Fodor's Expert Review Emeril's Delmonico
Chef Emeril Lagasse bought the century-old Delmonico restaurant in 1998 and converted it into a large, extravagant restaurant serving some of the most ambitious reinterpretations of classic Creole dishes in town. The atmosphere is lush, with high-ceiling dining spaces swathed in upholstered walls and superthick window fabrics, and the food is decadent. House-cured charcuterie is a reliable option, as is the crisp duck leg confit, glazed pork chop, and stuffed boudin balls. Prime dry-aged steaks with traditional sauces have emerged as a specialty in recent years, but the menu gets more ambitious by the month. "Plush" and "polish" are the bywords here, and the service is exemplary.
1300 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, USA