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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

4.5
4.5
800 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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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 800 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. B

    Bobby

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    A reservation especially one through Open Table is worthless a this restaurant. They over book. My reservation for 7:30 pm was made more than two weeks in advance. I arrived at 7:15 pm and waiting until 8 pm. Then when I asked about the status, I was told that the main dining room was "blocked off" I assume for a private event. And, my table would be in the bar. I was also told that if I had called the restaurant as opposed to making a reservation on Open Table I would have been told that. So, I am thinking I may not use Open Table in the future. I'd suggest Open Table drop this restaurant from their platform.
  2. A

    Anna

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Upon learning we were to be seated in the crowded, noisy bar, we asked to be seated in main dining area. Refused! We wanted a plate of crab claws, snapper Ernest, salad, bananas Foster, Irish coffee, romantic, quiet evening with atmosphere. We never saw a menu but told only of some sort of special. That was to be enough for two seniors. Got 3 crab claws, tiny salad and tough steak. Bread pudding looked like chocolate ice cream. Drinks were good. Hard to screw up wine! I was entertaining a guest from out of state. Sorely disappointed and embarrassed. 2 John’s next time for sure!!
  3. GM

    GenethiaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience1
    I understand ambience however it was a little too dark for me. I had to use the flashlight on my phone to ensure my steak was cooked to my liking. The lemon drop martini was excellent
  4. RH

    RitaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. Will be returning!!
  5. MO

    MichaelO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A Shreveport must. I always feel a skip in my step and a lot of nostalgia when I walk in those doors.
  6. T

    Trumpetguy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful evening with Steven as our waiter and Leroy as our busboy. They took great care of us and were attentive yet unobtrusive. The veal was perfect and the fish wash flaky and sweet. Thanks, guys for a wonderful experience.
  7. AR

    AprilR

    Shreveport

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous.
  8. RW

    RebeccaW

    Shreveport

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated New Year’s Eve at Ernest with friends. As always our meal was spectacular. We had the crab claws for an appetizer as we always do. The claws were big and very tasty. Our dinners consisted of the crab meat au gratin, fried shrimp and fried oysters. We all had salads and baked potatoes. For desert we had bananas foster. Gee served us cocktails and snowbears!! Yum!!! Everything was wonderful. Could not have been better! .
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening; excellent service provided by Stephen and the rest of the staff, outstanding food and festive holiday spirit abounded.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent from the vibe in the restaurant to the excellent customer service. Tommy was wonderful and the food was delicious!
  11. CS

    ClaudetteS

    New Orleans

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steve , my server, was excellent! Food was outstanding Large portions ,so come hungry. A throwback to the ‘ 70’s kind of place but a definite must.
  12. VH

    VickyH

    Shreveport

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a very good evening and food was fabulous !
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy going to Ernest!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ernest has always been the go to place in Shreveport. We have fond memories of many meals there. Tonight was a disappointing one. The drinks and crab claw appetizer were as good as always. The main courses were a disappointment. The waiter forgot to put in one of our orders. When it was rushed out it was not seasoned well and the sauce was wrong. My meal was also under seasoned. Overall a bland and disappointing experience this time.
  15. A

    Authentic

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding, perfect in every way. Highly recommend!
  16. AD

    AmandaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to this restaurant for the unbelievable "above and beyond" service. My best friend and I traveled from Missouri to Ernest's for the purpose of getting bananas foster tableside (personal connection). I put in the note that this was a special birthday for my friend and I wanted the night to be great for her. Never in a million years did I expect the special night we received. Chef Ernest did our bananas foster personally, my friend was served a special dessert and song, and Chef Ernest delivered a message and gift for my friend that left us both in awe and broke us down into tears immediately. It was the most beautiful night and the people who work in and own this restaurant are literal angels on earth. They restored our souls and we left feeling blessed. In addition, the food was to die for, the atmosphere was picturesque, and I would make the 8-hour drive again and again to support this restaurant. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Rough looking waitstaff, couldn’t give suggestions, only repeated the special. Place looked like there should be a pool table in the corner. We went because it’s supposed to be a famous Shreveport restaurant, but it’s hay day might be in the past. The food was good, but overall I wouldn’t recommend to my friends.
  18. G

    Grace

    East Texas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely birthday dinner. Food was wonderful and so was the company. Love this restaurant with that special New Orleans flavor. Thanks to all.
  19. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great restaurant. Maybe the best overall that I can remember. It is a throwback to the 50’s in the sense of ambience low dinner music etc. we cannot wait until we’re back in Shreveport. We will certainly make reservations again.
  20. G

    Grace

    East Texas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Great food.
  21. LT

    LindaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I had to send the soft shell crab back. It was too fishy & didn't taste fresh. They substituted the fried Shrimp & it was good but by the time it was served my otherdinnerpartners had finished their entrees.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, good music and good times at Ernest!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Warmly greeted by our waiter Jordan. We ordered the marinated crab claws ($18) which were served with a gremolata. This dish was excellent. At Jordan’s recommendation we all ordered the Snapper Shreve ($52). This entree was horrible. The fish was old, dry and very fishy tasting and the crabmeat topping was equally fishy. I could not eat it and sent it back. My dining companions were not comfortable sending their’s back but they did not like it. Jordan was very understanding and handled the situation professionally. I replaced my entree with fried shrimp because I thought that would be safe. Six shrimp for $32. The shrimp were ok but not outstanding. The entrees were way overpriced. I realize Shreveport in not near the coast so transportation costs are higher but the quality of the product they are serving is lacking. I have no interest in returning to Ernest’s.
  24. MI

    MIKEM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding evening. From drinks at the bar. To the entertainment. To a wonderful meal. The experience couldn't have been any better.
  25. MB

    MaryB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal here for the most part. I had the Red Snapper Ernest and it was mostly good but had a slight sweet taste which I was not expecting. Our daughter had the filet mignon which she thoroughly enjoyed. I could have made a meal off the bread! Wow! My husband enjoyed his Red Snapper Lacaze. Ambience was very nice. Loved the fall decor; especially in the women’s restroom.
  26. AJ

    AngelaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Decor was outdated, but ambiance, food and service were superb
  27. S

    Spectacular

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    The food was good albeit overpriced. They don’t offer a non starchy alternative to substitute for a baked potato unless you pay full price for an extra side thereby not being diabetic friendly.
  28. BF

    BayouFox

    Shreveport

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Our experience was not good unfortunately. The cocktails were poor. The food was mediocre at best. The service was slow. The gumbo was terrible. The turtle soup was terrible. Most disappointing is how they underhandedly rack up your bill. One example, I ordered the $35 softshell crab entree, and was asked if I would like their champagne sauce on top. They charged me an additional $30 for it! It was essentially white gravy with a few imported shrimp. They will also offer you a surf and turf special, which is not a special at all. They simply serve you a $50 steak and a $35 fish fillet and charge $85 for it. I was hoping for at least a good dining experience, and was unfortunately left with quite the opposite.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!!! Will return soon!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional as always! Keith, our server was a delight and most efficient even on a busy evening. Chef Ernest made the extra effort to stop by our table TWICE & treated our party to special, complementary food & beverage. Ernest’s is always a treasured dining experience & our entire family’s first choice for an evening out!
  31. RM

    RobertM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all the way around. Highly recommended.
  32. RW

    RebeccaW

    Shreveport

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner for my husband.
  33. DC

    DevinC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Once seated my woman and I waited 35 minutes for drinks. Waiter was very slow, hardly saw him, forgot drinks and his section was not busy at all. My woman ordered the chicken parm and she received veal.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    Overall our experience was just okay… we both agreed that we likely would not be back. The food was nothing special. I had the snapper Ernest and the fish was overcooked and dry. My husband had a ribeye that was also overcooked. Our server was great and very attentive.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a classic Old World Louisiana Italian at its finest. from the valet, hostess, and wonderful wait staff and of our the best bartender!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful birthday experience, many thanks to Keith and the rest of Ernest’s!
  37. ML

    MikeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, service and experience is always great but they really need to do an upgrade on the tableware. The wine glasses and flatware are not what you expect in a fine dining restaurant. The the forks and knives are one step above plastic. The glasses they serve wine in is not a wine glass at all. At 10$-12$ a glass I think they could have real wine glasses.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the lounge & live music
  39. MH

    MistiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience and memory for our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!!
  40. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and it was great. Will def be back

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 4.5 stars by 800 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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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