About Emeril's Restaurant

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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.

800 Tchoupitoulas
New Orleans, LA 70130
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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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (138)
Good for a Date (120)
Good for Anniversaries (113)
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Creative Cuisine (104)
Notable Wine List (93)
Romantic (90)
Fit for Foodies (85)
Good for Birthdays (76)
Business Meals (74)
Authentic (65)
Local Ingredients (58)
Good for Groups (57)
Worth the Drive (55)
Hot Spot (39)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Fun (37)
Comfort Food (36)
Bar Seating (34)
Great for Lunch (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Cozy (28)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Casual (24)
People Watching (22)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Seasonal (17)
Spicy (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Healthy (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Scenic View (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The service was very good and made an otherwise average meal a lot better. The sausage gumbo was fine but my wife makes a better one. The swordfish special was kind of bland and maybe I just choose poorly. The pork chop was very good though but the cut we had did have a lot of fat on it. The service was top notch and the staff was very attentive. The food felt a little overpriced for how it tasted.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a terrific restaurant, with decent food, nice ambiance, open kitchen, and polite and attentive service. But be warned: OpenTable is mistaken in categorizing it as "$30 and under"--the very cheapest dinner entree is $28, and most are in the high 30's. Six of us had entrees and split one modest bottle of wine--no appetizers, salads or desserts, with a bill near $300. Certainly worth going if that's your price point.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

The good was exceptional, our servers, Tim, Tim and Thomas were attentive and knowledable!!! Such a good choice, we wrte quite happy

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

The serving staff are great! The food is beautiful and portions are perfect. The wine list selection is huge and varied, so you can find something no matter what your taste or budget. It was a must have on my list to eat here and my expectations were met. Well done!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food at a reasonable price. Banana cream pie is sensational!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was our second time at Emeril's restaurant (different location )
The whole atmosphere, interior design is perfect
The food was outstanding
The service thoug was not perfect
It was very prompt and attentive
But when we ordered Pelligrino (mineral water) the server didn't ask how we want it:
"Gas or no gas"
When she brought it it was already opened , and it tasted like tap water
When the main dish arrived the server didn't ask who is having what
She just put the wrong dish in front of me This is fine dinning
When I go to a casual diner the server always asks who is having this or that
The restaurant deserves better servers, I think

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Went to the visit while visiting NOLA. It was amazing. The entire experience was wonderful, from the service, presentation, to the food. Compared to South Florida's steakhouses I thought it was a real value for our meal and experience. Definitely, a must when in town!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was lousy. Our server never came by to ask if the meal came out alright (it wasn't described accurately on the menu, so we hadn't realized what came out was what we'd ordered) and we sat with dirty dishes in front of us for a long time after we were done. I would not eat here again or recommend it. The food wasn't good enough to offset the bad experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful restaurant experience. Staff, service, food were all A-One.

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

never a disappointment. food and service are always top notch. one of my favorite restaurants in NOLA

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Chefs on the spot vegetarian entree off the menu was splendid and service was great! Definitely coming back eat time we visit NOLA

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My friends and I went to Emeril's restaurant in the Art District in New Orleans. The food was exceptional, service was exceptional, as well as the overall experience. I have ordered the souffle on a prior visit and loved it but after hearing so much about the banana cream pie I thought I would try that. It was good but not as good as a souffle in my opinion. We will definitely be returning to Emerils. It was one of the highlights of my friends first trip to New Orleans.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A beautiful restaurant, delicious food and the best service in New Orleans. Loved it!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Sit at the kitchen bar and watch the chefs create their masterpieces! Recommend, very interesting!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Emerils was very nice. We had previously dined at MERIL, and wanted to dine here as well. After a bumpy start, when we we had a reservation but were forgotten in the bar, the rest of the meal, especially the food, was wonderful. Waitstaff were very attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The roasted fried chicken was fabulous and unlike anything I have eaten in the USA or Europe. Great flavor and good example of new southern cooking. The collard green Mac and cheese was the perfect side. My wife had the wagyu beef and au gratin potatoes were also delicious. The bartender made a Skofflaw with Jefferson ocean bourbon that really hit the spot. Great service, great bar, incredible staff. They even watched some packages we didn’t have time to drop at the hotel before our reserved dining time. Love this place. Eat here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great Beer
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service and food was outstanding. We have dinner at Emerils every time we visit New Orleans and are never disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I was expecting amazing and the food was just very average. I had hanger steak and the presentation quality of the cut were both poor - flavor was ok. My husband had the drum and although his was okay he agrees that we would not go back - too many other restaurants in NOLA.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent food and care by great prices!
I will recommend Emeril's to my friends when they visit NOrleans!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

BBQ shrimp and the gumbo were perfect. The wagyu was ok and the potatoes were under cooked. We did not enjoy our server’s personality and attitude.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent service. Servers were extremely polite. Awesome food. We loved it! This was our annual Christmas lunch. The only thing we all noticed, there was no Christmas tree. We imagined Emeril would have a beautiful tree in his restaurant. Other than that the 6 of us were thoroughly pleased. We will return, just maybe not during the Christmas season. 🎄🎄🎄🎄

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I loved the decor and was especially impressed with wait staff and the hostess. The food was devine!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was excellent. I ordered the fish of the night which was a sword fish. It was amazing. It came with suchatash and greens. It was so good. The greens in a little of the sweet sauce was so yummy. We also had the fried & baked chicken with truffle oil. Ummm amazing. It came with greens and mac and cheese in a little cast iron grill. Very scrumptious. To top it off we got the chocolate sea salt caramel cake. It had real pieces of sea salt caramel. It might have been my favorite. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The hostess sat us & put our napkins on our laps. The decor was nice. Simple, romantic, cozy. I loved all the wine on the walls on the fridges etc. It was such a great dinner. I'd definerly recommend it and hope to return!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience. Excellent service, creative and delicious food, a wine list you'll never reach the end of and excellent cocktails.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

This was on my husband's bucket list since 2001; after his cancer surgery this year it was a priority to leave San Diego for New Orleans and go this THIS restaurant (yes, we understand there are many Emeril restaurants!). Not disappointed. Patrick was an excellent server, being granted the bar seating overlooking the kitchen was a fabulous experience. Looking forward to doing this again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great food with outstanding service. Always something new and special as well as longtime favorites. The Bananna cream pie is still one of our favorites. You can’t go wrong at Emeril’s!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The welcome and service at Emeril's were impeccable. The atmosphere is comfortable and lively, with an engaging view of the kitchen from the dining room. The food is memorable and beautifully presented, as would be expected. My only caveat is this: the meal on my plate didn't meet my expectations perfectly because it didn't quite match the description on the menu. Although the fish entree was superb, the sides of seasonal veggies and potatoes were meager. Nonetheless, we would return if the opportunity arose.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was great and the service was excellent. The wine list was very large. Overall the evening was super!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Emeril's cajun style cooking never disappoints. The seafood on the menu was delicious, as were the drinks and desserts.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food ws great-one of the best meals I have ever had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Awesome experience. Everything you expect from the flagship. Top notch cuisine and flawless service a la minute 👍👍

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was on point! The food was very good and best of all, it's priced comparable to other "not so nice" restaurants near by! The value and quality here are amazing!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our daughter had her 16th birthday party at Emeril's with 5 friends. It was wonderful! They made my daughter and her friends feel special. The food, service and ambiance were perfect, as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Exceptional service & attention to detail; we were able to seat us early, a plus & friendly, courteous staff.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were in New Orleans for an anniversary trip and decided to have dinner at Emerils. The food was excellent as can be expected. However, the customer service is what stood out. The waiter asked what we were celebrating. Then brought us a free appetizer and celebratory dessert as well. We were well taken care of the entire meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful! Yummy food, great service, beautiful!

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Disappointed given the high expectations being met by other restaurant.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always exceptional service and great food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always this restaurant never disappoints. I tried Escargot bourgonoun ( not sure of spelling). It was Good. The sear yellowfin tuna was Great. And as always the Banana Cream Pie is to die for. My family and i never miss a chance to eat lunch when we visit NOLA

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fantastic service; clever and creative food well-prepared and beautifully served by gracious folks who are incredibly nice and lovely. Can’t wait to try the rest of the menu when we come back again!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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