Sweetfire Kitchen - La Cantera Resort and Spa

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157 reviews
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Sweet Fire Kitchen, located on the lobby level, features an open-air exhibition style kitchen with a wood fired pizza oven. Guests will enjoy a twist on regional, home-style cuisine along with signature dishes from our fire roasted oven. The casual dining venue offers indoor seating with spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country and al fresco dining overlooking Plaza San Saba. Whether you're craving an unexpected take on deviled eggs or a classic wood fired pizza, SweetFire Kitchen guests can have it all. The restaurant also offers a full service bar with unique craft cocktails, an extensive wine list and draught beers.
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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Wait staff left quite a bit to be desired

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Awful. The service was ok and the food was subpar. When we asked for tools to break my friends lobster the chef argued with her. Very unprofessional. I also made them aware of an allergy I had at the beginning of the meal. They brought my food out with the one ingredient I said I was allergic to. Thank god I know what to look for in my food because they came back and said oh yeah it has it in there but that’s the only way we make it. So, you were going to let me eat it and just hope it didn’t cause anaphylaxis?!? The manager wasn’t much help and admitted the service wasn’t great but they were getting better. Will not go back.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. I recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was great but a little pricey with not many options on Valentines menu. The service from the start was off. Hostess wasn’t very hospitable and our server was hard to find. He took pretty long to bring our wine and being that we could not find him we didn’t get to order another glass. He dropped the food and we didn’t see him until we flagged another waiter for our bill. He dropped the bill without a word and came back to pick up without a word. After finally dropping back off the card after ten minutes he again just dropped the bill without a word. His demeanor was very cold and didn’t say thank you for dining with us. We felt like bodies is this restaurant rather than guests. With the amount this place charges you wills think they would have better service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Four star potential but 1 1/2 Star service

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G
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went to the restaurant on Valentine’s Day. I was not impressed with the food and the service was kind of slow.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Reasonable setting; service sometimes slow.
Menu somewhat uninspiring

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m
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Attended dinners cocktail conference dinners and brunch there. All outstanding. This time was so bad we left. One hour to get cocktail m, French 75 was not drinkable... cognac champagne and a cherry not ingredients in a French75. Only got appetizer which was a pizza that somehow arrived before the drink... how can a pizza cook faster?
Had to leave after 1:30. Nothing to drink. Unimpressive appetizer.
Very disappointing

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We wanted to try Sunday brunch buffet. It’s $45 pep person. While the food was ok it was not great. For what we got it was not worth the price. The buffet included Bloody Mary bar , I don’t think it actually had any alcohol in it. We were disappointed.

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

We were not impressed. We even ordered dessert. Not a fan.

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

Took both my children 10yrs and 11yrs old to have Breakfast with the Grinch. LOVED everything about the event. The Sweet Fire kitchen along with the Resort was perfect to the T. My children had a blast and so did I. I more than likely enjoyed the event much more than them. Thank you to Sweet Fire kitchen and La Cantera Resort for hosting such a wonderful gathering and for welcoming so many children.

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JB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Sweetfire's food is excellent. Reasonable pricing for the quality and selection. High-energy atmosphere, almost loud.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience! Food was amazing!

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EK
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We had a really weird experience at SweetFire Grill. We were staying at the hotel for a girls weekend getaway and we went to dinner at SweetFire Grill. The restaurant was very, very load and the hostess came over to our table and told us that we needed to be quiet. So, we said let’s just pack up our food and take it back to our room. We got up and left and went back to the room. The hostess and wait staff then brought the food to our room bringing along the guest that complained about us being loud. We sort of figured out that the guest was just having fun with us, and joking around, but the hostess and staff were totally clueless and it was handled very awkwardly and we were very upset that the hotel staff brought another hotel guest to our room. Surely, that violates hotel policy. It made us very uncomfortable that another guest that we did not know, now knew where our hotel room was. The food was ok, but MUCH more training is needed. Not sure if we will return to La Cantera Resort. Which is too bad, we’ve had several girls nights here and always have had a good experience.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cory and team we're super! They made us feel welcome and special!

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Very limited menu and completely different from online.

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San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The manager was extremely accomodating to our desire for a quiet table, as the restaurant really isn't built for a romantic dinner. Our server, Ciera, was phenomenal, and the food was incredible. A great night and experience all around!

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MD
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

There 6 people in our party, and everyone agreed that this was the worst service ever. Items were served sporadically to each member of our party. One entree never arrived. We asked for a wine list, and never got it. We asked for knives, and never got them. Waitress was never available. After requesting the manager- his only response was "sorry". Terrible evening- our first and last visit.

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CW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had dinner at Sweetfire Kitchen. I had salmon, mashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts. The salmon was EXCELLENT... it was cooked to perfection and served hot! The disappointment was with the remainder of the meal. The potatoes were less than even lukewarm... a pat of butter I placed on top never melted. Ditto for the brussel sprouts -- stone cold. My companion ordered pizza which was "tasty" and served appropriately hot.

The next morning we gave Sweetfire another chance with breakfast. I ordered eggs benedict. The English muffin was not properly toasted, the eggs were overcooked to the point that there was no runny yolk at all. The Hollandaise sauce was near tasteless... and all stone cold. My companion ordered an omelet which was deemed "tasty" and appropriately hot. It came with some form of cubed potatoes which were, unfortunately, stone cold.

