Elegant River Walk restaurant hosts outdoor patio parties every weekend in March
Texas Independence Day may have passed us by, but one River Walk hotel is keeping the party going. Located inside the Hotel Contessa, Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails kicked off a month of live fire cooking dinners earlier this month for those who want to display their Texas pride all month long.
Taking place on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the month of March, each ticket grants hungry guests access to a three-course, family-style meal featuring a choice from three starters like honey cornbread muffins, a main entree, and warm house donuts for dessert.
For the main dish, there are a few options. If you're not a fan of Akaushi bone-in cowboy ribeye steak, you can opt for cast iron seared Gulf mahi mahi or mesquite grilled venison, among other meaty options (sorry, no vegan options at this dinner, y'all.) Pricing is tiered depending on the choice of entree, ranging from $79 to $129.
Each entree is served with sides of fried mushrooms, corn on the cobb, and potatoes au gratin (we weren't kidding when we mentioned guests should arrive hungry!)
Ambler chef Michael Collins and his culinary team will cook dishes on the pre-fixe menu "cowboy style" – that is to say, with a fiery flourish on the Ambler patio grill. This is authentic Texas cooking after all.
The live fire cooking event is available every Friday and Saturday in March from 5-9 pm. Each dinner also includes live music, and if you attend on a Friday, you'll have live mariachis serenading your freshly-grilled steak. On Saturdays, Ambler will host acoustic guitarists.
Although the live fire event is meant to be enjoyed by dining outside on the Ambler patio, guests dining inside the restaurant can also order from the same menu.
Due to limited seating capacity, reservations are not required, but highly recommended, so if you're planning a downtown dinner date, reserve your spot for the Ambler live fire dinner here and thank us later!
Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails is located in downtown San Antonio at 306 W. Market Street.