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Emeril's Restaurant Orlando

4.2
5901 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole, Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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.
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Phone number
(407) 224-2424
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Emeril Lagasse
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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.
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Private party contact
Cathy Jacobson: (407) 473-2647
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Cross street
Universal Orlando CityWalk
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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.
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Entertainment
Traditional New Orleans music can be heard throughout the restaurant.
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Special events & promotions
Contact Cathy Jacobson at 407-473-2647 to book your upcoming private party!
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
What 5901 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 hours ago

One word: awesome

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vipJason (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined a day ago

Certainly has deteriorated over the years. Service, ambience, general appearance are not what it used to be. Appears to have succumbed to another mass production restaurant. It seems Emeril has lost interest and focus on his restaurants...at least this one.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great food and very attentive wait staff

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RoseL 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time. Service was great and friendly. They went the extra mile to accommodate my friend who is gluten free. It was delicious!!

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MargaretM 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant was everything I thought it would be. Amazing wines. Great service. Food was outstanding. Dessert was out of this world. I can hardly. Wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent. However, I was disappointed that my rather expensive vegetable lasagna, which was $25, was an EXTREMELY small portion - 2.5"x3" Very poor value on that. I actually had to eat something else later, after dinner. They should have been embarrassed to serve that.

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GaryC (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were recently there for a late lunch, the food was fine but the service was abysmal. We arrived before 2 and were no served our sandwiches until close to three.

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vipUnacceptable (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service here was horrible. When we arrived, there were only 5 tables occupied and several waiters serving us as "a team". After ordering, we sat for an hour with no food and no water refills. We watched 2 new tables order, receive food and leave. When we inquired about our order, we were told by 2 different servers that the food was being plated. 15 minutes later, when our food had still not arrived, we asked to speak to a manager. The manager arrived a few minutes later with a confused look on his face. We explained that we had been waiting for over an hour and we could not wait any longer. He grunted, mumbled something under his breath, walked away and didn't come back. Since it didn't look like he was coming back, we decided to leave and go to a different restaurant (The Cowfish, which was just next door). As we were walking out of the door, the manager stopped us and said, "There must have been a problem in the kitchen". That's it. No apology or anything.
We mentioned our Emeril's experience to the hostess at Cowfish and she apologized on their behalf. The manager of Cowfish also apologized for our experience at Emeril's.

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DMerc 
3.0  Dined 6 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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 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!

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PVBeachGirl48 (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 6 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.

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Tarag 
3.0  Dined 6 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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Disappointed 
3.0  Dined 6 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).

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Raymondg 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 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 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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BrianS 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Very disappointed with service and food. Restaurant was busy, and it was clear they could not keep up. Two draft beers never arrived and we had to flag staff to retrieve them. Bacon wrapped scallops dinner was served without bacon and then when asked where the bacon was, they said there was no bacon in this menu item. I insisted they review the menu, then they came back and said they were out of bacon but decided to serve it anyway. Despite this, my friend ordered the corn bread and asked for NO BACON, but hers came loaded with bacon and had to be sent back. The manager was more than willing to comp meals and drinks, but it really didn't make up for all the mistakes. Probably won't go back.

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DariaJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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!

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suek (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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DawnJ (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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BrianF (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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DavidW (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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Wconnolly (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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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vipbostonfan (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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rustyg (Orlando)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  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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gjapril1950 (New York Area)
2.0  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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thomast (Montreal)
3.0  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.

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Caroline (Nashville)
3.0  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.

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