Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House Kicks It Up a Notch with Venue and Menu Redesign

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 10, 2014)– Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand, winner of numerous prestigious culinary awards, is excited to announce its grand re-opening with a restaurant and menu redesign.


“I like to keep things fresh, so we broadened the menu and created a more fun and inviting atmosphere,” said Chef Emeril Lagasse. “This was my first restaurant in Las Vegas and after 19 years of a great partnership with MGM Grand, I look forward to continued success.”

MGM Grand President and COO Scott Sibella said, “Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House is an integral part of MGM Grand’s restaurant portfolio, showcasing an inviting atmosphere and flavorful, expertly crafted cuisine. We look forward to a continued partnership with Emeril and hope guests enjoy the re-designed restaurant and delicious new menu as much as we do.”


A favorite in the community since 1995, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House has updated the interior and exterior design introducing a more contemporary, casual and inviting atmosphere.


Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House’s interior redesign includes expanded seating in the open cafe, new custom upholstery, carpeting and detailed finishes allowing guests the same luxury dining experience they have come to expect in a more relaxed setting. The exterior gated wall has also come down enhancing the open feel. Updates to the private dining room, reflecting the sea-inspired design consist of an oyster seashell wall installation and etched glass.


A new raw bar, displays an array of freshly shucked shellfish including: shrimp cocktails, crab remoulade, scallop ceviche and assorted seafood platters.


In addition to popular favorites such as Emeril’s barbecued shrimp and New Orleans seafood jambalaya, Chef de Cuisine Heath Cicerelli has created new menu offerings. Highlights include:


  • Shellfish and handmade fresh pasta ($42), Snow crab, clams and mussels tossed with fresh basil spinach fettuccine pasta and sugar snap peas in white wine and lemon verbena oil
  • Chef’s seafood salad ($27), Creole boiled American shrimp, Maine lobster and blue crab meat, with chopped mixed lettuce, egg, piquillo pepper, radish, cucumber and green goddess dressing
  • Pommery poppers and pearls ($25), Pommery brut champagne split and four fresh shucked oysters topped with cucumber mint mignonette
  • Charred Spanish octopus ($19), sarda fregola and cucumber salad, sun dried tomato vinaigrette and basil-infused oil
  • Tempura fried salmon roll ($15), pickled vegetables, avocado, wasabi and spicy soy glaze
  • Bay scallop ceviche ($17), sweet bay scallops with spicy serrano chile, hearts of palm and cucumber and cilantro salsa, served in butter lettuce cups with shaved radish and jicama slaw
  • Crystal fried Florida frog legs ($15), shaved celery slaw and buttermilk ranch dressing
  • Alligator meatballs ($15), sauce piquant and creole mustard emulsion

To view the new menu, please click here.


Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy hour 2-6 p.m. and “Last Hour Happy Hour” 9:30 p.m. – close every day at the bar. For reservations or more information, please call 702.891.7374, visit emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleans-fish-house ormgmgrand.com/restaurants/emerils-creole-cajun-restaurant.aspx.  Follow us on Twitter at @EmerilsFish and like us on Facebook.

Don’t forget to catch Lagasse’s new reality cooking series, On the Menu, airing on TNT Fridays at 8 p.m. EST and follow on Twitter at  @OnTheMenuTNT.

Pommery Poppers and Pearls (Credit Robyn Andrezjack)
Fresh Shucked Oysters (Credit Robyn Andrezjack)


Alligator Meatballs (Credit Robyn Andrezjack)


Heirloom Tomato Caprese Flatbread (Credit Robyn Andrezjack)


About Chef Emeril Lagasse

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Lagasse finished his third consecutive season of Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” as one of the show’s main guest chefs and restaurateurs at the judges’ table in Season 11, New Orleans. “Emeril’s Florida” premiered its second season January 2014 on the Cooking Channel. Most recently, Lagasse joined TNT as co-host for its revolutionary new reality cooking series, On the Menu. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, including his latest, Cooking with Power, released in October 2013. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has distributed $5.7 million in grants for children’s charities in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. For his philanthropic efforts, Emeril was named the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.


About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish HouseDelmonico SteakhouseTable 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); three at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.

About MGM Grand


MGM Grand is “TheEntertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  The AAA Four Diamond hotel features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; master illusionist David Copperfield; the vaudeville-inspired Beacher’s Madhouse and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.  MGM Grand offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort recently remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and launched the industry’s first-ever STAY WELL Collection. MGM Grand is home to many of today’s hottest DJs including Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki who share residencies between the brand new Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC, The Strip’s hottest day life destination. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking Five Green Key conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, CSI: The Experience and an inviting six-acre pool complex. Upscale accommodations include SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, an exclusive boutique luxury hotel within the hotel and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com or call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog.