Emeril's Restaurant Orlando
Emeril's Restaurant Orlando

Emeril's Restaurant Orlando

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-orlando
  • Phone: 4072242424
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Emeril's Restaurant Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
285 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (142)fit for foodies (124)notable wine list (81)romantic (78)good for groups (53)scenic view (40)kid-friendly (35)hot spot (33)great for lunch (31)late-night find (22)neighborhood gem (14)vibrant bar scene (12)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Not as good as it used to be.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We were to Emerils 8 and 9 years ago. It was fabulous. Pizza was bland and special flounder entree was heavily peppered. Flavors were off. Service was still great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why I still love Emeril's Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went to Emeril's for dinner as part of an evening out. The service was good, but for this restaurant, I had to give it a "good" rating, b/c they were a bit slow. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive, but just a little slower than usual. The food was outstanding, as was the ambiance of the place. I was my own dinner date, but this place is a great date night place. I'll definitely be going back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland food
    jopa
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    appetizer was good,entrees were not very flavorful, rather bland Disappointed
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent service and food. We always eat here when we are in orlando
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If your'e a tourist or just a local at City Walk, Emerils is definitely great for a date night or foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    Lisa
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Be prepared to pay. Our bill was $100.00 per person
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emerils was a huge let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were excited for weeks to go... get there and our waiter did not greet us for 15 mins once greeted we were rushed to decide. Apps were cold and not well seasoned... The main dishes we ordered the salmon was very under cooked and quality was not acceptable. . The chicken was not plated well just thrown together. . Basically BBQ chicken with bottled sauce u can tell.. over greasy potatoes. . And they were also cold... i spent over $100 for food I would expect from a low grade truck stop... I will never go to the restaurant again and make it known to everyone how bad of a rip off Emerils is... STAY AWAY!!!!
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  • Wonderful
    reeree821
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had an amazing anniversary dinner here. The food and service were outstanding. Definitely a place we recommend and love coming to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ummmmmmm
    Cindi
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We participated in the Magical Dining with another couple and all of us were very impressed with the menu choices. We gave top points to the Cevieche (and we are picky on that) I had the steamed mussels and the others had Salmon and we all were impressed. The wine picks were great with our entrees. The deserts (bread pudding & Flan) were very good and not too big. We really enjoyed trying a new place and were willing to put up with being stuffed as we left. Thank You!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak I've ever had
    Sulferdog
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Truly a fabulous restaurant. The food atmosphere service drinks we all amazing! Every item from appetizer to expresso was a treat. I can't wait for another occasion to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice, but food quality not up to $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Nice place to eat visually. The food is not worth the price. I have eaten better food at Bonefish Grill. Service was not great, our food came out cold, overcooked steak, and I felt like I was bothering the staff for service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They don't depend on repeat businss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Way to pricey for an average meal but since they are in Universal's City Walk we kind of felt like they really didn't care.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mkmk
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Dessert was great! Somewhat disappointed in rest food. Perhaps too high expectations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always dependable
    VeniceBill
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was not our first visit and won't be our last. The food is always prepared 'as you like it' and the menu has something for every taste. The service is attentive and not pushy, and there just isn't anything to complain about - unless some family decides to share their screaming child with the neighbors, but that is why the restaurant has more than one table.... All in all, it was another great experience and worth every penny - and it takes lots of pennies, so plan on that part too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Table was next to service door on the second floor heard all the kitchen noise, Salmon was cold, tasted fishy, smelled fishy, long wait between courses, saw the bus boy more than the waiter's
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Emeril
    Swede
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great place to have great food with family.... We are from out of state and this was a pleasant place to go
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant month menu
    catlvr
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Was great! I am not a seafood fan but my friends are, we would come back with or without special deals. Don't forget the cornbread, which is to die for. Waiter gave us a bag of it to go, ensuring a nice tip and slavish devotion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • have dessert and appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The appetizers and dessert was amazing.. had to send main food back...it was cooked fine but no wow factor it was just ok and for the price ok is not good.... the service was good but it also took a long time to get our main course.. try the cheese cake..
