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Luke, New Orleans, LA

Luke

4.6
4.6
8955 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 378-2840
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Erick Loos
  • Catering
    If you already have an event location in mind, let us bring the tastes of Luke to you. Our team will coordinate delivery, set up and preparation, providing full-service coordination of your event meal. We can accommodate a variety of menu options, creating a unique event that features Luke’s fresh ingredients, Old World cuisine, and New Orleans style.
  • Private party facilities
    Luke offers a range of private dining options. There is semi-private dining in view of the kitchen which seats up to 30. For receptions or sit down dinners there are four ballrooms that accommodate 190 guests seated or 250 guests reception-style. We can accommodate a variety of menu options.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Joyce: (504) 766-1362
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross street
    Perdido
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    St. Charles Street Car Line<br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Offers

  • NOLA's Favorite Oyster Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us at Luke every single day from 3pm to 6pm for Happy Hour! Dine on $1.50 each raw Gulf Oysters and $12 for half a dozen Fried Oysters, half-priced specialty cocktails, wines by the glass, draft beer, and well cocktails! Come pull up a seat at our famous bar and enjoy!

    NOLA's Favorite Oyster Happy Hour! Photo

What 8,955 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Most Booked

8,955 Reviews
  1. FrancieB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic place. We were there for Saturday brunch. Alex, our server, was excellent. We had the escargot to start followed by an omelet with a side of brussel sprouts. The atmosphere was elegant but casual. Highly recommend this place!

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  2. Anon

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and they helped us celebrate our friends bachelorette! Very knowledgeable and friendly service!! Will recommend and return!

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  3. GregF

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Service awesome. A little loud.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve dined here many times. I’ve never had such an awful experience. Waitstaff was rude and dismissive. Food was nausea inducing. Service was negligible at best. I cannot imagine John Besh knows just how deplorable this place has become, or he would never allow his name to be associated with it. Honestly, cannot recall a dining experience this all around awful. Such a shame, this was one of my favorites and I couldn’t wait to bring my business associates here. I was horrified and embarrassed.

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  5. Lori

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed the food and service very much, but it was very noisy and made it difficult for my friend who has a hearing aid.

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  6. ShannonM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The martinis were ice cold and on point. The crawfish buttered bread , shrimp and grits, and bread pudding were all some of the best things I have put in my mouth!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and recommendations. Had the bouillabaisse and bread pudding for desert. All excellent. Highly recommend.

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  8. Pratthouse

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait staff was amazing. Food was fresh and well presented. Overall a really great experience. If you’re looking for quiet dining this might not be your jam. Open dining concept so voices carried.

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  9. Chris

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Reception staff not very friendly or efficient. Had to wait over 40 minutes for our food. Waiting staff were very apologetic but said kitchen could not cope with the number of diners and this was a known problem. Complained to manager who apologised and reduced our bill

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  10. ScottR

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Limited selection but elevated breakfast food. The grits were exceptional!

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  11. MaryP

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I’ve never given a restaurant a bad review, but here goes. The restaurant was very noisy. So much so, we couldn’t hear what our waiter was saying, despite asking him to repeat several times. (Maybe less tables?) we ordered a cocktail soon after being seated, but did not receive it until midway through our entree. The food was good, and the service very good. The most annoying thing was having several tv’s going behind the bar. It’s either a fine dining restaurant or a sports bar, but not both. The absolute worst thing was what was on the tv. Every time I looked up from my meal, I had to watch men slamming each other around and punching each other in the face in a WWE match. Make a choice, Luke, sports bar or fine dining.

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  12. tonik

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I asked for a cocktail. It took 20 minutes to arrive, after I had had my salad! The service was SLOW AND UNATTENTIVE. I will never go back or recommend them.

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  13. SharonA

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    food is excellent. Service is standard, not great, but not horrible. Ambience is meh, but I'd return because every single dish was outstanding. We had a party of 4. Got apps, entrees, drinks and dessert and everything was so good.

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  14. Moose

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently outstanding food and service. Never disappoints.

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  15. KyleB

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good. We had the happy hour oysters and they were so good. We also had shrimp and grits which was good. Overall it was a nice outing. Only complaint is the tables are extremely close to one another. Seems like you are having a group meal with strangers.

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  16. JuliaCinPVCA

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been coming to Luke for many years. It is, typically, our first meal every time we’re in NOLA. It NEVER disappoints, and the bartender, Matt, is exceptional!

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  17. JenW

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. The Escargot and Bone Marrow was amazing.

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  18. hughc

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect in every what the party of 5 of us all raved about how great it was in every way .

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience and the food was delicious. A cool spot and a must try!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. JohnB

    Mississippi

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Luke is a consistent favorite. Always great food and service.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food from oysters and entrees to dessert. You can’t go wrong with any of the Cajun/creole specialties. The cocktails are great. You have to go to this place!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was great. Fabulous service. We got there early and they were able to take care of us quickly. Some items were fabulous and some needed more seasoning. Escargot and bone marrow was delicious along with the crawfish bread. My husband finished all his seafood bouillabaisse and trout was tasty. You have to have the bread pudding! Loved it.

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  23. MarlaO

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable late lunch. Paul and Zara( not sure of spelling), were excellent hosts. Bouillabaisse is a must try!

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  24. lulu1852

    New York City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service with Cory and Paul was great. Grilled barbq oysters terrific.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Third time here but it's been a few years. Definitely gone down hill. Service was not good. We ordered cocktails to start and we're planning on ordering a bottle of wine with the food and told the server our plan. The appetizers came out before the cocktails. Server never came around to get the wine order. Finally ordered wine while we were halfway done with the entrees and decided to just order a glass each. We were seated in the backroom. Not sure if the lack of service had to do with that. Probably won't be back on our next trip.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious! Service was great, overall great experience

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  27. CraigE

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, nice space if a little loud (was with a soft/spoken person LOL!) Servers were very pleasant but had to wait for drink orders and reorders longer than I’d expect. Fun spot!

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  28. GfromSC

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff and food were fantastic. We were pleasantly surprised to find such a great place in a hotel restaurant. We went back for breakfast the next morning and the food was just as good at breakfast.

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  29. ThosB

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and drinks. Exceptional service. Elegant atmosphere. Dining at Luke is always a delightful experience.

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  30. Merkdawg

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at Luke. French 75 was delicious and went well with our smoked trout appetizer. Brunch was the southern breakfast and Pain Perdu and both were very good. We’ll be back.

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  31. Lifetimefoodie

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Food and service was exceptional!

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  32. cyberchomp

    Palm Springs

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    REALLY NOISY. But they serve a mean fried oyster salad.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was extremely kind and professional. Had two to three people keeping an eye on us at all times. The oysters and rabbit pate are our favorites. Don’t forget the French 75!

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  34. JenniferM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was top notch. The service and food were the best we had in New Orleans. Even with food allergies, they made the meal delicious.

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  35. DocH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Some good food, but overall a disappointing experience. Looked forward to this for awhile for a special occasion and asked for a separate table with ambience. Didn't get it. Asked for a cup of gumbo without rice, got one worth rice. A new one came out - with a separate cup of rice, which I again had to send back. Gumbo tasted good, but it had an unpeeled shrimp. Ordered the fried catfish special. First puce tasted great. The second was so tough I couldn't cut it with my knife. Told these problems to the staff. No manager came by, no adjustment to the check. Sorry. Never again.

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  36. Finn0422

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent. Wine is overpriced especially when ordered by the glass.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious! I had dined there for breakfast , and the fresh crawfish omelette was divine! Service excellent cocktails are amazing and the menu as many delicious items to offer. Will definitely return.

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  38. monicar

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was okay. The food was good but over priced for what it is. The menu is very small and the service was okay. We came before the lunch rush and the service was slow. Our server was really nice though. Once the lunch rush came, it became so loud that we couldn’t hear each other speak so we had to shout or just stop talking. Splurge on the pricier oysters as there is definitely a taste difference but you’ll be able to get the same taste / quality of oysters elsewhere in the French quarter for half the price.. if not a third.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great ambience. Probably the slowest, most incompetent service ever. BUT the food makes up for it. Budget plenty of time to remind your servers over and over what you’re waiting for them to bring. Try and find the humor in it.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for a great meal with my business colleagues. Wonderful menu. It was great

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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 4.6 stars by 8955 OpenTable diners.

Luke does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 79 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Luke

333 St Charles, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Perdido
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    St. Charles Street Car Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Erick Loos
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (504) 378-2840
  • Catering
    If you already have an event location in mind, let us bring the tastes of Luke to you. Our team will coordinate delivery, set up and preparation, providing full-service coordination of your event meal. We can accommodate a variety of menu options, creating a unique event that features Luke’s fresh ingredients, Old World cuisine, and New Orleans style.
  • Private party facilities
    Luke offers a range of private dining options. There is semi-private dining in view of the kitchen which seats up to 30. For receptions or sit down dinners there are four ballrooms that accommodate 190 guests seated or 250 guests reception-style. We can accommodate a variety of menu options.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Joyce: (504) 766-1362
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