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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

4.4
4.4
731 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Sicilian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 4:30 pm-10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (318) 226-1325

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Bring the Finest to you! We can host most any catering events on or off premises with full bar service and private staffing.We have an event planner on staff assist you with details.

  • Private party facilities

    We can host your business & corporate meetings. We have a meeting planner on staff that will be happy to assist you We have 2 completely private dining areas and 1 semi private.(30 pp minimum)

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 260-2836

  • Neighborhood

    Shreveport

  • Cross street

    LA 1

  • Parking details

    Our courteous and quick valet allows diners to avoid any weather, pulling directly in front of the restaurant walking in the lobby and promptly being seated. After dining the vehicle will be waiting. Self parking facility also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 731 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. A

    Alex

    Shreveport

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We were never given menus, and had to request them. When we finally got our food, the fish did not taste fresh, and the sides were average. Not worth the money. Our server was nice, but often forgot drinks. Overall, the experience was a little disappointing.

  2. PS

    PeterS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful evening, great staff very personable. Food was excellent!!

  3. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a ball at Ernest’s ORLEANS. Booking with them was the best decision I made for my son’s college graduation 👨🏻‍🎓 celebration 🎉. Joy Harville - the hostess and daughter of the owner - was OUTSTANDING. She cared for my every need and request. I am forever grateful for her, Her dad Ernest Sr. and her brother Ernest Jr. The wait staff was very kind and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious. The decor was so beautiful. I am thankful. Mary J. Truesdale

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Wife and I went to Ernest’s for our anniversary. We had been 13-14 years ago and remembered it being good. Her Snapper Shreve, I think it was, tasted like it had been frozen for years and the shrimp on top crumbled when mashed with a fork. My filet was covered in a brown sauce that tasted like brown gravy. Dessert was ok but not great. Definitely not worth the $180 bill. Highlight of our meal was our server who did a good job. Other than her others working there did not look like they worked in a fine dining restaurant.

  5. AP

    AngelicaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My husband and I, enjoyed our dining experience. Our wait staff were friendly and attentive to our table, Earnest gave all the mothers a complimentary glass of champagne, for Mother’s Day. The entertainment for the afternoon was great.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food! The perfect day!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    It’s been about 15 years since we have been to Earnest. Thought we would try it again for Mother’s Day We made reservations for 6:30 table for 2. Our wait was around 20 minutes past our reservation time. No problem it was Mother’s Day weekend and they did offer complimentary glasses of moscato while we waited. Once seated we were greeted by our waiter who took our drink order. Decided to try an appetizer and ordered the crab cocktail that was brought out within a fair amount of time. We placed our order for our food we then waited over an hour to get our meal, which we noticed that others who had been seated around the same time as us hadn’t received their food either. No problem we waited patiently. Once we did receive our meal my husbands steak was way over cooked so he did send it back hoping they would get another out quickly. It took a little bit but they did finally return and it was cooked to the right temp medium rare. Good large cut of meat and was very tender. I had the snapper Lacaze and it was a nice portion but it was pretty fishy and I would have liked it bronzed a little more and a little less sauce. Fish seemed to be drowning it. Overall an okay experience.

  8. C

    Chip

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t wait to go back! The service, food and atmosphere were perfect.

  9. G

    Grace

    East Texas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is fantastic. Everything from entering to leaving is first class. Me Ernest came to our table and visited a minute. The food is spectacular from the bread and dipping sauce to crab claws.

  10. AW

    AllysonW

    Shreveport

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was outstanding and is consistently so. The live music was at the right volume and very entertaining. It is easy to communicate with your table mates and enjoy conversation while tasting awesome food and drinks. The bartender is very knowledgeable and can create anything for you. This was a date night and could not have been more perfect.

  11. TB

    TimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Great restaurant. Lighting too dark for my eyes to read the menu.

  12. m

    maca

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Brandy was our waitress and she was great! The food was really good and served with great timing so nothing was cold. We also enjoyed the music.

  13. AR

    AprilR

    Shreveport

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Always a great experience.

  14. T

    Timothy

    Baton Rouge

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Would have been perfect, but our server triple charged my meal. At first I thought it was a careless mistake, but by the way he avoided coming back to the table, I slowly grew to suspect it was intentional. An individual dining with us had a similar experience with this same waiter. When one of the runners came to collect the ticket, I pointed out the mistake and with the waiter's reaction, I was convinced the overcharge was intentional. I'll expect I'll return as the food was very good, but I will not have S. as my waiter.

  15. WB

    WilliamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The atmosphere was quiet; the food was very good. We bought deserts, but having mentioned this was our anniversary, they brought us a strawberry cake later. Overall, it was a very good experience.

  16. JE

    JillE

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bar area is a great way to celebrate with friends. Great food and atmosphere. The crab claws never disappoint!

  17. CM

    CarolM

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was exceptional! Wasn't provided a menu upon being seated and our server kept pushing appetizers again without providing a menu. Asked for a wine list, that was not provided either. After agreeing to the appetizers and ordering drinks, we finally were given menus. Maybe it was just our server, but that was a turn off for me. Again the food was great, but I don't think I would return to this restaurant. Also it took us 30 minutes to get our bill due to a computer glitch, however they did provide us with a complimentary drink.

  18. DR

    DoraR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    I love this restaurant but last night was not the best. Our server who was nice seemed to disappear and left us sitting for almost 40 minutes and never checked on us. Our order was wrong and we were overcharged for the meal. It was fixed but it took over 30 minutes to get our bill. I’m not sure what was up with the server as she never came back except to finally give us the bill. I’m wondering why the manager never checked in with us?

  19. AW

    AllysonW

    Shreveport

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment you reach the front door to the moment you exit, you are made to feel like an extremely valued guest. The service was outstanding as was the food, which is consistently delicious. The bartender is very attentive and makes delicious libations. Our courses were delivered to us at precisely the right moment. We were given the opportunity to relax and talk and enjoy the music, which was great too, before placing our order. We never felt rushed, so we closed the dining room down! This has become our favorite local place to go and we will be back many times. By the way, I have never tasted anything from Ernest's kitchen that wasn't truly outstanding!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We could not have had a better date night. I have been to Ernest’s for special gatherings but never for a date night and I can say we will be back for date night in the future for sure.

  21. KC

    KarenC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff made my son's birthday the best celebration ever! Even sang to him! And the food ... WOW! We all got something different and sampled the others plate.

  22. R

    Roger

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Has to be one of the best restaurants that I have ever been too. The Snapper Shreve was impeccable!! Service and ambiance were spot on.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    It has been several years since we have been. We ordered the crab claws and the marinade was good but the crab smelled extremely fishy and therefore inedible . The Turtle soup was so salty also inedible. The spaghetti and meatballs were avg at best meatballs tough and rubbery. Steak was a New York Strip was tough as a boot. The wine however was incredible value. Unfortunately time has past this establishment bye. We spent $240.00 and never complained. Our server has worked there since he was 22 years old. He was outstanding. I am sorry to say that one of my favorite restaurants I don’t think I will ever return.

  24. C

    Cypop

    Shreveport

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Erratic service

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Food and service was delicious! There was a bad water leak from the rain that leaked into the area where we were seated. They used a shop vac to keep it from coming to our table.

  26. S

    Sknut

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    Not what it used to be. When we arrived they could not find our reservation and a hostess reminded the one looking for it that maybe it was through “open table” like we were an after thought. After waiting 15 minute we’re seated in the drafty addition to the restaurant. Two hours later we received our meal because because the waiter explained a 20 too was being served. My potatoes were cold. My steak was ok and the special sauce was obviously A-1 sauce. This meal was not worth 235.00 dollars which is what we spent with tip. Will not be back.

  27. AR

    AprilR

    Shreveport

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was really awesome. The food was priced well and the alcohol only had a small markup. Well worth it!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We loved everything! The service we received from Patrick and the Owner/Chef Ernest himself was superb!!!! Everything was delicious. This was truly the best dining experience that we have had in months. We will be back.

  29. JM

    JessicaM

    Nashville

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best! I haven’t been to Ernest’s in years but it was as fabulous as ever! Celebrated my Mama’s birthday and it couldn’t have been more special. Think we will make this is Shreveport tradition. Amazing food, staff is wonderful and simply the best in Shreveport! Keep up the great work!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was great. Jordan, our waiter was excellent. I would have preferred to have been seated in the dining room rather than the bar.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time to dine at Earnest and we were not disappointed! Our waiter Shawn was an absolute delight! The food was delicious….we had the ribeye & red snapper with shrimp/crab. We genuinely had the BEST dessert we’ve ever eaten. “Strawberries Flambé” ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 Shawn made it right at the table. I’ve lived in the area my whole life and have always felt like it was Too Fancy to eat at Earnest but I didn’t feel that way once we were there……we WILL be going back,,,,,soon❤️

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time with someone I love

  33. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A very enjoyable dining experience with excellent service, outstanding food and great atmosphere. This was our first visit but definitely will not be our last.

  34. LJ

    LatonyaJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Crab claws are delicious. Steak is common and it was very good and tender, but if you don't want it covered in a gravy/ sauce you may want to tell your waitress. Very nice dining experience. Very nice atmosphere. We celebrated my best friend 53rd birthday there, and it was very fitting for the occasion

  35. TW

    TWebb20

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would absolutely recommend! We went for our anniversary and the atmosphere was perfect for the occasion and plenty of time between drinks, appetizers and main course to visit one another! Can’t wait to go back!

  36. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Overcooked steak. Terrible food. Not worth the price, at all. We asked to be seated in the dining area (even had reservations), but they insisted we got sat in the club room. Way too loud and super crowded.

  37. P

    Paul

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Finished with the cheesecake which was excellent.

  38. j

    jt2eat

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ernest's is a Shreveport staple. The food and service are excellent. The marinated crab claws are fantastic. I had the Snapper Ernest and it was great also.

  39. RG

    RobinG

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It was our first visit and we loved it! The marinated crab claws were on point! Patrick was a phenomenal server…we felt like we were in New Orleans! Our only complaint would be that it was extremely cold and felt like the heat was not working.

  40. LR

    LouisR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It started when made a reservations bit had wait to be seated for people coming in after us. We were seated and had to ask for a menu after we saw two tables seated after us getting menus and ordering. We didn't get our food till 930 after having a 730 reservation. The steak my wife ordered was cover in some sauce which not stated on the menu. We wonder if even her steak. The only highlight was lounge singer that kept us occupied through his long and dreadful wait. The hype was not worth service or food.

FAQs

Ernest's Orleans Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ernest's Orleans Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (318) 226-1325.

Ernest's Orleans Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 731 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

1601 Spring Street Shreveport, LA 71101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    LA 1

  • Neighborhood

    Shreveport

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 4:30 pm-10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Sicilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Our courteous and quick valet allows diners to avoid any weather, pulling directly in front of the restaurant walking in the lobby and promptly being seated. After dining the vehicle will be waiting. Self parking facility also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (318) 226-1325

  • Catering

    Bring the Finest to you! We can host most any catering events on or off premises with full bar service and private staffing.We have an event planner on staff assist you with details.

  • Private party facilities

    We can host your business & corporate meetings. We have a meeting planner on staff that will be happy to assist you We have 2 completely private dining areas and 1 semi private.(30 pp minimum)

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 260-2836

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