With James Beard and Silver Spoon awards among his accolades, chef-owner John Besh set up his Franco-German brasserie Lüke in the city's Central Business District. Situated near the Hilton St. Charles, the restaurant blends modern and traditional styles with a stamped-metal ceiling, an old-fashioned bar with wooden stools, and a vintage pulley-and-belt driven ceiling fan system. The menu includes such options as grilled Gulf fish, moules-frites (Prince Edward Island mussels and fries), and poulet grand-mère (herb roasted local chicken). There are also daily specials like the fricass
ée de lapin (rabbit stew) served on Saturdays.