Emeril's, the iconic New Orleans restaurant that helped put the city on the culinary map, is closing for two months for a major renovation. The restaurant, which has been open for 34 years, will reopen in late September with a new look and a new menu.
The renovation will include a complete gutting of the interior, as well as the addition of a new bar and lounge. The menu will also be updated, with a focus on seasonal ingredients and modern interpretations of classic dishes.
In the meantime, Emeril's fans can still get their fix of the chef's signature dishes at his other New Orleans restaurants, including Emeril's Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, and Meril.
"We're excited to give Emeril's a fresh new look and feel," said Emeril Lagasse, the restaurant's namesake. "We want to create a dining experience that is both modern and timeless, and that reflects the best of New Orleans cuisine."
The renovation is part of a larger effort by Emeril Lagasse Enterprises to revitalize its New Orleans restaurants. The company has also recently renovated Delmonico Steakhouse and Meril, and it plans to renovate Emeril's New Orleans Fish House in the coming year.
"We're committed to keeping our New Orleans restaurants at the top of their game," said Lagasse. "We believe that these renovations will help us to do just that."
Emeril's is located at 800 Tchoupitoulas Street in New Orleans. It is open for dinner from 5:30pm to 10pm, Monday through Saturday.