Luke

4.5
7252 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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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 7252 people are saying
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JSlike2eat
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Luke's staff really put an effort to make patrons forget about the last two weeks of post hurricane drama and enjoy the evening. Especially the folks behind the bar.

TK
TallyK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I've ever had. Amazing service. Would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for being open!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

My wife and I were looking for a quiet dining. The couple next to our table was loud and drunk. With Covid-19 protocol they didn’t keep mask on and the the gentleman keep on coughing and not covering his mouth. We had to leave and take our food to go. Just never felt comfortable or safe in LUKE.

MM
MichaelM
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience yet again. Great oysters & gumbo. Tried the pork schnitzel this time. Good decision. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

Service was great & they’re open fairly late.

KB
KimB
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktail. The happy hour half price oysters and alcohol is fantastic.

JO
JOSED
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, celebrate mi birthday, the chef was very nice and the food amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Captain seemed hurried and insincere. Don't judge oyster and appetizer diners in a back corner who just spent a considerable amount on brunch the day before. Younger employees were not grizzled, albeit, still in training. Guess it's just par for the course service wise nowadays

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Napffel
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke is great before a Saints game. Look forward to raw oysters in the Fall!

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vipUlrichMiller
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed all of the food and drinks, but I wasn’t happy that all service to the table seemed to stop once the food was at the table. Nobody offered us additional cocktails or wine, or even poured water. I had to flag down a server just to get the check. Aside from those inconsistencies it was a nice time and I’ll give the benefit of the doubt that this isn’t normal, and I will return.

JL
JulieL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 2nd visit in one month and now I’m sure It’s my favorite spot!!!!

JC
JesseC
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Luke when it was San Antonio and miss it, so we come to NOLA to have dinner. Love it!!!

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vipCanjunman12345678901234
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Very warm as sat right off kitchen. Food was disappointing Crab meat crotchet had no crab and seemed to be put in blender and had lemon taste that was strange for crab meat. Brussels sprouts were not crispy and soggy. Peach flatbread and goat cheese not exciting. Burger looked good and will have to try one day. Service was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience at Luke’s! Started with some great cocktails. We had the brussell sprouts, tuna tartare and oxtail ragout. Food came out quickly and was delicious. Even better was our server- Richie Rich. He was super warm and welcoming. Really elevated the experience. Would definitely recommend dining here!

MF
MacyF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic for anniversaries. The door#three drink was so good. Food was amazing. Enough to the point that we didn't want to stop eating it. 100% recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We went here for my daughter’s birthday. Hostess indicated they would bring her a small cake but our server completely forgot and we left without them recognizing her birthday. Disappointing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything from the craft cocktails to the amazing desserts. The serving sizes are not the largest but they are not cheating you from food. If your hungry get a few extra oysters.

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Midget
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Brunch on Sunday with family. The food was mostly good. The service was lackadaisical.

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RachelC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Back dining room was crazy loud with people just talking normal.

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vipbarbiw
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing brunch! Would definitely come back!

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andrews
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The P&J oysters were outstanding as an appetizer, followed by delicious schnitzel as the entree. Looking forward to our next visit again!

BG
BrianG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got the "coolinary " special of gazpacho, swordfish and sorbet. The food was excellent and so was the service. I highly recommend "Luke" and look forward to returning. Our only issue was a noisy group of six diners next to our table.

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vipOlehK
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A New Orleans favorite! Oysters are fantastic, the menu has smart variety and the service is the best around -- Gary and the rest of the attentive crew are wonderful on every visit!!

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Quaysha
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining was above superior! Awesome staff! My party enjoyed every dish!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from beginning to finish! Absolutely delightful! We will be back!!!

CS
vipCharlesS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gray service! Great food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & great food! Always a good time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

I used to love Luke’s for a local place to take business partners. The last few times the food has been substandard. Tonight it confirmed I will not be back. The famous Brussel sprouts were not so famous. Very dry and no sauce on them. I was shocked compared to what I’ve had in the past. The bread pudding was also dried out. Service was great, food needs some improvement

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I had the Schnitzel. One of the pieces was undercooked. I notified the server and was asked if I wanted them to cook my half eaten piece some more. 🙁 I declined.

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DiningLover
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner! Schnitzel was delicious as always.
Good service - prompt and attentive. Love this restaurant- one of our favorites.

JM
JosephM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

service was poor; the waiter was more interested in taking care of a group of you n ladies than waiting on us, a couple. food was excellent

Luke
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hi Joseph, we are so sorry that your experience here at Luke was not up to our standards. We would really like the opportunity to discuss this with you further. Could you please email our General Manager Mr.Robert Breaux at rbeaux@lukeneworleans with the date you dined with us. Please also provide any other pertinent information that you feel will be helpful. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we can improve.

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MarciaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service. Loved the fun environment as well. The fish dishes and the Brussels sprouts were delicious!!

RK
RenaeK
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Entree came out before I was finished with my appetizer- but it was an overall good experience.

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vipGradG
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The seafood platter was wonderful and well priced.

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SAMARRAC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday as it was right next to my hotel. The food was lovely and seasoned well. The restaurant was quiet and staff very friendly. I fell in love with the Blue Crab Au Gratin. Will definitely eat here again anytime I'm in NOLA.

Luke
Responded on August 9, 2021

Hi Samarrac Party, We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent experience here at Luke, and many have fallen for our delicious Blue Crab Gratin, very glad you enjoyed it! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing. Everyone was involved in our dining experience. I think that the entire restaurant knew what we had ordered. I love this place and recommend that if you are ever in New Orleans, you need to make it your business to go here. We will always come back.

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vipJames
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't been to Luke in over six months. Returned for breakfast this past Sunday. Hostess and server were just right. The crispy fried chicken biscuit was delicious. The jalapeño cheese grits were divine. The french press coffee was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday event. Food was delicious. Service was great!! Get the shrimp and grits!!! Super yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Luke to celebrate my birthday. It’s been a few years since we’ve been there, but it was still delicious! We ordered several apps because we couldn’t decide, so we ended up splitting and entree to save room for dessert!

RS
vipRaulS
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service.

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 7252 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.