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Meril, New Orleans, LA
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Meril

4.7
4.7
4923 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 108 times today

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  • 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

    Gluten-free Options

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What 4,923 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Hot Spot

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Contemporary American

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Most Booked

  • New Orleans

    Hot Spot

  • New Orleans

    Contemporary American

  • New Orleans

    Most Booked

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  1. DC

    DavidC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and loved the special Lushie Lemon Drop drink

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Service was great but food was just par for the course. Their early bird specials on drinks and food were very good value though. I had a cheeseburger but didn’t come with fries.

  3. s

    swalshee

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    bartender wasn’t amazing but our server, justin, was fantastic!

  4. CD

    ChrisD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service, fun and interesting menu options. Really good atmosphere. Very attentive servers.

  5. HH

    HHall

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for an anniversary dinner.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance is nice. The food was great and so was our server. If you don't want to know what goes on in the kitchen do not sit at the chefs counter. Majority of the cooks are not wearing gloves. Noone washed their hands the entire time we sat here. They were playing with their phones then went back to touching the food (gross)! The chef calling out all the orders. Was eating (gushers), drinking and touching the food. Overall a great experience but they really should work on hand sanitation

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service and music was great! Definitely recommend brunch on Sundays w/ DJ Arie Spins

  8. SJ

    SydnieJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful!

  9. p

    perrogrande

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family loves all of Emeril's restaurants and this was our first visit to Meril. We enjoyed a mix of the standard menu and Sunday brunch offerings. Outstanding brunch drink options for both the 'bottomless' mimosa and a delightfully crisp and refreshing-in-NOLA-humidity mango frozen drink. For entrees we loved the brunch chicken and waffles (a light taste of crystal hot sauce in the syrup?? BAM!), the chicken sandwich (amazing pickles!) and the steak frites off the main menu. Amazing all the way around. We didn't leave room for dessert but I recommend you do as the options were super-tempting. The restaurant has great ambiance, family friendly especially for brunch, and absolutely will be a place I return to when visiting NOLA. Enjoy!

  10. C

    Cgmd

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Loud Good food

  11. KS

    KristeferS

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always love eating at Meril. Kenyatta was our waiter and he was so kind and attentive. I very much appreciated his calm demeanor. The food was delicious and loved being able to try many different things. Marcus also stopped by to say hello, which was a treat. Thanks for the lovely experience.

  12. J

    Jeri

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was sub par

  13. MP

    MarPar

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience. Great for getting together with friends. Noise level very good for being able to talk.

  14. CG

    ColbyG

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great place to celebrate. Loud, boisterous and fun. They will bring a sparkler over with cotton candy for special occasion.

  15. TS

    TimS

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Disappointed. We ate a fabulous dinner here 20 years ago. We were drawn back for that reason. Menu items this time were not up to snuff. Service was good as expected. No complaints as a matter of fact we arrived early and were seated near the bar. Enjoyed the Emeril Chardonnay.

  16. RA

    RachaelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the second of Emeril's restaurant that we have visited, and the meal was fantastic, we had eaten dinner at Commander's Palace the night before, so having two phenomenal meals in a row is a great excuse to come back again to NOLA.

  17. DM

    DanM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lunch here was outstanding. I would recommend the Tuna wraps as an appetizer and the Korean BBQ ribs. Staff was attentive, but not pushy. If you like Emeril's you will feel right at home here.

  18. LT

    LauraT

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Lunch after Van Gogh exhibit- everyone loved their food - mine was the Gnudi Pasta - it was OK. Love the atmosphere and wait staff was very attentive!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great hangout vibe mixed with culinary experience.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I took my wife to Meril’s for her birthday and was surprised by the atmosphere. The vibe was everything we were looking for good food, music and good drinks.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Last night after Jazz festival, it was a perfect ending to a great week. The dinner/experience couldn’t have been better

  22. BC

    BirthdayCelebration

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The service personnel were excellent proving a high level of attention to our table. The noise level was loud which made our dining experience less than desirable. The food was good, however the flavor and seasoning is not what I expected from this restaurant and chef. The food came across as rather bland.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The service was horrible. Lots of blame on the kitchen being overwhelmed with crowds due to Jazzfest but the reality is that they couldn’t even get the basics right. There were no less than 7 waiters standing around for food to come out and yet we had to ask numerous times to just get water glasses filled. We waited more than an hour for food while others that were seated after us received quicker service. When we did receive the food, only a part of our order came and it was wrong. I know restaurants have bad nights but this one was especially bad. There are far better choices.

  24. TF

    TrichelleF

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We spent Mothers Day at Merils. It was my first time there, and I loved it cant wait to return. Our waitress (sorry cant remember her name) but she was wonderful, very attentive, patiently answered all of our questions, and even charged my sons Ipad for him. To her I thank you so much for your help.

  25. B

    Bettany

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time visiting and we will be back. The service and food was top tier. We had the Chicken and Waffles with garlic honey sauce, the deviled eggs and the Strawberry Opera cake. All were amazing and we recommend. Cost for items were also relatively affordable.

  26. MB

    MisterB

    Atlanta

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loved the food and ambiance. Burgers, chicken and flat breads were terrific

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    College graduation

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Great ambiance and scenery but food was not up to par

  29. AH

    ArtH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and so was the service team. We were a large group and the team provided stellar experience- highly recommended!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved Merrill’s. Great food, beverages, and service.

  31. AJ

    AlexJ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food is amazing and the service doesn’t disappoint at all. Good atmosphere and good location downtown.

  32. L

    Lauralei805

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    Disappointing! We could have had the same food of better quality at a diner for a third of the cost. The ambiance was uncomfortably loud and edgy. The service was good but harried. It was a sad way to start our vacation in New Orleans.

  33. SN

    StaceyfromNewOrleans

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrate all of our special moments at Merils! The bartenders Dave and Damon are incredible, as are all of the service staff. Marcus, the manager, knows how to make his customers feel special, and goes the extra mile! Great job Merils!

  34. B

    Bdubs

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Very disjointed menu. Restaurant is very noisy. Service was not very attentive. They bait and switched me on a $60 bottle of wine that was listed as being a good vintage but was actually from 2 years later (which was the worst vintage of recent memory). I would not expect that from an Emeril owned restaurant.

  35. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From when we first walked in, we were greeted with a warm smile and greeting. The staff was warm and very informative. My water glass was never empty & the food was AMAZING! Oh the food!! I can not praise the food enough, do yourself a favor.... order the cornbread pineapple upside down cake and the key lime crème Brule!

  36. g

    gabinator

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place. Tasty food. Excellent old fashions with their house made syrup. Loved it!

  37. AR

    AngelaR

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meril is my go-to restaurant when I have visitors in town. Their whole staff is fabulous, and food is off the charts. Their specialty drinks are perfection. My favorite is the Congo Square Punch. There are several mouth-watering small and large dishes offered that are crazy good from the pineapple upside down cornbread with the bacon marmalade to the smoked gulf fish dip with homemade saltines. Their desserts are to die for. We had Keylime creme brulee, chocolate chip skillet cookie with salted caramel ice cream, and the bananas foster pie. Seriously, Meril is a restaurant that you can go to after work, they have a great happy hour drink and food menu, for date night, or with a large group.

  38. L

    Livinct

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent as usual. Our waitron, name began with a K, was a sweetheart. Of all things I ordered chicken! Was amazing.

  39. LM

    LornaM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Epic, as always!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining experience. Would definitely dine there again.

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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 4923 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 108 times today

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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

    Gluten-free Options

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