Emeril's Restaurant

4.8
10367 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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 30 years, including Esquire magazine’s “Restaurant of the Year”, and Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award” for over 20 years. Chef Emeril inspires 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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Experiences

  • Chef Emeril's Tasting Menu

    $150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Experience 5 courses of Chef Emeril's savory dishes plus an intermezzo and dessert. The Chef’s Tasting Menu is crafted utilizing the full spectrum of fresh and seasonal ingredients that are available in the restaurant. Signature wine pairings are available for an additional cost. Menu cost is $150 per person, plus beverages, tax, and gratuity. A Vegetarian Tasting menu is available for $130 per person, plus beverages, tax, and gratuity. Both a la carte and tasting menu options will be offered upon being seated. Entire table participation for tasting menu option is not required. Beverages, tax, and gratuity are not included.

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    Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 10367 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all superb. They noted my Open Table
note about one dietary restriction before we had to ask. They brought a stool so I wouldn’t have to leave my bag on the floor. Someone had a whoopsy spill at another table—there were 6 staff on it within seconds to tend to the guest and tidy. Presentation was gorgeous. Decor was just enough. We’ll be back.

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ChristyD
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I usually each choose something we want to do on our trips. This was my choice for New Orleans, eating at Emeril’s Restaurant. Not only was it amazing food, but a night to be remembered. The staff was attentive (like I’ve never experienced before) and wonderful. The food tasteful and innovative. The wine aromatic and delicious. Thanks to Emeril and his amazing staff we had an amazing and memorable evening. One of my top ten for sure!

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kayedoc
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a reunion dinner with my college roommate and we had an outstanding dining experience. The tasting menu was pricey but well worth the experience. Service was very attentive. I went “all in” and opted for the wine pairings and was glad I did. Would definitely return and do it again!

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vipKatherineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Some of the dishes were great but we had the pork and it was over cooked, dry and chewy. We told the waiter of the issue with the pork and he offered us more sauce instead of offering to fix the pork. This is supposed to be a high end restaurant and we could see Emeril himself from where we were sitting. While the waiters comment made for a memorable meal, I wouldn’t recommend it.

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vipClif
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu and wine pairings were excellent. The service was well paced which we appreciated as we were going to the Elton John concert. It was two hours for the seven courses. Some tasting menus take way too much time! We’ve eaten at some of the best restaurants around the world, and this dining experience was in my top 10 of all time. It was a treat to see Emeril overseeing all of the dishes coming out of the kitchen!

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viptdwood84
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner, all was amazing. The food was awesome!

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Steakplease
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was fun and delicious. Great experience thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good and service was great! Gumbo is a must try

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ErinB
Mobile
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting Menu was excellent. Wine pairing wasn’t good for my taste. But overall excellent.

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vipSweeTea
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were perfect. The amuse bouche was fantastic. The apps and entrees with delicious. The desserts were lovely. And the final bites were pleasant surprises. I loved the Bourbon Whiskey Smash and the Alluring Novella. The final bite with the King Cake Macaron was delicious! Our server Peyton was both pleasant and thoughtful. Her team was en pointe all evening! Thank you!!!

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vipGeorgeB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we are New Orleans natives, this is the first time my wife and I had eaten at Emeril's in some time. What a pleasant surprise!! The food was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful but what made the meal so very special was the staff- everyone from the server to the gentleman filling the water glasses to the gentleman bringing the bread and butter-EVERYONE- was so welcoming and friendly-it was a really delightful dining experience.

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DamondW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating wife’s birthday and could not have asked for a better experience! The service and staff were Amazing!!Chef Emeril was actually in the kitchen and the chefs executed flawlessly! We enjoyed both tasting menus. The dishes were very thoughtful and well balanced, creating one of the best meals we have ever had! Thank you to all who contributed to this dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome gumbo, lobster, wagyu filet, banana cream pie. Old Fashion Reserve made with Emeril’s Weller. Top tier service. Cool Vibe. Emeril in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 year delayed 50th birthday celebrations for two best friends and it couldn’t have been better. We both had the chef tasting menu. Mine was the vegetarian tasting menu and my friend had the chefs tasting.

