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Meril

4.7
4310 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 4310 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GavinB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Food was great I did not get enough to eat we left Hungary.

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Desippointed
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super! Waiter was terrific. Food and drink were great. General Manager gave us a lot of personal attention. We loved every second of our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Had the Sunday specials Fried Chicken meal and Banana cream pie.

MP
vipMarthaP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first class and delicious !

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MarcyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere and food was freaking amazing! Marcus took us on a food journey and the experience was splendid.

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MichelleR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been several times for dinner but this was our 1st time for brunch and it was just as wonderful. The service was outstanding and every dish we tried was better than the next. We will definitely be back for brunch again.

JB
JacendaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant isn’t stuffy but very nice, we lucked out to sit near the open kitchen where the chefs were laughing. The food was phenomenal and perfectly cooked. Such a great experience to have with my son.

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Lcfh
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have eaten at Meril before and this night was not at all like the other times. It took a long time for our waiter to begin our evening. Our food was okay. The ribs had bones difficult to maneuver when dining with old friends. Our friends ordered the pasta to go along with the Mahi Mahi and said that the pasta dish was not at all up to Meril’s standards. The Mahi Mahi was okay but very unexpected to be sitting on basically refried black beans with a bunch of crispy skinny tortilla strips that look like something you get on a fast food dish. Our flatbread was okay and the desserts were okay, but nothing stood out as an oh wow. Maybe just an off night for them.

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vipRyanC
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter was nonexistent. Luckily his helper Rasheed saved the day.

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Jessica
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice meal and drinks.

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BrandiR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food made perfect by the impeccable service! We dined with two children ages 10 and 2 who were treated like royalty by the staff. From start to finish, our entire meal was delicious, our kids were happy and our impromptu anniversary celebration was so much better than we had planned. Do not skip the banana cream pie!!!

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GloriaB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Foo was cold . The steak was dry . Over all food was not good at all .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The baked oysters excellent. The meatballs sauce extremely salty. Whole baked fish excellent. The other two fish dishes were excessively salty also

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FoodIsMyFave
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the staff was quick and courteous. If you go, get the pineapple upside down cornbread! It is spectacular!

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AshG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service, food, and overall restaurant experience I’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing celebration dinner for my son’s birthday. Service was impeccable, the food was amazing, and the special birthday treat provided by the restaurant was a showstopper! Highly recommend.

TB
TanyaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s Retirement

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KenMona
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great, good was delicious, and overall great date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was delicious. Had ribs and spaghetti and meatballs. Tropical lushie was yum.
Side note… we weren’t celebrating a birthday but 2 people at tables around us were… brought them cotton candy with a super cool sparkler to celebrate!

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JoeL
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All good. Great selection of everything. Good time. Great cocktails.

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VickyB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful being back in Nola and felt very welcomed by the staff. Can’t wait until Emeril’s other restaurants reopen. We’ll be back a heartbeat.

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LovesToEat
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great, not to pricey snd portions were perfect. Everything was ala carte. There wasn’t a small side salad to pair with my pasta that wasn’t under $12. Wine was over priced. Paid $10 a glass for a bottle retail price of $9.99. Worse part was the noise level. You practically had to yell to be heard at your table.

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McKayJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Dinner for 5 turned into an almost 3 hr dinner with a 1 hr wait between appetizers and entrees with little to no communication from wait staff. My entree was lukewarm by the time it came to the table. Just took way too long

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vipMike
New Orleans
96 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Sunday special, which was a lot of food. The server offered that the two of use share it because of the amount. However, my dining partner and I are local; so, we could take the excess home with us. I had some of the leftovers the next day and they were just at good. I appreciated the server's suggestion. If we were visiting, it would have a waste to have so much food that we wouldn't be able to store in our hotel. The cocktails were especially tasty too!

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BrittneyJames17
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and we come here a lot. Service is always perfect. Shout out to Lana she was awesome last night.

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Bruncher
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril was awesome! We were there for Sunday brunch and it was great. The menu had many good choices for both food and beverages. The service was wonderful- the team took excellent care of us, just attentive enough. We can’t say enough about the food, good sized portions and excellent quality. We’ll be going back very soon.

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MichaelF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food portions were small…..too small.
I wasn’t overwhelmed with the food and that is why I have such a low review.
I’d try other restaurants in New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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vipNolabubbe
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It was so noisy we couldn’t hear each other at our table. We went at 5:00 thinking it was early and it wouldn’t be to loud. Wrong!

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BarbiH
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service! We were even lucky enough to sit at a table next to Emeril himself!!

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vipCaliGirl
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delicious meal and a great experience. The service was fast and on top of everything. The noise was a bit loud, like it was completely hard to hear one another but there was so many celebrations happening on this night, it was understandable.

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Cgclaw
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In New Orleans for my wife's bday and we were following Emeril's YouTube recommendations. And guess who was sitting next to us. The Man himself. He was gracious and spoke to us. The meal was great. Best gumbo ever. Banana cream pie was amazing. Don't miss Meril.

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SCC3725
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall, good food. Portions were small for the price and we felt like we needed to eat and get out. There are much better quality local spots near there.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food portions where ridiculous- food was awful-
Never go again- should have gone to Coquette!

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hammy
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always impeccable service and wonderful staff.

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vipTigeretta
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sharing appetizers, small plates and sides! The craft cocktails are great too!

DH
vipDomHank
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It's impressive that E.L. continues to make excellent large-scale restaurants that still make dining out an incredible experience! The food was top-notch. The service was spot-on and friendly, and the prices were fair. Bravo!

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yummm
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were wonderful and we loved the music !

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LeeK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, service, food, and drink. Pretend it’s your birthday for the cotton candy.

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AshleyW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I still think about the Melted Brie appetizer served in a cast iron skillet and the Chicken cooked under a brick. It was so juicy and tender and welcomed after lots of walking around NOLA that day. I've seen Emeril make that chicken on his tv show and loved tasting it in person. The area around the restaurant is my new favorite part of the city.

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 4310 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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