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The Cookhouse, San Antonio, TX

The Cookhouse

4.7
4.7
236 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Cookhouse serves up seasonal menus inspired by New Orleans culture. Stop in for dinner, and discover a quaint location that’s ideal for a quick bite or spending time with friends and family while enjoying wine and beer. We are small restaurant with only 60 seats. Providing an intimate and cozy setting, with dim lighting. Owners Peter and Susan focus on the nostalgia of their New Orleans memories, and bring them to San Antonio.
The menu at the Cookhouse changes with the seasons, providing varying tastes that rely on the ingredients from local farmers. Start off with choices from the oyster bar or soup and salad offerings for lighter flavors. Small plates include fried boudin balls, African Spiced Cauliflower, Cajun cracklins and more. The main dishes at the Cookhouse include flavorful options like the New Orleans BBQ shrimp and Smoked Duck Breast. The wine and beer list is diverse and pairs well with all of the creole flavors.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (210) 320-8211
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Pieter Sypesteyn
  • Catering
    For all catering inquires please email brittany@whereyatsa.com, please provide the following information. Name Potential amount of people Date of event Time Full service catering or Pick up
  • Private party facilities
    We are an open kitchen restaurant with 60 seats. We love large parties, but we are limited in space. We can only seat a max party of 12 people during service. Large party times are designated for 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 8:00, and 8:30. This allows a 2 to 2.5 hour dinning time for your guests. We can split checks up to 6 times. For a large party of 13 or more, a credit card is required to hold the reservation. There is a $25 cancellation fee per a person. For private events please email info@whereyatsa.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Alamo Heights
  • Cross street
    N Saint Mary's Street
  • Parking details
    We have residential parking so just make sure you are not blocking any driveways. Thank you
  • Public transit
    The Pearl Brewery less than 5 minThe Riverwalk less than 10 minutes away
  • Entertainment
    Jim Cullum Band on Friday Nights
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

236 Reviews
  1. Victor

    San Antonio

    28 reviews

    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Opentable confirmed a reservation for me last Saturday 16th Jan. I called many times and kept getting the same voicemail hinting no one generally answers phone calls. When my wife and I got there the place was closed with a chain and lock around the main entrance. I am sorry that they decided to close, but they should have posted the condition on social media for reservations made to that date. To this moment the website and Facebook page show the place as if it continues to be open.

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  2. CarlosG

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made reservations and even confirmed. When our party arrived we found the restaurant closed. Very disappointed tat we were not notified about the restaurant being closed. Being compensated in some way for our inconvenience, but I won’t hold my breath. I’ve been to this restaurant several times, and recommend it often, time will tell if I ever return.

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  3. Achill

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Going to miss this excellent restaurant when it closes Dec. 31, 2020

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  4. 09foodie

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will forever miss this San Antonio institution. The oysters, the shrimp, the gumbo--all amazing. As a girl from New Orleans, this was where I went for my NO fix. Best of luck to Pieter and Susan in their new ventures. We are looking forward to seeing what's coming.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Big thank you to Chef P for providing San Antonio with an awesome place to enjoy a night of Shrimp and Oysters. Truly a gem in the robust restaurant scene here in SA.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally DEE best restaurant I have every been to! Hostess service atmosphere were amazing. The culinary adventure was top notch! Definitely will be a regular there!

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  7. JessicaD

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Mexican Squash was fantastic but that’s the only positive thing I can say about the food. Our entrees took over 30 minutes to come to the table. When we got them they were cold. They offered to give us a glass of wine for the long wait instead of compensating for things that had been ordered. This restaurant was wonderful when it first opened but honestly I was really disappointed for what I paid for tonight.

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  8. CourtneyMcCance

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So so glad we were able to experience the Cookhouse one last time before the transition! Great service and atmosphere and as always, excellent food. So sad to see you go, but looking forward to what is to come ❤️

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  9. MarthaB

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t go!!!!! The Oysters ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ The risotto ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  10. 09foodie

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best New Orleans food in SA

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Nice ambiance. Helpful waiter. Nice bottle of red. Felt Covid safe.

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  12. JohnC

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best spot in San Antonio. Thank you chef and team.

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  13. AlamoStachE

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cookhouse is Great place with amazing food. Enjoyed the time I had there. Overall, Love it!

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  14. ScottS

    San Antonio

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cookhouse has been a long-time favorite but had not been recently due to COVID. We reserved an outside table and enjoyed a quiet evening on the quaint street-side patio. Service by Ruben was friendly and entertaining as always. We were a little underwhelmed by the escargot Rockefeller starter - not what we expected and a little bland - but loved the complimentary asparagus soup shooter. Meals were delicious as always! Sorry to see Cookhouse closing out in SA - one of its best eateries, but glad some of the favorites will be on the menu at the new Golden Wat. Interested to taste the menu when the new restaurant opens

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  15. 4Skulls

    San Antonio

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Cajun tastes

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  16. AnnetteR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit, but will definitely be back. The service was wonderful and food was delicious. Highly recommend the BBQ Shrimp--the sauce is out of this world.

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  17. StevenD

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and the ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful.

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  18. AdamP

    San Antonio

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints and is outstanding in food and service. They are taking COVID precautions and the spacing and distancing is great. Highly recommended in SA!

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  19. JessicaO

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jose was our waiter and he made the evening! Very engaged, attentive and gave great recommendation! Food was delicious as always!

