Tasty Byte: The Lodge at Castle Hills

Website: http://www.thelodgerestaurant.com

Address: 1746 Lockhill Selma | San Antonio, TX, 78213 { MAP }

Phone: 210.349.8466

Restaurant Week – Lunch – Menu

The second you drive onto the lavish grounds of The Lodge, the noise from the city and life in general quickly fades.  You’re struck by the spacious mansion and green landscaping.  Finally getting to visit during lunch, during Restaurant Week no less !!!, I was not disappointed.  Celebrating my birthday there a couple years ago and enjoying on of their opulent 7 course menus on another visit, I was curious as to the ambiance and food mid-day.

The restaurant was fully bustling when we arrived at noon…I would definitely recommend reservations.  Some of the other stops during Restaurant Week did not require them but this one is not one to chance.

We waited semi-patiently for a couple minutes in their plush , rustic lounge area before being led up the winding staircase through several different smaller rooms.  We were sat in a bright, open table with windows on 3 sides of us.

With 2 choices for each course and math minors on our diplomas, my friend and I quickly calculated getting of each dish.  The lobster-shrimp bisque was hearty and satisfying.  The mixed green salad that included apples, candied pecans, cherve goat cheese, and a vinaigrette was a playful interpretation of a classic with the flavors dancing happily together.

The main course, a choice of chicken roulade or Atlantic salmon were both enticing choices.  The salmon had an incredible taste and texture and left us guessing what patient steps the chef carefully executed.  The chicken with pearl onions and wild mushrooms was juicy and delicious.

The dessert was an apple tart and nutella-dark chocolate souffle .  The souffle, rich, and laden with chocolate on chocolate, paired with a banana caramel milkshake!  The tart was accompanied w/ a sharp house made caramel sauce that made the dish pop.

For $15, this meal was a steal.  Fortunately you won’t be limited to thievery to only this week – The Lodge servers lunch, 2 courses for $12 dollars and 3 courses for $16 on a daily basis.

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