Luke

4.7
7014 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Luke is a Creole-inspired Brasserie located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District on world-famous St. Charles Avenue, steps from the French Quarter neighborhood. A lively atmosphere surrounds the raw bar offering the freshest seafood and oysters procured daily from the Gulf of Mexico. Chef Erick Loos is at the helm of the kitchen featuring dishes that highlight local purveyors and farmers’ market ingredients. Behind the bar, a selection of bartender-created specialty cocktails are offered among a carefully-curated list of wines from throughout the world and locally crafted brews.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7014 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nadia82
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my bday and they gave us a free desert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good drinks, fresh oysters, good entrees. Would recommend.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding choice! We had the Brussel sprouts, crab bisque, oysters, oxtail ragu and pork schnitzel! All were divine and perfectly cooked! It was a birthday dinner that is not disappoint! The service was also excellent. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb. Everything we had was just delicious, full of flavor and the right portions. Nothing left to be desired here. The pate was the bomb!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an outstanding visit! We went for lunch and had a burger and the oyster salad and they were great! The service was outstanding as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We have been to Luke many times for dinner and happy hour. Always had a great experience in the past. This was our first brunch there and it started off well. Wait staff were very attentive up to the point we got our order in. Then it was hard to get anyone’s attention for anything. It seemed like they were understaffed but very unorganized. Didn’t know who our server was as we had at least six different servers show up at the table until our meal was served. Main course took forever to get to us. Drinks that were ordered never arrived either. Very disappointed with our experience there and that’s too bad because we were big fans.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The the seafood Plateau and blue crab dip

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful and he had help by a few different people, we were checked and serviced throughout dining. Everything was wonderful

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christophers
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and drinks

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Susana
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance felt like a European bistro, warm and inviting. The service is outstanding, from the bar to the kitchen to the waitstaff. We started with the paté, which was so delicious and rich served with toast points and pickled green tomatoes, pepper jam and pickled onions. After finishing the pate we were too full for individual meals so we had the kitchen split the penne ragout and the house salad. To our surprise we were served full portions! Very generous and delicious. We ate the salads and took home leftover penne. It’s very popular so I would definitely recommend reservations, especially for Monday nights. I would definitely go back.

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Mark
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious real NOLA food. Great friendly service.

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DeeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out very fast and hot. Great service too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish! Will definitely be back! Thank you!

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MargA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful!! Would recommend to anyone. The blue crab dip was outstanding.

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KristinaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was outstanding! We had the southern breakfast, the bacon was incredible! We also had the Cinnamon Roll, to die for! We will definitely return!

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LukeAtLuke
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. That block had a power outage during dinner. The wait and management staff did everything to make the experience enjoyable still. Also I’ve had a bazillion Brussels sprout dishes. Server said theirs was best and I was like ok I’ve had them all. She was not wrong! The bisque was also to die for.

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vipJeff
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found the menu to be rather weak and not nearly as versatile and interesting as it has been for any of our past visits. Let's just call it uninspiring.

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KBut
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Everyone was so helpful and personable and we had a great experience

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John
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Classics done correctly!

JM
vipJMcKay
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to catch Happy Hour but even if we’re late we’re still happy for the delicious food, outstanding service and atmosphere.

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vipYolie
New Mexico
237 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pork schnitzel! We should have split it for lunch though. My husband had the shrimp and grits...one of the best he’s had. Great service and attentive staff. Lovely Breton gateau for dessert. Brussels sprouts as a starter were good too.

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TammyE
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary here. The food was amazing. The service was a bit slow. Enjoyed watching them cook in the kitchen through the glass window. Will definitely be back.

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ZaunbrecherN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great restaurant with awesome atmosphere. great for regular dinner experience or special occasion. all menu items are great.....the crawfish flatbread is to die for. this was the best flatbread i have ever had!

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LoraH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service! Will definitely be going back soon.

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vipRich
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific oysters, especially at the $1. each for happy hour. Drink specials too. Only food discounted at HH are the oysters. Overall a very good experience, we will return

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance, not too impressed with the meals. But to eachs own pallet. Overall great experience for birthday! Thanks Ashley!

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NikaelaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal and everything we ate was fantastic. Shrimp and grits, pate, Brussel sprouts, crab dip. Much loved!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Sunday night dinner

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KarenR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely wait staff and the food was superb. One of my new favorites.

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DDavis
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was great. My husband had the tuna tartare and said it was fantastic! Suggest going during happy hour which starts at 3:00 pm. Oysters and some drinks are half price. If you like tequila with some spice then try the Silver Saint. The jalapeno cheesy grits were excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went there for Brunch with my boyfriend. He ordered the chicken and waffle. Loved the chicken and the waffle, but he was very glad he got the tabasco jelly on the side because it was straight up tabasco. The pecan butter was good but they also serve it with honey instead of syrup which was weird.

I ordered a Croque Madame with roasted potatoes instead of french fries. The Croque Madame was good, really big, way too much ham though. The potatoes have a hint of lime which is really good and pleasant at first but gets overpowering near the bottom where they’re sitting in the juice.

Overall the food was really good, just some minor things. The service was impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The croque madam was inedible.

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Daphne
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in NOLA

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch had the crawfish omelet and it was amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and great service. I will definitely come back on my next vacation to New Orleans

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

Happy to text that Luke’s continued to
add to my dining experience in NOLA. It’s been since The Nutcracker 2019; however the oysters were eye amazing quality. Oxtail and all were amazing!! Thank you John Besh and your staff. Hope I get this right; last I knew it was one of the Besh restaurants in New Orleans. We so enjoyed our time in the big easy.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I will start off by saying that the food was phenomenal. Delicious as always. However, the service was subpar. Very disappointing. We placed our order for drinks, had to tell one of the waiters one of our drinks never came. Some time later it appears. Ordered our food and when our entrees came, had to tell the waiter that our soup and salad hadn’t been served. So, we got our salad and soup AFTER our entree! It wasn’t offered to be removed from our check or asked if we still wanted it. Ordered bread at the beginning and it never came. Our waiters hardly checked on us and weren’t attentive. You know what came to our table extremely quick?!...the bill! And they took and charged us very quickly too. Our waiter apologized for the many mishaps but a manager never came by to say sorry or anything like that. A small gesture would’ve gone a long way. We pay for food and service. Unfortunately, the service just wasn’t there this time around. We eat at Luke’s a lot and it will probably be a long time before we dine in again. Very, very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

ALWAYS great food. However, service is hit or miss. They clearly mean well, but things just don’t always go smoothly. Overall, still a phenomenal place.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Luke using the Order Online button. Luke also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 378-2840.

Luke is rated 4.7 stars by 7014 OpenTable diners.

Luke does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/lukeneworleans/giftcards.

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.