Ida Claire - San Antonio
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Diverse food and drink menu. Loved the outdoor dining.
Though the food and the ambiance is great at Ida Claire. Management needs much improvement. During this visit my friend walked
Into the restaurant from the patio to
Go the restroom slipped and fell on water that was on the floor next to the bar. Her wrist was injured badly and immediately showed signs of a possible break. There was no wet floor sign. After she fell the staff mopped the floor where she slipped but still no wet floor signs were placed. Though staff was attentive the management needs clear training on how to respond when an incident like this occurs. The MOD was not helpful when it came to requesting a copy of accident report and was actually rude and condescending. My friend was in excruciating pain and this manager insisted that she denied help because she was going to be driven to the ER rather than have medics come. So she had them call for medics so she could get a report of the incident.
Turns out she broke her wrist in three places and may need surgery.
Three days later and still no call from this establishment or the i Shane’s CE to see how she’s doing, etc.
This is a second person I know who has fallen at the restaurant. Luckily that person was ok but again all management did during that time was a mere apology and no incident report.
I understand accidents can happen but clearly this management team needs better training on accident/safety management.
So please watch your steps at Ida Claire!
It was our first time and we enjoyed it! Server was amazing and friendly. Food and atmosphere was A1. Definitely going back for movie night that our server mentioned to us. We had no idea this occurred. Supper excited!! Thank you!!!
Hi CurrieP, thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We really appreciate it! Our next movie night will be December 3rd and we are playing Home Alone, you can always call us at 210-667-2145 to reserve your seat!
Simply the Best Place to have a Sunday brunch in San Antonio. Love the biscuits and the grapefruit mimosas. Reservations required for Saturday and Sunday brunch if you want to get a table outside.
Overall, I was disappointed with my visit this time. We had a server that was very inattentive and only did one “drive by” check in at my table the entire time we were there. When taking the order, we felt rushed by the server and my kids (19 & 17 yrs old) said that it felt like he didn’t want to be at work. They laughed it off but it bothered me because I expect so much more from Ida Claire. My plate was warm at best. My children’s plates were piping hot and were enjoyed. Our drinks were never refreshed. When the server brought the check, there was no thanks or have a good day. I am likely to return again because I love the ambiance, food, ease of making a reservation, and their customer service is generally great. However, if I have this experience a second time I will not hesitate to call a manger over in the moment and definitely will not return.
Food was excellent but noise level was unrelenting. Would only eat outside next time unless they turn the music volume down.
Ida was great as usual. And our server Nathaniel pampered us as always...
Nathaniel said he is ready to keep the pampering coming on your next visit!
We sat outside, the tables were separated and clean. Waitress wore mask and food was great, Nashville Chicken is amazing as well as the Mac and Cheese.
Thanks for the 5 stars and a great shout out to my favorite entre combo here at Ida Claire! hope to see you guys again soon
@idaclairesa to the rescue!!! Thank you @idaclairesa for another perfect dinner. You saved our evening from a terrible experience at @cappysrestaurant ... I Do Declare that @idaclairesa hit every mark with their food, service, and ambience... And their Ding Dong Cake tasted like an actual Hostess Ding Dong. But we recommend that the Restaurant Hostess should serve the Ding Dong Cake... haha, jus sayin #idaclairesanantonio #ribeye #porkchop #dingdongcake
Ida Claire - bacon gravy fantastic, gumbo and grits and short rib very good. Steak and pork chop not good. Outside=flies
Brunch with friends. Great patio.
Limited breakfat menu.
Great patio area, vinyl hour is our favorite, and the service was wonderful.
Service was impeccable! Food; delicious! DJ is amazing and made our experience superb! Thank you!
As always, the service, food and atmosphere were exceptional. It’s our favorite place to go and relax.
We sat outside for HH. Nice variety on cocktails/wine and appetizers on the menu. Great waiter. Was sad they have stopped serving the fried red velvet cake dessert for the holidays, but the Ding Dong cake was a good second! They had a greater singer with guitar. Tables were spaced nicely and folks wore masks when walking. It was so nice being outside and relaxing! Will be back.
