Luke

4.5
7243 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
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience with great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, love the food..

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DalilaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food.

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Broketraveler2
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood Plateau was excellent.

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ReginaC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff!

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. I had the Shrimp and grits. Grits were amazing but I was not expecting shrimp creole on the top. I prefer a less tomato sauce or a barbecue shrimp but it was good. I like was on my bucket list. I did enjoy everything. P

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KingaR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food. Outstanding oysters. Quality wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Loved the atmosphere

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated like royalty! Entire wait staff was outstanding from Richy Rich through the rest of the wait staff. Made us feel like we were the most valued customers in the restaurant! And that was just the beginning. Food was to die for! From oysters straight on through dessert and beverages! I am already dreaming of my next trip to New Orleans and eating at Luke!!! Oh my... will dream about it till I have the pleasure of dining there again!!🥰🥰🥰

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible. Drinks are great, food is excellent!

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RobB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was attentive and excellent overall. The grilled brussel sprouts with hint of jalapenos was excellent as were the PJ oysters on the half-shell. Salads were huge - we had to leave alot. Perhaps server should suggest guests share a salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good.

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Kat08
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great and the drinks were great as well. Service just needed a little help. It was clear the bar forgot our second round of drinks and they both came when we were almost done with our meal. Secondly, it took a little while for the waiter to pick up our check. Even with these minor issues, we would still come back as the food was good and service overall was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

SH
vipSusanH
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch at Luke's! Its such a quaint place and the food and service was amazing. I would highly recommend and will definitely be back next time I'm in NOLA.

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Aims
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was super nice. Food was good. They have a picture of crab legs on their website so we were some what expecting that to be on their menu but it wasn't. We got to sit at a table next to the kitchen window so it was neat seeing the chefs cook.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Meh. I can see why people say the things they do. Very chain hotel restaurant vibe.

MT
MikeT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good food. Needs to be on list while in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Always good, sad they didn’t have the duck

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AlanA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This would be a good lunch place but is too loud for a nice dinner. Very good food and service though.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Our waitress was wonderful and the cocktails were good. I was excited about the food - the menu sounded great - but it was all subpar (we ordered oysters, one app, and 4 entrees). Mine tasted strangely of kerosene .

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GardenGirl
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have always enjoyed going to Luke when we are in New Orleans. Our experience this visit was less enjoyable than previous visits. We did not receive our appetizer until after our meal and only because we reminded them. We did not see our original server again after he took our order. We were also not checked on after we received our food. However, the food was great and the atmosphere was pleasant.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

In a city where food is amazing and affordable, this is overpriced and lower quality than you can find elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interview breakfast.

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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 7243 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.