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Meril, New Orleans, LA

Meril

4.6
4.6
5281 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 63 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Global, International

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 526-3745

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    Warehouse District

  • Cross Street

    Between Magazine St and Tchoupitoulas St

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,281 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I decided to celebrate my birthday early with a lunch at Meril. We have all been here before but this time was extra special. In addition to being welcomed very pleasantly by the hostesses, our servers Lauren & Jack were an added treat. They were attentive to our needs and questions and made the entire experience feel very personal and intentional. They used my name every time they spoke to me. The service was lovely and the food delicious. Overall a great experience. I always recommend Meril to folks both in town & out of town. This experience was great!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers were very attentive and gave great recommendations. The food was incredible!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal meal with a colleague after a long day at a trade show. Service was excellent!
  4. MI

    MICHELEE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    My friend and I had the Neero pasta. It was attractive but the portions were quite small and there wasn't a lot of flavor, predominantly salt with an undertone of butter and fish. My other friend had a burger and fries, which she thought were pretty good but certainly not worth $30. The restaurant is spartanly decorated, perfectly nice looking, and on a cold night felt colder than the outdoors. I'd dressed nicely for the restaurant but kept my coat and gloves on the whole meal. The small portion of pasta cooled rapidly, which did not improve the flavor. After spending close to $40 each on dinner we left hungry and immediately went out for beignets. In short, this was the worst meal we had on our trip and one of the most expensive. We won't be going back.
  5. LW

    LoriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice menu, the bread pudding was fantastic! Nice atmosphere.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meril’s is ALWAYS superb! Our server was amazing! He remembered our order from previous visits, they did something for my partners birthday, told him happy birthday when we walked in. We come here often but they make each time super memorable. The lamb ragu was AMAZING, the steak frites are always a favorite! The turkey necks and pineapple upside down cornbread takes you to another world it’s so good.
  7. K

    Kina

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We were so disappointed in the food. The portions were small and the food was barely edible. I had the Korean beef short ribs, which were razor-thin, very fatty, and mostly bone. The only side was a tiny dallop of potato kimchee, which was rather tasteless - more of a garnish than anything else. My friend had the lamb ragout, which was so bland she didn’t even finish it. These paltry and uninspired dishes were $26 each. The venue itself is cold (literally) and cacophonous. It was nearly impossible to hold a conversation because of all the noise, and we had to almost yell to be heard. As for the service, the receptionists were very warm and welcoming, and the backup wait staff were quick and hospitable, but our waiter unbecomingly kept trying to get us to add starters and sides to our order and failed to mask his irritation when we opted to keep it simple. As it was, with drinks and dessert added in, our bill was over $100, and yet less than an hour after we had been seated, the waiter notified us that we would have to leave because they needed the table. Mind you, it was a Tuesday night and there were several other empty tables, though none of them seemed to be in his section. Needless to say, we will not be returning to Meril.
  8. E

    Excellent

    Jacksonville

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We bought a 2 yr old and the service was equal to the food! Outstanding.
  9. N

    Noladiner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was very mediocre.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sides are huge and a la carte. Would have been nice to have been told that vs asking what we wanted for a side.
  11. CM

    ChrisM

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server
  12. BB

    BBRobert

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Kevin was very good. The music is too loud to enjoy dinner conversation.
  13. CD

    CeceliaD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We looked forward to this experience and we enjoyed it. The BBQ shrimp appetizer was fantastic. The sauce!!! My grandson loved his steak frittes- a huge, perfectly done ribeye, and crunchy, tasty shoestring fries. My husband really liked the sauce on the Korean short ribs but the meat was disappointing. I had the mahi mahi special. The fish was done nicely and the vegetables were really special but the whole fish was over-salted. I had perfect Palermo. Our food took a long time to come out but staff at least came out and apologized . Our grandson had the really fun cotton candy served with a sparkler!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great! All of the food was excellent and our server was very good. My only complaint was that the food took a very long time but it was a busy Saturday night. It was a great spot to celebrate my birthday and we will definitely be back!
  15. J

    Jenn

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must eat at! Fantastic food, service was impeccable, drinks delicious!
  16. JC

