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Lüke
French Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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125 E Houston St San Antonio, TX 78205
125 East Houston StreetUSTexasSan Antonio78205
(210) 227-5853lukesanantonio.com
$$French Restaurant, European Restaurant
French Restaurant
European Restaurant
Bar
Caterer
German Restaurant
Delivery Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 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."
"Again, it was a really good dish, and better than most bread puddings in Texas."
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andrew B
a week ago
My Fiance and I went to this Restaurant since it was close to the River walk and we where in the area for the Festival. Reviews seemed to be pretty good so we didn't see why not to try it, however we where wrong. I'll start of with what i found good about this place. The food was delicious and had a nice atmosphere. Now time for the bad. we both ordered the same meal since our waiter couldn't explain anything for us and we don't read french and we never have been to a french restaurant. So we got what we could understand , the Luke Burger. I ordered a Beer to drink and she got a Lemonade which was very tangy that i even frowned a little. It was not drinkable and they didn't seem to care. When we received our food, the Burgers where exactly how we ordered them (her medium Rare, me Rare.). The Fries we received with out order was slightly warm and after five minutes they where cold, it felt as if they had just heated fries that where left out for hours. $16.50 per meal, i would expect fresh, and hot fries as if i had went to any fast food place and received Hot fries for a fraction of this price. The server only came to our table about 3 times, i actually had to wave him down to ask for our checks. I would have understood his absence if the restaurant was busy, it wasn't even half full. When he brought our drinks to us, he forgot to remove the top off my beer. Overall the only thing i found good was the taste of the Burgers. Everything else wasn't pleasant, especially for the price you pay, being a premium restaurant, my expectations was pretty high. Unfortuantly it reminded me of a Fast food restaurant with a make over.
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Response from the owner - a week ago
Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed your burgers, but sorry that your service experience did not meet your expectations. At your convenience, please email our manager Drew Mire (dmire@chefjohnbesh.com) with the details of your experience so that we can address your concerns with our staff and do better in the future. Have a great day!
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Zak Fredis
6 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
7 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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Steve Horn
a month ago
Service was terrible.. Even after we told the manager, it continued to be bad. So many other good restaurants in this town. Stay away!
Response from the owner - a month ago
Hi Steve, Thank you so much for your feedback - we take this very seriously, and would very much appreciate the opportunity to hear more from you. Please email our General Manager, Drew, at dmire@chefjohnbesh.com if you have a moment. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know about your experience.
Elizabeth K
3 weeks ago
Love this place! I have been there multiple times and always seem to get really good food if you just ask the waiter (they always known the favorites). Also their catering service is stupendous!!!
Demarcus B
8 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
6 months ago
Came for Sunday brunch. Had David (waiter) pick my entree - Quail & Waffles! Delicious meal and great service. Thanks!
Jennifer Chau
a year 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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Fried oyster and roasted fig tart with burrata! 
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