Whiskey Cake - San Antonio

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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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ER
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Typically a favorite, I was disappointed with yesterday’s experience for our graduation celebration. Service was less than acceptable, server forgot a few entrees, glasses of wine took over 30 minutes each time ordered and to top things off the AC was broken. They were off their game last night but I’m hopeful it’s not a trend.

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m
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was super slow and it wasn’t even busy

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n
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Busier than usual but still one of the, "Go to," places for us. Loved the food and drinks. Everything from the kitchen and bar was on point. Always a great experience and this was no different.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

All was good. Whiskey cake was dry and a little burned but other than that good.

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s
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious and service very good. We were able to get a last minute reservation event on Mother's day and really appreciated that. Only complaint was that the noise level in the restaurant was too loud.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you SJ.

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GH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was great.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you George. Glad to hear that the service was great. We look forward to having you back in soon.

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JS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers day

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jim. Glad you had a great experience on Sunday.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as usual. Very busy on Mothers Day so a little noisy but still a great place to be with family.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Connie for the Great review

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LI
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE Whiskey Cake! The menu is refreshingly unusual - and absolutely delicious! 6 of us went for Mother's Day lunch... it was INSANELY busy and parking was ridiculous, but oh, it was so worth it! I made reservations wayyyy in advance, so we didn't have to wait for a table... after ordering, it did take quite a while for our meals to arrive - but, it was Mother's Day and crazy busy, and...we were happy to be there, so we all just rolled with it! Several of us had the OMG Burger (Onions, Mushrooms & Goodness!) - sooo good! We shared a big piece of Whiskey Cake for dessert - it NEVER disappoints & I ALWAYS wish I could lick the plate! (honestly!) Most of us don't drink alcohol, so I can't tell you about the bar -- it looks wonderful, though!
Can't wait to go back!

I just revised the "SERVICE" rating to 5 stars... our server really was exceptional & took excellent care of us. I'm sure Mother's Day was one of the busiest days of the year for this establishment -- and they did GREAT, considering how busy it was!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the 5 stars. I would like to hear more about the 3 star service in order to coach my team on improvement. I have sent you my contact information in a direct message.

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R
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Receiving food after ordering took too long. While we were not in a hurry we spent 2+ hours there to complete our meal, pay and leave.
We had their Chicken & Waffles and a drink before the meal.

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Responded 3 days ago

I am sorry about the timing of your meal on Sunday. I sent you a direct message to discuss this further.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fantastic! Super great fried green tomatoes! And the cocktails were pretty good too;)

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a great review. We look forward to having you back very soon.

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P
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really good. Service was very good food great.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Pat. Glad you enjoyed everything.

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JF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for Mothers Day. Seated right away. Food took 35minutes after order. My sons burger did not come out with everyone elses food. Waited 10 more minutes. Manager did comp the burger, right thing to do. Very good food.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jared. Sorry about the miss on the timing. We hope to have you back soon and give you a much more timely experience.

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TF
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and easy parking at the Rim.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Terry.

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sadly I don’t remember my server’s name but I had an exceptional service and a great time with my family due to him. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. Keep it up!

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Responded 3 days ago

Great news Daniel. Please let me know if their name ever comes to you. Look forward to having you back in.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The serving sizes were not what we’ve experienced in the past (spoonful of grits). Subpar service from
Wait staff...and it wasn’t even that busy. This is the first poor experience I’ve had and I hope it’s the last

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Responded 3 days ago

I and sorry the the service was so poor on this visit. I have sent you a direct message to discuss this further. Thank you

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M
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have had better experiences there.
Slow service. Not complete service. Food order was incorrect.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Super busy day. They ran out of French Presses and mugs so we had to wait for coffee. Finally got our coffee and had to use paper cups because they were still out of mugs. Waiter was great. Has a reservation for 11:15 but seating was delayed due to “slow busser” till 11:30.
Food was good as always but a little slow today.

