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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

5
4
3
2
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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

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (71)
Special Occasion (68)
Creative Cuisine (57)
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Fit for Foodies (51)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Good for Groups (37)
Notable Wine List (33)
People Watching (33)
Romantic (33)
Authentic (32)
Business Meals (32)
Fun (29)
Casual (28)
Scenic View (26)
Worth the Drive (21)
Kid-friendly (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (15)
Healthy (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Spicy (11)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great Beer (5)
Waterfront (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Organic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Just wanted to have night out on the town with dinner and dancing. Food was okay but pricey. Two people 1drink, 1 salad, appetizer, 2 entrees =107. Tip $130. I live in Orlando and I probably will not go back. Just go to your favorite restaurant (longhorns) and you will be better off.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Two of our guests were delayed in arriving, so we had to wait to be seated, but the restaurant was very accommodating and got us seated immediately after their arrival. Food and service were excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

We had an excellent waiter. Our service was good. Our only complaint was our table was right near the kitchen and the door was open the whole time so it was a bit noisy.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

Prices were very high and mine was the size of an appetizer. They also did not have the wine I drink by the glass so I had to have another type I'm not familiar with and was not impressed with it. The main part of the restaurant was VERY loud so I was very happy they put us upstairs where is was a little more quiet.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We were very disappointed. One of our party did not receive his entree until the rest of us were almost finished. Our water glasses sat empty. The acoustics were terrible and we could not hear each other above the restaurant noise. We were seated right next to the kitchen, whose doors remained open the entire time we were dining. We were privy to broken dishes and the general chaos of a busy restaurant kitchen. On top of that, the food was ice cold. We have had much better fare in our hometown restaurants (Charleston, SC).

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined 3 days ago

From beginning to end everything was awesome. Some of the best food i have ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed our family dinner. We had a couple of steak specials and the salmon. Everything was very good and cooked exactly how we asked for it. The Mac n Cheese was very good. We loved the noodles in this dish. Recommend for a nice meal convenient to Universal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Orlando. We really enjoyed all of the entrées and appetizers. Fun environment as well.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

A bit slow on the seating, but everything that followed was very good. Drink prices are a bit steep but that's to be expected in a theme park environment. Overall, a good time, but its gonna cost you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We came for our first time ever for Valentine's Day. My husband had the tenderloin and lobster bisque. I had barbecued Salmon and barbecued shrimp. (I had to order a second shrimp because they were so delicious). The biscuits are like red lobster biscuits on crack! Delicious! Everything was wonderful!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Good for a Date, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

service was excellent. Restaurant recognized our anniversary celebration and gave use a special appetizer and dessert that was much appreciated
Food was good but not spectacular. Overly Spicy from appetizer to dessert.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Dinner with my husband and our two boys. The food was FABULOUS! My kids were very impressed.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

I was trying to plan a nice restaurant to go to for my girlfriend and I on Valentine's Day. As I was reading reviews of different restaurants it was hard to find a fine dining restaurant that had more than four stars. Emeril's has always been a restaurant that I have wanted to try but was discouraged when I saw a few websites gave it lower reviews. On our evening dining in the restaurant we arrived at 750 with a reservation for 8 p.m. we were immediately seated. After looking over the menu I decided to get the beef tenderloin and my girlfriend got the scallops. Both were absolutely amazing the beef was so tender that I didn't even need to cut it with a knife in the scallops had so much flavor. Our waiters Chris and Sean where outstanding. I would also like to note that the management team did a great job of checking on every table and constantly coming by to see if we needed anything or to take anything off the table for us drinks never made it below half full before being offered a refill or more water. Overall it was a great experience and I recommend it to anybody looking for a more sophisticated dinner in CityWalk. Even if you are looking for something around Orlando I would say it rates very high against the rest of the high-end dining locations around the city.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was 5 star--Mario and Allen were great. Appetizer was mushrooms and pasta; we could have made a meal of that alone. My wife's snapper was a little dry,but my scallops we were excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was exceptional. Nice, extensive wine list but a bit pricey (3x). My braised short rib special was ample in quantity, tender and nicely done. The accompanying Brussels sprouts were very good ( not bitter at all) and the diced sweet potatoes while good was a rather small portion. My wife had the salmon, also am ample portion, which was perfectly done with a smoky barbecue flavor through the fish. Unfortunately, the fish was swimming in a very sweet, barbecue sauce. Once that was removed, the fish was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

