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Luke for Dinner..your thoughts?

jck Jan 6, 2009 09:51 AM

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.....
Thanks. JCK

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    Vivi Doom Jan 13, 2009 03:57 PM

    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.

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      foodieBruce Jan 12, 2009 05:55 PM

      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.

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        maple99 Jan 8, 2009 12:01 PM

        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

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          seefoodie Jan 8, 2009 06:30 AM

          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.

          1. edible complex Jan 7, 2009 03:24 PM

            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.

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            1. re: edible complex
              Tonto Jan 7, 2009 06:48 PM

              Luke got off to a rocky start, but all reports confirm that it is where it needs to be.

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              brucec Jan 7, 2009 02:47 PM

              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.

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