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Responded 3 days ago

I am so sorry we ran out of supplies and were a bit slower then normal with the service on Saturday. I have taken steps to correct some of the misses and look forward to showing you a better experience on your next visit.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a pretty large group go to brunch and everyone was raving about their food. I liked that we never felt rushed and the entire waitstaff was accommodating. We had to ask a few times for things we had already asked for but that is to be expected when you have such a large group. I was a little disappointed that they were out of a lot of juices they normally have available. Overall, it was a great experience.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Sara. I am sorry we were out of some juices at the time of your visit. I will follow up with my beverage team directly on where we went wrong here.

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AF
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks & service! I love the ambiance and decor.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and environment!!! The chicken melt was exquisite!!! The drinks were perfectly delicious and I recommend the habanero margarita!!! And lastly the Whiskey Cake was to die for!!! Rich, creamy and delicious!!!

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

It was great all around.

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Miami
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated right at the time of the reservation on Saturday evening. Very lively, tons of people, could be difficult to hear conversation but fun nonetheless. Everything we ordered was amazing! Guava gimlets, omg, ordered a few of those....! The chicken and cheese melt, delish! And ended with the whiskey cake dessert, which was sweet and rich! Will be coming back!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place! Delicious!!

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Responded 3 days ago

Fantastic news. Thank you for a great review.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only downside was when we ask the hostess not to place a candle on our table due to our small child and she ignored us. Our server was amazing and the food was phenomenal. After dinner we sat by the fire in little swings. Perfect place to go and relax.

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ST
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, great food and a great vibe. Would really recommend for a anniversary or special event.

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SG
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

There were a lot of Flies in the restaurant where we sat. really distracted from the dining experience. We went with a group of 11 people and no one raved about wanting to go back. The Strawberry shortcake that was ordered by everyone was left on the plate and not eaten. The Whiskey Cake desert was very good

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KN
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The yard chicken and double burger were great... and of course... would not miss the Whiskey Cake! Great place for my Birthday and also for his!

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great foos and ambiance! Will definitely come back

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TC
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is always great. You can’t go wrong with the Eggs Benedict.

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NA
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place with great food and ambience. Service was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at whiskey cake, we are never disappointed with the food there!

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time the atmosphere was great the food was delicious and creative the portions were just right. The Whisky was some of the best really enjoyed it.

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OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was good. They were busy so food took a while but the server was very nice. The whiskey cake dessert is delicious. The wine pours are small...for consistency, they pour probably 3.5 oz in a small carafe and then pour in wine glass table side but it is smaller than other restaurants I frequent

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K
Amarillo
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A little slow service however the food made up for the wait at the table.

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Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you Kalade. Sorry for the slow service but glad the food was great. I will follow up with my service team on your behalf.

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was easter when we went and the only bump was at the checkin table upon arrival. I had a reservation but they were busy. Outside of that everything else was excellent. Our server David was exceptional and made the experience outstanding. We will go again.

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Responded on April 27, 2019

Glad to hear you had such a great experience on the Easter Patricia. I will pass the high accolades on to David! Thank you for such a great review.

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B
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and on time with reservations.

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Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you Bevy. Glad you enjoyed yourself

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GD
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whiskey Cake is one of the few restaurants I enjoy all there ingredients are fresh and local and they rotate there menu by season, plus there bourbon selection is one of the best.....

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Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you for such a great review Gilbert. I am pretty proud of our whiskey selection and I’m always happy to hear when people enjoy it.

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AE
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's one of my favorite restaurants. The food and dessert never disappoint!

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Responded on April 27, 2019

Glad to hear everything is awesome. Looking forward to having you back in soon enough. Thank you for such a great review.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Love all the choices of beer selection, not happy with the price of the margarita very small glass with to much ice I wont recommend to friends..
Service was good. It was our 35 year wedding anniversary and our host brings a plactic empty container with 4 candles, not sure what to do with the empty container and candles ..

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Responded on April 27, 2019

Thank you Raul. Glad you enjoyed everything

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