Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

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1351 reviews
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Contemporary American
Whiskey Cake is an award winning farm-to-table restaurant, offering signature New American comfort food with a farm-to-fork mission. The approachable menu locally sources as much as possible and will feature innovative appetizers, slow-cooked meats and freshly caught fish, along with the infamous whiskey cake for dessert.

The large central bar pays homage to great whiskeys with an expansive list of variations. A menu of cocktails features creative concoctions of local spirits with fresh ingredients, evocative of beverages served at a pre-prohibition bar experience.

The contemporary design of reclaimed architectural elements creates an environment that is comfortable and inviting, an ideal spot for dinner after a long workday or a lazy brunch on the weekends.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whiskey Cake was very accommodating to my husband and I for a 3-year anniversary dinner. They had us sitting in a corner of the restaurant and a cute secluded area. Our waiter wasn't the most amazing... But All Is forgiven because the manager was the best! Sarah helped us out with recommendations on food, drinks, and places to go after our dinner because we don't frequent la cantera very often. I definitely recommend whiskey cake! You must get the whiskey cake for dessert!

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S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. When I did the reservation I wrote that it was my birthday and I didn't receive a cake or a congratulations

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love, love, love!! Brunch is excellent

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table seating was great and food was amazing

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion dinner. Warm ambience with lovely views, inside and out. Original recipes and fresh ingredients, exceptionally prepared. A very memorable evening! :)

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AA
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue for special events. The Bourbon collection was awesomely presented. The Texas flight I had was great!

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ST
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited with coworkers during lunch on a Wednesday. It wasn’t too crowded like it can be during the evening and weekends. They were able to split the bill and as always food and service were perfect!!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Honestly, our server was odd. Initially we had a gentleman who was clearly more interested in upselling us. Then a very nice lady took over for the middle of our service. That was honestly the best part.

My wife’s food was not correct and my burger was cold. Totally not up to par for our usual Whiskey Cake experiences, which was a total bummer.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely fantastic as always and our waitress went above and beyond for us! We will be back for sure!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always

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NR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Only thing that was disappointing was we did not get our appetizer, therefore had to cancel that. Other than that, food is excellent.

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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food

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1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We reserved our table several days in advance and were put at a high top with highly uncomfortable chairs in the loud bar area. We could not communicate with out raising our voices.
Our food took over an hour to be served after placing our order. We ordered 3 salads and 2 grilled entrees. The amount of meat on the plate was not worth the price.
Our server was very nice and came by several times to let us know our food would be out very shortly. However, that was not true but not her fault. She did comp us a whiskey cake but only one for a table of 5.

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1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at this establishment a number of times but this was by far the best. By far.

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LE
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mia was our server. She was excellent. She offered great suggestions and they were delicious. The pimento cheese was to die for. Great place with local food. I would highly recommend it.

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VV
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience!!! The staff, food and drinks were ALL outstanding! And the Whiskey Cake is absolutely to die for!

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S
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends loved it we had a great time our server bill was outstanding humorous and kind.

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ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, but duck was unevenly cooked. Service was amazing and the general manager casey really cares about his customers.

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S
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Second visit here in the last year- first time was brunch this time we tried dinner. The food is pretty good in general but nothing I’ve tasted here really stands out from the crowd- except the namesake whiskey cake which is very tasty. The cocktails always take forever. We ordered drinks about 5 minutes before we placed the appetizer order and the food still came out before the cocktails.

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LA
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve come here numerous times and I’m always so happy I do. Our waiter was awesome. The drinks were fantastic. The food was delicious. I just love this place every time.

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TB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service
The entree I got should have been listed in the salads. It was still good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing restaurant and staff!

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New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Anniversary

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1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is amazing and the whiskey cake is awesome. You need to visit this place.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great! And when we got there he told us it was ladies night and wine was half off! Wow!!! All in all a great experience!

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j
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and ambiance was amazing. The waiter we had was absolutely terrible and took advantage of our patience. The food server was great tho.

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Sunday brunch with great friends. Our server, Nina, was so helpful and kind. And the food was amazing! :)

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch! Kids loved it too. Bloody Mary bar was unique and fun!

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SK
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Definite decline in food quality.
All food arrived at the table very cold and very salty

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on March 26, 2019

Sam, I am sorry this happened and your experience was so poor. I would love to make this right and show you how much better we normally are. I have sent you a direct message to discuss this further. Thank you and again I apologize.

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LM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We had the worst experience at whiskey cake. Let's start with out waitress bringing water and taking our order 30 mins after we were seated. Then the appetizer and kids meal arriving probably an additional 20 mins after that. The table.next to us got their appetizers and meal before us...and they were seated and ordered after us. Then our meals came out...and they forgot a salad and brought an extra kids meal. They didnt even apologize for comp us any food. Definitely not going back.

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CB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Only issue we had was the music which was on the very loud side. Otherwise, great meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Whiskey Cake is great

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1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time and I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is gorgeous, a southern chic feel to it. My friend and I ordered appetizers and shared them and they were delicious! Will definitely be returning.

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W
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

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KA
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One word: Amazing. Try the whiskey cake and you’ll understand why the place is named after it.

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MT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

amazingly tasty amazingly tasty amazingly tasty amazingly tasty

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food, and drinks!

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MN
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Great food at reasonable prices. Server was a little over the top fir my preference. We’ll be back!

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KS
San Antonio
29 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not a great visit. They ran out of tall glasses for the Bloody Mary bar. It took a really long time to get our drinks. We ordered the short rib hash to split like we always do and the portion was way smaller than usual. Otherwise good.

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