Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at MGM

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MGM Grand

Dining Hours

Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

5:30pm - 10:30pm


Executive Chef
Emeril Lagasse
Jean Paul Labadie



Price Range

Average Check
$38 - $45/person

Suggested Attire

Business casual


Newly renovated

Sample Menu Items

Emeril's Sweet Barbecued Scottish Salmon
Andouille Sausage & Brabant Potatoes with Spicy Onion Crust and Emeril's Homemade Worcestershire

Pan Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast
Gruyere Cheese, Onion & Potato Gratin, Baby Frisee & Cherry Tomatoes Horseradish Brandy Demi Glace

Pan Roasted Sea Bass & Wild American Shrimp
Cranberry Bean & Fresh Herb Succotash with Red Wine Butter Sauce

Grilled Prime Beef Ribeye
Warm Marinated Tomato, Roasted Shallot & Arugula Salad, Emeril's Fish House Steak Sauce and Country Smashed Potatoes

New Orleans Blue Crabmeat Bake
Baked Blue Crabmeat & Pickled Sweet Piquant Peppers with Herb Crust with Emeril's Essence Spiked Crostini" and Creole Tomato Glaze



Mavens Overview: Emeril's

Celebrity TV Chef Emeril Lagasse brings his New Orleans Creole/Cajun cuisine to Las Vegas at the MGM Grand. While the emphasis is on seafood, don't overlook several non-seafood items which also garner strong reviews, like the Grilled Prime Beef Ribeye Steak .

The restaurants decor was recently redone, and is described as follows on the web site:

Chef Emeril Lagasse recently partnered with old friends at the Rockwell Group, to renovate Emeril's New Orleans Fish House in the MGM Grand Hotel. The spacious restaurant, seating 225 people, was renovated to reflect the origin of Emeril's seafood creations. From the soft glowing blues, to the wave like wood accents, to the metal wavy sculptures (looking like seaweed flowing with the underwater current) running up the sand colored walls, to the fish scale tiles and aqua colored leathers in the patio area From MGM Grand's Web Site

The Internet Buzz is mostly favorable for both food and service. Some negative comments that the food was not spicy enough, which any that as seen Emeril in action on TV would find a bit surprising.


Internet Buzz: Emeril's

  • I was never a big fan of Emeril, but this restaurant changed my mind. I came with my friend and we ordered the New Orleans Blue Crabmeat Bake for appetizer. We were in crab heaven. It was amazing. We also tried the Seafood Pan Roast and Shellfish Pasta Primavera. Everything was cooked perfectly and the portions were perfect.
  • This is my favorite restaurant ever! I made this restaurant a must-go every time I stay at MGM. The attire is business casual and the staff is super friendly. If you are willing to spend money, try the chefs menu for that night! The prices vary every night because it's always a different menu. We've paid anywhere from $75 a person to $125 a person and it's soooo worth it! It's typically a 6 course meal including dessert. My favorite appetizer was the tuna tartar.
  • Had perfectly cooked Sea Bass with a nice glass of Cab. It was one of the best meals I've ever had in Vegas. Prices aren't too expensive and the service was great. Emeril, you live up to your reputation.
  • Everything was tasty! gumbo was delish....it was so cute the way the presented it, in your own personal pot and then from there they dumped it into your bowl.
  • We were a little disappointed because it seemed like things were a little underspiced. We were hoping for "Kabam!" and got more of "Ka-bleh...." We knew the food was gonna be less than spicy when they delivered a bottle of hot sauce to the table with the appetizers. That's all fine, but I was just expecting that the dishes would already be plenty spicy. You know, the whole "kick it up a notch" thing....
  • Emeril Lagassi grates my last nerve, so it was with much reluctance I allowed myself to be persuaded in here for lunch by some very convincing -- and hungry -- friends. It was a fine experience, thankfully devoid of the man himself, but I wasn't blown away...
  • I would come back for banana cream pie and bread pudding and nothing else.
  • My oyster and rock shrimp po' boy -- which wasn't listed on the menu, but the waiter mentioned I could combine the two options if I so desired in a sandwich cleverly named, "The Peacemaker." -- was quite good. Light, crunchy cornmeal batter, *tons* of fresh, lovely seafood, and a chewy, crunchy-exteriored homemade baguette.
  • We started with New Orleans Blue Crabmeat Bake which is a good-sized portion for two consisting of baked blue crabmeat and pickled sweet peppers. The crostini were average, the crabmeat bake was excellent.
  • For entrees we enjoyed the Sauteed Blue Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta and the Free-Range Chicken. The shrimp came with big pieces of chopped lobster - fabulous! The pasta was cooked al dente and the sauce was flavorful. The portion size was more than enough and most of the pasta went untouched. The chicken was a huge portion served with a delicious gruyere cheese, onion and potato gratin.
  • For dessert the guy suggested the banana cream pie and omg he is right. My husband likes it too!!! It's light,not too sweet, and lots of banana. I'm coming back for that dessert for sure when I visit Vegas again. In fact, I ordered another one for me to take back in our hotel room... Boy it's good!
  • For a place that is supposed to specialize in seafood, the steaks are better choice than the seafood. My sea bass was as plain as can be, you would think it was Tilapia. The gumbo was pretty by the books, nothing special, even a bit under seasoned. Skip the overly priced lobster salad, not much lobster at all. I recommend the rib eye and a side of mash potatoes.



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