Emeril's Restaurant

4.8
10526 reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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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 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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Shannon
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The staff is so kind and professional, always going out of their way to make your dining experience special. We even saw Emeril cooking in the beautiful open kitchen.

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vipFoodiefromtexas
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, Emeril’s did not disappoint. Did the chef tasting menu and everything was perfect.

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ErinS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Very happy yall are back open.

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vipMocha
New Orleans
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food excellent but pricey. Portions small. An appetizer supposed to be for 2 was not enough for 1. Banana pie recipe changed. Not for the better

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AlexandraW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and experience all around! Love the New Orleans themed menu combined with flavors and ideas from around the world. Will certainly be back soon!

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vipPatrickK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It took 3 hrs to get our entree last nite ! Food was delicious but we were over it by the time it came.!
Unacceptable

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Disappointed
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

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Zafah7
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

What a delight to find out that Emeril, himself, was in the kitchen! We had the most fabulous night with the most fabulous food and waitstaff. Thank you!

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vipRobertL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with friends. Great service, food and tasty beverages. Emeril was actually in the kitchen working hard for the three hours we were there. That sort of dedication is tremendously impressive. A wonderful dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal experience at Emeril's. Our entire waitstaff was so friendly and attentive, Craig made us feel so comfortable and enhanced our night so much! The food was to die for and we are so appreciate of them for welcoming us. We'll be back for the tasting menu soon!

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vipGKJ504
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Request to be seated in the front room, not the side room. Don’t order the tasting menu. The front room is fun and festive.

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TerriF
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Food, ambiance, service were all excellent. We have dined at Emeril’s in Las Vegas and Destin, were not impressed. Friends told us to give this a try—-revamped flagship location. So glad we did! Pricey but well worth it.

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BrentW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Saw Emeril in kitchen and he was so nice. Celebrating my wife’s birthday and that was a nice surprise.

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bzamacona
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second time, and definitely did not disappoint. Incredible food, and equally amazing experience. This time around I had two of the signature drinks, and every aspect of the drink just blew me away. My mother is a HUGE fan of Emeril's, and we are a working-class family that does not usually drop a couple of hundred dollars on a meal, so this is definitely a treat. While I understand that Chef Emeril does not like taking photos, I can't say I wasn't a little heartbroken when I asked one of the staff, and they told me that probably wasn't going to happen. I do appreciate Chef Emeril signing something for her.

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NewOrleanians
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. My dessert plate was adorned with “Happy Birthday” on the plate.

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vipNolaDiner2014
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary night. The team took great care of us

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DeniseF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious. We got the tasting menu so we could have a small portion of different items on the menu. It did not disappoint!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not sure we’ll ever have a better dining experience. From start to finish, everything was incredible. We had a team of excellent waitstaff that made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Young Mike and Nick were the best of the best… I’d recommend Emerils to everyone visiting New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience! The food was delicious, the staff took care of us and made this an unforgettable memory!

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YvetteE
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was disappointed in the pork loin, it was dry, even after the waiter advised me on dipping the pork in the provided sauce. My friend’s Waygu steak was delicious, that was a saving grace. Overall the food was just ok, too many other places around to pay that much for average food. It looked like it was mainly a seafood restaurant so maybe add a chicken dish and tastier options for non seafood eaters.

On the plus side, Emeril was actually there, waved at our table, wish I could have told him his pork loin sucked and for a $200 plus meal for two, I was disappointed as it was my first time in New Orleans and at his restaurant.

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DinaE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wagyu filet! Tender and cooked perfectly. Service was in credible - someone nearby to respond to any request without being over-bearing.

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vipLisaG
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond our expectations, have been going to Emerils since he opened in New Orleans years ago, he has brought it back to what is use to be..Bravo

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Flip
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a treat to celebrate Emeril’s homecoming. Everything about our evening exceeded expectations. The flavors of the food, the textures and the presentations were tops. The service was just what I have come to expect from Emeril and his staff. And it was a real treat to see Chef Emeril working his magic in the open kitchen. Now I can’t wait to return to Emeril’s and NOLAS o when it reopens next

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best dining experience we’ve ever had. We did the chef’s tasting with wine pairing. It was decadent without being heavy. Just an explosion of flavors in each bite!! Thanks, Chef Emeril! And thank you to Michael too for taking care of us. We had a lovely evening!!

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DeAnnH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that Emeril was there working the line. So happy we went.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever tasting menu! Great vegan options! Kids loved it too! It was a wonderful experience to be able to talk and actually hear one another throughout our 3 hour meal. Attention was paid to the acoustics when they designed this space. And that’s very appreciated by blind guests! Thank you!!!!

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DougR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the night was fantastic... And, to top it all off, Emeril himself was on hand and directing efforts in the kitchen. One minor gripe... the banana cream pie... has been reworked and, while still very good, does not hold a candle to Emeril's original. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it..."

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vipJeffN
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blew me away actually. Took my 17 year old son for his first trip to New Orleans. Somewhat expected nice traditional creole cuisine capitalizing on the brand but nothing inventive. I was wrong. Service was impeccable - personal and not stuffy. Emeril was there! And not glad handing a bunch of fat cats, but working the line expediting! Waiter said it was cool for us to take a pic, “it’s an open kitchen. If he didn’t want you to see into the kitchen, he would have closed it off” - emeril, “I need remoulade on 13!”

Amuse bouche came as a trip - garlic bisque with lobster, oyster with caviar and a smoked fish bite… i had the bbq shrimp app times two and my son had the mac-daddy wagyu filet…. Both super tasty and modern. Trip of ice creams for desert followed by another “compliments of the chef” desert tasting bites.. couldn’t have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trying something new

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BridgetE
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys did great! I had a large party for a bachelorette party and you put us in the wine room! Wow, what a treat! The servers and all of the staff were amazing! Thank you for making our night so special!

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StephanieN
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Birthday Dinner was amazing and I plan to come back in the future. The food was delicious and freshly made when served...

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KarenW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! All was great!
Service was the best

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vipShannonB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences I've had at a restaurant! Food was awesome wait staff was amazing! Highly recommend this place!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall I recommend however, the time between entree and main was so long that we had to ask for second bread service and our daughters leftovers to be boxed and her desert ordered before my wife and I ate. Bam! Food for thought.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Business Dinner with clients !Best service and food .Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were both incredible. $160 for two of us with some wine and dessert. Lived up to the hype.

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CarlosF
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and modern New Orleans cuisine outside the hectic tourist zone.

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Susan
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner with exquisite servise

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dougatcfi
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Vegetarian options are very limited. That is disappointing.

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Emeril's Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 10526 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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