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About Emeril's Restaurant Orlando

If you are unable to make a reservation online, please call us at (407) 224-2424.
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.

6000 Universal Boulevard, Suite 702
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Creole, Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Daily Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Daily Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m.; Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 5 – 10:30 p.m.

Cross Street:
Universal Orlando CityWalk

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 224-2424

Website:
http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-orlando

Entertainment:
Traditional New Orleans music can be heard throughout the restaurant.

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.

Executive Chef:
Emeril Lagasse

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) 473-2647

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Cathy Jacobson at 407-473-2647 to book your upcoming private party!

Emeril's Restaurant Orlando Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (48)
Fit for Foodies (45)
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Creative Cuisine (40)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Romantic (26)
Business Meals (25)
People Watching (22)
Scenic View (20)
Casual (19)
Authentic (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fun (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Disabled Access (10)
Healthy (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Seasonal (7)
Spicy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Organic (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Just average overall. Too many other restaurants to try; probably won’t be back.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was great !! And the food was superb - we had the pre-fix it was a great value and large portions .

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 3 days ago

Disappointing dining experience. It took 20 minutes to get our bar order that we asked for three times and then my shrimp came out cold and undercooked. I was so excited to eat at this restaurant again since I was in town but it didn't measure up this time.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as usual!! An Orlando must!! Salmon is a fish lovers dream.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

Emeril may not have been there today, but his style, his flavor, and his food sure was! Everything was fantastic!!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

This place is amazing. Who thought you could get a fabulous meal just outside of a theme park? We were exhausted after a day at universal studios, and needed to get some calories. The wild mushroom flatbread from wood burning oven was delicious as was the cornbread starter. Scallops were some of the largest I have ever had and cooked to perfection. Wine is reasonably priced, but scotch is not. Enjoy

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·Dined 5 days ago

Celebrating a birthday all was well with the cornbread and soup. The pork chop was dry and over done. The waiter (Marcus) did offer to have another cooked foe me which i declined. Then the dessert my wife ordered came to me as a birthday gift. I did not order a dessert and do not like chocolate mousse. The experience left me feeling that i chose the wrong restaurant to dine for the evening.

In the future i would limit my order to appetizer and soup.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

It's our second visit. We brought our teens this time and they loved the food. We were there during a cold snap and hadn't counted on the enclosed patio being so cold for dinner. That was the ONLY negative. Heater sounds weird in Florida, but would have been appreciated or loaner jackets. ;) Food was fantastic. We found the quality of everything worthy of the price. Kids just got too cold to stay through dessert, although we did find time to split one.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful place food is good

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·Dined 5 days ago

Second time at Emeril’s and it was excellent!

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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was exceptional and waitstaff attentive, but not hovering. It was a wonderful place to dine

Tags: Spicy, Organic, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Lunch very tasty and well priced

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious, great value for the amount and quantity. Various discounts offered. Loved the duck wings, smok y mushroom pasta, gumbo, squash bisque and salmon. Shrimp and grits task but a bit salty for me. Key lime pie very good.

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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Wine pairing dinner is our favorite. Always wonderful. We like the bar seating by the kitchen so we can watch them prepare. Great show. But pretty hot by the open flame oven.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent, didn't feel rushed between courses, great value for money had a great evening with family would definitely recommend

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great Dinner !!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I had been to this restaurant several years back and had one of the best meals I've had. So on this vacation I recommended to my husband we go. Wasn't anything special this time around. I ordered the short ribs and they were dry and tough. The beat thing we ate was the cornbread. The service was excellent, the entire staff really hustled. But the food was nothing special.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Best to make a reservation ahead of time, it fills up fast!
After our dinner, I can see why, the food is amazing.
Do not go in only for an entrée, do the full course with the wine pairing.
(even the kids chicken strips were freshly made, those were awesome too!)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

