LUKE - New Orleans, LA (Restaurant Review)

by - 8:00 AM

We took a short stroll from Bourbon Street over to LUKE, about 3.5 blocks South of Canal. Make a reservation for this one. The bar and vibe here is modern and clean. The staff = HILARIOUS. Quirky,  eclectic, and witty. 

Now, their raw bar and seafood towers are the most notable. But we opted to look for entrees unique to the restaurant or area. We started with the Crawfish Bisque, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, and Gumbo. 

Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Luke - New Orleans (above). Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo (below).

Now we thought the Gumbo would be the highlight of all three appetizers, but everything was so well executed. The favorite was surprisingly the Crispy Brussels sprouts. If you look closely, there are bits of crumbly cheese, apple and Serrano pepper tossed in with the Brussels. Luke does a fantastic job elevating something so ordinary. I'd go back just for these. We loved them so much, the staff gave us a recipe card.  

Housemade Fries, Luke - New Orleans

Crawfish Bread (front), Crispy Shrimp and Crab Étouffée (top left)

Entree time! We put in an order for:
  1. Housemade Fries
  2. Shrimp and Crab Étouffée 
  3. Jumbo Louisiana Shrimp "En Cocotte"
  4. Crawfish Bread
All great. The fries we could have done without but I enjoyed dipping my fries in the cheesiness of other dishes. The top entree emerged as the Étouffée for me. The crispy rice that they use to make their Étouffée is unlike any other. It gives the classic dish a modern and textured twist. I'm seriously trying to figure out how they got their rice so crispy so I can make like 10 other things with it myself. Don't miss out. Make a reservation. Go to Luke. Arrive early. Get the Crispy Brussels sprouts and the crispy, shrimp and crab Étouffée. Unless you don't like crispy things, then you want to stick with the Crawfish Bisque and Shrimp En Cocotte.

333 St Charles Ave, 
New Orleans, LA 70130

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