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Emeril's

Emeril's

Cajun and Creole Restaurant, Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
Lower Garden District, New Orleans
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    Dan R.
    "Try the Banana Cream Pie - The paragon (via @Foodspotting)"(17 Tips)
    jenn v.
    "Pork chop, bbq shrimp, and calamari are must haves"(7 Tips)
    Christine N.
    "Emeril's is the finest restaurant in New Orleans, don't miss it."(3 Tips)
    Kar M.
    "Best Gumbo"(6 Tips)
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  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PolloneSeptember 18, 2015
    An American and New Orleans classic. The gumbo is excellent and the chef doesn't tone down the spice at all. Enjoyed the ribeye on this visit.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Joe M.
    Joe MartinezDecember 29, 2012
    Try the sausage, it's great! The gumbo rocks! It has a home recipe feel that reminded me of my grandmother. And, the drum divine! Banana creme pie, oh yeah! Really great food and great sevice!
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DownesMay 19, 2013
    Emeril's steak is quite possibly the best I've ever had. WIthout a doubt it was in the top five of my life. Fantastic service to boot. Let me swap for the sides that came with the chicken.
  • Patrick S.heart icon on user image
    Patrick SchutzJanuary 21, 2020
    Everything from the ambiance to the service to the food was great! The gumbo was unconventional but tasty. I had a Mezcal cocktail that was excellent. The food is pricy but consistent and good.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CheramieNovember 27, 2018
    To the world Emeril is a famous chef, to New Orleans he's a local. His original spot remains a top dinner or lunch choice. Get the chicken & waffles or bbq shrimp, your stomach will thank you later.
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    MuratSeptember 17, 2022
    Nice venue with delicious food , portions are European size, but good enough. Drink menu is satisfying with great wines and cocktails, and super rich variety of whiskey. Spacious. Prices affordable.
  • Sam E.
    Sam ElliottMay 10, 2018
    Delicious pork chop, *perfectly* cooked. Lots of great char. Tender, juicy, not in the least dry. Really impressed at our meal here, tbh. Emeril could easily have chosen to coast on his rep.
  • Kathleen V.heart icon on user image
    Kathleen VargasNovember 11, 2016
    Perfect place for a date night. Pork chops are very big and please get the andouille and boudin appetizer with collard greens.
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CheramieNovember 9, 2018
    To the world Emeril is a famous chef, to New Orleans he's a local. His original spot remains a top dinner or lunch choice. Get the chicken & waffles or bbq shrimp, your stomach will thank you later.
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 16, 2016
    Emeril put the fear of god into this banana cream pie. Just look at those bananas stacked ever so perfectly. Read more
  • Kar M.heart icon on user image
    Kar MariscalDecember 28, 2019
    Best restaurant in New Orleans !!! Best Gumbo, and the pork chop are the best !
  • Lucretia P.heart icon on user image
    Lucretia ParkerSeptember 5, 2015
    The barbecue shrimp is to die for. The pork chop is amazing and freakishly huge
  • Ivette T.
    Ivette TorresJuly 23, 2013
    Try the Peach Bruschetta & the Andouille Crusted Rainbow Trout. My husband had the Buffalo Chappapeela Duck Wings, the arugula salad & the fish of the day (swordfish). Everything was delicious!
  • Mypat B.
    Mypat BoboDecember 11, 2014
    Everything I ate here was wonderful. Try a medium rare burger and the extremely good barbecue shrimp, maybe the best in New Orleans.
  • J Monique C.
    J Monique CollierMarch 24, 2013
    Homemade Andouille and Boudin, Powerfully delicious pork chops followed by sweet potato ice cream @ roasted pineapple. Can you say "BAM!" The Banana cream pie was good too
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedOctober 16, 2015
    Allen Nguyen, chef of Bayou Hot Wings, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Sticky Buffalo Chappapeela Farms duck wings.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SteinNovember 13, 2013
    Start with the duck wings. ... The awesome begins. ... Entree to your taste. ... Then partake of the Holy Goodness known as their banana cream pie. Thou shalt not be disappointed.
  • Caitlin Mae B.
    Caitlin Mae BurkeJanuary 11, 2013
    There are a few tables by the bar where you don't need a reservation. Service was fantastic, and the andouille crusted drum fish was light and delicious.
  • Christine N.
    Christine NolanMarch 31, 2014
    The tuna salad is more like lettuce wraps, but it's the best thing on the menu. Emeril's is the finest restaurant in New Orleans, don't miss it.
  • Benia B.heart icon on user image
    Benia BoonkasemsantiJanuary 4, 2014
    The best of all my trip. Chocolate soufflé was out if this world. The service was impeccable. Will come back again!
