JW Marriott San Antonio - 18 Oaks

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701 reviews
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Steakhouse
18 Oaks focuses on outstanding quality of meats and seafood prepared with style and expertise. Food is masterfully prepared showing a sensibility of season leveraging the best products in Texas. The Menu gracefully flows from a modern breakfast to a lunch menu of American flair with a splattering of steakhouse favorites to a classic steakhouse in the evenings. Entrees feature skillfully prepared premium steaks and seafood with your choice of sauces...located within the majestic grounds of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. 18 Oaks not only is the center of activity in the TPC San Antonio Club House, but we represent the highest level of commitment to locally produced, organic ingredients in the area, leveraging the strong relationships developed with local farmers, ranchers, winemakers and brewers. The design is a delicate balance of warm tones and cool textures that reflect a lively, refined and inviting space.

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Sun 10:00AM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love 18 Oaks and go several times a year for special events such as anniversary and Valentine’s Day and birthdays. We have visited a couple of other high-end steak houses in recent months and we just keep coming back to 18 Oaks as our favorite steakhouse. The bread with the pickles and beef jerky is a great way to start the dinner followed by amazing salads and the steaks we had this last time or some of the best we’ve ever had. They were perfectly cooked and delicious. The cream corn is one of our favorite sides although all of their sides are fantastic. A sweet treat for us is the cocktails and the fact that the bartender is excellent at creating surprise drinks based on what we tell him we like. We love handcrafted cocktails and 18 oaks always delivers whether it be a cocktail on the menu or something we ask the bartender to surprise us with. Our meal ended with dessert and coffee which was a perfect ending. Our servers were excellent and always give excellent suggestions. We really love this restaurant and will continue to come back.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was perfect.

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service accompanied an incredible meal!

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GF
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were exceptional. An outstanding steak and chop house. The openness of the restaurant (bar and dining) made intimate dining difficult. Menu selections were somewhat limited. Still a great restaurant.

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RR
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary date

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and amazing steak! The server was extraordinarily knowledgeable about the menu and was able to answer all questions we had. Besides the server, the management checked on us as well and was committed to ensuring we had a wonderful dinning experience., which we did!

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Louis was our waiter and was probably one of the beat we had in San Antonio. His timing was spot on, and was attentive to many details other wait staff miss. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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JM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife an I go here for special occasions. It is always quiet and the staff is great. Great food.

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JF
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch, as always, was terrific. This was our fourth visit to 18 Oaks for brunch, and we have never been disappointed. My wife and I have to drive nearly 100 miles to get to the restaurant, well worth the trip!

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JB
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: Superb. Massive rain storm causing many cancellations and we showed up 10 minutes before closing. We were concerned we’d be rushed and service would slack. Just the opposite occurred. Food was awesome and friendly accommodating service ensued.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole dining experience was first class! Our servers brought us complimentary glasses of Champagne, a flatbread with the most delicious crust I’ve ever tasted, and a small plate of homemade pickles and beef jerky (fun!) We split a crab cake starter, (unique and delicious presentation), the caesar salad, a Windy Bar Ranch 7oz filet and a loaded baked potato (a meal in itself!) More than enough food and the courses were nicely spaced so we didn’t get full too fast, and there was plenty of time for intimate conversation in between. If you want to know what a hug tastes like, order the bread pudding! Made for a delightful anniversary date!!

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MN
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday and enjoyed the food and service. The Sunday brunch was wonderful! Thank you!

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Loved all the different varieties of food. Our server was amazing as well!

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MV
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment was really nice and quiet.
The food was very tasty. I especially loved the desert. The staff were all friendly. Overall great experience

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CS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were there right after New Years so maybe it was a staff experience. But our seating experience was not good. We asked to sit by the fire place and the hostess said that the server was too busy in that section. What is this place a Denny’s? Also the food was just ok. We ended up going off property to Paesanos that was cheaper and better the next night.

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DR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were out on a date. The service was great. There was a family near us that had a child watching the iPhone to keep the child quiet, but had the iPhone volume probably as high as it could go. I suppose it was probably that or a screaming kid. I get it, I’ve got kids. Anyways, that’s why the noise level rating was a little higher. As for the food, my wife and I warmed up with the crab cakes. Pretty delicious with pickles on top. A bit different, but good. Then we decided to split a Caesar salad and the halibut (one of their specials). I’m not sure if they were being generous with their split serving, but I’m happy we did split, because I was stuffed after. The Caesar salad was great. We did have to send it back initially because it was pretty overdressed...but I know some people like it that way, but neither my wife or I could eat it initially. However, second go around was amazing. So great flavor, just a little too much. The. The halibut was a good sized filet over some rice with sauce. Again, we had the split portion and still my filet was a decent size. The filet was delicious. I wasn’t crazy about the rice and sauce, but still worth it. So, we had a great night and our server was great. Portion sizes would be very large, I presume, based on our nearly full sized “split” portions. Great flavor but missing the mark just a little on a couple things. Would definitely go back.

