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Central Business District
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333 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3141 (Poydras)
+1 504-378-2840
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Luke for the first time on a Friday night with a group of 6 for a bachelorette party. We shared fried oysters and the brussel sprouts as appetizers and both were impressive. Cocktails were delicious and strong. I had the drum fish as an entree which was good just didn't stand out but others at the table were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great brunch! Crawfish beignets were really flavorful with a perfectly blended mimosa to wash them down. Service and atmosphere was exceptional and elegant. Omelette was perfect.

Thank RainCitiGirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was great! I appreciated the ability to enjoy 5 star food and service in a place that is still casual enough that the kids could enjoy as well. It was a little noisy at lunchtime but that was fine for us. While everything was fantastic, I highly recommend the crawfish bisque.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends had met John Besh at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival so we had traveled to New Orleans for a "John Besh Restaurant Tour" Two years ago. What a great weekend, but my wife and I had to leave early and didn't make it to Lüke. I got to make up for that yesterday. Started with a French... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was a great restaurant. we went for brunch before going to a play at the Saenger. The service was good and efficient. the atmosphere is great.

Thank 56pattyp
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent!!! This place is great. It is our first restaurant to visit in NOLA and I would come back! Melanie was our waitress and she was awesome. We ordered totally on her recommendations. We were not let down.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went several times for breakfast, lunch, Each trip was a gastronomical delight. Great fresh food with outstanding service. The Kenya coffee is to die for, and the portions are all so large. Go several times and enjoy !

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and service was wonderful...would definitely recommend this restaurant...the dessert was terrific...fried,oysters...or any oysters perfect

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dinner at Luke was outstanding. The rabbit and chicken liver pate was fabulous. Then the grilled amberjack. The fish was perfectly done but almost overshadowed by the fennel camponata and the fried eggplant. To finish, the strawberry tartlet with a delightful buttermilk sorbet and Irish coffee served in a coffee cup not a mug. Great, friendly New Orleans service.

Thank Frank C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped at Luke’s as we saw it when walking to Layfette Square. What a great find off the beaten path of the French quarter on St. Charles. We were a party of four and were turned off a bit when seated in their back room overlooking the kitchen, as the front of the restaurant clearly had tables open. However, this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
German, French, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130-3141
  • Public Transportation: St. Charles Street Car Line
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-378-2840
Luke New Orleans is Besh's homage to the grand old Franco-German brasseries that once reigned in New Orleans. Luke offers an extensive French, German, and Belgian beer selection, including three exclusive house brews [custom-made in Louisiana]. The cuisine is unaffectedly Old World, using slow and traditional cooking techniques. The wine list features reds and whites from the Loire, Alsace, and Savoie regions, as well as Badischerwiens of Germany. Since opening in 2007, Luke has been hailed by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, and The Times-Picayune Lagniappe, which awarded Luke an impressive three bean-ranking for its "disarmingly home-spun culinary touches and broad-shouldered dishes that satisfy something more than just an appetit."

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Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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