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Meril

4.7
4526 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 4526 people are saying
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vipPatF1025
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - wonderful environment. Maybe Emeril’s only restaurant only in NOLA right now. Don’t miss it.

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vipKrNI
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a must stop when in town! Would love to have the chicken/waffle with red beans & rice back on the menu. That chicken is by far the best chicken I have had!

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vipFinediners
New Orleans
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always great. Most of the menu is small plates designed to share or order several of. There is a diverse selection and all is really good

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
112 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The choices were good, but way overpriced. Waiters could definitely be more attentive.

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vipMandavegas
New Orleans
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. A lot of choices

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RacheleD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Great service. Wonderful ambiance. I thought the portions were generous. EJ’s ribs were absolutely spectacular. Our entire party praised the meal. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and Allan were amazing servers

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first night ever in New Orleans and we sure picked the right place to eat. Ambiance was lively, not a bad thing on the menu and nothing we wouldn’t order twice again, and an attentive and kind wait staff, and especially our server, Lauren, who really made our night by warmly welcoming us to her city! Can’t wait to return!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Meril. Food is amazing and service is fantastic

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ThisIsWhyImFat
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our server was fantastic... can't say enough about this awesome experience! I work nearby and will certainly be back again and again.

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RoxanneT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary. Without asking, the waiter celebrated it with a special surprise. Great service

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JODIS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second visit to your restaurant and it was just as great as I remembered it. The food is top notch, the atmosphere is fun and the service is great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great as always!

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vipJIMBO
San Francisco
177 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Meril has become WAY too loud, it’s like going to a meal in a club. Don’t remember it being that way the first few times I ate there. Could not even hear our waiter and could barely hear my dining companions.

Value - Prices seem quite high for the portion sizes. $40+ for what was probably 5oz. of ribeye and fries? C’mon man!

Food - There was not a single course - out of 7 - that absolutely hit the mark. Well, maybe the pocket bread.

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vipRickdines
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect spot for dinner and drinks along way to Smoothie King for concert. Service is great, Dave at the bar did great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, the food was amazing, so delicious. Our server was friendly, professional and incredibly helpful. For us, dining out can be somewhat stressful, my daughter has a severe egg allergy. They went above and beyond. They made safe suggestions for her, took her preferences into account and then double checked with the kitchen. The only issue my daughter had was her eyes were bigger than her stomach. Our waitress even surprised her with a safe dessert!

The ambiance is lovely, the cocktails superb, they take wonderful care of their guests with or without allergies and the food….the food was everything you’d want and expect from an Emeril’s restaurant! Thank you!

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Carnivore
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service were great and the food excellent and reasonably priced. Rashid and Chris served us and took great care of us.

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HeatherK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! This place is an EXPERIENCE, from the cool music quietly playing in the background to the super fun servers to the variety of seating (the counter is awesome because you can watch all the food being made), to the food & drink choices. Love it, love it, love it!

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CherylS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything about the experience was enjoyable, with the exception of the noice level. It was too loud to have a normal dinner conversation. Something needs to be done about the acoustics. We asked to be set outside, even though it was a bit to hot and humid.

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JanD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. My daughter has celiac and they brought a menu of what is GF for her to eat. Will definitely go back!

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KristyA
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt & Tony were great. Matt’s recommendations were fantastic.

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susanjn
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, shared food dining experience. A Saints fan restaurant with great service and food.

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CraigD
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The menu is limited but as with any Emerill restaurant, the food was fresh and flavorful. I think Meril is probably exactly what it was intended to be, a restaurant that hits the common flavors and interests of many. My biggest issue was the price paid. For a flatbread with a little meat and cheese I paid $18. For about 8 oz of Gumbo I paid $9. So it wasn't out of control but it is a bit high priced for the limited amount of food you get. My wife ordered an appetizer of "tuna bundles" and an omlet with crab added. To drink she had a Diet Coke and I had water. Total with 20% tip was $105.00, and I walked out of there a little hungry.

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RandallS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Your buying the name a lot of better restaurants in the area! Food was not mind blowing unfortunately !

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always!

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vipChad
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good and service were excellent. The host was mysteriously cold and almost rude. However, the waitress more than made up for the warm friendly atmosphere and the food was amazing!

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vipDawnM
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A local favorite, always excellent food and excellent service. We enjoy this as one of of favorites when we visit NOLA

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StevieT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Meril for our anniversary dinner. Matt our waiter was excellent, paid attention to us and made sure we didn’t want for anything. We ordered gumbo and cheese skillet as appetizers and Greek salad and Trout for dinner. Everything was prepared as described and tasted wonderful. I would recommend Meril for dinner.

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Lisac
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night out with friends celebrating a birthday

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Chrissy
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril's is amazing!!! Food is fantastic, atmosphere is great and our waiter was awesome also!!!!

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the servers young, energetic, and personable, and the atmosphere fun. Highly recommend Meril!

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AFdez
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service! Would definitely return

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KellieG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great place to go for a family birthday

JM
vipJoeM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with a buddy I hadn’t seen in about 5 years

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AlNHeather
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food (steak frites, meatballs and Mexican corn), dessert and atmosphere (they celebrated our anniversary w cotton candy and sparkler) very much. The only thing that surpassed them was the staff: extremely attentive and engaging. From the moment we walked in the door until we left, we felt genuinely appreciated.

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StaciS
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by everyone who worked there. Awesome food. Would definitely go back.

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viplkemp
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday supper

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Ran out of many menu items
Manager could care less
Awful experience as 6 people had to switch main menu items or appetizers as they ran out
Really unacceptable

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vipPhilB
New York Area
176 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We took a group of 8 friends to Meril for our last night in NOLA. It was my 4th or 5th time there over the years. One of the negatives to guaranteed % tip for large groups is that they often ghost you and this somewhat happened. We waited significant amounts of time to order our apps and entrees and waits between were large. They were also out of about 10 things on the menu, but post-Ida we understand about this happening. As usual, what food we did have was great, especially the gumbo.

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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 4.7 stars by 4526 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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