Emeril's is the perfect choiceEmeril's is the perfect choice for fantastic food with attentive service but a very formal atmosphere.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest NO Experience!This was one of the best experiences we've had at a New Orleans restaurant, and that is really saying something!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad terrific lunch. GreatHad terrific lunch. Great food. Fantastic service.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness DinnerWe enjoyed the dinner at Emeril's. We were promptly seated with only a 5 minute wait. The restaurant was buzzing with lots of people enjoying their meals. Presentation of all plates were very good. We ordered the cajun shrimp and muffleta appetizers. Both were very good. I had the sea scallop special which I enjoyed although it probably wasnt very healthy. :)5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchOur brunch at emeril's was a trip to NOLA highlight! Great space, amazing food, great live music, and awesome service. The only thing I didn't like at it is pretty inconsequential ,is that I could see the tv in the bar area from where we were sitting. Next time I would ask to sit on the other side of the restaurant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent andThe food was excellent and the service was impeccable!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSat at the side bar overlookingSat at the side bar overlooking the kitchen and watched all the orchestrations of a top flight crew prepare an outstanding lunch service. It was like attending a Broadway production. There may be restaurants as good as Emeril's in New Orleans but there are none better!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing FoodThe food was amazing!!!! Escargot, halibut, handmade pasta!! It was all unbelievable. They have a very extensive wine list. We told our waiter it was our 10 year anniversary dinner and they surprised us with some dessert... The service was the best we've ever had!!!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIts Emeril! That was enogghIts Emeril! That was enoggh incentive to get there to start! Ordered great gumbo, terrific sashima tuna salad wraps, great local fish options- Banana Cream Pie!!!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable!Food was incredible! Ambiance was fantastic. Service was second to none! If you are in NOLA and want an amazing meal, this is a must!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThey were most gracious. TheThey were most gracious. The best service and hospitality plus phenomenal food. But more than anything was their over the top service and attention and humility that I recommend 5 + star for this restaurant.
They were fantastic. The food was awesome. I had Gumbo and my son had filet grilled to perfection and my husband had vegetarian pasta.
The desert was Emeril's banana creame pie which you can never have anywhere else!!
When we were leaving I asked for souvenir box of matches and the host went to another building across the street to get them. Every single staff go out of their way to accommodate you.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal LandmarkWide variety of local/regional specialities with gourmet turn. Extensive wine list. Helpful waitstaff. Will definitely return next time in the Big Easy.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date night!!!!I was in town for a conference with my husband and had to visit Emeril's after enjoying the food so much at the Las Vegas location. Everything was great! I tried the chicken with garlic mac and cheese. It was seasoned nicely and very tender. The wine list is extensive. Our reservation was later in the evening due to the large crowd for a jazz festival in town so a few of the entrees were sold out. Other than that we had a great time. I would definitely come back on my next visit to New Orleans!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLayers of flavorGreat service, great ambience, and the food had layers of flavors, each as wonderful as the other. My only criticism would be the higher than usual markup on wine.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSustained ExcellenceThis is my third time dining at Emeril's, and every time is as good as or better than the last. This constantly proves to be one of my favorite meals in New Orleans, from the sticky and delicious duck wings, to the better than you could ever expect chopped romaine salad, to the double cut pork chop, topped off with the chocolate souffle. And those were just the best dishes at the table. Quite simply, there wasn't a thing we ordered that wasn't superlative in its own way.