Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

4.6
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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.
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OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service is usually great but this time not so much. Waiter was not very attentive and available when needed.

g
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance. We were very happy with our visit.

TK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place has a neat flair to it. Fun seating(just don't plan on staying too long, not cushiony) open floor plan, very different and unique food dishes with a price to go along, the drinks were interesting but a bit overpriced for what you get. The flights are a great idea and a little more reasonable but the unique twist on cocktails shouldn't mean having to pay a whole lot for them either. Definitely make reservations and be specific about seating at a table, a half booth or pub like table. I like to eat out but not sure this would be one of my favorite restaurants.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was excellent but it was incredibly loud

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Responded on March 15, 2020

I am so sorry it was so loud on your last visit. Please, if you ever are uncomfortable in my restaurant give me a heads up and I'll do everything I can o fix the issue. We cant wait to have you back in and I'm so glad you loved the food!

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J
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice week day dinner out with friends.

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Responded on March 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review Jimmy! We cant wait to have you back!

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KP
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Local board was yummy and was gone in 10 minute by the 3 of us.
Chicken and waffles - told we were to get extra syrup, only to get none and wait 5 minutes to find waiter for some.
Redfish was superb.
Salmon was very delicious.
The whiskey cake dessert and 3 spoons was the best.
Was our waiter there to meet guys?? Don’t know and don’t care, I like the menu.
I’ll be back to Whiskey Cake, for sure, be it San Antone or Houston.

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Responded on March 15, 2020

Kenny, thank you so much for the great review! You're welcome back in San Antonio or the Huston Locations any time! We'd be lucky to have you!

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BK
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We made reservations at Whiskey Cake to celebrate our anniversary. We had previously been for lunch during the week and had an exquisite experience from the service to the food. Unfortunately, this evening our waitress wasn’t well-versed on any of the specials and when we asked for details she came back with very vague descriptions. It also took a considerable time for her to check back with us to the point we were considering leaving. Thankfully the food and drinks were redeeming but overall it was a lackluster experience for something that was supposed to be a special occasion. My first choice of draft beer was also out of stock but the cocktail I ordered was perfect, so it was easy to forget.

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Responded on March 15, 2020

Broadway, I am terribly sorry we missed the boat so badly for you on your anniversary. I have followed up with my management team and my service team with regards to paying the correct amount of attention to guests notes, requests, and experiences. I'm terribly sorry that we failed to help make your evening special. On your next visit ask for me, Casey Covington, I'm the service manager and I'd be happy to make sure your next trip out, regardless of its special nature, a little extra special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Favorite place to go!!

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Responded on March 15, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! We can't wait to have you back!

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RB
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awkward check-in; hostess had difficulty finding reservation though we were at top of list. Promptly greeted by server upon seating and drink order taken. Drinks served promptly with exception of hot cocoa; not able to serve due to a missing recipe ingredient.
Server knowledgeable on daily items and took order. Food arrived with exception of one order in process; manager brought last item and apologized for our wait. Food tasted great however some items were more spicy than anticipated or preferred (turkey chili, brunch board sausage, whiskey cake).
Bill arrived with amount comped for the late entree; appreciated surprise.

MC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Perfect spot/atmosphere for a date night or meal with friends. I look forward to going back for an evening out with the extended family to really sample the appetizer options. Variety, quality and preparation of food were excellent and did not disappoint (we had steak/couscous and chicken/brussel sprouts), the premeal margarita and old fashion were alone worth a trip back, and the whiskey cake for dessert definitely lived up to its name.

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Responded on March 15, 2020

MrChex, thank you so much for the great review! I'm so glad you really loved the food! We can't wait to have you back in!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

found HAIR in our food !!! Ugh !!! waiter brought us some chips as consolation !!! ive had a good time whiskey cake but this wasnt one of them ....

t
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I was more than impressed! Food, service, and whiskey cake were best I have ever had hands down! We will definitely be back. This is our new favorite place.

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Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you Thunder Cat!!! We love being on favorite lists!

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BT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food was terrible. I've eaten at Whiskey Cake many times and the food was great. Service was slow and the chicken meal was terrible.

AF
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Service was terribly slow. Our original waiter abandoned is. Eventually a second waiter attended our table, but he was only a little better on timing. Our food had been sitting in the kitchen for a while because our food was luke warm. Dinner took way too long, and the restaurant wasn’t full.

D
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not as good as it usually is. My soup was called and my guests sandwich was greasy.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location, interior, and ambiance. Great food - the best chicken and waffles. Bourbon and whiskey selection is good. A bit noisy during the busy times, as expected.

