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Meril, New Orleans, LA

Meril

4.7
4.7
5150 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 PM


Booked 64 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

  • 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 5,150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. d

    datenightninja

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was mediocre at best. Service was good.
  2. DK

    DanessaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took away a star on ambience due to the high noise level. Everything else was superb.
  3. B

    Brewceleie

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A little disappointed.
  4. ND

    NolaDiner2014

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a good time and Lauren took great care of us…and the cotton candy to finish is always a plus
  5. ND

    NolaDiner

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was so loud in there I could barely hear the waiter or my dinner companion.
  6. r

    rosesarerougetoo

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Nice ambiance but extremely loud and cold with restaurant mostly filled. Lamb dish left much to be desired in portion and flavor, which was misleading from the menu. Had to ask for birthday cotton candy when they brought the bill despite birthday being written on reservation notes. Drinks were good. Not likely to return but okay to experience once.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was great service was very friendly and had good sense of urgency getting our foods and drinks timely. The only hiccup we had was with the check ~ I think our server may have been a bit inexperienced and didn’t realize he needed to take notes so when we asked for separate checks he said he could accommodate but wasn’t able to get it right even after the manager came over it still wasn’t right… it was a sloppy finish to an otherwise delightful meal and evening
  8. S

    Sean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, incredible food in the best place on earth. What more could you need to know?
  9. JG

    JG123

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Too loud! Steak was gristle-y.
  10. f

    frankb1114

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Replacement trip due to COVID-19
  11. n

    native63

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I have been here several times and it has steadily declined. Pasta portions were smaller than previous visits. The gumbo was warm at best. A few more noodles and a hot bowl of gumbo costs the restaurant next to nothing but it makes enough of an impression that i’m writing this review.
  12. L

    Lnmrz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint! Dishes were incredible, and the portions were perfect for us. The price is well worth the experience. Will definitely go back on our next NOLA visit
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I booked here for my 40th birthday celebration with my girlfriends. They were very welcoming and nice. There wasn’t too much to choose from in the menu. I visited their instagram first and assumed that they would still have those meals. The appetizers could use some new things. It didn’t see anything that caught my eyes in the menu so I ordered a flatbread veggie pizza. Overall it was ok. I wouldn’t come back unless they add something different to the appetizer menu.
  14. BT

    BethT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Will definitely come again!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere.
  16. KF

    KaceyF

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    employees were wonderful—quickly acknowledged and seated by the hostess and our servers truly took care of us. all the food was superb!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Meril’s and Diana Krall…. Dinner and a show.
  18. BI

    BILLC

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived at 5:00 to have early drinks and dinner before a concert, so not crowded, but that changed relatively quickly. Greeted by fun, friendly staff. Enjoyed Happy Hour specials at the bar, then when we were seated, had excellent, attentive service by two fun servers: Justin and Layla...they helped make our evening great. Food was brought out quickly and every single dish was fantastic. We really enjoyed the fun, creative menu and items well executed and presented beautifully on the plate. We also enjoy the location, which is very clean and safe.
  19. J

    J340

    New Orleans

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Lauren was superb. She knew the menu inside and out. She could describe the menu items completely. She made the visit more pleasant. All of our food was really good. Look forward to another visit.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and drinks, airy ambience, attentive and upbeat service. A good experience overall.
  21. MO

    MarioO

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and wine/cocktail selection, terrific waiters, and an overall fantastic experience for a large group of 11 guests.
  22. E

    Easyliving

    New Orleans

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are locals and always impressed with the friendliness of the staff, from hostesses to bartenders to wait teams, true professionals all around, congratulations to their managers and trainers. The appetizer Deviled Eggs and entrees, Pan Seared Redfish and Romaine Shrimp Salad, and the flash fried Cauliflower side were all terrific, complemented by excellent Old Fashioned and Martini cocktails and a superb Malbec by the glass. A special item on the Dessert menu, the “original Banana Cream Pie” with roots from their flagship restaurant, Emeril’s, was fantastic! Thank you, Lauren and team, for your attentive service, a great dining experience.
  23. EA

    EricaA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, super classy - 10/10!
  24. L

    Luigi

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    This was my second time here. I like the Emeril's chain of eateries. I found the menu very limited. Ordered a special, recommended cocktail only to learn they didn't have the main ingredient in stock. We had appetizers. The Fish Dip with fried saltines was excellent. For main, ordered the Fettuccini Nero. Arrived cold. Had to raise two hands to get a waiter's attention to bring me a pasta spoon. Other than that minor point, service was very attentive and excellent.
  25. TB

    TeddyBOnTheGo1777

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Nice, but bar service was not attentive. Had to ask several times for water and cocktail refills and more than once that we would like to order.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t sleep on the Korean chicken wings!
  27. LW

    LaurenWalker

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service is horrendous. We were seated for 20 minutes before a server attended to us. Our drinks took an additional 30 minutes. Besides the gumbo and potato salad, the fettuccini and burger were mediocre. Not worth the price. Would not recommend.
  28. SG

    SusanG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I Took some clients to Meril. The food is outstanding and have delicious craft cocktail menu. I highly recommend the deviled eggs, wings, shrimp appetizers and the Marigny-ita margarita. The pineapple cornbread and Korean ribs were just meh. We went on a Sunday which was game day so the bar was packed and cocktail service a bit slow in the main dining room. I don't know what the noise level is like on a normal day but the acoustics are terrible. It was difficult to have a conversation. If you can tolerate a noisy atmosphere, I recommend giving Meril a try. T
  29. LC

    LisaC

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very very slow. Understaffed I guess. Took forever to get a glass of wine. Food just ok. Took a long time to come out.
  30. R

    Rich

    New Orleans

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Second time eating here. No wow factor for our family. flatbread and burger were okay, nothing special. Brought our apps to the wrong table, so it was a long wait for our food. Server was friendly.
  31. MD

    MichaelD

    Birmingham

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We arrived on time for our reservation but they wouldn’t seat us until the “majority” of our party was there. We were 1/2 of the party. We waited by the bar but could not get to it for drinks. When we were seated we were welcomed by our server and ordered drinks, they took forever to come out. They were out of the gin one of our guests wanted so he ordered a different one. Again it took forever for his drink to come back. Our water glasses sat empty. We were not offered a second round of drinks. The food took over an hour to come out. Our waiter was generally standing around and not attentive. It was told that it was my birthday and while many other tables were getting cotton candy and a candle, we got nothing. We left and went to another place down the street for dessert that was over the top!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our waiter Cooper was amazing 😍
  33. YN

    50YearNOLANative

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our servers were fabulous! Very attentive & friendly. The flatbread special was particularly good.
  34. TJ

    TaylorJ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I like the ambiance here and the drinks are good, the food is starting to decline. The portions are getting smaller and dessert was pretty bad. The waitstaff is great.
  35. SS

    SophieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, quick and friendly. Enjoyed happy hour and delicious drinks
  36. JB

    JamieB

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Meril was the perfect way to end our trip to New Orleans! We sat at the chef’s counter and loved it!! Everything and everyone was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back!! THANK YOU:):):)
  37. CB

    CaitlinB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, and the staff were very attentive. Super cool that you can look into the kitchen as food is prepared. Made celebrating our 3 year anniversary feel special!
  38. MD

    MarkD

    Mobile

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin our waiter did a great job
  39. KA

    KellyA

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we received was EXCELLENT!!! The food was delicious and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  40. JM

    JamesM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 51st anniversary. Everything was perfect. We will surely eat here when we visit next time.

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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 5150 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 PM


Booked 64 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

  • Neighborhood

    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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