Lüke
Lüke

Lüke

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lukeneworleans.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: Creole / Cajun / Southern, French
  • 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.
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Lüke reviews from OpenTable diners
384 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (252)good for groups (119)hot spot (100)great for lunch (96)neighborhood gem (86)special occasion (84)vibrant bar scene (72)great for brunch (68)notable wine list (37)romantic (37)late-night find (29)kid-friendly (23)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I reserved this for my anniversary dinner. We both loved a it but the only issue I had was the noise level but overall the food and service was spectacular. Also we got a complimentary anniversary dessert which topped it off!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    As the title says, this restaurant has both good food and good service. The food preparation is more French than New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD & EXCELLENT SERVICE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We live in the CBD and LUKE has become our go-to local restaurant. With all of the great restaurants in town we find ourselves drawn back to LUKE! I love to bring guests here as the atmosphere is great and the staff always goes out of their way to make our guests feel welcome! We love everything on the menu but the Shrimp and Grits are especially amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lisbeth
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    One of my favorite local restuarants! Walkable from my apartment and always friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • beignets
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The beignets are better than Cafe' DuMonde. They are a soft, tender, slightly sweet dough fried to a perfect crispness, then generously dusted with confectioners sugar. The perfect accompaniment to the french pressed coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Birthday Dinner!
    nstrat
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I had dinner at Luke while in New Orleans visiting family. I mentioned that it was my birthday month and that the dinner was kind of part of the celebration. We split the small seafood platter (oysters, shrimp, clams, mussels, ceviche). Everything tasted fresh and the sauce for the shrimp was on point. Then we split the oyster, avocado, and bacon salad and the chicken/rabbit pate. The salad had large chunks of pancetta, which was a nice surprise and they split the salad for us evenly. There were a total of 6 large fried oysters. It was tasty, though not the highlight. The pate was amazing. The portion was huge, the most pate I've ever seen. The pickled watermelon went with the pate perfectly, as did the pepper jelly. It also came with stone mustard and house made pickles. For an entree, we split the shrimp and jalapeno cheese grits. Also amazing and split for us into mini cast iron skillets. We were stuffed and then they dropped a free dessert, which was chocolate cake and salted caramel ice cream. Delicious. Service was well paced and attentive, but not overbearing. Our waters were refilled often. The cocktails were good. I recommend the River Bend. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oysters and fries
    PixieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Festive, Nola atmosphere. Service a little slow, had a forgetful waiter last 2 visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    KatieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We have been to Luke several times (breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner) and it is always excellent! On top of all their other amazing dishes, they have the best grits in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • request
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Every request I made was done perfectly, it was my wife's birthday and she was very surprised and we'll satisfied with the desert choice that was made for her, we will definitely be returning back for another Luke's experience
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy of New Orleans
    garanch
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Luke is a great restaurant just blocks away from the many dining options in the French Quarter. Although the menu is small, there are several choices for most any diner. Everything we ate and everything we saw others eating looked very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    Emspoppy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We arrived for Saturday brunch about 20 minutes early and were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Our waiter and servers were knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The raw oysters were plump, salty, and ice cold. The pate was simply delicious. Brussels sprouts, rabbit, wine....everything was very good. We had exactly what we wanted. A great brunch and a wonderful experience. We've eaten at Luke several times and will be back. We like the tables in the back room by the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid USMC Birthday
    FormerFoodCritic
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This is probably a great restaurant, but unfortunately, my birthday coincides closely with that of the Corps. The chef/owner, a former Marine, had a sign outside "Marines drink free." I smiled when I saw it, and I still the think the idea a fabulous one. Unfortunately, the staff was overwhelmed, and as a result service in the dining room was poor, at best. Drink orders simply didn't come, the waiting time between courses was unacceptable (not I suspect, due to kitchen failures, but rather the lack of experienced competent wait staff. Next year, on 10 November, the restaurant ought to be closed and the staff ought to concentrate on the Marines...they deserve it, and Luke will more than make up the one night loss in good will and great karma.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find and Great Value!
    CalgaryFanVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Couldn't wait to try one of John Besh's restaurants and I wasn't disappointed! I took several business colleagues and we all agreed, the food and wine were fabulous and our server couldn't have been more helpful. One in our party said the drum fish special was the best he'd ever had! The wine and food prices are very reasonable for the quality, flavor, and selection and the service was attentive and helpful, but not intrusive. Next time I'm in New Orleans, I'm definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • psyche
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Love Luke and went this time with the boyfriend for lunch to celebrate the Marine Birthday and he had a great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, friendly atmosphere
    Maggie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a charming evening. 3 couples at 3 different tables who didn't know each other met at the restaurant and sampled each other's food. We all had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Awesome food and service in a non- pretentious setting!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • simply great
    flagnelson
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had amazing food and the best service! Our waitress Ellie was spot on with recommendation and was very passionate about the restaurant and John Besh. The hostess told us the releavance of the number 3 to the restaurant. Overall fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and dining experience
    Laura
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Enjoyed the entire evening. We were seated at a table by the kitchen and it was enjoyable to watch the work in process. Delightful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All was Great
    NoWurk
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Nothing more to say .. Service . Food .. Atmosphere .. ALL WAS GREAT
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ango631VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very nice restaurant just outside the French quarter. If you want to escape the craziness on Bourbon St I recommend you go to Luke. Food is really good and service is good as well. They also have happy hour on oysters and drinks. For main course we had the shrimp and grits and pork schnitzel. Both were really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loving Luke
    tamndan
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Very happy with our 3rd breakfast/brunch experience! Can't wait to try lunch/dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost Canceled
    Pickygirl
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were in New Orleans to attend a convention and the Saints played in town the same weekend so reservations were very difficult to come by at most restaurants. I was able to snag a 6:30 at Luke so I was a bit skeptical since I had not been able to acquire a reservation at several other well known hot spots. Oh, was I most pleasantly surprised! We have dined at August and liked it very much, but I believe I like Luke even better! The appetizers, Crab Maison and Salad with Fried Oysters, Bacon & Avocado were a great start and when they brought the Shrimp with Roasted Jalapeno Cheese Grits and Andouille, we were in heaven. Of course we could not stop there, so we topped off with what is the best bread pudding we have had in NOLA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another culinary gem in New Orleans
    cmcnewVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Chef John Besh has a winner here. Classic Cajun and New Orleans fare. Great bottle of Sancerre paired with a starter of Gumbo then Shrimp and Grits for me and an awesome Chicken dish for my wife. Topped it off with a classic Bread Pudding. Our server Shawn M did a great job!! Outstanding experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mickey from Santa Fe
    Chowmoma
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The staff was beyond cordial welcoming us as we walked in the door and seating us immediately where we were met with our server who did a great job making us happy with our choice of beverages and fab food. We dined on several fabulous dishes and are pleased to say we plan to make a return visit the next time we are in town. I highly recommend the gumbo as well as the seafood pasta and I was lucky enough to get a recommendation from a fellow diner on the pork snitzel which he said was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food was good but the service left something to be desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oyster Heaven
    DisneyGirl
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We came couple times for happy hour to feast on the $.50 oysters. Beer was $4 I think. You can't go wrong with this deal. We also some other food on the menu. The jalapeño grits was to die for as well as the red beans and rice. We're John Besh fans now. A must do for any visitor to NOLA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CEO
    Babe
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This dinning experience and setting was great for a one on one informal meeting. The service providers were careful not to interrupt. I would recommend Luck to others for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Service and Great food
    CoconnorVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We visited on a Monday night and it was very busy. The service was excellent as was the food. Multiple wait staff members making sure we were taken care of. We started with the beet salad (one of the best I've had) and the crab bisque, which was very good. Our entrees: shrimp en cocotte and the roasted chicken. Both excellent, perfectly seasoned. Our server suggested the Steamed Chocolate for dessert. It was lovely. Smooth, rich and accompanied by salted caramel ice cream. We highly recommend Luke.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I found some of the food to be over-flavored. Could be a personal thing. Too much salt on fries, too much garlic in steamed veggies. Creme Brûlée wasn't charred enough. Could have a different cheese on the burger. I had high expectations. Guess I just wasn't impressed with the food but the staff was good and the place is cute.
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  • Delicious food!
    BeenThere
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Went with my husband for Sunday brunch. We sat in the front room. Everything was delicious... appetizer of baked oysters, crab soup, gumbo, oyster Caesar salad, grits with poach eggs & topped w/ fried soft shell crab. Every dish was perfectly prepared. The only negative is that the waiter seemed to have too many tables to serve therefore, service was a little slow. We did not have cocktails or dessert. It was a casual place with lots of 30'ish people, great food & upbeat atmosphere. Worth going!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luke is a culinary win
    annelisefoodie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This is my 3rd time to dine in at LUKE. I have been going to restaurants in New Orleans for years, but this place is always a must for me. Great raw oysters, fresh fish, amazing libations, and seriously one of the best burgers i've ever had. Always a great dining experience and the menu changes appropriately as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Luke!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our second time there and the food was amazing yet again. The oysters, crab bisque, and charcuterie all well done. And we loved the lamb ragout. The only off note is they seamed a bit under staffed for the evening and we had to keep flagging down our waiter(s) to receive any sort of service. And when we were finally able to place an order, it was forgotten about.... Oh well, every restaurant has an off night. But again, the food was awesome and I still think its best French 75 I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Staff; Excellent Food
    lancejw
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Another great experience at a John Besh restaurant. We had a party of 9 and the service was perfect and we had a wonderful time. Would recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EJTMVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were disappointed with the food and the service. Waiter was inattentive.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Change of pace
    coachwit
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    After 3 days of New Orleans style feasting, we were looking for a change of pace. This was perfect. Great burgers, nice salads, along with some very good oysters and gumbo. Away from the maddening crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and fine food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Everything we ordered was delicious from the baked oysters to the burger And the shrimp and grits. Ahi tuna appetizer was tasty although unimaginative. The salads especially the two with beets were light and refreshing. Really fun atmosphere although busy and bustling. Not a quiet dinner. We were there on Halloween so I dont know if that made a difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner @ Luke
    jimk
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food at Luke is EXCELLENT. I had the shrimp & grits, and my girlfriend had a combination seafood pasta dish. Both were KILLER good. The shrimp gumbo was excellent, and THE SERVICE provided by our server (Terrione) was SO GOOD, that we made it a point to track down the Manager and let her know just how impressed we were by the service. For me ..... this place is a definite recommend !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awkward service
    mamatravels
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A beautiful restaurant with great food, but the service was sub par, at best. And for a restaurant of this caber, they really need to improve. We were semi-greeted by the non-plussed hostess and then had the most awkward/ mute waiter ever. And instead of picking up our plates following our oyster appetizers, he picked up the shells with his fingers. Surely, they could replace the plates. Overall, just a creepy experience.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a celebration.
    Fleezy
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    New Orleans knows how to party and the staff at Luke is no exception. They went out of their way to make our after wedding celebration a special occasion. We got three glasses of champagne, wonderful service, a custom chocolate design on the rim of our first dessert and a second dessert for free! AND everything we ordered was phenomenal. We had the beer salad, crawfish bisque, gumbo, lamb pasta, bread pudding, shrimp and grits and all were amazing. We used three loaves of bread to sop up all the goodness. All of our plates were CLEAN after the meal. A fantastic dining experience that my new wife and I will remember for the rest of our lives! Thanks Lüke!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unhappy hostess.
    BikerCat
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The hostess was not happy to be there. She did not say anything to us when we walked in. The waiters were definitely more interested in their large tables than just a table for two. The food was great but we probably will not go back.
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