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  20. JillianG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flavorful food and wonderful service with great jazz music in the background

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal! The shrimp was so amazing, and I typically don’t eat it very often! It was cooked to perfection!! Loved everything! Lamb chops, oysters, even pea risotto. I don’t like peas! I do now!! Beautiful atmosphere and overall great dining experience! Our waitress was super cute and friendly as well! Short curly hair and circle glasses!! Can’t wait to return!

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  22. DavidF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very impressed with the overall experience. Great restaurant and food. Highly recommend!

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  23. jana

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to celebrate my husband's birthday at Cookhouse, mainly because he regularly craves their bbq shrimp, one of their specialties which is always on the menu. I had the blackened catfish with saffron cream sauce--delicious! We also shared the crawfish raviolo which was equally amazing. The service is always fantastic as well-- knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. The owners have also taken every possible precaution during the Covid-19 situation. The atmosphere felt extremely safe while still maintaining its original charming ambiance. Great jazz combo plays on Friday nights. You must try Cookhouse!

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  24. DebraM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cookhouse is our favorite restaurant in San Antonio!

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  25. JasmineH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great spot for food and the ambiance was beautiful. Went for my husband's birthday and it was absolutely perfect. Little pricey but the quality was worth it.

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  26. JessU

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I came here for our first anniversary this past weekend. We had been two other times before they remodeled. The new look is very fresh and nice! The food, as always, was delicious - one of a kind. Oysters were on point, both the raw and chargrilled. Boudin balls were a must, and we even asked for extra pickles! We both ordered our entree flounder dish DIRTY... which means it includes BBQ shrimp. Hello, best of both worlds! Our server, Jose, was so much fun and very accommodating. Obviously, we will be back but next time we will specifically request Jose. You have to try this place!

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  27. Abeille

    San Antonio

    73 reviews

    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Seated outside and ordered the appetizer of the day - crawfish and rice boudin balls. Bland and mostly rice. The pork cutlet was nicely prepared and delicious. Gumbo had nice pieces of duck but the roux was thick with too much flour. Gumbo roux is difficult to get right and they need to work on this! Somewhat awkward service and lots of flies!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff! Music was wonderful.

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  29. LucindaC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere. Very clean. Food was good but the portions won't fill up a good sized guy.

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  30. SusanC

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always our go-to favorite. Charbroiled Oysters, BBQ shrimp, & Catfish. Husband was really down about red beans & rice no longer being on the menu to go with his catfish, but the food was yummy.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience!!

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  32. Natalie

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    With a reservation made for 6:30pm, we sat down promptly. We opted for outdoors with the state of the country. However, I forgot about the mosquitos. Most other restaurants I wouldn't have to worry about the bugs, but here, I had to ask for spray, unfortunately. I feel they could've been a little more prepared or just handled the pesky problem with other preventative means. Timing was quite unfortunate - sat down at 6:30 and did not receive our food until after 8pm. The food was delicious and worth the wait (not sure it would've been the same case if I wasn't in a rush), but by 8pm I was getting hot, uncomfortable and mosquito-bitten. Would I take a client there again? Probably not any time soon. But for a good meal, I'll recommend it to others.

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  33. HarryB

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner and sat outside since the weather was nice. We were seated on the porch and while cozy, lack of air circulation made it stuffy. The food was good but the menu does not have salads or any sides to go with the entrees. The wait staff was very pleasant and the wine list quite affordable. The gumbo was delicious.

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  34. DaniL

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance with classic trio jazz ban. Food was delicious, everything was clean, everyone was friendly.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place to celebrate any occasion! Skylar is the sweetest and so attentive. Forever recommend!

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  36. DeborahF

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service.

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  37. AlfonsoO

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food. They never disappoint the escargot is a must!!

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  38. partyof4

    Dallas

    77 reviews

    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit, again Jose' was our server and once more, he made it a dining experience. They have a marvelous staff there. Our appetizers were very tasty. My daughter and I had the lambs chops...mmmm. My only critique is my granddaughter's smoked duck appeared to be a smaller portion than when I had it. Although The Cookhouse is a little pricey, I highly recommend it for special occasions. It is definitely one of our favorite places to dine.

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  39. MackM

    San Antonio

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome cuisine and customer service.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. The service was attentive. We enjoyed our meal.

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The Cookhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 320-8211.

The Cookhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Cookhouse

720 E Mistletoe Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N Saint Mary's Street
  • Neighborhood
    Alamo Heights
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We have residential parking so just make sure you are not blocking any driveways. Thank you
  • Public transit
    The Pearl Brewery less than 5 minThe Riverwalk less than 10 minutes away
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Pieter Sypesteyn
  • Entertainment
    Jim Cullum Band on Friday Nights
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (210) 320-8211
  • Catering
    For all catering inquires please email brittany@whereyatsa.com, please provide the following information. Name Potential amount of people Date of event Time Full service catering or Pick up
  • Private party facilities
    We are an open kitchen restaurant with 60 seats. We love large parties, but we are limited in space. We can only seat a max party of 12 people during service. Large party times are designated for 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 8:00, and 8:30. This allows a 2 to 2.5 hour dinning time for your guests. We can split checks up to 6 times. For a large party of 13 or more, a credit card is required to hold the reservation. There is a $25 cancellation fee per a person. For private events please email info@whereyatsa.com.
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