About Lüke San Antonio
San Antonio is now home to acclaimed Chef John Besh’s restaurant, Lüke, on the city's famed Riverwalk, Besh's first restaurant outside of his home state of Louisiana. The casual chic bistro features a menu of authentic Old World cuisine, combining classic German and French cooking techniques served in a warm and inviting space of stylish vintage interior, situated in San Antonio's popular downtown district.
To complement its cuisine, Lüke offers an extensive wine list and beer selection.
French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Daily Lunch: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
Daily Dinner: 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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Lüke San Antonio offers a unique private dining experience with its second-floor reception space that overlooks the restaurant’s kitchen and the River Walk. Your guests will enjoy Old World cuisine with Texas and New Orleans touches, giving them an experience they won’t soon forget.
Lüke San Antonio Ratings and Reviews
I was not impressed with the food I purc ...
I was not impressed with the food I purchased. I got the venison. It was alright. Nothing spectacular. My fiancé got the pork roast. I tried it and thought it was horrible. She thought it was ok. Food was way overpriced. Won't be going back there again.
This was my second time here. The first ...
This was my second time here. The first time was just ok - but this time the food was fantastic. I got the venison ragout with homemade pasta and it was one of the best dishes I've had in years. The Brussels sprouts were spectacular. Loved everything.
We enjoyed Thanksgiving lunch. A nice a ...
We enjoyed Thanksgiving lunch. A nice assortment of salads and a good raw bar. The Turkey and pit smoked ham were excellent. The Oysters Rockefeller were not on the mark, they were at room temperature and a bit dry. I am sure when ordered off the menu they are cooked to order. I nice experience. The Quart mason jar bloody may with assorted veggies, could have been lunch on its own.
We were looking for an interesting resta ...
We were looking for an interesting restaurant in San Antonio, off the beaten path and offering locally sourced, creative cuisine. The information provided on the Open Table entry for Luke sold me on this being the right place, especially the details about chef John Russ who had worked on farms in Alabama (our home state) and in New England (our current home-Vermont). Food was everything we'd hoped it might be and we met the chef too, along with the restaurant manager who told us more about the John Besh story. The Brussels sprouts appetizer is superb and our entrees - Wild Boar ragout and Shrimp and Grits - made us both very happy. We topped it off with a delightful dessert and espresso. Wine selections (esp option to choose half carafe) were great and so were the oysters for appetizers. The next day we had brunch at Luke's and were equally pleased with everything.
I was really looking forward to the food ...
I was really looking forward to the food at Luke. Maybe if we would have dined inside it would have been more enjoyable. We chose to sit on the patio. It seemed we weren't a part of the ambiance of the restaurant . The service was fine but the area seemed more of an afterthought. The fresh oysters were very good. We also had the corn and crab fritters. They were tasty, but mainly tasted of corn, not much crab. My son had the Slow Roasted Tender Belly Porchetta. He loved it. I had the Prime Steak Frites. It was very tasty buy very rich. It was taken home and enjoyed the next day, by my son.
Overall we had an enjoyable evening but for the cost, I really wanted it to be more.
Asked to be seated outdoors .. Was told ...
Asked to be seated outdoors .. Was told no outdoor seating d/t possibility of rain.. As dinner progressed outdoor seating was full!!!
4 top actually too small once food arrived & noise level was horrible.. No conversation could be had😬
Food was good but not exceptional .. Nola much better.
My wife and I went to the Luke (San Anto ...
My wife and I went to the Luke (San Antonio Riverwalk) for our 2 year anniversary. I noted that in my opentable request, and they sat us down and immediately brought us 2 glasses of champagne and congratulated us! That was a great first impression.
The menu is very much New Orleans style, with very creative differences. Since we had a 150 dollar gift certificate, we decided to try as much as we could.
The Flammenkuchen appetizer was delicious. The "tender belly bacon" wasn't too salty, and it was kind of like a sweet pizza. 5 stars.
