great restaurant!there were four of us and everyone left happy. The service was fantastic! Food was excellent and the wine we ordered was great. Would go again!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMService extraordinaireTho my wife has a very restricted diet, Emerils prepared her a non-menu meal of fish and vegetables that was tasty without being spicy or buttery. This allowed us to enjoy an amazing meal together. Gumbo, scallops and banana cream pie with coffee topped off our visit to New Orleans.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAAUW DinedDuring the AAUW Convention in June 2013, two groups of us dined at Emeril's. We all enjoyed it immensely. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We liked the location in the Warehouse District because it was walkable from our hotel. We were very relaxed and not rushed through our dinner.
Banana Cream Pie was a fantastic shared dessert at both tables!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI am from the Bahamas andI am from the Bahamas and found out about Emeril on the Food Network watching his show with my family especially my mom. When I found out that my job was sending me to New Orleans for training, it was mandatory to come in and have a taste of New Orleans Emeril's way. It was phenomenal! I wish I could visit Emeril's for every special occasion. I would most definitely say that Emeril's has been my best dining experience in the U.S.
Thank you for an unforgettable moment.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThe entire experience was wonderful. The BBQ shrimp was exquisite making us want more . . but it was only the appetizer. The andouille-crusted Drum (fish) was delicious layered on shoestring potatoes and fresh vegetables. While I normally eat my food one item at a time, eating the layered meal was delightful providing a pleasing crunch between the two soft foods of fish and veggies.
The deserts were good but we were too full to truly enjoy them.
Service was friendly and impeccable. Total cost for two, including tip and a glass of wine was $150.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOn Vacation In NOLAAlways wanted to try Emiril's. Was not disappointed. Service was excellent. Wait staff was polite and friendly.
Both apps and entrees were tasty and more than enough food for the big eaters.
We went late around 8:45 so it wasn't noisy, but I think it could be if we went earlier.
The place is very professionally run6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPlease VisitI wanted to take my girlfriend out to a nice place for our visit to New Orleans for her birthday & I'm glad I made Emeril's my choice. The food was GREAT. The table was GREAT. The service was GREAT. Our server knew the menu well, so he made some good recommendations to us. He was also very attentive to our table which is always a plus.The food came out in a very timely manner even though the place was busy. The food was GREAT!!! If I would have any complaint it would be the valet guy. Did I mention everything was GREAT!!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable visitMy husband and I enjoyed our lunch. Outstanding service. This was our second visit witin 45 days. Our first visit was dinner for our anniversary in May, this time we were celebrating my birthday early. The service was much better during this visit, but I thought the food quantity was lacking. The staff was very nice.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEclectic, Modern, and ContemporaryThe food was outstanding. Not your ordinary cajun fare. Would have liked to have had more seafood options. Expected more BAM!
Very satisfied ! $$$ Service was outstanding...courteous, kind, helpful, and available.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in NOLA!Best meal in New Orleans. Would definitely go back.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!!Emeril's was a fantastic experience start to finish. You have to make sure you get the banana cream pie. It is not to be missed. Te service was fantastic and the staff provided a warm atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!!!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a wonderful experience.It was a wonderful experience. My family would go to any of Emiler's restaurants. The wait staff was excellent. They explained the menu when we had any questions. Everything we ordered was delicious. Everyone was friendly even the chef who came to talk to us for a moment. Everyone made us feel as if we were long time customers. Everyone should go and experience it.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVacation DiningIt's been twenty years since we dined at Emeril's in New Orleans, and it was as good as we remembered from our last visit. The service is great, and they always come up with creative ideas for dishes.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, But Worth ItThis was my second visit to Emeril's. The food is simply amazing. Flavorful, well-balanced, creative.Extensive wine list. Your server is well versed in the wines and can suggest one to perfectly pair with what you are having. The service cannot be beat. Don't forget to have Emeril's world famous Banana Cream Pie for dessert!!!!!
All that said, be warned: appetizer or salad plus entree, plus a glass of a moderately priced wine, plus dessert and coffee will run a minimum of $75 per person. Though it is pricey, it is worth it - for a special occasion. Chalk it all up to being part of the New Orleans experience. Loved every minute and every morsel of it.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest gumbo in NOLAWe had the best gumbo in NOLA and memorable BBQ shrimp. The wine list is the largest ever seen!
