Luke’s was established 20 years ago by entrepreneur Mike Lucas. After retiring from his own successful financial consulting firm, Mike traveled around the world on a three-year fly fishing expedition. When he returned to Denver to start a new career, he was disappointed to learn that several of the old reliable steak houses were out of business, or under new management. This discovery set him on a journey to create a restaurant where you could get a truly great steak and enjoy an excellent casual dining experience. Thus Luke’s a Steak Place was born. Initially there was no menu – only filets, New York or Porterhouse (regular or large), salad served family style along with spaghetti, baked potatoes or home style fries. Guests finished off their dinners with delicious home made cheesecake. As demand grew, Mike expanded the restaurant business to include a full service catering company (Luke’s a Steak at Your Place) that could serve parties from as small as 20 up to 500!
As Luke’s celebrates 20 years of business in West Denver, that original menu has been greatly expanded! Mouth-watering appetizers, house salad, and the Wedge, succulent grain-fed USDA prime beef steaks 40 day aged, and grilled to perfection, thick lamb chops, juicy pork tenderloin, seafood pasta, and incredible chicken dishes. Luke’s also features a Surf and Turf combination, with the steak of your choice served with lobster or large shrimp. The seafood menu changes often as all of our fresh fish is flown in daily. The extensive wine list tempts even the most discriminating palate.
Luke’s offers a semi-private party room perfectly suited for special occasions or business events. The room can accommodate up to 50 people. Our team will be happy to work with you to plan and design your next event with the menu of your choice for the evening’s fare.
Mike turned over the restaurant to Bob Meyer on October 15, 2012. Bob Meyer, formerly of Green Gables Country Club and Country Club at Castle Pine, is returning from successfully running a country club in Northern California to be the new owner of Luke’s, A Steak Place. Mike will retire to his favorite fishing hole.
“There is something very special about what Mike has built here at Luke’s over the last twenty years. Luke’s has a reputation for having food equal to any steakhouse in Denver but with Mike’s casual style. I want to keep with that tradition. My Career has taken me from Midtown Manhattan to the outskirts of San Francisco but Denver is my home. I want to take that experience to add a new layer to Luke’s and instill my passion for food and service.”