Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

4.3
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805 Reviews
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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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vipClarenceB
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always. Food very consistent in quality with generous portions

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PaulK
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very best in Shreveport Bossier. This place is a gem. Pam was our server, and was by far the best service and experience we have had in North Louisiana. Food is top notch. Keep on mind this isn't a place you just go eat at, it's a dining experience, so the progress is slower on purpose to slow things down and really enjoy your dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We were sat in the formal dining area, I think our experience would have been much better had we been sat in either of the rooms with live music. Our table was awkwardly in the middle of the room next to the kitchen. As far as the food, my boyfriend got the chicken Alfredo and said it was average. However, my Snapper was the most amazing snapper I’ve ever had in my life (and I’ve had a lot of snapper) the snapper is the only thing I would give 5 stars to. Our ambiance was a little awkward and we were in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the restaurant which was not only distracting but not romantic at all. Everyone was nice and the decor was beautiful!

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SummerW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We come here for special occasions. They are famous for many things including the marinated crab claws which were delicious. I usually get the Snapper Ernest. I gave 4 stars because either they changed the sauce or they forgot to add sauce but it was still very good. The music and service was fantastic. We sat in the club room so it was live music and LSU game. Very fun! Excellent chocolate cake.

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Nearys
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Rachael, was amazing! The food was delicious! The ambiance makes this a perfect date-night spot!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation but they did not push us to be seated at that exact time. We had cocktails in the lounge first. The bartender seemed to spend more time with the "regulars" and did not check on us as often as he could have done. The dinner service was slow, but I think that was on purpose, as this is supposed to be fine dining where you don't get rushed. I was OK with that. The food was very good, although my husband said his steak should have had more marbling, as specified per the menu. The bread was absolutely delicious!!! The atmosphere was OK; people were spaced out so that you could not hear folks talking at other tables. I don't think the food is worth the price you pay. We had a very good coupon, so we only paid what we would normally have paid had we gone to dinner someplace else. It was a nice place if you don't mind paying higher prices and you are not in a hurry.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

excellent filet minion. Bread was too good and couldn’t stop eating it.

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vipTopcad
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I’ll give them a pass because of COVID but was expecting something a bit nicer. Staff was great. Bread was outstanding! Crab claws are served cold so be prepared.

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garyb
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet mignon was excellent. Waiters were profesi=ppppppppppppppppppppppppppppa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa[[

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

In our past experiences at Ernest’s the service has always been superb. The food is always excellent and was once again. We had a front row table and enjoyed the Ernest’s ambience experience. However, our table of 4 service was not the priority for the wait staff and it was obvious. We had our kids with us and were looking forward to the whole experience that we have always had in the past. I was happy to see that patron attendance was up during these difficult times. They did recognize that we were not taken care of and took a little off of our final bill. This was because of the delays in our table attendance and completely skipping the blue cheese salad course and brought the main dishes. There was even a lack of beverage service, didn’t have wine with steak! No red wine or blue cheese, why have a steak!!! We got the one minute wave as the waiter zoomed passed our table in avoidance. Because our kids were with us we did not complain or push back. It is difficult to give some negative feedback to such a special place. We were as disappointed as it is to hear. It was my husbands official birthday and I did make that known on the reservation in hopes it would be recognized. The nice hostess did make a comment. We never heard anymore about it.

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HaroldB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was pricey but plenty of it and it was delish! A little dark for our preference but our waiter was excellent. An anniversary dinner that will become a tradition.

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CarmenW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Long wait for table even though we had reservations due to all the covid restrictions they must follow. Once seated, the restaurant lost power. The servers still worked in the dark & continue to serve us despite the power issue. It eventually came back on, which was nice because we were starting to get really hot.

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KatyA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful night, Ernest's came highly recommended and I can see why, we had a lot of fun and the best gumbo I've ever had in my life!

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LeeW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had to be seated in the bar area and the smoke was annoying and unhealthy. Had to wait and stand up about 30 minutes before we were seated. In all, it was good to be back at Ernest's, and the food was excellent (Snapper Ernest).

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my 31st and everyone was friendly and amazing service! Food was the best ever !

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JudgeS
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Chef Ernest does an outstanding job.

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Redslayer1
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Had a group of 6. Bill was well over $500.00. We were in a room with a monthly group having their meeting to include speaker, minutes of prior meeting with full microphone blaring. Was not what I expected for a higher end restaurant setting. Pretty disappointed with that. Waitress was outstanding, food and table service great. Jus didn’t expect or appreciate having dinner during a group monthly meeting. Would have picked a different restaurant had I known 😢

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Charlotteg
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great. Service was awesome. ***

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Was a little late to our reservation, but we were able to eat at the bar and had amazing service, food, drinks, music

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time going and it was very pleasant experience! Food was good (I had a small salad with crab meat in it) but my date had steak with a baked potato. He said it was one of the best steaks he had ever had. Keith was our server and he was sooooo nice! His personality was fantastic and made us feel laid back and more comfortable in a higher end eating situation. Would ask for him again if I ever return!

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vipJAS1
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Outstanding! The Fried Shrimp Appetizer and the Marinated Crab Claw Appetizer are fantastic. The Bread provided when you sit down is dangerous and hard to stop enjoying it! The live music was at great and at a pleasant volume. Ernest visiting the table for a chat to say how much he appreciates your patronage is always a joy.

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JasonM
Shreveport
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best food and service in Shreveport. Awesome as always

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kahre2
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From hello it is first class. The food was sinfully good. Best service in the state.

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MollyG
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shreveport Landmark restaurant that still has excellent food and great service. Are in the formal dining room and was a bit surprised by the lack of a dress code. Noticed some diners wearing old blue jeans and tennis shoes that should’ve been seated in the bar area. Anyway, our server Pam was terrific. The waitstaff made sure our drinks were always full and that we had everything we needed. They immediately brought out DELICIOUS bread! Best bread ever! We ordered marinated crab claws and they were perfect. The chef popped out of the kitchen to say hello and thank us for coming. We ordered veal troubadour. It’s an old classic Ernest’s dish. It was still so good. No room for dessert because we ate too much bread! We’ll be back soon.

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ERICD
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Well worth it, we will be back.

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CharlesH
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had high hopes. Service was slow and the food was average. Bread was great though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I was so excited to eat there. There was no drink menu. Our server didn’t know the drinks offered or details about the food menu. I ordered a $49 plate and it was not what I thought it would be after asking her questions. We were a party of three. Tab was $197, one app, three entres and everyone drank water. It was awful.

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MichelleT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Larry was an amazing server! The food and drinks were great! This was a great birthday choice to make!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the food! Will go back!

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vipBayou111
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sons 18th Birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Overall, it was pretty good. Service was excellent, drinks and dessert were very good, but the shrimp was a little overcooked and mushy. For what one gets, we thought it was a bit overpriced.

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Harley04
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our time at Ernest's. We love the atmosphere and the food is always wonderful. The food is fresh and delicious. The portions are large. We had top notch service as always. We will definitely be back!

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GigiH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The waiter was the sweetest but the place is extremely expensive for NO REASON. The food is NOT GOOD AT ALL. It was disgusting and the drink was filled with so much ice so I basically paid $15 for an iced water with a tad bit of alcohol. They were very nice people but I will never go back to eat. Not worth the money one bit.

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worst experience we've ever had. We made reservations through OpenTable and we still got stuck in the corner in the bar area. Waiter complained that he had too many tables. Totally ignored us for over an hour. Left us at our table with nothing but water. When he finally took our order (including wine) we waited another 30 minutes or more with nothing but water. My husband didn't even get what he ordered. People kept piling into the corner behind us and we felt like they were literally on top of us. For the prices, we expected a dining experience, what we got was a nightmare.
We spent the night in Shreveport - first outing since the pandemic - and our evening was ruined. Never going back again and will tell everyone about our experience.

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VivianV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorites place in Shreveport. Came through on 5/19/20 coming home to Texas from Gulf Shores and of course had to stop. It’s the BEST

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JarelS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome , as always !! Everything was great and continued the tradition .

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice but pricey for what you get.

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NekeishaS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I spent our 20th anniversary there. Restaurant was great. Service was wonderful and prompt. Our waitress and host was awesome. The steak was delicious! We will definitely visit again.

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vipMarkC
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was just OK and was slow coming out of the kitchen. Service was a tad slow as well.

They had no wine list available to review

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LeslieB
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ernest's Orleans restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants and I would recommend it to anyone. The food, atmosphere and staff are absolutely wonderful.

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 4.3 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.