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Lüke San Antonio - Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
1755 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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.
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To complement its cuisine, Lüke offers an extensive wine list and beer selection.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Daily Lunch: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm Daily Dinner: 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 227-5853

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Mahony: (504) 323-7548

What 1,755 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. G

    Greg

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was unfortunately underwhelmed this time. The menu was terribly limited this time and I am not sure why. Service seemed slightly under motivated and we orders the crispy drum. It was delicious, but had no sides at all. Menu did not have sides either
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Stuttgart

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp & grits were amazing - I will definitely be coming back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have always enjoyed Luke and are very sorry to see them close.
  4. E

    Emmanuel

    San Antonio

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was terribly underwhelming but service was great. Limited menu with appetizers that outshines the entree.
  5. B

    Brian

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    waaay over priced. paid $140 for 2 for valentines day. food was good but not great and not worth the cost. should have gone to chilis or olive garden instead. dessert was mediocre
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice restaurant. Didn't know it was in the Embassy Suites hotel. Was looking forward to New Orleans style cooking. The menu was limited but the food was good. I enjoyed the shrimp and grits. My wife had the scallops and enjoyed them. For dessert we shared the ice box key lime pie. It was delicious. The staff were very attentive. The acoustics of the room made it difficult to hear the staff. Lots of echo in the room. Overall it was a good experience.
  7. JM

    JoseM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    It just lost its touch. The oysters looked bad, smaller than usual, and then my entree was not worth the price. Don't get the fried fish! The service was not very good as well. I'm really bummed about this experience and the price we paid! Wish I could get at least 50% back!
  8. V

    Vkulbi3

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My boyfriend and I went here for a night out while staying in San Antonio for the weekend. The food was incredibly good - our favorite parts of the meal were the gumbo and the bread pudding. Delicious - can't go wrong with this decision.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Slow service. Very limited menu. Nothing like the one in New Orleans
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable!
  11. J

    Jack994

    Dallas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal with a business partner. Great service and delicious food.
  12. CJ

    CaJnFoodee

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Luke is a must visit for foodies in San Antonio. There is no detail left untended and there is nothing else like it dining wise in SA. Don't miss it!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The charbroiled oysters were so delicious!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was very good, if a little absent at times. (A mistiming of my party's decision making? Too spread out an area?) but the staff was very helpful and evidenced a team spirit to take care of us promptly and without incident or discomfort. Food is amazing. I highly recommend the brussel sprouts and the Bloody Mary. Going back for a full meal most definitely.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the waitstaff excellent, and the restaurant itself gorgeous.
  16. GG

    GoldenGirl57

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent Food, would come back in a heart beat! Server needed to smile and engage more, that won't keep me from returning.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, cocktails were remarkable and the service was outstanding
  18. TR

    ToddR

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great restaurant. Had 2 apps 2 drinks each 2 entrees with tip was $150. Reservation was at 8:15 and got really busy around 8:30 but service was on point. Steak perfectly cooked. Very tender. Charbroiled oysters were phenomenal. Could not have been more pleased.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The service was stellar. Highly recommend it to anyone
  20. JD

    JD11

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not that great. Average food, a little on the noisy side, and not very polished service. Probably won't return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Location is convenient; ambiance is great; food tastes good yet a little bit pricey.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    South Texas Heritage Pork Ragout was exceptional.
  23. ED

    EvinD

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. Outstanding Shrimp & Grits. Good wine choices.
  24. AM

    AMoczygemba

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I've been to Luke for everything from an Anniversary dinner to mid-week date night to just because Happy Hour. All of the food is delicious, and the menu changes a little throughout the year but the shrimp and grits are always on point and the happy hour $1 oysters is always a great bet!
  25. MM

    MiguelM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We ordered shrimp and grits and steak. My girlfriend and I shared meals and we both got stomach aches. Not sure what it was but didn't fee good. For the price I expected more presentation and tastier meal. I have been to NOLA many times and feel this missed the mark and at an end downside price! May give it another try but not on top of my list.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Servers were excellent, bar service to the table was a little lagging but not detrimental to the overall experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joined friends from out of town that dine at places such as The French Laundry and they raved about the food. Awesome weather on the patio
  28. RL

    RandyL999

    Tampa

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful outdoor lunch overlooking the Riverwalk. Phenomenally prepared food, and a real treat to just enjoy the great venue and food together. Worth the trip!!!
  29. KS

    KenedyS

    San Antonio

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Everything was good. Nothing blew my mind. The Brussels sprouts tasted exactly like a dish from another restaurant (Hot Joy) but were significantly more expensive. The setting and tables were far too casual for the price range. My cocktail came in a snifter, a glass typically used for serving whiskey, and it looked fairly unprofessional. Everything was prepared correctly but I didn't feel that the all around experience was worth the extremely high price point. I will not be returning.
  30. R

    Rob4

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    My wife and I went to Luke because of the San Antonio Restaurant Week. The restaurant had advertising on open table for the event. When we arrived I was informed that they were not participating in restaurant week because of recent changes in management. This was unfortunate, because my wife and I had traveled downtown and paid to park ($20) to visit this restaurant. However, the staff made up for the miscommunication by suggesting the express meal option along with providing a free dessert. We were very impressed with the food and timely service and left with a reasonable bill. Overall, I plan on returning with my wife for special occasions.
  31. C

    Chima

    San Antonio

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely amazing food, atmosphere, and service!
  32. JF

    JohnF

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was poor. Drinks arrived very late and after we had our first course. Also after waiting about 15 minutes, the server came back and said they did not have a drink we had ordered. We had to ask the server to clear our plates.
  33. D

    Donf

    San Antonio

    53 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    Very loud, service was very slow, came back after a show a few blocks away and they would allow us to have a drink, 11 pm and indicated they had already had last call. Very poor for the only Hotel bar and on a Saturday night after a Broadway performance a few blocks away.
  34. C

    Chinggisron

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    I expected a higher end dining experience. This restaurant was only slightly above Popeye's Fried Chicken is terms of Louisiana cooking and ambiance. Will not return. Service was awful.
  35. TX

    TXCarol

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The complimentary boudan balls, thanks to our theater tickets, were fantastic. My almondine fish was wonderful
  36. R

    Rezzie

    San Antonio

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I come to Luke a lot and am a big fan. It is the perfect place to go before going to a show at the Empire or the Majestic, valet park your car, have a great meal and then so see a show. Your car will be waiting after the show. We always order the French 75 cocktail at Luke. They are the best I have ever had, anywhere! The appetizers are also fun to share. This time we tried something new on the menu - the hand empanadas filled with crawfish etoufee. They were fantastic!! We could have eaten two orders of them, but restrained ourselves. The fried brussel sprouts are always on our order, as is the beet salad and fries. This time one of us ordered the gumbo. It is usually fantastic but the roux tasted burned. If I had been at home I would have thrown it out and started over. I was also sad to see that east coast oysters were off of the menu. :( I'll be back though. Luke is worth the drive downtown. It is a gem that we are lucky to have in San Antonio
  37. R

    Roundabout

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I have been to Luke in NOLA and was blown away. While the food at this location was good, it was not as memorable as the NOLA location. Service was a little slow but professional when around.
  38. KN

    KelN

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place to celebrate my husbands birthday! Great food, drinks and atmosphere.
  39. DB

    DBMB

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food here was really good. I had oysters in the half shell which we fresh and delicious. A also had a side of the jalapeño polenta which was outstanding!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My experience at Luke's was ver

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Lüke San Antonio - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 1755 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Soledad St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Daily Lunch: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm Daily Dinner: 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (210) 227-5853

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Mahony: (504) 323-7548

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