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Little Rhein Steakhouse

231 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3214
+1 210-225-2111
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
231 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3214
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted to have the BEST steak in San Antonio before going back home. We took several surveys from the locals and most came back with The Little Rhein Steakhouse on the River Walk. We tried it and my husband said "it was the best...More

Thank Mizmoe
Roxanne H, Event Coordinator at Little Rhein Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

On behalf of the entire staff, thank you for your amazing review. We are so happy that you and your husband enjoyed your experience here at the Little Rhein Steak House. I will make sure Sean and Michael get the recognition they deserve. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate indoors since it was very very hot outside. The place is upscale compared to other restaurants on the River Walk with real table cloths and cloth napkins. The steaks were excellent, the salads were ok and the baked potato was very good. Typical...More

Thank tachyonbb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had about 16 people, private room downstairs with thick stone walls and the staff shared the building's history. This was my second time here in a year and both meals were quite good, steak cooked as ordered and delicious family style sides. I have...More

Thank drfiler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was very comfortable and romantic on a hot September night. The fillet was very tender and the lobster tail was cooked prefectly. My desert was called a "mudball" and was very good.

Thank docm428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent meal. The steaks were perfect, Shrimp delicious and asparagus well prepared. We added creamy hollandaise and it was a treat. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine, great accompaniment to our meal. Our waiter, Alex, made this more special by answering...More

Thank lhobbs1015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read reviews on this place and secured reservations before my trip. All the good things that I read about this restaurant was spot on. The building is very unique and they offer outside,dining as well beside the river walk. I had the quail legs...More

Thank Ovation8
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice evening with great food and service. Lovely indoors---will come back when it is cooler to eat outdoors--beautiful terraced lit patio on the river walk. Will return.

Thank LBHouston11
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my wife's birthday and a friend's birthday. I had the steak and lobster. The steak was tender and the lobster was good. The wife had stuffed salmon. She was also pleased. The waitress was friendly and attentive. Nice cozy atmosphere.

Thank bpair2016
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I was in San Anton with my wife. It was our last night and I was looking for a nice restaurant. Little Rhine was,the perfect spot. We sat outside on the veranda and had a wonderful dinner. I had the summer special which was a...More

1  Thank Elon B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

this was a very nice place. lots of history in the building and they have been there for 50 years for a reason. the steaks are cooked perfectly and nice portions. the service is very good. they can drag a bit when they fill up...More

Thank Kathleen S
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18 July 2015|
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Response from RandRloveParis | Reviewed this property |
No everyone looked casually dressed. I saw some men in suits but I also some wearing tee shirts and jeans. I would assume that all types of dress would be fine as long as you don't go in wearing tank tops, shorts, and flip... More
d w
11 May 2015|
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Response from Roxanne H | Property representative |
Hello d w, Thank you for your question. The Little Rhein Mudball is vanilla ice cream rolled in Oreo cookie crumbs and chocolate sauce. We are a dinner only restaurant with our hours starting at 5:00 p.m. Our average... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$75
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3214
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 210-225-2111
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The Little Rhein Steak House is housed in the Bombach House in historic La Villita. The Coahuiltecan Indians founded a settlement here in the 1500s, and in the early 18th century Spanish soldiers and Canary Islanders established a village on the site. The Mexican General Santa Anna encamped here during the battle of the Alamo. During the 19th century, German immigrants designated this area as the Little Rhein district, hence the name Little Rhein Steak House.

In 1847, Otto Bombach, a carpenter, built the first two-story structure here for his family. The Bombach House was thereafter utilized as an early Texas home, a boarding house, a grocery store and bar, a private school, and a hangout for desperados.

Old photos, posters, beverage trays and other San Antonio collectibles adorn the limestone walls of the Main Dining Room. Antique accents including brass lights from the Federal Courthouse and wooden benches from the Katy Train Depot help to create a comfortable rustic atmosphere
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