Hands done the best fine dining experience I’ve had as a vegetarian. Typically I prefer to go to ethic restaurants to get a flavor variety.

At EmerIl’s had the full experience and every dish was full of amazing flavor. Pricey but worth every penny for this celebration.

We lucked out, Emeril was in house and putting his touch on the tasting dishes. Go if you can, we had a lovely experience.

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The five course tasting menu was a wonderful selection of unique dishes and combinations of food. The wait staff was beyond attentive and friendly. The sommelier explained each wine and why it was chosen. It was a wonderful gastronomic experience.

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RickS
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was excellent but what really sets Emeril's apart is the outstanding service. Although the restaurant had recently re-opened the staff was focused on customer service as if each had been there for a decade.

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Darlene
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was sublime! I love fine dining and I am fortunate enough to be able to do it fairly regularly. This meal was one of the best I have ever experienced. Truly! Service was perfection as well. I will be spreading the word!

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vipDennisP
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative dishes, knowledgeable staff, stimulating decor, tasty beverages

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vipMickMcD
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience at Emeril’s! The service was out of this world - like the fine restaurants in New York. And Emeril was in the kitchen the night we were there. The food experience was fantastic - both the tasting menu and the menu. We would most definitely go back.

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BenF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both did the chef’s tasting. She had the vegetarian and I had the regular with the wine pairing. All of the dishes were excellent and we would definitely do it again. The wine selection and pairings were spot on and complimented each dish nicely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the great meals of my life!

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vipnjprk
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What fine dining and service is all about.

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JoeB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food was superb. The atmosphere, the service was was top notch. Loved everything about Emeril’s.

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CarolR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed after having heard raving reviews from friends who had visited years ago.
We chose the scallop hot appetizer and the red grouper as our main corses. Both were very bland and tasteless.

Ordered a Tito martini, no vermouth no garnish. Was served with a twist of lemon. When I commented that it was to be without garnish they took the drink to the bar, removed the twist and reserved it!!! I had to send it back again, the smell of lemon was profuse.

Dining at G W Finns spoiled us. Emeril’s can’t compare

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vipPhilB
New York Area
182 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

We ended our week of NOLA holiday with a dinner at Emeril's. We've been to Emeril's for decades and was excited to have a great meal. The service was exemplary and the ambiance as usual was wonderful. The amuse bouche were great as were our appetizers. We splurged and got the white truffle supplement with the wagyu filet. It arrived with an already shaved small amount of white truffles that had no nose nor flavor, which I've never encountered over many years of various truffle tastings. The black garlic bordelaise sauce with the dish was quite good. For a $100 upcharge for the truffles I expected more. The duck entree however was excellent and the banana cream pie was OK with minimal essence of banana.

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vipScottinNOLA
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at Emeril’s. The service was exceptionally attentive and friendly—Billy and Blaine were terrific.

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vipBeGood
New Orleans
47 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Very professional and efficient staff. The food was prepared to perfection.

The bbq shrimp appetizer was great . The Emeril’s salad was disappointing ..pedestrian at best.

The bread and corn bread brought to the table was also disappointing. They both were dry and tasteless. They can and should do better. The biscuit brought with the bbq shrimp was wonderful and set the expectation
for the bread.

The canapés presented before the meal got mixed reviews. I liked the steak tartar, the seafood and the mushroom soup. I thought they were great.

My wife didn’t like it at all.

The pork was done to perfection. The mole sauce, and avocado tamarind were outstanding as were the sweet potatoes with the pork. Simply perfect and generous.

The wagyu steak with potato purée & bone marrow bordelaise was also perfectly cooked.

The kids got the ice cream dessert. All three scoops were great. Gingerbread and bourbon vanilla.

Great Truffle, mint of some sort and a custard demi dessert.

The mask requirements AND the dress code are online and mentioned when called.

Frankly, I was impressed and why I picked Emeril’s. “Finally” I thought someone wants to have a true grand restaurant..a place to go and be dressed up..a destination.

