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Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by DaiLun, Jul 4, 2015.

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  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

    Menu located here:

    http://www.mgmgrand.com/pdf/emerils_lunch_dinner.pdf

    Had dinner at Emeril's. All I can say is "WOW!!!". A wonderful dinner. I had scoped out this menu before we ate there, and told Les that we "had to" try the New Orleans Fish House Seafood Platter*
    Fresh Shucked Oysters, Creole Boiled Shrimp, King Crab Legs and Bay Scallop Ceviche

    We split the seafood platter appetizer. Huge King Crab leg, 4 pieces of Scallop ceviche, 8 oysters, and 8 BIG shrimp.

    I ordered the Shellfish and pasta, and Les had the Pecan Crusted Texas Redfish. Anson Mills Pepperjack Cheese Grits, Garden Vegetable Ratatouille with Creole
    Meuniere Sauce and redfish.

    The Shellfish and pasta was just the right amount, Wild Gulf Shrimp, Clams, Mussels & Hickory Smoked Bacon tossed with Spaghetti
    and Roma Tomatoes tossed in a White Wine Sauce. It was delicious.

    We split a Boston Cream Pie for dessert.

    An expensive meal, but mLife Express comps paid for it. It was about $170 or so.

    Les left the tip. (He mad me promise to let him leave the tip, since we use my comps almost exclusively when we travel.

    I would go back, but not "out of pocket". It was good, but not THAT good.
     
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    Sounds good but spicy for a guy like me...
     
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    Did you have Banana Cream pie for dessert? I had it before and it was delicious.
     
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    How was the atmosphere and ambiance?
     
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    Atmosphere was subdued. You could easily carry on a conversation. I didn't like the seating @ Giada's, Gordon Ramsay steak, or Emeril's. They all had that "bench on one side, chair on the other side" seating. Had I brought a date that I wanted side by side I would have had to specify/wait for a booth.
     
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    We had banana cream pie and it WAS delicious.
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Well, maybe at Emeril's but for Giada's and Gordon Ramsay they shouldn't even be considering bench type seats at all. Not for the price point. I don't doubt that their meals are outstanding and I am willing to pay the price and tip accordingly but not for bench type seating.

    Really appreciate your observations. These are things we won't find usually in the formal reviews. Appreciate this very much.
     
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    Emeril's is everything the OP cracks it up to be. It was great pre-remodel and it's even better post-remodel. Probably one of my wife's favorite restaurants in Las Vegas.

    Bill
     
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    OK, just to be clear, perhaps "bench" might be giving some the wrong idea.

    The seat on the "bench" side is comfortable and padded with a back, but is "community" (i.e. no separation between parties)
     
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    Emeril's NO is one of those long-standing Vegas restaurants that has been able to keep on bringing the goods. In that town and in that ever-fickle casino enviro, that says a lot. Simply a place you want to eat.
     
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    The Clam chowder is excellent as well as the jalapeno corn bread
     
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    Had this at his place in Orlando FL, it was excellent! Piled high with banana slices in it...
     
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    I've eaten here a couple times for lunch and it's phenomenal. Emeril is, in my experience, one of the few "celebrity" chefs whose food lives up to his reputation.
     
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    I hate to be petty... but I find it humorous that entire review was just a stunningly glowing review, and the last line was "it was good, but not THAT good." I'd like to read a review of the OP that was of a "that good" restaurant.
     
  15. DaiLun

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    I guess there was part of the sentence that was missing.

    It should've read "It was good, but not THAT good that I would pay that much money out of pocket to eat there.".

    I was eating on comp money. I don't (ever) spend $150+ out of pocket for a meal in a restaurant. When I was 22 and moved out of the house, I learned to cook the things that I liked to eat, because I couldn't afford to eat out every night. That habit has stuck with me 35+ years later even though I can afford to eat out more.

    Read my review on Giada's and Gordon Ramsay's restaurants. They were in the same class. Both were slightly better.
     
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