The bowl of Seafood Gumbo à La Creole with 10 dollar addon of crab was decent, but it was extremely salty. Maybe I wouldn't have had an issue with it if I wasn't watching my sodium, but the saltiness hit me pretty hard every time I took a bite. 3 stars.
The Wild Boar Ragout was my dish, and it was fantastic. The perfect blend of pasta, greens, and meat with a great sauce. Good portion size. 5 stars.
The Shrimp and Grits that my wife had (with 10 dollar crab addon of course) was even more delicious! The roasted jalepeno cheese grits gave a perfect spiciness to the dish, and the grits were very smooth and tasty. The seafood was amazing on top. 5 stars.
We finished off the night with 2 desserts.
The "Gâteau Basque" was a vanilla cake with crème fraîche and fresh fruit jam. We felt that the cake was just a bit undercooked, but I loved the flavor and ate more than she did. 4 stars.
The Key Lime Parfait with candied almonds and cheesecake ice cream was good. The lime didn't overpower the dessert. I just wish the dessert was presented in a larger glass. The almonds on top kept pouring out onto the table everytime I tried to get to the lime at the bottom! 3 stars.
The waiter was good, if not a bit shy. He was very friendly and helpful.
We'd definitely go back to try out some of the other dishes!
The waiter was rushing us. The live musi ...
The waiter was rushing us. The live music was playing outside, even though nobody was sitting outside. The gulf fish was bland, unexciting and severely overpriced. Overall, I regret taking someone here for their birthday. Incredibly disappointed. Will not be returning unless something drastically changes.
While in San Antonio for a girls trip we ...
While in San Antonio for a girls trip we had experienced a litany of poor service. The many meals where we felt rushed out or forgotten were made up for by how great we were treated here. While hoping for more "brunch" options, we were impressed with the pleasant service, great coffee, and beautiful scene.
I am shocked this establishment is not p ...
I am shocked this establishment is not packed every night of the week. The brussel sprouts were amazing to start followed by the shrimp and grits. Ended the meal off with a key lime treat topped with cream cheese ice cream. A culinary delight - Luke is on the top of my list when I'm San Antonio.
Be prepared to Spend. This is worth ever ...
Be prepared to Spend. This is worth every dime. However i think the $ sign can vary regionally. We were expecting a $$ menu and our bill wound up being about a $$$$ or a 3.5$ bill when compared to other dining experiences .
Wait Staff was INCREDIBLE. Super friendly always there for you no matter what. very knowledgeable about their menu and WHERE the food comes from.
THE FOOD WAS AMAZING! Took my new husband here to celebrate our wedding and he is STILL talking about the food.
Luke is my "go to" restaurant when I am ...
Luke is my "go to" restaurant when I am meeting a friend before an event downtown. The food is great and the menu changes seasonally. It is a wonderful mix up of New Orleans style food mixed with German. Sounds crazy, but it works. There is always fresh seafood and game on the menu.
If you like quail and it is on the menu, order it! The appetizers are always great. I can't go there without ordering a French 75. Best in San Antonio!
The service was excellent and the ambian ...
The service was excellent and the ambiance was great. But the food was not that great. Started with a glass of wine a Bloody Mary and a shrimp appetizer. I really enjoyed the appetizer, light tempura batter with a "bam bam sauce". They then served us beignets that were tough. The presentation was nice but when you bit into them you had to pull really hard and I didn't care for a sweet before my lunch. I had the sweet corn crab risotto which I thoroughly enjoyed, it being a Sunday the item was not on their menu but they made it for me anyway. On the other hand my husband had the fish which I believe was a black drum?? Can't recall but it was sad looking. My husband loves any type of fish but this one looked like it had been sitting out for a while heated up and served to him. It was served over a bed of steamed vegetables that also needed some help. The whole dish was mediocre in fact that evening he told me my pork tenderloin tasted better than his dish.
Overall the location and restaurant is lovely. We may give them another try for happy hour. Enjoy. . . . .
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