I am coming to New Orleans possibly in about a month and would like to know which is better. As a huge Emeril fan I am bent on trying one of his restaurants and have narrowed it down to these two. I ruled out Delmonico's because it is more steakcentric and I eat at the finest steakhouses in NYC regularly so I want something different.
So since this is probably going to be a rare trip to NO for me which would you suggest? NOLA or Emeril's New Orleans? I have checked out the menus and I am really dying to try the duck from NOLA. BUT, I am also really looking forward to trying the famous banana cream pie as well and NOLA does not serve it. They serve "banana pudding layer cake" instead. Are they similar? I am kinda bummed that NOLA does not have the banana cream pie. Most of his restaurants do! (Emeril's New Orleans). Emeril's NO does not really have anything that stands out to me on their menu besides the pork chop which is another signature dish.
So anyway, here are the questions I really want the answers to
Which is better? Which dishes do you suggest? Are the banana cream pie and banana pudding layer cake similar? Do they have specials? Do they change the menu regularly?
Thanks! I know it is a lot of info I am asking to receive.