Little Rhein Steak House

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636 reviews
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Little Rhein Steak House is renowned worldwide for perfectly prepared steaks, an award-winning wine list, and its casual, rustic charm.

Opened on San Antonio's Riverwalk in 1967 in the historic Otto Bombach House, Little Rhein has long been a favorite restaurant for movie stars, professional athletes, political leaders, and other celebrities. Of course, local residents and visitors enjoy it as well, and Little Rhein is a top location for destination event planners.

Little Rhein and its sister restaurant, The Fig Tree, located right next door, set the standard for fine dining on the Riverwalk. Stop on by and enjoy a delicious meal in a historic setting.
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Springfield
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable meal on Sunday night. It had gotten a little chilly by the time we arrived at 7:30, but the heaters on the Patio were on and blankets were provided, so we stayed pretty warm.

The service was truly excellent. Attentive, with the meal well paced. Truly the service here is theist specialty.

The food was good, cooked as ordered and plentiful. While not the best steak I’ve ever had, and not on par with truly great steak houses, it was not disappointing either. The sticky toffee pudding is not to be missed. It is in another class from the rest of the food we ordered, it was Excellent!!

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RH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Little Rhein Steak House is located in a perfect spot on the San Antonio riverwalk. Environment is warm and welcoming - and we found the staff to be both personal and professional. They offer dining options both inside and outside overlooking the river. Food was expertly prepared delicious. Local spot, good food, great service, reservations recommended.

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CW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food with a beautiful riverbank setting.

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BV
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the atmosphere and the food! Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and our evening was perfect. From entering the restaurant and getting our name we were treated with a welcome and Happy Anniversary. The waiter can’t recall his name was excellent. The food was incredible as well as service. Highly recommend restaurant.

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most amazingly romantic spot on the Riverwalk! I hate even telling anyone because we might lose our spot. Our waitress was the absolute best waitress we have had in 4 months in San Antonio. The steaks are to die for and the deserts are amazing! We will be back for date nights from now on!!

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PA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the Little Rhein was superb. Philip was a great server!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always my wife and my favorite place for a romantic dinner on the river. There is a very limited selection but there there is is too notch. Service is unbeatable and the ambiance is perfect.

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Houston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The service was excellent as was the ambiance. The food was less than great. I won't go back. I will try the Fig Tree next door to compare.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and drinks.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love this place. Food is amazing but the service lacks for the price. Too bad! Steaks are amazing and deserts are just as amazing.

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CA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Steak was great, appetizer was very small and over prices. Presentation of the appetizer was very blah, had old lettuces and just was not appealing to the eye. Presentation is very off on all levels. Steak was really good, drinks good, service was excellent. One thing was the older man working there, standing in the walkway staring at people, was super uncomfortable. Reminded us of the movie Addams family and Learch. Creepy

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R
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Mariachis on porch were very loud but did eventually leave... hard to order and have conversation on porch with them playing. Perhaps limiting them to outside area would be better...

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LM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure why when we 1st arrived and asked to be seated on a lower level, we were told we couldn't. Then there was a slight problem with the table we were seated at, and we were given the opportunity to move to a table that we wanted first. So we were happy. The waitress was sweet and kind, as was everyone except for the young lady that sat us at the first table. The food was excellent. Filets were tender and flavorful, potatoes au gratin had more potatoe than cheese and delicious. However, the fresh tomato with blue cheese was my favorite. I am not the best at describing food, but if you have something special to celebrate, consider this restaurant.

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible, the only draw back is that the preparation for the Valentines reservations they didn’t have much prepared, no flowers some table cloths were dirty tables were uneven etc. You would think that on Valentines day there would be a bit more than just a dinner date. Food was ok, we both got the 14$ appetizer tray and was too small. Jalapeño poppers were smaller than the mushrooms, the marinara sauce was delicious though. Our main meal was the steak, sirloin well done and filet minion center cut median well. The Mignon 12oz was good not excepcional, a bit grey and cooked to medium well. The sirloin was too hard and was not juicy at all, potatoes were not cooked through and a bit tough. Only flower we saw was a single carnation at the end brought by our waitress. Thank you.

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was not what I expected from a fine dining restaurant. The salad was overdressed. The sides we ordered (Brussels and potatoes) were very subpar. Brussels were Bland and soggy. Twice baked potatoes were flavorless. Steak was tender and a solid choice. Cooked perfectly to temperature which is rare in most restaurants. But even this could not overcome the mediocrity of the sides and salad.

This was supposed to be a fine dining restaurant but the food did not meet that standard. For the price we paid. We certainly expected a higher quality of food.

Service was absolutely wonderful and everyone there was very sweet and did a great job.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Tables are very close to each other.

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Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I might recommend Little Rhein if you can sit outside along the Riverwalk on a warm evening. The ambience outdoors will make up for the average quality of the food. The service, however, was excellent.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always satisfied with the service and food. Sit on the porch and watch the view of the river. The staff is amazing, the food delicious. When in SA visit here for a very special and delicious meal. Service beyond compare.

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Hawaii
55 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were in San Antonio for a conference and selected Little Rhein Steak House from among the restaurants listed in Open Table which were located within walking distance from our hotel. After being seated we were given a brief history of the restaurant by our waiter, Juan. The building which houses the restaurant dates back to the late 1800’s. We asked to share a salad and a ribeye center cut steak which request was pleasantly accommodated. After the salad was served on two separate plates, Juan playfully brought my covered plate which when uncovered revealed a bare plate with sprinkles of seasoning on it. Seconds later, my wife’s plate was brought and uncovered revealing our order and allowing me to divide the steak between us. The ribeye was seasoned perfectly and delicious. Overall, the sharing of the salad and the ribeye was perfect for two senior citizens.

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D
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, well presented and great service in a pleasant atmosphere. Our best dining experience in San Antonio.

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TO
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place for a small birthday celebration.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and the service great. The best tomato Salad I’ve ever eaten period. Sticky toffee pudding to die for - great steaks

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Q
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great(although he goofed up our order) My food was great . The setting was great!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my first dining experience in San Antonio. It was a lovely steakhouse on the riverwalk that is a welcome departure from the chain restaurants in the area. The service is attentive, not pretentious. The steaks were beautifully prepared and the wine and liquor list is a great compliment to the meal. Even the asparagus side dish had been prepared by tapering the stalks to enhance the whole experience. A very good place to dine in the heart of San Antonio.

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JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, but the service was outstanding! Had a party of 5 for a business dinner and 2 waiters gave us great service; they treated us like family. Made us laugh, knew when to stay away and knew when to check up on us. Could not have had a better experience. The view of the river from the back porch was very nice too.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious dinner and drinks.

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HC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect for our special Anniversary meal. I would highly recommend this restaurant to those looking for a special night out.

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C
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service ever. Funny, attentive, staff.

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HM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

My late husband and I came to the Little Rheins in 1978. We fail in live with it and every time we came to San Antonio that is first on our list. Everything was awesome as usual. I came with a friend this visit and again wasn’t disappointed. Every time I have an opportunity to recommend I do. Thank the whole staff for another fabulous event!

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LC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this place. Put this on the must go to maybe more than once when in San Antonio!

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a cool spot on the riverwalk! Loved the art and history in and of the building. Our server, Elizabeth, was so friendly and professional. We both enjoyed a filet & lobster tail duo. Our steaks were ever so slightly over done, which is why I gave only 4 stars for food (since their steaks should be cooked to perfection as they boast “Steak House”) but otherwise it would have been a 5 star rating, THE BEST Cesar Salad!! I hope to be able to visit San Antonio again & would definitely come back to Little Rein.

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R
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The service and staff were wonderful! The food was amazing! Perfectly cooked steaks and some of the best Brussel sprouts I've ever had! The desserts weren't too bad either, we both got 100% happy plates!

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ED
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go all out and order the steak!! Delicious. Service was excellent and very friendly. Might as well get some awesome desserts too!!!

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K
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

This is the loudest I have ever experienced at Little Rhein Steak House. The tables are also much closer than usual. There is no way it is ADA compliant. There were kids and families sitting so close that I was unable to enjoy my dinner or company. We left as quickly as possible after spending over $100.00 for 2 people. I would not frequent here again unless it is early in the day. I love the food and the service, but the ambiance, is not worth it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful!! Food was delicious! Best we have ever tasted! Everything was cooked just right. Our waiter was incredible! Very honest and helpful with what to order and how to have it cooked. We will definitely return there And recommend to friends and family!

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F
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten there several times and have always had great first and service. Juan was our server and shared great amount of knowledge on the history of the restaurant. He was excellent!!!

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TH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Gary went above and beyond. He made our weekend! Excellent food as well! Thank you and Thank You Gary for a wonderful experience!

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BH
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. Excellent food and service. Celebrated 44th Wedding Anniversary. Also, ate here on our honeymoon. Special place!

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D
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shawn was a terrific waiter. Took excellent care of me and my date. Cocktails where well crafted and delivered quickly.

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