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Meril

4.7
4125 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 4125 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJJNOLA
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us enjoyed a great brunch at Meril. Good cocktails and really fresh and creative food. Great server, too!

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John
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Would have definitely given an overall 5 star rating had the music not been so loud. Difficult to talk and fully enjoy the company. Energetic atmosphere is great, but this was a notch too much. Will definitely be back though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

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vippeege26
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food. Great value, lots of tasting plate size options. Really fun ambience, good for groups as well as dates.

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GigiG
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My guests liked it so much, they went back on their own for their final meal on their visit to New Orleans

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Nomie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food very tasty. Nice for lunch or early cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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Ellen
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited almost 90 minutes between finishing appetizers and the arrival of our entrees. Management came to the table multiple times to apologize (we did not complain) and said each time “that our food would be right out”. However, it did not come right out any of those times. When we received the bill, no accommodation was made for the delay

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FoodFirst
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

NO
vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
251 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were delicious and the chicken was terrific. Great service as always, Lauren!

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Honest
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT IN EVERY-WAY! BBQ shrimp were to die for! Drinks, service and just everything was outstanding!

RA
vipRAJ828
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a fun experience at Meril. Sadiki (sp?) was a great server.

GD
GinaD
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We’ve been before and it was much better previously .... The gumbo was great but a bit cold ... It was Easter Sunday ... but their game was off... for us at least...

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to see a lot of people going out to enjoy themselves. The atmosphere at Merils was very nice. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Cooper and his team were amazing. We will definitely be back!!👍👍🍷🍷🍾🍾

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience between the food, drinks and atmosphere!

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vipLeslie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the BEST service we have ever received. Unbelievably friendly service from what seemed like every waiter and waitress in the restaurant. They were all so friendly and fun and attentive and made the entire night a wonderful experience. We could not have asked for more. Best night in New Orleans!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Caleb and Sadiki were amazing! They were very friendly and helpful. The food was outstanding! The best we had our entire trip. The hostess took our picture and took many to make sure they were perfect. We cannot wait to return in our next trip

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful, love the attention the staff gives with smiles and the vibe is upbeat with positivity. Food/drinks are great....If you haven’t been you must go! Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The food was very bland, wouldnt recommed

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, stellar beverages, & great service. Our table was ready when we arrived. Immediately greeted by our wait staff. We did small dishes. Smoked tuna dip with fried saltines, Korean fried chicken wings, gulf yellowfin tuna bundles, and upside down cornbread with pineapple bacon marmalade. So flavorful and complimented beverages we ordered.
We started with the No. 20/ gin, cucumber water, lime juice, jalapeño, simple syrup. Lovely, light and refreshing with a little warmth from the jalapeño. And finished with the Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut. It was perfect. Looking forward to dining there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy I was able to book this place. Such an awesome atmosphere, great food, good prices and fantastic service. If you have a chance to book here, do it!

CA
CristinaA
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to NOLA on a week long trip with my sister in laws. For years I looked forward to eating at one of Lagasse's restaurants. Meril DID NOT disappoint!! I had the Caesar salad with Basil, a glass of Moscato, the short ribs and chocolate peanut butter lava cake :)

Our waitress and server were top notch; service was unbeatable. Looking forward to stopping in again if in town.

Thank you for a wonderful experience <3

G
vipGreenvillefoodie
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great snacks. Fantastic service!

LP
vipLeahP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The service was terrible. Literally probably the worst service I have ever had. Dine at Meril regularly but this was such a disappointment. Our food from salad to entree took over an hour. The server blamed the kitchen on technical difficulties, a blatant lie as I had my back to the wall facing the where they took the trays out from the kitchen. Watched a table literally turnover while we waited. The new 42 dollar seeks on the menu was fatty and certainly not worth the price...

JM
vipJohnM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Had a 7 pm reservation and ran out of two of the dishes by the time we arrived. Service was not good. Waiter made you feel like he was doing you a favor. Have eaten at several Emeril restaurants in past. This was sadly a big disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Service was very disappointing. Did not receive entrees until over 90 minutes after we ordered

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HaydenW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The staff were great, and our three year old insisted on telling them that she would be back to see them.

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vipMinnie
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Love Meril so much but it took awhile to get greeted and our waiter was lovely but seemed overwhelmed. They may have been short staffed. Also disappointed that we didn’t receive our appetizers until after our entrees came out. They did bring it out but we had to bring to their attention. We still have a great time and will be back.

CW
CecilW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from Caroline and Chris made the excellent food even better!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire vibe of the restaurant was great! Our server recommended the pineapple upside down cornbread to start. It was amazing! Overall, great experience.

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Mady
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was very good! The atmosphere is so fun to be around, especially with friends. I went for my birthday, but they were out of cotton candy. I was disappointed with that, but they still gave me a good dessert. I did not like one of my waiters; we had two. The woman was very kind! The man had horrible communication skills. He would not answer any of my questions clearly and I ended up spending more money than I anticipated because he failed to communicate with me. If I would not have had the woman serving me also, I would not have tipped. He made my experience worse than it should have been. I'm thankful for the lady's attitude though:)

LJ
LisaJ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had outdoor seating so.the noise level was much lower than indoor. I was a little disappointed in the level of attentiveness from our server...but I think she had more than she could handle. Back waiters were awesome though!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Long wait times

CA
CynthiaA
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing worth the money for being fine dining food.

SM
SaritaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice selection. Really enjoyed the late nite outdoor setting. Service was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Definitely designed for the Instagram crowd! The food was beautifully presented and we must have seen at least 10 tables order the cotton candy with sparklers. Highly recommend the pineapple upside down cornbread for a starter. The sheepshead daily special was fantastic, but the grilled shrimp salad was uneven, with some shrimp overcooked. The only reason we will be unlikely to return is the outrageous noise level. It was very difficult to have a conversation and anyone with hearing issues in your party will be unable to hear at all.

JM
vipJMD1
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yummy food, but even for lunch there were multiple tables screaming during bday celebrations.

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vipmusicfaninmo
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has great food and a lot of energy. It was one of our best choices in New Orleans.

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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 4125 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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