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAaaaahmazing!As a local when friends or family come visit I'm always wanting to impress them with the phenomenal New Orleans food scene. I had heard great things about Emeril's, but have yet to try it. I had friends in town and set out to find a Friday reservation for all of us, many of the places I had originally thought of were booked, good thing, it lead me here! I was a bit nervous at I hadn't dine at Emeril's and was hoping it wouldn't disappoint anyone, but everyone left full and happy! The meals were delicious and the serving sizes were excellent! The wine list or well Wine book was very extensive with plenty of selection, the glass list was a bit shallow but it was filled with great wines. Great experience, will be back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEmeril's after a long hiatusHave avoided Emeril's after some disappointments about 7 years ago. We had a delightful evening with our friends from out of town who really wanted to experience this Emeril's restaurant. The food was really particularly wonderful. Our waiter was efficient but seemed very busy. We had a lovely dinner and am so happy about that! So I guess I am a returned and more than satisfied customer!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMit was amazing dinner fromit was amazing dinner from beginning to end...an amazing meal including fabulous service...had a great tme5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievably Delicious!Emeril's is amazing. The food is spectacular; the service is outstanding. You won't find a better meal in New Orleans. I'm vegetarian and the chef always creates delicious meals for me. It is, by far, my favorite special place to dine in NOLA. Don' t forget to try their banana cream pie.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLast here 20 years ago----finallyLast here 20 years ago----finally returned to nola to find the original Emeril's still top-notch in every way---jjv5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe ambience is special. TheThe ambience is special. The wine list is extensive but expensive. I expected more from the house cabernet for the price. I had the double cut pork chop, which was cooked to perfection at medium well, a recommendation from our waiter. Don't salt of pepper until you taste as the seasoning tends to be on the heavy side anyway. The portions are perfect, and I loved the individual side plates offering three different breads. Excellently trained and pleasant wait staff. Not sure what the excitment is over the banana cream pie, but it's not something i would order again. The chocolate peanut butter pie is the one to rave about!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic ExperienceIt's Emeril's!! No more needs to be said! GREAT food, GREAT service, GREAT atmosphere!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBam!Everyone (4 of us) enjoyed the food, wine was very good. Service was excellent. Great experience!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe duck wings were awesome!The duck wings were awesome! We fought over the last one! The pork chop with two sauces will make it hard to order anything else.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we hoped for!Emerils did not fail as we have tried 4 times to eat here we had great expectations. The service was superb with a beverage waiter, head waiter, food waiter and of course the chef! The food was flavorful and melted in your mouth. The portion sizes were spot on. I was overall very pleased! A fantastic way to end our fantastic trip to New Orleans.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good, not superlativeA boisterous group in the private dining area adjacent to our table added an undesirable nose level to our evening. The drumfish entrée was superb - buttery, light and flaky. The salmon did not have the delicate salmon flavor that I prefer, but was of the more pungent variety. Your inclination may differ. The "signature" Grand Marnier Chocolate Souflé which required a special order at the beginning of the meal was not as light as better soufflés that we've had, and we could not detect even a hint of the Grand Marnier flavor that inspired us to order the dish in the first place. The wait-staff was very attentive and accommodating, but a little too much of their attention was drawn by servicing the aforementioned boisterous group.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNo big whoop!I was very excited to dine at Emeril's flagship restaurant. I had read that the food was innovative and held to a higher standard than his other New Orleans locations.
The food was less than wonderful, although good, but a bit pricey for what we were served....almost $200 with tip, without dessert and coffee.