For the remainder of our 3-day stay, we dined at their Primero Cantina. Both of our meals there were excellent AND the food was served appropriately hot. I CAN recommend La Cantera's Primero Cantina!

I hope La Cantera addresses the issue of food temperature at their Sweetfire Kitchen. I believe it could be a very pleasant dining experience with a little more attention to temperature and cooking time.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside and enjoyed the awesome view. The food was excellent, cocktails were mixologist style and I couldn't recommend it more.

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G
Austin
67 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The ginger carrot soup was too salty as was the salmon and the Brussels Sprouts. The chef needs to leave the salt shaker alone for a bit. The service was rough. The waiter was harried and told us he had outside tables too that’s why he kept forgetting things. We got a bottle of white with no chiller. Asked him twice. Finally when food arrived we asked the person who delivered the food to find us one. It’s a lovely restaurant with lots of potential but needs a little management assistance.

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary here and the food was phenomenal. It was reasonable priced for the quality of food, drink and service received.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!!! Romantic, beautiful ambience and the attention to detail was superb

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and beautiful, wonderful food. We visited for restaurant week and so surprised how wonderful it was. Will definitely come again and bring guest with us. We only live 25min away and it completely worth it for the service, food, and ambience.

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L
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Some people might not be aware of the fact that you don't have to be a guest to eat at the La Cantera Resort. The resort is a wonderful place and the Sweetfire is a good restaurant. We had brunch there. It’s not very expensive. The food was delicious and the views of the landscape was beautiful. Staff were polite and helpful.

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CW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a quick one day getaway and didn't want to leave the hotel for any reason...we ate all our meals there - lunch, dinner, and brunch. Every meal was excellent! Friendly efficient service, delicious and unique menu items. loved it!

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a
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was absolutely excellent, we had the braised short rib and strip bass.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great price for a great meal! Thought our bill was wrong when we got it as it was way less than expected for a resort restaurant

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P
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

I felt like I was in the romper room. Kids we’re running around like it was a circus. For the price point, it should not be advertised as a nice restaurant if it’s not. I’ve had more peaceful meals at chic-fil-a.

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L
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the quail jalapeño poppers!

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CR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Our waiter Jaime was terrible. My husband walked up and gave the girl our names and said we had a reservation and she printed out the ticket and handed it to our waiter and said take them to their seat and he asked who? My husband and I were the only two people standing there. He brought us water and never came back to ask for a drink order other than water until about 30 minutes later. It took him 25 minutes to bring out my mimosa and my sister ordered coffee and a mimosa and he didn't bring the mimosa at all. You would think someone would keep bringing those out because thats an addition to the tab.

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DI
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here multiple times- food usually great, salads this time seemed less quality. The rest was very good, mildly pricey for a burger, ok for great Shrimp & Grits, appetizers good. More locals (like us) should try it- the atmosphere at the resort is great!

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S
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We has a nice experience at SweetFire Kitchen. We were fortunate to dine on an evening when a few wines, including a Kistler white, were on sale, so that made the dinner all the better. We started with the chacuterie plate which was well prepared and tasty. For the entree, I had the wood-fired salmon and it was wonderful. Others in our party had the steak, bone-in pork chop and halibut. The food was really good and prepared as requested. The only complaint was the restaurant was not crowded at all, but it took a really long time to be served our meal. We arrived at 7:45 and it was after 9:30 before our main courses were served. Overall, we had a delightful time, but don’t be in a hurry if you go.

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R
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was decent and fairly reasonably priced
. Nice ambience

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried chicken salad was out of this World and the service was awesome!

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was perfect for a date night with the hub. The crab and shrimp toast was beyond yummy!! I would have been fine with just that..my husband had the ribeye and Mac n cheese..I had the filet with veggies. Both our steaks were delicious though mine could have used a bit more sear on it but otherwise very tender and juicy. The most disappointing issue I had with the evening was my dessert. Their selection was nothing to “write home about”. It was just “ok”..I ordered the strawberry cake..let’s just say it was a waste of money to order it. It was bland, extremely dense with a waxy taste to the whipped frosting that coated the slice. I would have been better off with a piece of cake from Costco. So..basically enjoy the yummy food and please skip the dessert

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here a couple of times, both for dinner and for breakfast/brunch and the service has been very good, and the food very well prepared as well. The food on the breakfast buffet does not sit for very long before it is rotated. The staff is very attentive. When the weather permits, sitting on the outdoor covered porch presents great views and is very relaxing. Would recommend this venue to friends and family.

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the brunch buffet and it was very tasty and impressive. everything was very fresh, warm, and cooked perfectly. Will be coming back!

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

I’ve been here twice now and have been very pleased both times :) the staff is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is absolutely beautiful. As kind of a “hidden gem” the restaurant is nice and quiet as well. The food is fantastic and not too pricey! Very flavorful and good portions. My mom and I really liked the bread with butter (drizzled with honey and a touch of lavender) that they serve with your meal as well. Overall great experience

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HP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! Wonderful Mothers Day brunch. Staff was attentive and welcoming. I was wished a Happy Mother’s Day by several staff, including the young gentlemen directing me to the valet parking. I will be coming back every year for Mother’s Day brunch, I’ll convince my husband we need to come back every Sunday if y’all have Sunday brunch (y’all probably do and I just don’t know about it yet). Bravo!! Best Mother’s Day brunch ever!!

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