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Restaurant Gwendolyn
Restaurant Gwendolyn

Restaurant Gwendolyn Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.RestaurantGwendolyn.com/
  • Email: info@RestaurantGwendolyn.com
  • Phone: (210) 222-1849
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm- 9:00pm
    Lunch Mon thru Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Sohocki
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Catering: Catering arrangements are available to host up to 150 people off-premise--we will deliver, and set up.

    We are sensitive to the needs of special situations: from office lunches, to mediation and fancy events with servers and carving stations, let us know how best to take care of your guests.

    Please see our website for pricing and selection details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We are now offering custom catered events in-house for groups of 20 to 50 people.

    We are sensitive to the needs of special situations: from office lunches, to mediation and fancy events with servers and carving stations, let us know how best to take care of your guests.

    Please see our website for pricing and selection details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N St Mary
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available $10 for dinner only.

A word from Restaurant Gwendolyn
All perishables are from sustainable farms, locally sourced, and organic. Everything is handmade using only preparation methods and recipes that were available from 1850 and before. When you make your reservation please opt-in to our mailing list and we will occasionally let you know about specials or events you may want to know about. e.g Our current promotion is the 3 course tasting menu (normally $55) is only $35 if you dine with us Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 5:30-6:30. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great meal at Restaurant Gwendolyn. Every course was delicious. We especially enjoyed the beef bourguignon entree and the unique siphon brewed coffee at the end of the meal."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Wine pairings very nicely done. Service a bit slow, but then that's how they want it done since they purport to not use electric appliances. Since this was our first time at the restaurant, it was confusing to us not to be greeted at the door and to have to ask where the valet was, so don't hesitate to introduce yourself to whoever is close to the door so you don't wander unknowingly towards the bathroom, looking for the hostess or valet."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Dining at Gwendolyn was quite an experience. We truly enjoyed it. It's "slow dining" ' the best! The quality of the ingredients is evident in every bite you take and the Chef dedication and masterful combination of flavors is a treat and a delight to the most demanding palates. The service is professional and attentive and the wine list is in harmony with the food. Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined in Paris, London, Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Bangladesh plus many U.S. restaurants. He and I both agree Restaurant Gwendolyn is top of the list for us! Our hours spent there was more than a dinner: it was a true dining experience. From the moment we were greeted at the door until we left their presence, everything was perfect. Highly recommended, already, to our friends. We are looking forward to going there again."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Wow. A bit pricey, but for the experience and for the fact that they actually serve real food, which is VERY rare these days, it was totally worth it! A truly unique experience!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This restaurant's "tasting menu from the 1850's" model is certainly not something you'll find many places, and they pull it off magnificently."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "There's a solid goodness and homemade appeal here within the haute of it all. It's hearty too; you'll never feel like you need to stop for a snack on the way home. We loved every dish and enjoyed the selection on the coursed dinners (he got 5, I got 3 so we could mix it up). We go back periodically because it's different every time, depending on what the chef has sourced and what's in season. True farm to table restaurant with sincerety and heart. Don't leave without coffee! It's small so make a reservation."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The entire experience was exceptional. I was shocked to have such amazing food in San Antonio. Highly recommended. I am a vegetarian and they had no problem accommodating me."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I am very disappointed to no be able to give a better review of the food. The quality of ingredients used by Restaurant Gwendolyn is high- everything, produce and meat, comes from within 150 miles and they even break down the carcasses in house. That being said, the flavors they put together in many dishes were far from pleasant. The lamb dish was overwhelmed by rosemary and citrus marmalade and the tar tar was also less than palate pleasing. The acorn squash was filled with butter and brown sugar and baked, simple, but not delicious. Also, if you're a party of 2, don't get the optional appetizer plate. With the 5 course menu it's way too much food. We were unable to enjoy my stuffed quail main course or the pecan dessert (best dishes)."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Very, very expensive and food wasn't up to the price this time. Wine pours still too small."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Excellent food from start to finish. Very limited in terms of options but if you're not picky and willing to try almost anything you will not be disappointed. I didn't expect much from the deserts but they were very good as well. Service was very attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Our party of four all opted for the 3 course prix fixe dinners, no wine paring, ordered a bottle of red. While waiting and waiting for our second course, we drank the first bottle and ordered another. We wanted wine with our entrees. Then waited and waited again for dessert course. The beef was dry and the pasta, tough. We had an order of caviar for two and got a plate with warm caviar and three blinis. We thought two or four would have made more sense (for two). I wish I could be a bit encouraging to this enthusiastic endeavor, but it all seemed like a great idea with no clue about how to execute. So sorry, but we did not enjoy this place!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "San Antonio restaurant. Love the concept, the execution, everything. This is the one my husband and I turn to for a great date night."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "For me, one of the best restaurants in town. The quality of the food is excellent, portion sizes are perfect if you're not seven times a healthy BMI, the price is high, but well worth it. I was slightly surprised to have papaya on the menu in November given the locally sourced produce, but suffice it to say the kitchen is not terribly limited. The atmosphere is very comfortable; clean, simple, and elegant without trying to be. The wait staff is excellent, and extremely knowledgeable but their lack of uniform, posture, and hipster demeanor might upset the high brow white collar crowd (read: Texas oil money looking for a steak). That's fine though as I doubt they'd really "get" the ideology that seems to motivate the restaurant."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Don't stop by here if you in a hurry. We had dinner here last week, and the food was great. Please do note, food is prepared as you order and it will take time."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "We went to Restaurant Gwendolyn on the recommendation of someone in whose taste we have great confidence. Perhaps because of the limited selection (3- and 5-course prix fixe dinners with limited choices within courses) our experience was not quite as wonderful as we had hoped. From a full menu, neither of us would have been likely to choose any of the courses we selected and, although the service was impeccable, it didn't quite make up for our disappointment with the food. Consequently, we thought the price was too high. We might go back on a future visit to San Antonio, but not before determining what the chef has selected for the evening's menu."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Wow - food and wine were amazing. Exciting to see part of the slow food movement reaching San Antonio. An excellent meal in a small, charming location right on the river."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "I have been to truly great restaurants, notable chefs preparing amazing local cuisine. My group of 4 had the 3-course tasting menu and 2 bottles of good pinot noir on a Saturday (early evening). I was excited about the tasting menu, because have had many tremendous experiences with them. In this case, there were definitely moments when we were delighted (direct hits) and others were underwhelming (big-time misses). The food was beautifully presented and appreciate that the chef was willing to accommodate several vegetarians in our group. I wanted to leave with no question that it was a great meal. It was a good meal, but honestly, I could replicate most of the dishes at home. Wait staff was outstanding - best part of the evening."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I was really worried about traveling to San Antonio for a convention. My fear was that I would be inundated with Tex-Mex and Steak Houses. Fortunately I found a gem of a restaurant that would be at home in any city that loves great well prepared and plated food. It is a small restaurant with a fantastic staff."
    Dined on 10/16/2013