Luke

4.7
6750 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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  • Reveillon at Luke

     $60.00 per person
    Dec 1 - Dec 25, 2020
    Celebrate the New Orleans tradition of Reveillon from December 1st through December 25th! Enjoy a four-course menu for $60 per person including Hot Butter Crab Claws, Grandmother's Turtle Soup, Mayhaw Glazed Ham Shank, and Bourbon Chocolate Pot de Creme! Reserve your table today.

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
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 6750 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great. The hostess said they would come around with dessert for my husband's birthday. They never came. We still enjoyed the food and wait staff.

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Antney
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite a few diners walking about without masks. Food was excellent, service was as well.

JD
JoeD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in NOLA! Highly recommend this place. Consistently good for past 5 years.

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vipBigEfromBigEasy
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh Seafood was spectacular

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DavidC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent along with the great staff who took care of us. We will be returning.

LK
vipLashondaK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience and foid had been consistently prepared to my liking. The staff is very professional and that makes it feel like fine dining. The menu could be expanded but I still keep coming back.

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Candice
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited New Orleans from Chicago this past weekend and stopped by Luke’s for the reviewer touted bread pudding. It lived up to my expectation and the shrimp and grits were phenomenal! Stop by...I doubt you’d be disappointed either!

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ShelbyS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from all the staff and absolutely amazing food. The bisque and the mussels were mouthwatering!

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vipGirlswkdout
Shreveport
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Best we had in NOLA. Wish they had not put a table by the kitchen door. Otherwise AWESOME!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my FAVORITE happy hour spot when I visit New Orleans. I go early and eat and drink quickly so I can hop around, but I need miss this spot!!!

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vipSmarttoddy
New Orleans
103 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable service and great food. I enjoy sitting in the back room next to the kitchen!

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vipjenniferD
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything is consistently great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was perfect. Loved the Shrimp & Grits. The hot crab dip was divine.

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PatriciaD
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! We live in New Orleans and love to stop in for a drink or two, plus the food is fantastic. My husband is a Marine and whenever buddies visit we take them here. My only complaint is the decor: you need a photo of my hot husband on that wall 😍

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LauraK
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual Luke did not disappoint. The food, service and experience was incredible. So happy to spend the Marine Corps Birthday with friends.

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KeshaY
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour oysters are the best deal in town! Drink the French 75! Enjoy.

KD
vipKellyD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eloped and wanted our first meal as man and wife to best one of our favorite restaurants. It was the Marine Corps birthday and a special day for us and it was made even more special by Chef John Besh being at the restaurant and singing the Marine Corps him with my now husband!

The food here is always superb and you just never know what may happen.

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vipGypsy70travels
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good best entree I’ve had in Luke’s. Oysters were great. Service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food.

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vipJeffS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Luke still delivers even among the pandemic. The food was excellent. We highly recommend the butternut to start, shrimp and grits and the burger. Yes the burger. Moist and smokey. Delicious.

Service was great, and we never needed to ask for a refill for water.

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vipJoeV
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant- the front desk hostess was outstanding- made you feel welcome. The food and service team were excellent. We started with pate, great fish cooked perfectly- this place is a definite eat here often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and drinks were amazing! I wish they had a sampler platter because there were so many dishes I wanted to try!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to Luke’s when in Nola. You can’t beat their oysters.

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vipDavidP
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience post COVID. Service was good, food was exceptional. Oysters $1.00 each 3-6. So we went at 5:00. Have to try Brussel sprouts!!! Absolutely amazing

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Sara
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch there to celebrate my daughter’s fifteenth birthday. Our servers were wonderful and made her feel special. The service for our group of 7 was excellent and the food was delicious. We would definitely choose it for another special occasion.

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vipdoxiemomma
Houston
96 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food!! Luke Salad was delicious, huge, & so fresh!! The blue crab au gratin was a rich, yummy starter paired with toasted rustic bread!! The Butternut Squash Soup was a velvety consistency with a rich flavor! Just delightful! Trout Amandine was perfect.....light & tasty served with sweet potatoes. The sugar cane lacquered duck was a bit too rare for me, but the flavor was outstanding & was served with sweet potato fingerlings with Swiss chard. Homemade vanilla bean ice cream topped off a fantastic meal. Server was great & had a great personality. Don’t miiss Luke....you’ll be happy that you didn’t!!

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vipLarry
Charlotte
53 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food very tasty; service attentive; barkeep was very engaging & insured our order was complete.

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PaulaS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gathered for my Husband's 70th, and I was nervous about the safety of eating out. We had dined before at Luke and had wonderful experiences - this was no different. We were impressed with their table arrangement, and we felt safe eating out. The food and service was terrific. Thank you for a memorable b-day meal!

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AngelaM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was very delicious. Service was outstanding.

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lyly
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Luke and it won’t be my last. My family enjoyed every single thing we ordered. The cinnamon roll was melt in your mouth good. Chicken and waffles were the perfect sweet and savory. Service was great and everyone was friendly.

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LenitaW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. This was recommended to us and we enjoyed it

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devinp
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Seating was fast and the host was very pleasant.

LK
LouisKyle
Maldives
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Overall a great place to eat. The anticipation of coming here for me was large because my parents have spoken so highly of Luke. When we arrived we were sat in a “broom closet” there was absolutely no reason a table should have been shoved next to the waiter station with used towels and brooms the service staff had to almost touch the table to squeeze by. I did ask to be moved but not everyone would have asked and their experience would have been horrific. After being moved it took about 10 min for someone to even acknowledge we were there as if the staff was inconvenience by us. The server and food saved our experience however I will not to try this restaurant again with so many other options in the city.

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Jack
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke is one of our favorite spots in Nola. We eat at Luke on almost every trip to New Orleans. The food is always amazing.

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vipTimothyS
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How do you kill it on red beans and rice with fried chicken? Just go to Luke and find out. The chicken was perfectly crispy and not oily at all and the the beans were loaded with smoked pork ham hock. Combined this with an order of crispy Brussels sprouts done and seasoned perfectly. We went for lunch and was so good and filling we ended up not eating dinner!

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CourtneyM
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to sit and chat while enjoying delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and lovely atmosphere! Our dinner was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The service terrible. We had to flag someone down to get help. Asked for a drink...finally on the 3rd try, I got a Diet Coke. The food wasn’t worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BBQ oysters and tuna tartare were amazing! However, the fried chicken biscuit stole the show!

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You can order delivery directly from Luke using the Order Online button.

Luke is rated 4.7 stars by 6750 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.