Luke

4.7
6918 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 6918 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time in New Orleans and heard about Luke from multiple people. Made a reservation for Wednesday night dinner and enjoyed a nice dinner with a friend. The service was ok but the food was phenomenal!!! Best mussels I’ve ever had and massive oysters. The scallops were to die for. I highly recommend to anyone coming to Nola.

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vipDoug
Denver
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

While having dinner my view ended up being a storage box, computer wires, and a broken server computer station. Lowered my rating for ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent - utterly professional but also friendly and personable wait staff. The food was divine. Wouldn’t hesitate to go again.

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AdrianneW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST shrimp and grits I’ve had from ANY restaurant! And that’s from someone who has traveled up and down the coast in search of the best!

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vipHowie
Mississippi
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was simply outstanding. Incredibly attentive and very team oriented. However, New Orleans is still stuck in COVID mode and the menu is not what I have come to expect from Luke.

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CorinthiaR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, speedy, attentive and overall great restaurant. We'll come back again on the next visit.

JR
vipJenniferR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing breakfast! Get the chicken and waffles! Yum!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

birthday brunch, service extremely slow, visited table once every 30 mins, basically visited table just to take our order then came back to deliver food.. was out of water during entire meal.. good food, poor service

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Paul
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this lovely place for brunch and were pleasantly surprised! They seated us early and the staff was very friendly and we were well attended to. The food was yummy, more than ample proportions, and a yummy starter drink! The Marine dedication wall was quite impressive!

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ScarlettR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place with incredible food and service! We sat upstairs and it was much quieter than the lower floor

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SonyaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were absolutely amazing!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Slow service but great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Considering we had a reservation and communicated with the restaurant twice prior to arrive, it took a while for us to be seating. After waiting and watching multiple couples come in and get seating in the same area that could have accommodated my party, I spoke with the hostess and manager. We were seating 10 minutes later. There was a wait to place your order, there was a lengthy wait to get food. The waitress never returned to check on us. After waiting 10 minutes for my waitress to return, I informed the server my BBQ oysters were cold. The server sent the manager over. We informed him that we’ve been waiting on our food for quite a while. The manager did a very good job at improving our experience. The food was great! I definitely recommend the cast iron cinnamon roll, and chicken and waffles.

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vipMariaN
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the look and feel of Luke. Hubs and I had the Southern Breakfast, which was a ton of food. 2 eggs, bacon, sausage, grits and a biscuit. Bacon and sausage are smoked, which is a different flavor, but good. Grits were delicious and biscuit was great. Came with homemade strawberry preserved which made me stuff myself with more biscuit than I was hungry for, but so good. No kids menu though. My daughter had the BLTAE (avocado toast with bacon, lettuce, tomato and eggs). Huge portion, very tasty. My little guy ended up with toast and bacon but wasn't a fan of the smoked taste. Service a little slow, but everyone was very nice. Overall delicious with a great atmosphere.

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DennisH
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Diningroom server was less than attentive. We elected to relocate to the bar where the service was outstanding.... Brian & John have their act together..

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Coach
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we tried Luke. Everything about the experience was nice. Hotel entrance, the restaurant and the bathrooms were all very impressive and clean. Definitely recommend!

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vipMariaN
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was excellent. Went with shrimp and grits. Grits had a little kick with jalapeno added, but not overly spicy. Burger was huge and came with fries. Great wine list as well. Loved the architecture, the bar, etc. Great place for dinner.

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vipStephanieW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The Menu was too limited and the food was not great.

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vipSteve
New Orleans
81 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always reliable. Crawfish and Corn chowder was very good as was the crawfish flatbread.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Ambiance is great. Food is exceptional.

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TeresaE
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters we had in New Orleans! Staff was very friendly.

MI
vipMILResident
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is an New Orleans historic restaurant. The food was delicious and the serving size just right. Our server was efficient and colorful. When my husband was teasing the waiter “Daniel” he just rolled with it. The Mr. B’s coffee was unique (served in a wine glass) and was amazing! Bring your appetite because SO many wonderful choices. We had the trout...😋😋😋

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EdwardM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was fine but it was a little too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Went for Fiancé’s 30th birthday (and made the reservation stressing that), but not one person in the restaurant mentioned it or anything. Food was cold upon arrival at table.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

THE FOOD WAS SO GOOOOOOD

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SerenaP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious menu. Excellent and surprisingly very quick service. Highly recommend!!

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rafman
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No flaws. Everything you want in a local bistro with a first rate bar. A winner any night for every reason.

KT
vipKaranT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp & grits was amazing. Beautiful restaurant with a great ambiance

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Smile
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

My family and I (4 people) came to Luke for Easter brunch. After having looked at the menu, the waitress came to take our order. My son (12) who was ready to place his order for appetizer and main course, told her what he wanted. My husband and I were not quite ready and needed a few more minutes. The waitress felt the need to say (referring and looking at my son): “well, he will have to take a chill pill”.
This set the tone for the entire visit, bc that was not only rude, but unnecessary. My son wasn’t loud, he didn’t misbehave ... he was just eager to order his entire meal. A response like “I’ll be back in a few minutes” would have been sufficient. It’s never ok for a waiter/waitress to put someone’s child in check, and there was no need for her comment whatsoever!!

This was an unpleasant experience and should not have gone this way. We were there for a special day, and will not be returning.
I hope that after reading my review, the manager can have a talk with this waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Easter Brunch. Every dish was delicious. A lovely meal.

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JoeL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, lovely atmosphere! We went for brunch on Easter and it was fantastic!

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vipLarry
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Attentive, personable service. Relaxed atmosphere. Excellent recipes executed flawlessly. Large portions, so be aware before ordering.

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MollyL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and fun atmosphere! Thanks to the Luke staff.

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CCG1
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Breakfast win!! The food was delicious. We will definitely be back to try lunch and dinner!

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Niyo
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was salty and cold. For the price paid. Definitely wouldn’t recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is spectacular. Best jalapeño cheese grits I have ever had.

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vipTeksiz
New Orleans
66 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time at Luke. Gave them another chance. Still doesn't blow me away...maybe I just order wrong. My friend loved his gumbo.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! Shrimp and grits was bomb and our server Cory was Super!
We will most definitely be back soon!!

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kjgnola
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Got completely ignored by wait staff. Had to ask for someone to come to us to get things started. Ordered drinks and water and food on that visit. Got drinks. Never was asked if we wanted more. Only part of the food order came. Couldn’t get check until bartender saw us looking for someone.

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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 6918 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.