Emeril's Restaurant Orlando
Emeril's Restaurant Orlando

Emeril's Restaurant Orlando

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-orlando
  • Phone: (407) 224-2424
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 5 – 10:30 p.m.; Happy Hours: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Emeril Lagasse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Emeril’s Orlando is available for private functions and can accommodate
    up to 200 guests for seated dinners, and 500 guests reception style. Two
    private dining rooms on the second floor can accommodate parties of 16
    to 48 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Cathy Jacobson 407-473-2647x
  • Entertainment: Traditional New Orleans music can be heard throughout the restaurant.
  • Special Events: Contact Cathy Jacobson at 407-473-2647 to book your upcoming private party!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Orlando CityWalk
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking for lunch (up to 2 hours). Free self parking for Florida residents at Universal Studios garage after 6pm. Discounted self parking is $5 after 6pm.
A word from Emeril's Restaurant Orlando
Emeril's Orlando encompasses everything that Emeril stands for - high energy, bold exciting flavors & a memorable experience. Chef Emeril Lagasse's fifth restaurant, Emeril's Restaurant Orlando, is a fitting addition to the line-up at Universal CityWalk. Upon entering the restaurant your eyes take you on a ride up the metal staircase, across the Gertjejansen artwork, down the wall of wine, over the Ochsner portrait & stopping for a moment at the food bar. By this time the staff greets you with the warmth of a welcome home. A drink at the bar, maybe a classic New Orleans cocktail to start & then you are seated. The dining room bustles with energy with a view of the chef & the brilliance in the kitchen. Although walk-ins can be accommodated, reservations are highly recommended. Our dress policy is casual, but no sleeveless shirts for gentleman & boys. Gabriel Orozco, General Manager, is dedicated to providing you with that memorable dinner.
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Emeril's Restaurant Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
304 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (157)fit for foodies (143)romantic (90)notable wine list (81)good for groups (70)scenic view (50)hot spot (41)great for lunch (35)kid-friendly (31)late-night find (21)vibrant bar scene (20)neighborhood gem (16)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Excellent Emeril's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Emeril's never fails to amaze diners with excellent food, service and ambiance. Our group had the red drum, filet mignon and short ribs. Every dish was delicious and perfectly paired with vegetables and a starch. Our wait staff was attentive without being intrusive and was glad to get a sample of the creme meniere to taste for the level of spice (heat). It was superb! We can not recommend this restaurant enough to visitors and locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than I expected....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Emeril's was more than I expected and I expected a whole lot. The service was absolutely outstanding. I've never been anywhere where the staff seemed so happy to be there and so attentive. The food was over the top ! We will definitely return when we are in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emerils Orlando met expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This is our second visit and we were very happy. It feels great to be waited on and taken care of the way it is done at Emerils. We tried the Florida red drum dish and it was great. The sauce was delicious. The barbecued shrimp appetizer was also very good. The prices are very reasonable when compared with the service and I really liked the ease of use of opentable to make the reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mike
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Our service was fantastic. We love Emeril's. The bread pudding and tasting menu was delicious. Our watress, Deon was great. Best place to eat in orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Went here for our anniversary and it didn't disappoint. Great on all fronts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Maisie
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We had a party of six changed at the last minute to seven and everyone was most accommodating. This was a dinner following a conference and everyone was very impressed with the service, the food and the ability to converse in a relaxing manner. As they were adjusting our table two different parties stop to tell us how much we would enjoy it . They were very satisfied customers. Would definitely do it again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to Emerils
    Janton47
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Nonexistent service. Filet over cooked. Ribeye mediocre. Short ribs tough & stringy. Mashed potatoes had lumps, food came out cool. Pomes frites were limp. Cold coffee. No one asked how the meal was, did you need anything? We go here every year when in town - should have checked the more recent review. They were spot on.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    Jamiemapp
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Excellent, the staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough for us. I had mentioned on the booking it was for a wedding anniversary and we were given a little taster to start and out desert was decorated 'Happy Anniversary' which I thought was a lovely gesture. Food was fantastic and the bottle of red wine we had was fab! Would recommend and will definitely be returning again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Jinny
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary at Emeril's! Excellent food options and great quality! Would definitely come back again! We even received a complimentary anniversary dessert...yumm!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    newporterVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The service, the menu, the food! All so good! The best restaurant experience we had on our vacation to Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Chefremy
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The appetizers were fairly good, but after that, the food was mediocre at best. The service was indifferent. The main waiter had memorized his spiel and couldn't say it fast enough, which meant he had to repeat it, and was impatient when he did. Of the crew of our three waiters, none were attentive. But that had no effect on the price, which was at least as high as that of the New Orleans Emeril restaurants. Likelihood that I'll return is zero. I won't be recommending it to anyone I like. It's hard to imagine that Mr. Legasse condones this. They plainly need a real manager who watches what goes on, as all excellent New Orleans restaurants do. This experience should never have happened.
