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

Meridian

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://meridianonmeridian.com/
  • Phone: 3174661111x
  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Meridian reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (93)special occasion (83)fit for foodies (76)romantic (69)great for outdoor dining (41)notable wine list (41)great for lunch (35)good for groups (22)scenic view (14)great for brunch (8)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Always consistent and never disappoints. Great place for business because it is easy to hear and be heard.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and friendly staff
    IndysharkVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This was our first time here. We enjoyed the restaurant, but the service was a little lacking. We had a reservation, but it wasn't needed on a Sunday night because the restaurant was not busy. When we arrived, we had to wait for a little while because no one was at the front desk. We were note provided a wine list when we were seated. Despite having a full bar, we were not offered a drink. We ordered a bottle of wine but when I had a question about another bottle, the waiter did not know the answer or offer to find out. When we ordered, the waiter forgot our appetizer. He ended up providing a free dessert. The food was very good, but the staff just needs more training. With a little more training, this could be a great place!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite place
    CarmelDiners2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Whether for lunch or dinner, we always enjoy The Meridian. The service is always so friendly and very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meridian Restaurant
    Joseph
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful & delicious!
    Out2din
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Katesmom
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Meridian is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that is beautifully decorated, has excellent food and outstanding service-every time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet dining, local atmosphere
    SavemeSF
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Restaurant in Indy
    divemama
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Sat outside, and it was lovely. Everything one wants in a fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    Nice
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Restaurant
    IndyDiner
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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" !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great food and service. A little pricy but will return happiy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al Fresco Dining
    NicaVIP
    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...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    Beary
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great restaurant for a nice night out! Great for date or relaxing evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a quality find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The price was definitely worthwhile for the fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Pick
    BCPAPRMRpro
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Anytime you're looking for a place to have a nice business lunch dining experience that's comfortable; this is the place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a treat!
    BCCMVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Meridian is always a winner. Great menu. Great ambiance. Always good service. Just a winner all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant yet comfortable
    flamingofanVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    kilgoVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Ambience and service were outstanding. Food left much to be desired, especially at the higher price range.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meridian Is Prime
    Pepper
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.