On our way to go horseback riding in Bandera, TX (a.k.a. “Cowboy Capital of the World“), we wanted to enjoy a nice lunch beforehand. After going through the list of restaurants on the city of chambers’ website, we thought that Pike’s Place sounded fabulous!
We were not disappointed. A quick 20 minutes outside of 1604, off Bandera Road (behind an antique store, Country Accent Antiques, in Pipe Creek), we were greeted by the owner, Kurt Pike. We learned that Kurt and his wife, Suzanne (whom we didn’t get a chance to meet yet) had spent a couple months renovating the farm house they fell in love with into a cozy restaurant that opened in October of this year, 2010. Both very experienced in San Antonio’s local restaurant scene, Kurt worked w/ Andrew Weissman for the past six years at Le Reve (which skyrocketed to success in San Antonio). With all the pieces falling quickly into place, they sold their house in San Antonio before even finding a new place in Bandera.
Kurt prides himself on selecting the freshest seafood from Groomer Seafood and ingredients from local farmers and vendors for their Executive Chef Aaron Gonzalez’s (previously executive chef with Neiman Marcus in Michigan) creations. This translated deliciously in the dishes we devoured, see pictures below.
You’ll fall in love with Pike’s Place as quickly as we did. Impossible not to.
Hours: Open for lunch from 11 am until 2 pm, Wednesday through Friday; from 5 pm to 9 pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 5 pm to 10 pm, Friday; 11 am to 10 pm, Saturday; and for brunch from 11 am until 3 pm, Sunday.
NOTE: BYOB right now.