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  • Food surprisingly not exceptional
    theMangl3r
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Whether our expectations were just too high, or the preparation was just not up to par, out main course selections, scallops and Mahi were just plain. Appetiser was nothing special either. Our daughters spaghetti were just plain bad which they refunded us. Dessert was great though. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALWAYS THE BEST
    secndlokk
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE DINNER WITH CLIENTS THERE 2 NIGHTS IN A ROW EMERIL'S IS A DO NOT MISS RESTAURANT IN THE ORLANDO AREA. SERVICE IS ALWAYS TOP NOTCH AND THE FOOD IS AWESOME
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive but worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My family and I went to Emerils for a special occasion and we were treated well and our food was special. I had a daily special seafood ciappino and my husband had failed mignon and we walked out happy. Absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 14 year anniversary dinner
    Sashe
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The environment was very romantic. Service was excellent, the five or so waiters were very kind and helpful. The food was good but I believe they can expand on the menu and offer a better menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Disappointing!!
    NurseAnn
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    So disappointed, the food mediocre and overly salted, and over priced. We told them we were on our anniversary, the look on their faces was like, "so what". The wait staff was so insincere and it felt they were forced to be friendly. They would ask if they could bring something, like more rolls, then they would not bring the rolls. For the money we spent we could have had a better meal and time at Outback.
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  • family reunion
    tomo
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    don't get to vacation as much as we should. only in Orlando area for 3 nights of dinners Emerils Friday, Christini's Saturday and Charley's Sunday. it's always all in the details. taste of dishes was exquisite. overall great experience. would definately do it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emiril is stuffy w a family
    LuvUniv
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We sat upstairs quite, air conditioner blaring we told our waiter he didn't do anything about it. Food was ok, w/ all the choices. In Orlando prob wouldn't go back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great view of Universal from the second floor. Service was ok. Food was good, but not sure if things were gluten free as requested.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience!
    mal523
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Emeril's was wonderful!! The food was incredible, the service was outstanding. Overall an excellent experience- we were talking about it our whole vacation. We will definitely be back and will be recommending to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, service to match
    Fnoxib
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was far and away the best food we had in all of the Universal property and was also the best food and service we have enjoyed in a long long time *anywhere*. Top notch all around. Our only complaint was the noise, even in the upstairs, more private dining area. We ciuld stull have a conversation but would have preferred a more quiet atmosphere. Our server, Josue, was especially attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOLA was great. EMERIL'S was not.
    OrigamiWizard
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had two outstanding meals at NOLA in New Orleans & I was excited to dine at Emeril's. I booked my meal in advance to be sure that we would started our trip with one of the better restaurants at Universal Orlando. We were seated upstairs next to a VERY busy kitchen door which amped up the noise. We both felt our main dishes were okay, but not up to the standards we've come to expect from Emeril's restaurants. In fact, my salad was dripping in dressing. Our over salted mashed potatoes were sent back. As usual, the service was good. They fixed the salad & took the inedible potatoes off of our bill. I had a chat with another couple who dined at Emeril's & agreed with our assessment. Our meal was the most expensive & the most disappointing.
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  • Mediocre at best
    stakextrordinairVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My experience was very disappointing start to finish. I made reservations 3 months ago. Upon arrival I was taken to table positioned by a doorway which had constant traffic and distraction all night. Our waiter was pleasant and very informative when we first were seated. We ordered drinks appetizers then there we sat with our menus for 30minutes. Upon appetizer arrival our order was taken, 45minutes later our meal arrived. All dishes were overdone, one dish was delivered not as advertised for ingredients. Appropriate silverware not delivered with the entre, with great difficulty to get a return server to address the issue. $400 dollars later all I can say is I will not go back. 5 star price 2 star experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We were not impressed in the slight list bit. You aren't getting what you pay for. The service is impeccable, but the food tastes and is presented cheaply. Definitely way too over priced. We wouldn't ever go back.
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  • Emerils Orlando
    Westy
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    If you have a chance to experience this restaurant do not hesitate. The food is excellent,the service impeccable, and the setting fantastic. This restaurant is for anyone lucky enough to dine there. There were families,groups,and couples while I visited and all seemed to be having as wonderful a time as we were having. My recommendation is do not hesitate if you have the opportunity to dine there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible experience!
