Antlers Lodge is proud to have been recognized with several awards and distinctions.
Wine Spectator's 2016 Award of Excellence
Antlers Lodge is proud to have received the 2016 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. This award recognizes restaurants whose wine list offers interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. The wine lists awarded typically offer at least 90 selections and feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Whether compact or extensive, focused or diverse, these lists deliver sufficient choice to satisfy discerning wine lovers. We are proud to be a part of the exclusive group of restaurants who were given this award. To view our complete wine list, please click here.
Four Diamond, American Automobile Association (AAA)
The AAA Four-Diamond Restaurant rating is geared to individuals in search of a distinctive fine-dining experience. Often orchestrated by an executive chef and an accomplished staff, menus reflect a high degree of creativity and complexity, using imaginative presentations to enhance high quality, market-fresh ingredients. The equally proficient service staff demonstrates a strong desire to meet or exceed guest expectations. The ambiance is highly refined, comfortable and well-coordinated, incorporating quality materials and a variety of upscale design enhancements to give a first-class impression.
OpenTable, Diner's Choice List - San Antonio Restaurant with the Most Notable Wine List and Best Steak Restaurant
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Hyatt Regency Hill County Resort and Spa’s Signature Restaurant Walks on the “Wild” Side.
Antlers Combines Fresh Flavors and Hill Country Flair
Hyatt Regency Hill County Resort and Spa’s Signature Restaurant Walks on the “Wild” Side
SAN ANTONIO – Texas is known for longhorns: the stereotypical mounted longhorn skulls or horn sets adorning everything from mantles to cars. Though Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa celebrates all things Texas and Hill Country, there’s nothing stereotypical about the destination resort known for its authentic hospitality and true Texas roots. And stereotypical is definitely not the atmosphere you’ll find in Antlers, a restaurant that’s conveniently located, yet feels a world away.
Instead, the restaurant is treated as the trophy that it is, named for the spectacular antler chandeliers featured in both the restaurant’s main and private dining rooms. Made of more than 500 antler racks naturally shed and gathered from mule deer in Oregon and Montana, the main chandelier is 9.5 feet wide and seven feet tall and weighs 750 pounds. The smaller chandelier—if you can call something that weighs 500 pounds “small”—is 7.5 feet wide and five feet tall. The pieces were custom created for the restaurant by Arte de Mexico, whose craftsman forage the antlers from the wild, then individually select and hand assemble their creations.
The name and décor are fitting for the restaurant that offers a genuine, refined Texas dining experience to be savored again and again. Antlers is known for its fantastic customer service and unique location, nestled at one end of the resort, providing terrific views of the resort’s scenic, award-winning golf course and Hill Country surroundings. The AAA-Four Star restaurant received OpenTable’s “Diners’ Choice Award” 2015 and has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2012.
Wrapped in the native Texas beauty of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, Antlers is a hidden gem on San Antonio’s culinary scene, giving diners an upscale option on the city’s bustling northwest side. The restaurant features a separate entrance and free parking independent of the resort, making it easily accessible to non-resort guests who are more than welcome to enjoy Antlers’ terrific menu and atmosphere. Featuring locally harvested ingredients and ranch-inspired cuisine with a focus on prime cuts and game, Antlers menu offers options that any rancher, or someone who just enjoys a quality meal in a beautiful setting, will enjoy.
Menu Rooted in Natural Flavor
Like the resort it calls home, Antlers holds itself to extremely high standards, using only high quality ingredients that are thoughtfully sourced—meaning that its meat, fish and game come from sustainable sources and are as local as possible. While it might sound high-end to say that you serve salmon that’s flown in fresh, what it really means is that fish was caught in waters far from Texas, then transported here. That may qualify as fresh for some people, but it doesn’t fit the bill for a restaurant that features the best of Texas and prides itself on working with locally, or regionally, sourced ingredients.
That concept also mirrors the history of the land that Antlers calls home. The resort and restaurant sit on land that was the Rogers-Wiseman Ranch, a working ranch with a rich history. Aunt Mary, the ranch’s first matriarch, was known for her cooking—so much so that she wouldn’t let anyone else in the kitchen. She raised chickens, hogs and cows, as well as a variety of crops, so you can imagine that what she cooked and served was fresh from the land, not flown in. Family lore says that when she saw a buggy approaching the ranch house down the main road, she could prepare a scratch chicken dinner before whoever was calling arrived at her door.
Are You Game?
The restaurant’s focus on game and prime cuts also ties back to its history. The Rogers-Wiseman family liked to host what they called “big picnics,” with cousins, aunts and uncles invited to enjoy a spread together, digging a fire pit to grill whatever game was in season. Game was a common source of meals for ranchers and ranch hands alike as they hunted the ranch while tending to cattle and other livestock.
The game featured at Antlers comes from Broken Arrow Ranch, an artisanal purveyor of high quality, free-range venison, antelope, and wild boar meat from truly wild animals, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Broken Arrow field harvests only truly wild animals by partnering with ranchers in Central and South Texas as an integral part of their population management programs. The practice provides a humane life and harvest for the animals, maintains a sustainable animal population for the rancher, and produces wild game meats of legendary quality, as evidenced by the fresh flavor of the dishes on Antlers menu.
Antlers routinely offers antelope, elk and bison, while venison and wild boar may also featured alongside the restaurant’s prime cuts of beef such as New York strip, bone-in ribeye and filet mignon, as well as veal. Gulf Coast redfish is a regular entrée and another sustainably sourced daily catch is always available. A recent dish combined the ribeye with chicken fried oysters for a unique “surf and turf” special, but you don’t have to wait for a special to enjoy the oysters: they’re a regularly featured appetizer.
By the way, if you’re not game for game, or any of the other meat features, the restaurant has fabulous vegetarian options from appetizer to entrée and will customize any dish to accommodate requests or dietary restrictions.
The Perfect Pairing
The team at Antlers works to customize every meal, talking with guests to learn their likes and dislikes before recommending dishes. They do the same with the extensive wine list, working with guests to help them find the perfect match for their meal. And since many guests are still exploring the world of game, the restaurant has suggestions for what wine pairs well with everything from antelope to wild boar (a fantastic Malbec and a Cabernet Savignon, in case you’re wondering).
If a cocktail is more your style, the restaurant features a seasonal drink menu that includes its own twist on the margarita, Bloody Mary and more. So if you think you’re ready to explore the world of game, but want liquid courage to help, Antlers’ flavors include libations you’ll enjoy as much as the game.
With free parking independent of the resort that allows guests direct access to the restaurant, Antlers is located in Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa at 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive. The restaurant offers dinner service Tuesday through Saturday, 5:30 to 10PM. Reservations may be made at (210) 520-4001 or via opentable.com.