Y'all ready for this?
Southern-inspired restaurant bakes up opening date for anticipated San Antonio location
A heaping helping of Southern hospitality is soon coming to the Alamo Quarry Market. Anticipated Dallas-based restaurant Ida Claire will open at 7300 Jones Maltsberger Rd. on October 7.
A release notes that the gastropub specializes in innovative takes on classic Southern comfort food and cocktails. The restaurant will serve weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.
The savory fare includes dishes like crawfish corn beignets served with a mustard remoulade; a wagyu pimento cheese burger on a sweet potato bun; and a signature Five Napkins Sloppy Joe with bison, white barbecue cabbage slaw, and crispy onions.
Guests can also opt for lighter dishes like an ancient grain and shrimp bowl or double down on decadence with a pecan smoked pork chop with a creamy black eyed pea ragout or a juicy Angus ribeye.
Brunch plates include an airy egg white and goat cheese frittata and a Low Country-inspired breakfast with a ham steak and eggs. Flaky biscuits are offered with crispy chicken and pepper gravy or with a beef patty and all the burger fixings.
Ida Claire also offers a bevy of booze. Classic cocktail fans will find choices like gin and tonic with lavender bitters, a sorghum Old Fashioned, and a New Orleans-style hurricane. More adventurous drinkers will flock to originals like the rummy Mamajuana and The Breakdown made with rye and apple-pepper syrup.
The interior keeps the comfort theme going with cushy upholstered stools and warm wood paneling. The garden area’s two converted airstreams — canopied by a patchwork of bandannas — will likely be the hottest seats in the house.
Ida Claire will cater to both early worms and night owls alike Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 11 pm; Friday, 7 am to 1 am; Saturday, 9 am to 1 am; and Sunday, 9 am to 10 pm. Brunch will be served 9 am to 4 pm on weekends.