Luke

4.6
7426 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 7426 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great, attentive service and delicious raw bar. Burger and Betty Haynes drunk were also outstanding.

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vipBBTraveler
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service as always. Shrimp & Grits are some of the best in town.

MM
MamaMac
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We were seated in the back, next to the kitchen; the ambiance was not what we expected. The food was mediocre and menu was limited. I invited people from out of town and was disappointed in the food not showing off NOLA cuisine. The service was fine.

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lisalee1
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good @ Luke’s one of our favorites. The staff is always friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal. We had some of their best, oysters and burgers with fries.

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vipgvdwitt
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Started with the smoked red fish dip, delicious and flavorful especially with the bacon fat roasted saltines. Roasted brussel sprouts equally tasty!
Delicious raw oysters. Best French 75 I’ve ever had. Great selection of wines.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. And, great service, Richie’s great!

GK
vipGeorgeK
Naples
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best shrimp and grits I have ever eaten. Truly creamy grits! The oysters were great as well. Service was outstanding. Thank you!!!

J
vipJeffry
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes, the food was good and so was the service, but the restaurant was a particular pleasure that is not easily definable. The decor which was circa 20's definitely helped along with the tile flooring. Let's just call it enefable.

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bjliz
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve made Luke a tradition, dining there at least once during our last six visits to NOLA, and have never been disappointed. With reservations, it’s fast, fun, tasty, and a tremendous value. Highly recommend!

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EileenS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch took 2 hours so give yourself plenty of time to dine. I was a great experience overall and I'm looking forward to the future return of the week day lunch specials.

DB
DrsBH
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the variety of LA oysters….and the drinks!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The atmosphere is wonderful! Savannah is awesome!

LR
LuanneR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Atmosphere is very bright and clean and the food choices are delicious.

DD
DrDavis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service, food, and French 75! Will be visiting again

ZB
ZacharyB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits, absolute FIRE! So good! The staff was very nice and helpful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and delicious!!!

D
vipDain
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was quick and friendly; highly recommend the seafood plateau (to share!)

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bjliz
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve traveled to NOLA every January from 2014-19, and have visited Luke once or twice every time; it is our personal favorite tradition. Due to a move and C19, we missed the last two years, and were worried that either their service or quality may have suffered from the pandemic’s effects, but our worries were unfounded. We always reserve, because they’re always busy, and we were seated promptly. They require masking and proof of vaccination, which we appreciate, plus we noticed that they have spaced the tables to meet safety requirements as well. Not having to be concerned with our well being is an important factor in a positive dining experience.
Per usual, we both ordered a dozen raw oysters, served with lemon, cocktail sauce and horseradish, and a half dozen fried oysters served with a delicious, creamy dipping sauce, and I enjoyed the French 75 cocktail. Everything was fresh and delicious; I particularly appreciate that there are a variety of oysters represented in the raw selection, since there are places that serve only one type. Tomorrow I’ll add an order of crispy Brussels sprouts, and perhaps their perfectly crispy frites! Kudos, Luke, for managing to preserve quality while accommodating the challenges of as safe and healthy atmosphere as possible. We look forward to enjoy your fare for years to come.

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vipapajimg
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Oysters and probably the best Happy Hour in New Orleans.

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vipalanglazen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great find. Awesome service, great gumbo and oysters. Monstrous burger! Quiet and elegant but comfortable if you're casual.

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Illy
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Absolutely horrendous service. Had to flag down a waiter multiple times because we were just eating and waiting and never checked on. Never quite sure who our waiter even was. Spent way to much time in there. Almost 3 hours. The food was good but for the price that you pay you expect exceptional service. Came here with my partner for date and it was completely ruined. Will not be back.

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RobertW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went during Happy Hour. $12 for 12 oysters and half price draft beers. Excellent service and fresh food. Go.

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kellys
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 10 come for lunch on a Wednesday. We had a great table and the best service. I recommend the chicken sandwich and definitely the Brussels sprouts!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

All good. From the front desk to the table …excellent business team!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place and the food and drinks were amazing. Best gumbo and hands down best French 75. And the happy hour is great!

JB
JasperB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Simple Menu and very good. Not a lot of noise and pretty clean.

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mmccain
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Our server was delightful and they gave us complimentary champagne for our anniversary. Luke continues to be one of my favorite spots in NOLA.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff, great location and vibe. Loved everything about our brunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere were amazing. The chicken dish was so good and perfectly cooked as well as the potatoes! Try the Mac n cheese (not listed on menu) it was amazing!

LM
LMTH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Very good food. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour cocktails and oysters plus dinner all very delicious. Staff very friendly and relaxed.

K
vipKenny
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mussels were excellent - just the right Spice level! Service was impeccable! Drinks good also. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Flammenkuchen was better than the authentic Alsatian Flammenkuchen according to my French guest!

RL
RobertL
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We would give Luke five stars except for one issue….they got rid of their grilled crab and shrimp stuffed oysters! That’s literally why we always go there when in Nola. Sad…

AW
AngelaW
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice brunch.

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 7426 OpenTable diners.

Luke does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://brg-hospitality.com/giftcards/august-gift-card-zh644-5tngb-fh9fe-elndw-chs2c.

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.