Luke

4.5
7247 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 7247 people are saying
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Meka
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome...along with the shrimp and grits I experienced. :-) Luke's a place that I always visit when in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in NOLA. Maybe one of the top 10 best meals I’ve had anywhere! Don’t miss this place. Thanks, Jesse.

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vipTimG
New England
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

To bad !! I have been going here for years and it has really gone done hill. The shrimp were tiny, the Handburger was overdone. The drinks were good. Service and we’re they put us was a disappointment especially when the place was empty. I didn’t want to say anything because I was with guests. The Resturant is on “probation”. I will give it another try in months ahead. Last chance.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good. Some dishes(the pate was outstanding as well as the blue crab omelette). The gumbo was not as the roux had been scorched and then over salted.

The bread pudding was excellent with the pecan sauce.

Overall a very nice Sunday brunch.

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TracyB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great…not too crowded, good food and service

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BrandonB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was just average, below average for the cost.

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doleej
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would visit again 🥰 so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The restaurant itself was very nice and the service from Devin was wonderful. The food was not the greatest. I had the seafood gumbo and compared to other restaurants in the city it was not good. Everything else was okay but for the money it was not worth it. The drinks were great also!

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vipCrabCraws
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly bar staff. Great BBQ oysters.

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Michele
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavors are fantastic. All around perfect experience.

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MarionS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a short family vacation and looking for a nice place to have dinner, that took reservations. We ordered several appetizers, main courses and desserts to share as a family. All of our selections came out as courses and were all delicious!
We gave the meal a 10 out of 5 stars, yes you read that correctly!The waitstaff was also attentive, professional, and knowledgeable about the menu. They made great recommendations, including about the raw oyster selection. Also, Luke is owned by a Marine, which we LOVE being Marines ourselves. Semper fi.

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MichaelL
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service started out good but faded as the table seemed forgotten. Food was good but not especially memorable in a city filled with good restaurants.

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HowardH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Food and a wonderful waiter made for a great evening. It can get a bit loud but the overall atmosphere makes up for the noise.

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JaniceJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The gumbo was not up to standard. It was super dark and the taste of flour was overpowering.

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Larryj
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good food decent service noisy as always my daughter was surprised they changed the French fries.

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vipKatiew
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Oysters and burger were tasteful. They accommodated my 6 year old who brought legos to play with and put us in a booth. We haven’t eaten there is awhile and wanted to try it again. We will go back.

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MichaelK
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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vipYummy
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oyster happy hour is outstanding. Half priced beer, and $1 oysters on the half shell cannot be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I visited this place because of the reviews and wasn’t disappointed. Only bummer was I located hair in my food. When I notified the server, he took care of the problem on the spot. I had the southern breakfast and my boyfriend had shrimp & grits, the food was amazing. Definitely would visit again.

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and roasted chicken were fantastic. Our waiter, Adam, was great. The rest of the staff were very friendly.

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Perfect
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The oxtail is ragout brings back to this restaurant. The front of the restaurant is crowded and busy, so I prefer to sit in the back by the kitchen. Even for a business lunch, that provides a much better experience.

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Squisita
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was spotty. Food was pretty good but not exceptional by New Orleans standards. It was so loud it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

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vipColumbusMom
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had dinner for two last night and it was all right. Great vibe (but noisy) and a lovely space. We had just gotten our drinks when our food showed up (super fast), leading me to believe it was assembled vs. cooked. We both got shrimp dishes, which we small and had shrimp that was smaller than expected for $26. Our server rushed us throughout, taking one plate away while the other diner was still eating, immediately bringing the bill, and coming to pick it up before we had even touched it. Oddly, the table next to us had been incredibly delayed. The manager was out multiple times to apologize & check with them, but we only saw her back. Based on the ratings, we expected more than ok.

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Ccefalu
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We had a lovely meal, the bbq oysters were really good. The seafood gumbo was very flavorful & loaded with seafood. It was not hot but warm, we chose not to say anything because it was very busy & we are all doing our best right now. The bread pudding is over the top good! I also really appreciated the hostess who accommodated my seating change.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience with great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, love the food..

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DalilaB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

I went here for our anniversary dinner. Big mistake. The food was basic, it super loud, and people were using vamp pens in the dinning room. It was so loud I could barely hear my husband across from me. I had the trout and it was dry and over cooked. Did not enjoy myself at all.

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vipKimberlyn
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was my son’s birthday. Steak was amazing. Brussels sprout dish was unique. Wine was good. Service was ok

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JohnC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great! Service not so great. Took forever for the waiter to come back to the table, waited for our meals, waited to drinks, waited for the check and the waiter never came by once to check if we needed anything.

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Flocomotion
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luke is my favorite spot for reliably delicious seafood. Love that they offer oysters from other regions, as well!

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ShayWes
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Honestly wasn’t impressed at all, my first time in New Orleans and can’t seem to find the great food, everyone talks about

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food.

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Broketraveler2
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious! We had the oysters, swordfish and Brussels sprouts!! Service was excellent, food was taking a bit but didn’t mind, we understand patience is needed with some restaurants severely understaffed at this time. But they offered us a complimentary drink which was really nice! Great energy here and would highly recommend

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chrisk
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood Plateau was excellent.

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ReginaC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and the food came out very quickly. The food was delicious, but very salty. Go during happy hour (5pm-6pm) for the best value on drinks. They do have a kids menu, and I would consider this restaurant very kid friendly. It can get very loud, so I would not come here if you are looking for a quiet dinner.

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vipthorn
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Sketchy service, not bad just not very functional. Team service like this means that no one knows what is going on with your table. Had to ask three times for the oysters. The very kindly service manager seems to be holding it all together for the team. We went for brunch and room is so yuck in the daylight with the lights turned all the way up like you are in a Walmart. You really see how worn the finishes have become, we have been for dinner with the lights turned down and the room is much more pleasing. We ate through almost the entire brunch menu - a few things with mentioning : the cinnamon roll sounds interesting and delicious on the menu with tomato in it but really it is just a big cinnamon roll nothing special, we ordered the pate but it never came so we don't know, blue crab au gratin was ok but obviously made with low quality canned pasteurized crab so sad they didn't use local blue crab meat what a missed opportunity to save a few dollars as we would have gladly paid a few dollars more for quality, the cocktail shrimp were a miss as they again were obviously farmed and had zero shrimp flavor the cocktail sauce and remoulade served with it were also pretty flavorless, the BBQ oysters were fresh but the topping was DISGUSTING, the tuna tartar was fresh and delicious and well seasoned so good with the shrimp crackers they serve with it, the croque madame was stacked and loaded with good ham and perfectly cooked, the bright spot of the meal was the Sausage and Pimento cheese patty melt - it was so good and something unique. All told - Luke is a miss, it is fine for a hotel restaurant if it is pouring rain and you want to stay in, otherwise go to one of the amazing restaurants nearby and have a brilliant meal instead. Also, you might want to do some research about the chef John Besh, as the stories we heard from the server made us very uncomfortable supporting the restaurant of such a person.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She knew the menu very well and was every personable and entertaining

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff!

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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 4.5 stars by 7247 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.