Emeril's Restaurant Orlando
Wish it wasn't in an amusement parkDespite being difficult to get to in Universal City Walk, this is again worth the effort even on a hot humid day. I reserved for 2 and showed up by myself, but they made me feel special from the minute I walked in the door. The service is EXCEPTIONAL and the food is too. Cantaloupe martini was to die for! Gumbo as a starter (with chicken for the non-seafood eaters) and scallops with an awesome red curry cream sauce was the perfect hot day meal. The sauce was SO good I wanted to lick my plate, but refrained.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary TreatTraveling from the Panhandle to central FL for a business/pleasure trip, Emeril's was my #1 choice for my anniversary dinner spot. We were able to be seated early, the food, service, and atmosphere were absolutely outstanding, and I look forward to my annual visit next summer!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was superb. The serviceThe food was superb. The service was excellent. We can't wait to go back.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEmeril's in CitywalkThis was the 2nd visit to your restaurant for my wife and I, as we don't get over to Orlando very often, but I was first amazed I could get a reservation on such short notice. This was a treat for my wife who has had to be a care giver for the last three months, and needed a wonderful memory to forget all the issues from this situation. Well, as expected, the staff, food, and ambiance was outstanding. I need to remember to take her to Emeril's more often to make her week! Thanks again for a great evening.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice break from the ParkIf you are tired and cranky from running between both Park's at Universal, then lunch or dinner at Emeril's is a great chance to recharge your battery. The food is great, service is perfect and the desserts reimburse your calories for all the walking you do!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMVacation 2013Food was excellent. Culinary staff went out of their way to accommodate a couple of picky eaters in our party. Some staff are very friendly and professional. Our server seemed annoyed to have a group of people who just ordered waters. Only saw him a couple of times. His helpers were more attentive. I hope they received some of the tip. Some items are reasonably priced. Others too high for a family who already put a couple of thousand into a vacation. I think you pay for atmosphere . Being at Universal though I feel it should be within reason for families.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, they were actuallyGreat food, they were actually very accommodating for kids. Great experience.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceFrom walking in the door till the time we left everyone was so friendly and provided excellent service for us. Food came out quickly and delicious, we will be back for sure.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place in tourist centerEmeril's is a great place to eat or grab a drink. The bar had a happy hour, which was very surprising and generous. Staff was very courteous and accommodating. Food was awesome. I will be back often when I am in town.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI give it 5 out of 5 stars.This is my first time eating at Emeril's restaurant and the expererience was memorable. Loved our waiter, he was friendly and funny. The FOOD was exceptionally great. I am still thinking about it and it was 3 days ago. Now it is a bit pricey but I expected that it was going to a bit expensive, but if you are willing to just spend a little more on a excellent restuarant and food, then this is worth it. All of my in party loved the food choices they made.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM3 for $30.Food was very good, perfect presentation. Impeccable wit staff. Wish they validated for parking. The $15.00 charge to park defeated the special price menu.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceWe expected great food at Emeril's and we got that and more. The staff is absolutely top-notch. My wife and I have'nt had service like that in years.
We weren't very hungry so we sampled two apps and shared an entre. We started with the BBQ shrimp and the calamari. The calamari was prepared perfectly and the blend of olives gave the dish a unique, bright flavor that really compliments the squid. We chose the andouille crusted redfish as our entre. Again, expertly prepared and delicious.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceThoroughly enjoyed the service from all waiters at Emeril's - they basically tag team it to be sure you have water, bread, service at all times. Pleasant, funny and great recommendations. Andouille crusted Redfish was outstanding!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good Food and good serviceVery Good Food and good service however waiter did not inform us of special discount for Universal Park goers or the special of the day of one appetizer or dessert with each entree. We paid the entire price and did not know until after we walked out of the restaurant and both would have applied.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery ElegantWas a excellent experience, great service and even better food. Treated you like royalty.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThe service there is impeccable. Food is delicious. Great happy hour deals6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA must do!The food tasted great and the staff was very attentive.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner in OrlandoBeautiful restaurant, prices alittle on high side great service, food was just good.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service delicious foodThe calamari was amazing, warm fresh bread delicious! Service was fantastic!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for kids!This was the first "fancy" restaurant we have ever take our kids. (Ages 8,9 & 14) they have a nice kids menus and treated them like kings. We have a great time. The wine selection is awesome, food was wonderful. Great time had by all!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEmeril's at CitywalkWe had very good service along with a very enthusiastic & polite serving team. We visit Orlando at least once annually & Emeril's tends to be our big event meal for the last day of our vacation. Our family always enjoys the night at Emeril's.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere was great andThe atmosphere was great and the service great. My wife enjoy her birthday dinner with good food.
