Luke

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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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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the Jalapeño Cheese Grits and Shrimp. They are by far the best ever. I’ve had this dish in the Carolina’s and Georgia and Jake dish surpasses all.

EY
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great good. Location and lots of fun

TJ
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Luke has traditionally been one of my favorite restaurants. I visit at least 2x per month and generally it is a flawless dining experience. But (I know you could sense the but was coming)

Much has changed. The bar tenders on my most recent visit alternated between ignoring my party and being smart alecks. While the food was good, one item was served incomplete. Upon highlighting this for one of the bartenders, she neither apologized nor corrected. She appeared to take note but did absolutely nothing. When attempting to close out our tab, the other bartender simply adjusted the sale...no attempt at satisfying us, no apology.

This is simply not the Luke I knew and loved. I hope they return to their prior quality of service and food. I miss you old Luke.

JM
Mississippi
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful food and drinks, wonderful service as always!

CW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Food was amazing. Fun culture and great food.

j
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved everything we had. Went for Restaurant Week and the Soft shell crab was cooked to perfection. Service was perfect. Loved it.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

loud but its New Orleans with Monday night football at the dome!
excellent happy hour value!

NB
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

They knew they would have a busy crowd because of the football game, and they did not have enough servers, or cooks, because the waiters had too many tables and the food was VERY slow coming out and was OFF.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place to eat prior to going to a Saints game!

JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The bisque was a little bland. Other than that, food was pretty good.

N
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

2 hours for dinner, on a night where the restaurant was about 1/3 full, and one of the 2 people in our party had a bowl of soup and a salad. ("Oh, sorry, the kitchen must have lost your ticket," offered one of the waiters. And the food was . . . fine. Generic-ish modern food.

EC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was so good. Celebrated 2 birthdays!! Service was great ❤️❤️ going back again!!!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a recommendation from our Uber driver, We loved the place, amazing oysters, great service, reasonable prices. We recommend.

A
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luke is one of our favorite places to eat in New Orleans, we go there every year when we visit the area. Great happy hour deals on drinks and oysters. Get the Blue Crab Gratin appetizer - you won't regret it! All of the food blew our expectations out of the water. We will definitely be back again.

ML
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only food item we disliked was the bread. Oysters were great. Pork Schnitzel was good. Our favorite thing was the excellent bread pudding. We will return during our next NO visit.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesse, was a fabulous waiter!

DB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, knowledgeable staff, friendly hosts. This restaurant has is all. My waitress, Savanna, was a delight. The food was a grand slam.

LU
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We have been coming to Luke for years. Waiter took care of a bigger party before us. We came for my daughter’s birthday. We let them know ahead of time. Had to ask twice for them to bring dessert. They didn’t bring soft drinks until I had to ask for them.

T
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Had a very slow and long service. Table space is very tiny and seating is very tight. When arriving, expect a long wait for service.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a reservation for 7. We were sat promptly upon arrival. We had two wait staff. The man was very funny and attentive. They were pretty busy. It took a while to get appetizers, but the were very good when they got to our table. The Brussel sprouts got to our table a little cold. Best shrimps and grits I’ve ever had!

OT
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service staff! The food is great, fresh seafood with an amazing raw bar. Definitely worth a visit.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I were visiting New Orleans and decided to have brunch at Luke (I had eaten dinner there on a previous trip). Just a few minutes walk from our hotel near the French Quarter, we were really pleased with our experience. Our server was friendly and funny, the service was fast, and the food was excellent! I highly recommend the chicken and waffles and stuffed French toast!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service , good value.

HW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and drinks were impeccable!! Soft shell crab, Brussels sprouts and bread pudding are my favorites. My daughter has celiac so I told them she could not have the fries because they are contaminated with other gluten items. But our server said they could fry them separate!! So she got to eat the best French fries in the world!! That is what I call service. Thanks NOLA:)

SL
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Very good food. Gumbo was superb.

d
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server asked how everything was... I suggested that for a Shrimp dish in a sauce (Shrimp & Grits) it would make more sense for the tails to be removed. It's not a Shrimp Boil after all. What I got back was attitude. Food was good, but not outstanding. I had expected more. Oh well

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food during COOLinary

JR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matthew checked on us often- great job. Our friend Lizzie runs a fine establishment.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with great service
The seafood tower was wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lady night out on vacation

k
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s good for all occasions. Great New Orleans food and drink, and classic decor.

W
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Service slow. Had to flag waiter down to get another drink.
Food came cold. Sent back and cane back barely warm.
Waiter didn’t write down orders so my daughters burger came out wrong.
Will not b returning

GW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very authentic, great taste of Cajun cuisine ! Happy hour was truly happy with the the signature Gentily Gin cocktail. My wife enjoyed the shrimp and grits while I had the best drum I’ve ever eaten! Not to mention the amazing tuna tartare!

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Service was slow, selections were poor, food was awful. The first bad meal I have ever had in New Orleans

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pictures do not do this restaurant any justice. If I ever return to New Orleans, this restaurant will be on my list to revisit. Food was great from the beginning which was the fried oysters all the way to dessert. Oysters were never a dish I particularly liked but this restaurant changed my mind. Restaurant decor was truly pleasant to sit in. Richard was excellent with recommendations. We absolutely loved him. He is a true jewel to Luke. It's all about memories and this is one I will never forget.

JC
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual, friendly atmosphere. Excellent food, well prepared and presented. I will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Their food selection could have been more diverse. Not all the flavors came together as expected in a dish.

LT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luke’s was a fabulous cuisine experience! We had shrimp and grits, pork schnitzel, and grilled tuna. Our Crispy Brussel Sprout appetizer with bacon was divine!
Our servers, Matt, Jesse, and Ronald were wonderful - just the right level of attentiveness mixed with great senses of humor.
Tonya, the front end Manager on duty, was so gracious and welcoming! She and her crew helped make our first time visit to Luke’s so special!
Thanks to all, Leslie, Laura, and Mary Helen from NC!

m
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! Great atmosphere too! Blue crab sub gratin! Absolutely amazing! Great

KB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time at Luke. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious!

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