800 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA | Directions 7013029.944788 -90.067377
Neighborhoods: Central Business District, French Quarter - CBD
Good, but no need to go back – We had a great waiter who looked like it was his first day, but he still knew how to take care of a table. Got to see everything going on in the kitchen, which was nice. Dinner was too pricey, and the food just took too long to come out. 2-person dinner was almost 3-hours. Lamb and chocolate souffle were great. Sausage appetizer was nice, but small. Salmon was undercooked as the apptizer. Romaine lettuce salad with bacon and crab was too basic. Took about 25 minutes to get bread, and an hour to get the salad.
NOLA Excellence – Don't hate this place because of the overexposure of it's namesake. The fact is, it is one of the best run kitchens in NOLA. For a real experience, sit at the food bar and watch the chefs at work right before your eyes.
Try the Tasmanian sea trout if it is on the menu. Meats are done especially well here as well and you can't go wrong with any order of beef or pork. The chocolate covered peanut butter pie is a must try if you have room for dessert.
Outstanding – We had a late reservation (10:00 pm). The service at that time was wonderful. The food was great. It was worth the expense and the late night reservation. The decor was nice, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Will definately return.
This skeptic loved it – Okay, as I usually am with restaurants that have the big names and the big prices attached, I was the same with Emeril's. Once I bit into the calamari appetizer, it all changed. The food was delicious and not in measly portions as some fancy restaurants give. My only complaint (and that of my friends) was that some dishes were a little salty, but still very delicious. The desserts were great too. Overall, a great experience from top to bottom, and the place is GORGEOUS.
seven of us went and had been looking forward to it for months. i had been to Nola and it was great. we sat 20 minutes after our reservation time. they were out of several of our specials. four of us had steaks. two were undercooked and two were cold. the service was terrible. we ordered dessert with our entree order and it still came 30 minutes after our dinner plates were cleared. emeril should be ashamed. the waiter never apologized.
Best Experience – I went in December of '03 for an anniversary. We had reservations for 2 months, and still had to wait, but it was worth it! The food was so delicious and the service was outstanding. Everything was brought out in a timely fashion. The waiters were proper in every move they made. For our one table we had 3 waiters! I felt like a princess. I totally recommend this for a special romantic occasion. At the end of dinner they brought candles in our deserts and wished us a happy anniversary! VERY romantic! Make sure to make reservations!
Not impressed – Spice decor on the wall is tacky. I've seen them on a lot of chinese restaurant. It's so loud people are screaming at each other. What dress code? I saw several people in shorts, sandals and short sleeves shirts. Don't order the degustation (6 course dinner) or suffer the three hour torture of waiting. It's not fine dining, it's just a high end diner.
Marvelous – Everything was perfect. We found the prices to be average and we highly recommend the duck and the red fish.
Excellent! – Went to Emeril's last year....and it was INCREDIBLE!! The food was great...but I have to say that the serivice was the best part. There were three at our table, food was brought to us by three different people, and handed our plates to all three of us at the same EXACT time. talk about service!! i felt like royalty. It is expensive, but then again...you get what you pay for...and what you get is an awesome experience. definately go there when you hit new orleans. going there this weekend and already have reservations!!
The BEST place – I love this restaurant. It's got a great energy.
Every time we come to New Orleans from New York we either have lunch or dinnner there.
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