Emeril's Delmonico
Emeril's Delmonico

Emeril's Delmonico

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-delmonico
  • Phone: 5045254937x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday only, 11:30am -2:00p
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 6:00p-9:00p; Fri-Sat, 6:00p-10:00p (We are happy to extend our regular hours to accommodate your group or private event.)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Scanio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Piano Player Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Erato Street
  • Public Transit: Streetcar stop at Erato Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary, secure valet parking adjacent to restaurant
A word from Emeril's Delmonico
Located on the famed St. Charles street car line in the lower Garden District, Emeril’s Delmonico has been a New Orleans tradition since 1895. Today, Chef de Cuisine Anthony Scanio continues Chef Emeril Lagasse’s signature style of “New New Orleans” cuisine, while adding influences from the diverse cultures that helped shape the Creole tradition. On the menu, it’s not uncommon to find ingredients from the Caribbean islands, such as crisp plantains, along side more classic Creole dishes to create a wholly unique dining experience. You’ll find New Orleans originals, such as oysters Bienville and fresh fish meuniere, as well as new favorites—a chorizo-stuff pork loin, dry-aged duck breast, and of course, sumptuous, dry-aged steaks. Delmonico features nightly starters, soups, entrée, and dessert specials and a seasonally changing menu based on local and regionally available meats and produce.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Emeril's Delmonico reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (189)romantic (140)fit for foodies (122)notable wine list (100)neighborhood gem (62)good for groups (50)scenic view (17)hot spot (13)great for lunch (12)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • I love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have been here three or four times now, and it is my favorite place to go for steak. Why? It does in-house aging. I have not been to Morton's or Ruth's Chris because when I've been in those establishments, they felt too... commercial. I like Delmonico because it is quiet; the servers are all wonderful; the service is outstanding; and the food is soooo delicious. The price? I believe it is fair, but again, this is the only place I patron for steak.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice atmosphere a bit pretentious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    If you go for dinner I would think service would be attentive. When I ordered just 2 appitizers and a $20 french pressed coffee with no liquor the service level dropped dramatically as if it was not worth their while to serve me.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delmonico
    turtlediva
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Impeccable service. I will be dreaming about the crab remick until I have it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The service was exceptional, a little over the top. Ordered the bone in ribeye, and frankly, for the amount it cost, it was not very good. Had gristle running through the middle and was a little tough. Disappointing as I was really looking forward to a great meal!
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  • Not great if seated in the back.
    Klamorama
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had heard from a foodie couple that this place was on their top five of all time. Not so for us!!! They seated us at the back of the restaurant in what felt like a hall way. Service was brusque and somewhat rude, and food was less than spectacular. We will not go back for these prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, watch out for seating
    mwsnola
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great and the service was impeccable. But my one complaint is where we sat in the restaurant. Apparently if you book reservations online, they put you in the back part of the building through the kitchen into what seems like a new addition to the space. While it is quieter, it is also away from the more vibrant scene in the front of the house (music, bar scene, street viewing). The ambiance is much worse in the back of house than in the front.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • West Coast Traveler
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This place is one you shouldn't miss when traveling to New Orleans. Right on Saint Charles Ave and very close to the French Quarter and downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    E4scott
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was absolutely amazing. The menu items were excellent and the service was better than I have experienced anywhere else! Great experience and great food.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's fair
    Vanna
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was a very nice experience dining at Emeril's Delmonico. The ambiance was nice and romantic. The food was just ok, I was disappointed because I've dined at Emeril's in Miami before and the good was delicious, not like in New Orleans, very plain and tasteless. I hope it was just a bad day, hopefully it will be better for you, come here on special occasion. It's nice and romantic. He service was superb though. Very pricey...warning:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Next level feast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went here for my birthday with a group of 8 friends. Had a late dinner due to late arrivals to our group. We were truthfully treated like family. Service was amazing with no issues somehow with a three hour dinner that we chose to partake in, it was a rare gem for someone who eats out daily. Amazing dry aged ribeye and
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit
    heartofdixieland
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were fortunate to go during Restaurant week and try one of the 3 course specials. The flavors were fresh and very enjoyable and the portion sizes were very adequate. It was a wonderful meal with attentive waiters and a great atmosphere. Not too formal or stuffy just elegant and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal and service
    BobR
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was superb and the service was excellent, very little to improve upon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service
    Jane
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Tried Emeril's Delmonico for the first time, I must say that the staff was very friendly. Catered to our every need, was kind of slacking in some points but their friendliness made up for it. Their suggestions were also very helpful when asked about the wine list/ cocktail list and food suggestions. I would definitely recommend this for people who want to enjoy some good food and a pretty moderately quiet setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place has deteriorated
    JimlikesfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was mediocre . Service slow and they mixed up our order. I had been there a few years ago and loved it. I would never return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tourist Trap
    Stex
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Emerils cannot keep relying on his good name any more The food was medicate at best. Gooey gumbo, bland quail, and gulf fish that was over spiced. Every time I took a sip of water , the water boy rushed over and topped it off. It was ridiculous ! Lense us alone to enjoy dinner. Out waiter could hardly pronounce thr specials and sounded like he memorized it. We live in NOLA and I have not fined in one if his restaurants but decided to try it during restaurant week. Lathe groups of loud tourists did not help. My advice is go smaller and local.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    service was rushed, appetizer was just palatable, entree flavorless,desert one bite and left it,and warm instant coffee in what was once a great reataurant???
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fabulous
    Pierre
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Gets a 5 star ratings. The food was off the charts and so was the service. The bone in Ribeye cooked RARE was absolutely perfect. Well done. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that food comes to the table to all people AT THE SAME TIME. There's a differentiator.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • A bit disappointed.
    JoSuTa
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We visit New Orleans often and have had meals at Emeril's, Nola, and Delmonico. Emeril's has been excellent, we have enjoyed many dinners at Nola, and loved out first visit to Delmonico. Unfortunately, our last visit was something of a disappointment. There was nothing "wrong" with the meal, but we both felt it was rather ordinary and not up to the standards we've come to expect.
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  • Been years since we have eaten here
    LouisianaFood1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It did not disappoint. Just as good as I remembered (if not better) and the service is outstanding. I had a steak and my husband had a fish special. Both were outstanding. Don't miss out on the brussel sprouts and banana cream dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    BonTemps
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. As soon as we walked through the door, all throughout dinner, it was just amazing - the service, the atmosphere, the food. All of it. Amazing. I'd definitely recommend Delmonico's and have! The interior is attractively neutral, calm; the ambience is romantic, but it's a great spot for non-dates, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honeymoon Dinner at Delmonico
    Tlove311
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I chose to dine at Delmonico while honeymooning in New Orleans and we were overwhelmed by our experience. Upon walking in, every server nearby greeted us. We were quickly seated at our private booth and immediately greeted by 4 servers who took care of us like royalty. The food and service was impeccable! If you're looking for a place to experience what customer service is all about while eating some of the best food in the city, do yourself a favor and dine here.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Marcy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were 3 couples celebrating milestone birthdays and anniversaries and visiting New Orleans for the first time. We wanted to visit one of Emeril's restaurants and chose Delmonico. We took the short cable car ride from our hotel and weren't disappointed. We all ordered different appetizers, dinners and desserts and everyone loved it. No complaints at all. Staff was courteous and helpful. Ambiance was great. Since it was a Saturday night, there was soft music which we could hear in the downstairs dining room. All in all a very nice dining experience. The only thing that would have made it better was if Emeril himself had shown up as we heard he was in town and had been there a few nights recently. Oh well, next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak I've had
    Breezy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I've had my share of good steaks and this bone in rib eye with 3 different sauces blew them out of the water. Great service. Delicious food. Only reason ambience got 4 stars instead of 5 is because the tables are very close. We were downstairs and got to listen to a great piano player play and sing. Pork entree was very tasty and the red snapper special was good as well. Really enjoyed this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • house wine
    nohousewine
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    No house wine? Suggest they take a brand name to use as house wine or offer a sample to make it a personal house wine for the specific customer. Suggest Emeril greet more tables and hire more chefs so he can; and less waiters (unless they were training last Thursday). Restaurant competition is tough even if your famous, espec in NOLA. Manning's Cobb salad was fantastic, check it out. Harrah's was excellent. Both were about $20 each without the "actually we don't have a house wine". We'll see what Vegas and Savannah have to offer.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    Loveatfirstbite
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    From the minute we walked in the front door, we were treated "royally". In addition, the food was perfect, the ambiance sang. Thank you, Emeril and gang, for making our New Orleans trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Emeri has a winner
    gator
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food and service. The Jerk Lamb was excellent as was the duck breast.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special birthday
    joat
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    From reception to leaving an excellent dining experience
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    NOLALove
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had the Taste of spring four course dinner. Everything was wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great Emeril's restaurant
    SunRiseEagleVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was wonderful. From the appetizers to the desserts. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ribeye was below poor. Service good
    Bwilk
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Ribeye was really bad for the price .way too much Sinew and fat compared to most ribeyes. I literally had to work to chew and swallow . I am a steak lover , but was very disappointed. However, my wife loved her filet. The atmosphere was quiet and upscale. The best waiting staff I have ever been around. Everyone there was awesome but unfortunately my main course was bad enough to keep me away in the future more than likely. $50 is too much to pay for a tough steak...