What a disappointment. After three years of fluctuating quality, Emeril's has run its course. I've had great meals in the past here, but this recent visit wasn't one of them. I had made reservations weeks before arriving, yet, my companion and I were seated way in the back of the bar under a giant-screen TV showing sports. I do not come to Emeril's to eat in a sports bar. Our waiter was completely unattentive. While our appetizers were fine (the butternut squash soup was delicious), the main courses were a big disappointment. The broccoli was COLD. And our waiter never came by to see if we were enjoying our meals so we couldn't say anything. The dessert was hideous. I ordered the pot of chocolate creme. It was supposed to taste chocolatey. Instead, it tasted like badly made pudding with a really bad flavor. When the waiter finally came by to see if we were finished, I mentioned how bad the dessert was. He removed it from the check but never asked if I would like to try something else instead. I will not be returning to Emeril's, nor would I recommend it.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Arrived for 18th Anniversary Dinner with a 7:00 Reservation @ 6:45 PM and was not seated until 7:15 PM. Food was great, the ambiance understandably was busy due to Holiday Parties (always seems to happen when you have a December Anniversary). Service was very good though I must admit that when going to a higher end restaurant, I expect to not have to ask for refills on water. Also there were long delays between courses of meals; where we were sitting there wondering, what was coming next; not in anticipation but when will the next course get there. Ultimately I would go back but not for a Special / Romantic occasion but more as a nicer restaurant experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We had a great experience during our business dinner. Wonderful service and excellent waitstaff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food with high quality service from drinks to dessert. All very well executed and the value.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A mediocre experience for an expected fine dining experience. Happy hour specials only available if you seated at the bar. The hor dourve was a cheddar chive biscuit ala Red Lobster style and ONE per person. Coudos for the sparkling water option, as opposed to only tap.
The salt shaker had dried food crusted on it, forks had bent tines. The entrees were reasonable portions and well seasoned. The chicken, swordfish, and crabcakes were well prepared, the scallops were significantly undercooked for our preference. We didn't stay for dessert, as the offerings were surprisingly uninspired.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Horrible experience. Waited over 3 1/2 hours for our food. Our waiter was extremely apologetic and so was the Manager, but there is no excuse for service to take that long. I felt horrible because I suggested the restaurant and it was my girlfriends 40th birthday and there were 6 of us. We all had sitters and were hoping to enjoy a cocktail at another venue, but instead we sat and waited and waited. After I complained about the absurd wait time a waitress came over and tossed a plate in front of me for my girlfriends birthday dessert that was coming. (Literally tossed no exaggeration) The main waiter witnessed it happen and immediately came over and apologized as well as the manager once again. Service at a restaurant can make or break your experience. I wanted to leave immediately, but since it was my girlfriends birthday I didn’t want to ruin the night.
Wasted 3 1/2 hours for an apology. The manager did not comp anything. So between babysitters, a Limo and a nightmare dinner I wasted a lot of money and time I could have spent in a wonderful restaurant with proper service and delicious food. Live in Orlando been to Emeril’s many many many times. Will never again. This will be our last. Have a home in New Orleans as well so we know our food and service quite well.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We only had a limited amount of time eat prior to attending a show at the hard rock live.
When we informed our server, Josh (and his twin brother, both of whom were excellent) he was very accommodating and had our meals out in no time.
Each of us ordered something different and passed our plates around, the food (and wine) was excellent!
Will definitely return and highly recommend Emeril's.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Organic, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service! Gumbo was as good as New Orleans. Abit noisy for good conversation though but overall would recommend highly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great 4-course offering. We both had the duck wings which were great followed by a salad. My shrimp and grits were different but very good. The key lime pie and pot de creme were top notch. Service was some of the best we had in Orlando.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great BBQ shrimp, very accommodating. Great meal, loved it

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our food was cold. Cold swordfish and cold corn surrounding it. My husband very expensive strip steak was so tough that even a steak knive didn’t work. My sister in law had short ribs that appeared to be chuck roast. They were definitely not short ribs. The salmon was good.
The desserts just ok. Service was good, but servers kept disappearing.
Very disappointing.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We enjoyed lunch at Emeril's. The food was fantastic, the servers were attentive (but not overly so) and there were only 3 other occupied tables. Our table had a nice view of City Walk, great for people watching.
At the end of the meal we were too full for the desired desert selections. So, our server brought over a spicey sorbet (for the gf birthday boy). It had a kick and a lit candle. It was The perfect ending to a great visit.
We will definitely visit again. 👫👍
#DavidsRelaxatingBirthdayWeek

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Wait staff was very nice. Food was delicious. Loved the location.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

A good restaurant in a challenging location. Emeril's is a top notch restaurant in the heart of a congested tourist area. Evening guest wearing everything from jacket and tie to shorts and tee shirts. The restaurant is very loud and not conducive to a romantic dinner. The food is tasty but a bit spicy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food and service were outstanding but gave only 4 stars overall due to the location. This restaurant is located at the Universal City Walk, which is like boarding an airplane due to the exceptionally long walk and security line. Our server, Kyle, was a true professional as was the rest of the staff. They made our anniversary dinner one to remember!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very over priced . Although food and service food or is just way over priced. I believe that is because of eneril's.star status.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I loved the green tomatoes, the shrimp and grits were to die for and the banana creme pie was fabulous. I plan on coming back the next time I'm in orlando.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving. Nice, great service, food was not quite as good as we expected but still good for a special day away from home!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I visited last year with my daughter last year the food was delicious , I decided to return this year for Thanksgiving with my family.I had to change my order which was the 20oz.ribeye , it was tough I asked the waiter if they served sweet tea he said yes this turned out not to be true.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was not great for the $$$. The experience was just okay.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were on vacation and chose Emeril's based on a previous experience with Emeril's in New Orleans. The food in Orlando was fine but not as good as we recalled in New Orleans. The service was fine. The server got one of the orders wrong, but he did apologize and remedy it in a timely manner.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very good service and the food was excellent! Just a bit noisy, but that’s to be expected at a theme park.

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