Meridian
Meridian

Meridian

  • 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: American, Contemporary 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Meridian reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (83)special occasion (78)fit for foodies (74)romantic (50)notable wine list (41)great for lunch (34)good for groups (26)great for outdoor dining (21)scenic view (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • RobertVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have never had a disappointing evening at Meridian.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Murph
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Really loved the food and drink, and the service was great, too. A great evening for my wife and I to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant is great for couples or groups and, while the restaurant had a good crowd, I don't remember hearing any conversation from other tables. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my Favorites.
    Lorenec3VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This neighborhood restaurant serves delicious food in a beautiful setting. On this visit we sat in the bar. It was busy but not noisy. I loved the dark wood and low lighting. I had the scallop appetizer and fall harvest ravioli. Both were outstanding. I dining area was full but surprising it was very quiet. This is one of my favorite places to eat in Indy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our first time at Meridian. A pleasant experience with great waiter. Considerate and helpful service and delicious food. Somewhat limited menu selection, nevertheless a good variety. Quiet and cozy setting. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonymous
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Ambiance was sophisticated and at the same time cozy and comfortable. Not too stuffy. Food was excellent. Bartender made a drink for me with ingredients I requested. Not a normal drink. He/she was obviously very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Indy4
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We were really looking forward to visiting The Meridian. Ambiance is really nice. Server was good except for description of the halibut. He said that it would be poached and indicated that it would be done throughout. It was nearly raw in the middle. Not a good experience although my steak was good. So good that I gave my wife half.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great evening!
    Cats
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My wife and I had heard about The Meridian but had never visited. This was our first time and we were pleased with the entire evening. The appetizers were outstanding. I enjoyed the Taste of Indiana and my wife completely raved about the Roasted Beet selection. Not only were the presented well but the combination of the flavors were choice. I must suggest the Roasted Corn Puree. Only one word fits, "Stunning"! Our entrees were a beef and a pork selection. The flavors of both were excellent. The only reason we did not give the above Food, 5 stars was because we thought the food could have been served warmer. It was served warm where we enjoy our food served hot. Once again just our preference. All in all, a great evening! We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caregivers2
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My menu choice was excellent! Favorite place for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    Kadeez14
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is the kind of place you hope to find but usually fall just short. Classy atmosphere, impeccable service, exceptional menu and wine list. Tip...the veal is amazing!!! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill
    Bill
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This restaurant was a wonderful surprise. The menu selections were outstanding, food prepared and presented beautifully, and the service was first class all the way. We would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Many Happy Returns
    celebrants
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I've been there many times and hope to return many more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Days in a Row
    HeleneMVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    After sampling my husband's Boar Bolognese at dinner at The Meridian we returned the next day for lunch so that I could have my own portion. Both meals were shared with two other couples so between us we sampled seven of the chef's specialities. All were beautifully presented, served the right temp and most importantly, just delicious, the very clean plates returned to the kitchen were evidence. The Donuts and Coffee dessert was a fun bit of sweetness to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for special occasions
    Indyguestfromdurhamnc
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Meridian. The waiter was very friendly and the service was good. The waiter seemed knowledgeable about items on the menu, however, when the items were brought to the table they were not prepared as he had told us they would be. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the food and wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My favorite Indy restaurant ! Creative menu, excellent ambiance, great (not hovering) service, and consistently delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, not spectacular.
    FishersFoodie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Arrived at Meridian and was promptly seated on the patio. Our waitress was attentive and helpful throughout the evening. The warm rolls were tasty, the smoked trout appetizer and smokey corn chowder were tremendous. The challenge came withour main courses; they arrived cool and relatively uninspired. This was also when the bugs arrived around the patio seating area; other patrons were chatting about it too. However, we tried to finish our evening on a high note and ordered the dessert of donuts and coffee. Happy to report it was a 5 star finish. The donuts arrived hot and fresh, the coffee dipping sauce was heavenly when generously spread on the hot fried puffs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sven
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We have been disappointed by our experiences at restaurants in Indianapolis. High prices. Forgettable meals and service. But that changed on our visit to Meridian. The evening was wonderful. I mentioned in the reservation that it was my wife's birthday. The waiter, Erica, acknowledged the birthday when we sat down. She was delightful. All three of us, my wife, 12-year-old son, and me, loved our meals. I'm not sure we've been to a restaurant in Indianapolis when all three of us were so happy with our meal(s).The bill was relatively high. But, I would gladly go to Meridian again and again and again. Thank you, Meridian, for restoring our faith in restaurants in Indianapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    ButlerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We visited The Meridian with out-of-town friends and were very happy with our total experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Mixed Bag
    food2luve
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I chose this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary with my wife. The ambiance was appropriate, the server was friendly. My wife loved her appetizer, but my appetizer was tasteless and bland. When it came to the main course, my wife's food was cold and very bland. My entrée tasted very good and was well worth the money. The dessert was acceptable but not special. Overall I would have expected this kind of cuisine and quality in a cheaper category of restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meridian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service, outstanding food. An Indianapolis gem of a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the patio dining - great!!!
