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Lüke
French Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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125 E Houston St San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
125 East Houston StreetUSTexasSan Antonio78205
(210) 227-5853lukesanantonio.com
$$French Restaurant, European Restaurant
French Restaurant
European Restaurant
Bar
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German Restaurant
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Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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This is Besh’s first restaurant outside of his home state of Louisiana, and it

features a menu of authentic Old World cuisine, combining classic German and French

cooking techniques with a New Orleans touch. Lüke is conveniently situated in San

Antonio’s popular downtown district. Chef John Russ is enthusiastic about evolving his menu of farm fresh ingredients and bistro specialties including house-made pâtés and abundant plateaux of cold, fresh seafood, as well as chef-inspired blackboard specials. To complement its cuisine, Lüke offers an extensive wine list and beer selection.
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John Besh’s chic brasserie offers French-German fare with New Orleans touches, a raw bar & a patio.- Google
"But I ordered the shrimp and grits, the portion amount was perfect for me."
"Came here for Sunday Easter brunch, excited because it's a Besh restaurant."
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Zak Fredis
4 months ago
Terrible experience. Service was absolutely horrid. I spoke with the waiter about 3 times in 2 hours. The menu has print on it so small that it's barely legible. We asked the waiter if they had a menu with bigger print, his reply was "The print is small but don't worry, the portions are large". This couldn't have been further from the truth. We ordered baked oysters and frog legs for appetizers. The portions were so incredibly small (yet expensive). First off the frog legs seemed to have been mashed into "balls" for some reason (probably to serve less and make more $$). We had a party of 5 and everyone got to have one tiny little froggie ball. The frog legs were terrible, nothing like you'd get in Louisiana or Florida (or even Houston). They jammed a bunch of seasoning into the baked oysters and to be honest I couldn't even tell if there were any oysters in the shell. All i could taste was salt. I ordered the "jumbo" shrimp and gritz plate. Normally shrimp served at restaurants does not provide enough food for me. I ordered this plate because it came with andouille sausage. When the plate came out, there were four tiny baby little worm shrimp on my plate on a bed of gritz that my dog could have eaten in one bite. The andoiule sausage was ground up into about 10 tiny little crumbs and put on top of the gritz. I ate three shrimp and began to sip my drink, when the waiter made a rare appearance. He asked if he could take my plate, I told him that he was taking a quarter of my dinner away from me, he laughed like this was a big joke to him. As I mentioned I came with a party of 5 and everyone had the same experience, my brother ordered the crawfish raghou and the plate came with 5 pieces of crawfish meat. The total tab for 5 meals 2 appetizers and 5 alcoholic beverages (1 beer of which was beer) was over 300 dollars! The whole party went straight to Jims diner and proceeded to eat desert and have a snack because we were so disappointed. Absolutely joke of a place. It's one thing to pay a premium for good food and good portions (I've paid over 300 dollars for a meal for 2 at bohanans and i was full and the food was great!), but to pay what they are asking and have to go to a diner afterward is a joke. This place should be shut down. My advice, either lower your price or increase your portions. If you don't do that, I'd recommend just shutting down or converting the building into a gas station so people can fill up beef jerky. STAY AWAY!
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Laly Hernandez
4 months ago
I was very disappointed in this restaurant. The food was good but the portions were tiny. The service was extremely poor: slow and unfriendly, as if we were inconveniencing them by asking for more detail about the menu. The napkins smelled like old dish rags and they looked like them too. We asked for bread and they brought out three rolls for a table of five -_- AND they wrapped them in the dish rags. I should have read the newer reviews instead of looking at the over all rating of this place ( most are over a year old). Boo, I'll never go back.
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Jennifer Chau
10 months ago
Came here for Sunday Easter brunch, excited because it's a Besh restaurant. We had a group of 8, 2 of us were served 30 minutes after the rest of our party because of some mix-up or mistake with the server not getting the order in. So, to make up for the mishandled entrees, the manager gave us one (1) complimentary dessert. The waitress gave us the dessert menu and told us as if they were doing us a favor. Please, 30 minutes for a lackluster entree rushed and not executed properly because of your mistake cannot be undone with a very small and overpriced dessert. Never going back and not recommending.
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Edwin Snead
7 months ago
Horrible service, food took 1 hour and 10 minutes to arrive at table after we were seated and when it did arrive it was not that good. For the money, totally not worth it. For around $26 you can get 3 shrimp! Go just about anywhere else for better food/service
Demarcus B
5 months ago
First of all, Besh has always been an amazing chef to me. The food was wonderful, the service was awesome. and the dessert was some of the best bread pudding i've ever had. But I ordered the shrimp and grits, the portion amount was perfect for me. Very good choice if your heading that way
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Jason Mauterer
4 months ago
Came for Sunday brunch. Had David (waiter) pick my entree - Quail & Waffles! Delicious meal and great service. Thanks!
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Jesse Sanchez
6 months ago
The cost for such a little amount of food is staggering. The ettoufee consisted of 4 regular sized shrimp with a little bit of rice. Also, the service was terrible. In a 2 hr period we spoke to our waiter only 3 times.
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Jeff Turpin
11 months ago
When you come to Luke, you will be in capable hands. However, understand that the focus on Cajun/Creole is light, as the real focus is on European-style dishes with a heavy emphasis on seafood. The wife ordered the four course meal special with wine pairing. The salad was delicious as was the homemade cheese sticks with goat cheese. In fact, I'd say the latter was exceptional. The second course for her was a Vietnamese crepe with pork. The pork had a really good flavor with complexity and wasn't over-smoked. However, the temperature was too cool, almost cold. Her third dish was a shrimp-encrusted grouper filet with what was essentially a corn chimichurri. Excellent. Her fourth dish was an interesting take on peach cobbler that neither of us really enjoyed. I, on the other hand, had three options since I don't usually eat seafood: steak and fries, chicken with dirty rice risotto, or the famous Luke Burger. I chose #3 though wish I had chosen #2 in hindsight. The burger came with fries that were better than most and served with what I deem wasteful small glass bottles of condiments from Heinz. The burger itself wasn't bad, but it's not comparable to a number of local burger joints. Nevertheless... the homemade bun's bottom bun was too thin and became soggy from the grease. Unlike most flame-broiled burgers, this one did not taste only of char, thankfully. But, the meat itself and the onions were the main taste of the burger; the bun, cheese, bacon, and lettuce struggled a bit to make their presence known in this burger. Further, the burger was overcooked to well-done instead of requested medium-well. To cap off the night, I had the bread pudding with bourbon sauce. The bread pudding seemed to be baked to order in a miniature iron skillet, which is highly commendable (and certainly refreshing from restaurants who instead keep it in the fridge and microwave it when ordered). I thought the bread pudding's texture was spot on; however, the sauce left more to be desired, personally speaking. Not a bad sauce, but perhaps the type and amount of bourbon threw it off too much for my taste. Again, it was a really good dish, and better than most bread puddings in Texas. In short, Luke's is a nice restaurant nestled on the Riverwalk, and know what they're doing in the kitchen. Just keep in mind that it's mostly seafood on the menu and light touches of Cajun/Creole here and there before going.
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