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Emeril's Orlando

6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
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Ranked #369 of 3,100 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Florida Center
Cross street: Universal Orlando CityWalk
Description: Located at the epicenter of Universal's CityWalk®, Emeril's bustling eatery overlooks the park's lagoon and all of the action of this thriving Orlando hot spot. The free standing two-story building is a high-energy, creative environment for fine food and wine, with soaring thirty-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, stone walls, and iron staircase that lend the feel of an industrial warehouse loft. At the center of this modern food studio is an open kitchen and chef's food bar, where lucky guests can watch up close, the chefs at work. The restaurant's second floor offers two private party rooms that feature oak barrel slat ceilings, a 10,000 bottle wine gallery, and an intimate chef's tasting room that seats 8.
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Readington, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I went to the restaurant while vacationing in Orlando for the whole theme-parks vacation with the kids. This was our last night in Florida so we wanted to eat somewhere nice. First the challenges: all of Citywalk in Universal is a healthy walk from the parking garage that serves all of CityWalk as well as the two parks, Universal Studios... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

As I read the more negative reviews, I think the problem is that the restaurant is trying to have something for everyone - some lower priced smaller items and some higher end choices. So people may be confused. Is it a white linen tablecloth restaurant or a casual eatery? For our family, the menu worked out great. And the service... More

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Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Consistency maybe their problem. It might have his name but was disappointed in good. Had a pork chop that was tough as a boot I couldn't eat it. At least I didn't get charged. The corn bread was tasty and the service was pretty good. I know it is a resort area but expected more.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I expected more...the food was very ordinary. My husband's salad was too spicy. The guacamole was not good. It was really a disapontment because I was there some years ago and I enjoyed the food. I don't intend to go back.

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Scaggsville, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The service was so bad it ruined my visit there and I refuse to return - EVER. They treated me badly because I was ALONE. There were 14 servers for less than 8 tables at lunch time. I waited to be seated, I waited for water and soda, I waited for a menu, I waited for the fresh bread that... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Had a fab time here tonight . Recommended to me by my friend at home in Ireland before we travelled ,so booked before we left ! Food was delicious & very reasonable ! Our waiter Miguel was excellent ,recommended great wine & made us feel very very welcome ! Definitely be back !

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DC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had been DYING to go to an Emeril's restaurant. I'm happy to say I was not disappointed! First of all the service was IMPECCABLE! The food?! PERFECT! I had mussels & frites, hubby had scallops. My picky 9yr old had & I quote "The best chicken fingers EVER!" THEN the dessert! I had Emeril's banana cream pie w/a graham... More

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Oviedo, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

4th time my wife and I have eaten here. We order the chiefs menu with wine pairing - at the end of the meal my wife and i agreed the food and service has gone down hill - the food more than the service. As part of the chiefs menu we were served scallops with risotto - the scallops were... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were very disappointed in our experience. I ordered the vegetarian pasta, and requested it without mushrooms. It was described as having "toasted garlic infused olive oil." I could taste no garlic, and we waited for an hour for our entrees to be served, as they had added mushrooms to my pasta not once, but twice. The second time I... More

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Little Torch Key, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went with a friend while I was visiting Orlando. I always wanted to eat at Emeril's. The staff was excellent. If something was wrong, it was corrected. And things were wrong. My Manhattan was not made right. (Too bitter) Corrected by bar. Friend's coffee was barely warm. Hot coffee returned to us. The food was excellent, but extremely small portion.... More

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