Waitress was clearly not used to interact with international visitors (we are from Mexico and Argentina and speak very good english), due that she was communicating to us in signs mostly, but after all, the food spoke by itself, good, very good!!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAS GOOD AS ALWAYSThere's never anything bad to say about lunching at Emeril's -- it's great for a business lunch; special occasion lunch and just lunch with the girls! love it!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous ExperienceDinner at Emeril's Restaurant was a pleasant surprise during my recent visit to New Orleans. Emeril definitely sets high expectations for any restaurant with his signature on it. The staff welcomed us with southern hospitality making our experience extremely pleasurable. The taste of the food, presentation and preparation was close to perfection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that appreciates great food and service.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!!My first night in New Orleans, I took a walk and found that Emeril's was just around the corner from my hotel. Lucky me! I had heard amazing things about this place and I knew that I was guaranteed good service here. Not only was I starving from traveling all day, but I also couldn't eat anything solid... Only liquids and very, very soft foods. Not only were they very helpful to my situation, but they managed to serve me a deliciously complete meal that I could eat, swallow and enjoy! The soup was so mouthwateringly satisfying. The Mac N' Cheese was so soft, creamy and warm, yet substantial and filling... For dessert I had the Banana Cream Pie... the delightful finish to a great meal... I made the perfect choice by coming to Emeril's!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner!The food and service was excellent. Having been to other Emeril restaurants, we have come to expect this is the norm. We enjoyed our dinner very much.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dinner at Emeril'sThis is the 4th time that we have visited Emeril's while we were in New Orleans and it never disappoints. The food and service is always top notch. We started off with a bunch of different apps including the gumbo, the BBQ shrimp, and the roasted garlic soup, all were very good. Then we moved on to the entrees, the Fettuccine Nero, the Trout, and the Scallop and Soft Shell Crab special. All were fantastic then we finished off with a few slices of the banana cake and sherbert . We will definitely be visiting again the next time we are down.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMfantasticI planned this night for my wife's 36 birthday. We flew in from Memphis TN. We were very pleased with the staff and food. I had the calamari for appetizer and it was wonderful. All of our guests had a excellent experience. We will be coming back in the future.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMthe bestWw had been lookng forward to dine in his restaurant. Hope we can come back soon in NOLA. Any chance estsblishing one in California?5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExperienceMy wife and I have been to New Orleans many times and finally decided to visit Emeril's. just a FABULOUS experience. All we expected was realized. Wonderful staff, elegant atmosphere with being stuffy.. Double pork chop was tender and so large, we had the chef split it and we didn't leave hungry. It didn't hurt our wallet, but was about what we expected for a high end restaurant.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites in the U. S.From the minute that I made the reservation until we left the restaurant, we were treated fabulously. The reservation was confirmed two days before and we made a slight alteration and outdone cheerfully and professionally. When we arrived at the restaurant, we had a one minute wait and were escorted to the food bar overlooking the kitchen. It was very interesting watching how the team moved around the kitchen. The waiter helped us with our meal choices instead of saying everything was great, that way no one was disappointed with any portion of their meal. This is Emeril's flag ship restaurant and should not be missed.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!I have wanted to go here forever and finally got the chance. Although fancy food is served, it's still a nice casual/non-stuffy atmosphere. Food was delicious. Everything was cooked perfectly.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFor food loversOne of the best meals in new orleans, took a friend just great food,....5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSit at the Counter!Sit at the counter and watch the excitement in the kitchen. There are many chefs working on pastries, prep as well as your own meal. I enjoyed an excellent lunch and am still reflecting on the dish created by Chef Charles and his associates....Soft shell crab on saffron cream corn with crawfish, tasso and crab...absolutely remarkable!!! The muffins and rolls presented were a meal into themselves! Forget the tables and chairs...sit at the counter and enjoy the total experience!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMChicken and waffles were amazing!Chicken and waffles were amazing! The hot sauce syrup was perfect. My husband had the drum. It was great too. The upside down whiskey cake and the banana cream pie were both scrumptious! We would have the same thing again. Can't wait to visit. Still my favorite restaurant in New Orleans. The casual dress was nice since we were on vacation (my husband wore shorts and a button down shirt).5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing AnniversaryMy husband and I visited Emerils for our first anniversary. The whole experience was great from the valet to the wine to the amazing food. And not to mention dessert. It was a wonderful experience!! Can't wait to visit again with friends and family.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, very good staff.great food, very good staff. been several times and always very good.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMore then expectedThis was my first time to a celebrity restaurant and it was MORE THEN I EXPECTED!!!! The service was top notch. We were seated right away, which was odd for a busy holiday weekend. The atmosphere was inviting. You could be in casual or formal wear and you didn't feel judged. The food was unbelievable. The chicken was perfectly done. It was beautifully displayed and the serving sizes were much larger than expected for a fine dining establishment. The wine was also perfectly paired to our dishes. I'll eat at Email's every time I go to NOLA.