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Emeril's Orlando

6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
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Ranked #328 of 3,049 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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67% Recommend
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English first
Erie, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I had the pizza marinara. It was that or a plate of cooked vegetables. Service was good, just like Emeril's in New Orleans, but that didn't satisfy my hunger this time either. Lesson learned.

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Hicksville, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

service was terrible!!!!!Our waiter was very forgetful,unprofessional, and goofy. He reminded our kids of a sesame street character, I would like to say our bus person Katrina was very helpful though. The food was a big disappointment as well The Escargot was rubbery, Cajun BBQ Shrimp over cooked . The pan roasted chicken was DRY YOU THINK THEY WOULD USE... More

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West Palm Beach, FL
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I hate to give bad reviews but it seems that I feel I am more compelled to speak up when things go wrong. I took a group of coworkers to Emeril's Orlando recently. We had a private room with a large food and drink minimum. The reason I bring this up is that cost was not an issue. Our group... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Emeril's was ok. Food was average overall - some things were very good (starters, bread), others distinctly average (shrimp pasta). Good selection of craft beers. Service was similarly average - not overly slow, but the waiter gave the impression we were a slight inconvenience rather than valued guests.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

An early evening visit and the dining room was very quite. A nice selection of craft beer. the rainbow trout entree was amazing. Service was flawless. And the final bill was much less than expected.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you don't have the time and don't want to spend too much at dinner, you should try Happy Hour at the bar (5 - 8pm). They have great drink specials and for the quality of food, the prices in the bar area are amazing. My husband and I often say it's the best kept secret (for happy hour) in... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

For sometime I`ve been meaning to go to Emeril`s Orlando, but since I`ve always passed it by after having left Universal`s Orlando parks, and always being too tired from a day at the Parks or not having reservations and not being willing to wait for a sit down meal.This past weekend, it was my daughter`s birthday and I made advanced... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were seated in a corner near the bar and the wait stand. The wait staff couldn't have wanted a family of 6 there any more than we wanted to be there. We asked to move. The staff worked quickly to set up another 6 top. The hostess was quite rude and treated us as if we were very demanding.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fantastic meal! We ate at Emeril's after wondering through Universal Studios theme park all day. The service was great, drinks were excellent, food was fantastic and the atmosphere was fun! We have a very picky eater and they prepared chicken tenders (from scratch) for him even though it isn't a menu item.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stopped in twice for happy hour and apps while waiting for "kids" to finish up at Universal! Lovely, relaxing bar with great apps at a reasonable price during happy hour. Just wanted to return and return!

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