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Meril

4.7
4236 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 4236 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKyleM
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This had to be one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Our entire group was in awe of the phenomenal service and food. Definitely make sure to do family style and order multiple items for the table to all enjoy. The flatbreads are ridiculous! I think we had every Snack and Side - some we ordered a second serving. LOL!
Take time and enjoy your dining experience at Meril. You will not be disappointed!

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RDSQRL
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Don’t miss. Brick Chicken a wonderful entree.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Delicious food and fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great experience - amazing food and wine was great! Bathrooms were super clean. Will definitely return here again!

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LorrieL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. We will definitely be back.

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SophiaI
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal. The service was great. They gave us a free sparkler which made the night. Everything we ordered was amazing. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril came highly recommended by a friend of mine who lives in New Orleans. Dining in New Orleans is always a treat, but we wanted to go where the natives go to ensure we had the best experience. This restaurant was incredible, from the service as soon as we walked in, to the special drinks on the menu, the appetizer of deviled eggs was delicious, the flavors of the chicken salad really took a rather simple dish to the next level and my husband cleaned his plate of fish of the day! Make reservations and secure your dining here!

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TreniceH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic from the food to the service!

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VickyW
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril is great and casual and a new twist on what we typically find at Emerils restaurants. We loved it!

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vipGerardS
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was ok, nothing to write home about. French fries came out cold. Cheese for dipping sourdough is Brie ???
Misleading

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AnnD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was fabulous. We did almost all drinks and food off the specials menu and I would do that again in a heartbeat.

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ShannonB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ugh so annoyed!!!! Went on Paella Night and they were OUT of Paella! Came all the way across town for nothing. Stayed and ate food was overall good just was not what I wanted. If you are going to have a themed night you should insure that you can make it through the day. They were also out of about 5 other items on their menu.

Sound level was outrageous....this coupled with the masks made it virtually impossible to hear the waiter or for him to hear us. Spent the night pointing and making big gestures.

I would recommend but not to someone trying to have nice date or evening out at a restaurant. This is more like a loud bustling place to go for dinner with friends to catch up. I have been here before during the day and enjoyed it going in the evening is something completely different.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food, drinks and service were very good but it was so loud that it was difficult to speak to people at your table.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Everything was yummy. The restaurant was well spaced out and felt comfortable. It was a little loud, but overall, great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclectic menu typical of Emeril; element of surprise in every visit to his restaurants. Would recommend

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DonH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Nice people. Loud. Some delay at getting entre. Food worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff definitely going back.

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

Our Mother’s Day dinner was amazing. The food was excellent Ans the staff was outstanding, they went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and made our mother’s day very special.

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nifty50
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day brunch...After waiting quite some time for the food to arrive neither the soup or fries were hot. I expressed my displeasure to the waiter who immediately returned with replacements. I greatly appreciate his quick response to our issue. He did not seem bothered by it (as some might) but only apologetic for the problem.
Thank you!

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ShannonR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great for a night out. The food and drinks were great. If your celebrating a birthday, the cotton candy and sparkler will top your celebration off!

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vipRalphB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding server

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town to see friends and celebrate graduation from LSU

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Harlie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'll definitely be coming back to Meril next time we're in the city! They made my friend's birthday very special, the food and drinks were all top-notch.

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SamanthaF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was wonderful but the food is a tremendous letdown from the usual Emeril standard.

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vipCMdestin
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always! Food was delicious and service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!!!!! Damian, our waiter at the bar was exceptional. Food was excellent and the ambiance was alive.
Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipmelissas
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. The atmosphere and service were also great. Will definitely be going back on our next trip to New Orleans.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were very professional and friendly. Food was great. Table spacing was good.

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JenaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent, however the restaurant was so loud we were basically shouting at eat other to talk. Would not recommend for a date night.

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vipCindyS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love dining at Meril's. This was my first time outside on patio. I really enjoyed being outside on patio.

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HelenC
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation, flavor, service—all were outstanding!

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Italiano
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - always exceptional tasty food / friendly staff - service never disappoints!!

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DaviW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome & will definitely return when in New Orleans

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very happening place! Food was good and our service was great. I would definitely recommend if in New Orleans

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joes
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food quality was poor. Service was slow. Food orders wrong. Dessert came at 4 different times for 8 people.

JC
vipJeanneC
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and inventive. Service was exceptional. A great experience!

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Jimmy
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu. Good, just not a memorial experience. Clean, nice ambiance.

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LisaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paella was exceptional, so were the oysters and the corn bread!

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vipMalteseAngel
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did 3 little plates First tomato & strawberries, then we ordered crawfish flatbread & 5 red shrimp in a delicious sauce We told our waitress that the sauce & loaf of bread would be delicious too. You got 4 small pieces of bread with the 5 shrimp. She asked if we like a little more bread to enjoy the sauce. We were so appreciative until it arrived. Different bread & almost burned. Then to top it off we were charged additional for the 3 pieces of bread Very surprising for sure. We had dessert & hubby had coffee We look forward to our visits to Merils I’ve also learned that staff has been taught to grab plates & glasses before you are done enjoying. I did request to leave our plate for another minute. Food was delicious. Can’t wait to return. We refer folks to come see y’all too. Thanks

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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 4236 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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