Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

4.7
2135 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2135 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The whiskey cake they were known for was amazing as always. The short ribs were also delicious. The garlic steak was cooked well but the steak wasn’t up to the level of the cake or short ribs. The service was excellent as well as the ambience.

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RebeccaR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great as usual service was super friendly alway love taking my friends here to relax

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JeanL
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food is great - especially the goat cheese fondue.

Two things I wish were different:

Would love to get a CUP of medium roast coffee instead of a french press of dark roast. I like my coffee hot and by the second cup the french press is cooling off. The dark roast is a little too bitter especially since I drink it black.

The music is LOUD. One thing to have loud music when the bar is full. When you are the first to arrive at 11 am and can’t hear the other people at your table, it’s not pleasant.

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ShaneU
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious as were the drinks and staff were friendly. The drinks did seem to take a while even when it was only beer but for a special occasion id definitely go back. Maybe for happy hour instead!

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vipNoraG
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food & ambiance at Whiskey Cake!!

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vipRipvan34
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation but we still had to wait. They planned to seat another party who had a reservation after ours before us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Horrible service. Brunch was ok. Would definitely not go again

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SydneyW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food! Hubby and I had our 1-year old with us who is a messy eater and I felt so bad when he made a mess all over the floor but our server was so nice about cleaning it up and joking with us. Service was quick and the environment was enjoyable.

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josec
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and great food! This place is always a success.

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Matt
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, the waiters and waitresses seem genuinely excited to be working there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! From the appetizer to our meal it was all fantastic. The chicken and waffles were too good. I could eat them all day from this place! Service was top notch as well.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded 5 days ago

Hi! Thank you so much for the kind words! We love out Chicken and Waffles too! Come back during social hour for some cocktails!

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TurnerI
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentines Date

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vipMatthewU
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pork brisket steak with grits with moist and delicious, and my wife's pastrami sandwich was very tasty (and huge). Their cocktail's are on point, with a great selection of whiskey's, beer, and wine.

Always get the dessert, whiskey cake, and split it. Worth coming back for different experiences, whether a dinner, brunch, or just dessert and a flight of bourbons.

Ambience is fun but a little loud.

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NehaK
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their smoked old fashioned is amazing! I don't think I can drink a regular old fashioned anymore!

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flanagangster
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoy everything about Whiskey Cake--the servers are knowledgeable and friendly, the drinks are great (their happy hour deals are bonkers!), and the food is solid. (My wife LOVES the food and I really like the food.)

Add in great ambiance and excellent music, and you've got a great place for date night, a fun lunch or just drinks. Highly recommended.

P.S. The only thing I dislike is the fact that the wait can be really long. But you can hardly blame them for being super popular.

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ArianeJ
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met with family who haven’t been out dining in a while since covid began. We had a great time, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food (as always). Service was great, food took a little while but it was understandable with quite a few other guests. We will definitely be back!

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KaseyV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time at Whiskey Cake for brunch and it was absolutely amazing. Their monkey bread is the best item on the menu! We also love the Farmer’s breakfast, pancakes, and Benedict! Their pineapple juice is so fresh and delicious! By far my favorite place for brunch!!

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AlexisTexas
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. The drink selection was fantastic. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great!

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KatK
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the salmon for dinner...it was perfect. Our server helped with decisions, and they were spot on

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 12, 2021

Kat, thank you so much for the great review! I love our salmon and am convinced that we have the best staff in town. We can't wait to have you back!

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LarryR
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty busy, but we were social distanced.Ordered drinks which were good,a little high priced. Salad was good,separate, and wife had tomato basil soup she loved.Portions were good and delicious, beef rib and baked chicken.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 12, 2021

Larry thanks for the review! I'm glad you had a good time and we cant wait to have you back to try and earn that fifth star!

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ShawnaD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here Chef Mary Lou is the best, we recommend to everyone.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thanks Shawna! We could not do it with out Chef Mary Lou... or guests like you! Thanks for the fantastic review!

