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Luke

4.6
5165 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am Mon - Fri, 7am-10am Sat - Sun
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Sat - Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm
TAKE OUT 7am-11pm
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Phone number
(504) 378-2840
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Erick Loos
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Catering
Luke offers a range of private dining options. There is semi-private dining in view of the kitchen which seats up to 24. For receptions or sit down dinners there are four ballrooms that accommodate 190 guests seated or 250 guests reception-style. If you already have an event location in mind, let us bring the tastes of Luke to you. Our team will coordinate delivery, set up and preparation, providing full-service coordination of your event meal. We can accommodate a variety of menu options, creating a unique event that features Luke’s fresh ingredients, Old World cuisine and New Orleans style.
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Cross street
Poydras
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Public transit
St. Charles Street Car Line
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Luke offers a range of private dining options. There is semi-private dining in view of the kitchen which seats up to 30. For receptions or sit down dinners there are four ballrooms that accommodate 190 guests seated or 250 guests reception-style. We can accommodate a variety of menu options.

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What 5165 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very attentive and enthusiastic waiter! Food and cocktails were outstanding.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Happy hour!! Oysters are huge!! All of the food was excellent & our group raved about the choices. Will return when in NOLA!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place to take my out-of-town boss to show him that I understand a little about New Orleans foodie life.

As always, the shrimp and grits were stellar, and the flammenkuchen was a treat.

Boss loved his croque-monsieur, so it was a successful visit.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Our 2nd time at Luke. Great food in a casual bistro setting. Terrific raw bar. Not too fancy, not too expensive.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Loud loud loud. Food was good but service was a bit slow even though it was later in the evening. It was very busy. I wouldn’t try to go without a reservation.

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1.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Arrived to chaotic scene with customers waiting to be seated and host talking on phone. Got seated finally in bar area. Very noisy and busy. - some customers turned away. Waiters were pleasant and food good - not for over 50 crowd.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Had a completely wonderful experience at Luke on a Wednesday afternoon, when I had no difficulty getting a table. Service was outstanding—attentive but not overbearing. The shrimp and grits were superb and the portion was very generous.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The grilled gulf puppy drum was one of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Delicious. We actually ate at Restaurant Luke twice while in New Orleans. The food was excellent. If looking for quiet, ask for the back room. It was a little noisier up front, but not a problem.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Oyster salad was superb and raw oysters plump and sweet. Only reason I gave it four stars was service was good but not special. Seemed our waiter had too many tables and was always rushed. Sat next to the bar and Noise level was high. Ask for a table elsewhere and you will be fine.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The staff is GREAT!! We went there 3 times while we were in NOLA for 3 days. Breakfast is beyond awesome. Hamburgers are awesome. The coffee is amazing. GRITS are BEYOND!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food! Great place!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food with fast & friendly service.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I simply do not understand how this restaurant gets such high marks in such a fabulous food town. From the poorly shucked oysters (8 of two dozen were badly mangled), to the Tuna Tartare whose impossibly small portion was served inelegantly in a a dirty glass (I sent it back), to the fried oysters at least two of which included parts of the shell, to my salad that featured soggy lettuce that was crudely dressed (almost no dressing in some spots and horrendously drenched in others) to the wait staff -- who although exceptionally nice AND professional, were all wearing "white" jackets that looked like they had not been washed in weeks.

Was Luke bad? No. Was it good? Not even close. Should guests demand a LOT more for their money in a city that is literally awash with great places to eat -- absolutely.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very nice restaurant and breakfast menu. Service was spotty. Fast on the food service, slow on coffee refills.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

That was an excellent breakfast !

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I've eaten at this restaurant several times when in town and have never been disappointed. The food was fantastic with a real attentive waitstaff. Cant wait to dine there again.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love this restaurant! The food and is always wonderful. Love the pate and the Brussels sprouts for appetizers. Fabulous raw bar and our favorite waiter Gary always takes excellent care of us!!!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The wait staff was abrupt, poorly timed and surly. I attribute that to poor training and supervision. Food quality was very good.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Big flavors of large portions make Luke a go to Seafood stop for me while in NOLA.
I highly recommend it.
Tommy Cooper
Lewes, DE

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

So nice. Lovely and very relaxing service and ambience. Food delectable and prices very reasonable. We sat by the kitchen so got to watch the action. A very nice evening

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

This restaurant offered great food and friendly service. My friends and I enjoyed our evening and the shrimp and grits were really good. We split the bread pudding and it was well worth eating desert.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were seated right away. The food was delicious! The service was great. The noise level was a little high but we still enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Service was great. Beautiful day to sit at the bar. The catfish in chili was amazing - spicy but my favorite for sure. I did enjoy the oysters but I thought it was very strange that they did not have any small spoons for the sauces that came with the oysters. I was told to "dunk" the oyster.....kinda strange....