I recommend you this restaurant if you want to get your wife happy5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I haveOne of the best meals I have ever had. I highly recommend Emeril's to anyone who enjoys food.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites. We haveOne of our favorites. We have been going there for years Great food and cocktails. Our server Monica was attentive, helpful and added to the experience. We look forward to the new changes in the decor and atmosphere.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMUniversal StudiosThe best eating establishment at Universal Studios. Quiet, great seating next to the windows. Food with charm and the NO kick. Away from the hoi palloi and the everyday bustle of the park fray.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreath foodThis place is always a food choice greath food and ambiance one of my favorite restaurant in the Orlando area5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood FoodThis restaurants seems to have kept up with Emeril's standards unlike some of his restaurants in Las Vegas. The staff seemed a little disorganized, but seem to settle down as dinner service progressed. The food was good, the appetizers were better. I would eat here again so this says something, but make sure you have reservations.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM14 years and still loving itWe've celebrated our anniversary at Emeril's every year since they opened in 1999. The food is always divine, the service outstanding and the ambiance is usually perfect. We were a bit disappointed this time that we were seated in an area with several loud tables. However, I guess I should've specifically said that we wanted to be away from families or large groups, since it was our anniversary. We decided that from now on we will request the Cigar Room or the Kitchen Table. We will not stop celebrating at Emeril's, however. The good by far outweighs the bad, in our opinion.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeDuck Confit Tacos and the Barbecue Shrimp are simply outstanding. This is a great place for lunch or dinner. This was the second time back. There will be many more visits!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMbetter restaurant in Orlando CWhigher end place in CityWalk. we're used to NYC fine dining. we had the chef tasting menu for $80/person which was 5 courses. good-to-bigger sized portions, overall tasty food! nice waiters, they didn't nec know what they were talking about in terms of food, but they werre attentive and nice!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCityWalk location is a plusExcellent service and you'll be surrounded by lights and the night-life energy on a Saturday night provides free entertainment. Dining in the room overlooking the Walk is nice (though it's a bit chilly for the ladies, so bring a sweater or wrap).
There were some fantastic dishes here: the chocolate souffle, key lime pie and the creme brulee. Stick to the pork chop and chicken entrees (red fish only ok).
Boston lettuce salad was good too. Oh and the dinner rolls were very tasty.
In sum, this Emeril's is in a fun location with good night-time parking rates (at the CityWalk) and features great dessert and good entree options + excellent service/ambiance that you expect at this chain5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal we had in Orlando!We had the pleasure of experiencing Emeril's restaurant for lunch. The service was excellent, the server was attentive and really knew the menu. Coming from Canada, we could not believe how reasonable the prices were! There was a lunch special which included appetizer, entree, and dessert for $22, also another special: with the purchase of an entree, receive a complimentary appetizer or dessert! The food was delicious and fresh and unique (chicken and waffles!) I wish I came back to Emeril's again during my visit to Orlando instead of trying out other restaurants and being disappointed.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but not exceptional!We had been here several years ago and absolutely loved it but it has gone down hill a bit. Still a nice spot but overpriced.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable ExperienceTook my grandson to celibrate his High School graduation. Did the tasting menu and it was great. Grandson said it was a day he will remember.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMabsolutely amazingWhat can I say. This had yo be one of tthe best meals I have eaten. The service is top notch from the moment you walk in the door.Very fast but not rushed enough time to eat your appetizer or salad and relax a bit before yout dinner. The desserts all I csn ssy is OMG yummmmmm Bananna cream pie is delicious and so huge The sorbet was also great Definatly will be back5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEat in the kitchenWe dined in the kitchen due to a special occasion and it was the best decision I had every made. The food was AMAZING!!!!! Everything about the experience was AMAZING! It was worth every penny!!
I would HIGHLY recommend dining in the kitchen to anyone and I will certainly do it again.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversaryWe celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. It was a memorable occasion.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Emeril's ExperienceWe went to Emeril's as a surprise for my mom's 50th birthday. My parents are wine collectors so they really enjoyed the wine list that the restaurant had to offer. The waiters were knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and provided an excellent service. Everyone at my table ordered something different for appetisers and entrees and each dish was delicious. There really is not a bad option.
The atmosphere and food was fantastic and I would definitely recommend this place.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food in a Great Place!Our meal was wonderful and the service was even better. Neat restaurant in a great and exciting location that had food that exceeded our expecations. Large portions, varied menu and a personal attention to service and detail. Steaks were cooked perfectly and were tender and delicious. Scallops were buttery and perfectly cooked and the salads and soups were amazing. We celebrated a birthday and everyone wished me a Happy Birthday and made it a special experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEmerils in OrlandoI love Emeril's overall! The service was very good, the food was mostly amazing and the portion sizes are pretty big. I choose an entree that I was not so pleased with (my personal taste) but the starter and desserts were fabulous. I tasted everyone's entree and they were very good and I wish I had ordered a different one. I was glad to take a slice of banana cream pie home with me to take to my elderly mother, who is in a nursing facility, for the next day, Mothers day. She absolutely loved it!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ExperienceThe staff and service was totally awesome!! The food was absolutely the best! Since this was a birthday celebration, the whole experience was the greatest!! If you want a special place to have great food, a great surroundings and fantastic service, you have to check it out!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPrestige ServiceAmazing service provided for our fine dining experience. Emeril's restaurant serviced us with 3 waiters and amazed our food palate and senses. We enjoyed the Chef Tasting 5 course meal which I recommend to adventure. Overall, we are delighted with the experience and can't wait to return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service!I loved the service and the fact that we had more than one waiter checking on us. All of the waiting staff were clean cut and looked very neat. The food was good and came out quickly. Overall if I'm ever in Orlando again I would definantly visit Emeril's again!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. WeThe food was very good. We had a table in a small room on the 2nd floor. It had 2 other tables for total seating for 3 tables at 6. I really liked the setting for that area, it removed from the family dining area.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal & great serviceThe food was excellent. The service was very efficient and friendly. The portions were very generous. We took my parents and they enjoyed it immensely. Thanks!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my 4th dinner atThis was my 4th dinner at Emeril's at Universal. Every meal was memorable ... great selections, superb cuisine, excellent service5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA little disappointing basedA little disappointing based on our previous dining experiences at Emeril's.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat scallops!The gumbo was as good as any in New Orleans, but the Asian style scallops were worth the trip across the pond in the rain.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!Everything was great! I took my wife there for her birthday and she was quite surprised. We were seated in a semi-privite room with two other couples, the room had a spectaclar view of the park. The food and the service was top notch. Well worth it.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my 3rd time at thisThis is my 3rd time at this restaurant. Adam our server was very pleasant and helpful.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM