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Meridian
Meridian
  • Address:
    5694 North Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46208
    Neighborhood:
    Broad Ripple / Meridian - Kessler
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Meridian Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://meridianonmeridian.com
  • Phone: (317) 466-1111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm : Sunday 4:00pm- 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Dean Sample
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In-Home Fine Dining
    Your private chef and service staff will be onsite at the location of your choosing to accommodate all your needs.
    Book an intimate dinner in the Meridian’s private, upstairs hideaway. For parties of 20 or fewer,
    Enjoy your next private breakfast, lunch, or brunch, with your friends and relatives at the Meridian. We will happily offer our restaurant to you during the hours of 11am & 3pm, on Saturdays and Sundays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westfield
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: and Valet .
A word from Meridian
Meridian Restaurant and Bar is located in the Meridian Street Historic District on the north side of Indianapolis. Meridian is a fine dining establishment serving innovative American cuisine. The menu incorporates regional American and international flavors sure to please any palate. The menu offers a selection of natural beef, fresh fish, lamb, pork, chicken, and pastas. The excellent wine list is a perfect companion for the menu, and we offer a full selection of cocktails and beer as well. The intimate setting and professional staff provide one of the most unique dining experiences in Indianapolis. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The restaurant has great ambience and we have previously enjoyed the food but this visit was not good. The waitress asked for our drink orders but we had not received a wine or drink list so I had to ask for one. The appetizers were great but the entrees were not good. The filet was so overdone it was like leather and the chicken dish was very dry. We left over half of both dishes but nothing was addressed."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and beautifully presented. And the atmosphere is lovely, intimate, cozy. I've been to Meridian twice in the last month and I'll definitely return. I hope there will be some new choices for the fall/winter menu....just for the sake of seeing what the chef can do."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We love coming to the Meridian because the menu changes every season an everything is prepared and presented like a work of art. Some say we eat with eyes first. If that's true... You'll love Meridian. The scallop appy was fantastic! My only complaint was the spiders should be cleaed off the dining area outside!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My daughter and I had a wonderful time last Saturday.. The food and service was wonderful. We dined on the patio and the ambience was above and beyond expectations. Our server was so informative and friendly. We will be back"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Meridian is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that is beautifully decorated, has excellent food and outstanding service-every time!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Chef is quite imaginative. Great seasonal menu based on locally available meats and vegetables. Jonathan brought his San Francisco service skills, charm and level of attentiveness back to Indiana for a level of table service that is actually exceptional for Indiana. Bar service was also excellen and the hostess worked with us to be able to eat outside with only a short detour to the bar (:>). Inside is nice, decor is charmingly rustic but a bit dark. Sit outside if there is a table open. Definitely have dinner here."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Sat outside, and it was lovely. Everything one wants in a fine dining restaurant."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We went to Meridian to celebrate on a Tuesday night, so it wasn't too busy. Cocktails in the bar were delicious, (martini and wet garden) the bartender was particularly generous with the vodka. Our waiter in the dining room, Barry, was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. The duck was not amazing, a little chewy and not high on flavor, but it is particularly challenging to find a cooperative duck willing to be both tender and flavorful. It paled in comparison to the shrimp and pork belly which was a truly outstanding dish. The carpaccio was probably good, but the effects of the vodka were in control at that point...It was well presented with lovely sauces and the pickled red onions on top were a delicious touch."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Top notch service. Inventive selections in all menu categories. Each item served was presented beautifully and tasted even better. Great flavor, unusual seasonings - all worked together. Portion sizes not skimpy. A real treat to escape from "chain restaurant" fare."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Meridian has done such a beautiful job of maintaining an old neighborhood historic gem. The food, service and ambiance is wonderful and the location along the historic canal & Meridian St is so "INDY" !!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food and service. A little pricy but will return happiy."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "One of the loveliest patios in the city, quiet and scenic and food delicious! A few more affordable "bar type" food entrees would be good...for those of us who are lighter eaters..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great restaurant for a nice night out! Great for date or relaxing evening with friends."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The price was definitely worthwhile for the fine dining experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Anytime you're looking for a place to have a nice business lunch dining experience that's comfortable; this is the place."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Meridian is always a winner. Great menu. Great ambiance. Always good service. Just a winner all around."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This remodeled space pays homage to the historic building. But old school stops there. The menu is inventive and relies on local produce. The prices are a bit higher than a regular lunch schedule but lovely for special occasions. I want to find an evening to enjoy the outdoor space and a winter evening to enjoy a glass of wine in the bar. We were delightfully surprised with the chef's special dessert at the end of our meal. We were celebrating a retirement of a very special person."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Ambience and service were outstanding. Food left much to be desired, especially at the higher price range."