Luke for Dinner..your thoughts?
I have gone through the previous threads and I realize there are mixed feelings about Luke. We will be in NO in April and are looking for casual spot for dinner on Thursday with good friends. Last year was Jaque Imos and that was fun but certainly not earth shattering from a food perspective, IMO. We will be hopefully 8 in party and we are lively, drinking, eating. maybe somewhat "loud, but courteous to those around us" group of 45 year olds......that love to have fun. Luke's location is perfect for us since we are staying on Magazine and will probably head to Frenchmen area after dinner and the menu looks really, really good. Let me know your thoughts, especially the locals........I was also considering Cochon but.....
We have never had any but the best results @ Luke; food, atmosphere and service. The oysters are consistently top-drawer, the small plates and salads a joy, and the entrees and daily specials always please. They easily accommodate groups of your size (and larger) - let us know your thoughts if you go.
Go to Luke
start w/ some P&J's oysters, pâté of Louisiana rabbit and duck livers, and moules et frites
finish w/the choucroute maison of housemade sausages and slow cooked Berkshire
pork belly, cochon de lait, and knuckles
if you want a burger: made of local Charolais beef, Allen Benton’s bacon,
onions and Emmenthaler cheese with housemade fries
or depending on which day, check out the daily specials.
I took my out of towners for New Years Eve last week and had a great night. We opted not to get drinks outside of some wine as we were doing drinks afterwards at the Swizzle Stick. However, the corn and crab bisque, redfish meniere topped with lump crab and the vanilla cake were outstanding. 2 in my party had the burger which both said was one of the best they'd ever had. Were were one of the smaller parties in the joint and all tables big and small appeared to be getting taken care of nicely. One suggestion, get a table by the kitchen, as it was less in the line of traffic as the tables in the bar area.
sorry, not a local, but we loved Luke when there last summer
only caveat is that there is not much choice for vegetarians, and a good proportion of the meat dishes are a bit out there into non-traditional items - everybody needs to be pretty food adventurous or will be stuck with not so many choices
Also not a local but have been to NOLA many times. Ate at Luke last spring. Food was very good, loved the pates! Service was only okay but food made up for it. Definitely planning to return there when next in NOLA.
Had a great girls' night out at Luke a few months ago. the Rabbit Liver Terrine, thd Griller Boudain Noir, and the Moules Frites spilt between two of us had us both full. We also shared a split of Rose and each had a French "75". It was a great meal with wonderful service. The kitchen staff was even nice enough to split the Moules into two different cast iron pots.