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The Luke Brasserie Bar & Cafe, New Haven, CT

The Luke Brasserie Bar & Cafe

5.0
5
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
Chef Vincent is excited to bring a dynamic contemporary brasserie experience to New Haven.

Chef Vincent has worked with such culinary giants as:
Charlie Trotter, Daniel Boloud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Marcus Samuellson, Rocco Dispirito, Georges Blanc, Paul Bocuse, Michel Geurard, and Stephen Starr.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Cocktail Bar, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (475) 666-8001

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vincent Chirico

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. m

    michaelc

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited the restaurant during their preview opening. All of the dishes are intended for sharing, so since there were 6 in our party, we ordered six appetizers, the featured pasta and one main course. Every dish was excellently prepared and presented and there was enough to satisfy everyone's appetite. Service was professional and the chef visited our table, not only to ensure that we were enjoying our meal, but also to provide a little background on several of the dishes. The location is very convenient to the Yale campus and the atmosphere is great. Overall, an excellent experience.
  2. BB

    BB920

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner and great service!! Loved the entire experience!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in New Haven! Service was impeccable from the moment you walk in until you leave. It felt luxurious! I went with my husband for our anniversary and the chef brought out complimentary dishes. Can’t wait to go back.
  4. c

    cathyj

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and service was impeccable. My only suggestion would be to turn down the music. We did ask our wait person to turn it down which she did but it was a bit too loud for conversation even after she did. Also the techno beat style got repetitive. Some cool smooth jazz would be perfect for your cool setting.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! The food was outstanding- the flavors, textures and temperatures were spot on for every dish. Amazing that the restaurant has only been open 1 week! The service was attentive and friendly, and allowed us to have a wonderful meal over 2 hours. Will definitely return. Look forward to many more meals; the bar for restaurants in New Haven has been elevated.
  6. JT

    JoelT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent experience fantastic food great cocktails and bar
  7. JT

    JoelT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a cool find. Will be back.
  9. C

    Corky

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef and owner was on hand to welcome us and make suggestions. Our server was a mixologist that made amazing cocktails. We loved every dish, savored every bite, and cannot wait to go back. The best dish (and it is hard to choose among many) was the pasta with chestnuts. Inventive, yet simple. Delicious.
  10. P

    Panda206

    Salt Lake City

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Celebration meeting
  11. AU

    AustinUrbanGide

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for the weekend and stumbled upon Luke's. We were greeted with a glass of champagne. We tried as much as we could. The portions were generous for the price. Everything we had was absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend you visit Luke's. You will not be disappointed.
  12. AJ

    AJA13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Vincent and his crew were warm and welcoming! Food was overall delicious. Loved that all plates were made for sharing. The tuna starter in particular was spectacular. Still some kinks being worked out on opening night, but that’s to be expected. We had a fabulous time and will definitely be back!
  13. MM

    MoMo

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Luke Brasseries last night and had a wonderful experience. From being greeted by the owner Vincent Chirico and handed a welcome drink of champagne, to the 5-star service by the entire team, to the delicious food, we couldn't have been happier. After enjoying the warm bread with hints of rosemary accompanied by a light ricotta spread we started with a tuna appetizer which was perfectly seared and delicately sauced. Husband had 4 oysters, then a complimentary dish of cooked clams were presented which were all delicious. For the main we selected the rib eye, medium rare, which was superb. We finished with port and a gelato with strawberries that ended the meal on a light and fresh note. Our only slight criticism was with the music; maybe it's our age but we'd have liked to hear jazz instead of what was playing. HIGHLY recommend Luke Brasserie; we will be back soon!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Generous and delicious meal, every dish was sublime. Wow! Rush to Luke’s for a meal to remember ❤️
  15. RB

    RosalieB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. To be able to get New York cuisine in New Haven is awesome. Small menu but fun take on food. Not stuffy at all. The chef greeted us with champagne and chatted a little. Interesting convo. Brought us to the table. The atmosphere is casual but the food upscale. We didn’t realize it was a soft opening but in our favor the chef sent over other items for us to try. We ordered the steak for 2 i mentioned i like black and blue and that’s exactly how it came house. Better than some steakhouses. Can’t wait to return. Looks like menu may change monthly.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Luke is the best restaurant to hit the New Haven food scene in years! Every item we tried was creative, delicious and beautifully presented, and the cocktails were sublime!
  17. n

    nancy

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The detail that went into each and every dish - absolutely delicious and exquisitely presented. The flavors were so unique yet addicting. Will definitely return.
  18. L

    Lmac

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner! The food was outstanding as well as the service!!! We are looking forward to coming back!
  19. PS

    PaulS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary in every way. A true gem.
  20. C

    Clare

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were lucky to have a sneak peak at The Luke before its official opening. Fabulous!
  21. KT

    KarlaT

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing, great addition to the New Haven food scene. From the excellent food to the great service from the staff. Everything was on point. We where perplexed by the flavors, specially the polenta, it was just incredible. Definitely will go as a regular to this restaurant.
  22. CG

    CGVandFriends

    Atlantic City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience! The service was excellent, and each dish was incredible! Chef Vincent came to our table and described each dish, too! We loved the family style serving because we could have some of several dishes! Highly recommend!
  23. j

    jakthird

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food and the service was impeccable. The space is beautiful and will definitely be back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new place. Seafood was outstanding
  25. JT

    JoelT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience
  26. JL

    JulienL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great discovery. The Chef is friendly. And trust his bio, that says a lot about what the amazing cuisine you'll be savoring there.
  27. MG

    MarkG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lofted, mosaic-tile-floored expanse with a dramatic bar area and open kitchen in the background. We sat at a charming banquet and savored each new dish that arrived. The yellowfin tuna was topped with sizzling oil, the white asparagus was divine with an impossible to put in to words creaminess. The polenta offered a melt in your mouth experience I never knew of before. So very pleased to have had the honor of going
  28. TM

    TraceyM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This just-opened restaurant hit the mark. The mushroom polenta really shines. Service is still working out the kinks, but it is attentive and warm.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Vincent was awesome! Explained the menu and presented the food nicely. Will def go back

FAQs

The Luke Brasserie Bar & Cafe is rated 5 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for The Luke Brasserie Bar & Cafe

261 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-2405

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Cocktail Bar, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Executive chef

    Vincent Chirico

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Wine

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