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Thu, 2/22
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Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

4.4
573 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Sicilian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 4:30 pm-10:30 pm
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Phone number
(318) 226-1325
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
LA 1
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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.
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Special events & promotions
We have a full time Event & Meeting Planner on staff to help coordinate your special event. Our In-House Florist can take care of the most intimate to the elaborately elegant fine floral arrangements for you. Great place for Meetings,Associations,Organizations,Rehearsal Dinners,Wedding Receptions,Private Birthday Parties,Corporate Private functions,Fundraiser Parties,etc. . Audio/Visual available. Free WIFI. Call (318) 226-1325
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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What 573 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HowardQ 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

I was very impressed by the service and attentiveness of the staff. We were seated by Ernest and served by his nephew. All of the staff including Ernest checked on us frequently and made the night very special as we were there for a belated valentines date. The food was excellant and portions were generous. It was not nearly expensive as i thought it would be. It waa a wonderful experience and will definately be a repeat.

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vipSuzi (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the dining area in the bar. A little Nee Orleans.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I have always loved this restaurant, but I had not been there in a while. It was perfect for a late Valentine's Day. The food was excellent. The service was excellent, and we had a fabulous time.

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great experience. Love the old charm of the place. Good food, music. They were extremely busy with it being Valentine's day....even with reservations. But the power gave us free wine while we waited. 🍷

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Outstanding attention to detail service. Food was just good for the price. Presentation was very nice.

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ShawnR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a reservation that was lost and Ernest himself come out and seated my wife and I. It was our anniversary and he didn't want us waiting. The staff was amazing and the food was extraordinary. My wife and I had a great time. Highly recommend you try it.

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Shrevebam123 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

A New Orleans feel restaurant with live band food was good , special occasions restaurant $$

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KelR (New Orleans)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Absolute worst experience I've ever had at a restaurant. Our dinner reservation was for 7:00 and we did not leave the restaurant until 10:00. The only time we saw our waiter during the entire 3-hour experience was when he took our order. My husband had to physically flag down our waiter just to get our check (which took an additional 30 min before it was brought to us)! The food was decent, but way overpriced for the quality. We were overcharged on our bill for something we did not order, and our waiter said there was "nothing he could do about it." When I asked to speak to the owner "Ernest", he would not even come to our table to acknowledge us. As a business owner, one would think that the satisfaction of your customers would be a top priority...apparently not! The table across from us also had a reservation for 7:00 and never even received their food!! It is obvious that the negative, apathetic attitude of the owner has trickled down to his employees. Leadership starts at the top, and this place is clearly in need of good management. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless you want to waste your time, money, and leave feeling aggravated.

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JudyW (Shreveport)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

this Shreveport landmark needs a much-needed renovation! Starting with the heating system. We almost froze, and they had one small "heater" in the room that only provided heat for the 4 people sitting closest to it. The lighting was non-existent, needed a flashlight to see my food. Had to swap chairs for my mother because hers was about to fall over. So old!! We all pay a lot for this food so I know they have to have the money for new chairs and heating unit!! All of this put a big thumbs down on going back.

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luv2eat (Shreveport)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fettuccine melton was great!

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Mike (Shreveport)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

While service was good, it took a very long time to get our entrees. Also, I felt it was a bit overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Thought the food was not worth the price. I’ve spent $200 on a meal for two and did not regret it. Tonight I did.

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CharveF (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I love this restaurant. My family and I loved everything, and we even talked to Mr. Earnest. He was a very down to earth person.

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food, huge portion!

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been here several times and never disappointed with food. Everything we had ( shrimp pasta, chicken pasta and shrimp meal ) was not good. The pasta had a sweet cinnamon taste and the shrimp had no season to taste. Whomever cooked ( Friday Jan. 12) did not do a good job.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a very nice birthday meal
For Tommy . The blue parachute
Muscadine D'Asti was perfect !🥂

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

I enjoyed the atmosphere and it was very niced on the inside. Everyone was nice and pleasant to my wifed and I. The waiter was kinda hardd to understand but he was very tentative to our needs. The food was delicious and hot to the touch, and tasted excellent. The only concern was to that we was under tghes impression that the flowers on the table was a gift but they wasnt. They cost more then our meal and my wife dont like flowers. Other then the cost of the flowers everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent dining experience, as always! When you go to Ernest's, they always make you feel special. Wonderful food and a great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I grew up in Shreveport and my father used to take the family to Earnest’s when Earnest Jr’s father was the main chef. I will tell you that Earnest’s still doesn’t miss a beat. It’s the finest! We liked it so much we are there two days in a row.

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

The atmosphere was nice, and the service was amazing. The food was excellent. My steak was very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food, service, music, professional wait staff. Only downfall of our evening was 3or 4 little children jumping around on the dance floor while music was playing. Finally had to ask if we could have the floor so we could dance for my wife’s birthday. Just bad parenting. No faults to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Food was decent but overpriced. The saving grace was the entertainment and the dance floor.

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Great Food Great Service as Always! Special Time for my wife’s Birthday.

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MrsHenry (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 2 year Anniversary and his Birthday. You have the choice of the quiet dining room or another room with the bar and live entertainment. We loved everything about Ernest's from the moment we walked in. My husband even said he believes this is the best restaurant we have ever been to together. We will definitely be going back every year to celebrate our marriage.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

I grew up in Shreveport so I was very familiar with the name. Visiting for Thanksgiving, some of us in the family decided to eat out instead of cooking before Thanksgiving the next day. I’ve lived in New Orleans for many years and thought this may be something similar to a meal at one of the Brennan’s restaurants in New Orleans. Overall the food was not bad but was way overdone with butter. The price of the entrees were extremely overpriced for faux Cajun/South Louisiana food. While all the staff were pleasant, the service was atrocious. We own a restaurant in New Orleans and could tell exactly what was happening. They gave us a girl that was in her first or second night and did not have much backup for her. I anticipated many mistakes when order came out and I was correct. We never got the appetizer but also was not charged for it. I ordered the special which was like the redfish dish on menu but different sauce. She appearantly was not trained on what comes with dishes. Another waiter told us the specials but then disappeared. This dish came out wrong but I agreed to accept it as I figured it would take much longer to correct. We sat at table for about 20 minutes before waitress asked us if we needed a menu! Again I don’t blame this new waitress, I blame management for being this unaware. So i’ve always wondered about this place, and my questions were answered. The most impressive thing was probably the memory of the valet service worker. I looked for this to be a special night but ended up being a disappointment. We tipped waitress 20% for doing the best that she could. I hope she got this and not a “trainer” or management. The story on the menu was very misleading about the knowledge of their waiters.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent service ! Our waiter was great, very attentive and knowledgeable! I ordered a dish that wasn't on the menu and was delicious!

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vipBrandonG (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Marinated crab claws are always a must have. Special was soft shell crab and was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a fabulous dinner with an outstanding server, Sedrick. The fish was delicious and perfectly cooked. The filet was of good size and delightful to eat. Of course, the marinated crab legs were a special treat. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

They have a great mix where anyone will find something to eat! From Italian to the freshest seafood, and great steaks. This place is a must go for everyone!

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