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HG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!!! We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant!

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JS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch dining experience from menu to service. Casey, Joe and the rest of the team work together to deliver an excellent dining experience you will want to repeat often.

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JW
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service for celebrating a Wedding Anniversary!

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and staff very attentive. Steaks were very tasty and the entire experience was great. I would rate a 10

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have eaten at 18 oaks for our anniversary for the past 2 years. Their wagyu steak is the absolute best cut of meat we have ever eaten. The service was phenomenal and the ambiance is beautiful. I would eat here every weekend if I could afford it.
(The only complaint I had this visit had nothing to do with the service for food and everything to do with the other customers. It was the unbelievable number of small children there were at the restaurant. I myself have a toddler, whom I love and obsess over, and I would never bring him to this type of restaurant. We had a babysitter for this very reason. It was a little difficult to enjoy our evening out with crying and screaming tiny humans in our ear most of the night.)

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OT
San Antonio
25 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love! Amazing dinner, drinks, and service. I would highly recommend 18Oaks.

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MM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mixmaster Mike the bartender started our evening out right. He helped us create the right drink for each of us. Our meal was excellent. My steak was cooked perfectly, and the veggies we selected were excellent and fresh. We will be back.

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YS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Sat too close to a very noisy drunk table (at 11am on a Sunday) but otherwise a great Christmas brunch with Santa. Awesome food and service

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ES
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We've been to 18 Oaks numerous times these past few years and this is the first time I can say I was disappointed. Between the steaks not being cooked properly (two medium well steaks came in medium; one medium came in medium rare, etc.); seasonings on the steak being off, slow service, and desserts which are typically on par arrived at our table lukewarm - it made for a disappointing evening.

This may have been an off night; however when spending over $300 on the meal restaurants can't afford to have an off night like this. I had touted that this was probably one of the best steaks in town this past year; however based upon the steaks we received it has been downgraded quite a bit.

I'm hopeful it's a one-time occurrence; however it still won't salvage the evening.

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MM
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rose and Nathan were awesome. When I was undecided about which to pick, Nathan suggested both and I asked you can do that, he replied "I can make it happen". Above expectations. Loved it

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Best steaks in San Antonio.

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ER
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful! Service, food, drinks....we can’t wait to come back!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at 18 Oaks Steakhouse for our thanksgiving dinner with our adult kids. The service was impeccable, the food was fantastic and a very nice setting. I would definitely recommend!

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M
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great food. The steak and scallops were outstanding, and the bread pudding for dessert was over the top. Enjoy the sweet with a cup of 18 oaks "adult" coffee, you won't be disappointed.

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OK
Oklahoma City
52 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is about our 5th time to eat at 18 Oaks at JW Marriott San Antonio. We are from Oklahoma City. The food and service are most excellent. You can't miss.

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GB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Jacob helped ensure our 30th wedding anniversary was memorable. From the appetizers to the main course, food was farm to table fresh.

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SA
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and friendly staff. Was a great atmosphere for our anniversary dinner. Not a very big menu, but each dish was so unique and delicious, especially the cream corn!

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KK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

We arrive 5 min before reservation. Restaurant was at 50% capacity. Waited 10 min for a table. Hostess said they were making sure it was perfect. 2 parties came in behind us and were seated. When we were escorted to our table, it was wet, smeared with grease and crumbs. If was a large 4 top very near the live music that we could hear neither the waitstaff or each other. We asked to be moved to one of the other 20 open tables. We arrived an hour before brunch was over and were left with remnants of the entrees. While the server was quick to bring refills of my mimosa without being asked, our coffee or water was not refilled a single time. Service was very slow. The thawed desserts were flavorless. I guess for $115 for 2, I expected more. We planned to go to the 18 Oaks again tonight for a steak dinner, but will now be going off property instead.

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JH
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious. Juliettee was a fantastic server!!

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P
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous...the filet mignon was one of the best I've ever had! Our waiter was very attentive. Excellent restaurant!

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VA
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love this restaurant. My husband and I go every year for my birthday (and we live in Virginia!) We always opt for the wild meat choice because the chef really knows what he is doing in the kitchen. Most recent dinner was Axis deer and the best macaroni and cheese ever. Ever.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Needed a nice meal as a part of showing my wife she is truly worth it (and she is).

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent, however, you should plan to spend a LONG time there for dinner...like two hours. Also, it is incredibly loud in the dining room. That being said, I will definitely dine there again because the food was outstanding.

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