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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (73)
Special Occasion (65)
Fit for Foodies (53)
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Creative Cuisine (50)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Good for Groups (35)
Notable Wine List (34)
Romantic (34)
Business Meals (33)
People Watching (31)
Authentic (27)
Scenic View (26)
Casual (26)
Fun (25)
Comfort Food (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Kid-friendly (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (14)
Healthy (12)
Disabled Access (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Spicy (7)
Organic (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Waterfront (5)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was overall great considering this restaurant was attached to a theme park. Adult meals were very good, but kids meals were disappointing, in my opinion upscale restaurants in general tend to serve barely adequate kids meals that belong in a fast food chain.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Our food was late, cold, and unappetizing. However, the manager was very generous and removed the food charges from our bill. I would like to try Emeril's again...

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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was okay, service was very good, there are better options for the money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We ended up with a very inattentive and ultimately rude waiter. J.T., our waiter, seemed annoyed and hassled from the time our party of two sat down and ignored the few requests and questions put to him. He seemed busy with two other large parties nearby. After being ignored I requested that he be more attentive at which time he put his hand over his mouth with a large "oh" expression, and walked on. His assistant, Ashley, said he was actually "very nice but you just need to get to know him."
I was with another person and we both had the BBQ salmon. The portion size was good but the salmon was a bit overcooked. The food tasted good and the wine and drinks we had were also decent.
The prices are reasonable and the food okay given the location and size of the restaurant. It's very hard to get beyond JT, the server's overtly hostile behavior. I felt humiliated by this waiter which isn't a good feeling. I can't recommend this restaurant based on our experience.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

Emerils was a welcome respite after a busy day at universal and islands of adventure.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We arrived 10 minutes late because we did not know that we would take 12 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the restaurant (and carring two babies). The restaurant must allert this distance between parking and location to your clients.

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·Dined 6 days ago

It was exactly what I had imagined it would be. Good food and great service.

Tags: Seasonal, People Watching, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

I rarely write reviews and was nervous about visiting a chain restaurant in the Universal complex.
I have to say our group of 3 was unanimous agreeing upon amazing food and service at Emeril’s. We went twice and even better the second time! The duck wings are outrageous. Desserts, outrageous. I am a beer snob and the draft selection, outrageous.
All the waitstaff is amazing (2 per table). Shout out to Diandra who was working hard as a backup and made our visit better!
If you are a foodie with high expectations you will not be disappointed.

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 (Omaha)·Dined 6 days ago

Michael was great as a waiter.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

overall a good meal. Very disappointing to have split up our group! Very loud room and conversation was difficult.
Cathy did a fine job of coordinating the event but fell short on delivering the table seating.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

We have dined at several of Emerill’s restaurants. The food was average overall. The service was good, but not overly accommodating. Nothing compared to our experiences at his other restaurants.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We dined on BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIB as our main course with a side of CARAMELIZED SWEET POTATOES that turned out to be a perfect dessert. A robust Malbec stood up to the flavorful beef perfectly.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

There were a party going on there or something like that . They put us in a table near the bar with no dinner mood . It was really desapointing because I was there before and was looking forward to come again . I really hope they don’t do this again to anyone

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food! Great service! Attentive wait staff! Very enjoyable dining experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

do not check it for 9:30 at night the staff go crazy for you to leave soon

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Good food and service. We are late so restaurant was closing, so with staff doing those chores the ambience was not as good as when we’ve eaten here before

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food! Great service! Attentive wait staff! Very enjoyable!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Spicy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our waiters Keith and Mario were awesome! Informative, attentive and fun! Food was sooo good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The restaurant was excellent. We were about 15 minutes late and they were very gracious about holding the reservation even though it was very crowded. Everything we ordered was excellent. The servers were very attentive and all the food was delivered in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best banana cream pie ever. Very friendly & engaging servers.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was our first trip to this restaurant. My 21 year old daughter is rather picky about her food at times, and she said this was "the best meal I've ever had". I think that says it all!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was incredible! We each ordered something different and every dish was perfect. Service was excellent and we were so impressed! Their dessert was also great. Ordered the bread pudding and it was very good. Friends loved the carrot cake. I had the vegetable lasagna and loved every bite of it. Our table also ordered chicken, and the pork chop! Excellent restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Bad drink that had to be sent back (which I’ve never before done), really slow service, and got a tagitelle pasta with sauce so thin it required a soup spoon to eat. Last time I came was much better, not sure what has happened but would not ever go back

