Meril

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the Warehouse District, Meril is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s newest concept and fourth restaurant in New Orleans. Named after his daughter, the restaurant showcases some of Lagasse’s favorite dishes that he loves to eat.

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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding! Food was tasty with reasonable portion sizes. Great options for sharing as recommended by our waiter.

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

10 hours ago

I went there today at 7:35 PM but my reservation wasn't until 8:00 PM. I waited to be seated around 8:05 PM . We ordered appetizers and they were very good and came at a good time. We ordered our entree and waited more than 30-45 min for our food. Our server didn't check up on us once except to ask if we are ready to order. We couldn't wait anymore and asked for our check and manager. It wasn't even a manager he was a manager in training and couldn't give a discount on our check or anything for having to wait so long. I was really looking forward to eating the entrees.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The menu has changed and I’m not sure if it’s for the better. Still a top pick on my list but proceeding with caution

E
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner! Great service, Great food and great atmosphere!!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The variety of food was very interesting and very good. I had heard about Merrell for so long and finally got the opportunity to try it. I will go back again.

AL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at Merril - great to get there early and then see it start to fill up

d
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meril is a fantastic place for lunch or dinner. The food and drinks are always perfect.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always outstanding, and the service is what sets them apart. A friendly, attentive waitstaff is what makes me bring out-of-town’ers in when I want to impress.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent location, staff, and food.

k
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had two wait staff for the table. Every time one of them came around to deliver something or take an order things were missing or forgotten. Someone didn’t not receive water, another person did not receive a sharing plate and then when we went to order entrees they skipped a person who then had to go up to the server station to place their order.

While I did appreciate the time between courses to allow your food to digest I am not sure that was intentional, they just seemed backed up. When our last round of food came out, the entree plates, they forgot to put our order in for side dishes so we were all eating our plates with no sides. Once they finally corrected that they started clearing people’s plates and utensils as there was still food on the table being eaten so not every one could indulge in the sides that were delivered after the meal.

Overall, food was delicious and has been every time I have gone, but the service needs to improved for me to come back.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Merils has a great vibe. Service was a little slow when we were there but the food is great . The chicken wings I ordered has an amazing flavor but were a little too charred . Everything was great tho.

O
Central Texas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hip place to grab a few shareable dishes w/ friends

S
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything excellent! Great New Orleans atmosphere. Reasonable prices for lunch.

KD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Waitress was terrible, main course came before appetizers, orders messed up, dessert menus were handed out before we were finished eating. We felt like we were eating at a fast food restaurant. We asked to see the manager thinking he would want to hear constructive criticism. He did send one of his assistants who offered a dessert & apologized. We eat here at least 2-3 times per month so hoping the waitress was just having a bad night

CC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I very much appreciated that there were gluten free options. I also have sensitivities to garlic. I liked that the food was prepaired without alot of salt. Overall we thought the food was very tasty. The price was high, so we would only eat there occasionally.

EF
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took friends/ colleagues from out of town.
The mushroom gemelli was wonderful and everyone loved the ribs...., would have possibly tried something else if those other dishes were not all sold out.
It’s game day. You have a lot of people who come in before the game to eat. So would you not plan to have extras of your more commonly ordered dishes?
Service was accommodating and efficient.
Meril’s has good food, great location... but it’s just too loud! Couldn’t even hear the waiter most times tonight.
Some found absorbing features should be added. Just to be able to hear a person sitting next to you.

What?????

RR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Restaurant was out of several apps and entrees. Received dappetizer quickly but it took 40 minutes to get entree. Very little interaction with waiter. Loud acoustics.

GL
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Merils is on my list of favorite NOLA restaurants. This visit was not up to its usual standards. The wait staff gave conflicting information about table service and how to order. All dishes were brought to the table together even though the first waiter said dishes would be staggered. When questioned, the second waiter said that just how it happens sometimes. As always the food is very good, but the wait staff certainly left a sour taste in our mouths.

BJ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there for our anniversary and it was so nice! The staff was so welcoming. They even apologized for the wait and there was no wait . Loved it!!

d
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive and the food was wonderful!

OT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and perfect to take out of town guests.

OT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing! We added 2 people to our table at the last minute! He did it with no fuss and made it a great experience. Food was delicious!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food took a long time to get

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was here for a conference & booked as a single at the last minute. They couldn’t have been more gracious and everyone made me feel comfortable The food was outstanding. Every bite had abundant flavor. And very reasonably priced.

EJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was amazing! the service was superior! our
server and management were so accommodating and they ensured our dining experience was amazing. definitely check them out on a friday night for music, fun and delicious food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Service was great. We will definitely be back!

m
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday!

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic thank you for the great meal and service. Truly made my girlfriends birthday special.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers are awesome, food is delicious!

b
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful and staff were extraordinary!! It was kind of loud, but it was ok. My complaint is that the food came out at the same time. We were just finishing our appetizers and my steak came out, as did my husbands salad and clams. Everything was delicious, but felt kind of rushed.

OT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, the food was delicious and fast service.

NC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

The service was extremely slow. They ran out of three things on the menu, including one dessert. The communication between everyone seemed nonexistent. The food was cold when it came out. The manager was kind enough to provide a huge discount but money is not a factor when a evening out in NOLA on vacation is limited. I would highly recommend going elsewhere as there are many incredible spots I found in comparison.

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a truly terrific server and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you!

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting NOLA from Houston. I have been to Emeril’s in the Warehouse District before but it was my friend’s first visit to NOLA and to Emeril’s restaurants. We both loved the food. Our waiter was wonderful. I loved watching other tables getting the cotton candy and sparkles. It was a great time dining at Meril.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was absolutely amazing and the food was incredible. Excellent price point and left the perfect amount of full! 👌🏼

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent service!!!

VD
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was exceptional and helped my husband with his gluten free needs. The food was delicious. Loved the small plate selections.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant!! Great food and great vibe!!

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