Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

4.7
1132 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(210) 236-8095
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Aaron Staudenmaier
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Cantera Pkwy.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1132 People Are Saying
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L
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, upper level so I was able to see the scenery, food was just enough.

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EP
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Place has lost its shine. Used to be one of our favorite brunch spots, but last two visits have fallen flat. Waited a while just to be told that the "chef" didn't have the ingredients for the stew my husband ordered. I guess they make stew one bowl at a time. My husband then ordered the short rib hash. An $18 entree...not worth it. When our food was finally brought out, my dish was cold and I asked for it to be warmed up. They brought me out a whole new plate, again, it was cold.

On a positive note, the manager came by and was adequately concerned about our experience. She comp'd our plates and offered us a whiskey cake. Also, our server was sweet and apologetic about the whole thing.

This place has a lot of good things going for it: ambience, good menu, nice bar, but somehow it's falling short. Taking from our last two visits, the service and quality of the food just doesn't parallel prices.

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TH
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We received great service and the food was delicious.

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

The food would get 5 stars but the entrees were a little too salty. Very good though, the whiskey cake is a must try, of course!

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A
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whiskey Cake is an essential place to hit in San Antonio. The food is always delicious, they keep the menu fresh, and the service is outstanding. Great for brunch on the weekends!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Took my parents there for the first time for dinner. (My parents all both seasoned national/international diners). The service was fine - the charcuterie board and goat cheese appetizers were outstanding hence the 3 stars. The redfish was overdone, the duck way too rare (it was RAW in the center), and the tomato soup very salty. The Brussel sprouts and chips were tasty. We’ve been going to Whiskey Cake since they opened and we will not be taking my parents back.

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SO
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been before for dinner and the food was delicious and service was great. This last time I went for brunch, the Bloody Mary bar was fun and offered many varieties to make it how ever you wanted and the brunch menu had plenty of options for any palette. I recommend the French Toast “Monte Cristo.

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OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great service and great food. Would highly recommend!

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TT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Let me start by saying we love Whiskey Cake, the food has always been amazing, from the way it’s sourced to the way it’s prepared! This last visit, Mabel the hostess was so kind to get us the table we requested and made the experience even better, putting us towards the back so we could hear each other & talk a bit easier since it was a busy day at WC, so thanks Mabel!

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely incredible. We had goat cheese fondue—amazing. I had the Redfish, and it was absolutely some of the best fish I have ever had. My wife had the beef short rib with spaghetti squash, and she loved it. I tried a bite, and it had incredible flavor. But, the finishing touch, was the whiskey cake dessert. Just incredible! Great chocolate cake soaked in a whiskey caramel sauce with Pecans and fresh sweetened whip cream.

Service was incredible. I wish I could remember our waitress’ name. She was great.

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Hostesses weren't very friendly and didnt give us much of a heads up when we had to wait for our reserved seating (25 minutes). Server acted very disinterested in serving us. He would stare into a distance when talking to us. He was much more animated and engaged with the couple next to our table. It took about 30 minutes to get our first drink. Overall, very disappointing. I liked the food, but the employees were meh.

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LS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The volume of the music was way too loud to be able to have a conversation.

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E
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

High top seating was a little awkward. We had a party of 8 and then there was a couple having a date on the end of our table. Other than that, food was good and service was good. Whiskey Cake dessert is amazing!

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fun atmosphere. Food and drinks are always excellent

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OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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GW
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a girlfriend luncheon

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FD
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic as always. Our waiter, Casey, Did a great job. Timely delivery of food off a bi. Overall it was great!

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and perfect atmosphere for get togethers!

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AW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service.

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MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a recommendation from a friend and it was so worth it! We were very impressed. From the local ingredients, beer selection, amazing ambiance, recycled items that were made useful. So unique and that cake was the best cake we have ever had. We are considering flying back down from OH for our bdays just to eat at Whiskey Cake again! 5+ stars!

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EC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The switch of the day Reuben sandwich was absolutely delicious. One of the best I have ever eaten! Whiskey Cake was scrumptious as usual! Fried Green tomatoes are so yummy😋Can’t wait to go again.

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We love this place but was very disappointed that the beat items on the menu. Pork belly ramen was eliminated. I was craving it so much and had to settle on something else. Why take a good thing and remove it ?

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MO
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food and drinks! High table chairs are very uncomfortable and wobbly. Lightning is a little too dim, and on a personal note - I like water with ice!!

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CS
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was slow....very loud..more like a sports bar feel

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OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Always enjoy going

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L
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very comfortable.

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TW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and drinks are phenomenal. Fresh, farm to table dishes that are great. The deviled eggs are wonderful and their signature Whiskey Cake is amazing!!!

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JF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellence from beginning to end. Service, food, and ambiance are top notch. The duck breast was exquisite, the goat cheese fondue was so creamy and flavorful. The namesake dessert was delicious. What an amazing dining experience! We left star struck and are already planning our next visit.

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SA
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I first came here Nov 9, with a group of work colleagues following a volunteer event (at the San Antonio Food Bank, which I highly recommend everyone do!).

The event organizer ordered a bunch of appetizers, I had the red fish, whiskey Cake for dessert. Good times, service was excellent. Only thing I could think about was coming back with my family.

However when I went back with my wife for a date to celebrate (being sans kids for a few days) and the start of our wedding anniversary month the service was pretty bad.

We started with a cocktail and appetizer (fried green tomatoes), which was the bomb. She had the turkey burger I had the double burger— excellent.

As the night went on I noticed the server was less than attentive but it wasn’t until my wife said something that it really weighed on my mind and started to annoy me. Especially as we were neglected long enough to noticed how personable all the other wait staff were with their tables.

I should have addressed it right away. Perhaps he was having a bad day, to which I can relate... but I don’t think that i should have to spend good money only to have to feel like I’m burdening a waiter, especially on the rare date night.

In the end I still tipped 15 percent because I’m not a total a$. In the end my girl raved, “OMG, the food was so great, too bad our server was a jerk to us.” Ugh shot through the heart. Date FAIL.

I should ha e addressed it right away.

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S
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated quickly and the waitress was very accommodating. Food was amazing and I couldn’t remember why I had waited so long before going back. I couldn’t resist the whiskey cake either. Will definitely be returning here.

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MM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to place for farm-to-table and handcrafted cocktails. John the manager is knowledgeable about whiskey, and Andrew the bartender could always whip up something adventurous..

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KZ
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening! Servers accommodated us when we had a last-minute addition to our party.

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DS
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was super attentive and sweet! Always love going to whiskey cake.

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WO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to eat here and we can’t wait to go back again! Atmosphere was one of a kind and the menu was unlike any other restaurant we’ve been to. We became instant fans of this place!

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this place except the limited menu. And the food that was great to have all the time, like the ramen, they have taken off the menu. Won’t keep me from coming back but would love to see a little more....

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing brunch menu! We can’t wait to go back! Best coffee! EVER!

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MU
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Whiskey Cake. Went with some girlfriends and sampled some of the handcrafted beverages and ate some unique plates. So fun and majorly delicious!

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D
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service on a consistent basis. I love the Farm to table concept. Everything is always fresh and delicious.

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

Excellent overall, great place to spend a special evening.

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