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Meril

4.6
4670 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 4670 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The birthday cotton candy was nice & unique! Ordered the Thai curry & had no seasoning or curry flavor, asked server how spicy is it, he said 6.5, but not spicy at all & tasted watery. Salmon poke bowl was very bland.

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WestLooper
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The servers made great recommendations and were very attentive

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vipReyesparty
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and our server Matt was good. The meatballs were sooo good!

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Eljoy224
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server was outstanding. This was our 2nd time here and it didn’t have the wow factor it had the first time. We had our heart set on the oysters but it wasn’t on the menu. Goat cheese salad with beets was outstanding. Desert was great too. Korean ribs was just ok. I do want to check out Emeril’s other restaurants that may be more upscale.

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viptumm
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. Service was very attentive. Flatbreads were crispy and great. I had special shrimp curry that was delicious. My husband had the swordfish as well.

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vipRichR
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Poor service. Long time to get our food. Overall a vey average experience.

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vipdpiece
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and delicious food. It was a nice surprise when they recognized our anniversary with a sparkling treat!

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JerseyGuy811
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great dinner at Meril. The Korean fried wings were a great starter (snack, as they're called there) and the mushroom gnudi was great, especially with shrimp added. For dessert I had the pecan something something and it was also really good. Portions could be larger but I'll live and our server did let us know that beforehand. Also had two of the cocktail that had mezcal in it and it was delicious.

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DebbieT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Highly recommend!!!

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Roxanna
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very touristy. Food was not memorable, just average. I had the Muffuletta flatbread...was marginal. Pocket bread was delicious,...

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Chleonie
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was not great. Good was

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vipNOLAFoodie
New Orleans
69 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
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 on January 15, 2022
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 on January 14, 2022
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 on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated being able to reserve counter seating.

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vipPhilipC
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril is always good

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vipToups
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! It was great

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vipEasyliving
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
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 on January 12, 2022
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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MarkC
New Orleans
3 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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vipJeffry
New Orleans
40 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!

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 4.6 stars by 4670 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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