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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Your making a mistake if you don’t give this place a chance!
Meril is consistently an excellent place to visit. From food to service, they understand what is needed to run an excellent restaurant. The team is always attentive, knowledgeable and kind. The food is always fresh, exciting, and delicious. I always bring friends and family in here from out of town.
Food & service was excellent!
Not the best experience at first we were say 5 minutes after our reservation at the bar. I of course wanted a table so we were moved. Servers were awesome attentive but recommended at least 2 plates but it was way too much food. The appetizers were delicious food was good.
Our dinner at Meril was just ok. The waitress was serving too many tables so we went for long spells without seeing her. It took 20 minutes to get our first cocktail.
I went with two friends for my birthday and had a great experience in the outdoor seating. I especially enjoyed the Wise Guy flatbread and strawberry shortcake.
My husband and I chose to finish up my birthday trip with dinner at Meril upon the suggestion of a friend who lives in NO. We were looking forward to a fun, casual but terrific dinner and, since we’ve eaten at two other Emeril restaurants, expected nothing less. Our reservations were for 9 pm (late for us, but only time available) and we were not seated until 9:30. Once seated, the service was great and both of our servers were fun, prompt, and very helpful. We each ordered drinks, had a bowl of the gumbo, split the sheepshead dish, and finished with a skillet cookie and ice cream. I honestly can’t say that our food was bad, it just wasn’t as good as either of us expected it to be. Maybe we hit them on a bad night or just reopening from COVID had something to do with it, but in a city chock full of great restaurants we, unfortunately, wouldn’t suggest this one.
Food was great but the restrooms were very unclean
Great meal and service. Sat outside and it was delightful. Felt safe and secure, and it was a perfect night. Food was amazing, as always.
The staff were super nice and service was about the best I’ve ever had
Favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Food as well as the service and ambiance is great every time.
Great food and reasonable prices, fun atmosphere and I would return again soon
Great place. A must. Not our first time. Won't be our last.
Food was delicious. Server was very prompt and attentive. Had good knowledge of dishes. Would definitely go back again
Great food and service. Nice variety of dishes. Eclectic flavors that are signature emeril.
The Fettuccine Nero with blue crab, Calabrian chiles, arugula, and marcona almonds is an entirely different pasta experience, and in the spirit of Food Network, it is one of "The Best Things I Ever Ate." The sparse seating and tables (possibly because of the pandemic), the modern but welcoming decor, and the attention from all employees - from the host station, server, trainers, food delivery, payment, and exit; it was an impeccable dining experience and I would highly recommend Meril to anyone and everyone interested.
Our waiters were attentive and personable. The happy hour was from 5-6. The happy hour selections were reasonably priced, and there were quite a few options. The cosmos were beautiful and tasty. They didn't have the calamari small plate which was disappointing because that is one of my favorites at Meril. They have changed the fried chicken and salad entrée choice; I like the old one much better.
We were seated to the left of the bar in a cozy spot where we could hear one another. Sometimes the main sections of the restaurant are too noisy.
I was surprised that it didn’t cost more. The service was outstanding. We had two waiters help us and they were both so quick and attentive
Always good food and great service. Very accommodating.
We've been to Meril over a dozen times and have had quality experiences / food every time until this one.
This time, dinner started with their covid plastic guard at hostess station falling onto me before we even got taken to our table.
While it was Valentines Day, with covid protocols the place was in no way overwhelmed patron wise, and our entrees took well over 40 mins to receive post appetizer. My wife's entree was the wrong dish, which was corrected with a replacement 10 mins later after we had shared and finished my entree (our food was just fine as it always is here!).
At no point did anyone from mgmt come check on the issue with the excessive wait or mistake on our food (although a mgr did come by and say hi and make a bit of a joke about the 'issue when we checked in') from when we arrived or apologize (maybe bring a glass of wine or something for the trouble) in any manner.
Again we love Meril and bring people there all the time, but this was an off night to be sure and wasn't handled well at the time.
We'll certainly go back given our positive history, but another off night like this and we might drop Meril in the pecking order of our rotation for in town NOLA dinner spots.
Always a family favorite! Great food, service and festive atmosphere!
Food was awesome & so was the service. Meril’s was very energetic with great music! Drinks were great!
Our server Lauren was wonderful! She made our dining experience amazing. The food was delicious on top of spectacular service!
Always consistent in taste and service!
We went for Valentine’s Day, for brunch. They had a DJ for Mardi Gras which was nice. The brunch menu is very very small. Only 6 things to choose from. I think if they’re going to do brunch it needs to have more of a selection. But overall food was good.
Great food and great service!! The last time we were there we had a reservation and they didn’t seat us until about an hour after our reservation time. But this time was perfect!!
Service was great! No delay in getting drinks or food. Food was delicious.
The sauce on the ribs was overtook the taste of the ribs and kimchi / wAnted to change my meal. Other wise it was very presentable and adécuate place to have a family get together.
The food was great! However our entrees came out well before our starters. It was a bit confusing. Not really sure what happened there. The service was great considering the current environment with COVID. Noise wise it was quite lively and loud as per usual for such a social spot.
The place was so energetic and fun that we couldn’t help but have a great time!!! Everything was done in an excellent way from the food to the service. We will definitely go back and recommend Meril to all of our friends.
Food was tasteless. The atmosphere was fantastic but our waitress was not gonna hear the food was terrible. She barely came to our table once the food came out. Would not recommend.
Everything we ordered was great. Service was awesome! One of my favs in nola’n
Great food, service and atmosphere!
My husband and I took our 7 year old daughter there for a pre-Valentine’s Day dinner. It was Fabulous!!! Our waitstaff was great as always. We’ve many many times now and love the food!!!
Went for happy hour and had a blast. Good deals on vodka drinks and fantastic service. Very cool venue.
I loved the creativity in the menu. Lots of salad choices and healthy choices. Gumbo was delicious.
Please bring back the original sauce of the Korean bbq wings.
Came for Brunch... the brunch menu is great - the chicken sandwich was on point along with the mimosas served with fresh juices. Enjoyed the DJ playing during brunch, and our server Lauren was excellent! :)
You can order delivery directly from Meril using the Order Online button. Meril also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 526-3745.
Meril is rated 4.8 stars by 4067 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.