e2 emeril's eatery
Fun Times for outside diningWe made reservations and the staff here are always friendly. I have only been a few times but they hostess greets me like I own the place which is very nice. I recall one of our servers "Kelly" who was great and fun to have as our server. The really (really) tall white guy (server) was also great and very professional & friendly. Our friends were a little picky but they too enjoyed the food & bar drinks. I would come back as I love the service...the grasshopper is the bomb~!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodFood was good, a lil too much oil in some dishes. Not at the level of other emeril restaurants I've eaten at6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Location downtown CharlotteConvenient valet parking right at the front of the restaurant on a saturday night. The outside seating on the sidewalk can be great on a nice summer night. This restaurant was a bit loud for me but did not feel crowded. Service was very good and the meal was outstanding. Priced right with amazing favorite dishes. What a gem!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious!We have been here 3 times and the food and service have been amazing each time without exception. Another aspect I really liked is that you don't feel rushed at all. They have a way of being extremely attentive but not pulling plates too soon. Our friends who came with us also loved their meals. As far as dessert..the banana cream pie is ridiculous! yum!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBAM Does It Again!My husband and I were in the area for vacation and saw that Emeril had a restaurant close-by, so we had to try it out. The food was beyond Amazing and even more than what we expected (and we had high expectations). The Gumbo was worthy of his title and tasted delicious. We had the Sea Scallops and the Shrimp and Grits and both were mouth wateringly good. My husband and I were stuffed but couldn't leave anything left on the plate because it was soooo good!! I would recommend this restaurant to any of my family or friends who were going to be in the area. Definitely worth the money.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!Visited on a Friday evening with a group of friends. We made reservations and our table was ready when we arrived? Our food was really fresh and tasty. We ordered wood oven oysters, barbecue shrimp, salad and gumbo as appetizers. Each of them were great, but the oysters and shrimp were Devine! For entrees, we had shrimp n grits, fried chicken, flounder and pork chops. We also tried a speciality drink which was excellent. The favorite here had to be the pork chops (excluding the potatoes) and mac and cheese. They also serve rice grits which are outstanding! Excellent with the shrimp and fried chicken. Best grits ever. I have visited other Emerils restaurants in the past where the service is much better at those locations.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable diningMy friends and I had a great dining experience at e2's. The Shrimp & Grits was excellent. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Baby Spinach and Strawberry Salad. The chocolate layer cake and the Honey Crisp apple Crepes were outstanding. An excellent meal and excellent service was had by all. They were mindful that we were attending the show at the Knight Theater. They validated our parking ticket. We will be back.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAccommodatingAs it was we were stuck in traffic and was running late. When we finally got to E2, we were greeted with understanding. The service was quick, the food delish, and everyone was happy to get to the show at the Knights Theater on time.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMe2 Always a Treat!I love e2 it is my favorite Charlotte restaurant! Took Mom for M's Day brunch, and it was perfect! Manager Jeff and his staff always make one feel like a VIP. Love the bar, where the bartenders will make something special upon request. Can't wait to return!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day TreatWe went for the first time on Mother's Day so there was a special brunch menu. Selections were limited but delicious. We had baked oysters as an appetizer and I had the shrimp and grits entree which were both delicious but fairly small portions. The banana cream pie was to die for and was a very large portion. The service was pretty good although some minor mistakes were made in the order. We were surprised at how many empty tables there were but it may be because they aren't normally open on Sundays. Location is great at uptown so we walked around afterward.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation DinnerThe perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Everything was delicious!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy husband and I went here to celebrate our one year anniversary. The bar was extremely loud but we were seated in the back where it was quieter. My husband ordered the duck. It was our first experience tasting duck and it was phenomenal!!! I would definitely order it again. We didn't see our server often but there was always someone stopping by to make sure we were taken care of. Our overall experience was fantastic.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEmeril-ificOne of our fav places to dine. Gumbo, beet salad and Gulf Drum- outstanding. Same for the pasta and lobster. Banana Cream pie is over the top. Service was much imkproved since last time. Need to sit all the way in the back to escape the noise. AC wasn't working great either. Everything else.....fantastic.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceA little apprehensive from the other "celebrity" chef restaurants I have visited. Not what I expected the décor to be which was great.
