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Meril

4.7
4424 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in the Warehouse District, Meril is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s newest concept and fourth 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 Lagasse’s favorite dishes that he loves to eat, featuring everything from Fish Tacos to Korean Chicken Wings to Fettuccine Nero. Lagasse brings his expertise and distinguished hospitality to Meril, creating a deliciously spirited dining experience.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4424 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JimD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, honestly best I've had in New Orleans.

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Pandamom
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really excited about the fried chicken special but found the $40 to be a little steep for just chicken. Nonetheless, ordered 2 for the table because i really talked up the restaurant and kids were excited to eat fried chicken. Nice, crispy and flavorful. Potatoe salad was also very good. I did have to return a thigh because it was bloody :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Definitely a favorite

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard good things about the place which two different friends recommended. Thought the menu would please the entire family. It did! Drinks and appetizers came out quickly. We had a little bit of a wait for the entrees to come to the table and mine was not super hot so that was disappointing. All five of us enjoyed our choices from the pineapple upside down cornbread to the bbq short ribs and chicken and waffles.

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AnnB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This a GREAT place to celebrate birthdays and special events with those you love. The menu serves delicious food but not a large selection. If you have a persnickety guest, be and wise and have them check the menu beforehand. I found the noise level too high to hold a conversation with anyone across the table.

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CrystalM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so excited to try one of Emeril's restaurants. I am thrilled we chose Meril's to celebrate my 38th birthday. The ambiance, staff, food, drinks... EXCEPTIONAL! I can't wait to go back! Please add crab cakes to the menu. See y'all soon!

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vipMeril
New Orleans
85 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Meril and have been since it reopened following the Pandemic. But last night the value just wasn't what it has been in the past. Small portions for the price, particularly the daily lamb chop special. Don't expect to share the pineapple upside down cornbread with more than 2 people for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family time before kids leave for college. Amazing food and service

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DonnaM
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. There was a team of people waiting on us which made our visit to the restaurant pleasant. The lamb chops were extremely tender, the best I have ever tasted. Our small plates of trout deviled eggs with caviar, spinach and artichoke flatbread, and Korean BBQ wings were delicious. The coconut rum punch had just the right amount of fruitiness and not too sweet. The wine choices were very good and there were plenty of reasonably priced choices.
Our party of four was very impressed and we will return again the next time we visit NOLA.

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Tkbird1421
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My husband and I went to Meril during the Coolinary event. Everything tasted good but the portions were small. We left hungry and made food when we got home. Our servers were prompt with filling waters and clearing plates but seemed disengaged. I can buy a weeks worth of groceries and alcohol for what I spent on one meal.

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RichG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent. I would definitely return when I'm in New Orleans again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! I went for my blueberry dinner and was so pleased with the service, as well as the ambience!

DM
DawnM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Meril. Excellent dinner for four ppl. We ordered devil eggs and octopus for appetizers, main course - burger, chicken, and pasta special...all outstanding and well seasoned. We ended the night with key lime tart, ice cream and a salt iron skillet cookie and ice cream. excellent service.

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GraceD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Per usual! We sat at the kitchen bar and it was an amazing experience.

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SusanH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Highly recommend. Baked Oysters and Baked cheese with capanota were my favorites. Husband had Swordfish, said it was perfect. Fish taco was okay. Not great, get something else. Happy Hour Old Fashions did not disappoint! :) And our server, Lauren, was fantastic.

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imanim
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always friendly and attentive. Food is delicious!

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RASH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a fun setting and great service by the staff!

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vipMandavegas
New Orleans
56 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Food and drinks are very good. Enjoyed the whole experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit. Food was excellent,,,loved the oysters. Service staff great. Best dinner we had this whole week.

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JENC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hospitality of the staff was on point. Everyone gave a welcoming greeting. Our server Sadiki was helpful to us when we needed suggestions for our meal as tourists. I came for my birthday dinner and I enjoyed everything we ate.
There was something special about that cotton candy. I want their secret.

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fromthesea
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Definitely want to return abs try more.

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vip77dinechicago
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the wise guy pizza

MB
MrsBML
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Although the state mask mandate has been lifted, Meril required us to wear one while we waited in the empty restaurant for them to very slowly set our table. Once we were sat directly behind the host stan we were allowed to remove it. Seems very silly to have us wear one when we all rode together and work together and there were no other patrons in the building. I didn't even have to put it on when I was leaving the building. I won't be returning until they acknowledge masks should be optional to the human being.

DB
DaezhaB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have long anticipated dining at Meril. Unfortunately, it was not like I expected at all. The baked cheese appetizer was decent and my friends seemed to enjoy the Korean wings they ordered as a starter. My entree, however, was not good. I had the half chicken under a brick and it was "meh". I tried a little piece of my friend's "Wise Guy" flatbread and it was good.

My bit of satisfaction came from the lushie. If you choose to go here, definitely get one (or two). As for the food, I have no solid recommendation because most of it was subpar.

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MeredithE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific and our waiter was amazing! The mask requirement was annoying, however. The mayor is not requiring it by law.

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CatherineG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthdays are the best at Meril!

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merils had delicious food, impeccable service, and a comfortable environment. This restaurant did a fabulous job of reflecting the values and qualities of Emeril Lagasse himself: refined comfort food surrounded by good company in a beautiful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a few times and I’ll definitely be back. The food, service, ambiance, and music were all on point.

RB
RavenhB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place was nice and food was good but from Emeril I expected a little more. The portions are just tiny .

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AngelaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very professional service. Nice atmosphere with open kitchen.

LG
LisaG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well we are there three times in two days. That should say something!!!! Truly outstanding experience from stepping in the door the first time to the very last bite of Banana Creme Pie! The entire staff made us feel so special, the food was excellent…again we went three times in two days. On top of the excellent food and service, the pricing was very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaleb the server was excellent. Food was great. Going back on Wednesday for the bbq shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great, the music was excellent, the service has room for improvement, but overall it was an awesome experience. I’ll definitely be back!

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whole experience was really good. Booked for a table of 6 about 2 hrs prior to reservation time. They got us right in, food was excellent. Watched the end of the nba finals game in the bar right after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, environment, and service! Will definitely be back!!

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vipMalH
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

WOW! Didn't really know what to expect, but Meril was pretty perfect. They managed to pull off a very come as you are atmosphere with fine-dining food and service. It feels light and fun yet the dishes are seriously creative and delicious. Really enjoyed our experience!

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32408
Tallahassee
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal from an Emeril restaurant

LG
LisaG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is OMG!!!! Amazing from beginning to end!!! They made our anniversary so special for us. The food was outstanding. The appetizer was AMAZING! Dinner was AMAZING! And the reason we went, Banana Cream Pie!!!! I have died and gone to food heaven! Thank you Chef Bergon and staff. Truly the best meal ever!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic for a moms night out!

AF
AimeeF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and service was fabulous! The drinks were yummy too!!

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 4.7 stars by 4424 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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