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About Ernest's Orleans Restaurant

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.

1601 Spring Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Sicilian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 4:30 pm-10:30 pm

Cross Street:
LA 1

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(318) 226-1325

Website:
http://www.ernestsorleans.com/

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.

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 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

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

Private Dining

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)

Ernest's Orleans Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (13)
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Good for a Date (13)
Live Music (12)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Casual (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Shreveport)·Dined 6 days ago

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. 🍷

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Shreveport)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·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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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fettuccine melton was great!

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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Shreveport)·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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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing food, huge portion!

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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Live Music, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Live Music, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Shreveport)·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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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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food3
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Houston)·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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 (Shreveport)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·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!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Waiter Patrick was excellent. He quickly learned all of our names and he called us by name. Wait staff was very attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food and service! You can have a wide variety of choices. Steak, seafood Cajun , lamb and Italian. Excellent food no matter what you order. And the attentiveness of the entire staff is second to none. Highly, highly recommend eating here!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Shannon and I were at Table #21, and do not recall the name of our Waiter, but he was incredible. So much so that I tipped him $100! I want to know his name so I can request him each time we come over from Texas!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We always enjoy the marinated crab claws and pair of fried shrimp appetizers and of course the flaming bananas foster. Our waiter, Collin, was excellent. We had a very Happy Birthday celebration.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was very tastefully flavorful. The service was outstanding. It's a bit pricey, but for a special occasion such as an anniversary, it is a great place to celebrate. We will definitely go again. Only two downsides ... parking is not good as the lot is not paved and there is a giant hole you have to navigate around just to get into the parking lot, and the dessert we chose (pecan pie) was not up to the standard of the rest of the meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I was extremely disappointed in the prices of the food for the amount you got. The online menu is very deceiving, the prices on the online menu is one of the reasons we tried Earnests. The prices on the menu at the restaurant was almost double what was online menu. My daughter ordered a snapper dish that came with a baked potato which was so undercooked that you couldn't even cut into it with a fork, it was not edible. Her plate consisted of a small piece of fish with a baked potato, no salad, nothing else and it was 40.00. I had the small limestone salad which was maybe a half cup of lettuce with a little crab meat for 14 dollars. we both drank water and had small crab claws for appetizers for $20.00 maybe 8-10 crab claws. The best food was the bread they brought out before the meal. Service was good but there were only 3 tables in restaurant. I feel like the menu online should be updated so that you are not shocked by prices when you do go especially if on a budget and going for a special occasion. I will not be going back here again, I can have 3 meals in a nice restaurant for what I paid for 1 meal here.

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 (Shreveport)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We love Ernest's. We try to visit every time we are in Shreveport. The food is great and the service is awesome. Ask for Dan. He's the best.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We traveled to Shreveport for a special occasion and chose Ernest's Orleans because of all the 5-star reviews. The place is cheap; from the ambiance, the outdated decor, and especially the table settings. However, the cost of this place is out of sight. When you spend $200+ for a special dinner, you have the right to expect a $200 + value. The service was terrible, the wine we selected form their white wine list was out of stock (the waiter did not even know it was out of stock) and the food was marginal, at best! If you want to spend a lot of money for terrible service, shabby decor, and over-rated cuisine, then Ernest's Orleans is your kind of place. It was a terribly disappointing restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

First the positive - the valet was super sweet as was the wait staff. Also, the entertainment was really good and the bread was tasty. Now for the negative - the building is very dated and the food is pricey given the portion size. My fish was overcooked and the crab topping had little flavor. Our dessert tasted like store-bought pound cake. I've eaten at much better restaurants in the Shreveport area for a 1/3 the cost!

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 (Baton Rouge)·Dined on August 12, 2017

One of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time! The atmosphere and live music were wonderful and the service and food was second to none!! The owner checked on us personally and was one of the nicest people we've ever met. Everyone there went over and beyond and it did not go unnoticed, we can can't wait to go back! The turtle soup was amazing, definitely the best I've ever had!
🐶

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I'm not a complainer but I was very disappointed with my meal. I won't be back. This marked 2 bad experiences in a row. I'm done.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Ernest is a wonderful restaurant. We just loved it. He truly has a remarkable staff who provide remarkable service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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