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Emeril's Restaurant
Emeril's Restaurant

Emeril's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans/
  • Phone: (504) 528-9393
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: David Slater
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Customize your private party with exquisite food, wine & service.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Todd (504) 595-2221

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Julia Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary, secure valet parking across from the restaurant
A word from Emeril's Restaurant
From its first day, Emeril's Restaurant & the multitalented man who reinvents it with every meal became the focus of ecstatic praise. A decade after Emeril's Restaurant exploded onto the culinary scene, Emeril's has evolved & transformed itself for the 21st century by updating its flagship restaurant. Completed in 2000, the innovative details reflect the significance of the warehouse district location, new New Orleans cuisine & Emeril’s extensive wine list. The Food Bar is framed by a tapestry of glass encased spices showcasing the bold & creative flavors that Chef Emeril features. Emeril's state of the art kitchen is visible from the main dining room. Although walk-ins can be accommodated, reservations are highly recommended. Our dress policy is casual with no sleeveless shirts for men, no hats or flip flops. David Slater, Chef de Cuisine, and Kevin Delaune, General Manager, are dedicated to providing you with that memorable dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "It is safe to say that up until now this is probably the best meal I have ever eaten at a restaurant. Be warned, it's not for those with a tight budget. The meals are pricey and so is the (quite extensive) wine list. Save this place for a special occasion or for a night out in NOLA if you're visiting. We were told by friends to sit up at the service bar and this was an excellent recommendation. I suggest if you are going there to do the same. The chefs talked with us and we were able to watch each masterpiece of a meal being plated. If we had been sitting at one of the other dining tables I could see us contemplating the real worth of the meal. But after the overall experience we had I would definitely say it was worth every penny. "
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Food was wonderful; excellent wine list; service was exceptional. Interesting food combinations..."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Great vibrant restaurant, 5 star food and service! Perfect anniversary dinner"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The staff was extremely friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions were great as well. We had a fantastic birthday celebration. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The only thing that slightly jarred was the over zealous young waiter who leapt in and refilled our water glasses after every little sip. It did get annoying after a while. Otherwise the good and service was fabulous"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is top-notch. Service, food, ambiance, what a great dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I made reservations for three for a business lunch. Everyone got the three-course lunch deal. I got the gumbo, pasta Nero, and sorbet. Everything was delicious. Corn bread was my favorite of the breads. Gumbo had a variety of seafood and balanced by acidity in scallions. Pasta Nero was rich and flavorful, shrimp and pasta were cooked perfectly, accompanying vegetables complimented the rest of the dish. Sorbet had a twist: strawberry and cinnamon, had a hint of anise. Service was prompt and friendly. We never got past half a glass of water. Dishes were presented in unison. The whole thing was slightly longer than their advertised 30 minutes, but we never requested that it be so, so we were fine to take our time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have to say this is my new favorite restaurant. My husband and I were in New Orleans to celebrate our anniversary and we are go glad that we picked the right restaurant for our special occasion. The food was great and service is the top knot. We will definitely come back when we are in town again"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Amazing food, friendly attentive staff and a wine list 68 pages long! We had a wonderful dining experience at Emril's and would definitely recommend it to everyone."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This was our second time here and the first time it was outstanding. Last night was just ok. The food was ok, the service was AMAZING. We will come back, I'm just hoping the food is more on point next time."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The service and food were excellent; however, when we observed the open kitchen we were somewhat concerned. There was a person on the line in the kitchen that had a scraggly beard with a pony tail on the end of it. Several times we observed him pulling out a Gatorade and looking straight out into the dining room drinking it or walking the length of the counter drinking it. We observed another person on the line step to the side and use a cloth to wipe his beard and most likely blow his nose."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Friends and I have eaten here twice before on trips to New Orleans and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food never disappoints. The only negative this trip (and it was minor) was that there was a request for a second on cornbread and it never materialized. The dinner and other service was excellent and we would absolutely go back again."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Wonderful food, presentation and service. We sat at the kitchen bar overlooking the kitchen - only downfall...wishing Emeril had been there :) Took kids with us and they loved watching. Really appreciate chef making special request for the kids."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We had the pork chops and ribeye "cap". Both dishes were outstanding. The service was top notch and our wait staff actually had a personality unlike some of the wait staffs we've had at other high end restaurants. We can't wait to go back on our next trip to New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The good news is the food is good and the venue is pleasant. The service started out well but we waited an HOUR for our entree and had to ask the server to check on it. My husband ordered a beef entree for $42 which he felt was skimpy and underwhelming in quality -- hence seriously overpriced. Also, he requested medium rare and received rare. I ordered a pasta with shrimp and mussels. The shrimp and sauce were very good but there were hardly any mussels and they were tiny. Overall, not good enough to warrant a return visit."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The name speaks for itself: Emeril's is a gem that serves great food at really good prices. Had a 3-course meal for $23. Salad was great, main course had a wonderful spicy kick to it, and dessert was delicious. I would definitely visit again when I go back to New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Emeril's is a wonderful experience with great food, unbelievable service and an energetic ambience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "And I was already expecting a lot! The flavors were exquisite and the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I expected much more at Emerils. The cocktails were excellent as were the service and facility. The food was OK. It wasn't bad or extremely good; just average. I ordered the special for dessert, a chocolate strawberry shortcake. It was so incredibly dry that I couldn't finish despite the chocolate and something else that was sauce-like."