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Ida Claire - San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Ida Claire - San Antonio

4.6
4.6
1557 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern

Ida Claire is a funky, southern influenced restaurant & bar open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is notched up southern but has influences from different regions. You’ll most likely see dishes you’ve heard of before but with little twists here and there.

Our sandwiches will be served on biscuits & we’ll have chicken & waffles on every menu. Brunch is obviously southern & will be a big part of what we do. The drinks are takes on classics like the Mint Julep but revved up & including a lot of house made ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Breakfast, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 667-2145

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nels Christensen

  • Private party facilities

    Ida Claire is an intriguing, southern-inspired destination for relaxing suppers, slow weekend brunching or a meeting hub for business breakfasts, lunches, and happy hours.

  • Private party contact

    Kiley Sage: (855) 560-8083

  • Neighborhood

    Alamo Heights

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,557 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Great for Brunch

  • San Antonio

    Most Booked

  • San Antonio

    Great for Brunch

  • San Antonio

    Most Booked

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  1. D

    Denise

    Baltimore

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise.. the service was over the top 😀 and the food was very good shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes stand out
  2. CT

    CherylT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fantastic service! Fried green tomatoes are delicious!
  3. A

    Alpaka

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    A cute place with a nice theme, but it was super loud. I think the chef must have had an off night because everything tasted overwhelmingly and monotonously of pepper.
  4. M

    Maritza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ida Claire does a fantastic brunch! From the biscuits and gravy to the steak and eggs! I enjoyed the ambiance! The service was quick in every aspect. Also, highly recommend the Song in My Head cocktail. They use a seasonal Jam! My friends and I will certainly be going back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The pork rockets tasted great but they had small sharp shards of bones in them that make them hard to eat but also dangerous. I would prefer a whole rib. We told this to the waiters w and she said well at least they tasted good and walked off. She probably should have addressed our concerns better. The broccolini was good but undercooked. Too bad because I was excited to eat here.
  6. ML

    MikeL

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu selection is amazing, food is top notch, our waiter David was amazing... and the drinks! can't forget about the drinks!
  7. KC

    KCN78209

    San Antonio

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    A very energetic spot and has a chain like feel. Servers are eclectic and interact with scripted material and seemed to be instructed to flip tables. All three burgers were ordered medium rare but came well done. Our server did take them back and we were given correct orders. The food tasted very processed. Aperol Spritz came with crushed ice and a lime...?
  8. DD

    DininginDallas

    San Antonio

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Made reservations online for 1pm. We were seated around 1:25. All the food came out except mine, catfish Poboy and salad. She finally brought out the salad about 10 minutes later by itself and said the poboy would still be a bit longer. The poboy finally arrived about the time others were finishing their meal. My husband also said his chicken sliders tasted like seafood. I’ve had great visits here before, this was not 1 of those times.
  9. RH

    RobertH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Quiche was wonderful. The French toast was great, but toast had cooled off some before coming to the table. All food needs to be served hot.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was barely warm, nearly cold. Service was so so. They did comp my meal which was fine, but overall it didn’t live up to the hype.
  11. DS

    DavieS

    San Antonio

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    We were meeting for lunch and to visit. The food and service were good but the noise level was too loud. The next time I eat here, I am going to request a table away from the noisy sections. I should have asked to move to a quieter section. It did spoil our visit.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upon suggestion of a friend we decided to try out Ida Claire's. I had heard it was southern comfort food. I love southern food but think of lots of fried food not necessarily on a lot of low calorie diets. I'm so glad we went. The service was excellent. We had reservations but we're seated right away. I can see why reservations are recommended, especially on weekends. The food was exceptionally good. The biscuits were suggested. They didn't disappoint. The bacon gravy was so tasty. They serve a jam of the week. This week's was strawberry peach. It's served in a way that you can try both. I chose the Nanny's Summer Salad which is a watermelon tomato salad with grains and a vinaigrette dressing. That was to die for. I could have added protein to it but chose not to. My husband got the Backyard Burger. It looked scrumptious. He's not into spicy foods and detected a hint of horseradish in the special sauce. I thought it was great and added a nice depth of flavor. The burger came with house made potato chips. They were perfect for me. Just the right crisp to the chip. We detected a hint of heat but doesn't linger. Adds a depth of flavor. Our glasses weren't empty. The server gave us time between the appetizer and taking our order to give us time to enjoy the biscuits. We chose the bourbon pecan pie with ice cream for dessert. A piece of seasonal peach pie followed up home for later. The decor and atmosphere give the restaurant a homey vibe. We will definitely return. The price reflected the value of the food and quality of service. I can see why reservations are recommended on the weekends. The music was pleasant. A definite return trip is planned to try brunch.
  13. DF

    Dining4Fun

    San Antonio

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great birthday brunch at Ida Claire! Our server was very personable and the food was great. We intend to return when it's not so hot and we can take advantage of the nice patio. Thanks!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We came for brunch and the menu had a great variety of southern dishes with their own unique twists. The food was delicious and fresh and our server was friendly and attentive. I definitely recommend making reservations on the weekend, especially for large groups. There were 7 of us and we were seated right away thanks to our reservation while we could see a lot of people waiting a long time to be seated. We sat inside and although the interior is beautifully decorated, the music was so loud I could not hear my friends on the other end of the table. It was very distracting and put a damper on what was supposed to be us catching up after not seeing each other for months. I would still recommend the restaurant and would return but not for a large group knowing the music volume is what it is.
  15. RH

    RobertH

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. If you don’t like a noisy restaurant, eat outdoors. It’s lovely and very relaxing outdoors and quite.
  16. AT

    AshleyT

    San Antonio

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, service and food as always! We love our Ida Family and appreciate all they do!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food.
  18. h

    honeybee

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I enjoyed the food although the chicken salad was a little too spicy for me. next time I'll order something else. The fried green tomatoes were wonderful! Also, it was a little too noisy for me but I'm old so I guess that's to be expected. Overall, I enjoyed my lunch and I'll be back
  19. JG

    JennG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fantastic and the food was great. I love the look of the restaurant and how easy going it is and the brunch menu. We made a reservation online and still had to wait 25 minutes for our table for two? What's the use of making reservations if when you get there your table isn't available didn't make any sense. Will be making a reservation for earlier time and then just getting there 15 minutes later
  20. DN

    DuanN

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time going to Ida Claire and I must it did not disappoint.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so polite and helpful, we had a delicious breakfast for two and everything was so tasty, coffee was so good and my favorite was the avocado toast! You have to try it ! Good ambience
  22. CT

    CoreyT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Based off of the outside my wife and I were a little hesitant about the food & that’s exactly why you don’t judge a book by its cover! Our server Blake (from Dallas) did an excellent job explaining the menu, had a positive attitude, surprised me with a drink & just was a whole vibe. Food was excellent & fresh! We will definitely be visiting again!
  23. DS

    DavidS

    Austin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is very creative and the food has always been very well made. Also, get the biscuits to start with, the home made jam and butter are amazing
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best breakfast I’ve ever had! The biscuits were amazing!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    did not let me down! 10 out of 10 would recommend :)
  26. BS

    BearS

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service I have been so many times and love it every time! The biscuits are great and they come with fun sauces/butters depending in when you order them.
  27. DG

    DianeG

    San Antonio

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good range of options on the menu and food was very good. Dinner service felt a little rushed. Will definitely go back as want to try some other menu offerings.
  28. NB

    NicoleB

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Biscuits are a must have!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time there it was the environment that made want to book a reservation there. Server was excellent and the food was good just a little over priced. Overall, would go back and I wish they would have put on the lights to take the vibe to another level.
  30. t

    thomas

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was very good but the service was disappointing. Twice the server had to come back to tell me that what I ordered wasn't available. Also, the server never came back to check on us after the food was delivered or offer a refill for my iced tea.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Here for Birthday. Prices were reasonable. Service was good. Food was good except they ran out of the dessert we wanted. Redfish was the best of the meals we ordered.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food3service1ambience3
    Paid for an iced coffee that I never received
  33. SA

    SAT1

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pancakes could have been a bit fluffy, too flat Hash, monte cristo and duck nachos were delicious!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Happy we had an early reservation so we could eat and get on with the day after. The place was very busy by the time we left. We look forward to making more frequent trips for brunch.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Server took a bit long to get our order. I need Friday Brunch Menu. Had the chicken and waffles chicken was super salty. My mimosa was served in a margarita glass. Really?!? Not impressed. Cute but I won’t recommend.
  36. T

    Texasfoodie1

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and service, but would love it if the music was turned down to talk to guests at the table. Consistently good!
  37. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been three times and every time the food has been outstanding! The waitstaff is very friendly and helpful.
  38. BF

    BarbaraF

    St. Louis

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Music was too loud, our server spoke very fast, food was too spicy for us.
  39. PN

    PNikki

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manger really helped me with reservations. The wait staff was wonderful and patient with our party of 15.
  40. l

    love2beout

    San Antonio

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place for brunch. All the food we ordered was really really good - chicken and waffles, quiche, fried green tomato Benny, chicken sausage, crawfish beignets (SO good, dipping sauce delicious) and mimosa setups!!! The in my thing missing is coffee drinks - not biggie I’ll just get one before I go next time. The open kitchen is so cool - nice to preview dishes coming off the line. The quaintness of the decor is very relaxing, even with the lively noise level.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ida Claire - San Antonio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 667-2145.

Ida Claire - San Antonio is rated 4.6 stars by 1557 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today
Google Map for Ida Claire - San Antonio

7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209-1870

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Alamo Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Breakfast, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nels Christensen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (210) 667-2145

  • Private party facilities

    Ida Claire is an intriguing, southern-inspired destination for relaxing suppers, slow weekend brunching or a meeting hub for business breakfasts, lunches, and happy hours.

  • Private party contact

    Kiley Sage: (855) 560-8083

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