About Las Canarias - Omni La Mansion
Las Canarias is known for its romantic and relaxing atmosphere. Featuring award winning refined American cuisine with an inventive Texas twist, continuing to delight new and returning guests alike. Whether you are joining us for an intimate dinner for two or dinner event for a large group, we are dedicated to the very best in food, wine and service.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
St. Mary's Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Classical Spanish Flamenco guitar player, Chris Arispe.
Valet Parking is complimentary at the Omni Hotel when you dine with us in the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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At Las Canarias we are committed to each and every one of our guests and their dining experience. We take great pride in hosting both small and large groups, whether they are meeting for business or pleasure we are here to make your event a success! Call 210.518.1063 for more information.
At Las Canarias, making special occasions absolutely unforgettable is our specialty. Our dazzling culinary artistry, expert coordination of every detail and unparalleled expression of service make every moment one that will be long remembered.
Las Canarias - Omni La Mansion Ratings and Reviews
We had gone to the ballet and had a late dinner afterwards. The weather was mild so sat outside thus the noise level was higher as we were on the Riverwalk. Inside I am sure it would have been quiet. The food was good as was the service. Would like to return again at an earlier hour as had the latest reservation they allowed at 10 pm. Definitely would eat there again.
We had a memorable dinner on Valentine's Day at Las Carnarias. We arrived early for our 5:30 reservation but the staff was most accommodating and seated us immediately at an inside table overlooking the River walk. I ordered a glass of wine and my spouse ordered Scotch. The server brought a plate with a variety of bread and whipped butter. We both had a butter lettuce salad with fried onions drizzled with a balsamic glaze. The salad was overdressed. My spouse ordered shrimp and grits. He enjoyed the dish very much and said the chorizo gave it just the right spice. My grilled salmon was perfectly cooked, with a crisp exterior sear and moist interior. The haricots certs were perfectly cooked. The saffron potatoes were just okay. We shared the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. The plate was pretty with a cloud of whipped cream and a fresh berry garnish.
Our server was most attentive and took the time to talk to us. He made us feel both welcome and appreciated.
Another example of a restaurant featuring a beautiful room, good solid food, if not particularly inventive, nice live music (flamenco guitar), but lacking in service "savoir-faire" and timing. We had not finished our appetizers and the wait staff wanted to serve the entrée, which of course was cold, having been waiting around close by. The feeling of being rushed and the lack of proper pace for the meal really detracted from what might have been a most enjoyable evening. But that seems to be the way for "so called" fine dining restaurants these days.
Despite an overall nice restaurant and efficient and friendly staff, and basically good food, it was not really what we expected.
We choose the signature dish Canary Island Paella. We know that from the region as a some what spicy (not hot, but with a nice taste). However, this was not as it should be, a bit too mundane, not the red pepper / pimento taste, not the saffron, no olive oil and such.
My wife and I had a delightful meal at this restaurant. I had scallops while she tried the salmon. Both were outstanding. It is a little pricey, but the food was well worth it. One disappointment was the fact that wine was priced about 50 percent higher than the hotel's bar. Otherwise, this would have been a perfect evening.
Food selections limited by too much bread and too much seafood on the new menu. I sent my undercooked shrimp back for something else. Need more vegetable offerings. Butternut squash soup was good. Caprese sandwich had too much bread and not enough tomatocand pesto.
So we went on New Years Eve and I didn't know there was going to be a special menu with a set price. They called to confirm our reservation but didn't tell us that detail. They had a nice set up with New Year's props and live music that was nice. The set menu was 125 a plate+tax and gratuity for a 5 course meal and we were six people. The food was ok. We all let each other try different foods and there seemed to be one consensus overall dish for each course. The plate that wasn't good did not taste like a 125/head dish, but the better one possibly was. If we had spent what the online menu would dictate then I probably wouldn't have been as picky but when we spent together over the millenium mark, I expected better.
Did New Year's Eve here. The food was average at best and sometimes less. The idea of serving multiple courses over a long evening simply was poorly executed. Seemed as though food had been sitting out. Steak came out cool instead of hot, for example. For a $400 meal for two, including two drinks each, the food should have been spectacular. Had music that was quite nice, yet not well chosen for a festive evening, which had guests restless and joking. Very disappointing.
Went here to celebrate an anniversary and can honestly say it's my favorite spot on the riverwalk. The service was great and so was the food. Can't skip the table side guacamole or the Prickily Pear Margarita! Definitely recommend to folks looking for a Gem amongst the many chains and tourist traps on the river walk.
