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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for a Date (52)
Fit for Foodies (42)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Romantic (31)
Notable Wine List (30)
Business Meals (24)
People Watching (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Scenic View (19)
Authentic (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Casual (18)
Fun (17)
Cozy (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Waterfront (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Organic (4)
Spicy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

After being told it'd be an hour wait, I booked a reservation for 20 minutes later: strange. Anyway, get the 4 course menu with wine pairings for a good deal on more food than you probably want to eat. Wine selections trend strongly to the "it's ok" end of the spectrum. Shrimp and grits was merely 'meh'. Make sure to try the gumbo and of course the signature banana cream pie.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

It was a bit disappointing. I ordered shrimp and grits but the shrimp was bad. The texture was really off. I thought they were raw when I took the first bite. I'd cooked shrimp myself and I can tell good shrimp from bad shrimp. They were either refrozen or some kind of preservatives was used. Someone in the kitchen must know the shrimp wasn't right before they cooked them.

Service was good. The manager and the waiters came over and apologized. But I really had expected quality food from Emeril's.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our food and service was phenomenal! It can be pricy but oh so worth the splurge! Food is incredibly good and the staff are efficient and lovely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

We had an excellent meal! This was our first time at one of Emeril’s restaurants, and we will be returning. Thank you.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious fair prices and the staff on point. Will definitely be going back

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

The Service was the best part of the meal. All staff was excellent. The cornbread appetizer changed for the worse, the Cesar salad was extremely salty and our entrees were Good to OK depending on the meal. We have been coming to this location yearly for awhile and this dinner was disappointing in comparison to the first time we visited.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Shrimp and grits were amazing!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

If you try and pass yourself off as a fine dining restaurant then you need to rethink your label because it was something other than a fine dining experience. The service was similar to that of Applebee’s. We have two entrees and one had brown shrimp in it and the other was bland and we had to add lots of salt to the dish. Overall it was a disappointing experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My group was not seated in the main dining room since we had just come from the park and deemed not appropriately dressed. I understand that but we had to take the service elevator upstairs because I use a cane. I can’t be the first person in this situation.

The food was, unfortunately, just average. My friends and I have dined at Emeril’s restaurants a number of times in a variety of locations and the food was great. That is why we selected Emeril’s in Orlando. However my braised beef short ribs lacked much flavor. They could have been better seasoned. The mashed potatoes were mediocre. In New Orleans, they are exceptional.

My friend had a special appetizer of scallops that was good. However she had requested it be her dinner. The server said that it could only be an appetizer since the chef was “carefully guarding” them since there were only five scallops per dish. When the dish arrived, there were between 15 and 20 scallops. Did my friend get something other than the special or was this just a tactic to make her order an appetizer and a main dish?

We had planned to have dessert since this dinner was for my birthday but based on the above, we didn’t want to be further disappointed.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wasn't impressed with the place. The pork chop is so-so and my mac and cheese was way too dry.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A very nice evening celebrating my 60th birthday with my sons-in-law

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was incredible. Great place to be in the heart of the action on City Walk. Very pleased with wine list also.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was a vacation celebrating my 70th. We had spent all day at the park doing several rides etc. Ending the day at Emeril's was a great way to sit down & enjoy cocktails, great food & superb service. Our 2 waiters were wonderful, the food was delicious & we really enjoyed the whole experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was great and food was above average. One of the better CityWalk restaurants

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our first time and the food was fantastic! We love Cajun/Creole food and Emeril's did not disappoint! There was a special 4 course for $48 which included appetizer, soup/salad, entree, and dessert. We had the cornbread and the angel hair w/ mushroom appetizer which was a little spicy. The seasonal butternut squash soup was thick and the gumbo had a little kick to it. We chose the Shrimp and Grits as our entree which also had a slice of house made andouille sausage. Dessert was Emeril's signature Banana Cream Pie and a Key Lime pie. It was one of the best meals we have enjoyed! Definitely recommend and would go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Second time here. All of Emeril's are an experience. Top notch food amd service at a reasonable price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love the BBQ Salmon I just do not like to sit in the bar area as I had clients so was not really happy about that but food is good and its a nice atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The scallops were wonderful!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always great food and service here.
The food takes time to prepare, but it is delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We went to Emeril’s with a large part including 2 small children. They set us at a round table (great!) by the kitchen (not great). The restaurant was very noisy, but the servers were attentive. The appetizer, fried green tomatoes, were delicious and small. It took a long time to get our entrees (an hour). The food was yummy, though. We would go again.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent food and awesome service. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food, like every Emeril's restaurant, was outstanding again. However, the thing that made this visit to the restaurant extra special was the over the top service my family received. My kids acting up and causing a ruckus while waiting for their food (which came quickly but never quick enough for hungry kids) was handled with grace and compassion by the entire staff. After my son knocked over my entire freshly poured beer, I wasn't met with sighs and eye rolls; instead we were whisked away to a new fresh table and I had a full beer (placed away from my son's side) before the old one had even finished spilling. The entire team from the hostess, to our waitress, to the manager, and even other waiters were remarkable and assured 2 a little overwhelmed parents that accidents happen and it wasn't a big deal at all. Highly recommend Emeril's at CityWalk not just for the great food but for the best staff I've encountered in all my years of dining out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I took my husband for his bday celebration , he loves cooking shows and great chefs . I decided to take him to emerils in Orlando and it was GREAT . The service was excellent and the food tasted amazing it was so yummy with great flavor. The dessert and my wine was delicious . Will love to go again soon . I recommend this fantastic place to everyone :)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been to numerous Emirl’s restaurants before all over the United States. This is by far the worst I have eaten at. I have been to this restaurant twice now. The first experience was excellent. The service and food were up to Emirel’s standards. This time I was very disappointed in all the aspects that I was so looking forward to. 😢😢😢😢😢

