About Emeril's Restaurant

If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call us at 504-528-9393.

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.

800 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA 70130
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Creole, Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Julia Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 528-9393

Website:
http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans/

Parking Details:
Complimentary, secure valet parking across from the restaurant

Executive Chef:
Douglas Braselman

Private Party Facilities:
Customize your private party with exquisite food, wine & service.

Private Party Contact:
Taylor Terrebonne: (504) 528-9393

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Emeril's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (162)
Good for a Date (142)
Good for Anniversaries (137)
See All
Creative Cuisine (115)
Notable Wine List (108)
Romantic (106)
Fit for Foodies (99)
Good for Birthdays (93)
Business Meals (85)
Authentic (77)
Good for Groups (73)
Local Ingredients (69)
Worth the Drive (68)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Fun (43)
Bar Seating (41)
Comfort Food (41)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Hot Spot (38)
Great for Lunch (37)
Cozy (33)
People Watching (27)
Tasting Menu (24)
Casual (22)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Seasonal (19)
Spicy (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Healthy (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Disabled Access (8)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
8240 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined a day ago

Phenomenal food and service. Very attentive wait staff.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Emeril's was everything I had hoped it would be and more. The food was AMAZING, The service was beyond exceptional, and the overall experience was out of this world. Definitely the best meal we had in NOLA!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely amazing food. Usually at a up scale restaurant they feed you full of salad, soup, bread and such and then give you an extremely small entree. Not the case here!! Wonderful appetizers, soups, and the entrees were huge portions !
The service was exceptional, never had anything as great as these waiters. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and very attentive staff! Look forward to returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

We ordered the roasted salmon. Very tasty and beautifully presented. Overall ambiance was great. Pleasant and efficient wait staff.

Because of the weather (deep freeze), there were fewer diners than I would suspect is normal for lunchtime. So, the dining area was uncrowded and relatively quiet.

The only thing I would change is next time ask for a wine list and not let ordering wine be left to a verbal transaction. The waiter suggested the wine when we told him what we wanted (one glass red & dry, and one white & dry).

We were startled when the bill came: we never would have knowingly ordered such expensive wine. One glass was $19 and one was, I think, $14. I’m sure we could have found a satisfactory wine for less per glass, had we looked at the wine list. Live and learn.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Business dinner with customers while in New Orleans for conference. I had been to this restaurant 2 years ago, and wanted to go back. Service was attentive and on the mark. Waiter offered appetizers for the table - a selection from theirs menu, including favorites like BBQ shrimp. I was expecting a large platter with a few tastes...instead 3 dinner plates and 2 escargots pans appear at the table! Perfect for the start of the meal. I was guided to a wonderful Pinot Noir by the sommelier (AldenAldi 2014) for the table, and we had great meals and dessert. I recommend this restaurant for groups or couples...and be sure to make reservations!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place always!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

By far this is the best restaurant in New Orleans area. The place, the food, and the attention of the personnel is five star, just a winner!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal. Fantastic service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was OK. Felt a bit over the top and tacky, but they were very attentive. Food was good but not really worth the high price. Decor was not really my taste but it was very clean. I liked the experience overall but it felt expensive for what it is.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service4
value1

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We stopped in for a small bite & a nice glass of wine & were treated with the same great service as someone coming for an important event. Incredible banana cream pie.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Emeril’s is definitely in my top 5 restaurants of all time. Service was top notch and all our food was prepared perfectly. Can’t wait to go back!!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I was visiting from out of town and remember the restaurant from my last visit 16 years ago. We went for lunch and the grilled shrimp appetizer was as good as I remembered. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. A top notch creative restaurant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Overall a great dining experience. Visited for dinner during a last minute trip to New Orleans. With all the competition it did not disappoint. The only reason I did not rate 5 stars was that we had reservations for 8:30pm and were not seated until 9pm. The table was available but the staff seemed to be running behind. Once we sat down and ordered everything went smoothly. The lobster and mushroom, soup of the day was delicious. They have a good variety and exceeded our expectations. Best Mac and cheese I’ve ever had. I ordered the salmon and it was perfectly cooked.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on January 15, 2018

Was not impressed with the food. Pretty average but expensive prices. Pretty disappointed. Excellent service though.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on January 15, 2018

