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“Great for Breakfast -- OK for dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colonial Room Restaurant

Colonial Room Restaurant
Ranked #101 of 4,570 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: 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.
Culver City, California
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355 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Great for Breakfast -- OK for dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

The Colonial Room is a great place for either their breakfast buffet or ordering off the breakfast menu. I ordered the breakfast taco and it was fantastic - a light breakfast taco filled with scrambled eggs and sausage.

The dinner menu is rather limited and uninspired. I had a New York steak which was nothing special. Also, there's something about the ambiance of the Colonial Room at night. Even though the restaurant was about half- full, it had a very somber feel to it. Even though I was there for dinner on St. Patrick's Day, nobody appeared to be enjoying themselves. Breakfast is a different story - lots of activity.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hauntingly Spooky and Great Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

We came here for the Dinner & Ghost Tour and had a such a great time. The restaurant is beautiful and you feel as if you have stepped back into time when you walk in. I had the chicken Picatta and it was to die for. I can't wait to come back for the brunch!

Visited March 2012
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Lancaster, Ohio
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We had a lovely evening meal in the Menger Hotel. Our food was prepared as we like it and the service was excellent.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kerrville, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent omelet bar and bacon cheeseburger & fries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Friendly, helpful waiters and prompt service. Beautiful surroundings.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Judy M
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Somerville, Texas
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Beautiful old restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Like everything else they are cutting corners to save money. One of their best sandwiches went away (the prime rib sandwich) and came back unrecognizable. I like the cloth napkins and the old world charm but miss my prime rib!

Visited March 2012
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