A bit pricey but a good choice when at Universal. Service was especially good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 12, 2018

(This was my girlfriends first visit.) Every thing was superb. The food was excellent. The attentiveness of the servers was great. Definitely will return at a later date.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I have two pieces of feedback. One for Open Table and one for Emeril’s.
We ordered the bbq shrimp appetizer per our servers recommendation and while the sauce was wonderful the shrimp were horribly over cooked. Not to what I would imagine is Chef Emeril’s standard. Sadly reminded me I was in a theme park location.
For Open Table or whoever creates the profiles for each restaurant:
If there are reservations at 6pm or so the patrons should be warned that there is a parking fee of $20 until 6pm for Universal CityWalk. So I spent an extra $20 for 30 minutes of parking when u arrived half an hour before my 6pm reservation. It takes all 30 minutes to park and walk to the restaurant within Universal CityWalk. If I knew this in advance I would’ve made a later reservation time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Had BBQ Salmon, potato hash with andouille sausage with crispy onions on top. tasted like bottled BBQ sauce was placed on top of salmon- 'after' it was cooked...I scraped it off... Salmon had no salt or seasoning...potato hash was way over cooked, to dehydrated potatoes and we ate at 5pm, beginning of dinner service. Onions looked great, but did not taste like 'crispy' onions..placed on edge of plate.
Had BBQ Salmon, potato hash with andouille sausage with crispy onions on top. tasted like bottled BBQ sauce was placed on top of salmon- 'after' it was cooked...I scraped it off... Salmon had no salt or seasoning...potato hash was way over cooked, to dehydrated potatoes and we ate at 5pm, beginning of dinner service. Onions looked great, but did not taste like 'crispy' onions..placed on edge of plate.
Sister had corn chowder that she love, I tasted it and I do NOT like lukewarm soups, of any kind.
Cornbread was cute - in a tiny cast iron skillet, with pork belly bacon jam(was on the Dry side) and soaked in sweet sauce; tasted more like a yellow cake in taste and texture.
Dessert, had banana pie, Emeril's tribute to his grandmother, was good, tasted like instant banana pudding made with whipped cream, instead of milk, very thick, good banana's.
Waiter service was OUTSTANDING! They were the highlight of our dinner. We could not say enough good of them, they are 5 stars!
Food 1 star, very disappointed, would not go back, was a BIG let-down.
Servers 5 stars

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This restaurant is not on a par with Emeril's in New Orleans. Food was ok but not at all exceptional...and it was over-priced.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love all of Emeril’s restaurants in New Orleans and I’m especially impressed with his new restaurant in destin. That being said I had high hopes when dining at Emeril’s Universal...unfortunately I was sadly let down. Service was great, drinks were great but the food was mediocre. The steak I had was over cooked and drenched with steak sauce. The gumbo was cold. The shrimp and grits were not as good as his other restaurants and the fried green tomatoes were also cold and sloppily plated. Will not return to this restaurant but I highly recommend his others.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have eaten at Emerils in New Orleans at it was very good but Orlando no so much. I ordered the shrimp and grits and the shrimp were over cooked.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was okay--nothing special--service was okay as well. I have eaten in some of his other places and felt this was more like chain.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were in the wine room upstairs! Great experience and atmosphere! Awesome service as usual!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This was the third time at Emeril’s. Each time the food has not disappointed. Service is top notch and friendly. I am in Orlando for conventions and love going to Emeril’s when I’m in town. Plus you get to feel a little of the Universal Studios action. We ordered Mahi mahi and pork chop both fantastic.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Spicy, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was superb high quality !! Everything we ate was prepared exactly the way we wanted. I highly recommend the churrasco steak

