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Colonial Room Restaurant

204 Alamo Plz, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205-2604
+1 210-225-6196
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (45 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
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204 Alamo Plz, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205-2604
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Four of us signed up for the unforgettable ghost tour put on by Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours and we had dinner here first. It was an excellent dinner. Not at all what you would think for a tour dinner. I had the steak as did...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 2 April 2015

If you're in the mood for an excellent meal, this is the place to go! We ate here frequently during our stay at the Menger, and were never once disappointed in the quality of our meals or the hospitality of the waitstaff.

Thank wags2wishes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

While on a Tour of San Antonio, the tour guide recommended the buffet at The Menger Hotel. The price was reasonable, the food was impeccably displayed and just as good as it looked. There was an excellent array of salads,vegetables, meats and deserts. All of...More

Thank EarlB464
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Great dining experience. Went for a Valentine's Day Dinner with Sister's Grimm Ghost Tours. Very romantic setting. I had a steak dinner which was excellent; my compliments to the Chef !

Thank Sparkle1982
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

They are a great place for a quick brunch. We had the buffet which works great for little kids. The food was average. The location is great. It's nice to have a walk to the Alamo after breakfast. The service was good. We eat brunch...More

Thank TulsaTraveler0807
Reviewed 11 February 2015

We had a very decadent supper with great service that made the start of our vacation very special. The escargot appetizer was the best we have had. The entrees were well prepared. The Creme Brulee was deliciously memorable.

1  Thank DorcasDavidW
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We actually tried to go to the bar but it was closed that day. Since we were there we just went into the hotel restaurant. It looked like a fairly fancy place but the lunch was a buffet. We looked at the buffet and decided...More

Thank Rangemgr
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

Wanted to go more for the atmosphere. I didn't have high expectations for the food but we (party of 4) were surprised & delighted! Started with cold smoked salmon. (Best since New York) Veal with mushroom sauce was delicious. Chicken piccata was very tasty. Freshly...More

1  Thank Sherry P
Reviewed 19 January 2015

I loved the fact that this restaurant is located in the Menger hotel which made it convenient while staying there. It had white linen tablecloths and the service was excellent. A little dressier than restaurants I usually go to but while staying at the Menger...More

Thank Phyllis S
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Incredibly this restaurant has a myriad of good reviews. I guess it's possible that we just caught the colonial room on a bad night. A really terrible, stunningly bad night. We walked into an almost entirely empty restaurant, where we there was no one attending...More

2  Thank Matt W
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suzanne b
23 October 2016|
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Response from ZanerHouston_Texas | Reviewed this property |
Hello. The Colonial Room does not serve American colonial food. I would categorize the menu as continental cuisine. I imagine the term "colonial" refers to the fact that Texas was colonized by Americans when it was still... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
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
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  • 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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