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    foodhawks
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed the tasting menu and everything was fantastic! The service could not have been better. We also enjoyed having a drink at the bar before dinner. Great martini!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jonmarg
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband, our 3 children and I had the pleasure of dining at Emeril's on 8/21. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. It was by far our best meal of the week while on vacation. Our waiter Miguel was very attentive, personable, as well as knowledgeable and made our experience even better. We are already looking forward to our trip to Orlando next year so that we can dine at Emeril's again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Pretty good
    Hari
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Definitely the best restaurant in universal studio's park!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A one time thing.
    jenlyn
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Everyone needs to try things once but once was plenty. The food was ok (Wouldn't order the same thing again though) but after a $100 food and dessert tab, I shouldn't have left still hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Star chef does not dissapoint
    squidpogo
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a great meal here for our anniversary. I was a bit worried that our expectations where too high, having been to Emeril's NOLA restaurant, but we were thrilled with the whole dinning experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was excellent and the service was terrific. It was the best Ceasar Salad ever.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delicious and Cool Birthday Lunch
    foodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had lunch celebrating my daughter's 17th birthday. It was cool and relaxing sipping iced tea while watching people passing by in the blazing sun. We shared the Tuna Lettace Wraps and I loved the spiciness from the jalapeño pepper with the avocado pozu. We both had the Brazilian Seafood Stew and enjoyed the dish very much. We received the yummy chocolate lava cake parfait as the free birthday dessert. The banana cream on top was light and refreshing. Service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our first meal very much and will definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a fabulous meal, he staff was knowledgeable and attentive. We had a relaxing wonderful experience. The food was prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emeril's was a disappointment again
    JerryHVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a special dinner planned for Emeril's. Unfortunately, the service was very slow, and the food was poor. 16 oz ribeye was tough and the sauce tasted terrible. Even managed to make pizza with prosciutto that tasted bad. Expensive dinner, frustratingly slow service. This is the second disappointing dining experience at this Emeril's. Would not recommend.
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  • Enjoyable
    Donmag352
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Four us dined on Saturday nigh and the we walked right in with our reservations. The food was good but not exceptional. However the service was exceptional. I didn't like the big open area to the kitchen because at my table I constantly saw people working to get food out and supervisors directing staff. They should work to make the atmosphere more tranquil. Very good but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was pretty good, but they removed the calamari which was why we went to the restaurant. It was my birthday on the day of our visit, and I was hoping for a decadent chocolate dish but was not happy with the selection.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had 7 in our party. Food was great, nice view of sunset over Universal. It was a little loud for our large table to hear each other, but that wasnt to unexpected. Very high ceilings, nice wine list, nice decor. Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but...
    Uasked
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Watch out for the black grouper...tasted great but saw it again at 2am....did not agree with me at all and I haven't thrown up in years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • emerils
    tiyana99
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The environment was nice. There was not a great food selection and the waiters were arrogant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food - Unwelcome payment.
    StKnuckle
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The only place in the Universal Studios complex that gave us grief about charging our meals to our room. I would not have mentioned this but after it happened for a second time when my wife returned the next evening for a cocktail... There it is. (Charging to the room is common for on-site Resort Hotel Guests).
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beginnings
    Isasig
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Had a birthday in our party and I let them know on line when I reserved through Opentable. To our delight the hostess congratulated the birthday "boy" as he sat at the table. Attention to detail goes a long way in this restaurant! The dinner was delicious! And when I complaint to the waitress that my Brussels sprouts were a bit undercooked, she appeared with an extra side of perfectly cooked delicious ones. BAM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience
    Jessica
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have went to this restaurant a few years when we were visiting Universal Studios and food and service was absolutely amazing so we decided to visit the restaurant again on our recent trip. However, it was absolutely disappointing. The service was slow and it took over an hour to just get our food when restaurant was not even that busy. We had to flag servers down to just get a water refill. Nobody had even offered us bread while we were waiting. We had to ask for it so we can get something for our young child to eat while we were waiting on his meal. Our steaks weren't cooked the way we asked but after waiting for an hour, we just wanted to eat and leave. Servers spent more time socializing than waiting on tables.
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  • Wonderful!
    Lovebrewpubs
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was wonderful here! The menu was not too big and not too small. Service was top notch. Would highly recommend the pork chop over grits. Will definitely be back next time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    JaniceWD
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My husband's favorite dish is Braised Short Ribs! Imagine his joy when one of the very few choices was just this! ......didn't last long. They were too salty, and the gravy actually had lumps of flour undissolved. I am a vegetarian, and the waiter described, in depth, what one of the "dishes of the day" was. It sounded wonderful! Moments later, he came back, said they didn't have that specific dish, and described something very less appealing to me. The restaurant itself needs some updating. Very disappointing.
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  • I love this place
    Love
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    There food is amazing and service is outstanding. The wine list is amazing and there deserts selection is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Amazing!
    Reviews
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Amazing food! Service was great. We will definitely go again. Try the 5 course meal, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    notverygoodatall
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had been here before and had an outstanding dining experience. One of the best ever. So I decided to bring my wife back to celebrate her birthday. Our busboy recognized the special occasion, to my wife's delight. But neither of our servers did. I even ordered a dessert, hoping for perhaps, a candle. Nada. The service was slow and the food was mediocre at best. We spent $150+ on a dinner for two. Not worth it and in fact, a ripoff given the quality of the food and the service.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate