Our Culinary Tribute To TexasOn The Riverwalk

Introducing AmblerTexas Kitchen + Cocktails

From Breakfast Tacos to Texas Brisket, Ambler offers an all-new dining experience on the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio. In the hands of the restaurant's gifted chefs, the menus read as a culinary ode to the Lone Star State —part sweet, part sassy, part old-school—every dish reimagined in wonderfully unexpected ways.

Hours Of Operation


Mon - Fri | 7:00 - 11:00 am


Mon - Fri | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sat + Sun | 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Modern Texas Tavern


Sunday - Thursday | 5pm - 9pm
Friday + Saturday | 5pm - 10pm

San Antonio Texas

Happy Hour

Sunday - Thursday | 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Live Music

Thursday through Sunday


Daily | 12:00pm - 12:00am

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Meet Chef Mike Collins

Michael Collins serves as Executive Chef at Hotel Contessa where he is responsible for all culinary experiences in the boutique hotel from Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails, to the sophisticated yet casual craft cocktail bar and robust in-room dining. Collins brings over 30 years of experience to his role at Hotel Contessa, 10 of which most recently have been spent in Texas. “During my time in Texas I’ve developed a huge love and appreciation for the preparation of food and ingredients of the region,” says Collins. “We are lucky to have so many great purveyors, ranchers, and farmers right in our backyard. The plan is to utilize their produce and protein whenever possible in the dishes we prepare at Ambler.” As Executive Chef of Ambler he will continue to pay homage to the Lone Star state through his elevated take on Texas classics.

Ambler Originals

Cocktails That Raise The Bar

Agave syrups add a sweet, authentically Texas note to master mixologist David Miller’s robust cocktail program.

Ambler Originals

Flavor Rooted In Texas

From creative plates to craft cocktails, our menus are infused with the quintessential flavors of the Lone Star State.

Ambler Originals

Riverfront Dining

The best seat in the house? That’s easy. When you’re in San Antonio, it’s any seat with a Riverwalk view.

Ambler Originals

Sophisticated, Yet Casual Vibe

Sophisticated, but far from stuffy. Casual, yet effortlessly cool. Amble on over and see what we mean.

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 old fashion
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Private Dining

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From birthdays to bridal showers, our private dining spaces are celebration-ready for milestone occasions.

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Happy hour starts early and ends late around here. Even better, it’s every day.

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"Great food and service."

Great food and service. There was a big party in house, but the management and service staff really did a great job.
-Brian on OpenTable

"Go check it out!"

Excellent service despite the hectic pace from the Cavaliers' River Parade. Megan is an incredible bartender and kept the drinks flowing with a big smile all evening. Dinner at 9 was great. A smaller menu but everything was done very well. Prefer that over a large one with mediocre selections. Wonderful experience overall.
-Precince on OpenTable

"Had a great experience!"

Food was great, drinks were tasty yet strong, and best view of the Riverwalk!
-JayC on Open Table