Emeril's Restaurant

4.7
9302 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 9302 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ML
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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OT
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I expected better quality.

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OT
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Service was outstanding, food delightful and delicious. The decor and atmosphere were relaxed, sophisticated and comfortable. Loved the photos of Emeril on the restroom tile!

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

Fantastic food,ambiance and service. I highly recommend this restaurant

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food of our lived! Pork chop with mole was amazing!!!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Was able to meet Emeril! I was 110% satisfied. Will definitely go back.

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P
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious drum fish entree! Loved every bite. Service was extraordinary! A bit noisy but we enjoyed it!

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DM
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and food. Thank you Emeril for being you.

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PJ
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly creative food that just puts it over the top. We highly recommend Emeril's.

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M
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went prior to a concert. I mentioned that we needed to be on our way by 7:15 when i booked the reservation. When we arrived, without me us mentioning it, our waiter mentioned that he would have us on our way by our deadline. Everything was perfect! Also love the free valet parking.

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LA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant lives up to its reputation. Starting with the bread more specifically the corn muffins were amazing. We did the tasting menu and it was great. Courses were small, beautiful and wonderfully plated. Even with 4 courses ahead there was just enough room left to slide a piece of molasses cake in. The coffee sauce and cream cheese complimented each other perfectly and the praline topping added a crunch. Delicious meal and we will be back

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J
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a diner at Emeril’s for many years they constantly
Maintain an excellent of food and service

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J
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Staff ! We were an hour late due to Traffic and I called and They told me They would hold our Reservation!

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RD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made the reservation online and they called me to confirm which was really nice. The service was fantastic and we had a lot of fun with our waiters. Drinks, appies and entres and desserts were all fantastic. It really is a beautiful restaurant. Emeril happened to be there and signed a couple of his books for us as well. :-)

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A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our Anniversary dinner at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Everyone was warm and friendly. The kitchen was clean and it was a delightful show. The chefs worked with precision and were even attentive and friendly for those of us looking on. Thank you to everyone for making our evening a night to remember.

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CP
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single Aspect of the operation was outstanding. This is my new standard of perfection. Food delicious, service at 10 Dave, I loved it! The service was attentive without being obsequious.

Every aspect of the operation was outstanding. This is my new standard of perfection. Food delicious, service over the top. I loved it!

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

Everything about this experience was perfect. My food was memorable, absolutely delicious--some of the best I've eaten in the city (and I've lived in New Orleans 35 years!). The service was perfect, friendly and competent without being overly friendly or intrusive. The restaurant's noise level was definitely better than most; we could actually hear each other talk, even with every table full. This ranks as probably one of my three favorite New Orleans' restaurants and in fact, since my last experience at Commander's Palace was disappointing, Emeril's has probably moved up to my very favorite. They have a $35, three-course lunch that, if you take advantage of the option, makes this a seriously elegant but affordable special-occasion lunch. We did not take advantage and the cost for lunch was somewhat more expensive: about $50/person for a three course meal, excluding any alcohol and tip.

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

I have had a couple perfect meals at Emeril's in the past but sadly not last night. We got in about 8:30 on a Monday, so seated quickly. Got the usual wonderful service and ordered our entrees right away. My wife's shrimp and grits was fine (7 to 8 on her sliding scale) but my Swordfish Paella was very very dry and the fish way overdone. It came out so quickly, literally within 10 minutes, that I think it must have been siting for awhile. Not what I expect from such a fine reliable restaurant. I sadly say I wish I'd gone somewhere else.

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

It was disappointing.

The service was very good, but we were there for our anniversary. Other restanrants had acknowledged that mad made attempts to make our time special. Emeril’s did not seem to care. or make any special effort. It was diffierent from the other restaurants we had been to in the past.

The food was well prepared but just okay. The ingredients in the Reveillon Menu did not fit well with each other compared to GW Fin and Commander’s Palace’s menu. I was expecting something similar. Emeril’s was below expectation for what I considered to be a 5 star restaurant.

I last went to Emeril’s about 5 years ago and was eager to return. Now, I will skip Emeril’s the next time I’m in New Orleans.

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c
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The pork chop was the best I've ever had at a restaurant. The dessert of banana cream pie was out of this world. The service was amazing. The serving crew operated like a well-oiled machine. No need went ignored or unnoticed. Would definitely go back here again.

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

Returned to Emeril's for the first time in years and was not disappointed. Very attentive wait staff, and the attention to detail was clear. Service for each course was presented at precisely the same moment to both people at the table - this is a sign of a well-trained front of house staff. The food was impeccable, from salad to soup to entrée to desserts. The special, swordfish on red beans and rice, was very tasty, maybe a little underspiced. I added the optional finely sliced truffles which made it slightly more interesting, though I was not convinced the flavor profile really matched the dish. The only slip was when I asked a waiter where the truffles were sourced and she did not return with the information. It is nice to see this gem continue to perform at a high level.

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

The meal was outstanding with great service provided by "Young Mike". We will be going back.

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FS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed an excellent meal and the service was impeccable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved everything!! Really outstanding experience. The only minor adjustment I would make is there were a lot of visits by service staff so a lot of interruptions. Appreciated the quality service though.

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CN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was nice but not fantastic.Appetizer of clams stuffed with blue crab was excellent. Service was extremely slow but they made up by giving us a dessert ‘on the house’.

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

Brandon was wonderful as well as all the support staff. The food was excellent! Service phenomenal. Brandon went as far as assisting us with our wine selection as we have never bought a bottle of wine before. I would come back again and again. 10 stars!!!

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was warm and lively.
The cocktails were delicious.
The food was excellent; in flavor and the serving portions were plentiful. I will definitely return upon future visits to NOLA.

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SP
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was over the top and food was very good! We will definitely return on our next visit to NOLA.

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

Very noisy
GreAt service
Nicely sized portions
Mushroom crab soup could have been hotter

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