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Meril, New Orleans, LA

Meril

4.7
4.7
4992 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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Booked 62 times today

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, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 526-3745

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    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, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,992 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Contemporary American

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

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  • New Orleans

    Contemporary American

  • New Orleans

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food & great service! We dined with our children, & they had a great time. Casual vibe & amazing menu!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic!! Exceptional service and a fun lively atmosphere. We prefer Merrills to the more stuffy Emerils. Food is just as good. Service is better. Just a more fun atmosphere.

  3. JR

    JustinR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Everything is perfect! I will say that if you are looking for a quiet date night this isn’t the place. The music and the bar make for a loud environment.

  4. MA

    MARYELLENM

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the Korean wings, black ink pasta with crab, pork spareribs & flat pizza

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my birthday and I had seven friends join me for the most incredible lunch. Justin our server timed everything perfectly and I was so impressed by his ability to take care of us as well as seven other tables. The food was divine and we tried every appetizer and several entrées. I would definitely go back again and again.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always a fantastic experience!! The staff is friendly and on point. Food is amazing.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meril’s menu has something for everyone in the family. They even have chicken strips and fries for kids. They are always friendly and accommodating. The kids even get a surprise for dessert.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, tasty food, great drinks and good value!

  9. MB

    MaryB

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    Out of all of Emeril’s restaurants, this one was a disappointment. First time here, and I was underwhelmed. Was here with a friend and we asked to split our check. They charged me the full amount and charged my friend half. When I pointed it out, they apologized and said they would fix it. However - to fix it, they RECHARGED both of us half, so we still had the other charges. They said they can’t reverse charges in their system and they have to “send an email to corporate.” I’m still waiting for my refund 3 days later. Very disappointed overall.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our second trip to an Emeril Lagasse restaurant and it did not disappoint! The fresh fish of the day was great. The smoked fish dip was really good too!. Everyone was pleased with the food and service. If we had one complaint, it was the noise level. We could hardly hear each other. Overall however one of the best meals I have had in NOLA!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day Brunch Live DJ..Fun! Food excellent & great value except the appetizer Pocket Bread $7 … Suggestion: maybe add another so 2 per order? Other than that …fabulous!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolutely outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are visiting NOLA and away from the quarter.

  13. CC

    CarolC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Food was underwhelming, equivalent to Applebee's but priced at Emeril level restaurant

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place always friendly fast service & the bartender D is the MAN … definitely will be a regular 🤗

  15. DE

    DaveE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an incredible meal! Food was first class. Korean Spare Ribs were outstanding.

  16. VF

    VirginiaF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and excellent food. Can’t wait to come back!

  17. AM

    AlisaM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    perfect. food was amazing. drinks ok. waiter, justin was sooo nice !

  18. JW

    JohnW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Look, I do Meril’s at least four times a week. They are great. My go-to spot in my neighborhood. Marcos has put together a first class team. Period.

  19. EB

    ErinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had cocktails at the bar while waiting for our guests to arrive. The bartenders were friendly and attentive. Once seated, our server Matt was very friendly and seemed to really like his job. The overall experience was great, a very lively atmosphere!

  20. l

    luvnapa

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our favorite restaurant to go to when we are in New Orleans. The food is always exceptional especially the tuna bundles and Korean chicken wings. Service is outstanding our favorites are Lauren and Kewanna! You will not be disappointed with their outstanding service!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! Made our lunch with family great!!

  22. SG

    SophiaG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our meal was delicious and our server provided prompt and friendly service.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience. Definitely try the app’s especially the cornbread. The short ribs were outstanding.

  24. AM

    AyannaM

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great time with conference buddies, thanks to good food recommendations from Justin like the Korean wings and short rib. The birthday girl was celebrated in style as well!

  25. W

    Warren2003

    Houston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The bread appetizer was not tasty at all. Spaghetti my son ordered was bland. My special sea bass was good. The Emeril glass of Chardonnay was tasty ($19 a glass). Overall, we should have gone somewhere else, very so so food for $100. (One adult, one child). Would not return or recommend.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food & Service were outstanding!

  27. BF

    BobF

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    Too noisy, too little to choose from. In house menu differed from internet menu, which enticed us to dine at Meril.

  28. BW

    BethW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Everyone at the restaurant was super friendly and helpful. food was good and the atmosphere was really nice. would absolutely recommend to anyone!

  29. AD

    AngelleD

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time dining at Meril. It came highly recommend and since we were celebrating the 7th anniversary of my daughter and I’s business- we thought let’s drive to the city and give it a try…IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!! BEST CHICKEN AND WAFFLES EVER, AND THE BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS WERE THE CLINCHER!! We will be back!!! Angelle D. Gonzales, La.

  30. DM

    DonM

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal with awesome service!

  31. RD

    ReneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was well cooked and seasoned to perfection. Host and hostess were awesome. Loved the atmosphere. Visiting from Seguin, texas.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently great food and service

  33. TM

    TheModelCEO

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The wait staff were amazing! We loved every suggestion!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress really fun :) a bit loud but it’s okay

  35. KM

    KynaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, food, and drinks here are always consistently amazing!

  36. J

    Jennifer

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall our experience at Meril was positive. However, we found the portions to be miss-sized. What I mean is that our cauliflower side was the largest portion we received. Our pasta entrees were smaller and we would have needed to order more food without the side. The flavors were excellent so it did not disappoint there but when I order the Fettuccine Nero which includes crab and I get a few small pieces of crab meat, I start to wonder what I’m paying $30 for…

  37. CH

    CHris

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5

    Food was small proportioned, menu didn’t have much to select from. We had the blue crab pasta and there was hardly any meat in the pasta. Steak was pretty good I will say that. I come to New Orleans on the regular and I will say this will not be my first choice. Service was great tho

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience! Service and Food always delicious. Some dishes have very small portion sizes. If you are looking for a high energy brunch experience… This is your place!

  39. TG

    TonyG

    Shreveport

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1

    Food was good, service was excellent. Way too loud to converse, we had to shout in each other’s ear. Lastly, should there be twerking during Sunday brunch?

  40. HA

    HeatherA

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Great service. We would definitely go back and recommend it.

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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 4992 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.

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Booked 62 times today
Google Map for Meril

424 Girod St New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Magazine St and Tchoupitoulas St

  • Area

    Warehouse District

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Wed–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, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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