Wonderful, delightful experience.
Wonderful, delightful experience. Waitperson needed some prompting. Food selection and preparation was excellent.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a great place to
This was a great place to spend Easter brunch with the family. My 3 year old nephew had plenty of choices he would eat, and the atmosphere was great for him.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have brunch here often
We have brunch here often and the experience and food is always great.
3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was very accommodating.
Staff was very accommodating. We were attending a conference and spent over an hour socializing at the bar before we asked to be seated - over an hour past our reservations. No problem!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We spent the weekend at this
We spent the weekend at this JW Marriott and our Friday night dinner here was superb. I had a wonderful piece of salmon, shrimp bisque and my wife had the filet mignon steak cooked to perfection. We shared a bottle of Kris Italian Pinot Grigio. The food and service were first class.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very good! Mark is a top notch waiter! We did order wine and one of them you were out of????????? How could that happen?
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A night to remember
We got a gift certificate to this place or we wouldn't have gone. It is pricey by our standards (steaks run up to $69.00, not including any sides), but it was an experience we will always remember! Service was outstanding. The staff was very attentive without hovering. Every detail had been addressed to make it a truly unique dining experience. And the steaks were undoubtedly the best-tasting, tenderest steaks I have ever eaten.
Overall, an incredible meal, and a fantastic experience!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Experience at 18 Oaks
18 Oaks is a place we continue to come back to!! The staff is BY FAR the very best we have ever had anywhere!! We had dinner and Sunday Brunch and the food was AMAZING! I can't say enough good things about this restaurant and the staff! This is the way restaurants should be run and is the reason why we will continue to come back in the future!!!
Thank you so much for a fabulous experience!!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for the absolute best brunch in town, this is the place. Traditional brunch fare with oysters on the half shell, crab claws, the biggest shrimp cocktail I have ever seen and a carving station with prime rib and turkey. Made to order omelettes, pancakes and waffles plus bottomless mimosas and fantastic coffee.
You don't want to miss this one!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great view of the resort
A great view of the resort property is available throughput the restaurant. The food was prepared to order and was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive making the experience very enjoyable .
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Meal and Service
My wife and I had a wonderful experience. We sat at the Bar and Bret and Charlie waited on us...they are fantastic. We will definitely be back.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Anniversary Experience
My wife and I stayed at the JW Marriott Hill Country to celebrate our anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at 18 Oaks. Service was very attentive and the food was great.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Brunch
The hotel was very busy. In fact I was told that by two service personnel as an excuse for their poor performance. We sat for Father's Day brunch, where there were free mimosas. I asked for the wine list so I could order a proper bottle of champagne. I had to ask twice more as the waiter buzzed around not doing much. After I ordered a $300 bottle of champagne, 30 minutes passed before the restaurant manager offered me a lesser bottle, or he could go to the restaurant and fetch my bottle. I thought that question had a rather obvious answer. After an hour, the champagne was brought to the table, room temperature. When we left, the hostess was quite flippant. I was forced to get the valet myself. The valet reported that he was never called.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best In San Antonio
I believe this is the best Sunday brunch in San Antonio. Great food, wonderful atmosphere, a bit above the price point for the average SA brunch but this is so far beyond average, don't even think about the word.....I go at least once a month. In fact, the only better brunch I have ever been to is the Las Vegas Bally's Sterling Brunch on Sunday mornings.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for any Occasion
We find this restaurant to have great food & even better ambience!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality food and service
Greatly improved, especially over the last year of so. Absolutely can compete with any of the finest restaurants in San Antonio. Prime beef to comfort type food. Cream corn with truffles, best in the country.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food! Great service!
A little pricey, but worth it! Splurge! You won't regret it!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this Place!
The food was awesome with atmosphere and service to match. Beautiful scenery looking over a portion of the golf course. It was a very nice restaurant but still casual enough to feel comfortable. I love that the food is locally sourced as much as possible. Would certainly recommend!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, better service.
The food was excellent, Nathan did an excellent job throughout the meal and made certain we were taken care of. 18 Oaks is outside of the JW Marriott Resort and is actually attached to the TPC pro shop. It is a few minutes walk from the resort but well worth it.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Filet Mignon
Not sure how they cooked and flavored my steak but it was one of the best filet mignons I have ever had.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A New Favorite
This is a steak place and 18 Oaks nails it. Outstanding beef, a 3 step cooking process and the right light seasonings make for a perfect steak every time. But do NOT miss the rolls with the butter baked in and salads and veggies produced locally. We had monitors that were good but not great and desserts were tasty and beautifully presented. And here's a cool touch--each diner gets to select his/her steak knife from a diverse collection of Languiole knives. 18 Oaks is not a dark, clubby steak house and we found that refreshing. It was light, beautifully decorated, and just plain comfy. The wait staff was impeccable. Can't say enough about Mandy, in particular. She was congenial, knowledgeable, perfect. We'll go back.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great with some Exceptions
Service was great and the food was fantastic. Unfortunately, the ambience was not a good fit for our party of four. The restaurant supposedly transforms from a post-golfing hotspot to a steakhouse, but the transition is bumpy. When we arrived (7:45 PM) for a nice dinner to celebrate one of our friend's accomplishments, we were sat between 4 or 5 tables with either very loud children or very loud post-golf-round drinkers. I understand that the resort has to cater to it's guests, but if I'm going to eat at a local upscale restaurant vying for my business (versus a Bohanan's or Fleming's) then they are going to have to do a better job at getting the noise level and kid level down for their evening patrons.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an outstanding meal all the way around! From the beginning bread with pickles and jerky, to the final bite of steak, this is a place I will definitely visit again!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Brunch in SA
You can never go wrong with the Brunch at the JW. Always amazing food, selection, and service. We ended ours by sitting on the patio drinking a few more Mimosa's, which are included with Brunch. They gave us our own bottle of Champagne and a carafe of OJ tableside when we moved outside.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I read the reviews before booking my reservation for a special night for myself and wife, we were pleasantly surprised, our server Christian was excellent . I can,t say enought to explain how great the steaks were, I've eaten steaks at five star restaurants around the country and I would have to rate 18 Oaks with the best, we definitely will be returning.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Wagu (Steak - however you say it) was outstanding, the wait staff was very accomodating & well versed on the menu (Drink & Food). Definitely will come back again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grouper was excellent, service was friendly, efficient, and the dinner was paced properly; which is something so many nice restaurants seldom get correct anymore . Everything met or exceeded expectations, I would suggest this restaurant to anyone. Compared to the other dining options at this resort, this is by far the best choice!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good standard steakhouse/seafood
Excellent dry aged strip steak. Uses local vendors for their food sources. Venison loin with poblano cream sauce and creamed corn was excellent. Shrimp bisque was great. Peach bread pudding was not as good as we hoped, probably because it's not a good peach crop this year.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Every time I come to San Antonio, I make a reservation here. The steaks are to die for, the farm to table fresh vegetables are delicious, and the service staff are very knowledgable and attentive. The chef is very innovative, with the fresh products grow on property. Reservations are recommended.