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Emeril Lagasse has always been one of my "food heroes," so when I had the opportunity to visit his restaurant, I jumped at the chance. And this restaurant does NOT disappoint! Be sure to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie; it is exquisite!!!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Crowded lobby but once seated we were in a relaxed, pleasant environment. Service and food were excellent. Not the typical celebrity chef/tourist trap I feared. I was a fine dining waiter years ago and with that said I am always critiquing the service. No complaints. We had 9:30 dinner reservations so I expected to be rushed through our meal but that wasn't the case. The check was surprisingly reasonable also. Was the highlight of my weekend in New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The service was outstanding! Everyone went out of there way to make us feel special! All of the food was delicious! Especially the desserts! (Chocolate PB Pie and that pudding in a cup)! The atmosphere was lively, and everyone seemed to be having a great time!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "once again a fabulous meal....whenever we come to new orleans"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I have to say The food was great and very picture perfect. The service was good but I noticed all but a few service people were not smiling. they were friendly but not to many smiles. over all great time for our first New Orleans trip will go back"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "From the moment you arrive at Emerald's, you know you are someone special. Upon arriving at your table the outstanding attention to you and your dining desires begins. The staff is knowledge of the offerings with spot on suggestions for all courses that evening. If you want to experience a true culinary delight, Emeril's is the perfect location. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Waited 20 minutes for reservation. Waiter misunderstood my order. By the time my dish arrived, everyone else was finished. Mine was not worth the wait. 2 of 4 pieces of steak were all fat. Not worth what they charged. Would not go back. Better places in New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This was some of the best food I ate in New Orleans. Emeril definitely comes by his reputation honestly. I'm still dreaming of the boudin appetizer. I will definitely be back next time I'm in New Orleans."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went with a party of four for my sister's birthday. The customer service was excellent and were very friendly. The servers were very kind, welcoming and made my sister's birthday very special. The food was great. The appetizers and entrees came out quickly and we all were greatly satisfied with our meals. I ordered the Petit filet and frites which was very tender and well seasoned and I would recommend it to anyone. Finally, the ambience was very nice. The lighting and décor was amazing and very welcoming. I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or romantic dinner."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We savored every bite from the trio of breads to the last bite of our entre. The pork chop with tamarind glaze and green child mole was terrific. A wonderful balance with the sweet potatoes."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Yes, I am a foodie and watch a lot of food shows on TV. So when I realized I had to go to New Orleans, I wanted to go to Emeril's restaurant. Great food with a variety of options. Attentive waiters. Extensive wine list. I had the drum fish. I didn't even know what drum fish was. It was prepared with delightful claviers and textures."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "First time at Emeril's. Great dinning experience with an awesome meal. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The setting, the food, and the staff were excellent for my birthday except Commander's Palace but it was next to it! The staff said happy birthday to me many times and I felt happy! So thrilled to be there. :) Please, go to Emeril's restaurant and it is worth it! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We've eaten at Emeril's other restaurants in New Orleans and elsewhere. This was the first time at Emeril's and it did not disappoint. Seated promptly, served attentively, great wine list, and an outstanding and memorable meal."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Incredible, beginning to end. Ordered the mussels to start and asked the sommelier to recommend a wine...CHAMPAGNE!!! I was blown away, having never thought that Champagne would be a good pairing. It turns out it wasn't a good pairing, it was perfect! Too bad many of you won't have a chance to meet this boy wonder (the sommelier was only 28), he's being promoted and shipped to a different location. Congrats to him and well deserved. Had the pork chop and refused to stop until it was finished (at a certain point, I was just eating so as not to regret, at a later time, not having another bite). Service was impeccable. Bradley, our server, was attentive but not overbearing. I WILL be going back every time I'm in NOLA."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed the Emeril-quality food, staff and atmosphere. Because of our reservation, we were seated immediately upon arrival."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Second visit (after decade long hiatus), the flagship livres up to his reputation. Pork chop, scallops, banana cream pie, excellence."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Waiting on our table, I was somewhat disappointed in the bar table service(none). Once seated I could not have ask for a more perfect meal . Great service, great food and a great atmosphere. I can't wait to try it again and ask for reservations at the Chef's Food Bar that overlooks the kitchen."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We walked over from the French Quarter and wish we had stayed put. The service was slow, the food took 40 minutes to arrive and we had the pleasure to sit next to a group of 12 that all had to talk at a level so everyone at the table could hear each other. Nothing like having a quiet lunch with 12 strangers who we didn't care to hear their conversations. The food was nothing to write positive reviews about except if they could have cooked the steak correct after two tries it may have been different. We had looked forward to eating here all week and were very disappointed."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This was our second time eating at Emeril's. The other was 3 years ago for lunch. This time we had dinner. The service was impeccable! Every course was delicious! A definite must in New Orleans."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Incredible. Only thing we wanted was to have met emmerill"
    Dined on 4/3/2014