Bar, Eatery

333 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130-3141
United States

(504) 378-2840 | map

Notes: Offers a small selection of beers, plus 3 house beers custom-brewed for them by Heiner Brau: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/11361

Lüke Fru (a very young beer, perfectly suited for the raw bar), Lüke Export (a golden pilsner with a nose of Austrian hops), and Lüke Alt (an aged pilsner in the Düsseldorf style, best for the menu's meatiest dishes).
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

I had the two house beers, which were just average. they had a decent number of other beers as well.

the service was top notch, as expected at a nice place. only downside to the vibe is that it was very loud.

hot damn the food was amazing. best shrimp and grits I've ever had.

Jul 30, 2015
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Gavage from Nevada

4.44/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

This place is a classic old-style fishhouse styled restaurant with loads of dark woods and tiles. The bar is big and can seat about 15, but on the corner of the bar is a seafood display that will get your mouth watering. Some oyster shuckers work behind the bar too. Tables are a bit cramped on the floor by the bar, but more spacious in the back dining room, which has a nice view into the kitchen.

There were 6 beers on draft - 3 brewed for them and Stella, Harpoon, and Parish Brewing's Canebrake. There were 12 bottles on the list that had beers from Brooklyn, Anchor, St. Arnold, Shipyard, and Abita. I had the house altbier which was good.

Service is top notch here as expected in a more upscale restaurant, and the food was extremely good and satisfying. We enjoyed frog legs, gumbo, burgers, and rib eye steak.

If you want to get out of the French Quarter and enjoy some great food with a decent beer selection this should be on your list of places to visit.

May 13, 2014
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Cocktailsntomas from Louisiana

3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4

Hopped over here on whim with a friend. Food was outstanding. Beer selection a bit slim but all was tasty. Heiner Brau is a lovely set and worked well with the food we ordered which was a selection of pate, presskopf, & rillette; as well as a very lovely burger.

Mar 14, 2014
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Yetiman420 from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in for happy hour on the walk from the French Quarter to the Superdome for the Sugar Bowl.

The 25 cent P&J oysters were the best oysters I've ever had. Not to mention 12 of them for $3. The wife had a roasted beet salad and frites.

I sampled all three house brews, Mardi Gras fest beer (cream ale), blonde, and amber, and a Spaten Optimator. The only beer that appealed to me was the blonde. Not a cream ale fan at all.

The other taps were Stella and Schneider Weisse.

This is easily the most upscale and nicest beer-forward establishment that I've been to in New Orleans. Since it was happy hour (3-6), our bill was a measly $31.

Jan 05, 2010
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Redrover from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Located in the Hilton, Luke's has great old world charm. It looks well worn with scuffed hardwood floors, wood walls and a nice back bar.

There are two rooms that make-up the space. There is a bar room in front and a dining room with an exposed kitchen in the rear.

The bar sits about 12 and they have nice display of iced oysters, shellfish, etc to whet your appetite.

They have a great happy hour. It runs everyday from 3 to 6 and includes 25-cent oysters and 1/2 price beer.

Speaking of beer, they offer 8 beers on tap including three "house" options (I went with the tasty seasonal Marzen). The bottled list includes a heavy does of European (primarily Belgium & German) & US Micro options. Tap beers were regularly priced at $4.50.

The service was incredibly friendly but pretty slow. I was in no real hurry, but may have been frustrated if I was really thirsty...

The food is fantastic. While they have some local dishes, the menu is definitely bistro focused. Portions are decent sized and the sides are fantastic.

I will be back to visit next time I'm in NOLA.

Dec 21, 2009
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RustyDiamond from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

With a baby boy at home named Luke, we were immediately intrigued walking by yesterday. And when learned this was a John Besh restaurant, we put Luke on the radar.

Lump crab asparagus omelette with fromage blanc. So light, so fresh and flavorful. Kelly chose the chicken & waffles, accompanied with a side of local mayhaw syrup and a side of Benton Farms bacon, mushroom, onion gravy. The perfectly fried buttermilk chicken breast with gravy was a homerun.

Pretty good, clean beer list for this food forward bistro. Grimbergen, Schneider Weisse, Stella & 3 house made brews on tap. Over 30 in the bottle...lots of Belgians.

The service was very good. We walked I around 1040 and the hostess said they were now serving lunch. We thought about leaving, but were

Jun 19, 2009
Lüke in New Orleans, LA
Place rating: 4 out of 5 with 12 ratings