Fodor's Expert Review Emeril's Delmonico

$$$ Garden District American Fodor's Choice

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.

American Sophisticated Dinner $$$ Creole Flight Centre Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1300 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130, USA

504-525–4937

www.emerilsrestaurants.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Sat.–Thurs., Reservations essential

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