🙂 = Great service – very accommodating and kid-friendly! All the amenities that parents look for – changing tables, high chairs, kid’s menu. Outside patio and outdoor space for kiddos to explore. (We even found some tree swings to enjoy!) Main Root sodas are served here! Fresh and healthy selections for the whole family, and the grub is delicious and unique.
🙁 = It’s a popular destination. So, it can get busy. If you’ve got a “HANGRY” toddler, then plan to get there right at 11:00 in order to get a table quickly. Other than that, we can’t think of anything negative to say!
Notes: Mon-Sat 11A – 9P; Sun 11A-3P Nestled in Texas’ hill country is the quaint town of Wimberley, which is known for it’s beautiful riverfront and swimming holes like Blue Hole Regional Park or Jacob’s Well. A toddler like me only knows about this place because it’s an awesome half-way spot between Austin and San Antonio for a play date with one of my besties! This small town is filled with antique shops, cafes, ice cream parlors, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and the Wimberley Pie Company… yes, a PIE COMPANY. A COMPANY THAT SELLS PIES. #ilikepie. So, when mommy suggested a play date in Wimberley, her bestie instantly proposed a lunch at The Leaning Pear before we explored the amazing-ness of EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, and we said,”TOTES!” #nobrainer
After an hour’s drive from San Antonio, we arrived at the The Leaning Pear’s new location, which was a modern-looking building. In 2013 the restaurant relocated from it’s original building to it’s new one on River Road, and it was beautiful! When you walked in, you were greeted by an open dining space with vaulted ceilings and big glass windows overlooking a huge outdoor patio space that then overlooked the river. The kitchen was also open, which is fun for nosy toddlers like me, who like to see the hustle and bustle of food prep. The overall feel of the restaurant was hip, trendy, but cozy too, and the best part was there were lots of kiddos and families dining there.
When it came time to be seated, we were offered the option to sit inside, outside, or in the HEATED TREEHOUSE! What toddler says no to a treehouse?? We made our way over and glanced over the menu. The culinary focus of Leaning Pear is fresh, seasonal, and local food, which was definitely evident on it’s menu. Mommy and her friend choose to share the kale salad (with bacon of course) and the Mac and Cheese with bacon. My friend and I both decided to share the grilled cheese sandwich with fruit and the Small Bites, a plate option in which you choose 3 items from a list of 8. We went with the avocados, dried figs, and cucumbers (but we also picked off our mommies plates too, so talk about the best of both worlds!).
According to mommy, the kale sale was delicious! It was stuffed with manchego, walnuts, celery, golden raisins, pickled grapes, and white balsamic & honey vinaigrette. The Mac and Cheese looked scrumptious with its gemelli pasta, 5-cheese blend, and caramelized pepper & onion. The Small Bites were a great way to get some fruits and veggies in, but I was totally digging my grilled cheese sandwich like a boss. We decided not to indulge in dessert at The Leaning Pear because right next to it is the Sugar Shack Bakery!
Overall, we had THE BEST experience at the Leaning Pear! The staff is friendly and helpful. There are tons of families and kiddos enjoying the restaurant, AND the food is yuuuuuuuummmooooo! We will definitely be back soon!