Porter & Luke's

4.2
280 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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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
56 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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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
5 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
37 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
18 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
2 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
38 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
8 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Chad, a veteran waiter was attentive and accommodating. Recommended excellent appetizers and was able to cater to a special needs diner without being overbearing. Excellent for a family dinner or date.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! So much food for such a great price!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The waiter was great!
My friend had veal parmigiana and I had the fried catfish, the veal was tender and the sauce was perfect. The fish was moist with a crispy batter and it was not greasy at all!!
I will definitely go back!

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KC83
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The portion sizes were huge, but the food was pretty bland.

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Mark
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The quality of food was fine. Good traditional NOLA cooking. It is unfortunate that for many small businesses today they continue to have staffing shortages in this restaurant. The waiter informed us early on that they were understaffed and to expect delays. So we picked meals that were simple and we really didn’t have to wait too long. Waiters seemed stressed and frustrated.

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CelesteG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Porter & Luke's. I made a reservation for Father's Day. I selected Porter & Luke's because of the diverse menu. The menu seemed to have something for everyone. I was a little hesitant because the restaurant was located in a strip mall but I was pleasantly surprised. The portions were large but not over priced. The food was delicious, and the service was great. I would recommend.

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rmmarsha
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, the service and food were amazing. Chandler was excellent but others would check in on us as well. The food was delicious and, I feel, was appropriately priced. Atmosphere was a positive relaxing vibe. It had a bit of liveliness to it but yet still quiet to where you could have an intimate conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very good and the staff friendly and very helpful. A well established restaurant in Old Metairie worth a visit!

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CourtneyB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. The Blue crab dip was amazing. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Regular
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute dinner with the family. Everything was great including the bar menu.

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vipOdell
New Orleans
547 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have enjoyed the lunch several times. Dinner was ok. Soft-shell crab over done and dry. Gumbo was good. Veal was also overdone. Lunch salads are great. Service is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think our waiter’s name was Colton.
He was the most superb young man I have had the opportunity to meet lately. No, I’m not his mother.
I was just pleasantly surprised by his professionalism, knowledge of the food and his kindness. You don’t see many people like him anymore. He will be successful at whatever he chooses in life.

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vipLouis777
New Orleans
91 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at this restaurant. I absolutely loved it! The service was excellent. The food - out of this world GOOD!

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JayD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good however the food order was extremely slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server was amazing. He knew the menu by heart and offered 5 star quality hospitality. His initial is C definitely tip him well!

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RogerS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. 2nd time there
Soft shell crab pontrain is good
Plenty food

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JerryW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met family for dinner. Wait staff was prompt, friendly and efficient. He was well-versed on the menu items and specials. Appetizers were served quicky as well as drinks. Entrees were served without a hitch and were very good. Ordered bread pudding for desert. Too large and too "packy" Needs some "fine tuning." Otherwise, a great meal. Plan to return and would recommend to anyone.

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 280 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.