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Restaurant Gwendolyn

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152 East Pecan, Suite #100, San Antonio, TX 78205 (N St Mary)
+1 210-222-1849
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11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to agree with some of the lower ratings for this restaurant. It was disappointing and pricey. Having eaten in 3 Star Michelin restuarants in Europe my expectation was that we would have a good meal with service as I have read several reviews . The concept is unique , the food is good, but the waitstaff was sub-par.... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gwendolyn is on a quiet corner of the Riverwalk at the street level so you have the view without all the distractions. They offer a 3 and 4 course Prixe Fixe menu (Only) with wine pairings. I ordered the 3 course with a substitution and the wine pairings. The food was constructed so all the tastes for each course complimented... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went to Restaurant Gwendolyn before our show at the Majestic Theater on the recommendation of a friend. I'm not a gourmet and wasn't quite sure what to expect after looking at the menu on-line and not recognizing most of the dishes. We had a fantastic dinner -- my companion said it was one of the best meals she'd ever... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband & I went and tried the 5 course tasting menu for $75 each, but neither us us tried the wine pairings as I am currently pregnant. The restaurant space is cozy so I would definitely recommend making a reservation like we did. The service & presentation were top notch, our server, Kevin, was able to easily elaborate &... More 

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Puyallup
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very small, specialized restaurant. Everything they serve is GMO free and I believe when possible locally grown. Highly recommend getting a reservation. We did not have one, but they did manage to seat us, still it appears you should have a reservation. This is a gourmet style restaurant presenting only 1 or 2 dinner options for you. Everything is prepare... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were attending a conference at the Wyndham on the Riverwalk, and being somewhat bored with the hotel food we went exploring and only had to go a block to find Gwendolyn's. The fare is prix fixe and we opted for the 3 course at $45. For the 1st course we had a summer squash carpaccio( sliced so thinly) with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Kris and I love good #food so I did some research for his #birthday & found that #gwendolyn is one of the top rated restaurants in #sanantonio - but I have to confess that although it's a nice dining experience, it is definitely not worth the hype or the high price you pay to enjoy their #fine #cuisine. We talked... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Into wholistic food preparation, local buying, etc. bottom line is my meal was not very good. Excellent service

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Probably the best dishes I had so far in SA. Every plate was loaded with flavors. Beautiful little restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation. Will be back soon.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We had the meat and cheese plate and 3 course tasting menu. The meat and cheese, although interesting, was too much food to have with the tasting menu as well, and was too "busy" offering all kinds of textures without any pairing suggestions. So you just experiment with this and that - some hits, some misses. The tasting menu was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 125
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 East Pecan, Suite #100, San Antonio, TX 78205
    (N St Mary)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 210-222-1849
Description
Classic, Fine Dining, Strictly Local All perishable products from within a 150 mile radius. Everything made by hand as it was done in 1850, without electric machines. Everything made by the classic methods, using only preparations that existed in San Antonio in 1850. We are the reflection of Old Texas in a graceful, romantic setting by the river.

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