Porter & Luke's

4.2
298 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Porter & luke's opened in 2012 and was selected as one of the top ten new restaurants in New Orleans. We have also been Featured in the new Fox TV food show Flip MY Food w/ Chef Jeff. We are focused on fresh quality ingredients and great service. We pride ourselves in our guests having the premier dining experience. We offfer a great variety of selections from : Italian ,Creole, Cajun as well as traditional New Orleans Cuisine. Come by porter& luke's and try one of our fabulous dishes.
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was so good and enjoyable. I only gave the ambiance a 4 because I would have liked table cloths, I really would rather have rated it it a 4.9. This was my first time eating here, but I would not hesitate to eat there again. We had blacked salmon and eggplant Parmesan. Both were excellent.

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vipNola5
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our meal at Porter & Luke was okay. Given it's high start rating, I was expecting more. The food was good, but didn't do much to separate them from anyone else serving the same general fare. The burgers ordered were both over cooked from the requests of medium-rare and medium. The Ribeye was good and cooked to the correct temperature. The crab dip was excellent and so was the Turtle Soup and Gumbo. The onion rings were also pretty good.

It was good, but missed the mark of being more than just a good place to eat. I would eat here again, but maybe not for a special occasion. Looks like a great place to bring the kids, so I'll probably do that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Celebrating my girlfriends 65th birthday. First they brought out the wrong entree for her than delivered the right one when I was three quarters done with mine. Not the way this error should have been handled.

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vipHaleyT
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Portions were HUGH!! Everything was exceptional. We will definitely return.

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DiningwithHubby
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

1/31/21 Great place for NY Eve dinner. It was crowded, but very nice. All food was good. Rosemary chicken plate was skimpy. See below.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Crab dip is amazing, the veal parm in Sophie sauce was also very good. Pecan-crusted fish was bland and the ribeye was very fatty. Service was slow but not unexpected in the current situation.

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BrooksB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The blue crab dip was amazing. Service was friendly with helpful recommendations. It was our first visit. When we make it back to town, it’s a must visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great local place always worth a visit. Perfect red gravy

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vipNWLAtravelers
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place for good food. Love their crab dip appetizer and good salads

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was good

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Tori
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was better than expected! Small business but big taste! Crab dip was amazing, Eggplant Sophie and the Salmon were delicious!

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YvetteS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice staff and bar area. Enjoy the area and the food.

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vipRonald
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All enjoyed our lunch/dinner and will return soon
Ronald

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were seated. No one came to offer us beverages or anything so after 10 or 15 minutes, we left. As we were leaving, someone finally acknowledged we were there but we left anyway.

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gwen
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The noise was because x-mas parties-so cannot really tell

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

BH
BethH
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service. Ask for Erica, she was great.

JD
vipJayD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was horrible. Not sure if waitress was new or just overwhelmed but it was very bad even if you factor in the current labor shortage.

She did not check on us for over 40 minutes. Food was brought to us by a server. She even ignored multiple attempts to flag her down. We were not in a hurry and we had been very polite and did nothing to cause bad service.

It took us finding a manager before she came back to the table.

It is worth mentioning that the manager was very polite and proactive. Service was fine from that point forward.

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vipRooster99
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It was OK, nothing we would go back for. Very crowded and there was a wedding party in the back room and people were going in and out a lot passed our table. There should be another entrance to that back room so that 50+ people don't come walking through the middle on the restaurant.

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johnv
Mississippi
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good. always consistent.

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Hazmat3578
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything. It's definitely worth trying.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my dad - great food and service

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AWags
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant is being remodeled but this didn’t have a significant impact on our dining experience. Service was good but the food was meh…the redfish and cobia that we ordered were nicely seasoned and prepared, but the cobia wasn’t served with the tomato/mushroom/white wine sauce that was advertised. The asparagus was mushy and the potatoes were just deep fried potato cubes.

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PatrickR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Porter and Luke’s never was a great restaurant but they seem to get a little worse every time we go. Last time for us.

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vipdee2
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's always good! My favorite is the softshell crab special...awesome! I've never had a bad meal.

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vipLillyInTheCity
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great, our waiter was excellent and personable. The restaurant has a neighborhood feel. Appetizers were good, entrees were just ok. A little overpriced for what you get, but overall a good restaurant.

JC
vipJCNOLA
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Fish not cooked but told it was the “blood line”. I am not interested in seeing fish blood. Sent it back. Then grouper arrived uncooked. Despite reservation we were seated in back room at a small table with large groups which was noisy. Had to ask for silverware, salt and pepper. The entire meal should have been comped.

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JoeyA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very disappointed this time. We went for the first time a couple of months ago, and LOVED it. The service and the food was fantastic, and we couldn’t wait to come back. We raved to family and friends, and finally came back with some friends… and well… we were embarrassed to have raved so much.

After being seated, we waited probably 10 minutes before a server even came to get our drink order. Then once we ordered, he brought out our appetizer without any small plates for the table to share. When our food arrived, he had put in the wrong meal, so my food didn’t come out correctly. When I did get it, it was so bland. I had the soft shell ponchartrain, and it had no flavor. My had the eggplant Sophie, and hers had no flavor either. We had to cover it in salt and pepper. Our friends had the eggplant parm and the chicken parm, and while theirs had flavor, it was cold.

This went from being what we thought would be our new go-to restaurant in the city, to somewhere that I have no desire to return to. So disappointed

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Dette
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - all around great!! Food was excellent and service was outstanding! We love going here, always a good experience!!

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StanM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice waitresses. Miss fish.

Quick service despite crowd.

Onion rings delish.

Shrimp remoulade great (miss larger shrimp).

Can’t think of more to say. But all I can say in finish is thanks.

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vipNWLAtravelers
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate here on a weeknight, very nice, clean, friendly, casual place. Really enjoyed the appetizers, menu has some interesting items. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Only two deserts. We’ll be going back

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vipKarenC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an anniversary brunch. Very nice atmosphere. Delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and lovely service food was good and the coffee , desert was a lil small portions due very good

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The restaurant is having renovations. The ceiling was open above my seat, the walls were unfinished sheetrock. The noise level was more like a diner with lots of people in a event room being very loud. The waitress did the best she could. The food, charbroiled salmon and baked reddish had tasty spicing but was exceedingly salty. A little salty can happy, but this was more like someone miscalculated and doubled or tripled the intended amount of salt.
There was no value to the ambience, food or service. I won't go back.

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ErinR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal at a great price. Some renovations being done to the restaurant.

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vipNWLAtravelers
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, clean, safe place. Free parking, good bar, white paper tablecloth and friendly. Super appetizers, salads, limited entrees but good. We’ll be going back

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vipShelley
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is very good. Had a great waiter, a young man who has the abilities and personality of a much older and seasoned server. They were busy, the restaurant is well staffed and efficient and they accommodated people expertly. We do like to linger a little and enjoy one course before the second comes out, and that didn't happen. But, we understand the notion of turning the tables to accommodate more patrons. And, there was a rather big party in the private dining room that affected the timing. All good, and we will return.

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BethH
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived and table was ready, great knowledgeable server and food was hot and delicious. Very enjoyable.

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AnnB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Steph is outstanding and the food is always great

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

When we arrived, we were not pleased with being seated so closely to a group of chatty women. However, the service was great! I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, as well.

FAQs

Porter & Luke's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Porter & Luke's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 875-4555.

Porter & Luke's is rated 4.2 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.