Food was outstanding, service by my waiter was superb. I was ten min late so my reservation was cancelled so I had to stand in line again. So seating outside was out of the question
Emily was amazing
First time at this place was delicious! We arrived 40 mins before our reservation and they were able to sit us sooner than we expected. Service was perfect! We will be back for sure.
So glad to hear you had an amazing experience. Thank you for the feedback.
Service was great. Every plate coming out of the kitchen looked amazing. Food was delicious.
Tina, Thank you for the great review!
Very aesthetically appealing to the eyes. Loved the decor. Service was phenomenal. Food was delicious. Definitely coming back
The food, décor, and service!!!!! Awesome to hear about your experience. We look forward to your next visit.
Amazing biscuits, great service, and stellar drinks! The Mamajuana is a must have.
From appetizers to dessert fantastic!
Old Fashion is best in town. Nashville Hot Chicken is great.
How bout that Old Fashioned! Thank you for the great feedback.
I love this place! We go every time we come to San Antonio. I wish they had one in Austin!!!
What a gem! Loved everything about this place... the fanciful decor, great service, and the food! Oh my! We started with biscuits and mimosas. The biscuits and homemade condiments were amazing! I had the shrimp and grain bowl and my son had the fried chicken BTL. We just couldn’t stop smiling... a new favorite!
Never can miss with Ida Claire -always great food, great cocktails, great service.
Ida’s was great as usual. Our waiter Nathaniel is the best.
Nathaniel rocks! Thank you for your great review.
I have always been pleased with my cocktails and meals at Ida Clare. Short Ribs are fabulous as is the Monte Cristo sandwich. Always love the Fried Genn Tomatoes. Serving staff were very helpful and friendly!
Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
It was an awesome relaxed place for our 15th anniversary. My wife loved it. Food was great.
The patio is quite nice. The food was alright but not terrific. The hostess was very casual about keeping her mask on and wasn't covering her nose. Same with the server. This is not acceptable.
Would recommend! The place is super cute and chic. The staff is super welcoming and friendly. I had the chicken and waffles. The chicken was AMAZING, the waffles were a little on the plain side but overall it was a great experience!
Our party of 6 ordered the meat& cheese -hummus boards and biscuit appetizers/ they were delicious however they came 5-10 minutes apart and were served without napkins utensils/plates I had to remind two people before they brought some-food was good and on time but dessert was disappointing since I had called the day before to ensure they were going to have cake since it was a birthday celebration and they did not have any- however our server put a candle on the pecan pie so it was ok. Overall the service was good and friendly just sort of chaotic and disorganized
Food was delicious! Service was really fast and had a great atmosphere.
Had a wonderful time. Service was excellent and the food was just as good. I had the short ribs and it tender and tasty. We also had dessert and was delicious. I will definitely be going back.
Our waiter was very good. We had the fried cauliflower with a ranch style dip. So good but too spicy for me. My husband had the spicy fried chicken which he said had great flavor but it was very greasy. I loved my pimento cheeseburger and house made chips. Again the pimento cheese and chips were spicy but I enjoyed the burger. For dessert we had the ding dong cake. Seven layers of dark chocolate with a cream filling. Delicious! We shall return!
Fun restaurant, great ambience! Loved the food. Very busy, fast paced restaurant.
This is our third time there and our third disappointment. The ambience is cool and you want to like it, but the food is overpriced and mediocre. Presentation good but when it comes to taste, oversalted and if fried, extra greasy. We will not be back.
Birthday. Friendly service
The smoked chicken salad sandwich came with an untoasted grocery store buN and we actually found a twist tie wrap from the packaging in our sandwich. The braised short rib was excellent. Ambiance is great. Would come back but avoid the smoked chicken salad sandwich. Also the nashville cauli starter is good and crispy
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 552 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.