    JoanC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice restaurant and good food. The servers were very friendly, unfortunately one of our meals did not come with the other so there was a long delay. What bothered me more though was when I asked if they could call a cab I was handed a list of numbers. Why can you not call a cab for a customer? We spent over $200 and tipped well. That is just bad service. And the cab company that the hostess said was the best turned out to be a nightmare. I will put yes on recommendation because you don’t have maybe
  17. CP

    ColettePS

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service/food was amazing and the cotton candy and sparkler was the perfect ending to our meal celebrating grandfather and grandson's birthday!
  18. N

    Nola21

    Mobile

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food here is really good. Place is always booked up so get reservations. It does take a while to dine there so do not be in a hurry.
  19. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Pastas and appetizers were great. It was incredibly loud to the point of not being relaxing for us.
  20. r

    rogueduck

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience and a very delicious meal. The staff was excellent and I will definitely be back and would recommend it to a friend.
  21. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, awesome service! Great space and decor!
  22. D

    David1961

    Mobile

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat by bar, Zack was our waiter, he was great!!!
  23. K

    Khenn

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of 4,in town for a conference. Everything was exceptional from start the finish. Servers were friendly and helpful throughout the evening and despite a full dining room we never felt neglected or rushed to finish. Everything our group tried was fantastic. Favorites were the roasted cauliflower and fish of the day (Mahi Mahi), Brussel sprouts and the banana cream pie.
  24. d

    deedee

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    There is an issue that needs to be resolved
  25. OS

    OSTMREV

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks, we enjoyed everything we ate, especially the squid ink pasta, deviled eggs, and sticky Korean bbq wings. Top notch bartending staff, too - when I asked how sweet a drink was, she offered to make it at half the sweetness level, and it was fabulous! Not something I would have asked for, but very much appreciated. Everybody here is very nice… truthfully I’m glad we went to this more affordable alternative to Emeril’s, because I can’t imagine enjoying it any more than we did Meril. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The food is amazing, however, they were already out of some signature menu items. The server rushed us, was inpatient, and rude.
  27. KC

    KevinC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The bar is super fun- I'd just go for drinks here. The pasta is homemade and terrific. The flatbread was very disappointing so steer clear of that- I've had better flatbread at a corner bar. The service started out really well and then fell off so much that we were annoyed when we left.
  28. AT

    AngelaT

    New England

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The redfish and crème brûlée were delicious. Our waitress Kiwana was outstanding.cocktails were also fabulous.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, fun, relaxing & easy going staff. Top notch
  30. BC

    BCC0616

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gathering with friends! Food and service did not disappoint! Will come again.
  32. AC

    AChefsGirl

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was great! The cotton candy and candle was a hit for my boyfriends birthday. Nice atmosphere. It’s pretty loud so may not be a great place for first date. But I really enjoyed it. I think the food was good. I’ve had better but it’s not bad. Be sure to try the upside down pineapple cornbread!
  33. J

    John

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was unique and the service was perfect. Who knew turkey necks could taste so good!
  34. MB

    MichaelB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, consistent over time. Great service, very loud though
  35. RS

    RosemaryS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional as well as the food. We had a relaxing enjoyable evening and highly recommended Meril, one of our favorite places.
  36. m

    mommio

    New Orleans

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emeril Lagasse never disappoints - our 2 fish entrees were so good and the gumbo is out of this world. I love bringing friends from out of town to experience an Emeril meal-
  37. p

    pete

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really nice staff and great food. Really enjoyed the starters. Have a nice bottle of Red
  38. i

    infrequentcritic

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    After so many wonderful meals in New Orleans this one disappointed. Shishito peppers appetizer only had 3 peppers mixed together with bunch of snow peas. The Korean short ribs were inedible. They were flanken style thinly cut across the ribs with more pieces of bone and tendons than meat. The crab and squid ink pasta contained lettuce which only added to the blandness of the dish. Unsure if they are trying too hard to contain food cost with inflation or relying upon absent celebrity chef.
  39. P

    Paul

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed everything about dinner. Great food, great service.
  40. G

    George

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lauren and John made a special night memorable. They were timely with cleaning the table of dishes or checking in on us. Their service on top of the excellent food made for a memorable Anniversary dinner.

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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 5281 OpenTable diners.

Meril does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Meril

424 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Magazine St and Tchoupitoulas St

  • Neighbourhood

    Warehouse District

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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