The service was excellent! And- I have bragging rights, can say I dined at Emeril's!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe calamari was great. IThe calamari was great. I had the shrimp with pasta which was wonderful and my husband had the signature drum which he really loved. We ended with the chocolate bread pudding, delicious! The wait staff was friendly, helpful and available. All in all a great dining experience.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Food and ServiceMy husband is a huge Emeril fan. When we visited New Orleans, we had lunch at the original Emeril's, and enjoyed the whole experience. From the boudin and andouille sausage appetizer, to the key lime pie, everything was the best . I enjoyed the roasted cauliflower bisque, and shrimp "Louis" salad, while my husband had the gumbo of the day and a delicious mahi mahi over slaw and fried green tomatoes, a special. Our table faced the kitchen and we loved seeing the details of the food prep. Next time, I would sit at the kitchen window counter for an even better view.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Dinner EverWent here on a Sunday after Jazz Fest. Best dinner and service ever. In addition, Dave Matthews band sat next to us.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service at Emerils wasThe service at Emerils was perfect. Very attentive. The atmosphere is relaxed but exciting. I would definitely go back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe creative fish dish wasThe creative fish dish was great as was the crab two ways. Great dinner.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place to dine!!We made reservations about 20 minutes before we arrived at Emeril's. When we walked in we were greeted quickly and after giving our last name, immediately greeted us by first name, which made us feel very welcome. We arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation time, however, we were seated immediately. Our server (Will) greeted us promptly and graciously. Our severs (three of them) were wonderful and anticipated what we wanted and needed before we asked. I would certainly recommend Emeril's to everyone. We will definitely be returning.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood stuffEmeril's is incredible. Every time I go there I leave and say I have to go back more often!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWE were on a "first" annualWE were on a "first" annual Dad/Daughter get away! Wonderful experience! Food and service was impeccable. Strongly recommend for any and all occasions!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining Experience!Johnathan and the rest of the staff were marvelous! The crawfish angel pasta was AMAZING! Gumbo was awesome. Mac n cheese was great. Veal was tender. Chicken could have been more flavorful. Brussel sprouts were AMAZING as was the banana pie--especially loved the burnt caramel sauce!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMet our expectations in everyMet our expectations in every respect.
The food was fantastic and the service excellent.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, preparation andThe food, preparation and presentation of the food was excellent. The service was excellent as well.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEmeril's has a lofty reputationEmeril's has a lofty reputation and did not disappoint. From the time that we walked in, we were made to feel welcome. An expansive wine list and absolutely fresh food only added to a great experience.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAn unexpected find! My husbandAn unexpected find! My husband enjoyed his Red Beans and in particular, the home made andouille. Service is one of the best that I have seen in the last two weeks (we've been eating out practically every day).4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectEverything was perfect. I had told them we were celebrating our 30th and the were very attentive. A little special hors d'oevre from the chef and some desert on the house - very nice. If I had one issue it's paying $55 for a bottle of wine that runs around $15 at the store, but not unexpected.
Great food, great service and just a fantastic evening. Our waitress was Stephanie and she was tremendous. I would highly recommend a night at Emeril's.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe food was everything we expected...just excellent. The service was second-to-none and the wine list was incredible (be prepared to spend some money on the wine!). Overall, the best meal we had on the gulf coast.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood was excellent but itGood was excellent but it was so noisy we couldn't hear ourselves talk even in a loud voice.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a foodie. And when ourI'm a foodie. And when our friend (who also happened to join us for dinner) suggested we head to Emeril's for our last night in New Orleans after a long day of plantation hopping, I was a bit skeptical. See, I'm not the hugest fan of the "Bam" or celebrity chefdom.
I was wrong. Dead wrong. Medium rare with just the right amount of pink juice wrong. Some of the best service I've had in a long time wrong. Poured my drink just right wrong. Oyster Bisque, mussels with some of the best broth I've had in a while. A filet mignon with tiny carrots perfectly cooked and a shepherd's pie. And a souffle. Can I say more?4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWait staff was superb, valetWait staff was superb, valet parking was quick and professional and the food was outstanding, andouille crusted drum, double-cut pork chop, grilled swordfish, salmon, and the scallop with crawfish special. A special and enjoyable evening after rocking to Million Dollar Quartet.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening. The SomWonderful evening. The Som Raymond is exceptional!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the tripMica was engaging and professional. We enjoyed the banana cream pie for dessert which is worth the flight to NOLA. Thank you for yet another memorable experience at Emeril's4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very very good.Food was very very good. My only complaint was that it was very loud, we were seated by 2 loud birthday parties.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI scheduled this for to birthdayI scheduled this for to birthday girlfriends - one 30 and another 26. They put us at the chef table in the kitchen - very special.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was amazing andThe service was amazing and the food, magnificent. I will definetly be coming here more often. This was one of the best restaurants I have ever gone too. I intend on returning soon!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM