Cuisine Type/s: Contemporary, Louisiana Attire: Business Casual Open For: Lunch, Dinner (Call ahead for hours)
The restaurant that won Emeril the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast in 1991. This is Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurant in the heart of the historic Warehouse District! Nestled in a renovated Pharmacy warehouse on Tchoupitoulas Street, eight blocks from the Vieux Carre, the rustic interior features exposed brick and glass walls flanking one side of the main dining room, with plaster-lathe wood forming a wine wall on the other. Local artists are displayed creating an energetic, yet warm atmosphere that reflects the feel of the neighborhood. There is a food bar overlooking the open kitchen, where 10 or so lucky guests view Chef Emeril and his crew creating culinary delights directly in front of them. The chef's wine room recreates the feel of a wine cellar with oak barrel slat ceiling and slate, where guests can enjoy a chef’s tasting, or Degustation menu, written on a daily basis according to seasonal and specialty products available from local growers. Twenty years since bursting onto the culinary scene, it is still the talk of the town.