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Meril

4.6
4326 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 4326 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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foodie
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Excellent appetizers. Service was pleasant but they were always confused. Missed one meal until they were reminded and then they found it. Later they brought extra appetizer and subsequently admitted that they brought it to the wrong table. Very noisy. Could not talk with a table of six

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AaronY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than I even hoped for. We are at many excellent restaurants in NOLA. This was the last dinner of our trip and it was the perfect way to cap off a fun birthday week in The Big Easy.

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Lizzie
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere & Emeril Lagasse is to be commended on hiring the most attentive, friendly, efficient staff we have seen in a very long time. We try different Emeril restaurants when we travel and Meril’s did not disappoint. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a wonderful dining experience with a creative menu- something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! Food was delicious, especially dessert.

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jennm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I have been to Meril several times, but this was my first time since before Covid and wow what a difference. The food was ok, the service terrible & the prices were crazy! I’m so sad & disappointed as this used to be such a great spot.

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CarolK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! We will definitely be going back when we’re in New Orleans.

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vipNola4luv
New Orleans
86 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service have really stepped up from our last visit. Meril’s you s our “go to” for friends from out of town because it’s such a nice introduction to the food and restaurants downtown.
Our last visit wasn’t as much fun so we were DELIGHTED that this visit was such a success!

JR
JamieR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I ordered the lamp chops, the special on Saturday night. They were out, which is totally understandable especially since our reservation was later than normal. I got the ribeye instead and asked for medium. Even though the flavor of the steak was delicious, it was cooked to more of a well done. Everything else was on par with what we have come to expect from Meril's...still our favorite!

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LakishaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant and will be dinning there again!!!

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MarkH
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Lauren, was fabulous and attentive as usual.

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vipSg620
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome birthday dinner. Cotton candy was a treat!

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AM16
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great but the food was not. The chicken dish was the chicken only for $25. Hardly any meat.
The iced tea tasted like fountain Brisk iced tea.
Dessert wasn’t anything to write home about.

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MarkW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the counter. View of kitchen. Excellent pizzza bread, Korean chicken appetizers. Main dish was excellent chicken pressed with garlic. Overall very nice venue, wait staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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vipKatyR
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! A must dine while in New Orleans!

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GavinB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

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

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Desippointed
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMarthaP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first class and delicious !

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MarcyB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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.

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JacendaB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was good but not great

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Lcfh
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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

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Jessica
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice meal and drinks.

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BrandiR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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.

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TanyaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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KenMona
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
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.

LT
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
97 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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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 4326 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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