To begin with, the service was off. The waiter took dinner orders without providing a drink menu. We ordered drinks after ordering food. Appetizers came very quickly and before drinks. Main course came about 5-10 minutes after the appetizer were cleared. The pacing was that of a diner.
The food itself was surprisingly average. Two fish dishes were ordered and for the price being paid neither was particularly tasty. We did not stick around for dessert.
The odd thing was that we were at Meril, Emeril’s new restaurant for lunch the day before, and it was fantastic. The food was creative and tasty and everything worked very well.
I don’t ever write reviews like this but this was so disappointing I needed an outlet.
We had a nice time. The food was fine, but because it was Emeril, I was expecting to be blown away by it. Service was fine.
Pleasant but not standout. Given what we have heard and what I have experienced at Emeril’s other restaurants, this was a disappointment. Fried chicken while moist, was rather bland. Pork chop in Mole sauce was just ok. Sweet BBQ Salmon was good.
Service was outstanding!!!
Food was excellent, will definitely come back..
My 80 year old Mom wanted to try Emeril’s while we were staying overnight. She and I were lucky to get eat a last minute reservation. The staff were amazing and patient with her hearing loss.
Exceptional service and food!
Becasuse my business has moved and for where I live, I don't get to the restaurant as often. Last night I saw Kevin, Ray, Macus, and Herman. It was like returning home to family. After at least 20 years of being served by the staff, I still enjoy the food and the staff's wonderful attention to accommodate me and my guests. The quality, level of service and sincerity Kevin and his team shows is truly WORLD CLASS!!! I wish the best to everyone associated with Emeril's!
The restaurant was pleasantly nice and clean, and Emeril was in the kitchen which made the experience to remember. The waitress and her teammates were friendly, attentive and informative and not pushy and appropriately willing to make the whole experience wonderful. The cocktails we had were in small glasses with significant ice but tasted good. The escargot appetizer was served in small potato balls while the sweetbread was hard to recognize due to its size. The barbecued shrimps were tasty. I had the porkchop which was good, tender and tasty and was cooked sous vide way, a little bit more of crisping on the outside would have been better. My spouse had the special of the night swordfish which he said was good. Overall, we were delighted with our experience there and we would like to come back and try the other menu items.
We celebrated our anniversary here and it was amazing! The food was incredible and the service was just as good. Can't wait to go back!
Best food of the week!!! Amazingly good!
While I thought my dish was very good, not great, my husband loved his. Service was outstanding though.
Service felt overbearing. Enteres and deseets lacked taste, as the emphasis was on oversized portions; quanity over quality. Overpriced wine list.
We had a private room and it was excellent. My only complaint is that two of us received seconds on drinks we did not order. We were asked repeatedly if we wanted more to drink and said no, but they brought them anyway. Odd.
Service was excellent. The food was nothing speci except the desserts which were a great value and very good.
Service was amazing. Staff very attentive. Food was great as usual. This was our 4 th time here. Will definitely come back next time in New Orleans
My colleague and I had a very nice dinner starting with the Barbeque Shrimp and Calamari for appetizers, softshell crab on a Caesar salad, and we both had fish for our entrees.
The food was excellent, service very good, but the bread pudding dessert could have been better as I don't like a congealed hard bread for the "pudding".
overall a nice dining experience.
This is our second time at Emeril’s and it was delicious again
Dinner was terrific...food, service, decor, beverages, ambiance and smiles from all staff! I highly recommend the mushroom appetizer!!
We sat at the Chef’s table & enjoyed watching how organized & efficient they were.
Very good food, authentic Louisiana cuisine with an artsy twist on most recipes. My wife had the ribeye, and it was probably one of the top 4 or 5 steaks that I have ever tasted.
I had the escargot, and a bowl of gumbo. The escargot was very good, the gumbo was the second best I have ever had.
The atmosphere was great, the ambiance was splendid for a date night or anniversary, and the service was very good.
If the system allowed 4.5 stars, that is the review I would give Emeril's.
2nd best restaurant I have been to in NOLA. Only Copeland's get's higher marks from me.
Food and service were excellent. We were visiting from out of town. Easy Uber drive from our hotel that was near the French Quarter. Will definitely eat here again if ever in NOLA again.
My review- Outstanding (10/10) appetizers, outstanding (10/10) salads but the main dish (salmon) gets a 5/10 and the dessert (2/10).
My wifes' -- 10/10 for the appetizers, 10/10 soup, 4/10 main dish (beef stroganoff) and 1/10 for the dessert.
Everything was perfect. From the tablecloth to the food. Service was impeccable. The manager, without any prompting, even came by and asked a table full of loud and obnoxious people to tone things down. Have the banana cream pie for desert. It was wonderful.
Waiters r aeesome
Absolutely delicious and staff always superb. We celebrated a birthday and they went above and beyond which is usual
We came from Chicago and saved this restaurant for our grand finale.
- Gulf shrimp. They were delivered overcooked and lukewarm. Barely any seasoning. We didn't send them back, but should of.
- Duck cream soup. Good flavor, broth was only served. Not sure if there was more to it. The problem was again the serving temperature was luke warm.
- Fried chicken was a little over done. The crust didnt have much flavor and was very dry. It was the servered at a good termperature. I wish it had more flavor.
Waygu skirt steak with chimichurri and brussels - Cooked well. Chimichurri was nothing more than a basic one. Very boring.
- Bottle of Duckhorn wine (100 dollars). This bottle was served to use very warm. Very strange. Instead of replacing the bottle, they remedied the situation, by poring us a new glass from the bar while the already opened bottle was chilled to a normal red temperature. We are not total wine snobs, but at that price point, they should find a proper bottle, or refund it.
Overall, this place is just a tourist trap. they need quality control. I will say the desserts looked phenomenal but we didn't get to try them.
Very good food (a little spicy for my taste) but overall great. I really will appreciate you have more gluten free options, our waiter only gave one entree as gluten free option and that is something I didn’t like. Good wine!!! Great créeme brûlée
We had such a great experience from when the Host check us in till we received the bill at the end of the meal. The mac n cheese and collard green were to die for!!!! Definitely will recommend and if New Orleans again will go for dinner....
EXCELLENT! My wife and I went here for our anniversary and were not disappointed. We had been to Emeril's NOLA and had a great time. The food and the service was excellent here also. Can't wait to go back.
The bartender was rude. The table service was very nice. The food was disappointing
We love Emeril's and make sure we visit every year that we come in town for the French Quarter Fest. This visit was with 6 Adults and we all enjoyed ourselves. All the food was delicious as always: sausage app, meatball app, beat salad, wedge salad, gumbo, fried chicken (2), pork chops (2) (very large portion), steak, drum fish, peanut butter pie (so yummy!).
Very disappointing- food arrived cold. Sent it back - they simply replated it in the kitchen and it came back just as cold the second time. I’ll never go back.
Our dinner was amazing. The wait staff were phenomenal, a great experience.
Been here many times, always great food & service
One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Amazing food, wonderful service- a perfect night.
We have had the privilege of eating at several of Emeril's restaurants, but this was the first time we have been to the one here in New Orleans. The food was amazing, and the service was faultless. Excellent dinner! And you KNOW Emeril knows something about food!
All I can say is "Simply Amazing". I strongly recommend the duck wings as a appetizer. The salmon was delicious and I topped it off with season special dessert which was strawberry boulette w/butter pecan ice cream. Everytime I come to NOLA I will definitely make reservations. Two thumbs up
I thought the food was nothing awe-inspiring, particularly for the great expense. And, there were no gluten free options that were not sub-par (i.e., you could order something from the menu, but it would not include many important ingredients, leaving a less-than-great dish). However, the ambiance made for a fun time, and the service was excellent.
A wedding. It’s was perfect for the night before
We enjoyed dining at Emeril’s Restaurant, his original place in NoLa. Beautiful setting, great food, excellent service. Highly recommended.