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Meril

4.7
3938 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. 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
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 3938 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BHast
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Sunday brunch with Saints game on, great specials!

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JamieR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been talking up this restaurant for a while to my husband. Meril's definitely did not disappoint. Cocktails were perfect and the food was delicious. Service was spot on! Social distancing was maintained throughout. Can't wait to come back!!!

SB
SusanB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Most of the food was outstanding, the pasta left a bit to be desired, not much flavor, not much crab. It’s fairly loud inside even though they have some curtains to absorb sound. The service was fantastic! I’d definitely again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was delightful. Beautiful evening!

DD
vipDuaineD
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A great place for a casual evening. Glad to see it reopened. Our server does a great jog and the food is excellent.

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vipWolffkyle
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great ! One of New Orleans finest !

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BernardN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, service, personnel was truly wonderful as we celebrated our engagement. They and patrons at the restaurant celebrated us. It was truly an awesome night and as usual an awesome evening at a restaurant that is fast becoming a favorite.

DM
vipDavidM
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saints Pregame lunch. Highly recommended as usual.

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NedN
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and outstanding service! And we loved the decor!

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vipBillr
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best I have had in New Orleans and I've been coming there for years. I don't know how I missed it for the last 4 years. Had the gumbo, roasted oysters and flounder. My wife and I really enjoyed the experience even in this difficult time.

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ASHfoodie
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service.

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Samuel
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first time eating here and it was very nice.

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vipElmill
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The servers were friendly. Good and drinks were delicious. Music was great! Love it!

JC
vipJohnC
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Everything Ms “Key”suggested was presented with style and tasted perfect. From the potato salad to the oysters to the banana pie, not a morsel left behind. Thanks so much Meril’s!

MC
vipMarkellC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful as always. I LOVE Texas and Lisa was also great BUT no one is better than TEXAS!

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Angelaluvsgr8food
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Hits, Misses and Passes! Worked through 8 menu items. Hits were the drinks, octopus salad (fresh, good flavors, incredible olive oil) and gnudi with butternut squash, mushrooms and sage (incredible mushrooms with butternut squash and sage as the back notes). I was expecting stronger butternut squash and sage but was very pleased. Misses were the Korean beef & kimchi (not tender until we cooked leftovers more at home, potato kimchi was underwhelming) and lobster ramen (soft egg was over cooked, broth was great but not enough quantity). Pass on desserts- salted caramel ice cream with cookie was too salty with little caramel flavor, key lime pie was bland and served too cold, banana cream pie was just OK and was served at wrong temperature for flavors to pop.

KH
KeithH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have to say I was underwhelmed. Portion sizes for dinner pasta dishes were about lunch size portions, and you get NOTHING else with them. I had the ribs that the waitress described as "fall of the bone tender." They were fairly tough actually, and the overall flavor left me saying, "Meh..." The banana cream pie for dessert was delicious, however.

I had eaten at NOLA about 10 years ago (the last time I was in New Orleans), and I remembered it fondly. I had hoped this would live up to that experience. Sadly, it did not, and NOLA was closed.

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SusieS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our Coolinary Encore dinner at Meril. The servers were attentive, and the food was delicious. We didn't feel rushed and felt as if we could enjoy the evening together.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I always go to Meril. Service is pleasant. Drinks are good. Food is cool, depending on what you get.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic we had two waiters loved one of them which I guess was a helper wasn’t very fond of the main waitress

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The food and service is always excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere is very laid back and welcoming. I enjoyed sides they were prepared to perfection and the old fashioned had a unique blend of bourbon and rye.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and atmosphere was cool. Would definitely recommend Meril’s. :)

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MikeE
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I expected for from the food. Ordered the Moules & Frites. 30% did not open. One of the salt cooked shrimp was still bloody inside,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, would return over and over. Food was amazing, service was impeccable.

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LaurieF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting and it was a Great Experience!!! We went for my daughters birthday and the staff made her feel so special! Highly recommend.

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vipLandakim
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent! Took our daughter and granddaughter and had a WONDERFUL experience! Expected to be outside dining and we were inside otherwise a PERFECT night!!!!

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KristinaS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I miss the original menu but the food is always good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere was fantastic! Will be back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great atmosphere and great for a big group or just a date, either one you will enjoy the food and the drinks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Only complaint was that the steak au poivre was “market price”. Market price turned out to be $60 which seemed excessive.

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KellyL
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was mediocre

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hammy
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food selections as always from Emeril's establishments.

JB
JennyB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ultimately chose Meril because it was a friend’s 30th bday week and after so many rescheduled issues with cruise canceled, beach trip moved due to hurricanes and car break down, I was hoping the cotton candy would cheer her up a little since we could no longer walk around the quarter for her first time to nola (wind and rain from Delta.) Apparently since we didn’t lie and say it was her actual bday there is no cotton candy. Just one more thing gone wrong. Too bad, was going to post all over. This was my third time at Meril, food was good but won’t go out of my way to go again.

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vipLSiriB
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was good as usual.

MC
MarthaC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and unique - loved all the mixed drinks and Malbec I ordered!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Server was very pleasant and food was delicious!

KK
vipKKNOLA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Meril's always has the best service. Food is consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Molten cake was AMAZING!!!

FAQs

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

Meril is rated 4.7 stars by 3938 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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