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If you had to pick: Emeril's or Irene's Cuisine

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Might swap Emeril's out...what do you all think would be the best bet?

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Emeril's Restaurant
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Irene's Cuisine
539 Saint Philip St, New Orleans, LA 70116

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  1. Emeril's without a doubt. The room is fantastic. The atmosphere is great, service and food too.

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    Emeril's Restaurant
    800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

    1. I don't know, both are fantastic but the feel at irenes is much more comfortable and inviting. Everything from the piano player and cocktails while you wait to the fact that irene actually clears the tables sometimes just makes it that much better. Btw: paneed oysters are amazing there and if anyone knows what that sauce on the bottom of the plate is please tell me

      1. thanks for the replies....I'm less concerned about service and more so about food. I'd really rather go wherever had the best food.

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        1. re: yanks26dmb

          I like both and have been to both recently. If you talking just about food, I would vote Emerils.

        2. Emeril's is too loud for me. I absolutely love Irene's...best thing on the menu IMHO are the Parmesan Potatoes. They come with the steak, but have always substituted them with anything I order...like the fabulous lamb chops.

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          Emeril's Restaurant
          800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

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          1. re: TaTee

            Irene's more intimate, Emeril's has a better range of food options, and a wine list that is 100 times better, if wine factors into your decision.

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            Emeril's Restaurant
            800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

            1. re: sanglier

              Only thing that factors into this decision is quality of food. Wine, ambience, etc. not so much.