    Luvinggrub
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I went here with my boyfriend during a weekend getaway and it was an absolutely fantastic experience! We had three servers and each had a designated task (wine, food, service etc.) When I had a question about the extensive wine list, our server went ABOVE and beyond, helping me decide which wine would pair best with my Filet Mignon. Even when I asked where the ladies room was, the gentleman escorted me to it instead of pointing me in the general direction. I will never forget that meal, I will never forget the service, and overall I will never forget the most perfectly cooked Filet Mignon I've ever had in my life!!! I wish that 2 hours of my life could have lasted a lifetime *
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience Upstairs
    TurnberryGirl3VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were escorted up to the 2nd floor to a small room consisting of 3 tables with 2 large corner windows overlooking the activities outside. Our table for 2 was next to the windows which was great. It was like private dining. We both had the signature gumbo and then shared the red fish entree. Everything was delicious. We look forward to coming back the next time we are in Orlando.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not What I Expected
    Porkchop
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I've always wanted to dine in one of Emeril's restaurants so I made it a point to visit his Orlando location while on vacation. Although the food was decent and our service was good, I don't feel like it lived up to the hype. Everything was just adequate when I expected an amazing, one-of-a-kind experience. I don't mind spending a good amount of money on a great meal but this was not worth what we paid. My group later visited a much less-expensive Italian restaurant down the street that I would immediately recommend to my friends and family. I wouldn't recommend Emeril's unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to the other emerald. A
    CodfishVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    After having an excellent dinner at emerils tschop chop at the universals royal pacific hotel we came here.what a difference and a huge disappointment in every way! Drinks were poor, service was erratic food was not hot and was boring. Only good thing was that restaurant looked good. Save your money and don't bother!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Orlando's Emeril
    Kathleen55
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Great food and service. We sat upstairs where it was quieter and more intimate. Good place to eat on City Walk in Universal,
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not inspiring
    Smallwonder
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The restaurant was very welcoming. They did reseat us almost immediately after giving us our first table, but we had a much nicer view and complimentary glasses of wine to make up for it. The problem was the food. Although the soup of the day was delicious, the dinners were just ordinary. The sautéed scallops had no flavor, Brussels sprouts were tough and tasteless, the only saving grace on that meal was the butternut squash. My husband's beef dish was predictable. First and last time at Emeril's for us.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The Orlando Universal City Walk location is great for a fun night of casual or fancy dining. We went for my Mom's birthday celebration. The waiter was somewhat slow, but it may have been due to a relatively large crowd. The remaining staff was very cordial and efficient. We enjoyed the ambiance and it was fun to walk around and enjoy the atmosphere of City Walk after our meal. I'd recommend this location to any foodie who enjoys a fun environment. This may not be idea for a quiet dining experience, but it was great for a fun dining experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Date Night
    AbiGfromMKE
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My husband and I stopped here before a Blue Man Group show. (We learned from the Blue Man Group website that if you have your Blue Man Group tickets you receive 10% off!) We had the best time. The food was amazing. We had the bbq shrimp, scallops (out of this world) and the trout. Our server (I think his name was Mike) and his team were incredible. Mike made the best wine recommendations to pair with our entrees and even shared insightful history about the wines. (We ended up selecting the Honig Chardonnay+ Scallops and Emeril's Pinot Grigio + Trout.) Our only regret was that we had to get to the show and didn't have time to indulge in the Creme Brulee. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience
    HVatthetable
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I found the ambience unappealing overall. The restaurant was very noisy and from my vantage point I had a direct view into the post service and dishwashing section of the kitchen. I mentioned this to the steward and there was an attempt to close the doors leading to that area but this was not practical due to the amount of traffic through there. I recommend reconfiguring the table seating or finding a solution to keep the doors closed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT!!!
    disppointed
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was told by Universal that the onsite restaurants do a nice job celebrating birthdays. Especially milestones. Well it was my husband's 50th birthday and I can say there was nothing special about this. A piece of cake in a martini glass with a candle in it is not special at all. They didn't even sing Happy Birthday. We were extremely disappointed!!!!! This was not memorable at all. I did make the reservation a few weeks in advance so there would plenty of time for what I was told would be special. We do visit Universal quite often and will never choose Emeril's again for any kind of celebration or even a bite to eat.
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  • Very Nice!
    LaurenAshley
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had such a great time here! We showed up about 30 mins before our reservation and went to the bar for happy hour, which is a gem! we did get to sit a little early which was nice. Everything on the menu looked so good and we did have one person with a gluten allergy and they addressed it when we got our menus which was nice! Overall the food was great, everyone enjoyed there meal and the service was very good, no one ran out of a drink , which is my pet peeve. They also helped us celebrate someones birthday with a dessert! I would recommend this place to anyone traveling to Universal or that lives in the area!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT food, super service
    TCNOLAVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Don't think this is just another tourist place. The food, menu selections, wine list, service, drink list are all first class Don't miss the Banana Cream Pie!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Emeril's Food
    yumyum
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We were a party of seven and we all enjoyed the generous portions and delicious food. For us all, Emeril's makes one of our favorite cuisines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very attentive staff
    Dobbin
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I've been to a number of Emerils restaurants I like all of them. They make everyone feel very special. The food is great and can't be found anywhere. You just can't beat it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A perfect fanciful celebration
    Cassidia
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I took my parents here for their 30th wedding anniversary. The food was superb, the waiters were attentive and helpful. I definitely felt the fine dining experience while there, pulling out a chair for you to sit, folding napkins in your lap, etc. They even brought out a special dessert plate for the occasion. Bonus - If you bring your Universal Park ticket you get a free dessert or appetizer. Who doesn't like free, when spending a pretty penny on dinner! Must trys - scallops, sea trout and creme brule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate