Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

4.2
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796 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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garyb
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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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.

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Marvin
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

There was a discussion about the price of an entree which was overpriced and different from the perceived price that was on the menu. Good quality but overpriced and some items are different than you might expect. Explore preparation methods. Crab claws were sauteed with a pesto like sauce. Good, but different.

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vipSMdiner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration with great food and atmosphere. The crab claws and Bananas Foster were excellent as was our meal. Enjoyed the staff singing happy birthday too! By far our favorite Shreveport restaurant.

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RomondaA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Everything was great with the exception of my fried crawfish tails. They were hard, the taste was horrible as of the grease wasn’t fresh at all. And some had tarter sauce already on them, I just sat plate aside and continued to enjoy the atmosphere and my guest conversation.

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Tigerbutch
Shreveport
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ernest's never ceases to leave you satisfied and wanting to come back again. From the bread to the entree, everything is cooked to perfection. Our waiter was efficient and helpful as is all of the wait staff. A very nice dining experience.

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ElliottL
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding, couldn't believe how great of an experience me and my wife had. It was our first time going and definitely was blown away, will be a regular customer after that, also got to meet Mr. Earnest himself and he was the nicest person.

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jt2eat
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This visit was disappointing. While we were seated on time at 7:30pm, it took forever to get our food. Our entrees arrived at 8:50pm with a filet than was cold and overdone, obviously it had been prepared some time earlier before it was served. Our fried shrimp and fries on the other hand were too hot to eat when served as they had just come out of the fryer. The shrimp was devoid of taste. Ernest Orleans has been a great place to eat but not this evening.

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ShawnG
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a wonderful time. Great food, great atmosphere...well worth it.

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KarlM
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and and wait time for the food was short. The service was excellent also. I will go back there to eat.

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Jaee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I only said yes because of the food. I wasn't happy with the service & lack of organization. I had to suffer for others. It was suppose to be a special night yet was ruined. My seat was horrible. The only good was the food after I actually recieved it. I'll debate on returning. Although the host apologized many times it didnt seem genuine.

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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 4.2 stars by 796 OpenTable diners.

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