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was excellent. The staff was attentive however the wait for food was longer than we expected.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

We came because my son is a huge fan of Emeril and loves to watch cooking programs. The food was good but we expected more. But service was really good, they recommended a really good wine.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The wait staff was great, the head waiter forgot or didn’t check on our orders in a timely manner. We arrived at 7:15 for a 7:30 reservation, we were seated at 7:25. Met with our head waiter, ordered water and 1 ginger ale. The drinks arrived quickly, were asked for starters, ordered the corn bread, and placed our main course meals. At 8:45 the manager came out to explain something went wrong. Mind you, we have been watching other tables get table bread which we hadn’t and the head waiter took our bread plates at the same time hey took the chargers and wine glasses. Yes we had had plenty of time to talk to one another, but an hour and a half before someone noticed something has gone terribly wrong. The manager tried to give us a free dessert or appetizer, but those were already complementary for purchasing a park ticket. It just wasn’t a even a good dining experience. Hey Emeril, if you are reading these, you need to start checking on your name sakes. These restaurants are going to ruin the food empire you have built if you personally don’t start checking in randomly to make sure they are doing the right things to keep repeat customers. Personally I will never set foot into another Emeril type establishment. We had too many bad experiences in the last 2 years in Las Vegas, Orlando, and New Orleans.

Tags: Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Second floor ambience terrible

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I know that Emeril’s has become commercialized, but I really didn’t expect the foodquality to have dropped so drastically. We ate here on New Year’s Eve and while the restaurant was full it did not feel crowded which was great considering the crowds outside. Our server was nice, but the food was really pretty bad. The pork chops were tough - but the glaze was decent. I ordered the papardelle - but what came out was a mushy pile of really overcooked angel hair pasta. So overall prettt disappointing. The desserts were the bright spot and were delicious.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Worth it! We loved it! For date night, I had the signature barbecue salmon & banana cream pie. I tend to be a bit of a seafood snob and quite the critic of quality fish, but I can say it was the best salmon dish I've ever had! My husband doesn't even like pie (especially one that has anything to do with bananas), but he ate half of my pie! We loved the food, service, & the great atmosphere! It wasn't too uncomfortably quiet like you'd expect for an upscale restaurant, yet it was perfect enough to enjoy our own conversation at our little candlelit table. The appetizers & desserts are reasonable, and the entrees are worth the pricetag to have the unique tasting & best quality food. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Family vacation at universal. Great break from park chaos

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful dinner! Wait staff was excellent, Chris, our waiter was super professional, personable and attentive. Food was very good and I had the best seared ahi tuna I have ever had!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was great, they ran m out of T Bone but substituted two filet mignon. That was nice. Food was excellent

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved it. Food was fantastic. Downstairs seating better than upstairs but that’s a minor detail.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Definitely make a reservation. They are always booked. Besides that the food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. It was loud, but not from inside the restaurant, from outside, such that you needed to talk very loudly to be heard.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was outstanding! Service SUCKED!! Need to radically improve customer service

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food surpassed our expectations! Delicious! Staff was warm and helpful. Excellent date night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Disappointed with table placement. Made the reservation a month a head of time for our family of 9. We were sat next to open doors to the kitchen where you could hear all the kitchen noise and they loaded the trays to go out to the dinning tables.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I am a local so when I dine at a “tourist location “ my expectations are usually low., mostly based on the sheer quantities of meals that are being served and the quality that follows. It was a nice surprise to have had a great meal here. I ordered the tuna and it was served perfectly seared. It was a beautiful piece of fish and the accompaniments were (apple,turnip and Brussels sprouts) were delicious. My husband had the grouper special which was good but a bit over cooked and though enjoyable not really special.
We were served warm biscuits as we were finishing our meal and were told they just came out of the oven.
We shared a nice piece of key lime pie, not too tart but a nice tang.
Service was attentive but bar service was slow and the were out of JB black.
Know that in the heart of “touristville” you will be dining with large groups, lots of children and the result is noise, a lot of it.
We came to Citywalk to see a show and dined prior. I think of the choices available, Emeril’s was a good choice.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Noel disney

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were seated upstairs which is like a dungeon. Waiter asked one person at the table what they wanted to drink, took their order and walked away. Food is just ok but not worth the price.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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