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Meril

4.6
4658 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 4658 people are saying
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vipNOLAFoodie
New Orleans
67 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Meril in a couple of years, but we won't wait that long to come back. The food, cocktails and wine were amazing. Try the Korean chicken wings, short ribs and tuna bundles. The burger is also amazing, and we love their fries. I also love the atmosphere. It's so lively and full of energy. the open kitchen was perfect on a cold night here in New Orleans, and who doesn't love champagne, sparklers and cotton candy popping up all over the restaurant for people celebrating anything and everything!!! We had an awesome night!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Meril is upbeat and modern style restaurant. They play up to date music and provide a great experience and ambience. The food is great and is priced reasonably. If you have Bday that show you a great experience with a nice desert treat and deliver it in style.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I expected more! Everything was pretty subpar. The service was good enough but the food didn’t seem fresh and wasn’t flavorful. I had been to Meril in 2018 and had a positive experience, but something has changed. Treat yourself to a meal elsewhere.

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vipPatM
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated being able to reserve counter seating.

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vipPhilipC
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril is always good

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vipToups
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! It was great

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vipEasyliving
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are locals and so fortunate to have this fantastic bistro in our Warehouse District neighborhood. We were greeted and seated in a friendly, professional manner and our wait team of Lana and Kevin were very attentive throughout our meal. Our Manhattan and Prosecco cocktails were great, along with small plate appetizers of Meatballs and Deviled Eggs; the Gumbo, Strawberry Salad, Brussels Sprouts and Fish of the Day were all superb, and complemented nicely with a value priced Terrazas Malbec. We enjoyed a seasonal dessert, a King Cake Tres Leches, a wonderful finish to another outstanding dining experience at Meril. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good, waiting staff was great, dining room was cold.

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DrewC
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable! We had five of our grandchildren... five years old and under and Meril's was very accommodating. The service was great! All of our grandchildren loved their meal...as well as the grownups!!
Thank You!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a bachelors dinner for our best friend. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the ambience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very accommodating! Food incredible, great value overall!

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vipBobRupp
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Really good food.

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MarleneC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I've been there a few times now, but this time was different , I didn't care for the food at all. The waitress was wonferful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and Caleb took care of us. We greatly enjoyed our drinks and food. The Korean Chicken Wings were a favorite and I finished my salad for the first time ever. Matt suggested a tasty mocktail for me and made sure it was replaced as needed. :)

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vipJeff
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A surprise menu and service made for a real pleasure in dining.

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Nola21
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Place was very cold and we complained about it and nothing was done. Ate in my winter coat! So was everyone else in the resturaunt.

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LeonardR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There were some highs and lows in both the service and the food. Don't go expecting an upscale experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance was very nice! The servers were very nice and pleasant as well. Overall I would definitely come back.

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vipTank
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with family and before Saints. meril has become one of our favorite hang out spots for the atmosphere, drinks and of course the food. Try the Korean Chicken Wings on the snack menu amazing!

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vipSueChef
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Meril was out of two cocktails I wanted and an entree. The place was packed and crazy loud. The desserts were sickeningly sweet, looked good but sweet, not flavor prevailed. The menu has changed and their best items are gone. I'll wait til the pandemic is over to eat there again.

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steve
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, great food and service.

KB
KelliB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free menu, waiters are very well educated in gluten allergies!

DK
DonnaK
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pregame for Sugar Bowl! Love the flatbreads! Great service and walkable to the dome

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place w an awesome vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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ErinO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was a fantastic server. The food was spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service but very loud it was hard to hear our conversation at the table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The meal started out well with the melted cheese appetizers. The fish was so overcooked, I was shocked. We asked if they can remake it promptly and the answer was no. Disappointed experience.

JB
JBR19
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In NOLA for Sugar Bowl & wanted to have an Emeril dining experience. Had the richest most flavorful gumbo ever. The gnudi with locally produced mushrooms & delicata squash with truffle ricotta… unbelievable. If more time in town would eat there again for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had reservations and was seated before the time! Food came out very quickly and was delicious! Our server was great and the atmosphere was fun!

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Hans
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Meril was overall a disappointment. Food was average. The mahi-mahi portion was very small. Collard greens over cooked. Korean ribs over salted. I was looking forward to an Emeril restaurant. So, disappointed.

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vipkatieb
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Meril is always a fan favorite and when I had to pick a spot to have a birthday dinner it was top on my list. You can't go wrong here!

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NaomiA
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were awesome. The staff was attentive the food delicious and unique. It was our anniversary and they made us feel special

GL
GinaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family celebration- we tried many of the dishes (shared family style). Lana & Caleb were excellent- catered to all of our requests and the food was perfect! Can’t wait to go back!

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PatrickP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outstanding food and service. The absolute best experience I have had in a while. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I absolutely loved everything about our experience. The food and service were amazing!

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vipTedW
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tuna wraps and the “surprise” for our anniversary was super!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food

MC
MargeC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fish special was delicious and the atmosphere was enjoyable. Definitely would revisit.

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AnnG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They forgot my nieces food order so that was a bit of a bummer and it took a while to make it after the fact. Also when they brought out my daughters dessert she didn’t get the fanfare other birthday recipients got. It was quite lackluster and I believe it was because the kitchen was closing and the servers were ready to get out of there.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Meril using the Order Online button. Meril also offers delivery in partnership with Unknown. Meril also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 526-3745.

Meril is rated 4.6 stars by 4658 OpenTable diners.

Meril does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://emerilstore.com.

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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