Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant in keeping with tradition of it’s “Old World Charm” has been serving it’s own unique style and flavors of “The Finest” US Prime Beef, Seafood, and Italian cuisine for over 60 years. It will be the pleasure of our formally trained wait staff to vocalize the exquisite “Chef Features” that are available throughout the week. Our wait staff is also knowledgeable in pairing wines that will accommodate your dining experience. Many accolades, movie stars, and dignitaries are presented in the foyer that tells the tales of many years of it’s very unique and historical “Old World Charm” in serving “The Finest” New Orleans style cuisine.
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COMPLIMENTARY AFTER DINNER COCKTAIL

AMARETTO AND BRANDY FREEZE

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 11, 2019

Ends: May 12, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 4:30PM-10:00PM

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MS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Fish rubbery overcooked ... asked for one bread pudding to be divided for 3 of us...they were very small portions..
they charged $42. For 3 whole desserts...
Not happy...

SG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been visiting Ernest's for at least 30 years. I have had good service and at times less that but, my last visit was probably the best visit I've had there in quite a while.

OT
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Horrible service with a white lettuce salad and not going back.

WB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly and the wait staff was excellent. Food was delicious and seasoned properly

KJ
Dallas
209 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Mr. Ernest is always back in the kitchen cooking and making sure everything is just so.
Two non-negotiables: the hot shrimp and the crab claws. H
The hot shrimp comes with the most amazing remoulade; it is the stuff of dreams. My husband and I have been coming here (all the different locations) since the 1970’s...)

JB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Dinner took hour and a half to come to the table. The baked potato had bacon in it which would have been great if given to me, not my girlfriend who is a vegetarian. The restaurant did not have enough menus for us so we had to share a menu. Just was not impressed with all the reviews, maybe it was a bad night.

J
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Took forever to get our food. My husbands steak was not warm. And way over priced for what we got!

PB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place. Our waiter was awesome, and the food was beyond delicious. Will definitely be going back.

b
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My overall visit to Ernest's was absolutely excellent.

TE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my husband's and I second visit to Ernest's.
Our first was for our wedding anniversary last May.
This visit was in celebration of my husband's birthday.
From the valet to the host to the server, Jay everything and everyone was great.
The food was hot and fresh to taste.
Our guest said, "It was the best ribeye steak." he'd eaten.
An inspiring touch was when Chef Ernest came to greet our table.
He was very polite and made us feel welcome.
It's refreshing to dine at a restaurant where our race didn't matter, we were treated well.
God bless you, your staff, and your business for many years to come.
Thx Ernest!

E
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was spot on. Long time customer of this place and it did not let us down.
I had fried shrimp and oysters and my wife had fried shrimp. Of course we started with the marinated crab claws that were delicious. As a treat for our anniversary celebration, Ernest delivered some cheesy garlic bread with marinara sauce that was very delicious.
Can't wait to go back next time we're in town.
Also, forgot to mention, they make the best Long Island Iced teas in town.

H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for a friend

DM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit last week was great from the time we entered and had our reservation verified all the way through the evening. The service was great and everyone was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent as well as being a great value. I think we’ve found a new favorite restaurant

C
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night at Ernest's Orleans everything was great . What a wonderful time we had! My husband and I had dinner to celebrate his birthday . Great place celebrate everyday.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, will be back

T
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Ernest's for our 5th year wedding anniversary, and we were pleased with EVERYTHING!! The food was absolutely wonderful and I would highly recommend Patrick as your server!!

C
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ernest Orleans was like having dinner in the French quarters in New Orleans.

RH
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and environment. Such a romantic and memorable dinner. We will definitely be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic. Really created s special memory for my wife and I.

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wet food food nice surroundings. The music was a little too loud. Otherwise everything was great.

BT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

2nd time to enjoy Ernest's New Orleans Restaurant and it has been great both times. The wait staff is wonderful the food is as well. We love the piano man singing in the lounge. Will be going again.

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

This restaurant used to be so very good but man, has it gone down hill!!!! It is WAY overpriced!!! $40 for a 6oz filet of red Snapper with a little bit of crab on top????!!!!! $14 for one ice cream scoop of bread pudding????!!!!! Food was so disappointing. Like I said Ernest’s used to be soooooo good but not anymore, don’t waste your time and money!

NW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, service, and live entertainment! Great time dining experience!

BA
East Texas
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to come back! We had a great dining experience. We were greeted and seated by the man himself. Was treated by his complimentary cheese bread with some magical marinara sauce. The ribeye and filet were even more impressive. Can’t wait for next trip to Shreveport/Bossier City, won’t leave until eating here again!

C
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the environment was amazing! I took my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved the food so much, and he is super picky when it comes to food. Highly recommend for a date night!

T
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The word amazing doesn’t do it justice. Not stuffy but yet high end. Great service, attention to details. Bread is awesome! Had the snapper in a bag with lump crab meat and shrimp in a champagne reduction...must have!!! We felt it was worth every penny! And our server Shawn was down to earth, charismatic, and very informative. We will be back!

B
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dining at Ernest. the mood was great for a special occasion with old friends. As usual, the food and service was excellent.

VD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome the chef was amazing with the dishes he prepared. Everyone in our party was very pleased and satisfied!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food that never disappoint!!

p
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spaghetti sauce was a little to sweet. Everything else was exvellent.

LO
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is impeccable....everyone politr, professional! And the food is incredible!

j
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best seafood in shreveport. prices are a little high but most places you do not get what you pay for but here you do. nice music while you eat james lawless

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day - The food and service was excellent! We were dining for the first time and will be back.

OT
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and the wait staff was attentive and accommodating..

S
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening at Ernest’s!

CE
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been eating crab claws at Ernest’s for almost 50 years. (Not a typo 😉) Delicious food. We drive all of the way from Dallas to enjoy dinner here. I love bringing new people with me and introducing them to this institution, don’t let the exterior fool you. Enjoy!

E
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Every time we’re in town we come to this favorite. Been going to this restaurant for over 49 years from when his dad owned it to now the son running it.

AH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so glad we chose Ernest’s to celebrate my graduation. The food and service were excellent and they did such a wonderful job helping us celebrate!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College graduation

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OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was very good and service acceptable. I order a scotch that had some dark specks that resemble coffee grinds in the bottom, however they replaced my drink. The house appetizer which was suggested (60 year old recipe) was really good, not great. I ordered the Red Snapper Ernest, was really good. Overall, I would definitely go back. Server was really nice and accommodating too.

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