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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Rude staff, too noisy, food not worth the price

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It doesn’t compare in food, atmosphere, or service to his New Orleans restaurant-not that I was expecting it to come close. We were seated at a window that was so filthy you could barely see through it. I don’t think it had been cleaned in years for it to be that bad. They made a big deal out of requesting a piece of bread, which was annoying. The presentation of the food was lovely.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Service and food were both exceptional. Upon arrival we were asked if we wanted a window seat in the bar area. We asked if it would be a loud area. We were told it absolutely would not be loud. We should have followed our instincts with bad experiences be seated in a bar area. A large group came in and it became extremely loud. Also the window seating actually meant that yes there was a window far above our heads. We ate our meal more quickly than we would have liked because the restaurant had become quite full and knew it wouldn't be easy for anyone to request to be moved to a quieter area.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

We went to the Orlando location near Universal. The food was excellent, service was perfect and the cocktails were generous. Highly recommend this restaurant and its location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2018

My bbq shrimp app was lame. My banana cream pie martini was excellent. Churrasco steak was very good but overpriced. Banana cream pie dessert was big and magnificent but the bananas inside tasted a bit old. This restaurant is meh considering its namesake.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Located in the heart of Universal Studios in Orlando Fl it was not easy to get to it but worth the effort
The food was very good and the service was outstanding
We truly enjoyed the experience

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2018

After a long day travelling, we made reservations and ventured from hotel to City Walk specifically to eat at Emeril's. The food was very good (I had shrimp & grits) - much better than expected at a theme park. The atmosphere is nice, but not worth braving the City Walk crowds. If you are already there, try it, otherwise, there are too many other great restaurants in the area for fine dining.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Best food in the City Walk !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food, great staff! We had a great time.. staff was very attentive to us.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We visited this restaurant a few years ago, and loved it. Unfortunately, we did not feel the same after this visit. The entree selections and flavors were lacking. Everything was coated in a heavy aioli. We had a seafood stew where the shrimp was very overcooked and the muscles were inedible. The cocktails were not as described on the menu. For instance one was said to have fresh lime and lemon juices when in fact the bartender made it with a sugary artificial sour mix and no fresh juices. The service was great but sadly that cannot makeup for the poor quality of the food and drink. We will not return to this restaurant.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We ordered drinks and appetizers for our table and those were delicious and came quickly. That was the only highlight of the evening. It took over an hour and a half after we ordered our entrees to get them, and we were never given any reason for the delay. Multiple tables were sat after us and received their full meal (apps, entrees, and desserts). The wait staff was apologetic but never saw a manger.
When we got the food it was, at best, underwhelming. Everything was underseasoned. The cutlery they use was useless. You shouldn't have to saw through a strip steak.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our experience at Emeril's was extremely disappointing. The best part of the meal was the $100 bottle of wine that we ordered. (By the way, the wine menu said the bottle was $100--but we were charged $115) My husband and I split a spinach beet salad. The whole salad was "off"--it could have been the dressing-don't know what it was, but neither of us could eat it. My husband ordered a steak, which was ok. I ordered the vegetarian pasta. We waited over an hour for our entrees-and when mine arrived, the pasta was so overcooked, that it had turned to a gluey pasty mess. It was totally inedible. My husbands steak was ok. The management and waiter were great. They took the two items off of the bill, because they really were inedible. We were so disappointed, we had been looking forward to a fabulous meal. In the end we had a fabulous bottle of wine and a mediocre steak. I do want to emphasize again, that the management was great and helpful. It was just the slow service and subpar food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service and amazing food! I can’t wait to visit again to try other items on the menu. We had the mushroom pasta and crawfish andouille bread to start and the salmon for dinner! Fantastic. I realize I love creole/Cajun food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, great service, great location.

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