Meril

4.7
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the Warehouse District, Meril is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s newest concept and fourth restaurant in New Orleans. Named after his daughter, the restaurant showcases some of Lagasse’s favorite dishes that he loves to eat.

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Jacksonville
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Loved came twice in the weekend

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vip70119
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bittersweet meal as it was my last before this dreadful closure of all businesses in the hospitality industry in Orleans Parish. May you survive & thrive in spite of the draconian measures taken by this city. Good luck to the employees and I hope to see you all very soon! I'll be tipping 30% when I get back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love coming here. The food is unique and NEVER disappoints. We definitely will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fave place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointed. It was noisy and server was inattentive. Long time between courses and pasta was cold. I would try it again maybe it was an off night. The flatbread special was delicious.

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NancyD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and drinks. Highly recommend.

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DeborahA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, the service and the food. It was a little loud; accoustics could be a little better but I would definitely recommend it.
The service was impeccable and the food was brilliant! Portion size was perfect!

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vipWayne
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Love the food.

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vipMelissaH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place! It is an all around great experience...great food, great service and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, fantastic food from starters to dessert

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service for group of 10. Server helped us feed the table with appetizer suggestions. Perfectly prepared. A true dining experience. My second time here was as good as my first. Will visit again.

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vipEasyliving
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local residents and are always pleased with the Meril lunch experience, offering numerous appetizer, small-plate and entrees to fit your palate and appetite; and, craft cocktails and wines by the glass are reasonably priced and excellent. Service is quick and friendly, thank you!

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SuzyN
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING!! I got the fried chicken salad, when i tell you it was the BEST salad i ever i had in my life!!! The green goddess ranch made it everything! My husband got the laotion pork and rice bowl and the Korean fried wings. We would highly recommend the Korean fried wings. We also had the flat bread pizza wise guy it was also good. We sat in view of the open kitchen. The waiters were nice and helpful with the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor service, some of the worst food we had on our trip to Nola.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitstaff was incredible and the food was insanely delicious.

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mountainrrr
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Of all the fabulous restaurants in New Orleans this was my favorite. The fried chicken salad was incredible. Best fried chicken ever. The bar tenders were awesome and the cucumber/jalapeño drink was divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Meril was very accommodating when we had to add two extra people last minute. Service was great and food is always an amazing experience!

JB
JenniferB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately Meril was out of a menu item early in the evening and it was the reason we went to the restaurant. The replacement was not good... fatty ribs. Manager did not bother to check on us after the server notified him. Will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Fun. Delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was my daughters 11th birthday and the staff greeted her a birthday surprise ....TWICE!!! Sparklers and cotton Candy!!! It made her whole weekend!! The food and beverages were delicious and we couldn’t have asked for a better waiting staff! I give them an A+!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From starter to finish a touch of class

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vipStaceyg
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drink did not disappoint! The portions were perfect and the food memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kalie was amazing! Keep her! We know she was in training but she deserves to be the main server!

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both wonderful. The only draw back was you really had to speak loudly so people just at your table were able to hear you.

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dragnladee
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Meril never disappoints! Kale salad delicious! Hi marks for crawfish pasta and fish of the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed Emeril's latest concept. Found the menu very strong and reasonably priced. My party decided on a small plates menu of several dishes that were all excellent and presented well. Look forward to visiting again.

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Robo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I honestly thought the portions were too small. Great flavor but expected more for what I paid.

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vipValarieJ
Baton Rouge
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was even better. Must haves - crispy turkey necks and buttermilk biscuits. Also super yummy was the chocolate chip cookie dessert with ice cream. Will definitely be back.

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JL65
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love that, as a vegan, my husband and I have a few nice choices. Would love a few more plant based choices, but they definitely try to please and everything was delicious!

The birthday cotton candy and sparkler is definitely a great touch! So much fun!

Wonderful drink selection as well.

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Lynn
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of our 4 days in NOLA! Highly recommended!

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Melanie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We waited for more than 45 minutes to be seated with our 8:30 pm reservation. We were told it would be about a 10 minute delay. We had to continually ask for updates. So, we were seated about 9:15. We immediately ordered the biscuits with our drinks and those came pretty quickly. Place our food order once we received our drinks. We ordered 7 things. We didn't get our food until after 10:30 (restaurant was not even 1/3 full by this time). Since it was tapas style, we thought we'd get food as it was ready, but everything came out together. We food was pretty good. My favorite was a mahi mahi with a cashew puree (daily special). Flatbread was also good. But, nothing really memorable that I was craving to eat again. Cocktails were excellent. The vibe is very loud and upbeat--do not expect to have intimate conversations here. It's not a place I'd return to. If you go, I recommend getting a reservation on the early side.

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RobW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service where excellent as we only had starters and dessert I can't comment on the entrees. Food was good but very loud on a Saturday night so not good if you are looking for a quite,romantic dinner.

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vipScottS
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience2

Overall fun experience, as we were with a group of 6 people for my wife's birthday. Food was just okay (typical Emeril's over-seasoned). I think had I been there on a date night with just my wife, our experience would have been less than average. Service was pretty fair to poor. Server wasn't too attentive (took a LONG while before we were offered drinks/appetizers). Definitely won't be rushing back here.

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Narisha
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was outstanding. Traveled cuisines all over the world in one sitting!

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vipKaren
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

SM
vipSallyM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual! Love this place and love the atmosphere!! Always a great time and good here!