Luke

4.6
7246 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 7246 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was GREAT!! Very attentive staff and fun casual ambiance!

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ARWY
Shreveport
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were seated right away when we arrived for our reservations. Took about 10 minutes to get a waiter over even for just water. Did not take long for the waiter after that to attend to our needs. Great Food.

MM
vipMichaelM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Worst experience we’ve had at this restaurant in years. I don’t know what happen but the quality of food went down and for below our willingness to ever return. I’m done

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TamiL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as well as the service. Chicken and waffles my friends really enjoyed it. I had the southern breakfast it was great. Its was my birthday celebration and i was given a birthday dessert for my special day. I thought that was so special. That made my day even better. Thanks i will be back.

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RickyC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Much better places to eat in New Orleans. Almost French quarter tourist trap

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very crowded and very loud inside.

AH
AngelaH
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was great. Very loud but if I was 20 years younger I wouldn’t have noticed

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NOLARealtor
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Fried oysters should be flash fried and crispier. Raw oysters were smallest I’ve seen there. Very loud as may be expected during happy hour. Service was stellar as always.

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Travelbug65
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always, a little noisy but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Luke did a fantastic job taking care of our business group. Food, Service, and Atmosphere were all top notch. Thanks to Rich and the team for making it a great visit.

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NOLA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as always, Luke does not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in New Orleans!!!!
The only negative was the host. He was THE most unfriendly person we came in contact with during our entire stay. He NEVER made eye contact or even looked at us. Mumbled his command to follow him. Other than that first impression LUKE is a winner.

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DONNAP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous happy hour! Great service and delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Just too loud!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour at Luke’s is a must. Can’t beat half of cocktails and beer or the $1 oysters!! Service is great. The burger is huge and the gumbo’s tasty. We sat right by the kitchen upstairs and it was cool to see the chefs prepare the food. Next time I’ll have to try the steamed mussels.

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vipCelineH
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke is one of my all time favorites.
Best French 75 in Nola!!!

DJ
vipDoctorJ
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke is reliably great for happy hour, even though the oyster price is now $1 each for half-shell P and J oysters. (up from 75c a few months back, and 50c back in the day. John Besh restaurants are great in general

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vipShayM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was bland, received appetizers before we received cocktails. 3 wait staff assigned and the restaurant seemed unorganized

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AlexH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a birthday dinner at Luke. The Brussels sprouts were outstanding! Great service and delicious food. Only the main dining area was open, so the noise level was a little high.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We came back for a second visit this weekend! Luke is fast becoming one of our favorite restaurants.

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Janet
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! Devin and Kathryn took excellent care of us! Food was delicious! The Brussel sprouts were super tasty!

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Luvdaview
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. One of our favorite places to come when we are in NOLA. The food is amazing and the portions are huge. We also love their French 75’s. By far the best we’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday!

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Spryte
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rich is the best!

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding lunch ! Will be back ASAP. All employees were very nice.

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Ozzie
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brussel sprouts were some of the best I’ve ever tasted. Adding jalapeños is your secret—yum!

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Joccomo
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice bar!!! Consistently good food

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VisitorX
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Definitely try the Pate, even if you don't like Pate. It's really, really good.

LT
LaToyaW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome food and flavor combinations great for locals and visitors

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Jayaem
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and amazing service.

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Lilpeppr
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We were disappointed in the quality of the food. It lacked flavor. It was pretty bland overall. It felt like we were eating at a tourist trap and they didn’t care about the quality of the food or repeat customers. Unacceptable for a New Orleans restaurant. Honestly will not be returning.

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StacyC
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish dip and oysters were a yummy start. The French 75 drink was refreshing. The pasta was a great entree. Portions are big! The staff was wonderful.

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SarahD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food makes Luke a spot we regularly visit. After a long work week, nothing beats a French 75 and a tasty meal at Luke!!!

MM
MandyM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It definitely wasn’t the same place we visited 2 years ago. We ordered drinks and didn’t get them until we received our entrees. The wait staff was very apologetic and said the bar lost her order. The food was just okay. The best part was dessert. Best bread phasing ever.

TK
TallyK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JSlike2eat
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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.

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vipDeborahN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner every time we visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
53 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
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.

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 7246 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.