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.
At the helm of the kitchen of Lüke is Executive Chef John Russ, born and raised in New Orleans. At Restaurant August, Chef Russ began to form the relationship with John Besh and he learned the importance of forming relationships with farmers and fisherman, which would later be reinforced by his time working on farms in Alabama, New Hampshire, New York and Maryland. Chef Russ returned to the Besh Restaurant Group as Chef de Cuisine on the invitation of Chef Besh.
To complement its cuisine, Lüke offers an extensive wine list and beer selection.
French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily : 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, 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
Dined with a friend during Restaurant We ...
Dined with a friend during Restaurant Week. Hostess tried to seat us by the noisy bar despite several better tables. The eggplant and swordfish appetizer was good albeit very "one note" i.e. chile spice as were 3 of 4 choices. Dessert: bread pudding was over cooked, pear tart crust was heavy with shortening. Noise level high. I will not go here again.
If I had to find one thing to nitpick ab ...
If I had to find one thing to nitpick about Luke, it would be the noise level. It seemed almost rowdy for a upscale menu and slow dinner experience. Everything else, though, was delightful. Our waiter was excellent and took very good care of us. The food and drinks were delicious and I would definitely recommend to others.
Service was perfect, food delicious exce ...
Service was perfect, food delicious except for the tough pork chop. We enjoyed dining outside. Inside would have been miserable due to the noise. Proper acoustics are badly needed. Because of this we will only go back when weather is moderate, not in August or January.
Server was very rude. Ignored us most of ...
Server was very rude. Ignored us most of the time when we ordered four different types of apps, drinks and dessert. Bill was about the same as dinner would be but we got treated like homeless people. Never asked if I wanted another cocktail etc. Got order wrong anyway and seemed upset when we wanted more food that wasn't the special. Expected better service because she was nice to other tables around us. Food was good but experience sour!!!!!
Ordered a French 75. The champagne fizze ...
Ordered a French 75. The champagne fizzed all over yet she continued to make the drink and handed me the drinking saying "we usually don't serve it this way with a straw but here you go". She should have made the drink again if she knew it wasn't right. Drink was aweful. I didn't drink it then she decided to be rude after telling her it was not good. Food is always good, just hate bad customer service!
Very limited menu and portions quite ski ...
Very limited menu and portions quite skimpy. The soda came in an 8oz bottle and waiter would ask if we needed another soda and was told no, but waiter kept asking are we sure we didn't need another soda. I was disappointed with the food and service and will not eat there again.
I am a foodie and my wife would say I am ...
I am a foodie and my wife would say I am too critical but when a plate is 20 plus dollars a plate it should be out standing and it was not. I had the shrimp over cheese grits. The shrimp was over cooked chewy and dry, for my taste it was also over salted, but this last nail for me was that the shrimp was not deveined are was not washed as it should have been and I got the sensation of sandy grit in my mouth. I do hope they do a better job for this is my town and I want guests that visit to see the gem that San Antonio really is.
The food was ok, but not what I would ex ...
The food was ok, but not what I would expect from such a noteworthy chef. The atmosphere is pretty terrible. It connects the street to the hotel lobby, so tons of foot traffic, families walking through in bathing suits, etc.. Lots of better options in the area.
Dinner was very, very good. We had the r ...
Dinner was very, very good. We had the roasted brussle sprouts and and the gumbo appetizers. Both were exceptional.
For dinner we had the shrimp and grits (the house specialty) and the fresh fish amandine. The Amadine was very good, but the shrimp and grits was overpowered by the heat of the peppers and the spicy sausage. There was no way to appreciate the creaminess of the grits. It was good, but I left disappointed with that dish.
For dessert we had the bread pudding and was again, just blown away.
A very good dinner. Probably the best we've had since moving to San Antonio in November of 2015.
There is a lot of hype about this restau ...
There is a lot of hype about this restaurant, and I was really looking forward to trying it. The most I can say about it is, "Meh." Nothing particularly bad, nothing particularly good. Wine was unremarkable. Food was unremarkable. Just inoffensive. I have had much better dinners in San Antonio. A bit disappointed that I decided to try a new place with friends from Los Angeles. I should have stayed with my old stanbys.
My husband and I visited San Antonio the ...
My husband and I visited San Antonio the other weekend and had dinner at Luke on our last night. The food was excellent, but just a little overpriced. The oysters were fantastic!! Service was good and waiter was friendly, could've been a little more knowledgeable about some menu items but we were not disappointed. He gave us a good recommendation for a cocktail bar to go to afterwards. We sat in the back of the dining room and the door that goes out to the patio next to us was extremely loud when opening/closing and there was a good bit of traffic through it. Regardless, I would definitely come back here for another special occasion/date night. Would be good for a group outing, too.
Not happy at all with the service. The ...
Not happy at all with the service. The oysters we ordered before dinner weren't cleared off when the entrees came so everything was very crowded. Apparently the server of the entrees was not allowed to remove the dishes -- he said the waitress would be by to get them. We ended up moving the platters to the floor so we could continue, because she was occupied with another table (we were the only 2 tables in the area, but the other table took all of her attention). One diner's steak, ordered medium rare, was cold and bloody in the center. The server offered to take it back to re-fire it, but that wasn't really possible since the steak was finished with a sauce, but also every one else already had their food and we were trying to get to a show.
Otherwise, the food is good but over-priced given the issues we had.
Our food wasn't very warm, my salad was ...
Our food wasn't very warm, my salad was over seasoned and the greens were wilted and there was too much dressing. Our mimosas lacked orange juice and we waited an extra 20 minutes for the "fresh squeezed" juice. Another gal got fries but they weren't very fresh. For the $100+ we spent as a brunch group we weren't very impressed.
A friend and I dined at Luke while in to ...
A friend and I dined at Luke while in town on business. We returned few nights later with a larger group of colleagues from the conference. Wonderful resturant! Excellent service of super fresh food prepared perfectly. I will dine at Luke and other John Besh establishments when ever I find myself close. Anxiously waiting the Houston location!!!
I'm Lukewarm on Luke. A typical hotel r ...
I'm Lukewarm on Luke. A typical hotel restaurant. I should have known better. Wait staff were were gracious and kind. Food was so-so, especially for the price. Two of us had fish which was tasty but not exceptional. I would not go there again.
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