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Lüke

Lüke Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lukeneworleans.com
  • Email: lukeneworleans@chefjohnbesh.com
  • Phone: (504) 378-2840
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast:7:00am - 11:00am Mon - Fri, 7am-10am Sat - Sun; Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sat - Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm; TAKE OUT 7am-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Matt Regan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Lüke offers a range of private dining options. There is semi-private dining in view of the kitchen which seats up to 24. For receptions or sit down dinners there are four ballrooms that accommodate 190 guests seated or 250 guests reception-style. If you already have an event location in mind, let us bring the tastes of Lüke to you. Our team will coordinate delivery, set up and preparation, providing full-service coordination of your event meal. We can accommodate a variety of menu options, creating a unique event that features Lüke’s fresh ingredients, Old World cuisine and New Orleans style.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Poydras
  • Public Transit: St. Charles Street Car Line
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Lüke
Old World New Orleans brasseries that offers warmth, comfort, great food and good cheer. This John Besh restaurant combines the best of French, German and Creole Cuisines. Lüke offers an extensive French, German, and Belgian beer selection, including two exclusive house brews [custom-made in Louisiana]. The cuisine is unaffectedly Old World, using slow and traditional cooking techniques. The wine list will feature reds and whites from the Loire, Alsace, and Savoie regions, as well as Badischerwiens of Germany. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, Lüke will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The redfish court boullion and crawfish bisque were perfection!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We absolutely loved the whole experience. The Southern Breakfast was great, and the Shrimp & Grits were out of this world! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Luke has to be one of my new favorite spots in New Orleans! The service was great from the front door to our waiter Shane! They really helped me and my fiancee celebrate our birthdays! The party in the room and the one behind the double doors were quite loud. I waited for someone to address their volume, but that didn't seem to be done. Other than that, Luke was phenomenal!! I can't wait to go back! I had the Duck and my Fiancee had the mussels! WOW they were delicious! Next time, I think I want to try the Shrimp and Grits!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Service was great...I think Matt was his name. The beneigts are amazing. Never going back to Cafe Du Monde sadly! Server went out of his way to get us what we wanted and we left all smiles!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Eggs in a Jar was perhaps the best restaurant breakfast I have ever had. Amazing. The Frittata, breakfast sandwich, and all the other dishes my group ordered got similarly great reviews. Everyone left happy. Will insist on returning any/every time we go to NOLA (might have to plan another trip now just to make sure there IS a next time)."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "OK. Sorry for the bad Star Wars reference, but my wife and I are still gushing over our experience at Luke. We love Besh's spin on classic dishes, and this was no exception. She had the etouffee and I had the the jumbo shrimp/sausage over jalapeño cheese grits, with the Luke salad and baked oysters beforehand. But we also saw things on other tables that made our mouths water, like the ham sandwich with the egg on top ... the burger looked great, and one couple had a stack of seafood that looked fantastic. Restaurant August is wonderful, but this place is it's bawdy cousin. More down-to-earth, with food that sticks with you. We'll make this a regular stop when we're in New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Luke is right next to the Hilton - part of it connects through to a lobby hall where the restrooms are located. There is a front dining area and a back room which winds along. Great cold seafood, and we were impressed with our jagersnitzel. The Saturday night rabbit and pasta dish were good too. The sauerkraut was not worth ordering and or ciabatta bread at the table was rock hard. Great happy hour values - some half priced drinks and half price appetizers."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Our party was impressed with the experience at Lüke. We've had previous experience with Chef Besh's top notch establishments and food. Lüke was no exception. Food and service were fantastic. Ambiance was just where it should be - it was a vibrant place with a controlled noise that should be present in a hip and busy eatery. Two thumbs up to John and his staff at Lüke!!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Service was slow, I ordered special , then I was informed that is was no longer available. Steak though good flavor , was over salted. The best thing was the appetizer of the duck "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great happy hour. Half off wines/beer and amazing 50 cent Oysters. Great staff."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is not the quality we would expect from a John Besh restaurant. Appetizers - Flatbread was leathery and bacon was overcooked - burnt grease permeated the entire dish. Blood sausage was seasoned inconsistently and the apple accompaniment tasted of only grease and salt. Main dish - Hamburger was ok, but overly greasy. Jagerschnitzel was well done but unseasoned, sauce was way oversalted, spetzel tasted of smoke, cabbage was inedible. Servers were inattentive, did not refill drinks or ask if I wanted another cocktail. Servers did not question less than half-eaten dishes being taken away. We were able to see dishes coming out of the kitchen (some with burnt bread) so we figured this was the norm for the evening. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Excellent lunch experience on vacation. Wonderful menu. Beet salad, boudin and ham and cheese sandwich for lunch were highlights. Service was impeccable. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "If you are looking for NOLA food, you won't find it here. You find infused Southern style in German/hardy meals. The oysters were fantastic and not expensive. The wait staff was incredible and they were very attentive to our needs. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We went here for Happy Hour and had oysters and cocktails. We made a reservation and glad we did. By 5:30, the place was packed and this was a Wednesday night. Well made cocktails and friendly servers."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were seated at our table (party of 2) the hostess had run out of menus, so we had to share one. It took over ten minutes for a server to show up to our table, another ten minutes to receive ice water. The water asked for our order, I told him that I had not been able to view a menu yet. I asked for a cup of coffee, and the waiter responded that they had run out of cream. I finished my 1st cup of coffee, and it took 3 requests, in order to get a refill. I can't comment much on the food, as we only had eggs, bacon, and biscuits. We were offered strawberry jam for the biscuits, we said we would love some. By the time the jam had shown up on the table, we were already done with our meal. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Our dining experience was simply wonderful! I just can't wait to get back! Everything was beyond perfect and the service was impeccable! I thank you for letting me be there to experience it - it has been on my bucket list but will remain there so I can get there again and again! Thanks again for being such an added pleasure to our Nawlins' Quarter Fest Extravaganza! "
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Luke is in a neighborhood without much in the way of modern bistro dining ... and they rest on that quite a bit. Service is on the slow side, portions are small, and prices are high. The dining room is lovely - if they don't march you back to the second room right next to a not-particularly-lovely glassed-in kitchen. Brunch was tasty, though the etouffee was oversalted (this coming from someone who asked for potato chips instead of a birthday cake). Poached eggs in a jar are cumbersome to eat, and while one was poached perfectly, the other came out poached hard. If you're on an expense account and are in a position to treat Luke as a tapas you'll likely be in good shape. Bring a sweater though - the AC is the one thing that's ample."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had stopped earlier in our trip and sat at the bar. We had a great time with the bartender and oyster "shucker". The chef came out and gave us a lesson in the various oysters and locations. We enjoyed ourselves so much we decided to come back from Sunday brunch. Sunday brunch was excellent. The food was well prepared and the flavors were incredible. I had the Louisiana BBQ Shrimp and Grits topped with poached eggs. The Fried Jalapeno and Cheese Grits with the BBQ shrimp provided a little spice and were delicious. This trip removed any fear I had with eggs & seafood together and this dish sealed the deal. Luke is now on our list for "must-visit" when we go back to NOLA. They provided one of our most favorite meals in NOLA."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had reservations for table service. Luke's appears tohave a very good and extensive sea food raw bar. The food was quite good and the service good. We found the noise level to be very loud due to, we think, the raw bar being in the dining room. Was expectin for on a higher end than what Luke's actually is. Overall had a good time, but probably would not come again unless for the seafood raw bar."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent take of French and New Orleans classics. Soups rich and salads were large and fresh with really nice french style dressing. Had a mixed group of tastes, including vegan. The vegan plate made up by the chef was truly exceptional with a blend of vegetables and "cranberry beans". Diverse group of meat eaters, seafood lovers, vegans of foodie and non-foodie all enjoyed themselves with an exceptional meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Since Luke has been booked for dinner each time we have tried to reserve we decided on an early lunch this trip ..and glad we did.. We were seated promptly, staff was friendly and informative and food was served quickly. We had the chicken liver/rabbit pate as an appetizer and enjoyed every bite..although the restaurant was filling up we did not feel rushed. My hubby chose the daily lunch special which obviously is a big hit for business lunches... Delicious and quickly served.. Will try again for dinner."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Awesome happy hour! Had 12 dozens of oysters with 8 people. Half price on oysters and cocktail between 3-6pm. Servers were very nice and attentive to our needs. Would totally recommend this place for anyone who wants fresh shucked oysters. The baked oysters were to die for!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Ate here after eating at Luke San Antonio recently. NOLA location has lost a step. Still good but not "wonderful". Pain Perdu and pancakes are good but not "WOW". Frittata was very good, though."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have been here many times for business, pre-game, and pleasure. Always perfect. Food is well prepared from fresh ingredients. Atmosphere is vibrant, and service is five star. If you are in NOLA you have to eat here."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food was okay. I've been here twice, and I didn't like it. The staff is not friendly, food was okay. I ordered Hamburger which was nominated one of the best hamburger in the US. However, hamburger at the Walks-on restaurant is much better. We ordered seafood bouillon, special of the day, which was very salty. Cocktail drinks are okay. The only good was appertizers."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A friend recommended Luke but said he had only had breakfast and lunch there. He stayed in the Hilton where it resides and enjoyed it. I took some colleagues there this week and we all loved it. We all go to the city 3 or 4 times a year and have good general knowledge. Luke was a pleasant surprise and deserves a spot in the "go to" column. This one could become a regular for you trust me."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Gumbo was outstanding. Steak and fries were not best choice on menu; did not care for their special steak sauce and fries were not hot. Originally we were seated in bar area, but it was very noisy and the table was wobbly. We asked to be moved and they seated us at a nice table in the back. Loved watching cooks through glass window."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Dined after the opera - in time for the great happy hour; half price specialty drinks and 50 cent oysters! Super food, terrific service, just a fun, all around great place, like all of John Besh's restaurants. Our third or fourth time at Luke. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The famed Luke brunch turned out to be a big dud. My wife and I visited Luke and left again after 40 minutes, our dining experience was really rushed. The server missed critical items that we ordered, then didn't seem to care that he ruined our brunch. He was disinterested and rude, which is rare in New Orleans. The food was good, but the portions were small, the shrimp and grits are $24 for 2 shrimp, a nugget of sausage and a small pile of grits. This restaurant came very highly recommended so I'm sure my experience was not the norm, but I left unhappy and hungry."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Needed a place for a group breakfast. Found Luke on Open Table. Everyone enjoyed their meal and all would return"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food always wins. While the service and our location to other tables seemed a bit to be desired the food was top notch. I would recommend."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had a fantastic first trip to Luke and we'll definitely be going back! We were greeted warmly and the service was outstanding. Our server gave great advice on wine and let us try some options to pick the right one. The food was wonderful and perfectly portioned."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Exceptional food and service I will return. Excellent brunch menu to choose from. Had eggs in a jar and they were fantasic."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food is amazing, the service pretty good, and the joint is busy. It's a great lunch spot in downtown NOLA, just don't schedule a meeting for immediately after lunch; allow 1 hour 15 minutes minimum."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I'm not a huge fan of French food, partially because what is advertised as French in the US isn't really French. As a result, I've normally skipped eating here in my previous visits to New Orleans since it is advertised as French. For a variety of reasons, I met friends for dinner here on this trip, and it was excellent. The menu had a few traditional French dishes (Croque Madame, etc) but most of the offerings were classic Louisiana dishes. I had a fish and roasted vegetables dish that was great, friends had shrimp and jalapeno grits and were quite pleased. We shared a bread pudding for dessert that was a perfect end to a quite good meal."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We went to Luke's as part of a weekend Bachelorette party in NOLA and had a wonderful time. The service was excellent! We began the meal with a wonderful round of champagne for the group and was followed with an excellent meal. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or just a wonderful night out. And the dessert was fabulous, especially the dark chocolate cake. Oh and did I mention the drinks were wonderful too."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had the daily special (cochon du lait jambalaya), oysters, and the charcuterie. Flavor wad wonderful. Had a late dinner and the noise level of the restaurant was very loud. Service was friendly but could stand to be a little more attentive."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Luke always comes through with a great meal and service. Love the mussels and fries. The pate is out of this world!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We've eaten at Luke at least 5 times now and I continue to be impressed with the food and the staff. It's a small space which is always filled for dinner and the staff continues to impress. Drinks are flowing, food is yummy, and on occassion you even get to see the Chef! The rabit with house made noodles is my favorite dish. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Yummy, yummy!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Great restaurant if you visit NOLA put it on the list. Next time I am in San Antonio I will visit Luke on the riverwalk."
    Dined on 3/28/2014