    kathy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent experience. A very good server & cozy on patio w fire burning. Lovely evening. Thank you for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nanzjayhaz5051
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Awesome place for a lite supper at the bar, lunch or dinner. Friendly, helpful staff who put customers forts and a lovely atmosphere from laid back on the patio or in the bar or fine dining for a special occasion in the dining room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always special
    BasilVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have been a couple of times at Meridian now, and never disappointed. Recommend without hesitations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Colts Monday Night Football
    Eats
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The Colts backers were our in force at the Meridian. This made the noise level ramp up. The food was not as great as usual with the rolls tasting stale but the corn chowder still being up to par.Entrees-salmon,lamb and burger- were tasty but not fantastic. Maybe the big Colts crowd stressed the kitchen. Overall Meridian was still an above average dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...
    wannabechef
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    For our visit we split the quail appetizer, corn puree soup, and shared the filet and seafood special (a kind of deconstructed seafood boil). The food, particularly the quail and soup were incredible with complex flavors and appropriate portion size. For me the medium rare is "rare" so adjust...If there was any critique of Meridian it was in a couple of service items; while I checked in early they didn't let us know our table was ready while we were in the bar and while we split a few items they didn't divide the dishes prior to arriving table side. Small details, but for me would have moved Meridian to one of the top contemporary American "farm to table" experiences on the NE side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back
    Geo8VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our first visit to Meridian and all I can say is: "what took us so long"! Best pork chop I've ever had: Charred perfectly outside with the right amount dark (molasses?) glaze, perfect medium pink inside, and delicious all the way through. The smoked corn puree is a must-try. Our server Jenna was outstanding with great information. 'Love the idea of their seasonal menu. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb dining
    goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Unique and delicious menu items. Food presentation is excellent too. Service was quite good with our server giving us some good tips on the menu items. There is nothing ordinary on the menu and the various tastes and textures of the entrees make for an exciting dining experience. Wish they would bring back the panacotta however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a great night out. From a wonderful glass of Pinot Noir to the amazing S'mores brownie dessert. Both entrees were exceptional, my wife had the Filet and I had the Pork Chop. Hats off to Chef Dean. Service was wonderful as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodfriendsfantastic
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was just fair to good, nothing really exciting for foodies. No rolls served with salad……had to ask for them and received after finished salad. Very quiet as few patrons for lunch but it was Wed. and later. Loved the remodel of the old restaurant and having the restrooms on the main level.
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  • solid dining for foodies
    BoilerKurtVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Meridian offers unique spins on somewhat usual dishes. Their top-notch preparation and excellent delivery make it a favorite of ours for any special occassion. I can't imagine being disappointed here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We are huge fans of the Meridian! We always have the best service, and the food is always top notch. This visit was no different. Our server, Jonathon, was very attentive and knowledgable. The panzanella the chef was serving with another main dish sounded so wonderful, he was kind enough to change things around for me and put it with my amazing red snapper. They always go above and beyond for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caregivers2
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Best kept secret! My favorite place to meet for one on one business meetings. The wait staff understands that you are conducting business and does not constantly interrupt but attends to your needs. That is an art!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Business Lunches
    hard2please
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Been using the Meridian for casual business for some time. They never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They don't deviate from perfection!
    domchase
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We come here every few months or so. It is always incredible food and service. Another great attribute is that it is always extremely clean, including the bathrooms. My expectations are so high at this point that if anything wasn't perfect I would notice, but in 2 years they have yet to disappoint at even the slightest level. Our server this time was the best we've had; very attentive and knowledgeable about both the food and wine menu. We will continue to return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always up to par
    Eats
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Overall Meridian always gives interesting food with attentive service in beautiful surroundings. We had lamb roast, steak and crepe lasagna entrees..all well prepped. Only disappointment was our favorite dessert (butterscotch pudding) was replaced on the menu with something more outré.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice anniversary dinner
    customer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed a very nice anniversary dinner. I ordered the special (Grouper) which was delicious. My husband ordered the strip, which was HUGE, but a little too much grizzle. Nonetheless, everything was very nice. The server was excellent -- present, but not overbearing or pretentious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breezy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    After a less than stellar experience here several years ago, we were very pleasantly surprised this time. Food and service were very good, but you have to enjoy food that is not your basic "meat and potatoes" -- presentations are beautiful, but with somewhat unusual ingredients, but very tasty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Find
    Vgoral
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    While in for the weekend MotoGP races, I had the chance to dine at this wonderful place. It was easy to get in, had a beautiful dining room, and the food was fabulous. It ended with the best Tiramasu I have ever had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    New2Indy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Everything was excellent. Very nice ambiance and excellent service. Food that we ordered was very good. My only suggestion is to have at least one more vegetarian/vegan entry available or more of an ability to modify an entree to remove meat or cheese. Otherwise for what they offer, the restaurant is terrific.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    66motorsportVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Could have been better.... Items weren't prepared exactly as ordered... But still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JAYatJWIndyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    MERIDIAN is perfect for a patio lunch with friends, a quiet dinner for two, or a post-show drink or dessert in the bar. Some of my favorite menu items include: Beef Carpaccio, Brussels Sprout Chopped Salad, and the Gunthorp Farms Pork Chop. Also, don’t forget to try their signature dessert “Coffee and Donuts”, warm donuts served with cinnamon sugar and Chantilly malted coffee cream.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.