If you had to pick: Emeril's or Irene's Cuisine
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.
800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130
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