A New Chapter Begins at the Lagasse Flagship in New Orleans Following Extensive Renovation
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Chef Emeril Lagasse’s first restaurant, Emeril’s made its debut in 1990 and will once again open its doors after more than three months of extensive renovations, including a full redesign of the interiors and kitchen. The newly transformed space allows the team to curate an intimate experience for each guest.
With Chef E.J. Lagasse at the helm, this new iteration of Emeril’s is built on a refined and elegant approach to Louisiana cooking, rooted in Chef Emeril Lagasse’s signature bold flavors. Chef E.J. and his team aim to deliver an elevated dining experience with Louisiana culture as its cornerstone, focusing on independent farmers and the vibrancy of local ingredients.
“When I opened my first restaurant over 33 years ago, it was my goal to bring creativity and a fresh approach to New Orleans culinary traditions,” says Chef Emeril Lagasse. “Witnessing E.J. take the reins and execute his own vision has been incredible to watch. We are about to experience a new era at Emeril’s, and I’m excited to see E.J. and his talented team take it to a new level for our guests.”
Emeril’s will introduce two tasting menus, The Classics and Seasonal. The Classics tasting menu features Chef Emeril’s signature dishes throughout the years, reimagined by Chef E.J. and his culinary team. Menu highlights include Smoked Salmon Cheesecake, Potato Alexa and Banana Cream Pie.
The Seasonal tasting menu draws inspiration from the area’s most dedicated farmers, fisherman and purveyors to tell a unified story of food and nature. A few standouts on the Autumn menu include Louisiana Blue Crab, Cauliflower and Caviar, and White Sand Homestead Farm Quail.
“Carrying the baton forward at Emeril’s has been a journey my team and I were thrilled to embark on, and was one that I knew would require an immense amount of work, dedication and intention,” says Chef E.J. “I know I have a huge responsibility to my dad and to our guests who have been coming to Emeril’s throughout the years. It’s my goal to continue to preserve the strong culinary history and heritage we have here in New Orleans, while striving to evolve and elevate the hospitality experience at Emeril’s.”
The wine program at Emeril’s has been cultivated over the course of 33 years and offers wines spanning the better part of the last century. The major collections are focused on the regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, California, as well as some of the most legendary bottlings coming from both Spain and Italy.
For the renovation, the Lagasse’s worked with New Orleans native Rozas Ward to create a more intimate restaurant with a contemporary, timeless design to last for the next 33 years. The new dining room features banquette seating and floor to ceiling venetian plaster walls with dark walnut wainscotting creating a private dining experience.
In conjunction with the opening, “The Wine Bar at Emeril’s” will open adjacent to the restaurant with the entrance on 334 Julia Street. The relaxed and lively atmosphere will embody the Lagasse’s love of food, wine, music and art. A rotating small plates menu includes dishes such as Ceviche, Barbecue Shrimp 1990 and Crab Gumbo. Guests in this space will also have access to the full wine list at Emeril’s.
Opened in 1990, Emeril’s is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s acclaimed flagship restaurant located in the Warehouse District of New Orleans. Helmed by Chef E.J. Lagasse, the menu is built on a refined and elegant approach to Louisiana cooking, rooted in Chef Emeril’s signature bold flavors. Chef E.J. draws inspiration from the bounty of Louisiana produce from the area’s most dedicated farmers, fisherman and purveyors to craft an evolved menu that tells a story through food and nature.
Seating by way of Tock
Private parties available upon request
800 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Thursday: 5 pm-9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5 pm-10 pm
The Wine Bar:
Tuesday-Thursday: 5 pm-10 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5 pm-11 pm
Entrance On: 334 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
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