Luke

4.6
6196 reviews
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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lady night out on vacation

k
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s good for all occasions. Great New Orleans food and drink, and classic decor.

W
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Service slow. Had to flag waiter down to get another drink.
Food came cold. Sent back and cane back barely warm.
Waiter didn’t write down orders so my daughters burger came out wrong.
Will not b returning

GW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very authentic, great taste of Cajun cuisine ! Happy hour was truly happy with the the signature Gentily Gin cocktail. My wife enjoyed the shrimp and grits while I had the best drum I’ve ever eaten! Not to mention the amazing tuna tartare!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Service was slow, selections were poor, food was awful. The first bad meal I have ever had in New Orleans

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pictures do not do this restaurant any justice. If I ever return to New Orleans, this restaurant will be on my list to revisit. Food was great from the beginning which was the fried oysters all the way to dessert. Oysters were never a dish I particularly liked but this restaurant changed my mind. Restaurant decor was truly pleasant to sit in. Richard was excellent with recommendations. We absolutely loved him. He is a true jewel to Luke. It's all about memories and this is one I will never forget.

JC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual, friendly atmosphere. Excellent food, well prepared and presented. I will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their food selection could have been more diverse. Not all the flavors came together as expected in a dish.

LT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luke’s was a fabulous cuisine experience! We had shrimp and grits, pork schnitzel, and grilled tuna. Our Crispy Brussel Sprout appetizer with bacon was divine!
Our servers, Matt, Jesse, and Ronald were wonderful - just the right level of attentiveness mixed with great senses of humor.
Tonya, the front end Manager on duty, was so gracious and welcoming! She and her crew helped make our first time visit to Luke’s so special!
Thanks to all, Leslie, Laura, and Mary Helen from NC!

m
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! Great atmosphere too! Blue crab sub gratin! Absolutely amazing! Great

KB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time at Luke. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious!

CD
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! The firing times could use some work. We had four dishes at our table at once and they forgot my salad. But I dont care! The flavors were amazing and worth all the hype. I also bought two signed cookbooks. Cant wait to read them.
We had the boudin balls, crab bisque, pate, etouffee, schnitzel, torte, and sorbet. I would eat everything but the boudin balls again. They were GREAT according to my companion but not my cup of tea.
I could eat the pate for dinner, unctuous, and the accoutrements were exceptional and generous. I particularly enjoyed the pepper jelly while my companion liked the two mustards. The schnitzel sauce was the star of a perfectly prepared juicy pork cutlet. My etouffee sauce left me wishing I could lick the bowl. Bring friends so you can sample a variety of these dishes. Be adventurous. Try something you've never had before. The way chef john insists on perfection init will be the one of the best whatever you ordered. This was the final culinary stop on a tour of new Orleans that included Emeril's flagship, Paul's flagship and John Besh's Luke's. John and Emeril are close 1 and 2 I would skip K Paul's. The management there is really poor right now. Several years ago I would reccomend. But the food, not well cooked, service staff not trained. Spend your mo eye with John and Emeril they are worth the short drive from the french quarter.

P
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our wait staff was awesome—made some great suggestions for menu and drink options. Had good sense of humor and quick to be witty

R
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I thought this was a fancy french restaurant. I've seen this restaurant with very high ratings on Open Table. Much to my dismay when we walked in there were people in shorts. Lots of kids. There was some confusion and then they led us to the back of the restaurant. It was quiet and the patrons were dressed a little better. The service was very good and the food was delicious. While it was creole french and not parisian french, it was still very good. And I liked the menu selections.

SD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was great except for the schnitzel which was very dry. My friend hardly touched it. We let them know about it and they gave us extra dessert (to go, since we already have dessert included in the prix fixe menu). I think they should have just comped us the meal instead because it was hardly touched.

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Happy hour is the best!

KE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luke’s is the perfect French/NOLA restaurant that I compare others to. If others cost more and are not as good as Luke’s, I won’t be going back.

