Six of us (casual 30 somethings) went to dinner at Emeril's Friday 4/25/08. I am by no means a food snob and am not too picky, however I'm spoiled to be from Charleston SC (a great culinary town) and expect a good meal, particularly for the prices. Our waiter (we didn't catch his name) did not give us a wine menu and gave us menus, half of which listed the special sheet for the night before. To make it easy we ordered a glass of house cab sauv - later found out were $15 apiece. The waiter took our app order and we soon received some underwhelming cornbread and pretty decent apps (chowder and a couple others). The waiter took our order and strongly steered us clear of the fish special (""Do not get it"") This was well and good and he strongly recommended the steak on a plank - the 2nd most expensive item on the menu at $40. We also got two fish plates, the lobster -$60, and shrimp over rice and some sides. Then the wait began. Now, I believe that good food should take time but AN HOUR WENT BY AND WE DID NOT SEE A THE WAITER AND NO MAIN COURES. It was nearly comical that we had zero attention from the waiter for the hour we waited. The meal came and there was a strong disappointment across the table. Again, we are an easy to please group and really didn't mind waiting as we're on vacation and you know, it's Vegas and we're in a great mood until... The steak were flavorless, overcooked and just not good at all. The lobster couldn't have been two pounds unless the stuffing was included. The shrimp over rice was bland. The jambalaya side was plain and flavorless. The mashed potato and mac and cheese were good but $9? salmon entree and other fish entree were good. It was very disappointing - there is way to much competition to bother visiting - this is just a cash in on a name (and I like Emeril's show). By the way, on the auto gratuity for the 6 top the tip on our over $600 tab(no dessert, hardly any drinks) was nearly $90. Buyer beware!
Pros: Pretty cool space
Cons: Food, Service and Prices