Emeril's Coastal Italian

4.6
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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party excellent night!! Waiter was on his game, wine was awesome, pasta was fantastic

AA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Service was excellent! It was amazing! Loved it!

GL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, not terrible pricing and great atmosphere! Will definitely go back.

CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience. Food was delish and the service was impeccable.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have absolutely both good to say about it so I’ll say nothing other than there’s a lot more restaurants in the area pick one of them

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After my wife and I had an awesome meal and customer service experience from Brenna, Simmons we decided to return with extended family and friends who have high expectations. The entire party was extremely impressed with the menu selection, freshness of food, and we can’t say enough about Brenna. What a Wow factor!

I know the entire wait staff at Emeril’s Coastal Italian provides an excellent customer experience, but Brenna is in a league of her own.

I want to thank every employee of Emeril’s for providing an elegant and personal experience and look forward to many more meals when visiting Destin.

D
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food wasn’t hot, and it was a slow day. Took too long to get a before lunch cocktail. We’ve dined there in the evening when it was busy and drinks still came slow but food was very good.

JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the experience. Our waitress Breanna is an asset to your restaurant!

g
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I noted on our reservation it was a birthday celebration not one thing was done to celebrate. Why do you ask if you don’t do anything. I was shocked that the soup I ordered was $20. Server said I ordered a bowl. My mistake as I didn’t even see on menu that a bowl was a option just a cup was listed and it was not much more than a cup. Definetly not 16 oz we have dined there numerous times but really upset on the price of soup. The entrees cost less. Very disappointed.

CH
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great. Food was tasty. Never disappointed with Emeril’s.

AL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and server where exceptionally friendly. We will be back!

T
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way around. Service was first class.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I were in town for Jessie Deckers new store opening. Our waitress was so amazing! Not only did she suggest moving outside for dessert after our meal, she brought us a cotton candy dessert as we were privately celebrating two very important events. We didn’t even tell her about them but she had great intuition! We enjoyed every bite of our dinner, our amazing craft cocktails and the cookies and milk were to die for! But most importantly, the hospitality was top notch! Thank you for making our visit so amazing!

N
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here. All the food was really good and the service was super fast.

BH
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Whenever we are in town we make sure we visit Emeril's in Miramar Beach. We were really looking forward to a quality meal but this night it was just fair. The meatball mozzarella flat bread was very good. We split the special salad(as listed on the bill). It was very salty. I would not have continued eating it if I wasn't so hungry. I ordered the Fettuccini Nero, which i have enjoyed twice before. It also was so salty I could not eat it. My wife got the seafood amalfi coast which she described as soup. My cocktail,the Mayan Manhattan, was excellent. Service was excellent.
We will probably skip Emeril's next time we are in town.

d
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emeril's is a regular stop for me whenever I'm passing through Destin. The pocket bread was excellent, Caesar salad outstanding, and the lasagna I ordered would probably have been enough for two people. Recommend to folks in Destin who want to escape the seafood dives and enjoy a nice dinner with a little ambiance.

L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Service was great. Food was cold

m
Tallahassee
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
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.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW, everything was great.

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.

HG
Tallahassee
16 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
Tallahassee
2 reviews
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
6 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
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Service, food, price.

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