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Meril, New Orleans, LA
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Meril

4.6
4.6
5931 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located in the Warehouse District, Meril is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s lively 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 Chef Emeril’s favorite dishes that he loves to eat, featuring everything from Wood Fired Flatbreads to Korean Chicken Wings. Lagasse brings his expertise and distinguished hospitality to Meril, creating a deliciously spirited dining experience.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 123 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, 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
  • Neighborhood
    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 5,931 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

5,931 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! From the food and drinks to the Christmas decor and DJ playing r&b and hip hop classics! We had a great time! Our server was awesome as well! Thank you!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to best experience and our waiter Kevin was a delight. Thank you

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  3. Trici

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and extremely flavorful! Service was really good, too.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was good but we expected a little better food. It wasn’t bad just average and for a Emerls restaurant it should be better.

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  5. RhondaF

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy and inviting atmosphere, and the food was delicious! Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. We love everything about Meril!

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  6. Business

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff is welcoming, professional and Fun. The food as Always is AMAZING! Merils is a Must on every visit to New Orleans!

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  7. JonG

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The food was barely ok. Not great. I brought clients out to eat and was embarrassed with the quality of the food.

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  8. Dunbrook

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    Not the full Emeril's menu I was expecting, but this is not Emeril's. Expectations were high based on past experience at the Emeril's on Tchoupitoulas St. that's currently under reconstruction. Staff were excellent - just missed the Emeril's menu and the dining at kitchen bar experience (I had reserved kitchen bar seats, but on arrival was told they weren't available that evening).

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Merils is our favorite!! Great food and atmosphere perfect! The chicken and sausage gumbo is the best I've had in NOLA this weekend! Corn and Brussels sprouts always my favorite!!

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  10. jluria

    New Orleans

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited many times and am always satisfied. It’s one of our go to restaurants.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Our server was amazing! Everything was so good! We definitely will be back!!!

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  12. DeltaMark

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meril was a great experience from beginning to end. We have always loved their flagship restaurant, Emeril’s, but it is closed for renovation. Meril exceeded our expectations in service, food & ambience. We will definitely be back.

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  13. Louisiana

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here with our out of town family. We had a great time. The staff made sure that our 4 year old niece had what she wanted as well. Very accommodating and much appreciated.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 10. Great food from apps to dessert. Easily accessible and atmosphere was outstanding. Service is even better.

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  15. MichelleJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Our waiters were amazing. They have great suggestions. Water glasses were always filled. Food came in a reasonable time. Ambiance was spectacular.

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  16. Christy

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Loved our service & food but the loud noise level made it difficult to hold a conversation during dinner.

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  17. LynetteB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was awesome. Meal was excellent.

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  18. Ballzito

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    We arrived for our reservation for four people about 10 minutes early and I was told that they were running on time for the reservations. I was fine with waiting, but I was disappointed when three groups of people without a reservation that arrived after us and were seated before us at four top tables. When we were seated, the table we received was next to an area that can be separated by a curtain for large groups. There was a large group that came in after we were seated, and the curtain was closed. The group was extremely loud which did not make for an enjoyable dining experience. It took a while for our server to come take our order which put our orders behind the large group that came in. I have had good experiences here before, but this experience was not good.

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  19. LarLynn

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service! Love all the small plate choices and drink selections. Great atmosphere for a group.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our server was super soft spoken so it was hard to hear/communicate but everything was amazing. Great Christmas decorations too. Amazing cosmos and fries

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We love Meril so much. The service is always amazing and the food is delicious too. We went during lunch so it was not nearly as loud as dinner usually is. My only observation would be different seating. I feel like it takes away from the vibe of the restaurant. But that’s just my opinion. Other than that, I can’t wait to come back and try more things!

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  22. LacM

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We throughly enjoyed our dinner at Meril. The waitstaff was efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Our food was outstanding.

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  23. JeffreyM

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Would have liked it a lot more, but we could not hold a conversation because it was so loud. Screaming people, hard surfaces bouncing sound from everywhere. Our wait staff was very friendly, although they did forget an entrée salad. 

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  24. NinaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was uh-mazing. We had deviled eggs, crispy Korean chicken wings (spicy and messy, but they provided hot towels to wipe your hands), and meatballs as appetizers. Uhh yum! Double cheeseburger and fried chicken salad were off-the-chart good. And dessert? Forget about it! We took it to-go and it was incredible. The only bummer? Emeril was not there to say, "BAM!"

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  25. Spud

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Taste is excellent as usual but service was not so good as we expected. Servers are not attentive to the situation we had. We were left alone for a while as there were large parties around.

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  26. marcias

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious from the aperitifs to the dinner. Will be going back.

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  27. DennisK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Arrived early but we were seated right away. Food was delicious and waitstaff efficient. We are from out of town and needed a taxi to get back to our hotel. The Maitre'd was glad to help. Dennis

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  28. DeniseB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of food. Everything was delicious.

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  29. IleneS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Emeril’s restaurants and have been going to all of them around the country for years…always a great meal and great service.

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  30. JimandJenH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Try the upside down pineapple cornbread with bacon marmalade. Service was superb. We were seated immediately at our reservation time. Will be going back! My only complaint was the $15 half glass of strawberry mango lushie. It was good, but not $15 good. I would skip that part.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent bar service and food recommendations great overall experience

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The swordfish was AMAZING! They also gave us some complimentary cotton candy to celebrate my friends new job!

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  33. SuzanneM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Staff is pretentious and arrogant. Overpriced for the quantity of food. Really am so disappointed bc I loved Emerils restaurant NOLA

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  34. WinfieldC

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool place with a view of the open kitchen. Booked again for 2 days later!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The attentiveness and helpfulness of the staff is second to none!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and atmosphere is first rate. Service was a little inconsistent at times. Great place with fantastic food in a comfortable and grounded place. Good spot to take a group. Will definitely be back.

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  37. RDee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Usually love taking out-of-town guests to Meril, but this must have been a real off night for them. Service was soooo slow. Food quality was still good, but we shouldn't have to wait 90 minutes for entrees. Or have to walk around the restaurant just to find our missing server.

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  38. jendiner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had some trouble getting the right drink order and then one of our food items never came. The waiter didn't pick up on the fact that the middle course never came and then our final course came so we just let it go. Food was good but not enough to overcome the so so experience. The menu also was a wide variety which was a bit weird when trying to figure out what to order with each course and have a cohesive progression.

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  39. MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to bring a group or have a date. Dine in Family Style and get a little bit of everything. It's all so delicious.

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  40. PJReviews

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food is outrageous. The wings and poke nachos were the best. Service was very lackluster. We were there for our anniversary and we barely saw our server. No one said anything about it even though I noted in the reservation. Everyone around us got a celebration dessert and we did not. We will always come back when in Nola but it just wasn’t what we were looking forward to this time.

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FAQs

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 5931 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

9:00 PM


Booked 123 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Meril

424 Girod St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Magazine St and Tchoupitoulas St
  • Neighborhood
    Warehouse District
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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