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Meril

4.7
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3918 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 3918 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MikeE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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,

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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!

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

Food and atmosphere was fantastic! Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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vipElizabethC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic like always!!!!!! My pasta was to die for.

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LizzieP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were fantastic and very knowledgable about the menu with dietary restrictions.

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JolieS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! The food was impeccable. Great experience overall!

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AngelleG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect every time.

DM
DavidM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Need some lighting or way to see the menu outside.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It was my daughters birthday. The chocolate molten peanut butter cake did not taste well or fresh. Two of us had the ribs. They were not good. I could have made easily. Simply baked in the oven and jar bbq sauce slapped on the top. My experiences with Meril before COVID were amazing. This time it was not good. My children had the flatbread pizza which did not have much cheese and sauce on it. It was a little dry. Maybe I just like my cooking better now since I’ve done a lot of it. My husband is an ex-cook at The Palace back in the day. Maybe I am a little judgmental but for an Emerald restaurant it was not good. Love Destin’s Coastal Italian and Dominica. The pasta with blue crab ...that’s amazing. Sorry I can’t review better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to watch the Saints Game!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
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 on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great food

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JACKR
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
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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Sunbeam
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious. The corn was the best that I have had in my whole life.

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JadeT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a great spot hit a bday dinner enthusiastic

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vipWeedie
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
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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DonaldD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great!

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BrendaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
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.

JD
JulieD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
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 on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!!!

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RandyW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Bday dinner was great.

FAQs

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

Meril is rated 4.7 stars by 3918 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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