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Meril, New Orleans, LA
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Meril

4.6
4.6
6220 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in the Warehouse District, Meril is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s lively restaurant in New Orleans. Meril’s casual restaurant interior is marked by a signature open style kitchen and a large bar area, featuring a varied wine selection and craft cocktails. Named after his daughter, the restaurant showcases some of Chef Emeril’s favorite dishes that he loves to eat, featuring everything from Wood Fired Flatbreads to Korean Chicken Wings. Lagasse brings his expertise and distinguished hospitality to Meril, creating a deliciously spirited dining experience.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 70 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 526-3745
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Warehouse District
  • Cross street
    Between Magazine St and Tchoupitoulas St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Drag Brunch at Meril

    $68.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 20, 2024 only
    Join us for Drag Brunch at Meril hosted by Lexis Redd D'Ville & Ivy Dripp! Tickets include a three-course brunch and performances by local drag legends. Option to add on bottomless mimosas, bubbles & Bloody Marys.
    Drag Brunch at Meril Photo
  • Drag Brunch at Meril!

    $68.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 15, 2024 only
    Join us for a special Drag Brunch at Meril hosted by Lexis Redd D'Ville & Ivy Dripp! Tickets include a three-course brunch and performances by local drag legends. Option to add on bottomless mimosas, bubbles & Bloody Marys.
    Drag Brunch at Meril! Photo
  • Drag Brunch at Meril!

    $68.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 17, 2024 only
    Join us for a special Drag Brunch at Meril hosted by Lexis Redd D'Ville & Ivy Dripp! Tickets include a three-course brunch and performances by local drag legends. Option to add on bottomless mimosas, bubbles & Bloody Marys.
    Drag Brunch at Meril! Photo

What 6,220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

6,220 Reviews
  1. Hungrygak

    Palm Springs

    181 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    181 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    It’s fast food. Everything is fried. But hey it’s NOLA!

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  2. DeborahW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening. Food and Ambiance were great and our waiter was exceptional.

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  3. MichaelP

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent but it took one and a half hours just to get our appetizers and after the entre it was a 3 hour experience. Kitchen was extremely slow and servers were not totally attentive not checking in and letting us know status of our meal or if additional drinks needed. This type of service is unacceptable for New Orleans where restaurants are known for their excellent service

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  4. MichaelS

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm a HUGE Emeril fan and was excited to try this venue. Major disappointment. We waited 20-25 minutes for a waiter to come to the table, only after we flagged someone down to take our drink order and the appetizers. We had appetizers and a small entree it took nearly 3 hours. I have had both items at other Emeri restaurants in the past, this version was almost inedible. Ironically Emeril was in the restaurant that day eating which was exciting but he looked like he was getting better service than we were.

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  5. LoriS

    New York City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bread or something like that would have been nice to welcome us to the restaurant. Staff was amazing!

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  6. Margaret

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our service was great and we really enjoyed everything we are! The recommendations from the server all impressed, the Poke Nachos were a special standout. Will definitely be back to try more!!

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  7. James

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The snack plates were absolutely delicious, full of flavor, the entree was somewhat of a letdown , top quality ingredients but the flavors were not as vibrant, overall a good dining experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    All of the employees from hostess to servers were fabulous, but unfortunately, the food was so disappointing. The deviled eggs didn't have much flavor, the grilled octopus isn't really grilled ( no flavor and almost mushy) it felt like the focus was on the sides rather than the octopus itself. The cauliflower was really favorable, would recommend that. All in all, I don't think I could recommend this spot. There is so much amazing food in this town, I'd have to recommend another option.

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  9. TatianaL

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Silvia and Brittney were amazing and incredible attention to detail. Silvia give us delicious recommendations and such a professional. It was also amazing to see Emeril Lagasse there. Loved the experience.

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  10. Sclinchy

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place, we’ve been there many times now. Very good food and we love the staff. Loud, but otherwise very nice place. Open, high ceilings. The best French fries in NOLA.

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  11. HappyM

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Friend thought the spicy rigatoni was too spicy but otherwise it was really good, good price points, diverse menu where anyone can find something.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is away amazing here, but the service can be hit or miss if you sit at the bar tables

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  13. laurenp

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I went to Meril for my birthday dinner and everything was fabulous! From the drinks to the food, everything was great. The staff was very attentive, which is always a huge plus! The appetizers are a good portion and can be shared amongst the table. The cotton candy and sparkler was such a fun surprise and was truly the cherry on top!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Lauren? was exceptional … she stated confidently that she knew the menu well and would guide us based on our food allergies. The food was amazing. I would definitely recommend and will return when I’m back in New Orleans.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was very attentive and the food was great

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  16. AliceO

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks and appetizers were amazing. The entrees were delicious but not as exciting as the appetizers - specifically in presentation and taste.

