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 Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here!!

OT
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guest had not experienced Whiskey Cake before and tonight's entrance to exit did disappoint. From the hostess greeting to our server making suggestions and finishing off with the highly recommended Whiskey Cake dessert, every minute of our evening was enjoyed as well as our drinks and all food eaten. Even loved the suggestion of Ladies Night at the end of our dinner. This server was on point! I'll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother had never been so we took him! He loved it as much as we do!

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I love the mood lighting and the candle light tables. The ambience is wonderful and the service was outstanding. The food was just as good. Worth the trip.

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whiskey Cake is phenomenal.

JO
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad experience here at WC. Servers are always friendly and knowledgeable. Love how the place is decorated. Everything and I mean everything on the menu is delicious.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and We Loved It!!!

TC
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I always leave feeling ok about my meal. We had brunch and it was ok. Nothing that I want to go back for especially.

S
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was okay. Last time we sat in the very back and it was quieter. This time we were seated in the main area and it was super loud. The salmon was good but the portion sizes are really small.

C
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Has to ask for silverware. Chair I was sitting in was about to collapse. Only a portion of our food came out and we all just waited for the remaining, and waited and waited. Finally someone other than our server brought out the final dish, said it was on the house. Bill came and it was the completely wrong bill, possibly another table. Once the correct bill came (2.5hrs into a brunch) the dish was on the bill. Didn’t want to wait any longer so just left. Will not be back. Sad used to love going to this place, but it seems it will soon be on the list of closed restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and the customer service is outstanding

JC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I liked the fact that their products are farm to table an local. That is very imito me. We has a couple of mishaps (cold appetizer and cold side) but they fix it. Some of the dishes (a salad and a main dish) were a bit bland so we have to season it with salt and pepper on the table. At least the salt was pink Himalayan, that impressed me. I do not use regular salt so it was really ni e that they use the one I use at home. Overall it was good and maybe I’ll return to try the burgers and Sandy that looks delicious.

VP
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was my birthday so my mother two brothers and my wife took me to whiskey Cake. I was super excited because I had only been there once before when it first opened and it was an amazing experience.

Our server Cameron was great in every way! We sat in the back corner which was great because we were away from the noisiest part of the restaurant and we could hear each other and still had a view of the kitchen. Even though the blinds were down they didn’t help at all. The sun was blaring in our eyes, but nature right?

Our food took about 45 minutes to come after our order. It was barely warm and my poached eggs were over done(they were pretty much a boiled egg) I sent them back at it took about 20 minutes to get my new eggs.

I would visit again, but not at brunch.

TT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique decor & modern vibes. Food was delicious & had a fair variety of options. Only issue was our stack of appetizer platters had large residual food stains. Did not ruin our meal though. Would highly recommend this restaurant to all!!

BA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Took 30 minutes for drinks. Caused us to miss our movie. :(

CC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good. Understandably our waitress was very busy given it was NYE. The two person tables are entirely too small though and the spotlights around the perimeter of the restaurant (inner) need to be dimmed.

OT
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Kids enjoyed the swings by the fire. Drinks were expensive though. Food was good.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Servixe was terrible 2 hrs for a meal

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was Phenomenal as usual

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience! The appetizers and whiskey cake are so good. The main meals are okay but we could go just for the apps, drinks, and dessert. Our waiter was slooooow and took forever but they made up for it in other ways so no biggie. We had a good night and tell our friends to go here. :)

a
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Young waiter. Se

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We were seated and not seen by staff for a good 20 minutes, and this was after we told two people we had not been seen yet. The manager came over and was kind, took our order, tried to make all well. Meanwhile the table next to us was filled and somehow they saw a waiter immediately and had their drinks ordered and received before we received our drinks. 45 minutes into sitting, we finally got our drinks. Our app took an additional 10 minutes from there, and our main courses came out maybe 5 after the appetizers. It was ridiculous. Furthermore, the manager mentioned he would comp stuff to make up for our experience, it didn’t happen but we were so ready to leave, we didn’t ask for it. Really disappointing experience.

OT
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Wonderful Delightful Dinner filled with Delicious food and drinks. It's a Farm to Table kind of place with locally raised Produce and Meats from the surrounding Texas area.
Our Waiter was Amazing and the Drinks and Desserts was Divine. I highly recommend Whiskey Cake for an overall Memorable Meal!

DV
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor service is driven by poor management. Waiters/waitresses take bottles of water sitting from one table to the next. Pepper mills dropped off instead of poured. Wait time for first greet, to order food, bring food, and deliver check was way too long for the number of tables around us. So sad to see this concept go downhill from where it was when it first opened. The quality of the food, sauces, drinks, and even the salad dressing is now sub par.

C
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual! Mary, the Chef, is incredible!

ZN
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Great date night atmosphere with a beautiful Texas sunset. This is a go-to spot for date nights for my wife and I.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave us the best table for date night. Quiet, great service and amazing food and drinks. One of our favorite places for dates.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, love the place and live the food

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Appetizers were great, burgers were charred/burnt on outside but not overcooked inside - chef should’ve refried and not served as the burnt outside was obvious. Mac& cheese & drinks good...duck wings were the best.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food. Fun and festive, but good was extremely slow coming out.

T
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great, only negative is that entrees and appetizer came out too close together.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thanks for the review!

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OD
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their brunch menu has many options. I went for the Chicken and Waffle and it was the best Ive ever had! Definitely going again

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on December 19, 2019

Glad you had a great time at brunch! Chicken and waffles is available all the time!

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience with the drinks,food and service was excellent!! The whiskey cake was the best part of the whole experience 😋

GN
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was kind of slow. Food was great with unique twist. The menu changes and is not updated on the website, but they are willing to do substitutes with side orders, etc. Overall great experience. You MUST try the Whiskey Cake... one piece is enough for 4 people!

MD
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seated right away (had a reservation). We love the healthy options. Then enjoyed the unbelievable whiskey cake.

SW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now my new favorite restaurant for me and my wife for day dates! The OMG burger was ABSOLUTELY AHHHHHHHAZING and the whiskey’s that we tried were on point! The atmosphere was perfect and atheistically pleasing. It didn’t feel like we were in San Antonio! For 2hrs, we were in another world having the best time! Thank you!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Love the place but chicken sandwiches both had bone and tissue in the meat. I spoke with the manager and he apologized.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The short rib didn’t have much flavor and that is the only complaint