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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (43 reviews)
“roast beef” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
204 Alamo Plz, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX 78205-2604
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 2 January 2015

My wife and I dined at the Colonial Room Restaurant while staying at the Menger Hotel over the New Year holiday. We had the lunch brunch and it was small but very tasty. Salmon and London broil were the meat choices, beans and garlic potatoes...More

Thank surfercharlie
Reviewed 19 December 2014

We had a late lunch. The sandwiches were quite good. The bread was fresh. I would order mine again. The french fries were the spicy, peppered kind. Cajun seasoning? They were nice but probably of the frozen kind. Now teh desert, the mango ice cream,...More

Thank KathyP2410
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We were in San Antonio for our son's air force BMT graduation. He was lucky to have town liberty on Sunday so we wanted to find an extra nice place for brunch. Of course we forgot that we would likely need a reservation on a...More

Thank LynnOlivari
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I love the ambience of the Menger, the restaurant is very grand and takes you back to another time when life was simpler. Great service, wonderful food, room service was awesome too

Thank SweetieLeagueCity_TX
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I loved the history of the Menger Hotel and the Colonial Room restaurant. The menu offers a good selection at reasonable prices but the real plus is the historic interior looking out on a beautiful courtyard. The room is light, airy and relaxing. It's one...More

Thank dougbeach
Reviewed 24 November 2014

We had dinner plans so I was disappointed that we couldn't try it in the evening, but it sure looked lovely and romantic. We did have breakfast and the buffet had tons of choices and was really good.

1  Thank SmithsAustin_TX
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Good grits, bacon, biscuit, and omelet mdse to order. Coffe was excellent, anf the staff never let me see the bottom of my cup.

Thank 994ror
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Great Friday seafood buffet! Good variety of menu! Great breakfast too! Some events in restaurant like Ghost tour so check with the restaurant.

Thank Mickey6448
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suzanne b
Would this be the best place to take a group of home schooled girls to experience authentic recipes from the colonial era in America? I am interested in perhaps something like brunswick stew, spoonbread, etc. They will have viewed some recipes from cookbooks from Williamsburg, VA, etc.
24 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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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.