Luke

4.7
6806 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
What 6806 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Asif
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. I liked a lot mussels fresh. Wine was fine

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TeresaF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and delicious food. Enjoyed very much. The hostess was exceptionally great.

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vipBradleyM
Sonora
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and manager Robert was very accommodating with my “picky” seating preference. Delicious food and great atmosphere. Will be back again soon!

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WendyA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Best Bloody Mary. One of my favorite places to eat.

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ToddR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don't order the oysters unless you are prepared to order a second dozen because they are SOOOOOOOOO good! Also try the 75 cocktail.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Burger is incredible. Blue Crab Augratin was barely warm and runny. Not much flavor. Just crab meat in a cream sauce.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. I do wish they would expand their menu a little more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing , the service exceptional. Highly recommend!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came out to Luke’s to celebrate a friend’s birthday and the food was amazing! As my meal I had the tuna tartare which was so fresh and light and I had a dozen P&J oysters to start off with. The staff was very friendly and was very attentive to our needs which was really appreciated! This was my second time coming here and I look forward to coming here again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke's was fantastic. The wait staff was so attentive. My friend had the muscles and shared one with me. One staff member noticed this and brought me my own seafood fork without me even asking. It didn't matter who your primary server was, every server took care of your needs. This really set Luke's apart from any other restaurant where I have dined. Just amazing! I can't forget how delicious the food tasted; ten out of ten!

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LaurieH
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. We were seated right away. Service was swift and efficient and wait staff was friendly and observed all COVID protocols. Food was excellent. Will definitely eat there again next time we visit NOLA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Service wasn’t good this time which typically it’s amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time.

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CherylS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service - we make this a standing reservation every time we come to town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
47 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, one of our favorites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour offers a really good deal for oysters on the half shell. They were fat and salty and super fresh. I could have eaten more but I exercised restraint. Now that I look back I’m a little disappointed in my decision. The fried oysters were exactly how I like them, crispy and soft. The cocktail I had was delicious and was thankfully on the happy hour menu, too. I’ve always enjoyed eating at Luke. I love the ambiance and location and they’ve exceeded my expectations each time.

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JimD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to find a place to meet family for breakfast- they were able to accommodate a socially distanced table and had good protocols so we decided to meet there...
Service was excellent! Cory and Mike made it seamless along with great food. Thanks to the entire team from kitchen, servers, and management for presenting a great breakfast / brunch in a safe environment during pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow not good at all

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ShawnJ
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was terrible. Very crowded. Not what we expected at all. But they didn’t make us pay for the food because of our dislike. So kudos for customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were top notch. Only thing that was disappointing was the food that we originally wanted was out, but the stuff we still got was pretty good still. And now we just have to go back again another time.

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ChristineP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the recommendation of the waiter, I ordered the shrimp & grits with a Gluten free prep. OMG!! SO DELICIOUS!
My husband had a giant burger and fries. His food was great, too.
Bonus fun was being seated adjacent to the kitchen. We watched 4 skilled chefs prepare each plate with care and precision. Loved the entire experience!

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AleathaC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always top notch! I love the menu selection and the beverages option! Our waiter made us feel very comfortable and important

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vipOthaN
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was introduced to the Luke eatery a few weeks ago by a colleague for a business lunch. Upon walking into the restaurant I was immediately impressed by the decor. You definitely get the feeling you are in an upscale New Orleans eatery. The menu is direct and to the point offering the dining guest very flavorful dishes. On my first visit I had the shrimp and grits which were very delicious and unique. The thick sauce was powerful and full of flavor. One of the best shrimp and grits dishes I have ever experienced. On my second visit three weeks later I had the duck and I wasn’t disappointed. All in all, this is a very chic restaurant in the business district of New Orleans with a fantastic menu and wait staff. You will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The best fried chicken ever!!!

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CalMax
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Our server was the bartender, and she did not seem friendly or approachable to begin with. I’m not sure what happened, but after we ordered appetizers she never came back to our table. There were two guys who served us for the rest of our time there, and they were great. Julian was awesome. He came over and noticed that it had been about 30 minutes after our appetizers arrived that we still did not have entrees, so he took our order. After we ate, we sat for another 20 minutes waiting for our check, and finally had to ask the bus boy to get it for us. He went over to the bartender, and she proceeded to wave the check at us as if to make us stand up and come get it from her. This was really upsetting. We were from out of town, and this was a very special birthday dinner I had planned, but the poor service ruined it for us. We came there to spend money and tip well. We are in the service industry ourselves, so we definitely understand that things get hectic and bartenders definitely get very busy, but we felt that not only were we forgotten about, we were also disrespected. I really hate being this person, but I feel that we received very poor service and it ruined the entire experience for us.

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TrentD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was AMAZING!!

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AliceK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want great New Orleans food this is your place. The menu is not huge. The craft cocktails were great and the food was made from scratch. My daughter was able to ask for one ingredient to be left out. The staff made recommendations to help us with our selections and we enjoyed everything! Atmosphere was great for any situation including a special celebration. Great experience.

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AnaN
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is always a great time at Luke the service never disappoints and the Brussels sprouts are a must try when there.

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MarcK
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful especially the bbq oysters. Samantha was very friendly server

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HollyK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Christmas dinner at luke...perfect meal! Six of us were seated promptly, service was attentive and exceptional not at all pretentious ...some of us ordered the Revelion dinner set others off the menu, everything was wonderful, portions were almost too large but the left overs were enjoyed later, the pate and the Brussels appetizers were both stand outs! Cocktail were tasty and inventive, and the hazelnut eggnog dessert was great

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BridgetM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was delicious and the service was amazing!

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suan123
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was the service. I loved the crab au gratin. For me, it could have been my whole meal; however, I'm glad I got the fish. The dessert was especially good -- a twist on some favorites.

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vipKimG
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was anazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Perfect Bite! I do not write many reviews but I feel that on this occasion I must give credit where credit is due. I was hesitant at first to order the scallop off the appetizer menu as I have been “burned” so many times before. I will say I was not disappointed and even ordered it again. What had me thrilled was I was not disappointed and it was exactly what I thought my tastes buds had experienced the first time around. Everyone of the staff was attentive and I will also add the best matza ball soup I’ve had outside of NYC!

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kahre2
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It was Christmas Morning. The staff was very kind. I had a BLTE. It was too many tomatoes and impossible to cut and hard to chew. Flavor was excellent.

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Foodie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious meals!
Was pleasantly surprised by the
Exciting menu.

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djhealy
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I don’t think it would be fair to write a full review. They did not offer the full menu items on Christmas Eve. I believe I need another visit because there are SO MANY great reviews... they were a little off or I was off & that’s possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Kind of an off experience compared to prior visits. Waiter was great. Some items removed from menu and what we had has been better in the past. Hotter and fresher. It’s always been worth the trip prior and was still good. We’ll come back and try again because the good experiences WAY outnumber this off one.

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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 4.7 stars by 6806 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.