Hostess, Manager, Wait crew - all great. This one scores top.
Food very good. I am a lover of duck and this may well be the best I have had in both presentation and taste. Breast perfect and thigh/leg just the right crispness. My parents both said their food was great and the banana pie perfect.
The only thing I can even say close to bad about my experience is that I wish the specials were a little more outside the box from the main menu.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMwedding anniversary hitmy wife spent a lot of time in New Orleans as a child and this had to be just right for her to like it. And she did!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner before a showThe drinks are phenomenal but the fried chicken was bland. I was hoping for the rotisserie chicken but the menu changed.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our meal at e2.We enjoyed our meal at e2. As always this place delivers. Gluten free menu too.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall dining at E2 was aOverall dining at E2 was a good experience. The food was very good and service was good. I thought the entree selection was limited.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter dining here severalAfter dining here several times I finally tried the infamous Shrimp & Grits - have to say, they are pretty darn amazing!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTasting menuMy fiancé, best friend, and myself went here for my 21st birthday since. I thought I would try the chefs tasting menu since the price wasn't bad compaired to everything else. For the first course the budain was impressive as well as the black eye peas. I don't like beans at all but for these were spot on! I couldn't get enough of them. Second course was the spinach salad and again I'm not a huge spinach fan more of a romaine but it was very well dressed and boy did it taste good! Third course was the filet and bone marrow overal I thought it was good. The marrow was cooked perfect the filet I ordered med rare I'm assuming was cooked sous vide, was perfect cooked, but the filet was warm not hot. Banana cream pie was to die for overall great!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and beautiful restaurantGreat food and beautiful restaurant. Server not as attentive as the last time I was there.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was awesome. server wasfood was awesome. server was good and answered (or found answers to) all our questions. the dinner moved a little slowly - we ended up having to rush through our entrees in order to make it to our show on time4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in CharlotteWe had a spectacular experience at e2 and we will definitely be back. The service was outstanding and every dish was memorable and well-executed. We're so glad we finally tried this place and we will be coming back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the menu. Service wasLoved the menu. Service was OUTSTANDING. Would definitely go back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAn employee was in town andAn employee was in town and had never been so I suggested E2. She was not disappointed nor was anyone else. We sat outside and enjoyed a wonderful lunch and all was done within an hour.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was delicious!Everything was delicious! From the appetizers to dinner to dessert ... awesome! Also, we started and ended at the bar and both bartenders were super knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. We will definitely be back!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AME2 had a great menu, deliciousE2 had a great menu, delicious drinks and attentive wait staff. The only concerning issue was that the restaurant was almost empty! Great place for dinner and obviously easy to get reservations!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AME2 spot onEmerils e2 eatery delivers on all fronts, as the food, service & ambiance were spot on. We will definitely return for more of the same.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Flavors of New OrleansThis was a good place to go with my customer. The meal with wine for 3 was $260 (including tip). The food is very tasty and in keeping with Emeril, lots of flavor, spice, and high fats. We had Emeril's New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp, e2 house salad, Beet Salad, Shrimp and Grits, New Bedford Sea Scallops, Gulf Coast Drum, Emeril's Banana Cream Pie,Blue Corn Brioche Bread Pudding , Honey Crisp Apple Crepes, 2 wine flights and coffee. All the food we ate was enjoyable. The staff was friendly and efficient. Our "head" server was not knowledgeable about the food or wine (a mistake for a celeb chef's place). I would return when I have a craving for some serious carbs and fat and the flavors of New Orleans.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Had the doubleFood was great. Had the double cut pork chop and the chicken gumbo. Wife had the gulf drum.