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!!I had a wonderful experience!! I will definitely be coming back on my next visit to New Orleans!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was top-notch;The service was top-notch; staff was friendly and they know their stuff. We'll definitely come back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest ThingMy family of 4, including my mom, my dad recently passed away and we wanted to take her somewhere special plus this being her Mothers day present. BY far the BEST place I have ever eaten in my whole 47 years.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNever miss this establishmentWe returned once again to Nola . When deciding where to dine we wanted to try new places with one exception emeriels we had dined here on our last trip and had a unforgettable meal. This time did not disappoint . Everything from the table to service and most especially the food was outstanding! Congrats to the wonderful staff at emeriels. You once again left us in awe and talking about our meal looking forward to another return!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!We are so happy we chose Emeril's for our 5th year anniversary dinner. It went above and beyond what we expected and we will definitely go back when we visit New Orleans again. From drinks to dessert, this was one of the most amazing meals I've ever had. My husband is a food fanatic and had a hard time choosing only a few things off the menu. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious! I don't think you can go wrong with any menu item at Emeril's.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Special Dinner.....We went to New Orleans for a mini-honeymoon weekend and we made reservations as we booked our trip. It was a very special night for us and they made it unforgettable. We arrived a little early , and they welcomed us and walked us to our table. Beautiful ambiance, excellent service and exquisite food!!!!! We had wine, an appetizer, entrees, dessert and coffee.The duck dish and the pork chop were both amazing, and the creme brulee was to die for !!!!! We'd definitely go back in the future!!! :-)5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA special experienceWe definitely would come back to enjoy the fantastic food and the exceptional service and attention. We enjoyed the sword fish which was cooked to perfection and the shrimp enchilada were unusual and tasty.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy AnniversaryMy husband and I celebrated our 33rd anniversary at Emeril's. Everyone who worked there made sure that our experience was special. Our waiter recommended the perfect Spanish White wine to pair with our meal. Our dessert was decorated with Happy Anniversary in chocolate. The food was delicious. What a wonderful experience!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest of NOLAWith every visit to NOLA I always plan a trip to Emeril's....and it never fails to be the best part of my trip. It is one of the best stops in NOLA.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThe bread and butter plate was excellent, and I loved my scallops (daily special) and chocolate sambucco dessert. Service was generally pretty good with a little hiccup; I ordered the souffle with my dinner (which you're required to because of the long prep time), and when it came to dessert, I learned they hadn't put the order in.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLives up to the nameWent to Emeril's for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The daily special appetizer escargot was incredible. My had the muffaletta Bruschetta and loved it. Entrée's I had the drum fish and it was excellent. Wife had the special swordfish dish which she loved. Finally the banana cream pie for desert, it absolutely lives up to the hype! It was awesome! The wine list is extensive but this is the only negative, it is very pricey! The service was superb and I would go back the next time I am in NOLA. Overall it was an excellent evening!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEmeril's astoundsAbsolutely amazing tastes from the kitchen when we were there just before Memorial day. Starting with the Cucumber Basil Lemonade cocktail right into the andouille and boudin appetizer and continuing through the lamb medallions with a pungent sauce, everything tasted fabulous. The wait staff were very helpful and attentive, and patient in answering questions (for I am sure the zillionth time!) about Emeril's involvement in the menu. Fabulous wine list and a fastastic experience. Worth traveling back to NOLA to experience Emeril's again!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExpectations ExceededThis was our first experience eating at Emeril's (New Orleans locations).
We were quickly seated after our arrival. The menu was fun and interesting to study. We wanted to sample it all because it all looked so temping.
Ultimately we settled on an appetizer, soup, salad, and entree.
Each dish used excellent fresh flavorful ingredients and was well prepared. Flavors, textures and presentation were all very well done, and complimented each other.
Service was also first rate with friendly wait-staff keeping glasses full, bread basket topped off, and just checking if we needed anything.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOver all outstandingOur exspereance was over all outstanding. We did not have to ask for anything at all. All the staff knew their jobs and preformed them above our exspectations . The food was prepared perfict and tasted fantastic.. we enjoyed wathching everyone doing their job and their great additude thwards the custamers. The custamer realy comes first here.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWowExcellent food & service. It exceeded my expectations.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal everMy Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Would love to go back.
One of the best meals we have ever eaten5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe wait staff was excellentThe wait staff was excellent and took the time th help with the wine list. The food met and exceeded expectations. We came for cajun cuisine and were extremely happy with our choices. I now know what Drum is.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe sauces were delicious,The sauces were delicious, waffles and potatoes were crisp, fish and chicken cooked perfectly, dessert, out of this world.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA classicI stop by Emerils once every few years (when I am in town)but every time I do I am reminded why so many other restaurants fail. Consistency, excellence and value are required for longevity and Emerils provides all three.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM