Emeril Lagasse Will Open French Restaurant at Caesars New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – Emeril Lagasse is set to open Emeril’s Brasserie, a French-inspired restaurant, in late 2023 at Caesars New Orleans. The project is part of the property’s multimillion-dollar transformation from Harrah’s New Orleans to Caesars. Both brands are owned by Caesars Entertainment, the country’s largest casino entertainment company. The original price tag for the renovation and expansion is more than $300 million. The builders are Ryan Gootee General Contractors in collaboration with AECOM Tishman.
“To introduce a restaurant concept by local favorite Emeril Lagasse and have this be his first with our company is truly such an honor,” said Samir Mowad, SVP and general manager of Harrah’s New Orleans, in a press release. “We’re creating an entirely new experience, elevating our offerings with exciting dining, gaming and entertainment options, and Emeril will help add that little bit of local spice that we need to our premier destination.”
Emeril’s Brasserie will feature French-inspired cuisine with Creole flavors. The restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a fast-casual coffee shop and bakery called the Petite Brasserie.
“As my first French-influenced concept, I had so much fun creating this menu and going back to my roots to pay homage to some of my own mentors,” said Lagasse. “Guests will find classic French dishes with New Orleans influence throughout the menu.”
The restaurant will be accessible from both the casino floor and Canal Street, although guests who are under 21 years old must use the street entrance.
Open since 1999, Harrah’s has more than 115,000-square-feet of gaming, including more than 1,400 slot machines, 130 table games and a 20-table poker room. In 2006, the casino opened a 450-room luxury hotel on Poydras Street.