restaurant & bar

Colonial Room & Menger Bar In Downtown San Antonio

The Colonial Room Restaurant and Menger Bar are two of the oldest structures added to the original Menger Hotel. Upgraded to accommodate the modern guest, you'll find delicious dining and refreshing beverages within an atmosphere of an earlier era. Hotel guests and locals alike enjoy the historic link and gracious service they experience here.

Upcoming Holiday Brunch

Easter - Sunday April 5, 2015 - VIEW MENU

Mother's Day - Sunday May 10, 2015

Holiday Brunch Prices

Adults $45*

Senior $42*

Children (6-11) $22.95*

Children (5 & under) Free

* Price includes complimentary glass of champagne, coffee or tea. Tax and gratuity NOT included. Complimentary parking, subject to availability. 


Bar Hours:

Monday-Saturday - 11AM to 12AM

Sunday - 12PM to 12AM

If the Victorian Lobby is the Menger’s heart, then the Menger Bar can certainly be said to be its soul. Built in 1887 to be an exact replica of London’s House of Lord’s Pub, this establishment has a paneled ceiling of dark cherry wood, beveled mirrors from France, and the original brass spittoons provided for the convenience of its early customers.


Once the site of more cattle deals than any place else in Texas, the Menger Bar has been voted one of the Top 10 Most Historic Bars in the United States. It’s also where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders before heading off to fight the Spanish-American War.


Serving up delicious cocktails and cuisine, with a generous helping of Lone Star history on the side, the Menger Bar will make your visit something to remember.


Built as an addition to the original hotel and later remodeled by San Antonio architect Atlee B. Ayres in 1912, the Colonial Room Restaurant celebrates the prevailing neoclassical style of its time. In addition to hosting generations of San Antonio’s most elaborate balls and society parties, the restaurant has welcomed United States Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and William McKinley, in addition to Robert E. Lee, General George Patton and Oscar Wilde. More recently, 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 can be enjoyed on the garden patio during the warmer months.



Sunday Brunch at the Colonial Room 
Serving Hours: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM 
Reservations: 210-225-6196 or 210-223-4361 ext. 6023 
Adults $21.95. Seniors $19.95. Children (ages 6-11) $9.95. Children (5 & under) FREE.


Breakfast & Lunch Buffet - Monday-Saturday
Breakfast (Mon-Sat): Adults $16.95. Children (ages 6-11) $8.95.
Lunch (Mon-Thurs & Sat): Adults $17.95. Children (ages 6-11) $8.95.
Lunch (Friday): Adults $19.95. Children (ages 6-11) $9.95.


No Senior Discount for Breakfast or Lunch. Children 5 & under eat free. Price does not include tax or gratuity.




For reservations or more information call 210-225-6196 or email


Celebrate your special day at the Colonial Restaurant. The Colonial makes a perfect backdrop to any occasion. Whether you're looking for romantic lighting, historical ambiance or outdoor garden seating, we will make sure it's memorable.


Now booking events for anniversaries, birthdays and more. Contact Sara Alarcon at 210-225-6196 for more information.

Live Entertainment at the Colonial Room

Enjoy the captivating music from Spanish guitarist, Fernando Solis, every Friday-Sunday in the Colonial Restaurant.


Friday & Saturday - 7-10 PM

Sunday Brunch - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Step back in time with Sister's Grimm as they host an evening of frights and delights. Listen to chilling ghost stories of the Menger Hotel while dining in one of San Antonio's most popular restaurants.

Tour begins at 7p.m. in the Colonial Restaurant and continues with a Ghost Tour through old San Antonio.

Read more about how to make reservations for the Dinner & Ghost Tour.

Call Sister's Grimm directly, 210-638-1338 or visit Sister's Grimm website for details.