The Cookhouse is serving up and introducing San Antonio to authentic Cajun and Creole dishes all inspired from our neighboring state of Louisiana. The New Orleans restaurant offers a variety of staple dishes including: dirty rice, gumbo, beignets, cracklins, jambalaya, fried boudin and more.If you’ve ever been to New Orleans you can immediately feel the atmosphere upon first glance of the front entrance. This place literally IS a house which only exemplifies the home cooking trait that comes with every dish.
You don’t have to drive across state lines to taste these authentic, carefully prepared dishes. The New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is the most popular dish including “head-on jumbo gulf shrimp, cooked in spicy garlic butter and beer, served with New Orleans french bread.” Other dishes The Cookhouse offers include: Blackened Drum, Pan Roasted Duck Breast, Pork Cutlet with Crab Meuniere, Fried Oyster & Artichoke Carbonara, and Redfish on the Half Shell. That’s just for dinner!
The Cookhouse also offers a separate menu exclusively for lunch. You can choose from a variety of Po Boys: fried shrimp, fried catfish, blackened catfish, pulled pork, NOLA BBQ shrimp and more! Sides include: Gumbo, dirty rice, red beans & rice, boudin balls and more! The menu at Cookhouse changes throughout the year to be able to provide fresh ingredients and catches to hungry San Antonians ready to grab a taste of New Orleans.
If you’re not sure what to get, you can not go wrong with beignets and a cup of coffee. Beignets are a staple breakfast item in New Orleans made of fried dough topped with powdered sugar served fresh. If you haven’t tried them before, it is a must. Of course the Cookhouse offers some delectable desserts: Candied Apple Bread Pudding, Buttermilk Panna Cotta, and Pecan Pie
The Cookhouse is located at 720 E Mistletoe Ave and is open for lunch Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 2PM and for dinner from 5:30PM – 10PM. Make sure to call and make a reservation because the word is spreading about this hidden New Orleans gem in San Antonio.