The Colonial Room Restaurant

Colonial themed outside seating area with tables, chairs and umbrellas

A Taste of Our Victorian Past

When the Menger Hotel was established in 1859, William Menger’s wife, Mary, stepped in as head chef, earning a reputation far and wide for her delicious cooking. She scoured the town for only the best beef, chicken, fresh country butter and eggs and served up the finest delicacies within hundreds of miles. In time chefs were brought from Europe, creating dishes that blended San Antonio’s mélange of German, Mexican, French and American cultures. The Menger’s famous mango ice cream, originally made from fruit culled from mango trees in the courtyard, has remained on the menu for over a hundred years (and was served at both of President Clinton’s inaugurations). *This is currently unavailable due to hurricane damages on the plant which produces our exclusive mango ice cream recipe. 

Today, the Victorian-era Colonial Room Restaurant continues the culinary tradition that Mary Menger established. The menu takes a page out of the past with such traditional entrées as lamb shank with linguini. Ragtime or early 20th-century jazz plays softly in the background, and soft lighting sets a romantic mood. Don’t miss the popular Sunday brunch buffet—a smorgasbord of waffles, omelets, soup, gourmet salads, salmon, shrimp, chicken, plus carving and pasta stations—which can be enjoyed on the garden patio during the warmer months.


Sunday - Thursday: 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Christmas Day brunch

Date: Monday, December 25th, 2017
Reservations Required: 210-225-6196 or210-223-4361 ext. 6023
Serving Hours:
1st Seating at 10:30 am
2nd Seating at 1:30 pm
Adults $50. Seniors $45. Children (ages 6-11) $30.

Sunday Brunch  

Reservations are recommended!
Serving Hours: 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Reservations: 210-225-6196 or 210-223-4361 ext. 6023
Adults $29. Seniors (55 and up) $27. Children (6-11) $23. Children (5 & under) Free.
Valet Parking: $5 plus tax (beginning September 10th)

Breakfast & Lunch Buffet

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.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy the captivating music from Spanish guitarist, Fernando Solis.

Friday & Saturday, 7 - 10 PM

Signature plates

Bread Pudding With Rum Sauce

The treasured recipe for our sublime Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce has been handed down from chef to chef for decades (and is happily shared with guests who request it). The keys to this easy-to-make classic are day-old croissants, heavy cream and a hint of maple syrup. It all adds up to a little slice of rum-soaked heaven.

close up of a slice of mengers signature bread pudding

Signature plates

Mango Ice Cream

If there’s one thing The Menger is known for, it’s Mango Ice Cream. Just ask generations of San Antonians who’ve been enjoying this sweet treat for more than 100 years. We think President Bill Clinton said it best: “Mango ice cream at The Menger Hotel is one of the great treasures in American life.” He should know, we shipped 40 gallons to Washington D.C. for an inaugural celebration for the 42nd president. *This is currently unavailable due to hurricane damages on the plant which produces our exclusive mango ice cream recipe. 

close up of a mango icre cream dessert

Signature plates

Tortilla Soup

A fixture on the Colonial Room Restaurant’s lunch and dinner menu, our classic Tortilla Soup has countless enthusiastic fans who appreciate its perfect blend of Poblano and Anaheim peppers, beef, onions and other veggies, garnished with tortilla strips and grated Cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses.

bowl of tortilla soup on a plate with bread and a lime