Porter & Luke's

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119 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 875-4555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Vincent Manguno
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Catering
We are full service caterers.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 119 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Family reunion was an impromptu event but went on without a hitch thanks to everyone at Porter and Luke’s. Enjoyed by all. Thanks to the entire staff and management

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Always a wonderful experience at Porter & Luke's. Go to restaurant for good food in Metairie.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We actually had reservations to eat at a different restaurant and those plans fell through. We were close to Porter and Luke’s so we decided to give it a try. Glad the other plans fell through because we thoroughly enjoyed Porter and Luke’s. I would highly recommend this to anyone. It’s a great restaurant, family friendly and the food is amazing

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2018

A dreadful experience. The only no- fried fish entre on the menu they were out of. That necessitated my dining partner to order a shrimp and pasta dish that was all pasta drowning in sauce with few very small shrimp. My thick as paste reconstituted slimy gumbo was served nearly room temperature and had to be sent back. My $16 salad consisted of 3 shrimp and a tablespoon of crab over a bed of prepackaged salad mix with an insufficient amount of dressing. Took forever to get more dressing. Wish I hadn't even eaten!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Fantastic service, food and semi-private dining area! Amber was perfect!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Real good selection & all 4 in our party enjoyed our appetizer, entrees & read pudding real good. My desert , doberge cake, was poor! Waiter was not attentive & poor follow-up. Place was not real crowded but maybe a shortage of waiters/waitresses.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Tri Wedge Salad...excellent as always!

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

we had Porter and Luke or Drago's. My friend highly recommend P&L we were sadly disappointed with the food. We had the rice and beans with the hamshank. Rice and Beans were better at Popeye's which says a lot the ham shank was dry, the fried green tomatoes Im sorry but I can make better at home:( the turtle soup was a total fail so so salty. The whoe experience was not up to par. The saving grace was our server she was excellent.
In hindsight we should have gone to Drago's.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

They accommodated our addition - party of 11 went to 14. They were very busy, service was great. Food took a while since there was a big private party, but all was good!

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Everyone’s food was great but the service absolutely sucked today. No fault of our waiter Connor but the kitchen. Took us almost 2 hours for lunch for 4 today. Sat promptly, ordered promptly but food took way over an hour to come out to our table. 2 red bean dishes, 2 house specials. Not acceptable. Also hostess said she didn’t have our open table reservation but still sat us...

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Everything was excellent!!! Our waiter Connor was the best and very attentive. Hubby had oyster bordelaise and I had seafood gumbo and the trio salad which was to die for. Only down side was the noise level coming from the bar at 7:30pm was too excessive preventing any table convo. Which was unpleasant when on a date to celebrate anniversary weekend kick off.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Have been to the restaurant many times and have always enjoyed the food and everything about it. I would go there any time. The help is polite and helpful.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was acceptable but the service was a train wreck. There was a big party in the back room (tour bus) and only a handful of waiters and waitresses. Five of us were at the table. Three of us got our meal and we were already done when the other two were served. Waitress comped us a dessert and said she'd discount the two late meals. Check arrives and no discounts. It was settled once we got the manager involved. If you can't handle big groups then don't accept them!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Not what we expected. No bread served, had to ask for water, served my dinner while I was eating appetizer.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Very good friendly, service. Crab dip , and gumbo were excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Each time I come the service is great, the staff friendly and the food fantastic! Reasonably priced, nice meal. Casual elegance.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

There were two employees screaming and yelling at each the entire time we were there. I’ve never heard that many F,MF, And S words in my life. It was very unprofessional. It didn’t seem to phase the other employees. It’s good that it was slow that night. .

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Little disappointed. Went for Valentines Day, and was told management would not let us eat at a table for 4. There was a wall with tables for parties of two. The person next to me was an arms length away. Not very romantic when you hear the conversation on both sides of you. We ate early enough that there was lots of tables available when we got there and when we left. It looked like their regular customers had first preference.