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    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highlight of our New Orleans trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Impeccable. Food, service, the whole experience. My beau and I eat out a lot and have done so in lots of big cities. We agreed our dinner may have been the best we have ever had. Go Emeril and your awesome staff!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambiance lacking on 2nd floor
    weddinganniversarytrip
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Booked reservation for 845 pmSaturday night after reading ad in hotel magazine. Ad stated that this was a creole restaurant with live entertainment. On arrival we were shuttled to 2nd level of restaurant which was lacking ambiance with tables close to each other and bright lights and no entertainment. Requested to be seated at dining room on ground floor as it appeared that there were at least 3 empty tables, however was denied this request with no reason provided. When waiter arrived once again requested if we could relocate to dining room on ground level, however the waiter was very rude and was not willing to even enquire on on behalf. Only after I stood up and walked towards the hostess stand did this waiter attempt to assist.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent all around
    Smitchel66
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We arrived a little early for our reservation and were asked if we wanted to wait at the bar. The wine list was excellent with a wide variety of cocktails as well. When were seated, on time by the way, the staff was extremely trained and very good at their jobs. We had the Taste of Summer. It was a four course small taste of a variety of dishes including dessert. The meal was awesome and the service was precise and excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular! What an experience.
    sabrinahl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was beyond belief! The experience was never to be forgotten. The service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Mrsmebenson
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We are big Emril Legasse fans. After watching him on TV for years, we had very high expectations of his restaurant and food. We were NOT disappointed. Everything was even better than we anticipated. What an amazingly wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience & food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Hands down one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at! Everything we had was superb. I look forward to eating at Emeril's Delmomico each time I visit New Orleans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midweek getaway
    Nolafoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    From the free valet parking to ultra attentive staff to the gluten free advice given to my wife to the 4 course tasting menu with wine pairing We thoroughly enjoyed our stay caption dinner.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    BRmom
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was with a party of 7 for a birthday celebration. We ordered a wide variety of menu items, and were happy with all of our choices. The wine selection was great (Caymus 40 year anniversary cabernet - awesome!); appetizers (charcuterie was incredible...seriously, every bite was better than the last, as well as the best boudin balls I've ever tasted); entrees ranging from fish to steak to pork - all delicious. The only thing I would have skipped the whole evening was the doberge cake dessert, which was actually not like the cake you think of, but some kind of ice cream layered dessert. The bananas foster tableside was incredible. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food, but the other patrons in t-shirts and flip flops definately took away from the fine dining experience and did not fit with the cost of the experience. Felt like we were placed in the anyone welcome, glad to have your business despite your not being dressed appropriately area which was too bad as we are locals, had dressed for a nice meal in a nice place and certainly paid for a fine dining experience.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond 5 Stars
    dweaver
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Staff was amazing! They were so attentive and attention detailed. Food - Well it is Emerl's restaurant. AMAZING!! My only disappointment was that we were seated in the upstairs dinning room and we could not hear the live music.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet