Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

4.6
1244 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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Denver
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience. It was busy for a Valentines Day dinner.

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place!! My first time there with friends and had amazing service, great food!

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KF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I had been to the Whiskey Cake several times before, and chose it for our 36th wedding anniversary due to our previous experiences. We were not disappointed! We were seated immediately in what they claimed was the best seat in the house, and the service and food were prompt, friendly and extremely attentive. The only (minor) complaint that we have is the very low light level - we are two relatively old folks who have a difficult time reading in low light, so we had a difficult time reading the menus without the aid of our phone flashlight apps - which we know can be very irritating to adjacent diners. Other than that, everything was great, and we will be returning - hopefully many times!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was very good but the service was not. It was lunch time and it was not busy and the food took over 45 minutes to arrive so we were all late back to work. Had to flag down our server as there were no updates on the delays and no apologies. When the food arrived 2 of our 7 orders were incorrect and had to be sent back.

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mesquite grilled salmon was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!

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DH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Met my son. I did have reservations for 12:30 and it was at least 1 before we were seated. Other than that everything was wonderful!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was there early and I was able to sit at the bar and get a drink while I waited on my table. It was ready before the reservation time. That was nice. All the staff was SUPER friendly. The bartenders were knowledgeable and kind. I will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and The drink were delicious! The prices were a little high! But worth it for our special occasion

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DW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service, delicious food and drinks! Very accommodating to small menu substitutions.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always awesome!

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J
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Whiskey Cake Dessert was amazing!

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with my Husband after a long week at work. Server was great, food was great, and of course the drinks were great!

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SG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Very fresh and flavorful.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fantastic. Nice, responsive and knowledgeable of the menu.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was good

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my top five best places I love to go!! ❤️

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 3

The host seemed very rude and we had a reservation at 8:45pm and we didn’t get seated until like 9:20pm yet other people just seemed to go in front of us very disappointed.

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San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. My only complaint is the music was too loud.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overpriced, small portions at brunch. Disappointing experience at a restaurant that we have always enjoyed for other meals.

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AC
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress was great. Super nice and made great recommendations. I think her name was Nina. My crispy chicken salad was delish!

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b
San Antonio
67 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch here is always perfect.

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SA
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch! We will be back soon!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was different and very fresh. The drinks were interesting, and the restaurant was beautiful.

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AH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lots of interesting choices. Lots of yummy smells. Great service from our waitress.

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TM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good and the customer service is great!

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & drinks, amazing service! I’m in love with the 3 Little Pigs. This was not my first time nor the last. Highly recommended.

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DH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited 3 times while in San Antonio. Each time the waitstaff was very nice and helpful. The food was on point. They were very busy, and obviously very popular.

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g
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have always had a great experience at whiskey cake. Good food. Good service. Great dein

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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was awful

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San Antonio
27 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my new hire and co worker and this place doesn’t disappoint. My new hire feels welcome and my co worker is hooked. Great service and delicious food. Thanks whiskey cake!

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SA
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and a nice visit with my sister. She was disappointed because the Ramen dish is still not back on the menu. Never the less our food was great and we will return.

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MA
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointed in our experience our waiter is normally on his game but not tonight - forgot our drink order - food didn’t come out together - almost like we weren’t there. Will be awhile before going back

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NG
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Whiskey Cake - menu has unique items, the OMG Burger was my favorite but I have ventured off and had the Duck & Lamb Soup. ALL FANTASTIC! Where else can you get a Awesome burger or a upscale quality dinner item like Duck? Whiskey Cake of Course. (You also have to try their signature dessert...Whiskey Cake)!!

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Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great but the server was very slow. You definitely need reservations for brunch on a Sunday.

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

We have been to Whiskey Cake on multiple prior occasions, but only for lunch and dinner. Have never went for brunch. Will likely never go back for brunch.
Although waitservice was prompt and attentive, the kitchen was agonizingly slow. Although the restaurant was crowded and near capacity, it took the kitchen 40 minutes to get our entrées out. The brunch items orders were mediocre in taste and presentation.
Perhaps if the waitstaff knew the wait time for food they would’ve suggested an appetizer or brought out something without asking. After 30 minutes we asked what was taking so long and the waitress said her manager would only approve a small chip and dip appetizer. Didn’t seem like much to offer for a long wait for food. Would’ve been nicer if they offered refills on juice drinks or even an alcoholic beverage.
Come on Whiskey Cake, you can do better than this!

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CT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was very slow. So bad that the manager came by to check on us. He checked and then it was still 1/2 hour longer wait. No offer of apology or compensation. Lousy experience .

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food and drinks!

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C
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Drinks and food were great. We waited an hr and half for the main dish. Kept reminding the waiter about our appetizers and drinks. Waiter seemed like he didn’t want to be at work. Been at the location several times and it has been awesome. This current visit was horrible. My experience took three hrs. The manager did his best to make us happy but in reality the damage was done.

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l
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always top notch.

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