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Meril

4.7
4207 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 4207 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town to see friends and celebrate graduation from LSU

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SamanthaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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

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vipCMdestin
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JenaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Presentation, flavor, service—all were outstanding!

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

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

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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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vern65
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here at MERIL. Leaders were all jumping in to assist front line workers. Nicely done!!

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vipNewOrleansFoodLover
New Orleans
256 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service wonderful as always. Delicious Crawfish Boil omelette!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I made my reservations for 1:00 and our table wasn’t ready until 1:20. Our server didn’t come by the table to take our drink order until 1:30. We didn’t get our meal until 2:10. We were never offered refill for our soft drinks. The food was mediocre. With soooo many great restaurants in our city, You cannot afford to be mediocre. T felt very touristy ( trap) type of place. No thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

The restaurant was extremely loud. We waited over an hour for our food, and it was cold.

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glopro
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of our favorite restaurants!! Didn’t disappoint!!!

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FrankS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere... thoroughly enjoyed crunching with friends...will definitely be back...loved the strawberry sangria

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vipHenryD
Houston
99 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Meril and we were totally impressed. I had a 9:45pm reservation and arrived 1 1/2 hours early, hoping to catch an open seat at the bar. The bar was being used for reservations that evening. However, after waiting for about 5 minutes, they offered us outdoor seating. The waitstaff was exceptional. I wish I remembered the young lady’s name that led the service at our table. Everything from cocktails to appetizers to entrees were spectacular. We were interrupted by a several block power outage before we were able to order dessert. Our credit card information was taken and our tab cleared the following day. We will return to Meril at every visit opportunity.

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vipLamarB
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Power went for 20 block area just as we were being served. Wait team of Cooper and Christopher were great.

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JasmineH
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I have been to Merils and the menu was completely different.
Our food was bland and undercooked.
Very disappointed

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Coco
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The menu had a variety of cuisines. Everything we had was delicious. The drinks were also great!

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Sara
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ke (short for something, I’m so sorry I can’t remember), was the best. So energetic, and such a saleswoman! Happy hour specials are excellent as well.

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AdventureStalk
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, the paella was on point. I love that this is casual dining with an upscale feel and just outstanding food.

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LloydQ
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were immediately seated upon arrival. We were greeted by the waiter who was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The waiter was quite helpful with the order and since this was our first visit to the restaurant, that made it even better. The food was delicious, especially the artichoke appetizer and the fettuccini Nero. The baked cheese and caponata was also amazing. Finally the skillet chocolate chip cookie and salted Carmel ice cream was the perfect finish.

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TeresaA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I ordered the short ribs and they brought me the chicken under a brick. Management took care of it and we had both. We didn't care for the short ribs almost not at all. Felt it did not belong on the menu?? Thank God they left me the chicken because that was wonderful. FYI - we would've gone to NOLA which is my favorite Emeril restaurant in NO, but sadly it was closed. NOLA is still my top Emeril restaurant and bragged about to my friend who was visiting New Orleans for the first time. So very disappointed that is was closed. Meril was good, but could not compare to NOLA.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The service was excellent as well!!! I will come back and I recommend anyone to go!!! It was nice a casual and I was very comfortable.

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James
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining area is open and welcoming as is the staff. Excellent service food.

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vipVacayMama
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was pretty good. Not all good as all the hype. We prefer Nola.

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CatherineH
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed Meril! We decided they served the BEST gumbo in the city! We enjoyed several other dishes and ended with the delicious key lime tart. It’s a very loud environment, but with the great food, good service and overall good vibe, we’ll return!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meril was more than our group could imagine! From the food, to the drinks, to the service everything was amazing and beyond expectations. Comfortably accommodating a large group while still allowing social distancing, it’s just what you’re looking for during these times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, although they were out of shrimp for their bbq shrimp and grits entrée. They offer bottomless mimosas ($22) or table side mimosas ($28). One bottle of sparkling wine and three signature juices. Our servers Caleb and Justin are the best!

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JoeS
Boise
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s lots of good food in New Orleans and Merils is right up with the best of them. We actually had other plans but at the last minute got a brunch reservation. Lucky for us it was arguably the best place we ate at on our weekend getaway to the French Quarter/CBD. Highly recommend the Korean BBQ wings and Fried Chicken sandwich. Freaking amazing! Service and staff was top notch too. Great atmosphere.

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ClayF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been several times and loved it. This time was a bit off the high bar set by earlier visits. We're not ready to write the place off yet though.

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Smittathon
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is excellent here. Trust me! EVERYTHING!!

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vipBobby
New Orleans
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and exceptional service

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Durga
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, fabulous customer services, wonderful food! My only request is to offer more vegan options.

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MsViki
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Want to start off by saying that the service at Meril was probably the best restaurant service we’ve ever experienced. Everyone was friendly, professional, attentive, fun, and helpful. The food was good but not exceptional, which was a little surprising. We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought out a fun sparkler with cotton candy which I thought was festive and original. A nice touch! And again, can t say enough about the service. The staff wasn’t intrusive or overbearing but seemed to know exactly when you needed something. Really impressive.

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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 4207 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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