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  17. LovinLife

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    In town with 5 business colleagues and tried Meril. Food was delicious. Outstanding. But service was sadly unacceptable. Waited a full 5 minutes before even waters were brought to the table. Drink orders not taken for 15 minutes after arrival. Food did not arrive until nearly one hour after being seated. No one was offered a drink refill or asked for another cocktail or glass of wine. One at our table sent a salad back because the $15 upcharge for the crab she selected was no more than a thimble worth on top of the salad. After that, we were completely ignored. No discount was given, nor were we asked how they could make things better. Disappointed.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but underseasoned. Needed a little salt but didn’t want to ask for it. A little underwhelming but good.

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  19. GerardS

    Tampa

    79 reviews

    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the counter for the first time and totally enjoyed the experience of what was going on in the kitchen. Of course the service and food was terrific!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service: took 90min to receive fries and a burger, but the cocktails were timely and delicious

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  21. lulu1852

    New York City

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very interesting food with very interesting/good flavors.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is incredible only to be topped by the amazing service. Highly recommend this place!

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  23. Jeff

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Originally booked as a party of five and had to increase to 7 at the last minute, but they were able to accommodate easily. Server was very attentive and friendly. Appetizers came out quickly and were delicious. Nice diverse selection of small pate items. I had the crawfish and pork dumplings with brussel sprouts and they were amazing. Meal was a little more expensive than anticipated but likely due to the number of drinks and extras. Great experience overall.

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  24. ShanSP

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rashid/Rasheed & crew were great. The wings were amazing, as always. The fries weren’t that good this time. But, I’ll definitely be back - one of my favorite restaurants.

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  25. EdenV

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been to Meril in 2019 and sat at the bar, and stopped back with family recently while traveling. What a lovely experience! From the hostess, to the server, to the bussing staff…wow! So professional, knowledgeable, and charming to boot! We were just in NOLA overnight and I was SO grateful we were able to eat here. Just as wonderful as I remembered, and my family has a happy memory of eating there now.

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  26. Sheris13

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fun atmosphere and the staff was fun-upbeat and very welcoming. Would definitely go back! Bam to Emeril!

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  27. Milt82

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess rude. Waited more than an hour for two burgers. As a matter of fact the wait staff came to the table to ask if we wanted dessert and we had to tell them we never got our food. Disappointing. This was a Wednesday night. Really?! Second time there. 😳

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wanted to love this place but food was just average. The service was spectacular which is why I’m giving it 4 stars.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent my 65th Birthday with you all. Wonderful food and better service. Looking forward to our next visit to dine again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food over priced. Service not great. Won’t be going back

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  31. ChiquitaM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambience were really good. We had a nice family friendly Easter Lunch.

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  32. Fitz

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Many menu items were not available. We were disappointed that 5 of our orders were not available.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter Brunch was perfect for a large group with kids of varying ages. The food and service met expectations. Reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend.

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  34. FoodieBlake

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Meril for Easter Brunch. The food was cooked we and tasted good, but it was a little overpriced for what was offered. Also, We thought the menu was really random in the offerings. Waitstaff was excelent and really friendly. Overall, we had a great time.

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  35. BrendaL

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe I had my hopes up too high, but we didn’t LOVE much that we ordered. Boudin balls had cheese stuffed in with a sweet pepper sauce on top, the shrimp tacos tasted good, but more batter than shrimp. The Tuna lettuce cups were actually fantastic. Felt the drinks were over priced and while our server was friendly, she wasn’t super attentive. Her assistant did a fabulous job on touching in and filling waters, cleaning plates etc. I actually have Emeril’s banana pie recipe which is AMAZING and we ordered for dessert and they are cutting corners. It calls for vanilla beans in the custard, but that wasn’t the case. It was tasty, but not the true recipe. We were excited to eat at one of Emeril’s restaurants, but might have hyped it up too much in our minds.

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  36. MikeS

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From greeting to serving, all staff were very attentive and food was great. Kitchen is visible and spotless and amazing they can handle so many people looking for a great meal. Thanks!

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  37. KristenR

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Meril on a whim with friends and it was an amazing experience! The staff are attentive and skilled, and the food is amazing! Not a single dish or cocktail (and we tried MANY) disappointed. Definitely recommend!

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  38. JenniferR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The selection of appetizers was wonderful and they arrived quickly!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Beautiful place that has a great feel to it! Really enjoyed being there!

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  40. JohnC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meril was great. Loved the menu, the ambiance, and the staff.

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FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 6220 OpenTable diners.

Meril does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 70 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Meril

424 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Magazine St and Tchoupitoulas St
  • Neighborhood
    Warehouse District
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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