Emeril's Restaurant

4.7
9331 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole
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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole, Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(504) 528-9393
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Douglas Braselman
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Private party facilities
Customize your private party with exquisite food, wine & service.
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Private party contact
Taylor Terrebonne: (504) 528-9393
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Julia Street
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Parking details
Complimentary, secure valet parking across from the restaurant
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 9331 People Are Saying
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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a good experience if not for one thing. Our servers were Mike, Rafael and Chris. Rafael was very nice and attentive; Chris was also very pleasant and immediate to respond. However, the whole experience was ruined by this big guy Mike who had such a condescending attitude. He was rude and arrogant when I asked him to repeat something. And when I was trying to decide between two wine selections, he was practically offensive and snooty. He also tried very hard to influence our choices. When we said we wanted to see the dessert menu to decide early if we want to order the chocolate bread pudding (since it has a 30 minute prep time), he said you don't need the menu and the chocolate bread pudding is not very good anyway. I think this guy Mike should be fired. He has a very superior attitude - something that is very different from the friendly attitude of senior servers in the best restaurants in New Orleans.

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JP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! Our server was extremely knowledgeable of everything on the menu, both food and wine. Our experience exceeded our expectations.

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J
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an excellant meal. The food lived up to the reviews but the service made the evening.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good - got the fried chicken with Mac and cheese, the duck, and for an appetizer got calamari, which we would all consider getting again. Everything has a little twist over the normal versions of each dish. The food portions were surprisingly quite generous. Server was attentive without being overly invasive. Drinks were good as well. It was an expensive night, but by New Orleans standards, was a good value for an upscale restaurant. Would definitely consider coming again for a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice experience, good food & service. But there are so many others with better prices.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really good time here. The service, food and ambience was on point. I would definitely be back when I visit again and will recommend to anyone coming to New Orleans.

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MG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

41st wedding anniversary

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BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome experience at the original Emeril's. Redecorated since my last visit. Very upscale appeal and great menu. Food was outstanding!

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F
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant experience and food just simply amazing. The cost very cost effective for top shelf food. The staff soo friendly. The wine selection is fantastic. However if you order bottle of wine I would to have it decantered overall we were very happy.

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FV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food had no essence flavor we expected better tasting in food

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MD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Went in for dessert and drinks. We were rushed when they realized we weren’t ordering a full meal. We really wanted to try the chai crème brûlée, but I wish we didn’t waste our time. Staff was incredibly pushy.

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m
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The bar and drinks were great. The food unfortunately was not what we expected from such a top rated restaurant. We had the pork chop and it was drowning in the sauce. And the sauce was not good. The server was so nice and took it off the bill. We will not be visiting again

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Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

service was very slow. 3 hours for dinner is way too long

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Amarillo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant experience to date! Everything was absolutely perfect! Our 3 waiters were so attentive and funny! The food was cooked to perfection and out in the most timely manner! Nothing could have made this experience better!!! This place is a must in NOLA!!

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New York Area
452 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a fun and fabulous dinner! Amazing stuffed clams, delicious glazed duck and the biggest tastiest pork chop ever. Excellent service.

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AC
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food!

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GS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very mediocre food for very high price. People at the next table were already drunk when they arrived, so they were noisy and not well behaved. Service was fine, but pretentious. Too many better places than this one to drop $200 for dinner.

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TR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

After years of watching to tv shows and idolizing Emeril as a chef, I wanted to take my wife out to eat here while visiting NOLA. We were not impressed. It is a nice place and well staffed. Our head waiter stumbled through the menu using too many big words that he didn’t even understand. His over-arrogance was unnecessary while we were ordering wine and dinner. My wife had the steak and I had the lamb schnitzel. Both were good. I can say I’ve been there, done that.

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L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience for me and my son! We fly down to New Orleans for a couple of days to eat at Emeril's and celebrate our late December birthdays about every other year as a present to ourselves. It truly is a gift!

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I came here for dinner and we had an amazing meal. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. My friend was disappointed that her gumbo had no seafood in it, but that was her only complaint.

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JF
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flew in from Houston for a surprise night away in NOLA with my wife. Service was phenomenal as was the food. Glad we made it our dinner spot.

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Houston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was wonderful and extremely attentive. Tables placed a little close together, open atmosphere so a little loud. Food was tasty, but not extraordinary. Presentation could have been a little... neater. But overall a great experience.

Caveat: I’ve never eaten at the restaurant before and so I did not have any true expectations other than I thought it was a slightly more upscale restaurant. It may be that I simply had the category wrong.

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CB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Great ambience.

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RD
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food! Server was very helpful with suggestions for dinner and dessert.

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PP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was awesome! Had a great selection of food options and also nice drinks to accompany the food. Service was outstanding!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! The prices are as good, if not better than ypu will find in the Quarter. The food, service, and atmosphere is so much better!

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Being hard of hearing, it was very difficult to hear what our waiter was saying. He also had an accent which made it even harder to interpret. He should've dropped down to our level to avoid the repetitive "sorry, can you please repeat?". No complaints about the food except how it was served. I had the fried chicken with mac and cheese served on a wooden plank. It was messy and I had a hard time keeping it on said plank. Unique does not mean suitable. The food was stellar.

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SA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and nice extensive wine list. Service was impeccable. Definately a must!

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El Paso
7 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group and the service was outstanding.. Can't thank the team enough for a great evening...

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OB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing experience there, our servers were fantastic and the food was excellent! Definitely a NOLA staple that everyone needs to fit in on their trip.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I expected better quality.

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Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal we had in New Orleans! Jordan was our server and she was fantastic!

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ZM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Definitely not my budget, but it was a great experience.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have EVER had! This restaurant is a New Orleans must! We will absolutely be back on our next visit to this awesome city!

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CP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a table near the open kitchen. The variety on the menu was appreciated, and we ordered a few starters, and different entrees to see what's what. The service was very good from the team that worked our section of the room. Very personable and knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. Good job.

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MM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We popped in for a light meal/appetizer. Having traveled all day, we didn’t want much. Our server seemed annoyed that we didn’t order more, even though it was early (6ish). It kind of put a pall on the meal. We might have ordered second drinks but for the palpable disdain.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Had the duck and it was pretty bad. It was either marinated or slow cooked so meat was very tender but it had little or no flavor

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TV
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional. Everything was delicious and perfectly seasoned. Their wine list was like a novel with so many options, but the staff is right there and always willing to help and give you recommendations. Definitely save your stomach for dessert because their famous banana cream pie is worth it.

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M
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere! Truly our favorite place to dine in NOLA.

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