EC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

National Oyster Day was a bust.
Being from NOLA, I know our oysters. The ones we were served were a joke. I hope this wasn't a representation of PJ's. Bad!!

OT
Dallas
90 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Love the pate

ER
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, like d the buzz in the air. Will go back again.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Normally my fav place to eat but tonight it was not as good. Having an off night I guess.

RF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

My fiancée has been telling me we have to try Luke’s so we did. We waited awhile before a server came to greet us. Then we ordered waited a while for our entrees after appetizers which did come at a moderate time. I ordered Tuna and was under the assumption it would not be rare and was not asked. While waiting we assume a manager came to the table and asked if we needed the check and not even had eaten our enter yet. We felt he was rushing us to free up a table. The tuna came rare and had to go back to the kitchen. My fiancée finished his before mine had come back. He said sorry you were the only table I did not ask how to be cooked. The a table was seated next to us he filled their drinks but my fiancée needed more drink and he did not ask. When the dessert finally came we asked for bill with it because everything was just dragged out. It was a disappointment better to try Borgnes instead.

S
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food but noisy. Great deal in August w “coolinary” menu. Soft shell crab and schnitzel.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food & service! However, not sure I will be going back because the noise level was extremely loud! It was horrible… Had to yell at the person next to me just so they can hear me.

CD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an early dinner with another family for “White Linen Night”. Everything was great. We always enjoy eating at Luke! It’s one of our favorites.

OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After reading reviews and cautiously reserving a brunch for a pre-wedding reconnect with friends I became super impressed as our meal went on. Jesse was our server and he was fantastic!! Our party wasn’t all together but we were allowed to be seated and even order out of time with the later people in our party. I am currently looking at going back tomorrow it was so good!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Not what I expected. I was told this was a fine dining establishment and made arrangements accordingly for an anniversary dinner. This is NOT fine dining, but an upbeat, casual bar atmosphere with dining tables. I was disappointed with my expectations but the food and service were very good for a casual brunch, lunch, or dinner. Blue Crab Gratin and Fried Boudin were tasty.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but kitchen was soooo slow. They also gave our slfood to the wrong table which made things worse. Many better places to spend your money in NOLA.

J
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour and phenomenal food and drinks. Always my go to!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out waiter Richie Rich is awesome

GZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food and service! Brussels sprout app were terrific, as well as the puppy drum!

LC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Stuffed oysters were AMAZING. fun drink menu. Highly recommend!

CP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service! Best drinks! Best atmosphere. Luke is an obvious choice to celebrate in New Orleans!

CH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Comforting old-New Orléans atmosphere, with tile floors and dark wood. I was happy that they rescued the ingenious ceiling fans from the old Kolb’s restaurant, but I wish they had actually hooked them up and made them work. Food was variable: my roasted beet salad was the best I’v ever had; my soft shell crab was greasy; the crispy rice was an interesting innovation but not one that I would want again. My husband ordered the matzo ball soup which came in a lovely broth but the dumpling was heavy; his roasted chicken was just right to me but he found it too salty; the potatoes accompanying it were delicious. The kitchen’s timing could have been better: our entrees arrived while I was still eating my salad. Service was charming and knowledgeable. We asked to take our leftovers & they were exquisitely wrapped.

MA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in New Orleans! We are never disappointed!! Awesome time and the food and service is outstanding!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always visit Luke when we are in town. The food is always delicious and the waiters are so warm and genuine. This visit didn’t disappoint.

SL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great burger..one of the best! Atmosphere is awesome..date night, relaxing, etc. Our waiters Kevin & Gary were awesome, great people and very attentive...ask for them

J
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute incredible place to eat with some amazing dishes. The location is perfect and the ambiance is steeped in history. I highly recommend Luke.

L
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was slow in the beginning. Took about 20 min to get my drink but got better through out the meal.

MB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our afternoon at Luke for Oyster happy hour became 4 hours! We decided to eat at the bar and it was a great decision. We had French 75 cocktails and one became two became 3 etc. The bar tender was a great young lady who was just ... well great. We will be regulars from now on.

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