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The Colonial Room

A Taste Of Our Victorian Past

The Victorian-era Colonial Room Restaurant continues the culinary tradition established in 1859 by head chef Mary Menger, wife to William Menger. Here, the cuisine pays homage to the past, early jazz and ragtime play in the background, and romantic lighting sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.  

Hours OfOperation

Sundays
Breakfast Buffet | 6:30 am – 10:00 am ($11.25+)
Breakfast a la Carte | 10:00 am – 10:30 am (This time will be used to set up for Brunch)
Brunch | 10:30 am – 2:30 pm ($30+ Adults, $28+ Seniors, $24+ Child 6-11 years)
Dinner | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Monday - Saturdays
Breakfast Buffet | 6:30 am – 10:00 am ($11.25+)
Lunch Buffet | 11:30 am – 2:00 pm ($18.95+ Monday - Thursday & Saturday, $20.95+ Friday)
Early Owl | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm ($9.95+)
Dinner | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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No Senior Discount for Breakfast or Lunch. Children 5 & under eat free. Price does not include tax or gratuity. No separate checks for parties of 15 or more. All parties of 10 or more must confirm reservation with a credit card. Breakfast buffet availability subject to hotel occupancy.* No separate checks for parties of 15 or more. Parties of 10 or more must have a credit card authorization form on file to hold a reservation.

  • Yum!!

    There is a buffet breakfast during the week & buffet brunch on the weekend. The food is delicious and plentiful with lots of choices. The dining room is elegant, and the service is impeccable. 

    - Suzanne D.
  • Sunday Brunch: Wow!

    This restaurant is a little gem. Set up buffet style, they have an omelette and waffle bar, freshly cut meats cooked to perfection, fresh steamed vegetables, desserts, and so much more! The food is exquisite. 

    - kaymazur
  • Elegant Victorian Dining Room

    Elegant brunch, superior service, and their chocolate mousse was the best I’ve ever had! Excellent omelettes made to order, a carving station, a huge selection of seafood items, and a wonderful bread pudding with rum sauce. The servers were helpful and attentive. Keep up the great job! 

    - Vanessa W.
  • Wonderful experience

    We stayed at the Menger for a romantic weekend getaway and the Colonial Room was a great experience. We were there for the Sunday Brunch and enjoyed a variety of breakfast items. The servers were attentive, and our coffee cups were never empty. Do not pass up the chocolate cake!

    - Kim W.
  • Elegant Restaurant In Historic Menger Hotel

    Located in the Historic Menger Hotel near the Alamo, this elegant restaurant offers very reasonable lunch prices and attentive service. I had a 1/2 chicken salad sandwich with a cup of their signature tortilla soup. For dessert, I ordered the chocolate cake with their famous mango ice cream. Delicious!

    - Wesley C.
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Special Dining Experiences

<span>Daily</span>Breakfast Buffet

DailyBreakfast Buffet

Join us in the Colonial Room Restaurant for our daily breakfast buffet. Now with new affordable pricing of only $11.25 per person!

Hours

6:30 am - 10:30 am

<span>Live Music</span> Sunday Brunch

Live Music Sunday Brunch

Enjoy the captivating music from an acoustic guitarist every Sunday morning in the Colonial Room Restaurant.

Hours

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

<span>Surf & Turf </span> Lunch Buffet

Surf & Turf Lunch Buffet

The Surf & Turf buffet features an assortment of salads, soups, seafood entrées, carving station, pasta station, side dishes and a variety of desserts.

<span>Sisters Grimm </span> Ghost Tour

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour

Step back in time with Sisters Grimm as they host an evening of frights and delights. You’ll listen to chilling ghost stories of the Menger Hotel while dining in one of San Antonio's most famous restaurants. 

Tour Details

Signature Dishes

Mango Ice Cream

Originally harvested from trees in the hotel’s courtyard, the Menger’s famous mango ice cream has remained on the menu for over a hundred years and was served at both of President Clinton’s inaugurations.

Mango Ice Cream

Signature Dishes

Bread Pudding

Indulge in a slice of Mary Menger’s heavenly rum-soaked bread pudding. The original recipe has been handed down from chef to chef for generations and is happily shared with guests who request it. 

Bread Pudding
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