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Meril

4.8
4056 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 4056 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Doug
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in New Orleans. Food as well as the service and ambiance is great every time.

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Erica
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and reasonable prices, fun atmosphere and I would return again soon

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JimH
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. A must. Not our first time. Won't be our last.

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MaryY
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Server was very prompt and attentive. Had good knowledge of dishes. Would definitely go back again

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Chrisnich
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice variety of dishes. Eclectic flavors that are signature emeril.

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vipUrbanLeadership
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fettuccine Nero with blue crab, Calabrian chiles, arugula, and marcona almonds is an entirely different pasta experience, and in the spirit of Food Network, it is one of "The Best Things I Ever Ate." The sparse seating and tables (possibly because of the pandemic), the modern but welcoming decor, and the attention from all employees - from the host station, server, trainers, food delivery, payment, and exit; it was an impeccable dining experience and I would highly recommend Meril to anyone and everyone interested.

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vipSuzieM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiters were attentive and personable. The happy hour was from 5-6. The happy hour selections were reasonably priced, and there were quite a few options. The cosmos were beautiful and tasty. They didn't have the calamari small plate which was disappointing because that is one of my favorites at Meril. They have changed the fried chicken and salad entrée choice; I like the old one much better.
We were seated to the left of the bar in a cozy spot where we could hear one another. Sometimes the main sections of the restaurant are too noisy.

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KelseyC
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised that it didn’t cost more. The service was outstanding. We had two waiters help us and they were both so quick and attentive

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Killahhkass
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good food and great service. Very accommodating.

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vipRichardB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We've been to Meril over a dozen times and have had quality experiences / food every time until this one.
This time, dinner started with their covid plastic guard at hostess station falling onto me before we even got taken to our table.
While it was Valentines Day, with covid protocols the place was in no way overwhelmed patron wise, and our entrees took well over 40 mins to receive post appetizer. My wife's entree was the wrong dish, which was corrected with a replacement 10 mins later after we had shared and finished my entree (our food was just fine as it always is here!).
At no point did anyone from mgmt come check on the issue with the excessive wait or mistake on our food (although a mgr did come by and say hi and make a bit of a joke about the 'issue when we checked in') from when we arrived or apologize (maybe bring a glass of wine or something for the trouble) in any manner.
Again we love Meril and bring people there all the time, but this was an off night to be sure and wasn't handled well at the time.
We'll certainly go back given our positive history, but another off night like this and we might drop Meril in the pecking order of our rotation for in town NOLA dinner spots.

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NolaNative
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a family favorite! Great food, service and festive atmosphere!

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AshtonM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome & so was the service. Meril’s was very energetic with great music! Drinks were great!

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WhitneyG
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lauren was wonderful! She made our dining experience amazing. The food was delicious on top of spectacular service!

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TaraD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent in taste and service!

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vipbernadettep
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day, for brunch. They had a DJ for Mardi Gras which was nice. The brunch menu is very very small. Only 6 things to choose from. I think if they’re going to do brunch it needs to have more of a selection. But overall food was good.

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traceym
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! The last time we were there we had a reservation and they didn’t seat us until about an hour after our reservation time. But this time was perfect!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great! No delay in getting drinks or food. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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VALENTINOG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The sauce on the ribs was overtook the taste of the ribs and kimchi / wAnted to change my meal. Other wise it was very presentable and adécuate place to have a family get together.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great! However our entrees came out well before our starters. It was a bit confusing. Not really sure what happened there. The service was great considering the current environment with COVID. Noise wise it was quite lively and loud as per usual for such a social spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was so energetic and fun that we couldn’t help but have a great time!!! Everything was done in an excellent way from the food to the service. We will definitely go back and recommend Meril to all of our friends.

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Bjeffirs
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Food was tasteless. The atmosphere was fantastic but our waitress was not gonna hear the food was terrible. She barely came to our table once the food came out. Would not recommend.

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vip77dinechicago
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was great. Service was awesome! One of my favs in nola’n

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took our 7 year old daughter there for a pre-Valentine’s Day dinner. It was Fabulous!!! Our waitstaff was great as always. We’ve many many times now and love the food!!!

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Ryan
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour and had a blast. Good deals on vodka drinks and fantastic service. Very cool venue.

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SusanC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the creativity in the menu. Lots of salad choices and healthy choices. Gumbo was delicious.

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Thequeen
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Please bring back the original sauce of the Korean bbq wings.

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vipNarishaJ
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Brunch... the brunch menu is great - the chicken sandwich was on point along with the mimosas served with fresh juices. Enjoyed the DJ playing during brunch, and our server Lauren was excellent! :)

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IrvinW
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

All three of our dishes were very good, would have liked additional grits on shrimp and grits order. Our issue was music played. If this was suppose to be a "Sunday New Orleans Brunch" occasion, play New Orleans Jazz, aka Armstrong, etc, not Club selections. Yes we made a request through our seater-it was ignored. If we want Club music, we will head out to New Orleans nite scene when it reopens.

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JennM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunch experiences ever! And the DJ put it over the top!

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vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
248 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril is always wonderful. Love Sunday brunch. Incredible breakfast flatbread and Nutella crepes.

Service always terrific.

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Lace
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall we had a great experience at Meril's. We celebrated my cousin's 24th birthday. Dave was our server. He was very personable and made our overall experience great. Marcus made sure our long wait didn't unnoticed. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 31st anniversary at Meril. We felt perfectly safe in the outdoor seating area and enjoyed a fabulous meal with attentive and friendly service. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well thought out, and service so warm and inviting. Thank you!

JM
JoeM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GretchenP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server, Texas, was personable, energetic and very knowledgeable of the menu.

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AndreyG
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We been waiting for our order over 1hr,
Nice personal, but someone forgot about us

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Awesome staff!

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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 4.8 stars by 4056 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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