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Luke's turned out to the surprise of NOLA in that the food was amazingly flavorful, handsomely presented and well prepared. Two people had the Shrimp and Grits, one had the salmon and I had the rabbit. Everyone devoured their plates and there was not a drop left. I think this was the best meal of the trip! Do yourself a favor and check this place out. It's a bit out of the fray of the French Quarter, but the people there and the incredible menu make this place worth your time!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fantastic as ever. I had the shrimp and grits, a Russian River Valley pinot and stuffed oysters. superb.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Luke was recommended to us by a lady in our hotel. It was so good we visited twice in our 8 day stay in New Orleans. The service was great and the food amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The food was great as always. I've had Elliot as my server twice. He is so much fun. He adds that little something extra to your dining experience. Luke made me proud to bring my friends there to treat them to a great lunch.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The waiter was amazing. He accommodated us and was very patient with our non foodie friends who weren't expecting to be in such a nice restaurant.

Thanks for exceptional service that was above and beyond anything that we could have asked for or expected. Luke will be at the top of the list for our next trip to New Orleans.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food and service were really good. The brussel sprouts were delicious. Our server was super animated and friendly!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

To be honest, I expected a lot more from the this restaurant. I reserved it a month in advance and upon entering, the lady got my name and we still had to wait about a good 10 minutes after already checking in. Not to mention, there was no one else waiting to be seated after they say a party of TEN ahead of us and we were soaked from the rain.

After being asked by two other staff members if we had been helped yet, even though they were at the desk when we checked in, we eventually got seated.

To be fair, the waiter and the manager acknowledged the issue and took steps to resolve them which we appreciate. Also the food came out in no time at all even though I think that’s because of what happpened. The food itself was nothing to rave about in terms of taste. Presentation-wise it was good.

All in all, I expected more from the experience based off the positive reviews and the menu that I saw well in advance. Is it a bad restaurant? Not at all. Would I recommend? Definitely not. There are too many better places in New Orleans.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service here is better than almost every restaurant in NOLA. The P&J Oysters are a must have! The Rabbit Pate never disappoints and neither does the wine list. Only comment I have is that the Shrimp and Grits were a little too salty, I assume this was just an error and I still will recommend this place to anyone for a nice casual dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Amazing food and service. Recommend the brussel sprouts, and shrimp and grits.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were in NOLA to celebrate my 80th birthday and I wanted to taste just about everything the local restaurants had to offer. I looked at Luke's menu online and saw Slow Cooked Mississippi Rabbit Ragout. I had to have it and it was great. However, the wildest thing happened. We got to talking to the couple that sat down at the table next to us. My wife mentioned my 80th and they congratulated me profusely. The the waitress handed me my check the man at the next table grabbed it out of my hand and insisted on paying it. I protested and he just said "your 80th birthday, that's special" Unbelievable! I'm not saying you would be as lucky but you will not be disappointed with Luke.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great menu, delicious food & friendly, gracious service

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing staff and great prices! Seafood platter was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Was in NOLA for just 2 nights and of course wanted to check out some local eats, I checked trip advisor and Lukes popped, was within walking distance so we decided to have our dinner there... We were pleasantly greeted by staff and noticed a great energy in this place! It was bustling, so make sure you have reservations. The menu was filled with spectacular food choices. I chose and HIGHLY RECOMMEND the shrimp and grits, hubs had the Luke Burger, both were exceptional!! We had a great time, our server, Richie Rich, was a hoot! Really enjoyed the staff, food, and ambience. Check it out, you will not be disappointed! Prices are great as well. Enjoy

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Luke turns out to be the highlight of our trip to New Orleans, and we went back the next day for a second visit. It is located in CBD, slightly outside of the French Quarter, but you can still easily walk here. Or there are many parking lots nearby that offer much cheaper parking compared to the riverside or French Quarter.

Make sure you go during happy hour (3-6pm) and get oysters at 75 cents and fried oysters and a variety of local beer at discount price. Kids were very happy with their kids meal which included mac n cheese, and chicken fingers w/fries. The fried oyster salad was great with bacon and avocados. The rabbit ragout was very delicious also.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Our server was awesome!!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great rabbit and chicken liver confit.

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