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.
San Antonio, TX 78205
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
We ordered shrimp and grits and steak. M ...
We ordered shrimp and grits and steak. My girlfriend and I shared meals and we both got stomach aches. Not sure what it was but didn't fee good. For the price I expected more presentation and tastier meal. I have been to NOLA many times and feel this missed the mark and at an end downside price! May give it another try but not on top of my list.
Everything was good. Nothing blew my min ...
Everything was good. Nothing blew my mind. The Brussels sprouts tasted exactly like a dish from another restaurant (Hot Joy) but were significantly more expensive. The setting and tables were far too casual for the price range. My cocktail came in a snifter, a glass typically used for serving whiskey, and it looked fairly unprofessional. Everything was prepared correctly but I didn't feel that the all around experience was worth the extremely high price point. I will not be returning.
My wife and I went to Luke because of th ...
My wife and I went to Luke because of the San Antonio Restaurant Week. The restaurant had advertising on open table for the event. When we arrived I was informed that they were not participating in restaurant week because of recent changes in management. This was unfortunate, because my wife and I had traveled downtown and paid to park ($20) to visit this restaurant. However, the staff made up for the miscommunication by suggesting the express meal option along with providing a free dessert. We were very impressed with the food and timely service and left with a reasonable bill. Overall, I plan on returning with my wife for special occasions.
Service was poor. Drinks arrived very l ...
Service was poor. Drinks arrived very late and after we had our first course. Also after waiting about 15 minutes, the server came back and said they did not have a drink we had ordered. We had to ask the server to clear our plates.
Very loud, service was very slow, came b ...
Very loud, service was very slow, came back after a show a few blocks away and they would allow us to have a drink, 11 pm and indicated they had already had last call. Very poor for the only Hotel bar and on a Saturday night after a Broadway performance a few blocks away.
I come to Luke a lot and am a big fan. ...
I come to Luke a lot and am a big fan. It is the perfect place to go before going to a show at the Empire or the Majestic, valet park your car, have a great meal and then so see a show. Your car will be waiting after the show.
We always order the French 75 cocktail at Luke. They are the best I have ever had, anywhere! The appetizers are also fun to share. This time we tried something new on the menu - the hand empanadas filled with crawfish etoufee. They were fantastic!! We could have eaten two orders of them, but restrained ourselves. The fried brussel sprouts are always on our order, as is the beet salad and fries. This time one of us ordered the gumbo. It is usually fantastic but the roux tasted burned. If I had been at home I would have thrown it out and started over. I was also sad to see that east coast oysters were off of the menu. :(
I'll be back though. Luke is worth the drive downtown. It is a gem that we are lucky to have in San Antonio
Had a mediocre meal at Lüke. The sever s ...
Had a mediocre meal at Lüke. The sever seemed was minimally attentive- as if he just wanted his work shift to be over- checked on us a little as possible. The meal was delicious however the creme brûlée was terrible. I know the sugar is supposed to be "burnt" but the middle or our was literally blackened and there was a thick layer or granulated sugar left underneath the brûléed layer that was really unpleasant.
They were out of Moscato. The waitress c ...
They were out of Moscato. The waitress couldn't tell me the type of house beer. She just said it was drinkable. My wife's drum looked like something from Long John Silvers. The Shrimp and grits were good however. Just wasn't a good experience.
The maitre'd provided us with an outside ...
The maitre'd provided us with an outside table that was satisfactory. The waiter was attentive yet not intrusive. The food was delicious: appetizer: Bowl of gumbo (great spicy dish), entrees: shrimp with grits and roast chicken with some great rolls and butter in the side made for a great meal. Ambience? A bit cavernous on a week day night but all and all quite nice and worth it. Enjoy!
AMAZING! From our fabulous wait staff to ...
AMAZING! From our fabulous wait staff to our very special Bloody Marys to our incredible Brussels sprout appetizer to our beautiful/tasty entree to the piece de resistance bread pudding!!!!
We couldn't have had a more perfect Christmas celebration.
My wife and I ate at Luke's Christmas Ev ...
My wife and I ate at Luke's Christmas Eve and it was a wonderful experience. It started with a $30 bottle of French wine that was really, really good! Our appetizer was the Louisiana shrimp with two delectable sauces. For the main course we both ordered the crispy Texas redfish with lump crabmeat and wild mushrooms that was out of this world! The bearnaise sauce was a perfect accompaniment to the crispy fish. We also enjoyed the Christmas mashed potatoes. For dessert we had Brendan's bread pudding, also great. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive, but not intrusive. We also met Luke and the chef which added to our experience. I have had many great meals in my life and this one was one of the best ever for a very reasonable price.
Extremely accommodating, team style serv ...
Extremely accommodating, team style service, manager checks on you and every server made sure that there was nothing I was allergic to in my food. Very creative food presentation. Cooked just right. Could provide a bit more veggies for those of us needing to eat more balanced diets and who don't have bread (nutritionless filler), more veggies would provide color with entrée also. Very accommodating for me with my service dog.
Went there for our Anniversary ... was a ...
Went there for our Anniversary ... was ask to wait at bar until table was ready... BAR STOOLS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE ... Drinks were great. Menu options small but the food and service was EXCELLENT!
LOUISIANA COUPLE! NJOYED
Always a favorite, Luke San Antonio does ...
Always a favorite, Luke San Antonio does not disappoint. We were seated at a table with a great view of the Riverwalk, which is decorated for Christmas. The servers were friendly and attentive and very informative about the menu. We ordered oysters on the half shell for appetizers, and they were fresh and succulent. My husband's entree was the porchetta, which was tender on the inside but had a crunch, chicharron-like crust on the outside. I ordered the mussels and frites. The huge bowl of PEI mussels came with a delicious garlicky cream sauce. The frites were hot, crisp, and plentiful.
We love Luke San Antonio and try to get there at least once a year!
Went to see the Christmas lights, forgot ...
Went to see the Christmas lights, forgot Luke's was at the very end of the more popular section of the riverwalk. Drizzle kept us from really walking to far from the restaurant. Food was good as expected. Waiter did not inform well on extra prices and service was a bit slow. Food was authentic and good - a lot of it and the leftovers heated up well. We'll go again as it's an easy in/out of downtown for the locals.
We have eaten here a few times for lunch ...
We have eaten here a few times for lunch and enjoyed the food, atmosphere and had great service. Based on our experience, we decided to meet friends here for dinner and unfortunately, we were disappointed this time around. Service was very slow and a couple of individuals in our party had to ask for a tea refill several times before the glass was refilled. We were asked and brought desert menus even before our dinner plates were cleared away and when the table was finally cleared, the table mess...silverware, some spilled fries, etc., were left for us to look at while we looked over the desert menu. I expected better...
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