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Luke ... or Something Else?


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Luke ... or Something Else?

jaschultze | Feb 1, 2010 11:27 AM

I have been planning a late February trip with my husband and three boys, aged 8, 11, and 13. The kids are good travellers and diners but are not always adventurous eaters (one has said he wants to try gumbo, another has said he is willing to try fried oysters, but really, you just never know).I had made a reservation at Luke the first evening but in a recent thread I saw two disappointing reviews for it and am wondering if I should choose somewhere else to go.

In its favor are that it's a John Besh restaurant, it's casual, there are plenty of plainer things on the menu (burger, croque monsieur), and there is a focus on craft beer, which my husband loves. On the "con" side are the negative reviews, plus the fact that there so many great places to dine in New Orleans.

As a reference point, here are the other spots we are likely hitting on this trip: Drago's, Cafe du Monde, Camellia Grill, Stanley, Jacques Imo, Casamento or Boucherie (choice for the same lunch slot), and we have one other dinner to be determined (Irene's? Ye Olde College Inn?).

So, do I keep it or change it -- and for what??

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