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Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you

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GR
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were seated right away even though 10 mins late for reservation. Food excellent, server seemed a little nervous...maybe new? Otherwise a great night out with my wife & a friend!

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Responded on March 3, 2020

Gypsys! Thank you so much for the great review! I'm glad to hear that we were able to accommodate your reservation. We can't wait to have you back!

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LR
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy,as usual. We had reservations and still had to wait a few minutes. Neat,vibrant place. I had a double bacon burger and added fries,both great. My friend,a vegetarian, had the Beyond Meat burger, also great.

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Responded on March 3, 2020

Larry, I'm sorry for your wait but I'm really exited you liked it so much. Thank you so much for coming in. We can't wait to have you back!

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OT
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was great! But service took a while. I had to get up and look for waitress to get tea, condiments, etc ..

G
San Antonio
51 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices. Lots of groups dining there.

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Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks Gregg! Were glad you dug it! We can't wait to have you back!

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SE
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a Great experience!!!! This was a first time visit for our daughter and she will be back!!!!

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Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review and thanks for bringing your daughter to check it out! We love having guests introduce us to new folks. Thanks for coming in.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always amazing

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Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you so much. We pride ourselves on having some of the best staff in town!

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some unique offerings that you just dont find anywhere else and the food is from local farms. The brisket had a sweet sauce with a slight spicy kick that complimented the Alamo ale.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on March 3, 2020

Jeffery, thank you so much for the great review and the great Beer Pairing! Come back any time!

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OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch celebrating my birthday with family! Service was exceptional and great with my nephews :)
Will have to come back to try out the lunch and dinner menu.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you.

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LG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, basic menu options, good ambiance, service is good but if the place its crowded and it usually is, they will take extremely long to serve the food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favs. I love everything on the menu. I’ve never been disappointed which is why I bring everyone here.

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Responded on March 8, 2020

So glad to hear this. Thank you for the great review.

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OT
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

2nd time at Whiskey Cake, love the ambiance. Always busy, recommend reservations. Service was good. Had guava gimlets, so good! Shared an OMG burger which was salty, not sure if it was a one time thing, it was the first time we tried the burger. Fries were great though. Also had the seasonal dessert, which was a rhubarb cheesecake, absolutely delicious!! We devoured it all! Overall, love this place and will come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great morning brunch, I have to say this visit was the best I have had. I ordered and usually I wait 20 min for my dish, but today I was served my meal within 5 min. I was still letting my coffee cool! Great service with all the Texas gentle you’d expect

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Great news. Glad you loved it all.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A go to place for a couple or couples date night

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Responded on February 26, 2020

We agree!! Thank you

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DR
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first visit and I enjoyed it more than expected. You must order the whiskey cake for dessert

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you Dawn.

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EC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic night at whiskey cake! The meat and cheese board was WONDERFUL!! Our entrees were delicious and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Can’t wait to go back!

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Erin, we can't wait to have you back! Thanks for the great review!

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N
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good idea to have a reservation. Service was great. Love Sunday Brunch.
Nice Place to chillax pretty much anytime.

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Nurseholly, Thank you so much for the great review! You are welcome to come and chillax anythime!

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NB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Whiskey Cake- always great options and large portions!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Nikki, we love you! Thanks for being part of the cake family!

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CB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch! Need to book in advanced as it is popular!!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Glad you enjoyed it Chris.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Janice is the best server and what great food!!

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you. Janice is awesome!!

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G
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Great News Gretchen. I am glad Tim did all he could for you.

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JP
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, different take on some traditional items. Server was excellent!

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Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you.

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N
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Goat cheese appetizer fabulous, and though grilled bead delicious- very salty. Waffle was cold, but overall w chicken, tasty. Bill reflected extra charge for soup though half sandwich & soup combo. Didn’t inquire discrepancy.
I’d still go back !

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Responded on February 26, 2020

Sorry about the bill discrepancy. Next time you are in let me know and I can make up for it.

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YH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The appetizers were better than the meal. Music was a little loud and the wait before we got our dinner was longer than usual. Drinks were good and so was dessert.

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Responded on February 18, 2020

I am sorry that you didnt care as much for your entrees Yvette. We have plenty of other options that I am sure you will enjoy. Please let me know next time you are in and we can better guide you through the menu items that you may prefer. Jon Wilson Managing Partner

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CJ
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience with Melissa and the gang! Chicken and waffles off the charts good and tasty hummus and Blantons to boot- what could be better? Superior service and fresh dining atmosphere, highly enjoyable.