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was mediocre, they were also out of half of what we wanted to order.
But on a good note, our waiter was very friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

My two sisters and I went for lunch earlier this week. We loved the menu so much we decided to order 3 different things and share. Fried chicken livers, fried green tomatoes and the Eggplant Vincent. Everything was absolutely delicious. If I have one recommendation, the pasta was not warm enough but it was wonderful and cooked perfectly.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Below average dinner. Terrible seafood gumbo, counted one shrimp in the whole large bowl that was ordered. Lima beans w/ chicken livers was awful. The chicken livers were burned to a crisp. Only favorable review: the waiter. He was very attentive and did his best to make the best out of a terrible meal. This was my second time at Porter & Luke’s. After the first time, I decided I would not return. I did change my mind because a friend insisted... sorry I listened.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Just a average dinner. The egg plant appetizer was great and was the only plus of the evening . The Crab Ponchartrain was over cooked. It was Fried to an overdone crisp.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was good / got the Steak, the cut was (terrible) not cooked well.

I give a lot of credit to Management, they did make it right, by Comping the Steak......

Can’t say I would return......

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2017

the restaurant was extremely noisy. There was a large table of noisy people seated next to us. They left and were replaced by another noisy group. When we sat down, a waiter was having a loud conversation with another couple seated near us. When we left, my husband said now I've done that. The food was good.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Enjoyed our meal, loved that our waitress offered to split our salads as they were large enough for two people; and it was done in the kitchen, not table side. fried oyster spinach salad was great as was my almandine fish of the day (black drum I think). Also a kid friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent service and they do killer soft shell crab and maybe the best fried chicken in the City.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

I booked this place for a business dinner with a party if 10 during the busy AAO convention. First impression upon arrival of both exterior and interior were not good. In fact, I was a quite worried that I had made a bad choice for a business dinner with my important customers. There is really nothing to create ambience in this place. Staff was cheery but not well-trained, with basically zero knowledge of the menu. 2 different wait persons freely admitted not having tried any of the food. Unacceptable. If the owners want the staff to sell their offerings, the staff has to know the product. All of that aside, the food was OUTSTANDING . Everyone in the party loved it. The fried chicken was the best I've ever eaten. So, kudos to the kitchen. They've got it right. There's work to be done at the front of the house.

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

The food is really good. Love the softshell crab sandwich

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2.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Very disappointing. Service was dreadful and the staff seemed totally overwhelmed.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Birthday party for my hubby! Great food and great service

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Party of eight was accommodated with excellent service.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food, great service...I am just not fond of the stark décor. in my opinion it would be nice to dim the bright lights a bit and it always seems cold in there. Otherwise, a great place, friendly people and a great location. We will continue going back - we really like it.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2017

A very nice restaurant with a wide menu.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a delightful dinner. very good and are going back because there are many more dished I want to have.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

We frequent PL as a great family friendly neighborhood restaurant with great food. Kelly, who often serves our table is wonderful and very appreciated. You will enjoy your meal. Recommended.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Tried the meatballs and pasta, the pasta was overcooked. Had a rusty nail but the drink could have been better. My wife had a broiled fish dish which was okay.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was terrific. The fried chicken is as good as it gets. The grilled redfish was moist and tasty. P & Las is a great neighborhood restaurant in the true New Orleans tradition.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Went Sunday after 1 pm, not too crowded when we got there, but filled up all at once about 15 minutes later. Short staffed, hard to get waitress. Hot crab appetizer was amazing, everything else mediocre. Calamari was on special day menu, but tough. Sauce served with it great for spaghetti but too heavy for calamari. One entree brought out was wrong, then took 15 minutes at least for a replacement. Waited 30 minutes to try to get someone to bring coffee.

Two of staff both made comments that they were supposed to have gotten off at 2, but it was too busy. Sundays after church usually busy, so not sure what was going on with staffing. They opened at Noon! We paid and waited 15 minutes for change as we paid cash. I like a leisurely lunch, but almost 2 hours was a little much for a small party of 3. Most of it waiting.....

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Food was plentiful and delicious. Service was a little slow but we were not in any rush so it was fine. Would go back.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

We were seated right away. Food was very good. Service was good. Tables were a little tight together, but will definitely return!

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