Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans Fish House has undergone a complete renovation and now boasts a larger café, oyster bar and a handsome new look. But New Orleans' favorite chef and the Food Network's biggest star wisely added only a few new dishes. The savory barbecued shrimp are as hot as ever, the Louisiana cedar-planked campfire steak is a joy and the sweet-and-spicy seared salmon served with blue potato hash is memorable. All the signature dishes from the New Orleans Emeril's are still featured.
The newly expanded outdoor café near the ever-popular oyster bar is always busy. Come early to get a seat at the oyster bar.
The restaurant also features a specialty cocktail menu with handcrafted libations using fresh squeezed juices, bitters and homemade syrups. Try the Blackbeard Special, a classic daiquiri with a twist, made with Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, mango puree, freshly squeezed lime juice, pomegranate syrup and Bitter End Thai spiced bitters. You can also enjoy the Mojito Tropico featuring a medley of tropical flavors -- Cruzan Guava rum, cream of coconut, freshly squeezed lime juice, fresh mint and hibiscus flower syrup.
No matter how much you eat at Emeril's, save room for the famous banana cream pie with a banana crust and drizzles of caramel sauce. It can be shared by two, but you won't want to give up one crumb of this most requested dessert.