Plenty of potato rolls and corn bred.
Service was prompt.
A bit pricey, but overall was good. Restaurant felt empty though throughout the evening.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFun evening of great food and jazze2 was the perfect spot for celebrating my fiance's 60th birthday. We we're attending a show at the Knight's Theater and only had to walk across the street after dinner for the show. The food was delicious. We started with the barbeque shrimp and chicken thigh and waffle. I had the flounder and he had the sea scallops with the collard greens. The flounder was perfect and the scallops were very tender. We both had nothing but goods thing to share about our meals. Will definitely be going back to e2 soon!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest carrot cake everWe had the Easter brunch today. The crawfish and chorizo omelet was outstanding. The very best thing was Stephanie's Carrot Cake. It was the most amazing carrot cake we've ever eaten. The banana cream pie was outstanding and also was the lemon creamscicle drink. The service was attentive and everyone on the wait staff was friendly. It is right across from the Mint Museum so it's agood place for lunch. We have been to Emerils other restaurants in Orlando and New Orleans and this is one of my favorites.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA good first experienceOverall a good 1st experience with e2. Nice setting a little away from the hustle & bustle of uptown but within the arts district. The entrance was very inviting & the restaurant decor was nicely done. I LOVED the open kitchen where we can watch all the food preparation. Very extensive wine list. BBQ shrimp appetizer was delicious-perfect starter. Disappointed there wasn't a defined kids menu, especially for Easter Brunch. Would like to try regular dinner menu.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had bothMy husband and I had both of our parents in town and enjoyed Easter Mass at St. Peter's and then had brunch at Emeril's. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service was fantastic...we are looking forward to going back and enjoying dinner soon!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was really good....food,Everything was really good....food, service, atmosphere. My parties only recommendation would be to have tablecloths on the tables in the dining room area. The bar is fine without but the dining room area needs something to warm it up a bit more.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious, staffFood was delicious, staff was accommodating, friendly, and attentive. Overall, an excellent experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. They took great care in accomodating my gluten free needs.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had madeMy husband and I had made reservations for 7:45 pm. There were 2 big groups being serviced that night and as a result made our dinner 2 hours long.
The food and service was good but the kitchen could not handle the demand.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AME2 - A great dining experience...This was our second dinner at E2. The first was a year ago. We don't travel to Charlotte very often... Our first experience was terrific and sometimes when you visit a great restaurant a second time it just doesn't measure up to your first dinner there. However, E2 was just perfect the second time around - great food, awesome service and an interesting (in a good way) bar selection. Next time we are in Charlotte, we'll definitely return to E2... Reservations are recomended - use OpenTable to book a week ahead...3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place! Servers reallyGreat place! Servers really make you feel special and try to meet all of your requests.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYou made our anniversary veryYou made our anniversary very special. I'm looking forward to our next visit. Everyone was friendly, neat and clean, knew their jobs and made us feel very special. This was our third experience with dining at an Emeril's and you really lived up to our expectations. The extras, Champagne, and raw tuna added to our delight. Kudo's to your kitchen.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks for coming to Charlotte!One of my favorite restaurants. The C.A.B. Filet is awesome, the Duck is amazing. I assure you, everything else is just as good as well! We are making it a weekly tradition!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had one pick for one nightWe had one pick for one night in Charlotte and e2 was a great one!!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeExperience was wonderful and the food was wonderful , service was the best would recommend highly3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal! I wishedFantastic meal! I wished a lived near Emeril's to be able to dine there frequently.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSat at the bar waiting forSat at the bar waiting for our table and now wished we had just stayed and eaten at the bar; bartenders were friendly and helped us make excellent food and drink choices; the grasshopper is not to miss!! Yellowfin tartare & roasted oysters were unbelievable; duck and scallops were both very good (not knock your socks off but good). Didn't love our waiter but he was ok. We will def be back and will eat at the bar next time!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AM