Luke

4.5
7146 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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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 7146 people are saying
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4.5
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While Luke’s seems to be a must while in NOLA, we will most likely not be back. The atmosphere is great but the food is mediocre for the price you’re paying. I wish we had a set waiter/waitress for consistency but this was not the case. Temperature on gumbo and etouffee were on the lukewarm side vs hot. Over all it was good but will if we visit again, it will be for drinks only.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The seafood was excellent.

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LaurieM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Service was also great, will return

KW
KristenW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good choice for brunch.

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DonnaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food is good but overpriced. There are plenty of other places in New Orleans to get good seafood and at an affordable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with friends in New Orleans!

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Skmc
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Really noisy but would go again in a heartbeat.

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DavideoS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is delicious and served quickly and professionally. Not the best place for the hard of hearing, however. It is loud.

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JudyA
Western NC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat at Luke’s every time we are in NOLA!!

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RobertP
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Gumbo was lukewarm and overly salty to conceal lack of flavor. Mussels were also lukewarm and I’m guessing the excessive quantity was intended to distract one from the bland seasoning. Lighting reminded me of a hospital surgery room - way, way too bright. Service was sporadic, and only one person was attentive. Another had noticeable “body odor “, which was quite unpleasant. Never again.

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ToreyB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

To be fair, I ate at Luke twice, one breakfast and one dinner. Breakfast was amazing, great food, great service. When I returned for dinner is where I feel they lost me a little bit. They had assigned 3 servers to work as a team to take care of me. This led to either them checking in way too frequently, or forgetting I exist at all. I had to ask 3 times for extra dressing, and finally received it 20 minutes later. Frustrating when trying to enjoy a salad. The breakfast food was amazing, the dinner food was just okay. I wasn’t blown away by the salad or crawfish flatbread. Will return for breakfast but no other meal.

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NancySa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The happy hour at LUKE make us more than happy, the raw oyster with the good price must try! We will happy to be back!

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RhondaP
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We’ve been to Luke multiple times. Let me start with the food was incredible. We will give it another chance because of that. The service was not. I had to ask 3 times for cocktail sauce for our oysters - we never got it. The table of two next to us (I could touch him without leaning over) was so loud we couldn’t enjoy our time at dinner. The one thing that I gave the 3 stars for is the service. We had to ask over and over for refills of tea and ketchup for our burgers. When I asked for ketchup to go for our half eaten dinner - we were told they only had two left in the entire restaurant and it had to last them until tomorrow. I’m not talking a full bottle of ketchup - I’m talking about the small to go ketchup (mini to go bottles) that after spending $130 on 2 hamburgers and appetizers I expected them to send it home with us.

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vipLoveGoodFood
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. Like most places now service a little slow due to employee shortage but all were friendly and helpful.

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vipfoodlover
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome atmosphere. I would go back next time we are in NOLA!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch and great service from Jasmine!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overall poor we won’t be back

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vipAce1
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ordered drinks immediately, and then food. Food came while we continued to wait for our drinks. Had to ask twice. Eventually drinks came after food was almost gone. My wife ordered a simple glass of Prosecco and I ordered one of “their” menu cocktails. So not sure why the huge delay!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Our service was poor. After we got our food, the server never came back to check on us. We were never asked for a drink refill. Additionally, the back corner they had us sitting in was filthy/dusty. When we brought these concerns to the managers attention, we received an insincere apology. He also stated that the dust came from the linens of the napkins as if that’s a justifiable reason to have your guests seated in an area that is dusty. I will not be returning to Luke or recommending it to anyone.

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EmmanuelC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best visit and experience of a last minute reservation for brunch. We will make sure to visit here every time we visit NOLA.! Plus it is kid friendly which is a plus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch with a lovely friend! Top notch food and wonderful service! You can’t go wrong with brunch at Luke!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. My fiancé already wants to go back! We went for his birthday and they even gave him a free desert ❤️ It was so sweet!

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vipOthaN
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply an outstanding New Orleans restaurant. Service is professional and first class. Meals are rich with flavor and cocktails are pretty good! Today I tried the crawfish étouffée, and this is a great dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch on my bachelorette trip and it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and quick, staff was always close

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing breakfast... large portions... great coffee ... attentive staff

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I decided to come here with my husband after a good friend's recommendation. Unfortunately, I am very disappointed from my overall experience.

I ordered the Pâté of Louisiana Rabbit & Chicken Livers, and it did not have all the truffles as seen on many photos on help (I had four with mine, whereas most, if not all, had six truffles/assortments). In addition, I did NOT receive the bread either. I asked the waiter if any of the truffles and/or the bread was missing, and he rudely said, "Why would you trust any of the pictures on Yelp? You definitely shouldn't. We change the menu all the time, you have to know that." However, he did get the bread for my husband and I after.

We also ordered "BBQ" P&J Oysters, Specialty Oysters and Citrus Cured Gulf Tuna Tartare. The food tasted great, but the portions of the Citrus Cured Gulf Tuna Tartare were disappointing. It was almost like an appetizer instead.

In addition, the waitress would forget to get the refills of our drinks that we requested (water and Diet Coke) several times throughout the night, to the point where we had to keep reminding her and eventually another waiter.

Overall, I would not come here again. The service could greatly improved, and I wish I got the name of the waiter to file a formal complaint to the manager.

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leroyg
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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vipKHnola
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

There was only one receptionist. She was very busy. It took a long time to get orders .

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and cocktails. The BBQ Oysters and Crab Dip were really good. The Shrimp and Grits was good, but I didn't really like the texture of one of the sausages in the dish.

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vipTeresaS
Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Definitely not what I expected. They are way understaffed. I get that they are just getting back but it took over 45 min to place a drink and appetizer order. It then took over an hour to get a drink. I think it would be good if they were properly staffed but I was very disappointed. Crab dip good but burger under seasoned and mussels overcooked.

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OuCb
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and crew, we are working on hosting our wedding in their venue along with HILTON Hotel.
Mrs Taaffe is a GEM and we loved spending the day at Lukes

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Michael
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal with nice sized portions. The menu was small but good. Service was pretty slow at times but the place was packed.

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service very slow. I do realized it is hard to get good help these days, however we were left to ourselves for over 20 minutes, before even a beverage order. Crouque monsieor was cold, not appetizing at all.

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ScottB
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visited for breakfast and the service was spotty. I wasn't really sure who was supposed to be taking care of me. Likewise biscuits came w/breakfast but no butter, honey or toppings (?). Then it took forever to get the check and get it settled. Unusual as I visit here often for their Happy Hour when it is quite busy. They were not busy at breakfast at all.

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LinoG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service
The way a restaurant should be
When we back to New Orleans we will visit again.

If there was a six starts rating this place would get it from us.

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TeelyR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our Anniversary there. The food was great. Service excellent will definitely be back

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DentalBen
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal...the raw bar was exceptionally tasty this trip and the fried soft shell entree was a great twist on a south Louisiana classic meal. Missed the steak but the boys loved their burgers! Love this place and always a great meal

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Ashe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an amazing dinner at Luke! Best crawfish bisque in New Orleans, hands down. Excellent service, incredible food. Will definitely be back soon. 😁

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AmeA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very noisy. We celebrated our anniversary, but had to scream to be heard across the table. Not so intimate.

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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 4.5 stars by 7146 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.