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Meridian is always our special place to dine when my sister from Nashville, TN, comes for a visit. She is a world traveler and finds The Meridian a very satisfying experience, equal to any dining anywhere in quality of food, service, and ambience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My son told me about Meridian and made the reservation through Open Table. To my surprise the whole electronic thing worked flawlessly! Everyone loved the food, the atmosphere, and we ran in to old friends that felt the same way. Our guests were impressed with Meridian and plan to return. Great evening!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant...the food was delicious and the services impeccable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My out of town guest really likes MERIDIAN and will likely use it for his subsequent meetings and visits to Indy. Thanks for always doing such a great job."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Meridian has the right mix of formal and casual. We had a new waiter named Barry who was really on his toes. He took care of every need without hovering. Going back next week."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The lamb was great, as well as the service. The staff was very informative and new a lot about the history. I specifically like that the menu is seasonal. I'll definitely come back again"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Meridian is always great in terms of service, food quality, menu and ambience. It is a great place for a business or couples lunch!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great place to celebrate Father's Day. Food never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "WOW! Corn puree soup is a winner. Main course was trout that was cooked to perfection and full of flavor. Hubbie had crepe lasagne that was delicious. Desserts were yummy and shared . A key lime and a s'more flavored treat. Wait staff had perfect timing and not annoying. Very professional. The atmosphere was relaxing, calming and so comfortable. Opposite experience of Recess on all fronts. The portions were wonderful...not too small not too large. Only wish the wine prices were a little more palatable. Why does every restaurant wish to charge 3x's+ the price?? Would they not sell more wine if the bottles weren't $40-$50 for the lowest price option plus tax plus tip? I wish we would have known about half price Wednesdays."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We had an outstanding meal Iand the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great service as always, great recommendations by staff. Always a favorite of ours!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "On a beautiful June evening we dined on the terraced patio of The Meridian Restaurant. The outdoor dining area is surrounded by tall trees and a lovely park to the north, protecting it from most of the noise one might hear from the street. Two of us ordered the Brussel Salad - a delicious slaw of brussel sprouts, shaved apple, golden raisins, and manchego cheese. The other two ordered the refreshing watermelon salad. They also loved the refreshing taste of this salad. Our entrees included the braised pork shoulder in a corn pudding sauce, and the pan seared trout. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. We finished the meal with the Fudge Smores Brownie - an outstandingly delicious dessert. All in all a very memorable evening!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went there on a Friday night with wife. Sat outside on a beautiful night. Waitress (Sarah) was amazing - one of the best servers we have experienced - anywhere. Food was good and love the fact it is local and hormone free. Wife ordered the Halibut and I ordered the Filet. We were happy with both. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Everything that came out of the kitchen was outstanding; no exceptions. All contact with service staff was genuinely friendly,courteous, and professional. We were treated as welcome guests, not simply a paying customer. Food was creative and prepared with unusual consistency."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "A handful of the items on the menu are enhanced by natural smoke, a great example being the corn chowder soup which is a signature item. The service was impeccable as was the wine list. The menu offers a wide variety of dishes all prepared and presented perfectly. It was our first time at the Meridian. The restaurant comes highly recommended and did not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We dined at Meridian to celebrate our anniversary, and we were not alone as the two tables next to us were also celebrating an anniversary. The service and food were wonderful. We are already talking about going back because there are so many menu items we want to try!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I have been there several times and ususually for a lunch meeting. It is very enjoyable and good food. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Talented chef focussed on perfect execution, excellent quality ingredients, simple yet dynamic flavours. Impeccable service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I have dined at the restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. This time, with guests in from out of town, we were. The service was very slow - to the point where wine could not be served with the meal - Off night for restaurant - possibly due to holiday? Hardly anyone in restaurant, so the delay in service could not have been because of many diners."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I loved the Caesar salad with parmesan crisp, but was a little disappointed that the table next to us got a parmesan crisp that was almost twice as big as mine. The Alaskan Halibut was perfect and the accompaniments were well-suited and while unique, not so far out as to be just weird. We didn't order dessert, mostly because the fantastic chocolate dessert I had there twice before is no longer on the menu. The service was very good. I found it strange that there was a fire going on such a warm night, and had to ask not to be seated right next to it. I would definitely go back. I think this was my third or fourth visit."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Visited The Meridian for date night and glad we did! The food was amazing. My husband had the New York Strip and I had the Sea Scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection with blends of unexpected yet fantastic flavor combinations! The crowd is a bit older, but we were able to get a lovely seat outside by the fireplace which added to our overall experience. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We only visit Indianapolis once a year, and Meridian is ALWAYS on our dining list. It never disappoints and our waiter, Jonathan, makes the experience even more special ... Thank you! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014