Emeril's Restaurant
Emeril's Restaurant

Emeril's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans/
  • Phone: 5045289393
  • 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: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Creole
  • 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, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Customize your private party with exquisite food, wine & service.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashton Senn 504-528-9393x

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole
Emeril's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
474 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (310)fit for foodies (277)notable wine list (211)romantic (175)good for groups (152)neighborhood gem (123)hot spot (104)great for lunch (90)vibrant bar scene (44)great for brunch (25)kid-friendly (23)late-night find (16)scenic view (10)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Just okay food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My husband and I were disappointed with our entrees--they weren't bad but okay/decent but at that price we were expecting wow. I had salmon and he had a steak. Bread and wine were amazing. Gumbo was delicious. Entrees middle of the road. Service was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Late night after long flight
    Enjoy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Open table easy use. Had 3 corse "We live to eat " restaurant week menu. Good duck pate bruschetta, cold cream corn soup appys. Then had pork chop and boulibasse like mussels and shrimp in a marinara sauce. Upgraded the desert to banana cream pie. Also had the blueberry mousse angel food cake. Both were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing everything
    ironchefgibby
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    waiter was so helpful and kind, best service i ever had, food was over the top, hands down best place in new orleans.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • That's not service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fantastic food, excellent wine list but if the waiters had been any more attentive they'd have been sat at our table or even closer. Too intrusive to be genuinely concerned about our modest requirements for their assistance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I felt like royalty.
    Reese
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was amazing. The staff was fantastic. We never had to ask for anything. It was quite the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emeril's New Orleans
    UTUBETVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Kevin is the best GM/front of house person in all of Emeril's Restaurants...he knows his clientle and makes sure they are well taken care of...from timely seating to checking on their meals. This makes the dining experience a special event! Great job..and thanks again for the super dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Emerils
    alohadjc
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food, service, and the ambiance was very nice. The selection of dishes were of good design.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Orleans gem...
    Foodie1VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had lunch and dinner here while visiting. Clearly the best food we had in NO. For lunch: BBQ shrimp, Kale salad were enjoyed by my dining partner. The gumbo and the drum were delicious as well. For dinner the surf/turf (drum and filet) was excellent. The wine was outstanding with many excellent choices. The sommelier was quite helpful in selecting an outstanding bottle from a new winery. A must for fine dining while in NO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    RozHolliday
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Overall, we were really disappointed. The service was very good...until our entree took about an hour to come out (I think actually a little over an hour). Our reservation was for 8:30, so we were starving by the time we got served. We ordered gumbo to start, which was delicious and came immediately. We literally had over an hour of no food, which doesn't seem acceptable at a "fine dining" restaurant. We ordered the fried chicken for two, which was huge and delicious when it did arrive. Our waiter also never said anything regarding the wait. We looked on Emeril's website too, which had a three course meal, but when we asked the waiter about it he said no we don't. Our tab was $125 with tip, I feel like it was a waste for us:(.
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  • sad face
    foodie4life
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The service was good but the food was not that Good, kind of an afterthought,very disappointed, We started with some apps, cheese plate was good, duck liver toast, did not have duck on it, the pork chop was over cooked for being medium, waited 30minutes for entrees, I think they were trying to impress the table in the kitchen, the fried chicken was o.k., the presentation was cool, and if you call that Southern slaw,no color or flavor, I don't know if the chef was doing any quality checks, it needs to improve, I grew up watching chef Emeril and this was not his food, mac and cheese was dry and had now cheese, salt and flavor, when I think about mac and cheese, I think about large elbow mac and creamy bechamel,kraft was better than that stuff
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding.
    franks
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I'll start off with the one negative for us, the restaurant was a bit far from our Hotel, we walked there but had to get a cab home. Some of the areas we walked through were not the best. Now, on to the good stuff. the staff at this restaurant were awesome with Great team work, they were very personable and one hundred percent committed to ensuring we had the perfect experience. My gluten free diet was not an issue, the wine list was unreal, and our food was top notch. Our waiter even surprised us with desert for our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was the best meal and the best overall dining experience we had in New Orleans. Outstanding service and the food was dynamite.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the Line
    Grannyonce
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I finally got a chance to go to the original Emeril's. Needless to say I was not disappointed. Of course the food is at the Top of The Line, but the service is amazing. I never had to ask for anything, they were so attentive.
    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.
  • Very good!
    Gina
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This place is so delicious and the service was great. We had a group of 6 and everybody was very happy with their food choices. The Gumbo is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great visit
    Janeonthego
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was exceptional...as expected at Emeril's....but the service was truly outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    mark
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Worthy of visit. Not just a spot for tourists. Staff very attentive, wine list above average but don't expect "values"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So popular
    MaryJo
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Dining at Emeril's is an experience on so many people's bucket list. It did not disappoint. The service is amazing and the food exquisite. The hard part was deciding what to order. It all sounded incredible. Now I hope to someday visits his other two restaurants in New Orleans. A real reason to go back. Don't miss the bathroom. The walls have old pictures with celebrities built right into the tiles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What can I say.....
    brodyboyVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I come back to NO over and over to eat in this wonderful city but still peg this as the best place for me. Fun, knowledgeable staff [Kisha!!], excellent food, fantastic wine list. No place touches this for a taste of what New Orleans is really all about in the fine dining realm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good meal
    infrequentdiner
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food was $$$ but very good. Liked that we could hear each other and carry on a conversation, although the restaurant was not busy and not sure what it would be like if full. Service also very good. Only complaint was the sangria. I watched the bartender make it "on the spot": fill the glass completely full of ice cubes, pour in some wine, add some spritizer, and garnish with a cherry and orange slice (!!!!!!). Not how I have ever seen real sangria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • doc2219
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything was outstanding! The only bad thing my wife said the women's bathroom was disgusting. Other than that everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Emeril's New Orleans
    21Anniversary
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    One of best restaurant ever be to, food looks and taste great, very romantic staff is super great, not a everyday eating place but for special occasion you can beat it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hogdoc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The appetizers and main courses were excellent. The souffle was heavy but the smore ice cream sandwich was excellent. It was very loud because of a private birthday party but the manager was very attentive to make sure that the noise did not ruin our dining. Compared to the other restaurants that we ate at , I would rate it as good but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a Winner
    JoeFVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    First, they need to enforce the dress code! Too many shorts and even muscle shirts for a place that is supposed to be business casual. Second, the main isle constantly has people and waiters going back and forth like a highway. if you sit in the 1st or 2nd row of the restaurant you get this experience. The food was quite good and the service was good, but the overall experience lacked. There are so many better places in New Orleans, go elsewhere would be my recommendation.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everytime I dine at Emeril's, I am amazed! The food is outstanding, and the service is impeccable. Two waitstaff per table and everyone working together makes for amazing service and attention. The food is indescribably good! Did not have a single thing that was average. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was the Key
    SteveB824
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The restaurant was a little hustle and bustle, as we sat near the entrance. I am sure the ambiance would have been a little better at a quieter table. The wait staff was professional and knowledgeable. The food was everything we expected it to be. It definitely lived up to all we had heard about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    creynolds734
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I always got to an Emeril's restaurant when in NOLA but this time they outdid themselves. We really enjoyed the tasting menu and wine paring and will be back on our next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Summer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    On a trip to NOLA we ate at Emeril's. We in fact planned our trip around the places we wanted to try and Emeri'l's was our first dinner. We dined from the Taste of Summer menu as we felt we could try several different dishes and also selected the wine pairings. I think our waitress wasn't thrilled that we chose the pre fixe menu and her attitude seemed to have changed towards us the moment we said we were going to order from it. Strange. Anyway, service was good. Loved the ambiance and the decor of this restaurant. Food was really well presented and tasted delicious. We had smiles on our faces the entire meal. It was by far the best dining experience of our trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a dining experience should be
    Fitfoodies
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dinner was absolutely fantastic! The food, service and atmosphere are spot on! Very intimate and delicious food. The timing from entering to departing was like clock work. Above and beyond service. Love the signature cocktails , barbecue shrimp and banana cream cake. India and Patrick
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went here for dinner. Was not impressed at all. Service was friendly and the place was nice.
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  • Exactly what I expected.
    THalsell
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We arrived early, but they accomadeted us. The food was fantastic. Herman and Arthur took care of us all evening and answered any questions we had. We were given aspecial appetizer to sample that was very good. We enjoyed the appetizers we ordered and the entrees were delicious. The portions were just right and even tough we were full, we were not stuffed. The desserts were well done and tasted just as explained by Herman. Emrils has a fine staff of chefs and wait staff and the managers interacted with the customers as well and it provided for a wonderful dining experience. It was neat to watch the cooking staff as we ate as welll.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary dinner
    Coleman1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Loved the food, incredible wine list made a great anniversary dinner. Very romantic atmosphere.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal I ever had there
    PatF1025VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Incredible food and wonderful service so good we are going back again We have been to the big easy 100 plus times and never had a better mean explerience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Above average but not the best
    arcfast
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Main courses were ok, the accompanying sauces can be surprising as they may not be well described in menu or by the waiters (we found the sauces for the pork chop entree and fish entree were quite strong and sweet). The pork chop was prepared very nicely. Deserts and drinks were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    samspiegs
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Despite being locals, it was our first time. What a terrific ambiance, immaculate service, incredible food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Things come and go
    Dlh0517
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Ate there back in June and had a magnificent pork chop. This time a lot to be desired. Waiter explained they changed the prep method (and not for the better).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Dine
    dreddick
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was a wonderful treat! The service and food were outstanding. The decor was beautiful. It would be a place we would visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and excellent food!
    Shirley57
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The ambience was very nice--except when a table of 13 people sat down next to us and started partying. They were not out-of-control, but very noisy!! I wish those big parties could be seated in a private room away from couples who'd like to enjoy the romantic atmosphere. But the service and food were great--as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Orleans Native
    NOLA824
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Awesome food, great service, shared two "touch of summer" dinners that allowed us to try eight different items on the menu. Each one was great! Highly recommend this establishment.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    ARKGMK
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was over the top and the food delicious!!!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Thaddeus Rohilliard review
    bigrip033
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best dining experience I ever had. I have no complaints. Me and my wife will definitely be repeat customers and we will bring friends along with us next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed:(
    nolarocks
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First got sent to the bar. Ok, no problem. Don't love that scene, but we can deal with that. Waiter came up to shake our hands at beginning of evening, couldn't be nicer. Then we waited. I can't tell you how many times we were asked if we wanted another drink. Another drink? Another drink? No food for so long! And the wait staff averted their eyes when they approached our table...I guess we looked hungry...and they didn't serve us for 45 minutes to one hour. On a good note, the food was amazing. I would go back, but not sure I could drag my spouse back. I am disappointed as the food was so good I'd love to return; the lousy service (not the waiter's fault...clearly the kitchen's fault) we will likely go elsewhere next time
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate