Luke

4.6
7293 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 7293 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Service was good, food was flavorless

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vipShellyJ
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Good place for celebrating special occasions.

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barbaraf
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Rabbit chicken liver pate was outstanding. moules frites also very good but a bit on the spicy side. staff very overworked and next to impossible to get their attention if you needed something

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to our awesome waiters, Devon & Julian! Great food and great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food very well executed. Great service. Shrimp and grits outstanding.

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MichaelS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was basic but not exciting. Expectations from reviews made it a disappointment but it was okay.

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MichaelR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh seafood, with strong drinks. Very good service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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hollys
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

most delicious meal on our trip- Generous portions. Prepared to perfection. Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Outstanding oysters! Crispy Brussel sprouts to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

An off night. Very busy. Food was good.

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vipNOMo
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been there before. Looks like it’s mostly geared for tourists. Food was ok, not great. Service was spotty.
The usual French bread was hard and cold. They could do a better job with that. My fish was ok but nothing special. Swordfish only choice in New Orleans?? Really, with all the gulf fish available

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always so happy to eat those raw scallops!

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AndreaK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best burger ever! Loved the salad and winter veggies. Great location. Lights were a bit bright for evening.

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viprickh
Dallas
61 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The oyster happy hour is fantastic. Wonderful P&J oysters! Homemade horseradish. Wine list (captains list) is reasonably priced and has everything our group wanted. Servers were professional and fun. It’s a bustling, somewhat noisy place- but a great time on every level.

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BarbaraB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was amazing. Service was awful. Waiter has no business working in customer service. Empty glasses sat for 20 minutes. Order was placed and entered wrong. Disaster and I was a table of 1.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely wonderful for breakfast! We made a reservation via Open Table for 9:45am on a Sunday. Our table was ready the moment we arrived and our server promptly took our order. Everyone from the hostess to the servers clearly cared about providing their customers with top service. For example, midway through our meal, our server replaced my hot tea with a fresh bag and water at no extra charge. The little things! And of course, our food was unreal good. My partner and I split the shrimp and grits with over medium eggs and the chicken biscuit sandwich (two courses for two people). Both are a must! Very fresh, very yummy. Many thanks to Luke for bringing us to life on a rough Sunday morning!

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Traci
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service which is a pleasant surprise post covid dining .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Luke several times when visiting New Orleans. Great food and attentive service.

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CTKD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. The shrimp & grits seemed a little over-seasoned (salty) for my taste, but overall the food was very good. Appetizers and dessert was excellent. Service was attentive. Crowded and very noisy as we sat at a table adjacent to the bar. It's tight in there, but this is New Orleans dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jasmine our server was a great and attentive.The food was good and filling. Great place!

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DavidQ
Yosemite
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. The shrimp and grits was some of the most outstanding food I’ve ever had!

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ReneeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke was terrific. The food was excellent. The wait staff was informative, friendly, and attentive. Great experience. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our servers were excellent, attentive and gave great recommendations! The food was superb! Will definitely recommend to anyone going to visit NOLA.

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CHall
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got there 10 minutes before Happy Hour ended and the server waa kind enough to remind us to get our orders in before it ended. Got a dozen oysters for $1 each and also entrees that left us satisfied, happy, and stuffed! Schnitzel and gumo were great amd we were well attended.

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Teresa
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had shrimp and grits and they were phenomenal. We also had raw oysters, bbq oysters and shrimp etouffee. All the food was wonderful and the service was great. Highly recommend this restaurant

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Eryc
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant, a staple of downtown New Orleans

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vipKellyD
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my anniversary, my first wedding anniversary but it was also the Marine Corps birthday! My bad!

But they made my husband the guest of honor because he showed up in his full mess dress uniform.

We always have a wonderful time at Luke. The food is always superior to anything else in town. Every time.

I have probably eaten there 30 to 40 times and I’ve never had a bad meal or a bad experience.

Truthfully we are huge John Besh fans, all his restaurants are amazing.

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vipDesignergirl
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters for $1 ea! Yay. Best fries ever. Loved the little bonus tastings the servers brought around. Will be dining here again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Luke salad with chicken added was delicious!
Service, however, was lacking. Didn’t see our waiter after food was delivered and we had to ask two different staff members for the check.

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TomD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great. The waiter made excellent recommendations!!!

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vipShannonS
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wasn't impressed with the P&J oysters. I've had dozens down here that were better. Shrimp and grits were on point.

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RichardK
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I ordered shrimp etoufee for dinner taste was OK but portion size was small lunch at best and it was barely warm. My wife ordered the swordfish, which had a nice portion size was tasty but under cooked almost raw in parts.

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vipwillr
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Luke's still holding-serve seven days a week, including brunch, before, during, and soon to be after pandemic times! Sit at the bar if you are a party of one/two/three; burger excellent if you are not a seafood person.

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vipMichaelB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have been in NOLA frequently over the past two months for work. Have dined at LUKE three times. Each time LUKE has offered well-executed, consistent entrees, and the raw oysters have always been super fresh. Save room for the bread pudding or share it with a friend.

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vipGordo
Sacramento
42 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a great time, the bar tenders made us feel right at home and the oyster were fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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TamaraP
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Second time visiting Luke and the food was so good.
Appetizer- Pate was delicious and different, Brussels - superb!
Dinner - My party and I split the Swordfish and the burger and WOW it was good.
Drinks - Pomegranate Cocktail - I had to have two because it was so tasty and refreshing.
All of our food was fresh and very delectable.
I will definitely eat here again!

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AngelV
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary… Let restaurant know ahead of time and they never mentioned or offered a special anything.

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VincenzoT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Oysters were great. Cheese grits were great. Mussels were great. Gumbo wasn’t served hot, it was just barely over warm. Great value during happy hour.

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RebeccaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I took a chance on Luke and we were 100% happy with our choice! I had the best Croque Madame I've ever had; the French fries were hot, crisp, and soft on the inside. My daughter had the southern breakfast with hash browned potatoes, and she loved every bite. The service was friendly and prompt. The ambience was classic French Bistro and surprisingly quiet, despite the full restaurant.

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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 4.6 stars by 7293 OpenTable diners.

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.