Emeril's Coastal Italian

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$30 and under
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Italian
Located at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, Emeril’s Coastal Italian is the first of Emeril’s Restaurants in Northwest Florida. Emeril’s Coastal Italian combines the rich and diverse tradition of Italian cuisine with the bountiful variety of nearby fresh Gulf seafood and local ingredients. The menu features Italian favorites like house made meatballs, Lasagna Bolognese and other house made pasta dishes and creative flatbreads as well as specialties straight from the Gulf. The design of the restaurant compliments the menu using an earthy mix of textures to create a casual, coastal feeling that is complete with elegant and sophisticated touches.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Service was great. Food was cold

m
Tallahassee
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We usually have a wonderful meal here but tonight they outdid themselves. The appetizer was a mini pumpkin stuffed with a mixture of sausage, ricotta cheese, and pumpkin. Oh, my , goodness! It was so good! And the presentation was amazing. The pasta with scallops and shrimp was to die for and super tasty.
All in all, Emeril's never fails to satisfy. We'll be back many times!

WF
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Norm is excellent waitperson. He treats us like royalty. The food is off the charts amazing . Emeril spoils his guests!

FR
Tallahassee
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very enjoyable meal but I missed the tapas style menu from previous visits.

This visit we shared olive bread which was good but it would have been exceptional if served with with a flavored butter or dipping oil.

ED
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress so so sweet, the food was Amazing. We loved it. Get coffee with dessert. It was the best I think I've ever had!

G
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaaamaaaaaaaazing!!!

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G
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was great!
We thought charging for bread was unreasonable.

RM
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our favorite destination for a special meal. Quite noisy this time. The boys had a bit too much....

DA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great first experience and are looking forward to come back!

g
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good. We sat in front of service area and the staff was loud and disturbing to our table

KD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was exceptional. Even great to sit at bar and watch a game. Wine choices and cocktails were superb.

GM
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were very excited about spending our anniversary at Emeril’s. Everything was okay, but we were expecting better. Pretty disappointed with the cotton candy as our anniversary dessert. Do adults really eat cotton candy?? There was another patron next to us celebrating a birthday and had the same response. I think a slice of cake or cookie might be a better option.

PO
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food (best meal in a long time), great & friendly service & very nice ambiance!

K
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second or third time we dined at Emeril's Coastal. As always, the food was excellent, the service outstanding, and even the noise level was acceptable, perhaps because the place wasn't full as it was on the previous occasion(s).
For those who were smart enough to ask to be seated outside a roaring, woodfire greeted them, and there was no background noise at all. With the mild weather and the romantic fire, it could be just the right ambiance.

HM
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our server.... He did an outstanding job. Our food was exceptional. Had dined there before when they had first opened up. Didnt care for it that much the first time. So glad we went back. You could tell Management was doing a great job! Would highly recommend dining here.

AS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to dine on a night that Emeril himself was there in the kitchen working! This made our whole experience so special. Highly recommend splurging for the Chef's tasting menu if it is offered.

RL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, service, food, and drinks were excellent. An added bonus...we had counter seating overlooking the kitchen and Emeril was on the job.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well, it was freaking fantastic!!!!! Emeril himself was actually there, and prepared our dinner. First time ever to dine at any of his restaurants, and it certainly will not be the last. Service was top notch, and the food was off the charts!!!!!

e
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lucky experience of enjoying Emeril's tasting menu while he was in the restaurant and it did not disappoint! We loved every single one of the 7 courses and then were surprised when dessert was an added 8th course. Everything was amazing and it was so fun to watch him in the kitchen.

J
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It had been several months since dining there. It was better than ever.

FT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Some dishes were tasty, but too salty. Other dishes are strange, such as black fettucine that is colored with octopus ink and overpowers other flavors in the dish. Waitress had an evasive explanation of what sweet breads actually are. Could not eat the dish, but she removed the charge from our meal.

DN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

While I would recommend to a friend, I found that the price of many of the items on the menu were very high.
For example, I ordered the the oysters appetizer and was very surprised to receive only 5 very, very, very small oysters at a price of $21.00 Those 5 oysters combined were only a mouth full...........

C’mon Emeril! You can do better than that.

CH
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Service, food, price.

KS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Halloween lunch! Michael was an excellent server, and the new assistant manager from New Orleans was the best! Both of these young men made us feel so welcome. Of course, the food was outstanding as always.

C
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I ordered clam chowder and Osso Bucco. The soup came in a cup that was smaller than a normal cup. Anytime I have had Osso Bucco, it has come as a large piece of meat with the bone. This had tiny square cuts of meat with dumplings in a gravy. There was very little meat with plenty of dumplings, neither which tasted good. My server was very nice but more interested in talking with his fellow servers than checking on my wife and me. I had to signal a couple of times to get a refill of water.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was prompt but not overbearing. The food tasted magnificent and was just the right portion.

JB
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, good food and service was outstanding

KC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little too noisy and high priced for food.

b
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always visit Emeril’s when we’re in Destin. The food is fun as well as delicious—we’ve never been disappointed!

F
Salt Lake City
46 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and presentation!

K
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area, whether for a romantic dinner for 2 or a birthday party for 13. We had a group of 13 on this night, so we tried all manner of food on the menu. The service was great, the food was amazing. The homemade pastas can't be beat, and the fish specials (halibut and trippletail) were insanely good. We tried salads and breads for starters, and had every single dessert at the end. Service was great, we felt spoiled all night. Definitely a great place to go!

WM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were a little disappointed. We have eaten at other Emeril's restaurants in Louisiana and they were good. This one was not terrible but it was average at best. I ordered the blue crab pasta and there was barely any blue crab at all in the dish. The pasta tasted good and is apparently made on site. My wife had a pasta with meatballs and the meatballs were very bland. As for the calamari, it does not compare with New England Point Judith calamari whatsoever. First of all, I'm surprised that it's served with a cream and not the peppers and vinaigrette style back in New England as that is where Emeril is from. The breading was not very flavorful. The service was good but the restaurant is noisy and the lights were turned very high, making it feel uncomfortable instead of cozy. It looks like a nice bar area and we might go back to try that.

C
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had pappardelle with duck confit. Way way salty & not hot when served. Service was quite good but found it curious when asked if they'd tasted a dish we had questions on, the reply was no. Why are the servers not tasting the food so can answer knowledgeably? We were at a table next to bar area and were hit with drops water or...something...twice which we guess came from over zealous bartender. Several servers putting orders in computer were puzzled too. Prob won't go back. Too many other good choices in area.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can't have fun and a great meal at Emeril's, you need help. We were a group of 3 couples. Chef Frank and staff provided us a memorable dining experience. The wait staff went out of their way to be engaging and provided excellent service. Highly recommend the Tomahawk ribeye and the pork cheeks!

AE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service, fun atmoshere! Always dine here when in town and it never disappoints.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Brenna was our server and she made us feel like we were family. We made a reservation for next week for a Wine Dinner. I can’t wait.

G
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visiting from Seattle

K
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not your typical meatball and spaghetti Italian restaurant. Upscale and incredibly delicious. My wife got the Rock Shrimp pepardelle, I got the lamb with pasta. Both incredible.

OT
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top notch !!

PL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere. We had a large group and 2 people received their food 15 minutes after everyone else. Lasagne and fish special was surprisingly bland. All were underwhelmed.

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