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“Elegant dining experience”

Colonial Room Restaurant
Ranked #46 of 4,882 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed February 14, 2013

We enjoyed a very relaxing brunch in the Colonial Restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We started with a complimentary glass of champagne and then worked on the cold and hot buffet. There was a good selection of cold salads and meats etc and the hot buffet was equally good (I had poached salmon that tasted very nice). We finished by sharing a freshly cooked waffle with cream and syrup. Very indulgent and very nice!

Best of all was the very charming music played by the resident Spanish classical guitarist Fernando SantaFe. I could have sat there for the whole afternoon listening to him. It's a pity that more people weren't applauding after every number as he is very good. I spent a few moments chatting to him and asked if I could video him. He very graciously said yes and played one of his favourite pieces. What a gentleman! It contributed to a really pleasant experience. Thanks to everyone in the Colonial restaurant especially Fernando!

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Thank Alan G
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great Bar, Super Dinner Room and a place with personality! Found in the 1850's this place has a class of it's own.

Thank SierraGulf
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

your hotel has one of the most fantastic minues and fine foods served in san antonio. the music provided by fernando santa fe and his wonderful clasical guitar playing along with vocalist joel diaz were just out of this world. you have provided not only fine dining but musical arts by two of finest in san antonio. thank you again for providing clasical dining with music in style. your patron and friend, john f milam

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

I was mesmerized by the stunning flamenco guitar...Fernando Santafe was an amazing entertainer and world class talent....couldn't have picked a better place to be on a Saturday night! Bravo!!!

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Thank Athena D
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Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Going out is more than spending, but investing and getting more on your return.....I get to listen to precision Classical Guitar, reciting a multitude of masterpieces...for FREE!

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Thank Tim V
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