We were very happy with the food. Selections are a bit limited but everything was delicious. I was having trouble deciding between the shrimp and grits or the andouille encrusted drum. Waiter recommended the drum because, he said, “you won’t find it like this anywhere else”. Turned out to be good advice. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We went there on a date to celebrate my birthday on January 14, 2018. It was very disappointing! For my birthday dinner I ordered the salmon from the menu. I ordered as the chef suggested medium cooked. It actually came out a little dry and reduction sauce that was on the salmon was overpowering. My husband found the same with his meal, with the reduction sauce wait to strong and way too much. You cannot taste your dinner because of the strong flavors of the sauce. I was quite sad to walk away from the dinner knowing we had paid a lot of money for meal that really wasn’t tasty or worth a dollar. The service was excellent and the on the Ambience is fantastic but the chef needs to step it up a bit on the menu.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great service. We had 3 waiters for our one table. Salad had too much dressing, but besides that the food was delicious

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on January 14, 2018

Emeril’s lived up to all our expectations. Everyone so attentive and food so very good. Helped make our New Orleans experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Emeril’s was fabulous. The service blew other restaurants out of the water. We also tried other notable restaurants on our trip that we’re credited to the NOLA food scene and they were okay but no service compared to Emerils. You never had to ask for any refills, they addressed you by your name, and whatever you wanted they were prompt with fulfilling your request.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful food and service. To bad the lady at the next table had one martini too many and was so loud.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was amazing as well as the food. I enjoyed my self to the full.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good restaurant. This was our 2nd time in a Emeril’s restaurant (first time in Orlando)... this time, our dining experience was superb.... the tasting flavors, the ambience... Hidghly Recommend it!!!!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Spicy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food options looked good but didn’t really taste as good as we thought it would be. The escargot were tough and oily. The wagyu strip steak just wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. The shrimp and grits that I had weren’t exceptional. For the reputation and price I expected better. We were a bit disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Cordell did a great job of making us feel welcome and he made sure we had everything we needed. Drinks were great and food was absolutely delicious. Perfect night!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Superb food and service, great wine list, and a convenient neighborhood location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We were in NO from Chicago, looking for some authentic NO cuisine and immediately thought on Emerils. I was disappointed there was really no NO choices on the menu. Food was OK. I ordered a Louisiana Filet Med Rare - came our sliced and med well. The manager sensed my disappointment and took it back. Brought me another filet, not sliced and cooked correctly. I guess my disappointment was no crawfish etoufe or other standard NO cuisine with an Emeril twist...Huge wine menu, but the first bottle we picked...was out of stock. Not a bad restaurant, just not what we had expected.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on January 11, 2018

I had a steak dinner which came with several things that seemed to be glopped together on a plate with no spacing in between. The steak was good but the rest of the meal was disappointing. My wife had a lettuce wedge with brown lettuce. I had Seafood Gumbo which was burned. Anyone, with a little skill can make a roux without burning it. In this Gumbo all you could taste was burnt flour.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service3
value1

 
·Dined on January 9, 2018

Loved the decor. Food was seasoned perfectly. Chocolate mousse was divine

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything we thought it would be. Delicious food and lots of it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on January 8, 2018

One of the top meals I've had in my life!! Amazing from start to finish, and the wait staff is attentive, friendly and on point! Worth every single penny you spend there. Only thing I wished for was more wines in the $30-50 range. Wine list is extensive, but packed with very high end options. I tasted everyone's entree at our 5 person table and I could've licked every plate clean! Barbecue Salmon, Andouille Crusted Drum, Pork Chop, Lobster Bucatini and Wagyu Beef were our entree choices. Chicken Andouille gumbo - delicious and super dark roux - yum. The Duck Wings appetizer is a can't-miss item!! Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie for dessert - divine. They also had Free Valet Parking!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 8, 2018

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences I have had. The food was delicious and the wait staff very attentive. The evening exceeded our expectations!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner on my birthday.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Our waiter recommended dinner and it was fantastic. Very attentive and polite

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I had an incredible dining experience at Emeril's. I sat at the Chef's Table overlooking the kitchen. It was fascinating to observe the meal preparation process on so many levels with such relaxed efficiency. The wait staff was outstanding. I never wanted for anything and their recommendations were excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service and food at Emeril's was amazing. We had 3 different gentlemen that took care of our table. We were never without a full glass to drink or fresh bread to eat. They were polite and extremely friendly.
we ordered the escargot, salmon and filet mignon. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly and the pureed potatoes were the creamiest I have ever tasted. The salmon was tender and juciy. The escargot melted in your mouth.
I would definitely recommend this restuarant!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! WHAT A GEM, THE FOOD IS SOME OF THE BEST IN THE US!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was amazing! We live 1 1/2 hours away and visited New Orleans for the Saints game. I took my Fiance' for dinner and it was great, Emeril even came to our table and took pictures with us! Food, ambiance and staff was the best I've experienced, Great Job!

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent dining experience! Great food! Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.