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Meril

4.7
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3889 Reviews
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3889 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to watch the Saints Game!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a delightful experience especially while watching the Saints game! The food was exceptional as we treated ourselves to the fries, fettuccine nero, the daily gumbo (which was shrimp and andouille), the charred octopus salad, and from the specials, we had gotten the Emeril’s BBQ shrimp, the chilled Murder Point oysters, and the banana cream pie.
BONUS to an already extraordinary meal: On my fettuccini nero, Chef offered to make some scallops to go along with my pasta. So excellently seasoned and cooked. Such a pleasant addition!

Our servers were extremely friendly, and they left us in a happier mood every time they came to the table. I wish I remembered their names to give them the praise they truly deserve.

Just an overall wonderful time, and happy to be back at Meril’s again!

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vipEduardoY
New Orleans
61 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great food

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JACKR
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent time! We always make the time to have at least one dinner there when we visit New Orleans.

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JadeT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great spot hit a bday dinner enthusiastic

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vipWeedie
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meril’s was so noisy that I could not hear my husband speak. We could not hear our server.
We both were so tense from the noise and chaos, that we couldn’t enjoy our meal or each other’s company.
You need to put carpeting on the floor, sound proof the walls and ceiling, at the bare minimum.
PLEASE!

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BrendaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate my niece's birthday and we had a great time. The staff were very attentive to our needs and suggested wonderful dishes to try. The birthday treat was spectacular. The Frozen Hound Dog was the best. The precautions taken to keep us safe was well thought out and implemented.

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JulieD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a terrific experience from start to finish. The wait staff was fabulous. They were friendly, attentive and efficient. The dining room was set nicely for social distancing, yet I didn’t feel like we were in a crisis. The restaurant was clean and the floors were gorgeous!

My friend and I had the redfish. I had mine with crab. It came with sautéed spinach and a cream sauce. It was scrumptious. For desert I had the banana pudding. Felt like I was eating bananas and clouds. It tasted a bit more healthy than I like deserts to be ;-) until I got to the crust. Oh. My. God! Not sure I would order it again, but I was having such a pleasurable experience, I ate the entire thing.

This restaurant is definitely on my list of faves!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!!

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RandyW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really appreciate the special attention provided by our host - Dave!

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JustinM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday dinner was great.

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Livetotravel
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Was not a fan of the food - steak tasted very off so ordered a salad and that also did not taste great. Ambiance was not what I expected from an Emeril restaurant.

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vipMarkH
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and ambience. Meril always delivers a great dinner for a birthday. Look forward to our next dinner at Meril!

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EboniJ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday. The good and service were outstanding! I always have a great time when visiting Meril.

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BrianL
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was the service (especially Caleb).

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LORRETTAB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

my first visit to new orleans and o merils! thank you for a great experience!

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viplisas
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter Daniel was awesome!

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AshleyN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril is awesome! Always have great food and service and lovely atmosphere.

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RyanL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Korean chicken wings and also the turkey necks, so good!

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ASHfoodie
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service.

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Shannon
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing and felt safe with COVID. The tables were very far apart and the tables and chairs were thoroughly sanitized between each seating.

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vipDavidS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome experience

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BlakeleyBond
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our experience as usual, food and service was great.

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Great service. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each had appetizers. My husband had the Korean barbecue wings, and I had the smoked fish appetizer. Both were excellent-the wings had just enough heat, and the smoked fish appetizer was just the right amount of food not too much, but not too little. I had the daily special which was red Fish. It was simply prepared with a Mexican corn, and my husband had the fettuccine Nero. We went ahead and had dessert. The chocolate peanut butter ice cream dessert was really good, but the Keylime icebox pie was amazing! Get that.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience at Meril was amazing. Staff was attentive, friendly and very warm. Food was amazing and we felt like we were regulars although it was our 1st visit. Everyone needs to eat here when in New Orleans. We will definitely be back!

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M.E.L
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good atmosphere and smiles abound; our server was friendly. We ordered one appetizer (cobless Mexican Corn that was drenched) and it was brought to our table in the middle of our entrees after we inquired. We were still charged for it. I have eaten here many times and have always left more than satisfied. This was a surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Aged Steak and Oregon Wine were a culinary adventure all by its self. Key Ana was our waitress and she was extremely knowledgeable and attentive.

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TashaT
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!! Definitely worth the drive from Mobile Alabama.

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dmbd
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience no matter what you are celebrating or if you just want to grab dinner! You MUST tray the Paloma! It is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ordered the Korean Wings, Pineapple Upside Down Cornbread, Shrimp Tacos, Roasted Corn and Fries. Everything was flavorful and good. I can eat there everyday of the week. Food was amazing and ambiance was remarkable.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Meril! It’s in our neighborhood but oh so much more than a neighborhood restaurant.

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RachelD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, as you’d expect from an Emeril Lagasse restaurant. Such a varied menu though, which I was not expecting! Get the deviled eggs!! What a treat. Also had the shrimp tacos, flatbreads, Redfish and Blue Fin Tuna Tartar on special. Serve staff are cheery and friendly. Lovely experience. The sorbet is also phenomenal - has the strawberry yuzu - delish!

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ALYnola
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love the food & atmosphere! Oh and I ❤️ the music! 💃🏽

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although there is a limited menu due to COVID-19, our experience was great. Our server was super knowledgeable and helpful!

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TyusL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, amazing service and the atmosphere was great. I would recommend this to anyone who would visit this restaurant for the first time like my wife and I did.

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Timeandenergy
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak was seasoned well with a delicious gravy despite being overcooked. The fish was cooked to perfection but lacked flavor.

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Jack
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, nice ambience. Highly recommend

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vipTaliKeteri
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril has been consistently

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vipsteve
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent and tasty although the menu has not been changed much in the last year. The spacing for Covid was fine and it felt safe. I found the noise level and music too loud for my tastes, especially since the room was relatively empty.

FAQs

Meril offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 526-3745.

Meril is rated 4.7 stars by 3889 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.

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