The name sounds stuffy, but the dining room is everything but at this European-inspired location far removed from downtown's urban closeness. Views of the forest through large windows and comfortable seating prepare you for a greatest hits approach to continental cuisine, with some unexpected twists such as ostrich fillet. Savory sauces drape chicken, prime rib, and rack of lamb. The on-site bakery serves up fresh breads and pastries. Outdoor dining is plentiful, but beware mosquitoes after dark.
Jul 22, 2009
It was tough to find a restaurant in San Antonio that *wasn't*, "mexican", "mexican american", "mexican chinese", mexican italian".... and then some friends suggested that we try Crumpets for Brunch on our last day in San Antonio. We were delighted to fine a harpist playing during our entrance to the uniquely decorated restaurant. (We had half expected a buffet style brunch) Our Waitress explained the brunch menu and the Brunch specials
- along with choices for Appetizers - Gazpacho, Smoked Salmon and Pate. (The Gazpacho was excellent!) Brunch was served with a choice of champagne, a mimosa or a glass of wine. The service was impeccable and our champagne glasses never neared empty! The pastries and croissants we were treated with while we were awaiting our appetizers were out of this world! I opted for the Gazpacho - WONDERFUL! With the weather we've found in San Antonio, it was a treat to have a chilled, well spiced, tomato soup! A house salad with the Chef's own creamy whipped tarragon vinaigrette was served on our salads. Excellent! The Eggs Benedict were outstanding - two correctly poached eggs - correctly poached eggs are dropped in boiling water with a touch of vinegar added to the water prior to boiling - egg poachers are a no-no for this dish! The Eggs were cooked perfectly and served on a bed of croissants with a sliced of seasoned Canadian ham and finally, topped with fresh Hollandaise sauce. A fresh fruit cup embellished the dish. I've had eggs benedict at different restaurants in NYC and on our travels - but, these, by far, were the best I have ever had. 5 stars for this dish! Finally, at the conclusion of the meal our waitress offered us a choice of cakes and a sugar free carrot cake and then brought coffee to the table! We felt pampered and were lulled by the beautiful music coming from the harp. Everything was spectacular and we couldn't possibly recommend this restaurant any more - it was a truly wonderful experience and a perfect close to our visit in San Antonio.
Apr 19, 2004
that is the best deal lobster tail lamb and beef tender , all wonderfull