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“Excellent bison, elk and quail, small snapper”
Review of Antlers Lodge

Antlers Lodge
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Ranked #243 of 4,645 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$75
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Far West Side
Cross street: Rogers Road
Description: Crowned by its namesake, an impressive chandelier created from 500 sets of naturally shed antlers, Antlers Lodge offers a menu filled with innovative twists on traditional Texas fare. From farm to table, locally harvested ingredients and regional specialties complement each dish. Whether you prefer prime cuts, fish, or Texas wild game, you’ll discover a fresh and savory culinary selection.
Universal City
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent bison, elk and quail, small snapper”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

The Antlers is far from the front desk of the Hyatt resort (good) with lots of parking. The atmosphere is faux hunting lodge (lots of antlers in the light fixtures.) Most of the food and all of the service was excellent. Since their focus is "game meat" (probably from specialty farms, not shot by hunters) I recommend that route. My wife, one of our friends and I had quail, elk and bison (quail can be an appetizer or entree) and we all were very happy. Our other friend had a red snapper filet. It was "catch and release" size, about six inches long. He said it tasted good and he enjoyed dessert, but it did not compare well with a 10 oz bison filet or elk medallions. The lighting was so soft that we had to squint to read the menus (dark print on white paper) and I had to ask for a penlight to read the wine list (red or brown ink on tan paper).

  • Visited January 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pricey, good service, bad dessert”
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate here right after the Xmas holidays. I ordered the 10 oz. filet cooked medium rare. It arrived overdone and dry and looked much smaller than 10 oz. the waitress agreed and brought another one after my husband had finished his meal. However, this cut of meat was very generous and cooked to perfection. We were very disappointed in the $7 or $9 dessert; supposedly made by their bakery. It was a pistachio tart, not flavorful at all and the pastry seemed dry. Our meal was pricey, almost $100 each with 2 glasses of wine.

Visited December 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

If staying at the Hyatt Hill Country, try this restaurant. Great service and inventive food choices. We were there during Octoberfest menu and enjoyed their 4 course dinner.

  • Visited October 2013
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Jupiter, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

If you are staying at the Hyatt Hill Country this is the place to have dinner. I found the food and service to be very good. Definitely order one of the steaks either beef or game.

Visited October 2013
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Rushed, dark, and small”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

First...the restaurant is beautiful with multiple antler lamps and chandeliers, including a very large one in the center of the room. That was the best part - walking in, but restaurant was dark.

Service was rushed even though our party was seated early in the evening. Two other tables seated in the restaurant.

Went like this - here is your wine list and menu; want to order now? Can we have a few minutes? Ok, but how about your wine now? No, come back in a few minutes. One minute later - ready to order your wine? We did. Now you want to order your meals? How about after we get our wine. Wine delivered quickly - want to order meals now? Do you mind - we will call you over when we are ready, which was only 5-6 minutes later.

Menu and wine list - very small thin fonts on brown paper. Difficult for all of us to read by the single candle on the table. Had to ask for a flashlight, which was provided.

Blackened red fish - barely blackened; small piece of fish on large plate that appeared sprinkled with spices; not blackened.

Sides of vegetables - nothing exciting with regards to taste or presentation. Thin asparagus; thin wet string beans, small potato casserole.

Bison was tough and too gamey.

We skipped desert as did not want to go through the hassle of getting the flashlight again to re-read the menu.

$75pp prior to tip - too expensive for quality/quantity/dark atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Lou B
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