Windows on the River

3.7
29 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Windows on the River is located inside the Holiday Inn Riverwalk & you may enter through the front main entrance of the hotel. Relax after a day of meetings or sightseeing and dine with us at Windows on the River Restaurant and Lounge. This complete renovated space offers amazing split-level views of the River coupled with mouthwatering cuisine and an extensive wine list. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two, business dinner with colleagues or lively happy hour with friends. Check out the Chef's signature dishes.
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3.7based on all time ratings
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3.8
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3.7
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BW
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Value! Menu, food, and service are consistently good. Israel, our waiter was very attentive, pleasant but not overbearing! Perfect combination!

SM
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I found this place through OpenTable because the place I normally go to and it’s back up we’re both unavailable due to a Series of events at the same time downtown. The description gave it great promise and beckoned us with an elegant setting above the Riverwalk.
Parking is absolutely wonderful for going to dinner followed by a show at the Majestic theater. A small parking garage the Temple open spaces and free validation which meant free parking upon return. You can’t beat that!
Parking is absolutely wonderful for going to dinner followed by a show at the Majestic theater. A small parking garage though ample open spaces and free validation which meant free parking upon return. You can’t beat that! When is getting inside the lobby of the hotel though, things took a turn for the worse. There were no signs to be seen at all as to where to find the restaurant. Mind you, the hotel is a common hotel that can be seen in any cookie cutter sen when is getting inside the lobby of the hotel though, things took a turn for the worse. There were no signs to be seen at all as to where to find the restaurant. Mind you, the hotel is a common hotel that can be seen in any cookie cutter suburb and true to that genre, the lobby looks just like any other hotel in the affordable Business class level. We found the snack bar first then we found one person working the front counter and four people in line in front of us. We couldn’t find the restaurant though.
After getting directions and told to go down the hall, up some stairs and around to the left of a noisy open space bar we were greeted by a friendly attendant who welcomed us to the establishment.
Walking in to the restaurant area I was disappointed. It also had the same feel and style of a low to mid end hotel’s unbranded restaurant.
I felt like canceling then but knowing I couldn’t for lack of better options. When we were let down a short Jonte of steps and to the long open hall like seating area with ceiling to floor

JT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Israel did a fantastic job. He is a "10". The experience was exceptional and we will return.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location ~ FYI Its inside the Holiday Inn. Food was great, waitstaff excellent and very patient with us. We were a large group, made a lot of requests and were there for a very long time. Often restaraunts will try to rush you out but we never felt rushed, in fact they were very welcoming. Will definately be back on our next trip. Thank you!

b
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great view of the River Parade. Comfortable surroundings.
Mexican food buffet, from guacamole to flan, was nicely prepared and served.

BW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love eating here before the theatre! The service and value are great.

OT
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly informative knowledgeable and attentive., didn’t have to wait for anything. Great view of the Riverwalk. The food was quick but hot.
The ratings on here have a quiet place as two and a loud place as four. For me a loud place to where the waitstaff can not here me should be a zero and a quiet place should be a five. Thank you for the great service we will return again.

PT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could not find the restaurant. I was not able to keep the reservation

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a nice restaurant with reasonable prices. I will definitely come again when in down.

BW
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

a pleasant surprise; outstanding, efficient and pleasant staff; reasonably priced, adequate menu

RR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was very good and the price very reasonable. The staff was not as attentive as you would expect but all in all was a good place.

DB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Only thing nice about this was if you were sitting by the window for the view.

S
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Simply put, it's hotel food....nothing more and nothing less. The food was OK, the service adequate and the view a pretty standard view of the Riverwalk.

OT
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

This was a horrible restaurant. The view is nice, but McDonald’s has better quality food. The “smoked Gouda” queso was directly from a can. Poor ingredients. The hostess was also the server. No wonder the restaurant was empty except for one loud table obviously staying in the hotel.

Definitely not worthy of OpenTable.

SC
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

It's in the back of a Holiday Inn, hard to find, extremely limited menu, side portions are very small.

GM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was not clear when I booked this that it was the Holiday Inn restaurant. There wasn’t a wait staff, and the menu was less than what you might expect for a cheap chain restaurant.

L
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

In the Holiday Inn, very confusing to find there is no sign in the front of the building or water front.

Buffet breakfast was not good. Waiter did offer the option of ordering from the menu and we should have done that. This was a business breakfast and was very disappointing.

j
Austin
39 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice location on the riverwalk, good for people watching. I thought the food would be decent but I think the food was well prepared and tasteful. Service was good and attentive.

FC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

There should be instructions for getting to hostess stand if you are not a guest staying at the Hyatt. It was challenging and not easy to navigate from Riverwalk. And had a guest not been exiting the doors, we would not have accessed it because the door is keyed for hotel guests only. Our host & later on waitress were terrific and super polite.

s
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice and easy spot to get in and out for a good sit down meal. On the Riverwalk but in the Holliday Inn so if not looking may pass it. We had a good working lunch with our group and staff was very helpful.

M
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

NOTE: This is in the Holiday Inn--a fact that all the apps seemed to go out of their way to hide. It is sealed off from the River Walk, but with windows to view it. It looked like a typical Holiday Inn restaurant and was empty on a very busy night. We opted to skip it because we wanted to dine outside.

t
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The name sounded better than the view. We indeed had a window view however my date had back to window. Fortunately it was dark so we got to see the lights hang from the trees on the riverwalk. The problem was the ugly construction across the river staring us in the face. Nevertheless the food was good. The service was OK. The ambiance was still, stiff. I would recommend eating elsewhere if you want a better view with more entertainment.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

I made a reservation for10 people. When we got there there was no reservation. From sitting down at our table to finishing it took 2 hours. We had small kids with us, they brought their food last. And got orders wrong. The food was good, but service was horrible

RH
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a table for nine for Father's Day brunch. Great selection of foods. Everyone was pleased with the meal. Alex our waiter was excellent!! He took great care of us. Bringing out to go cups for our coffee before we asked. Nice comfortable place to eat and visit with family.

P
Chicago
180 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was pretty mediocre. Although cheeseburger was done perfectly medium rare juicy & hot. Nachos meh. Service was decent & pleasant, but not overly expedient.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Difficult to access fromb the riverwalk. Entry thru hotel. Bell sraff directed us to the back door of the kitchen. Sadly, this was our Valentine's Day dinner reservation.

PM
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation, on a Sunday night, before a performance, for four. We arrived at a closed restaurant. No notice, no apology from staff when we got there. We had to scramble to find someplace before the show. Sent a note to the restaurant and was told someone would contact me. No one has contacted me yet. Very uncool.

t
San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bit expensive. Only one other table and staff seemed confused. Waiter nice. Mostly lunch type menu. Very little to choose from for a nice dinner and desert on the Riverwalk.

E
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We were in town visiting relatives and wanted a river view restaurant. My 90+ year old father couldn't walk far or handle any cold temperature. Windows on the River was a great choice! We had a view of the river walk and the restaurant was inside. Food was okay. Service was above and beyond. Would definitely go back.