106 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.425053 -98.491376
Daily 11:30am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Central San Antonio, Downtown
Forget About It – We are locals and had never been there so in passing while strolling the Riverwalk after dinner, at a fine 4 diamond hotel just downstream, we asked if we could come in to check it out and have a beer. We ordered 2 Coronas and had to ask for the lime. It was not very busy so we ordered a 2nd one and had to request lime again. We never received our lime and when we inquired we were told that they were out. Yet, we noticed water with lime being served to other customers that had just arrived. Before we finished our beer the maitre 'd came up to us and inquired if we were almost done and indicated that the table was reserved. There were at least 4 other tables vacant at the time and it was 915 PM. We were dressed business casual so it wasn't our clothes and we did tip for our first beer. Hmmmm?
Best resturant on the Riverwalk – This was by far the best Italian resturant experience I have ever had. Their chef "Tony" has been preparing Italian dishes for over 20 years, and the food was so good I vowed to name my first born after him. The wait staff was extremely friendly, made great suggestions, and was extremely personable. We were in San Antonio for our Honeymoon and this dinner was by far the best food experience of the trip. Make sure you make reservations and the later the better,
Avoid This Restaurant like the plague – It was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had in my entire life. The food was cold, stodgy and completely tasteless. They refused to show us a wine list and when we finally settled on a bottle of wine they tried to charge $54 for it. It was like paint stripper! We managed to talk them down to $42, and I offered to pay $20 which was fair and the manager told me that it was Riverwalk prices so tough. They added a tip to our bill even though I didn't leave one and it was at higher than 15%!!!!!! They are evil people! It was our wedding anniversery dinner too. This experience ruined the entire weekend for me, and I don't think I will ever go to San Antonio again.
A real throwback! – I'll preface by saying that I, unfortunately, am a professional traveler, traveling at least 75% of the time. I've been everywhere domestically, including many great and renowned restaurants. This place is a gem - one of those places that had me smiling and giggling to myslef the whole time. Live jazz, a belly dancer (who= I missed), a great waitstaff who worked in unison like family, and super rich and delicious food put this on my must-eat list everytime I visit downtown San Antonio. Cozy, friendly and very 'anti-conventioner/tourister', this place was fantastic and, even better, at an extreme end of the Riverwalk, away from the mass crowds. I am very conscious and attempt to eat healthy always- the food here was so rich that I surely could have done better, bu the atmosphere more than made it worth while.
Don't know how to keep a reservation – Arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation we had scheduled the day before. After waiting an HOUR we gave up. Poor customer service and communication. Our concierge had warned us that the place was going south; unfortunately we had to report bac k that he was right.
Awesome Place for Special Occaisions – I first discovered Dolores in the late 1990's - went in 1999 to celebrate the adoption of our son, and again this holiday season 2005. I was afraid that after all the years the place would have lost what made it special, but our family gathering there was awesome, the food excellent, and the environment festive for Christmas (tables in drag). If you want the full effect - make reservations and show up later than earlier.
Don't go here – The atmosphere is good but that's as far as it goes.
I've had better food from TV dinners. The house wine was awful!!!
Save your time and your money.
Thats Italian! – This Ristorante is the next best thing to my Grandma's kitchen and she was born in Italy. Then you have a belly dancerwho never stops smileing. She'll get you up if your not carefull.Miss June on the piano who knows all the old beautiful songs. Even the owner came and visited with us. The waitress Cynthia couldn't have been better. We will return on our next trip!
Let the smooth notes of piano and the garlic-infused drafts impel you up the stairs and into another world. – In Short
A low wood-beamed ceiling, heavy stone walls and closely set tables do nothing to diminish the blithe atmosphere; in fact, the coziness makes the experience warmer and more convivial than anything else the Riverwalk has to offer. Dolores has an ardent love affair with garlic, so expect a heady dining experience. The roasted anchovies and sauteed mushrooms are delicious starters. For something different, try the bouillabaise-style fresh seafood soup.
Very Romantic – Great Atmosphere. Candlelit tables, live Italian jazz, even a belly dancer. We had a small wait to get an inside table, but they seated us outside and offered drinks while we waited. Eat inside, it is not so humid (air conditioning) plus you can see the belly dancer. Tables are closely spaced, the building is very small. Feels intimate and romantic. I come from an Italian family and the food here was awesome. Very authentic. Very tasty. Try anything on the menu and you will go home satisfied and happy. Don't forget dessert, the cheesecake is amazing, and I am told the other desserts are amazing too (i couldn't try because I can't have coffee or Chocolate. oh well) Portions are large and the wine is superior. I accidentally left my bag and the owner stayed a few minutes after close just in case I came back. Awesome Service.
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