Luke

4.5
7161 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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Experiences

  • Restaurant Week Lunch!

    $24.00 per person

    Jun 21 - Jun 25, 2021

    Fuel up with a proper lunch at Luke during Restaurant Week! Our menu features a chef's entree of the day with soup or salad. Enjoy delicious food and great hospitality for only $24 per person! Monday: Red Beans and Rice and Fried Chicken Tuesday: Gulf Shrimp Etouffee Wednesday: Garganelli Bolognese Thursday: Crispy Duck Confit Friday: Court Bouillon
  • Restaurant Week Brunch!

    $32.00 per person

    Jun 26 - Jun 27, 2021

    What's brunch without chicken and waffles? Join us for brunch during Restaurant Week and dine on our famous Crispy Fried Chicken and Waffles with a side of soup or salad and bread pudding for dessert. This is a deal you can't miss! $32 per person not including tax or gratuity.
  • Restaurant Week Dinner!

    $32.00 per person

    Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2021

    Join us at Luke for Restaurant Week! Our three-course dinner includes a New Orleans favorite, Court Bouillon, served with a soup or salad and bread pudding for dessert. Dine on the quintessential New Orleans meal at Luke is the perfect dinner date with friends, family, or your special someone. $32 per person not including tax or gratuity.

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 7161 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The crawfish flatbread was partially under baked. It was tough to chew. Other dishes were delicious.

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KippC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Raw oysters good, not great.
Tuna tartare too spicey.
Fried oysters outstanding.
Best we have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You don’t want to miss the Brussel Sprouts!

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vipTKgergs
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delish here and the service and drinks are excellent. Still worth it despite the weird covid hours this is an excellent restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Not too busy… ok with me and 85yo dad. We could even hear each other. Ordered the “Seafood Plateau “ and was perfect. Raw Oysters in June makes me a bit nervous, but feel fine the next day. That with martinis makes me happy. The server didn’t need to mention that the “Plateau” was much “bigger” prior to COVID. We thought it was the perfect amount for 2. Done the big name Legacy restaurants of NOLA. Now interested in “finding” something different.

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CarolM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour and our dinner was wonderful. Service was above and beyond.

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SherryK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable dinner at Luke. We were there for happy hour and started with a cocktail and oysters. Oh my! The oysters were yummy and served beautifully. We also had the pate and Brussel sprout appetizer. Both were large servings and extremely flavorful and well presented. Our servers were attentive and very friendly. We enjoyed our meal so much that we went back today for lunch. The staff at this restaurant do an outstanding job!

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vipHaoP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best deep fried oyster ever! Crispy, juicy and fresh

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vipDavid
Portland
55 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. The meal could have been better paced. One guest ordered a salad and also ordered the bisque. He told the waiter to serve the bisque after he finished his salad. The bisque and salad came at the same time. Halfway through our appetizers the entrees arrived! We realize everyone is trying to get back up to speed, but pacing out the meal a little better would be appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was slow but food was great and restaurant was great. Highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pate and mussels were excellent!!

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Catonomics1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quiet place to eat, worth every dollar, only thing is the biscuit is a bit dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
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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eat2live
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

done this is all I care to say at this time. I enjoy the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The place was really busy. The food was okay, but not worth the prices in our opinion. The service was really bad.

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vipGirlswkdout
Shreveport
25 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent Food and will definitely be back. Service was very spotty but when our waiter was at our table, he was great. I believe there must have been a shortage of help. Our waiter did comp our coffee due to the our order for some, forgotten. Thumbs up for that. Again, food is amazing I just felt our table was forgotten about as we had to continually wave someone done for help.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The seafood was excellent.

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LaurieM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KristenW
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good choice for brunch.

DD
DonnaD
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with friends in New Orleans!

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Skmc
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Was great, my girlfriend and I had my bday dinner there. The staff was great, even brought us the dessert that said happy birthday and happy anniversary (which was on the weekend). Great food great staff.

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DavideoS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
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 on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobertP
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
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 on June 7, 2021
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 on June 7, 2021
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
29 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!

OT
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.

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

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

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 4.5 stars by 7161 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.