Going to Emeril's/Universal Saturday.
I have eaten there may of times and have never beeen disappointed!
Some of my favorites
Smoked Wild & Exotic Mushrooms In a Home-Cured Tasso Cream Sauce
Emeril’s Barbecue Shrimp With a Petite Rosemary Biscuit
Braised Beef Short Ribs With Mascarpone-Wild Mushroom Ravioli
Double Cut Pork Chop Caramelized Sweet Potatoes (this was super!)
Slow Braised Kurobuta Pork Shank White Bean-Truffle Ragoût
Roasted Texas Redfish With Homemade Andouille Crust
I was there the first week in May, and was completely underwhelmed. They had their special Jazz menu in addition to their regular menu. The fried green tomato appetizer was good, soft shell crab app was okay at best. SO had the short ribs for her entree which was fine, nothing great. I had the redfish which again was just okay. Service felt off for some reason, and the room was really cold as well.
I'm hoping the chef change at Tchop Chop changes my opinion of that restaurant too. Otherwise I would be going to any of Emeril's places in Orlando anymore.
WOW, must have been bad days, the last time I was there I took my mother for her birthday and we are both in the biz and felt the service was amazing, made us feel special and the food was top notch ( no I dod not tell them it was her b-day either, she would have killed me!)
Sorry to hear you both had bad experiences