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lunch menu was not extensive. Ordered the gumbo which was good. The hamburger was average. The restaurant was nearly empty, but service was slow.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My family went here while we were on vacation and I will say we had an awesome waiter. My husband and I have five kids and our waiter was very patient with us and joked with the kids quite a bit.

When we first making reservations to eat, I was like wow, Emerils, there food will be great! Unfortunately, the steak I ordered came with mashed potatoes and green beans which would have been good if it wasn’t cold. My parents order was cold and one of my kids dishes was cold as well.

They did apologize for the food being cold and remade the food. One dish came back full of fat, and they ended up taking that one off our bill.

I might have had high expectations when I thought of Emerils but I definitely didn’t expect cold food! Maybe they were having an off night.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Beautiful ambiance, great for special occasions and dates. Huge wine list, delicious food options, the chefs are willing to accommodate any dietary needs. Service is impeccable. Can get expensive, but the food is well worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Emril's has been around a long, long time so they have both the art and the science of fine cuisine down consistently. The menu has a reasonable selection from which to choose without making the decision a chore. The notable items, for us at least, were in the appetizer, accompaniments and dessert selections. The entrees are all excellent, just not overly creative.

The wine list is superb and our waiter took special care in describing the various offerings in which we were interested. He was almost at a sommelier level and much more well versed than your typical waiter.

We were there on our Anniversary and all the staff went out of their way to wish us a happy one, not just the pair that were our servers. It was an excellent experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Took our reservation but when we showed up, they had a private event and the facility was closed. How do you take a reservation for a night you are closed? The hostess said they left a voicemail for all with reservations. That did not happen. I received no communication on cell phone, home phone, via OpenTable app, or email. The hostess appeared uncaring. She did ask if I wanted to take a water taxi ride to their other restaurant as they could try to fit my family in there. I declined and we went to Hard Rock Cafe instead. At that point, I needed to eat for medical reasons and not take a water taxi ride. Hostess did not inquire if another night would work for us which it would and I would have understood the need to reschedule. Very disappointed with lack of empathy from the hostess. We have eaten at this restaurant before and have found the food and staff terrific. We were coming back as we have traveled here from Virginia for an early senior trip for our daughter before she goes off to college next year. Not a great start to our trip.

As for the ratings, since I did not get in last night, I rated all as 1 star and noise level as low since I could not experience the restaurant, only watch the private party experience through the window line Tiny Tim.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The service was excellent and the shrimp and grits was divine! We would definitely eat at Emeril's Orlando again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

dinner was delicious and our server was so friendly and accomodating

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The service was excellent but the food was without flavor. You expect more for the price charged.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

If I could give 10 stars for above and beyond service, I would. We had an enjoyable dinner that will be hard to top anywhere else.
This will be a must everytime I am in the area! Kudos to the team at Emeril's!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had an amazing time with our friends. Thank you for the wonderful service!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Organic, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Only issue was food came out slow and service did not seem in a rush to check with kitchen when asked.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The starters were delicious. And that was it. The service was worst than going to fast food drive thru. Right from the start the hostess was inattentive and dismissive. Not once did she make eye contact or smile. She barely acknowledged us. The seating was fast since we had reservations and then our waiter was as warm as a glacier in December. He was completely appalled by our presence as if we were more of a nuisance than customers. Finally after an hour of negligence we decided to ask for the check and leave. We did not get our Entrées. We didn’t ask the waiter since we were clearly unfit for his presence. We asked a manager or team lead at the front desk to assist us. He helped us get out of there. We were truly disappointed since we had higher expectations. The appetizers were delicious but the lack of service was enough to ruin the moment and remind us to never return to this location. We will try Emeril’s in NOLA.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

High quality meal near Universal! We really enjoyed the BBQ Shrimp. I had it as my meal, along with gumbo and grits. My husband had the pork chop. Everything was fantastic. It's a nice change from a regular menu. Lovely wine list. Service was fast.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This was a much welcomed experience! The service was so great the first day we went, we came back the next night. So nice to have fanstastic food prepared well, especially after all of the theme park food consumed during the week. The first day, my daughter was not feeling well and they accommodated her food requests. We came back the second day so she could try some of the food she saw. I have marked this as kid-friendly and they did have a kid specific menu. However, this is still a nice sit down restaurant. All of the kids there were behaved very well and probably acting like adults... That said, this was such a nice find on our trip. The specialty wine selection was also fantastic! Can't wait to try another Emeril's!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Has a great view for people watching. The staff are wonderful and eager to please. The service was great! Our waiter went out of his way to make us comfortable. The food was good, not quite Bam!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Scenic View, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

One of the best mole dishes I have had. The food was exceptional!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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