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Emeril's Orlando

#331 of 3,007 Restaurants in Orlando
#378 of 3,270 Places to Eat in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Florida Center
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6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 (Universal Orlando CityWalk)
4072242424
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located at the epicenter of Universal's CityWalk®, Emeril's bustling...
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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  • 228
    Very good
  • 183
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  • 82
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Theme park celebrity chef restaurant

The food is very well prepared. Service for this type of establishment was below expectations on this visit. In the past service has been excellent. For foodies this is a great place but the wine list, while of excellent quality is overpriced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
John T
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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near Washington, DC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The staff was friendly. The only openings (as we did not have reservations, we were just exhausted from a day at the theme park) were at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Worked out well as we had several friendly conversations with the chef and assistants. If you want to know where they last worked, just ask :). If you want... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Arriving in Orlando to visit Universal Studios we stumbled on Emerils, a fine dining restaurant that really delivered. Service was spectacular, they really had been trained exceptionally well, attentive and always available but not hovering. The food was delicious, my husband is a chef, and he was so impressed. Food was well presented, beautifully prepared and wonderfully tasty. I really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is very well prepared. Service for this type of establishment was below expectations on this visit. In the past service has been excellent. For foodies this is a great place but the wine list, while of excellent quality is overpriced.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Emeril's Orlando located in Universal Studios City Walk, next to Margaritaville was just absolutely outstanding. My wife and I booked a Harry Potter themed vacation package to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary and decided to dine at Emeril's for the night of our anniversary. We were expecting the higher priced food and experience that is assumed to come with the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

I went here for lunch with a friend when we were visiting Universal. We didn't want to eat the park's food, so we opted for a nicer restaurant at the CityWalk. With your Universal ticket you got a free dessert or appetizer with the purchase of an entree. I got the fried green tomatoes and salmon. I enjoyed the meal.... More 

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Cincinnati
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Of course, it's no surprise that Emeril's was delicious! The wait staff treated us like royalty- despite our manner of dress! No wait time and a delicious lunch was the cherry on the sundae that was our trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We took my mom for the day before Mother's Day for lunch. It took them 10 minutes to seat us when the restaurant was mostly empty?! We had around 3-4 servers, which meant that no one in particular was paying attention to us. They brought my mom watery coffee, then forgot to replace it altogether till we asked again after... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

BAM! (Does Emeril still do that?) Well bam to you baby cakes because we had a great meal here! I do have to point out, I came to Orlando on business one year by myself. I came to Emeril's first to eat diner at 'The Chefs Table" A single stool in the corner. Afterwards I went to the "Halloween Fest"... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Emeril's is in a class on their own. Food was exceptional. The Red Drum (redfish) was superb as was the salmon and the Duck Tacos. One of my party was not pleased with the way the salmon was prepared. A new one to her exact requirement was quickly provider. We enjoyed the vast wine selection. And to top it off... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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40 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a reservation and were seated on the second floor. This was much more quiet and intimate than the main dining room. Service was excellent. Food was splendid. Very impressed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
    (Universal Orlando CityWalk)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Florida Center
  • Neighborhood: Florida Center
  • Phone Number: 4072242424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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