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TiggyBaby
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the charcuterie board and the duck wings as appetizers and they were great. For dinner we had the Pork Brisket steak and it was a solid 4/5. The garlic ribeye my husband said was good but a little on the saltier side. Good ambience. Drinks were good too. I can't say they are practicing COVID regulations. There were a lot of large tables and the place was packed. We actually left when we saw the fire inspectors arrive. OMG the Whiskey Cake is OUT OF THIS WORLD! I can definitely go back JUST to have this cake. Honestly, ending the evening with this cake made the whole experience a 5. Cake is amazing!

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 11, 2021

Hi! First off, Thank you for your patronage and feedback. We love the duck wings and the ability to support our local cheese and charcuterie artisans on our local board. Our restaurant has become more and more popular not only because of the food and service but our ability to operate a safe restaurant during this pandemic. The city officials were doing a routine check of all restaurants in the La Cantera Mall and we received high marks for our operating procedures. Every day we temperature check our team members, we do not seat parties of 10 or more at the same table, and we do not exceed 50% occupancy. We can’t wait to see you again!

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FrequentDiner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Melissa, was fabulous! We ordered the deviled eggs without asking how they were prepared and they were fabulous as always. I got the pastrami sandwich. The pastrami had a lot of fat in it. My friends ordered the salmon and the pork brisket and they both liked their food.

The food is always delicious but I wish they would add whipped potatoes as a side dish. I wanted the short ribs but decided against them because they are served on pasta.

Whiskey Cake is always a go to restaurant for me.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 11, 2021

Thank you for coming and checking us out! We have to admit that both Melissa and our Deviled Eggs are super popular! We can't wait to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thanks for the stars! And thanks for calling out the service! I am convinced that we have the best staff in San Antonio!

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alyssas
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 12, 2021

Alyssas, thank you so much for the great review! We cant wait to have you back in!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place ever! Greta service and food with an amazing ambiance!

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 12, 2021

Thanks for the stars! And the great review!

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vipTNTJR
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andi is #AWESOME and the drinks and food are off the chain!!!! Love coming here!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoy every time we come here

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 1, 2021

That's excellent! We aim to please. Let us know how we can earn that last service star!

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LauraE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and awesome food. Always friendly service

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 4, 2021

Hey There! Thanks so much for the great review! We appreciate it! We look forward to seeing you during Social Hour or our upcoming Whiskey Pairing Dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue and food!

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Leeeesita
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was underwhelming, especially for the price you are paying. Service was slow and not very kind. Nice environment, but that is pretty much it.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi There! Thank you so much for the feedback. I'd love to hear more about your experience and understand where we fell short during your dining experience. I'll reach out to you directly shortly. Chris

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JeffG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and loved the food and service!!!! Monti Christo was delish!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Girls birthday brunch

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PSLatte
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken and Waffles are to die for! I loved the whiskey cake, too and I didn’t know it was possible for coffee to be so hot.

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Paulie
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and the best whiskey collection in town, by far. I had the salmon, my wife had the red fish, both were excellent. We passed on appetizers knowing we would be getting the house whiskey cake for dessert to enjoy with our whiskey. I ordered the BTAC flight, all were excellent. The managers are very friendly and want to make sure you are enjoying your dining experience. We are regulars now.

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Meli
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and the food and drinks were absolutely delicious! Especially their Whiskey Cake!

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio
Responded on January 31, 2021

That Whiskey Cake is amazing! We're so happy you enjoyed your first time in! Next time you come in try the Local Board or the Alabama Chicken Wings on our Social Hour menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was date night

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RebeccaR
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers are always amazing super fun and up beat food was delicious as always this is like open of my favorite places to bring friends so like a cool hang out and yummy food

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vipTNTJR
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris and his Team were AWESOME. Really enjoyed our whiskey flight and meal. Love coming here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork steak was out of this world! Draft beer and adult Mac and cheese was equally amazing!

FAQs

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Whiskey Cake - San Antonio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 236-8095.

Whiskey Cake - San Antonio is rated 4.7 stars by 2135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.