Award-winning chef John Besh’s new River Walk restaurant, Lüke, has opened for dinner.
His business partner and chef is Stephen McHugh, who worked with Besh as sous chef at Lüke in New Orleans. The casual restaurant specializes in “Old World” style specialties, with a full menu as well as daily blackboard offerings.
Menu items include pâtés, Fried Oyster Salad, Berkshire Pork Cracklins, Mesquite Smoked Pork Ribs, Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo, Shrimp and Grits, Matzo Ball and Roasted Chicken Soup. Dinner items include fresh Gulf Coast fish, schnitzel and choucroute garnie: house-made sauerkraut and homemade bratwurst and slow-cooked pork.
The restaurant will be open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday for Thanksgiving. Lunch will follow in near future. Both lunch and dinner menus offer an “Express” entrée list for those on the run. Steaks, duck confit, burgers and sandwiches, as well as a collection of wursts, served with skillet potatoes and mustard round out the menu.
The restaurant is at 125 W. Houston St. For reservations call 210-227-5853 (LUKE).