Granted it was Christmas Day. Thank you for being open. But what a HUGE disappointment. The fact it was a buffet was not properly noted on your website nor were we told it would be a buffet when you called to confirm. We arrived at 7:30 to find the buffet table decimated and we were shocked it wasn't being replenished. It was a $75 pp buffet and you were out of prime rib and oysters and and several side dishes. Our only compensation was you agreed to grill a steak for us to split. And that's thanks to a seasoned waiter who suggested it after the manager offered nothing. I was surprised there was no adjustment to the bill. Having chosen this retaurant carefully since was our first time in San Antonio we can't express how disappointed we were. Fortunately their sister restaurant, Ostra, provided us with a wonderful breakfast earlier in the day. We highly recommend the Bloody Mary's at Ostra.
We dined at Las Canarias for Christmas Day Brunch. It was DELICIOUS! We made a reservation approximately 1 month in advance. Upon arrival, we were seated right away. In the waiting area there was a bar set up offering Bellinis and Mimosas. The atmosphere was top notch. Live music, several food stations. I enjoyed the custom omelette station and bananas fosters station the best. Head's up: They add 21% gratuity to all checks, regardless of party size. I'd highly recommend it for special occasions.
Overall it was fantastic. We were disappointed with the cheese board. There were more sides on the cheese board than cheese. We order cheese boards everywhere we go, at home and when we travel, and this one was among our least favorites. The staff was top notch and made us feel very welcomed and special.
Went for a pre-show dinner with my mom- great food but somewhat slow and inattentive service- seems like they were busy and under-staffed. This was made up at end of meal with us being served a complimentary dessert- since maitre'd knew that we had been somewhat ignored. Still like this place- it is my go-to place when I take visitors from out of town to the Riverwalk- easy to park (you can use the Omni's valet parking if you are in hurry), easy to access from parking, location on Riverwalk is excellent and is close to theaters etc. Food is always very good, and service is usually prompt and attentive- the former was somewhat lacking this time but wont keep me from going back...
We dined outside along the river walk in December.
The ambience was great (lighting, warm heaters, table setting, etc)
The service was phenomenal - considerate, kind, helpful with making decisions and Chef suggestions. One person in our party ordered the 4 side dishes (cauliflower was amazing) and our waiter took the liberty to have it served family style so we could share!!! So thoughtful. The food had great presentation, taste, and came out in a prompt fashion. We were so pleased with the food, service, and ambience. We were visiting for work and this was a great find!
This is a good restaurant with some good three course options. The food is thoughtfully described and displayed. 2/3 courses had one substantial missing seasoning or balance detracting from what with minor attention to detail might have been one of the best meals available in San Antonio. I have eaten here for many years and this critique could have been made many times over the last 30 years. I long to see a day when the food taste and flavor actually meets and exceeds the descriptions and the plating beauty.
I ate the Sunday brunch years ago and it was superb. Recommended to our friends only to realize yesterday that it has been severely diminished. Gone are the fancier made to order waffles and chilaquile dishes, replaced with semi warm food items. For $42--very overpriced. One friend only ate the buffet and no 3 mimosas--for the same price.
We were in San Antonio for Thanksgiving and made reservations at this place for dinner. It was ridiculously over priced for the quality of the food. It was cafeteria style food, not fine dining. We usually spend Christmas in Galveston and eat at the Galvez. That spread of food is to die for. This place was awful. Not worth $275 for TWO people.
Our first time here for Thanksgiving Dinner brunch. What a wonderful experience. Everything was very good. Things that were suppose to be hot were and cold things cold. Great variety of dishes. Great, attentive servers. Dishes were refreshed often. After three years of mediocre to poor experiences at other places, it was such a treat to eat a good meal in a relaxing setting. We will be back next year. I give them my highest recommendation without reservation.
I have dined at Las Canarias many times and it is my favorite San Antonio Riverwalk special occassion restaurant for dinner service. This was my first Sunday brunch and it holds up to its reputation. The food choices were not especially imaginative, with the typical buffet brunch fare served. However, everything was fresh, tasty and substantial. The service was exceptional.
I read amazing reviews of this brunch buffet and was disappointed. I didn't think the food quality was that great and the menu was not very exciting. The only seafood items were shrimp that appeared slightly undercooked and a tablespoon of crab salad on endive. The carving station was nice with prime rib or turkey but the 1 slice of prime rib you were given was so thin, it was barely worth the wait. The remaining items were more of a traditional breakfast buffet . I also thought from reading reviews that it was unlimited mimosas but they made very clear when we sat down that it was 3 per person. That was fine, and possibly one more than I would have had but again, did not make me feel that we had a fabulous experience for the money. I have had brunch at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston and thought that was a brunch worth raving about ... this one was fine but nothing to go out of your way for.
As always, we LOVED Las Canarias. It is one of our long-time favorites. The food is always superb, and the staff is always excellent...but the best part is that the outdoor dining is set back and slightly UP from the packed pedestrian traffic along the San Antonio Riverwalk. Many other "sidewalk" restaurant patrons must put up with people pushing and bumping their way through the tables. Las Canarias provides delightful people-watching in an upscale setting that is out of the fray!
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