7/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Brunch in San Antonio
This was my second time having brunch at 18 Oaks, and I had been looking forward it since making my reservations and I was definitely not disappointed. The selection of brunch foods is wonderful - salads, fruits, pastries, seafood, sausage, bacon, roasted potatoes, mac & cheese, ribs, and a selection of omelets, French toast, and waffles to order (but included in the price). The dessert table is also huge and varied. The unlimited Mimosas are of course a brunch must, and the wait staff will never let you run out. You are never rushed at all. The chairs are super comfortable and large to relax in. The jazz quartet that plays is also one I look forward to - they are excellent! Overall, this the best brunch experience in town, bar none.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Christian was our waiter and great. Good attention . My wife and I loved atmosphere. Time for away from kids. Food was fantastic and cooked to perfection. Dessert was peach bread pudding excellent and I lived in New Orleans.
Great job 12 oaks. Bar staff was friendly and great too!!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful way to pass a Sunday morning/early afternoon! The food selections are exceptional, especially the raw bar. Music was in the background (except when you first came in) and so did not interfere with conversation. Servers were pleasant and helpful.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lunch to remember
Best lunch! Service was impeccable!! I can't wait to go back! I recommend it to everyone.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great as usual. This
It was great as usual. This was a birthday gathering of four ladies. We love coming to this place...the whole experience is like being on vacation...we call it our "stay action"!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
It could just be me but for all the hype it didn't measure up. It felt more like a "chain" restaurant than a fine dining experience. Food was good but not outstanding.
9/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is beautiful, the food is great, and the service is terrific! Our first anniversary dinner was very memorable. Thanks!!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place but waited an
Great place but waited an hour and a half for our food this past Saturday night
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
May hav bee tebet steak I
May hav bee tebet steak I have ever had. The sids were ery good as well!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, from our waiter, Mark, good wine suggestions also. View of the golf course was beautiful. Dining room was spacious and not crowded or noisy. Our food was excellent, steaks were cooked exactly to our liking, side dish of truffle corn left me wanting more. Crab cake appetizers were delicious. Restaurant manager, Chris, stopped by our table to see how everything was. Seemed very proud of all of his staff and their dedication to quality service and food. Will definitely return.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hosted special friends here
Hosted special friends here for their wedding anniversary celebration. Everything - start to finish - was lovely. Great food, excellent service - Tim was our server that evening. Highly recommend 18 Oaks.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food with great selections. Loved idea order off menu for freshness wait staff went above & beyond
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food! Great Service!
The food was simply awesome! Our wait staff gave great suggestions!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was not disappointed and
I was not disappointed and was happily surprised with the entire experience. The place is beautiful, relaxing, had lots of room for our party of 5, the noise level was low which was a huge plus, and the service was great! We plan to return in the future!
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food. Great service. I would highly recommend.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
It was a first for us. I wanted to take my husband somewhere nice for breakfast/brunch and had eaten at another restaurant at the Marriott so I made a reservation. The food was great and the service was even better. A must do. We will be back.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Special Night
My husband and I decided to try your restaurant for our 43rd anniversary. We knew we wanted steak and we weren't disappointed.
The baked potato and wedge salad was very good, as well.
We enjoyed ourselves very much.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my wife to 18 Oaks for our 5th Anniversary. I had the ribeye and she had the lamb chops and we shared the duck fat fries and macaroni and cheese. Both the food and service were excellent. The only drawback was the noise level. That is the only reason I gave ambience only 4 stars. However, that was hardly the restaurant's fault. Unfortunately, some people think they are much more funny and interesting than they really are. Once that table of idiots left, the noise level and atmosphere was really nice.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Texas at its best
Relaxed atmosphere with fabulous Texas ingredients. The double pork chop and crab cakes were favorites. The duck fat French fries are a must try. My husband I dined there 2 nights in a row.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful but could improve service
This was a lovely restaurant however our server was not very attentive or knowledgable. My steak was over cooked & the wine was so-so.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls night out
Five girls going out to eat for a Holiday dinner. Location was difficult to get to, but worth the traffic hassles. We all had some version of steak and all plates were absolutely delicious! Our waiter was excellent and the only reason I didn't give service 5 stars was that the wait staff delivering our plates had switched everyone's plates. Would choose this restaurant again for quiet atmosphere and great steaks.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM