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  • Address:
    5694 North Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46208
    Downtown Indy
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Meridian Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://meridianonmeridian.com
  • Email: tdowning@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
Diner Reviews
  • "A jewel in a stunning setting, this restaurant was a fitting end to three nights of mediocre meals on our way back to Canada from Tucson, Arizona. The drive up Meridian, with graceful mansions lining both sides of the street, was beautiful. The craft Woodford Reserve Bourbon Sour made the 500 mile trip from Kansas City seem like a distant memory. I ordered a perfectly seared generous portion of Walleye with English Peas and sauteed ramps. My husband chose the lamb roast which was outstanding. Shared sides of Potato Gratin and Sweet and Sour Brussel Sprouts put the entire meal in the "spectacular" category. I would go back in a heartbeat and recommend The Meridian to everyone I know planning a trip to Indy."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Everything was great. Be sure to have specials that allow for diversity in the menu."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Our waiter was very professional and provided a 5 stars service. I definitely recommend Meridian for your special occasions."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Although we live out of town, I had driven by this restaurant and its predecessor for years and always wondered what it was like. Finally had the occasion to give it a try. My wife and I were blown away. Food was fantastic. The wait staff was knowledgeable and gave us insights into the history of the restaurant and the area. While certainly not inexpensive, I strongly recommend it for someone looking for a special experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I like the creative dishes that Meridian serves and the promptness of the wait staff. They make a great drink, sitting on the patio looking at the park was the right touch for a busy day. Try the Pork Chop, Steak or Scallops- all winners!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Been here a few times, this time was a total let down mostly service...... enough said"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I loved this spot! I had a business dinner and was a bit concerned about the far drive from the city. Once we arrived, I was so impressed by decor and ambiance of the restaurant. I'm a foodie and was impressed by the eclectic menu. I love the beets and the carrot cake was decadent."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Although considered "pricey" by Indianapolis standards it was was well worth every dollar. We had a delectable meal. I most appreciated the portion size--- healthy portions in what I call "California-sized" servings. Other restaurants serve way too much. I had the most perfect martini I've ever had. The atmosphere of the dining room was cozy, romantic and quiet. No noisey chattering by other diners or clanging kitchen noises---we could actually talk to each other without yelling. Thank you Meridian for this historic dining experience surrounding the preserved remains of the original log house built in the 1880's!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I was meeting a former colleague for a "catch up" conversation and lunch. I asked for a quiet place. We were offered a table in the lounge (only one other person there) or the main dining room (very busy and full). We chose the lounge. Good service, good food. It was as if we had the place to ourselves. Thank you, Meridian."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The corn chowder is AMAZING. Food is excellent and portions are more than enough. Great experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. We had the mussel appetizer in the lime coconut broth as an appetizer and it was delicious. The lamb roast was excellent. The waiter was very helpful and attentive. We had a wonderful evening. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Excellent flavors and attentive service, as always. Great atmosphere for business, a meal with friends or someone special who appreciates extraordinary food. Recommend reservations."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places for lunch or dinner...usually business occasions, but love it personally, too. The menu covers a lot of unique items and we're always treated very well. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We went for lunch for the first time and we were pleasantly surprised at the food, ambiance and charm of the establishment. The waiters and waitresses were very helpful and the food was served in a timely manner. The food itself was exquisitely prepared and the portions were large enough to be filling but left plenty of room for the luscious dessert and coffee after the dinner fare. I would highly recommend it to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner in a quiet setting prior to attending a musical performance at Clowes Hall. It was a perfect location for a dinner close to Clowes."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Three old friends got together for a once every couple year dinner. Everything was wonderful. The drinks, food and service were all outstanding! (The duck dish was fabulous.) I can hardly wait to return."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "AMAZING FOOD!!! Staff was the nicest and most attentive from any place we have ever dined. Will definitely return and highly recommend to others to try."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It was a nice place for a romantic dinner. I celebrate my birthday there with my husband an a good friend that was in town visiting. The food was really nice."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Meridian is a step ( or many steps !) above the usual fare in Indy. Every thing about it gives one the feeling that you are truly dining out ! We love it for lunch - not too hard on the pocket book, and the wait staff is pretty attentive. Love the fish taco - lots to eat and served beautifully. The Cobb salads are a big disappointment - not much on top of wilting lettuce. Also, was served without dressing. But, we will return again and again, for it is truly a special place in Indianapolis."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I've eaten here for dinner and loved it. This was the first time I had lunch and it was delightful. The menu had a nice variety; my sandwich was amazing; I will enjoy Meridian for lunches as well as dinner."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "All 4 in our group really enjoyed the food. Even for a vegetarian there were plenty of options. Waitress was great and we were able to have a nice conversation and not feel rushed. Will go back soon."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Liked much about the restaurant, expect the price. We enjoy fine dining, and expect to pay a premium for this. However, we did not see a fair cost/benefit ratio at this place."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Dinner with friends on Saturday. Very good food, service and atmosphere"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Had a terrific lunch with an olkd schoolmate. Our server, Molly, knew just how to serve well without interrupting the flow of a long-deferred conversation. Couldn't have been better."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "If Meridian didn't have such a lovely atmosphere, then there wouldn't be much reason to go. The lunch menu was completely ordinary. I have eaten there probably six times and have the same experience each time. Excellent atmosphere, good service and no-hum food. Having heard there is a new chef, I was so hopeful, but no chef and no change in experience. There are too many excellent restaurants to let someone talk me into going again."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "My wife and I stopped in before heading to Clowes on the Butler campus to see Laura Bush. We were impressed with the variety of dishes offered, the quality and ambiance of the restaurant. Phillip provided superb service. I appreciated the hostess accepting the coat check. Will definitely revisit this establishment when needing a restaurant in this neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The food was great and the service was very good. I have nothing negative to say about the dining experience. However, when we arrived to the restaurant the parking lot was completely full (on a Monday). When I took the car to valet, the young man was very honest and said he wasn't good at driving a manual transmission car. (I chose not to let him practice on my car) He offered us directions to street parking about 200 yards away and across the street. I find it very hard to believe that a fine dining restaurant doesn't have someone competent in driving different types of vehicles as their valet. It didn't ruin an overall great experience, but it certainly didn't start off that way."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "If you want to take your wife or someone special out to a unique restaurant in a setting that's not chainlike, this is a great place to go. You'll enjoy linen table cloth dining in a house turned restaurant located in a beautiful Meridian Street neighborhood. The menu is not huge, but it's all good and the service is top notch. Try it....you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "When in Indy we love to go to Meridian. The food is superb, wait staff attentive, great value for the money!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Everything was very good. Meridian is always well executed. If you only try one thing, try the smoked corn bisque. It will blow your mind. All around great restaurant with good service."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I was in town for business and my client suggested this place. What a great find!! Probably the best restaurant I have eaten at while on the road in any city. Rivals my home town favorites. Amazing food combinations, outstanding flavors, fresh local foods, the chef is simply brilliant. Wish I was coming back to Indy soon so I could eat here again. An absolute must!!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We went for lunch to celebrate Valentine's Day on Feb. 15th. We were blown away by how good the food was! It was a limited menu since it was lunch, but there were plenty of choices to choose from. The service was excellent and the arrival of the food was paced well so that we did not feel rushed at all and could enjoy our time. Definitely worth a special occaision visit! Really enjoyed it!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great restaurant for a special dinner. We were in town from Chicago celebrating our son's recent promotion & had a lovely time!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Beautiful neighborhood and restaurant ambience. Food is good, sometimes excellent but usual for comparably priced Dining rooms. Waiters efficient but somehow seem a little aloof for the north side clients who are accustomed to more casual presentations. Menu still carries some items listed on the restaurants first menu. A few classic dishes could be added -- fresh oysters, rabbit dishes, Guinea hen, veal liver, whole fish, Bronzino -- just a little more variety. Definitely recommended for a special night out."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We went to Meridian on Valentine's Day and was told there was a special Valentine's Day menu. At first, we were disappointed to find out we would not be able to order from the standard menu; however, the VDay menu was absolutely outstanding. All four courses were some of the best food we had every tasted. My wife and I would highly recommend the Meridian and will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place had a homey feeling and outstanding food. It was nice for a special occasion (birthday) and service was great the whole night. Portions were a little small but wine list made up for it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and everything were fantastic. I can not say one bad thing about the restaurant. You may look at the menu and think it's not for you, but you will be pleasantly surprised. The bar menu is fantastic as well. The only drawback I can think of is that the Valentine's menu may have had the price jacked up a bit, but it was romantic and the food couldn't have been better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Pricy but worth it! Great food. Great service. Pricy but worth it! Great food. Great service. Pricy but worth it! Great food. Great service. Pricy but worth it! Great food. Great service. Pricy but worth it!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The dinners we selected were delicious. Compliments to the chef. The waitress was absent most of the night. She did not offer any suggestions for drinks when I asked. So I settled on a glass of water. She didn't ask if we had any questions about the menu, nor did she ask how our soup and salads tasted. As for the main course - the food was very good. But, the waitress nor the chef would know that since she didn't check on us after the salad and soup appeared. Someone else served the main entrees. She gave us the check and that was it. Not even a have a good night or a thank you. Very disappointing night. With the prices of the meals, the service should match. We would not recommend nor go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I had the schnitzel. It was very good although the french green beans that came with it were not. Some were cooked very well others were raw. My girl friend had the boar pasta dish and the pasta was under cooked and certain parts were even crunchy. Over all we will not be returning. Over all the guy on boiling water needs to get fired."
    Dined on 2/9/2014