  • jenn v.heart icon on user image
    jenn voJanuary 20, 2016
    I've never had banana cream pie, but it was amazing here. Pork chop, bbq shrimp, and calamari are must haves
  • Vonia
    VoniaAugust 24, 2014
    Dining Week Deals are perfect; Cornbread & Foccacia, Bucatini Nero were great; The Porkchop could be more tender, Rice Pudding not the best....
  • Alexis L.heart icon on user image
    I loved the food and the wine, I recommend this place to anyone.
  • Christy K.
    Christy KuoDecember 8, 2013
    Surprisingly good!! Go with mussels for appetizers and crusted drum for entree!
  • rhea s.
    rhea sunshineNovember 11, 2012
    Great service, good bread, mmm pepper jelly calamari, & tasty scallops and grits.
  • John D.
    John DuarteSeptember 1, 2014
    Banana Cream Pie!!!! Good lord it's divine. That's enough to bring you here. Perfect ambiance as well!
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CorviniAugust 16, 2010
    Good food and great wine selection. If you want chocolate soufflé you must order it WITH your meal. We didn't even know it was on the menu and had to wait 45 minutes after we had dinner.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KnipferJune 21, 2014
    The Fettuccini Nero was awesome, they even took us into the kitchen, so we could get a picture!
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicNovember 16, 2016
    Best chicken and waffles I've ever had.
  • Elia A.heart icon on user image
    Elia AlbarranMay 14, 2016
    Everything is spot on. Try the daily soup, you won't be disappointed.
  • Jason K.heart icon on user image
    Jason KlegsethJune 8, 2018
    Andouille crusted gulf drum, banana cream pie
  • Leilane v.
    Leilane vdMOctober 31, 2012
    The home-made Andouille and Boudin is absolutely divine.! Absolutely one of the very best restaurants in New Orleans.
  • Olivia
    OliviaJuly 11, 2015
    Where do I start?! Excellent food, stuff, ambience, everything !
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineJanuary 11, 2012
    Help support Chef Emeril Lagasse’s charity the Emeril Lagasse Foundation through FOOD & WINE’s “Chefs Make Change” program! Click to donate www.foodandwine.com/donate
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 18, 2011
    Emeril Lagasse serves up Creole cuisine, like Homemade Andouille and Boudin, in the city that inspired it all at Emeril's New Orleans.
  • Jeremy Y.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy YanSeptember 22, 2015
    Bam, the $22.5 3 course lunch is very good and reasonable portions.
  • Chloe C.heart icon on user image
    Chloe CondonNovember 19, 2017
    Wagyu was fantastic. You CANNOT skip the banana cream pie.
  • Paolo T.heart icon on user image
    Paolo TraversApril 26, 2017
    The food was good. Service however was spotty. Seated at counter. I saw four other people get some small appetizers (asides from their regular ones) not on the menu but I was not given these.
  • Bonny P.heart icon on user image
    Bonny PoohAugust 28, 2013
    Emeril's is always good! Try the one in Orlando too. It is fantastic!! :)
  • Port L.heart icon on user image
    Port LauMarch 9, 2015
    Try the ribeye! Amazing!
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald VillotaNovember 2, 2010
    Excellent service with reasonable price. Foods are great too. Sweet and sour lamb spare ribs is a must for appetizer :-)
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WNovember 7, 2012
    Get a seat overlooking the kitchen - it's great entertainment while you wait for your food!
  • İlker B.heart icon on user image
    İlker BahçeMarch 10, 2015
    Difficult to find words to describe the taste. Every choice takes you to another wonder of taste.
  • Mary Ann C.
    Mary Ann CaramMay 8, 2015
    If you leave this place without eating a slice of Banana Cream Pie, you have failed at life.
  • Phyllis S.heart icon on user image
    Phyllis SchneiderJanuary 12, 2016
    Good food but service was excellent. Very attentive to@our needs
  • Linda G.
    Linda GivinsDecember 3, 2013
    Pork chop was amazing, as was the banana creme pie!
  • Mark W.heart icon on user image
    Mark WyrickApril 27, 2018
    Soft shelled crab and drum were amazing.
  • George M.heart icon on user image
    George MazzellaFebruary 5, 2019
    I mean... I’d fly here just for the banana cream pie.
  • CHINGE
    CHINGEJune 28, 2012
    Try the Sweet BBQ Glazed Salmon! It's delicious.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RaihaApril 29, 2016
    Try the Banana Cream Pie - The paragon (via @Foodspotting)
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