
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great breakfast Buffett”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Good choices,nice choices of fruit. Very good quality and very worth the price. Many choices from cold to hot.

Visited November 2012
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Wenatchee, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food - excellent atmosphere”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

We enjoyed a light dinner upon arrival at the Menger. Very delightful and helpful waitress. Next morning had the very best buffet breakfast. Every item so fresh!

Visited November 2012
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