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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
06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy brunch -- this is your place! Sundays feature a brunch with the most delicious assortment of exciting food choices for every palate! Carved roast beef or ham, an omelette station with lots of choices to make your custom creation, a waffle station, a dessert table which would make anyone's mouth water, a salad table with lots of... More 

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Sunday Brunch at the Colonial Room. It was a typical good layout with a variety of food to select from. The peel and eat shrimp were very good - large, fresh, and tasty. The atmosphere is very pleasing within the Historic Menger Hotel. We didn't see any juice set out for serving, and it was after the meal... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps many hotel dining rooms either in USA or UK have had their day--and some, probably rightly so! But a classic still lives in The Menger Hotel's Colonial Room. I am happy to report that it is alive and well and I hope will be with us for some years to come. The ambience of the turn-of-last-century décor matched the... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buffet breakfast are the best in TEXAS. The staff is wonderful and so attentive. It is so nice to have quality plates, utensils and cloth napkins.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the Breakfast buffet ($ 16.99) Okay choices, they did have an omelet station manned by a very friendly guy as well as fresh belgian waffles. My fried eggs were made ot order and they were well done, crispy edges. Potatoes on buffet were not quite lukewarm. Everything else fine...Would only return for breakfast if too lazy to find a... More 

Thank pghsteve
San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an outstanding, historic venue with elegant décor and amazing flavors. The experience is surrounded by the magnificent music of Mr. Fernando SantaFe, a fantastic Spanish guitarist that makes moments memorable and magical. Do not hesitate to visit with Family, friends or that special someone if you are looking for a one of a kind experience. Dr. Cortes

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Menger Hotel and its staff is great and is a super experience. The Colonial Room Restaurant, no so much. I'll chalk it up to a one-time problem that folks have from time to time. But before ever going to the Colonial Room again, I'll sure to check the current reviews so that our 3 days of disappointment during Thanksgiving... More 

Thank Benton R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went to the Menger to eat at the Bar. But the bar was too dark for lunch and tried the Colonial Room. It was excellent. There were a mixture of regular patrons and tourists. We had the buffet. The vegetables were excellent. The Bread pudding with rum sauce was the best I have ever had and I have been... More 

Thank Paul H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Excellent lunch buffet in one of San Antonio's historic hotels. Service is exemplary and the food is well-prepared.

Thank John R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We ate as a large group and were about the only table in this very classy restaurant. Despite that, drinks orders were wrong, steaks overcooked and side dishes cold.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Alamo Plz, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205-2604
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: 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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