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Francesca's at Sunset at the La Cantera Hill Country Resorts
Francesca's at Sunset at the La Cantera Hill Country Resorts

Francesca's at Sunset at the La Cantera Hill Country Resorts Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Phone: (210) 558-2442
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Daily 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Gonzalez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining room available
  • Private Party Contact: Shane Tiller (210) 551-3242
  • Special Events & Promotions: For the last thirteen years, the restaurant has been renowned for its breathtaking view of sunsets over the Texas Hill Country and creative culinary dinner experience.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Francesca's at Sunset at the La Cantera Hill Country Resorts
Located inside La Cantera Hill Country Resort step into the Francesca’s at Sunset for a sensory dining experience. South Texas cuisine meets Southwestern flair to bring you distinctive, profound flavors. Working with local vendors, Francesca’s offers the new, evolving "Farm-to-Table" menu featuring naturally nurtured produce and game, resulting in seasonal, fresh fare. Enhance your culinary journey with a selection from our award-winning, hotel sommelier-developed wine list. Food and wine pairings are available. Entertain your visual senses with commanding views of the Texas Hill Country inside an artistically inspired ambiance.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food, excellent wine list (glass and bottle) and experienced wait staff"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Bad bad food! What happened to this place? It used to be wonderful. 6 people for dinner and everyone's meal was bad. Couldn't even serve a good steak. Dry fish. Boring prep. And way overpriced. I heard they are getting ready to shut down....that's the only thing that could explain food that is this bad. What a ripoff."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was very good. It may be a bit overpriced though. $14 for two scallops is a bit much."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Francesca's at Sunset at the La Cantera was very nice, I wanted a romantic environment for my second year anniversary with my wife. I didn't check the romantic box because I wouldn't consider it "romantic", but did have romantic feel in the evening. The large party seated a few tables away was noisy, they had been drinking before they arrived. The staff was extremely friendly and attended to us promptly. The view was beautiful and was allowed to walk on the patio and take photos. The menu has a modest selection, but the food was great. This is a one year place for us, as the prices ranged from $30-$50 a plate."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Surprisingly great meal and great staff, well done."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Delicious food! Perfectly cooked filet - melt in your mouth! Enjoyable evening and very attentive service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "From the moment we were seated we were treated like royalty. Amazing food, service, and a view worth enjoying over a leisurely meal."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Francesca's and brought our two young children along. The staff was extremely accommodating of the kiddos and we had a lovely evening. All of the food was beautifully prepared and tasted even better than it looked. We were seated by a window that allowed us to view the sunset behind the hill country, breathtaking! I highly recommend Francesca's for a date night or a special family meal!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Was a wonderful dinner with a excellent view of the resort abd the hill country! Always ask for Steve to help you with your wine choices!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "You need to try this restaurant for a fabulous dinner and great ambience. Service superb. Excellent menu."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We live in SA have been to Francesca's several times. Every experience has been outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The service, the food and the view were great. However we would have enjoyed our evening even more without the constant "elevator music". Please play better quality music or none! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a lovely table facing the golf course and watched the sun set. I ordered the Beef tenderloin, my husband ordered the rack of lamb. My steak was delicious, cooked perfect and a hearty portion. The rack of lamb, while cooked correct was four little chops, hardly enough for a guy. He ate the rest of my steak. The sides that the meat dishes come with are not very tasty and small portion. You can order sides separately which we did, garlic mashed potatoes. Overall the view was nice, the restaurant staff nice, but expensive for what you get. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I am an employee in the recreation department and I thought dining at Francesca's was the absolute best choice hands down. My mother and I had a wonderful time! It was hilarious because a coworker of mine dined 15 minutes later than I did and I had asked the staff to bring out a box of flowers for my mom to be on the table when we went out and they sent the box to my coworkers table! When the host came to our table to apologize, my mother and I couldn't stop ourselves from laughing! We thought his little mishap was adorable and overall, we enjoyed ourselves at Francesca's! I plan on bringing my dad here on Father's Day! A special thanks to chef Annie! She came out to talk to us for a few minutes about the food. That was very nice. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have enjoyed this restaurant ever siceit opened. We go there for special occassions as it is a little pricey. Our last experience ( over a year ago)was not good as the quality of the food had declined. This time it great again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Celebrated big deal with treating my wife and I to Lobster dinner. Lobster was overlooked so mushy. At $100/lobster the chef should know how to cook it. Service was good. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Parking is a nice leisurely walk to the restaurant. Our table was ready right on time. We were asked why we came which was for our anniversary. The staff never forgot the entire time to ask how our anniversary dinner was, did we need anything. The key for us is they remembered (all the staff) why we picked Francesca's. The service and food was excellent. The price typical for a high end restaurant with a lot of staff."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Service was what you would expect from nice restaurant - not smothering, but readily attentive. Main course was outstanding and the sides were perfect. A note on the seating arrangement: if you want the best view of the sunset, ask for a table on the west wall. We sat on the northwest wall and the view was obstructed. In summation, we'll be dining here again!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We live in San Antonio and had been wanting to try Francesca's for quite some time. The restaurant was reasonably quiet (just as we had hoped for on a Sunday night) and immediately the host honored our request for "the most scenic-view table". We ordered the 3-course fixed price seafood special, added an appetizer, and a bottle of wine. The food and wine were quite nice, although the wine did have a sizable mark-up for a Texas winery wine. Our biggest frustration was one that is common to hotel restaurants: families with children or even adults with chain-restaurant palates coming into a fine-dining establishment and wanting to order casual dining meals. This takes a lot of staff time to accommodate. Still deciding if we'll go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed our pre fixe dinner with accompanying wines. Nice selections. Delicious food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The ambiance and service were excellent as usual. However the menu lacked sophistication. Most restaurants were offering 4 courses.. The 3 courses @ Francescas just didn't merit the $65 charge. The chef's amuse was a nickle sized piece of watermelon with a drop of tasteless foam on top (cheap and lazy). Dessert was so bland and boring, and the butter cake was also incredibly dry... Just not worth the calories... This was our 3rd and last Vday visit to Francescas... There are just too many great and inventive restaurants in SA to keep settling for mediocre, regardless of of the great atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was presented with a long-stemmed rose upon arrival on Valentine's Day. Service was excellent. We had a beautiful view of the sunset. I was surprised it was not more crowded. '"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed Valentine's Day dinner with esposa here. We made reservations to time our meal with the sunset. Ambiance is nice, quiet, romantic. Staff were very attentive. Great view! Prix fixe three-course offering. Esposa went with the salad and I with the squash soup. Round 1: I won! The soup was thick, creamy, tasty, w/ hint of curry spice. Round 2: Ribeye on a bed of perfectly cooked mashed potatoes and greens. Both steaks perfectly charred outside and juicy inside, lacking a bit in flavor (not salty enough). Round 3: Dessert. Delicious dense cake with fruit and chocolate gelato. Each course perfectly paired with wine. Server slowed pace at my request for a leisurely meal. Manager checked on things more than once. Overall: GREAT."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was our 34th wedding aniversary so I wanted every thing to be special and it was. I had flowers delivered and they were on our table when we arrived. Nothing was rushed and we enjoyed an excelent bottle of wine as we watched a beautiful sunset from our table. The salad was perfect as was our dinner and every thing was brought out with perfect timing so as not to rush us. We really appreciated the complimentary desert and as with the rest of the meal was delicious. I really want to compliment the wait staff and thier care in making this a trully enjoyable evening. I highly recommend Francesca's and will definitly will be returning for dinner soon."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Good ambiance. Taste of food excellent. I was a little disappointed with portion of lamb rack, very small. Wait staff was very attentive and cordial. The restaurant even took note that it was my spouse's birthday and served a small German Chocolate cake, very thoughtful. To their credit, the manger only charged me for half the rack of lamb as the portion size was half the normal order."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Loved the steak as well as the waiter, very attentive and made a special request on the steak. A+++++"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I had planned dinner for friends visiting from Barcelona, and wanted this to be a special evening. The setting in the restaurant is upscale, with a quiet ambience for easy, relaxed conversation. My request for a table along the windows, overlooking the hillsides was honored, making for a pleasing visual treat. The wait staff were prompt and completely attentive throughout the evening. Dinner was delicious; I would recommend the swordfish or the redfish. In summary, the evening was just terrific. I would highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The staff was amazing. If I could give them more than five stars I would. The food was superb! Loved everything about this restaurant!!! Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We reserved a table for NYE and were not disappointed. Even though it was already dark out, the views are spectacular and not a bad seat in the place for outside viewing. The service was excellent, and the food expertly prepared and plated. We enjoyed the entire meal and will be back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was wonderful. Needed more scallops on the appetizer because it was sooo good. Staff very friendly and told the saddest story of Francesca. Still want to cry but thinking of the chocolate cheesecake..I feel better. WOW! Loved every bit of the evening but still sad about Francesca."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Very nice place with great view of San Antonio. Food was great though portions of meat were a bit big for us. She ordered the duck breast and it was 2.5 to 3 breasts. I had venison and it was two very big pieces of leg loin. Only complaint was a lack of veggies on the entree. Recommend ordering "enhancements" if you want sides of veggies or salad. Wine list was great with some really good selections from Texas. Wait staff was very knowledgable of the menu and wine list. Wait staff was also very attentive and greeted us based upon our special occasion. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "My wife and I went to Francesca's for our anniversary dinner. The waiter was very professional and provided great service. Food was excellent: my wife enjoyed a steak, while I had a seafood entree. While we are not yet 'sophisticated' wine drinkers, the wine list was extensive and impressive. We had an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We had a lovely time at Francesca's for Thanksgiving dinner. We enjoyed the chef's special dinner included turkey, veggies, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. We asked for the dinners without the turkey (semi-vegetarian) and the waiter made the extra effort of asking if we wanted to change our order because the stuffing had chicken stock. We didn't and it was delicious! They also didn't not charge us the dinner price - but only for the sides - so it was not only wonderful - it was inexpensive to boot. I will be happy to dine here again!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Thanksgiving day dinner...just perfect. Looking for an upscale restaurant for that special occasion, well look no further. My table was overlooking the golf course, and as it is the holiday season, the trees outside the windows were elegantly lit with Christmas illumination. Ambience is quiet, with well appointed décor. Service left nothing to be desired, and the food..just excellent. I would recommend the redfish as my favorite entrée, paired with an excellent, though uncelebrated pinot grigio: Bollini Trentino! This was to be a special Thanksgiving dinner, and I was looking for a restaurant to complete a special holiday event. I couldn't have been happier with this restaurant! Enjoy!!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My wife picked out this restaurant after reading on the net, they had a foie gras. They didn't. For apetizer we shared the scalops( excellent) and the tuna tartar that was ok, but had little fish in at. The duck breast, the rack of lamb and the tenderloin were very good, the mahi mahi too salty. The overly busy, fast talking waiter did his best, but at the end when we got the unimpresive desert menu and wanted to get some cognac or other digestive, he was elswhere. When he finaly showed up, we decided to just get the check. I think, for the money, you can do beter elswhere."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Enjoyed the evening but did not think it was that special. Could not use valet service since the welcome area was totally packed with new arrivals checking into the hotel. Was not able to take advantage of the sunset view as reservations were after dark."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "San Antonio is blessed with so many fine restaurants, it is hard to choose one for a special occasion. But, for my wife's Birthday, we picked Francesca's, both for the sunset view and elegant food. We were not disappointed. Quiet dining with superb service, locally sourced and perfectly prepared food for all tastes, wide variety of wines (including an unbelievable Dom Perignon by the glass special), and, of course, chocolate! Our servers were attentive but not obtrusive, and the Westin venue exudes excellence at every level. We'll be back."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Francesca's is our "Place" for special occasions. We celebrated a birthday and anniversary with friends and as usual, EVERYTHING was wonderful although there was some delay in the waiter taking our order. Other than that, the food, service and ambience are all about as good as it gets in the San Antonio area."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Both of the meat dishes were tender and juicy, the venison and the duck, although the duck was not seared as hot as requested. The wine, an old vine tempranillo, was spectacular. The service was professional and friendly. The service was very professional and friendly."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "My wife and I were staying at the Westin La Cantera for our anniversary and wanted something easy. So we opted to eat in the hotel at Francesca's. First of all, the food was off the chart -- really exceptional. Second, our server (Jeremy) was truly outstanding. We lived in NYC for more than 12 years and I'd like to think we've been exposed to some of the best restaurants and servers anywhere, yet Jeremy stood out to both my wife and me. He was incredibly knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and helpful. He went out of his way to ensure we had a great experience without "smothering" us. The restaurant itself could probably use a "face lift", but don't change the food and DEFINITELY don't let Jeremy get away!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013