Emeril's Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Creole
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Emeril’s Restaurant is chef/restaurateur Emeril Lagasse’s famed flagship restaurant housed in a renovated pharmacy warehouse in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Since opening in 1990, Emeril’s has been a definitive force in contemporary New Orleans cuisine and has earned rave reviews and accolades for over 25 years, including Esquire magazine’s “Restaurant of the Year” and Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award” for 14 consecutive years. At the helm is chef de cuisine David Slater, who works closely with Chef Emeril to push culinary boundaries and deliver bold and diverse flavors for a one-of-a-kind dining experience with unparalleled service and a festive unpretentious setting.

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ! Superb !
Great Fodd awesome service great atmosphere

PR
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at "the counter", directly overlooking the kitchen. Provides the opportunity to interact with the chef - about provisions, preparations, pairings - very informative, casual, and fun. Food was excellent; portion size was perfect - not too much, but sating; ambiance was relaxed; noise level made conversation easy, even for a guy who's hard of hearing!

Excellent all-round experience fora a price that is totally normal for upscale non-tourist dining in NOLA!

AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful quick service!! Took my mom for her birthday and they treated us like queens.

MD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Emeril's restaurants are batting 50% with me and my wife, Delmonico is a total fail for me, with my last 2 visits be poor in terms of food quality starting with the stale bread and poor service. Emeril's service was good but my main course was so so at best. The Salmon was undercooked and general taste uninspiring. I general don't like it when i leave s restaurant and know i can do a better job preparing the meal

NK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & good service. Sat at a countertop b/c that's all that was available but it ended up being the best seats to watch the kitchen execute their creations. Happy we went. Wish the Emril's in Orlando was open (just not in Disney)

CT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Took the hubby here for his birthday. Both the food and service were impeccable. We’re definitely adding this to the list of our regular dining spots!

HT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 10-year anniversary, while visiting New Orleans!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Five dined. 3 out of 5 liked their food. Service was poor. One dish delivered not as ordered and staff person walked away as I was trying to send it back. Had to ask for drink refills. Waiters never checked on us or our satisfaction. Will never go back. Had much better dining experiences at other New Orleans restaurants this trip.

A
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Emeril's restaurant in New Orleans. We chose different menu items on this visit and were extremely pleased with the quality of food and excellent service. My hat is off to the person or team responsible for training and general oversight of the day to day management of the restaurant. I wish we lived closer to an Emerald restaurant.

MA
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite. Outstanding service and atmosphere! It exceeded our expectations in every way.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I have been to this restaurant at least 5 times. This was the first time that I noticed a significant drop in service.

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They cooked my barbequed salmon without the skin, per request. An appreciated, kind gesture. It was awesome, as was the service. A very enjoyable experience.

JY
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing at Emeril's, but it is the staff that makes it special.

RO
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had in New Orleans! The shrimp stuffed clams were amazing!

DI
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the cost/value for our dinner. The meal itself was full of flavors and attractively plated but the cost was very reasonable . I would certainly go again if I ever find myself in NOLA!

K
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting and delicious food. What's with an all male wait staff in 2019? No complaint about the service, just wondering about leaving women out of the picture (and the opportunity for we'll paid work).

BJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service. The cocktails are delicious. The food is amazing. I wish there were mire gluten free options.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m a very picky eater, but everything I ate was so delicious. I didn’t make any adjustments to the order, I just ordered it as it came and it was all soo good. The waitstaff was amazing too. My drink was never empty and they were very attentive to our needs but not annoying. The only thing I’d say was because the kitchen was open for public viewing, it was a little noisy, however, I could still hear my husband. It was cool to see into the kitchen too because it was sparkling clean and that was great to see and for that reason the noise didn’t bother me much, and we were right next to it so if that bothers you, just ask for a table further from the kitchen.

GC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Warm, efficient, and inviting environment with similar service. The food was tasty, beautifully presented and prepared, if not terribly inventive.

LB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience with group of 10 people. We seated in wine room which was excellent. Waiters and staff were tremendous

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was outstanding.

CL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I was very disappointed in the food. My wife and I went there for a 3 pm late lunch/early dinner. She had a lamb dish and said it was good but nothing special. I had the Duck dish which I believe is one of their signature dishes. The meat was cooked well, nice and moist. However, the sauce was overloaded with salt. The overload of salt destroyed the flavor of the dish. I am sorry I did not return it to the kitchen. It was an expensive meal and not worth the price. Two days later we came out of the WWII museum and had lunch a few blocks down from Emeril's in a corner cafe'. The food was wonderful and 1/3 the price. I am sorry I had to write this but it is my opinion based on what I experienced. I would not go back.

CM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around, Food, service, drinks. Would definitely recommend.

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was delicious. Drinks were great. Service, however, was unacceptable. Our head waiter was inattentive, abrasive, and rushed us.

CE
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Love Emeril’s, but was extremely disappointed this visit. Brought guests for a nice dinner. Despite reservation we waited 30 minutes to be seated and took well over an hour to get our food served. Not sure if they were just overwhelmed on a busy night or what, but really ruined a business dinner. Ended up skipping dessert because it got so late. Wouldn’t recommend going on a weekend if this is normal . Despite that experience, I remain a big Emeril L. Fan.

DF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh, wow, where do I begin? The service was outstanding, the food superb and an overall great experience. We asked our wait staff numerous questions and they were generous with their time and opinions of the various dishes so don't be afraid to ask for their input when you are trying to decide what to order. Highly recommended!

MG
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I make sure to go to Emeril's every time I visit NOLA. It's gotten quite popular so reservations for a Saturday night require reservations 3 weeks in advance. But the entire experience is so worth it. Only thing that could make it better would be if Emeril would just once show up while I am there. I love that place.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful service!

r
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! We loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. Will was our waiter and he was amazing! The drum fish was to die for!! I can’t wait y
To come back!

m
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice resturant, great food. The Chocolate shuffle was amazing. We were not disappointed.

m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The five course tasting menu with wine pairing was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

EW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. The banana cream pie was the bomb!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trip with friends

P
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal was everything I expected. Superb. The server was a little off her game but not a big deal. To this day, one of the best meals in town.

L
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Emeril's in the past and once again we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Service was exceptional and everything we ordered was outstanding.

TO
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall experience exceeded my high expectations. Excellent food. Great wine list. Attentive service.

MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience all
Around. Everyone was in the ball
And the food on point.

OT
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family celebration for my birthday was made all the more special because of the wonderful staff and incredible food!

WM
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for and service!!

BY
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 was seated at "Emiril's Kitchen Table," and it was a truly special experience for all of us! The service was impeccable. Every single bit of the food, from appetizers to desserts, was absolutely amazing.

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