Luke

4.7
7039 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 7039 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonaldD
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us, and we all enjoyed our meal and experience. We will definitely eat there again when we are in town.

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WayneM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Only drawback is noise level.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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wilmac
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's bday and our first time at Lukes. I am a very picky person when it comes to food and i must say they did a great job! The seafood was fried to perfection from the Oysters in the salad to the softshell crab entre. We will diffidently be back. Thanks to all the workers who made us feel like stars that night!

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DebbieK
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff that genuinely wanted us to enjoy our experience

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ScottJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar Friendliness and service. The seafood was tremendous especially the raw oysters... I also had the soft shell crab which was outstanding

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DOCZOCK
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t miss the shrimp and grits! My wife and I sat at a table where we were able to watch the kitchen staff. It added to the experience

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MarcM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food and service was excellent. But the table was way too small for a party of four adults. Plates were hanging off the edge of the table. But for this, review would have been perfect.

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BrandiS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had been to Luke before and were very disappointed this time. The service was well below expectations and the food was averaged at best. We sat most of the meal without drinks. We will not be returning as there are many places in NOLA to eat that will meet or exceed expectations.

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SarahP
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The shrimp and grits were amazing! So was the burger, the Brussels sprouts, the Cinnamon roll, the gumbo and the oysters! Absolutely wonderful experience on Mother's Day. The service was a little slow as we were in the far back of the restaurant, but the food made up for it. The oysters are exactly how I want fried oysters to taste! The Cinnamon roll was covered in an amazing buttery glaze. Seriously...even the cappuccino was perfection. We loved every single bite!

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foodieleigh
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Holiday brunch dining experience was not great.

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MichaelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Luke. Great food, fresh seafood, fun atmosphere and great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Gary was exceptional! He was so attentive, provided great recommendations, and was accommodating for our individual needs.

Food was good overall, but the oxtail ragout was very well executed and delicious!

A big thank you to the whole team there for a really lovely evening.

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vipJohnS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The restaurant was noisy and so you could not easily have any conversation. We had two servers and one was rude and ignored us. The other was friendly but she also only came by infrequently. Received the wrong wine and the server acted like he was inconvenienced to have to change - no apology, no acknowledgement.

Food was okay. We ordered the oysters and they were actually warm even though on ice. we had to ask for a bowl for our shells (we ordered 5 dozen). Service overall was slow and the food just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and had a great time. It’s on the pricey side but so worth it.

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Fitzwilliam
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fried chicken sandwich! More affordable than it looks. Attentive service!

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DoubleE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Location, Terrific service and food was superb. Crawfish Flatbread was outstanding!!

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Elizabeth
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu choices are great. Fresh seafood with great raw options. Ran late to reservation due to traffic and the staff were very accommodating and professional. Would highly recommend dining at Luke for a special occasion, or just a delicious lunch and dinner. Parking is validated as well, so that's a huge plus!

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JoannaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent and good very good. We had a party of 4 and split some appetizers, main courses and desserts. Tuna tartar and rabbit and chicken liver pate were excellent. Gumbo was very good and so was soft shell crab dish and shrimp and grits. All 3 desserts were also delicious. We went back for breakfast and had fried chicken with biscuits and grits. Chicken was tasty but a bit too greasy with too much breading for our taste. Grits were well prepared but cheese was not needed. Overall, very good place and great service and we will definitely go back.

JK
JenniferK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This place came highly recommended and completely disappointed. Food was bland, service spotty .

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Nadia82
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my bday and they gave us a free desert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good drinks, fresh oysters, good entrees. Would recommend.

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LauraB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding choice! We had the Brussel sprouts, crab bisque, oysters, oxtail ragu and pork schnitzel! All were divine and perfectly cooked! It was a birthday dinner that is not disappoint! The service was also excellent. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb. Everything we had was just delicious, full of flavor and the right portions. Nothing left to be desired here. The pate was the bomb!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dessert!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an outstanding visit! We went for lunch and had a burger and the oyster salad and they were great! The service was outstanding as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We have been to Luke many times for dinner and happy hour. Always had a great experience in the past. This was our first brunch there and it started off well. Wait staff were very attentive up to the point we got our order in. Then it was hard to get anyone’s attention for anything. It seemed like they were understaffed but very unorganized. Didn’t know who our server was as we had at least six different servers show up at the table until our meal was served. Main course took forever to get to us. Drinks that were ordered never arrived either. Very disappointed with our experience there and that’s too bad because we were big fans.

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nolaswede
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All 4 of us decided to share a lot of different tapas/appetizers. We really enjoyed it and don’t forget to order the Patê.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. The the seafood Plateau and blue crab dip

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was wonderful and he had help by a few different people, we were checked and serviced throughout dining. Everything was wonderful

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christophers
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and drinks

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Susana
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance felt like a European bistro, warm and inviting. The service is outstanding, from the bar to the kitchen to the waitstaff. We started with the paté, which was so delicious and rich served with toast points and pickled green tomatoes, pepper jam and pickled onions. After finishing the pate we were too full for individual meals so we had the kitchen split the penne ragout and the house salad. To our surprise we were served full portions! Very generous and delicious. We ate the salads and took home leftover penne. It’s very popular so I would definitely recommend reservations, especially for Monday nights. I would definitely go back.

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Mark
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious real NOLA food. Great friendly service.

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DeeB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out very fast and hot. Great service too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish! Will definitely be back! Thank you!

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MargA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful!! Would recommend to anyone. The blue crab dip was outstanding.

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KristinaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was outstanding! We had the southern breakfast, the bacon was incredible! We also had the Cinnamon Roll, to die for! We will definitely return!

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LukeAtLuke
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. That block had a power outage during dinner. The wait and management staff did everything to make the experience enjoyable still. Also I’ve had a bazillion Brussels sprout dishes. Server said theirs was best and I was like ok I’ve had them all. She was not wrong! The bisque was also to die for.

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vipJeff
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found the menu to be rather weak and not nearly as versatile and interesting as it has been for any of our past visits. Let's just call it uninspiring.

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 4.7 stars by 7039 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.