Finally, renowned Emeril’s restaurant will open for dinner service on August 31, 2021, for dinner service. The restaurant has been closed since March of 2020.

“We are excited to reopen our doors at Emeril’s and return to doing what we love,” Lagasse explained. “The passion and love for our craft and our customers that guided my team and me 31 years ago remain the same. We are committed to hospitality and to creating life-enriching experiences for our employees and our guests in this great city of New Orleans.”

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A New Orleans staple, Emeril’s originally opened in 1990 and was his first owned and operated restaurant. The restaurant has earned many accolades throughout its long tenure, including garnering Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award” for 20 consecutive years, and being recognized by the James Beard Foundation for outstanding service, wine service, and Lagasse as Best Chef: Southeast.  Thus far, specific details of the menu and hours of operation have not yet been announced.

“We are continuing to refine and enhance the great food and service that have been the cornerstone of Emeril’s. This has been an opportunity to work closely with our purveyors, and craft a menu inspired by the bounty and traditions of South Louisiana and influenced by our international cultural experiences.” Lagasse added, “We also aim to create an environment that attracts and cultivates talent from across our industry. We believe that as a team we can have fun, work hard, enrich our lives by being of service to others, and each day strives to perfect our craft.”

For those in the industry, Emeril’s is seeking qualified applicants for all front-of-house and back-of-house positions. Interested individuals should visit or email with a resume. Candidates can also stop by Emeril’s in person, Monday through Thursday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., to complete an application.

Upon reopening, Emeril’s will be the eighth restaurant from the group to resume operations. Meril and Emeril’s Table in New Orleans; Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House and Delmonico Steakhouse in Las Vegas; Emeril’s Chop House and Burgers and More by Emeril in Bethlehem, PA; and Emeril’s Coastal in Miramar Beach, FL are all currently open.

The time has finally come to pull up a seat at Emeril’s is located at 800 Tchoupitoulas Street in the historic city of New Orleans.  Reservations will be accepted beginning July 20. For more information, visit