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Meril

4.7
4014 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 4014 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Awesome staff!

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vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
245 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful brunch at Meril.

. The duck hash was delicious and the eggs Benedict was amazing. Love the French press coffee. Service is always terrific.

JA
JoAnn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! The ambiance was fun, energetic, and definitely fitting for a night out. Everything we ordered did not disappoint- I could go on and on about each food but I'll save that for my yelp review haha. My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary, and it was so nice to be surprised with their signature sparkler + cotton candy at the end of our date.

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GeeLo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We had the trout dip as an appetizer and it was so good I considered ordering it to go the next day!! For our entrees we order the garlic crusted drum on the specials for the day that was served on top of crab, roasted potatoes and vegetables then drizzled with a scrumptious sauce and the “Fryday” whole fish selection. Our wine pairing was also a great selection. This has been one of the best dining experiences I’ve had during the past year with all of the COVID restrictions and limitations. I felt safe upon entering seeing the signs requiring masks upon entry, tables spaced well apart and once seated reinforcing the need to mask up whenever we departed from our table. I look forward to dining here again!

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PatR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were very good. Everything I anticipated. The noise level in the restaurant was so loud it was giving my husband a headache so we were unable to stay for dessert. He wears hearing aids and the noise bouncing around the room made it impossible for him to enjoy the experience, even after turning them off. The Hostess acknowledged it was a problem and was truly sorry. We had deviled eggs as an appetizer. My husband had a fried shrimp dish and I had a fettuccini dish with crab meat. It was amazing! Perhaps after the Covid restrictions are eased they will be able to have more patrons to absorb the sound. I still recommend the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress we had was super friendly and nice! Food was delicious and they had a treat for the birthday boy

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Saints Game Brunch

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ChristyC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience overall. You could tell from the constant 'sparklers & pink cotton candy' desert dish being served that the majority of folks went to Meril's for a birthday celebration. The crowd was diverse, but the majority seemed to be locals from the number of kiddos, teenagers and entire families present. The servers were outstanding and the ambience was a 10. A little pricey, but well worth it to have a fine dining experience outside of the crush of the French Quarter.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very nice however seemed a little rushed.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks, and service. Would highly recommend!

RB
vipRuthB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always.

BK
vipBarryK
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

PB
PaisleyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril is the best place for a quiet, intimate dinner. The menu is extensive, but not overwhelming. Service and staff is always on point and attentive. 10/10 would recommend.

BB
vipBonnieB
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was kind and friendly

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Kala
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The half of roasted chicken w/ au jus is just a little bit to much au jus. Maybe a half a cup of au jus

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viplexxrex
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lunch before Saints game. Great time. Always try to come there.
Front and back house does a great job. Will be back.

BM
vipBradleyM
Sonora
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual dining with impeccable service and delicious food. One of my staples for bringing out-of-towners for a business/personal lunch or dinner!

SR
SteveR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service

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Gidget
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun late night spot. Not a huge menu selection, but intersting items. They do a food job with the birthday dessert. Would recommended for dining with friends or a casual date.

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food! We ordered mostly apps and they were all delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Played GREAT Music !

RB
vipRuthB
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great.

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WIlliamD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Service was superb. Since experience was during COVID restrictions it is difficult to have any sense of normal ambience and noise level.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding! The building was uncomfortably cold. Difficult to relax and enjoy when we were both cold.

AD
ArtDucko
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual

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smudge
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our meal Sunday night. We were celebrating our son's 27th birthday. We had a nice table in the corner which made it a little more "private." And the birthday candle /cotton candy were great! Our server was very nice and personable and the young lady serving drinks was especially nice and friendly. (I'm sorry I don't remember names)

We will definitely be back!

JD
JeanD
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant away from the Bourbon Street area so we could have a quiet, relaxing dinner. We found exactly that at Meril. The food and drinks were excellent, as was the service. We would definitely go back and highly recommend. Possibly the best meal of our entire trip to New Orleans.

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ReneeO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was helpful and friendly. Very accommodating. I had Mushroom Maggie's Farm pasta - delicous! Just wish the portion was a little bit bigger. The Korean shortribs were also delicious!

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ScottJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique place to celebrate a birthday with their sparkler/cotton candy board delivered to your table! Service was superb! Menu had an interesting selection from fancy to ordinary. Great wine/cocktail selections. Just an all around fun experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s dinner. Last minute plans of course. At 3pm e decided to eat out. They had a spot. Service was excellent. The BEST MEATBALL I’VE EVER HAD. seriously I could’ve just eaten a bowl of those. Hubby’s steak au poivre was tender and flavorful. I had a salad and the meatballs. You didn’t need a sale or pepper shaker. The only thing we weren’t super impressed with were the deviled eggs. We couldn’t taste any devil in ‘em. But they were beautiful.

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coffeegirl
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had made the reservation for Meril's for NYE a couple of weeks in advance of our dinner. However, we were sat at the very back of the restaurant next to one of the kitchen doors (not in use). While it was somewhat entertaining to see the kitchen in full swing, it did take away from the lovely, sophisticated part of the restaurant. Our server was tremendous and even quietly and without any fanfare brought my husband some soda water and a napkin after she observed him trying to wipe chocolate from his shirt. Also, my husband had to send back his steak, which was ordered medium rare and delivered to our table medium to medium well ... there was almost no pink left it in. They did remake it without hesitation but it was now delivered rare. I was also VERY sad that they did not offer Banana Cream Pie :(
The restaurant is lovely and my food was simply divine, which was Black Bass and Brussels Sprouts.

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vip70119
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and pretty festive considering we're in the middle of a pandemic. We were at a bar table, so it wasn't ideal, but it was a hell of a lot more fun than watching Guy Lombardo......

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vipSallyM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Meril nearly every time we visit New Orleans! Always delicious and so much fun! One of my favorites!

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WhitneyW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril was AMAZING!!! Started with oysters and had the mushroom gnudi as an entree. One of my favorite meals of all time! And the service was impeccable! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. They really make you feel at home.

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vipLAB28
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food! Always the best small plates. Hard to hear our waitress with noise and mask.

TG
TreyG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was fine, nothing special. Our waitress gave us great recommendations, nothing wowed us though. The food sounded more inventive than it actually was. Mostly small plates. We would go back but aren’t in a hurry to.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food. Poor service.

MN
MikeN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow service .. wasn’t that impressed

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Rick
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Korean wings are excellent along with the upside down cornbread.

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Sherry
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! The salted caramel ice cream 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 4014 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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