Named after the busiest table in his original restaurant in Louisiana, Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 incorporates everything that made the Food Network star popular, along with a few new surprises. Diners will find a modern New Orleans feel to the restaurant’s design, with French Quarter-style iron gates setting off the center bar. Warm and neutral colors intermingle throughout the eatery, with a randomly checkered tile ceiling, a pristine wooden floor, overzied steel beams, and a food bar offering open views of the grill stations and two flaming rotisseries.
Though the cuisine at Table 10 is New American with Lagasse’s signature Creole emphasis, the menu is a grab bag of sorts, with influences ranging from Mediterranean to Italian to even Asian. The result is a tasty assortment of hot and cold starters, entrees, sides, and rotisserie specials.
To start, the Tartare Trio is a popular favorite, offering a simple but flavorful sampling of salmon, tuna, and hamachi with three delicately balanced sauces. Or try the Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels for a more traditional appetizer, jazzed up a big with leeks, homemade bacon, fennel, and a light saffron broth that will have you scooping it up with bread. The Wilted Spinach Salad is another light but tasty winner, with fresh spinach direct from Emeril’s Gourmet Produce Farms as well as sliced red onions and warm malt vinegar dressing with almond crusted brie cheese.
For the main course, Table 10 offers a variety of simple and complicated dishes. The Roasted Mediterranean Sea Bass is a wonderful marriage of flavors, a whole fish stuffed with a Provencal crabmeat relish, tomato fondue, and a beurre blanc sauce. Emeril classics like the Lobster Pot Pie and Pasta Jambalaya are also prepared to perfection. And for a simpler meal of pure flavors, Table 10 offers “deconstructed entrees,” with a Dry Aged Angus Rib Eye, an Angus Bone-In Strip, and a Corn-fed Angus Grilled Filet of Beef available alongside a selection of mouthwatering sides.
Open daily for lunch or dinner, Table 10 offers a variety of culinary influences that will surprise Lagasse fans. It’s a pleasant surprise, however, as this departure from the Chef’s signature New Orleans cuisine pays off with international flavors that retain Lagasse’s simple and bold style.