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Wed, 2/21
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Restaurant Gwendolyn

332 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
The concept of the restaurant is everything old school, using what they had and doing as they did before the break of the industrial revolution: approximately 1850. This was the last time that food was honest.

There are no blenders, mixers, choppers, ice cream machines, deepfryers, burr sticks, nor anything else with a motor--nothing with a plug. Food machines with motors made possible an imbalance of diet that had never occurred before: we could suddenly fry enough food to make ourselves sick, we could preserve food longer than its last dangling vitamin. Refusing food-enabling machines is another way to keep the food honest, and in reasonable balance. There is not even a freezer.No perishable ingredient may travel further than a good, strong horse.The menu will move absolutely in lockstep with the seasons, as okra and eggplant taper off and leafy greens move in, we must change ourselves tosuit the product--not the other way around. What is outside is inside.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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European, French American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 222-1849
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Michael Sohocki
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Private party facilities
We are now offering custom catered events in-house for groups of 20 to 50 people. Services: We are sensitive to the needs of special situations: from office lunches, to mediation and fancy events with servers and carving stations, let us know how best to take care of your guests. Please see our website for pricing and selection details.
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Catering arrangements are available to host up to 150 people off-premise--we will deliver, and set up. Services: We are sensitive to the needs of special situations: from office lunches, to mediation and fancy events with servers and carving stations, let us know how best to take care of your guests. Please see our website for pricing and selection details.
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Cross street
N St Mary
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Parking details
Valet Parking available. Taxi Fare from Hotel Reimbursed. (Maximum $10 per visit)
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 332 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

First class. Number I in this market for fine dining. We will be back. These folks know what they are doing and we have seen it all.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always a great experience at Restaurant Gwendolyn. Service, Food, and Quality cannot be surpassed.

vipfoodnwine (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

One of the best in San Antonio. The rabbit and chickpea pupusa was incredible.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Exquisite Valentine’s Day experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful friendly staff. Fresh, tasty and unique food.

Gwendolyn (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This restaurant is wonderful! Friends and I have been there twice for the 5 course menu prior to the theatre - there is just enough time if you work at it. The 7 course menu requires too much time. We had three of us this trip, which was great because we were able to try everything on the menu. We also added the wine pairings! The appetizer and soup were set and very tasty; we had a choice of salads - although neither truly was a salad but both were delicious; we had all three of the main courses, pork chop, quail, and fish - the quail was delicious, the pork chop perfectly cooked, and the fish had tremendous flavor. We followed the up with three deserts and coffee. You HAVE to get the coffee...what a fantastic meal! Need to go back for the 7 course!

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and attention to detail
Food tastes were distinct and well pronounced

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a fantastic experience! Everything was not only delicious but cohesive and felt like an edible art collection. Our server Nick was impeccable and didn't skip a beat. His passion for food and concept of your restaurant really enhancing our dining experience. Thanks again for everything !

vipSARunnergirl (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent service, excellent bread pudding desert. GIANT cheese and charcuterie- had we known it was that big, we wouldn’t have ordered dinner. Several of the charcuterie items were fantastic (sausage , beef pate, goat cheese, honey,) some were not so much (pickled egg, peach. Dinner was unremarkable in flavor
Though presented beautifully. Biscuits and gravy were good though nothing special. Very expensive for what you get. I probably won’t go back.

vipDoug (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Gwendolyn does a good job. Micheal s is a creative and imaginative chef coming u with tobacco ice cream, rosemary sorbet. Great foodie