About JW Marriott San Antonio - 18 Oaks

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.

23808 Resort Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78261
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 1:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Saturday and Sunday 7:00am - 10:45am

Cross Street:
TPC Parkway

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 491-5825

Website:
http://www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/satjw-jw-marriott-san-antonio-hill-country-resort-and-spa/18-oaks/168021/home-page.mi

Entertainment:
Live Music during our Sunday Champagne Brunch

Parking Details:
Private Parking Lot

Executive Chef:
Alex Glass

Private Party Facilities:
We offer 2 private dining rooms: The Vintners room which can accommodate up to 16 and The Main Private Room which can accommodate up to 80. We also have the Wine Bar which can hold up to 30 guests. Full restaurant buyouts are available with Food and Beverage minimums.

Private Party Contact:
Stephani Warfield: (210) 491-5864

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

JW Marriott San Antonio - 18 Oaks Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (4)
Scenic View (4)
Good for Groups (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went for our 1st Anniversary; it was such a wonderful experience, we went back the next night, also! The food is excellent, and so is the service. Ask for Jacob if you go; he is attentive and very pleasant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful Sunday brunch. Excellent selection and multiple desert options. Unfortunately it’s very expensive so this will only be an occasional treat.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent food and friendly staff, what more to ask for!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great service from Chase. Always a favorite place to eat.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had the filet and bone in ribeye. Phenomenal steaks. The drinks, salads and brussel sprouts/cauliflower were great too. Will definitely be back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was a great restaurant. From the valet all the way to the manager were more than a pleasure to deal with.
The food was outstanding and the wait staff was spectacular.
The entire meal was stellar. Kudos 18 oaks.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We always enjoy eating here but this was especially great as Christian (our waiter) was beyond outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Incredibly Disappointed. We went on a surprisingly slow Saturday evening and service was very slow. The ambiance was stuffy and felt like it was straight out of a 70's knock off of The Standard Club. Food was unimpressive and overpriced. I get that this is at a resort and part of the club, but I am from Chicago and have dined in NY, Vegas, LA, and Houston regularly and while the pricing tries to compete with those destinations, the quality does not come close. The crab cakes were "good" but nothing special. The charcuterie board was much smaller than we had expected. The presentation and plating of the food was some of the worst we had seen. My boneless ribeye looked like it was dropped on a plate with a 1/4 over roasted onion as garnish. The cauliflower with gruyere cheese was literally 1/2 a head of cauliflower uncut and looked like queso poured over it. The duck fat cooked brussel sprouts were probably the best thing we had and I want to tell you they were amazing, but that would be a significant overstatement. I don't want to forget to mention that while we asked for our 4 y/o son's grilled cheese to come out before the meal, it arrived 15 minutes after everyone else's meal (I mean come on, it's grilled cheese and 15 minutes???). The "wild game" of the night was Lamb shank. I don't know where Lamb is wild game, but I was told it was just "alright" by my friend who loves lamb. The evening ended with desserts and it took surprisingly long (almost 30 minutes) for them to come out. My wife and I split the creme brûlée while the other couple had the apple crisp or something like that, I guess that is why it took so long to make that. The next night we all got together again for NYE and our feelings were the shared by both couples that we will not return. If you are going to drop this much money, Bohanan's, Perry's or The Palm are much better options.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Steaks were great tasting and service was spot on. Jefferson manhattans were great tasting

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Over pricing and underwhelming. Two beers on draft. Service was slow. Hotel type service pretending to be be upscale.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was a wonderful way to spend our 47th anniversary! The food was superb...best steak we've ever had! Delicious salad, excellent service. We loved our surprise desert we received at the end of our meal. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our recent dining experience at 18 Oaks was superb. Lovely atmosphere, quality food, and outstanding friendly service. Highly recommend the Wagyu filet. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christian remains an excellent waiter!
Disappointed that online menu was not updated, as choices I was planning to order were no longer available (spicy crab with avocado, smashed fingerling potatoes with creamy horseradish) or have been removed in the past (braised kale with bacon). However, Wagyu Filet remains my top choice and worth returning for.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Menu changes based on season. Lot of food is from local farmers and ranchers. Always prepared excellent! I had the tomato soup that was absolutely amazing!! My husband had a steak that was delicious. He is very particular about his teams and would rate this as one of the best! Service here is always great. The homemade pickles and jerky are off the chain delicious! You can’t go wrong with dinner here for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Was here for a special occasion - sadly the service was not special, after over an hour of waiting we were offered more bread and told there were still several tickets ahead of us. It was a child's birthday and 5 hungry children were not thrilled to have waited so long. A manager noted they were understaffed and did his best to help; but it was poor service all night and despite great food, the experience was ruined!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service, great food and a great place for dinner with friends.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for the Santa breakfast. The pancakes and waffles were soggy, and most of the food at the buffet was getting cold or rubbery. Santa was great, but would've been nice to have a background up- there was a flatscreen TV and golfing pics behind his head. Overall, really disappointing. I'm not quite sure how you mess up pancakes.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was delicious! Everything we had was amazing. One of the best steaks i have ever had. Wonderful crab cakes too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food!!! Great service !! You have to try it !!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were on vacation and went here for a date. We were pleased at the ambiance . Great service and food. Good wine choices by bottle but I would recommend more high end reds by the glass.
Not everyone wants a bottle. We were pleased that most were dressed in the dining area with nice attire. Please continue to request collared shirt for men during dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Was a busy evening, I understand. But our food took 1 hour and 16 minutes to arrive AFTER we ordered. Two of the steaks were so underdone that they had to be sent back. Mine was still raw after sending it back at which point I gave up. Seriously overpriced and the "a la carte" means that anywhere else you get a salad and side included with a $50 steak, but here each is an additional $10 so the $50 steak is really $70! It wasn't the waiter's fault and manager tried to apologize for late and uncooked food with free dessert, but was too little too late. Very very very disappointing.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Steak excellent. Bread was very tasty and baked potatoes were A+

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Unimpressed. Steaks were "OK" but nothing special. Side dishes were also nothing to write home about. Service was the bright spot in the evening. Pretty pricey for so-so meal.

JT

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had to make a reservation at either 5:15 or 9 or after, but when we got there the restaurant was almost empty and remained so for the majority of the night. The food was good, but extravagantly expensive.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very excellent food and service but very expensive.
Be prepared for 50$ a person minimum with only 1 glass of wine.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice evening, we had the bacon as a starter and was not disappointed. A few glasses of wine and before we knew it our main courses were the. We both ordered for the specials of the day, me the wild game and my wife from the sea. We were not disappointed. Overall, a good experience.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food. Timely service.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

really good food. great atmosphere. Our server was terrific. overall very good experience for a business dinner

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Phenomenal service with small unique touches that differentiate it from other steak houses.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very expensive, very good, great service worth it, all servers were fabulous

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our reservation was early in the evening, no tables had been seated, yet we waited very long to be seated - even though we inquired twice

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My wife and I had our “date night” at this restaurant and enjoyed everything about the dining. The waiter did a great job presenting the menu and explaining it to us as it was our first time dining here. The waiters/waitresses all greeted us as we walked in. Felt very welcoming and not over the top or forced. The food was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went to celebrate our Anniversary. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fantastic evening with friends! Food was outstanding!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always love this place! Delicious food and unlimited mimosas. Who could ask for more?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our reservation was for 7:30, we got there at 7:24. Was told we had to wait until 7:30 to be seated. At 7:30 I walked back up to the counter and still had to wait to be seated. Once seated the wait staff was friendly and great. We didn't get our food until 8:25. The steaks were prepared just the way we liked them, the carrots and green beans were outstanding and I don't even like green beans. Overall experience was good. A little pricey but food was good.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner at 18 Oaks! We tried the two specials, halibut and antelope and they were both delicious. The waiter even decanted our bottle of wine which you don't see very often. Totally recommend 18 Oaks!

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything about this place was fantastic. From the fresh bread to the juicy rib-eye, it was all delicious. I would also recommend trying their truffle cream corn. My wife and I are a huge fan of this place. The service was also excellent. Our waiter was super nice and always very attentive to us.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outstanding service and the food was exceptional. A bit noisy but the meal was very enjoyable.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Healthy, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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