They “suggest “jackets and they don’t turn people away or provide jackets.

I get it but don’t like it.
There were guys in jeans and tennis shoes sitting at tables.

I don’t think there should be a bar you can eat at in a grand restaurant.

I don’t like the limited main menu. It lacks the items available on the tasting menu. The lack of choice seems a money grab -which should not be at a grand restaurant.

Not having a gumbo or soup option in NOLA at a place that credits it’s start in La is unfair.

I’m ok w paying for perfection. $250 for taste menu of 10 items or 5 items on the main menu w 3 cold or 3 hot aptzrs-none of them a soup or gumbo..in La? Who comes to La for the pork or steak? BAM gotta have gumbo on the menu in La!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Christmas Chef’s Experience. The food, wine and service were beyond amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was phenomenal

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AmyL
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very attentive and pleasant wait staff, who anticipated every need. Food wa3s exceptional!
Only call out...the short pour for each glass of wine, at $20 per glass, was a bit disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular 🎉🎉

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vipmadeleinen
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

First of all , I have always loved Emerils . I am a native New Orleanian, and always frequent it . They re-opened recently and I made reservation for my birthday. When I looked at the menu online , it had totally changed- pretty much all the favorites were gone! I called them and asked them about this on the morning of my reservation, I was assured that the traditional menus were still being used as well as the new ones - so we went . When we got there , I ordered a glass of Chardonnay ( which was warm -not chilled 20 dollars and my husband ordered a drink. We were given the menus and it was the new menu - none of the old favorites. We asked for the regular menu and was told that this was the only menu . I advised them that I was told that they had a regular menu also. Nope! We had our drinks and left - went to Desi Vegas for a delicious birthday meal. The point is, they were not very gracious in acknowledging their misguided information and was left with a rather unpleasant experience. It was a real disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish we had been aware of the time the chefs menu would take. We were there close to the holidays & planned to meet up with family after.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I think it is sufficient to say that Emerils is a great place to go if you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket and you aren't looking for anything too exciting. That is to say that the food was well prepared and presented beautifully and did taste wonderful, I suppose we were just expecting something else and there is nothing the restaurant can do about peoples preconceved expectations. The service for the most part is excellent. We had a slightly surly server who seemed distracted; but, otherwise the service was the best part of the meal.We did have a allergen scare with a member of our group who has celiac's disease; however, the staff immediately realized their mistake, swooped in, and removed the plate immediately and apologized. The rest of the meal was a bit stressful waiting to see if our friend was going to have a reaction or not. EJ Lagasse came out and apologized to the table on behalf of his father, it wasn't necessary but very nice and appreciated.

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DanaW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! We had a great experience. A total OMG.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience! Food was incredible, service on point.

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Rick
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience
Service was great!

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ChristianP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An exceptional dining experience. The care in the hospitality and food does not go unnoticed. Great to see THE chef in the kitchen, on the line working with his team. The service team wants to do a good job and is working hard to master the finer details of service. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Never have I been as disappointed in a menu and meal as I was with Emerils last night. Being a regular at the many fine dining choices in New Orleans I selected Emerils for what used to be a “go to” for consistently great New Orleans food. The menu changed post Covid into an unrecognizable selection of tiny portions intended to help the guests to enjoy the full spectrum of tastes that were offered. Well, the food not only missed that mark but sent us home looking for something to eat when we returned. We left hangry. The food was flavorless and underwhelming. The idea of small portions buildings an image of the dish in the visitor’s mind as something special has to deliver extraordinary flavors. It did not.
It was an embarrassment for our out of town guests as we had built it up to be one of the best in Nola. It is a shadow of its former self.
What a shame that I will never be able to frequent what used to be one of New Orleans favorites. No wonder it was the only place that I could get a last minute reservation.

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vipFoodimentary
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Was 100% what I expected and the chef we there to greet too! What fun!

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Emeril's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 10367 OpenTable diners.

Emeril's Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://emerilstore.com.

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