Sunday, April 18, 2010

Emeril's Gulf Coast Fish House - Gulfport, Mississippi

Emeril’s Gulf Coast Fish House - To close its doors May 29, 2010

3300 West Beach Blvd.
Gulfport, MS 39501 (Island View Casino)
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p
Dinner Sun-Thur: 5:30-9 p
Fri-Sat: 5:30-10 p.m.
Sunday Jazz Brunch 11:30 a.m. -2 p
Sunday Southern Supper: 5:30-9 p
Friday Happy Hour  5-8 p - free drinks for ladies
Dress – casual but no sleeveless shirts for men

Emeril’s Gulf Coast Fish House, opened after the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, was a much-needed addition to sophisticated dining choices in Gulfport.

I started with a shrimp squash soup ($5). With a clear broth, it was a welcome departure from the creamed soups of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast – and kind to a dieter. It was short on flavor, however.

The seafood special of the day was pan seared red snapper ($30); it redeemed the beginning of the meal. It was fresh, perfectly cooked, and served atop a combination of snap peas and French green beans in a light, buttery sauce.

The end to the meal, bread pudding ($6), was excellent. Early in his culinary career, Emeril Lagasse served as chef at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans where he developed a reputation for, among many dishes, his bread pudding. Not much larger than a cupcake (a good thing), dotted with raisins, and topped with a terrific sauce, the bread pudding at his Gulf Coast Fish House was outstanding.

Check web site for daily specials and menu. There's plenty to choose from if you're not into seafood - steaks, pork, chicken and pasta.

The service is not as sophisticated as the food and the bartender was not comfortable with customers. © All rights reserved. Jane Feehan.


Courtney said...

Hi there! My name is Courtney, I was the hostess @ the front door when you dined with us @ Emeril's Gulf Coast Fish House.. Thank you for your blog review! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Maybe you can stop in once more before we close our doors..

Jane Feehan said...

Hi Courtney,

I might just do that. Emeril's will be missed here. I need to visit one of his places in NOLA.


lisa said...

I am so sad about the closing. Will be having
Sunday Brunch there on Mother's Day. I visit my mom often from Montgomery and have enjoyed this restaurant many times.
The food, and especially the service, was top notch on Easter Sunday!